4.01.2006

quotes

"Our own world...is only a shadow or copy of something in [His] real world"

"C.S. Lewis paints a beautiful picture of heaven in the final book, The Last Battle.
"There was a railway accident", said Aslan softly. "Your father and mother and all of you are, as you used to call it in the Shadow-lands, dead. The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning."
And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All thier life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page. Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which on one on earth has read; which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before."
"I have come home at last! This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now. The reason why we loved the old Narnia is that it sometimes looked a little like this." ~Randy Alcorn, In Light of Eternity

"I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same." ~ C. S. Lewis

"I'm standing on the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She's an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and the sky come down to mingle with each other. And then I hear someone at my side saying, "There, she's gone."
Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side. And just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminshed size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says "There, she is gone" there are other eyes watching her coming, and there are other voices ready to take up the glad shout "Here she comes!" ~19th century clergyman Henry Van Dyke {on death}

"It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this one". ~Lewis

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((this is completely seperate. nothing to do with eternity...my bro and dad just came home from paintballing. i've never been. not because i've never wanted to, but because either i don't have time or it's guys only. considering what a mess my guys are now, it looks like alot of fun. jos says i'd love it. so i should have a girls only paintball trip. any of ya'll up for it?))

17 comments:

Yoda said...

A post very good, that was.

Elizabeth said...

i'll come!i am just a few hundred dollars away and i'll need notice, no spontaneous paint-ball trips please!

i'd like a picture to hop into right about now.....

Brittany said...

I will not come:=)! There was a deluge paintballing trip once but I said no.

Delian said...

I love the CS Lewis quotes!!! ANd also the story at the end (i've already forgotten who it was by, lol). But yeah, what a great picture!!

Oh I will come paintballing!!! I seriously have the same dilema!! however, my bro said tho that he wouldn't hit me if we played paintball (which baffled me since he's my bro and very competetive) but I guess that may be why there's so many 'guy' only paintballing trips. So heck yes I call a girl only paintballing trip!!!!

als said...

wow... you have a nice brother... mine would pummel me if i ever went, which wouldn't stop me! haha!-- we are just a bit competitive!!

amazed said...

I think it's more fun to play with both guys and girls. The guys here let me play but also b/c other girls play.

als said...

so when are we thinking... like friday?

Brittany said...

You know how practical I am:=) I don't want to come home covered in bruises.

damaris said...

HA. britt i love you...the bruises are your glory badges...no pain no gain, ya know? hahahahahaha.

my bro would have a blast destroying me. and i would have equal fun in attempting to pumell him. i know girls that go with thier church freinds and get bruised but don't care. so i dont think it's too rough for girls or anything. (but i'm sure guys are probably more rough wihout girls)

Delian said...

hahaha... bro would hate losing... but like all the guys here I don't think are comfortable with hitting me (girls) with paintballs (from a gun), I don't know... I'll have to take a vote or something this sunday, haha.

So wait... when are you doing this paintball thing so I can hitch a ride with some airplane and come down?!?!

Brittany said...

I wonder about the guys at church. They must pummel the girls if they all come home with bruises.

Lauren said...

The guys are nice for the most part. Although, one of them (I won't say who) shot me in the...ahem..."hindquarters" last time I went paint balling. He said, "I didn't know who it was. I just saw someone move so I shot at them." Thanks a lot buddy. No guessing who it is please Britt. haha. And is anyone knows who it was, keep it on the down-low. = ) Anyway, yeah, that was the first and last time I went paint balling.

By the way, hi everyone! How are you all doing???? I miss you tons!

lauren said...

i meant to say "and if" not "and is"

Elizabeth said...

hahaha! i think i know! muahahaha! can we guess please?

Elizabeth said...

hey lauren!

you are so adorable! we have to book a chat online one of these days....

dami said...

hey lauren! miss ya. wont be there at deluge...but maybe at the good friday drama? not sure...



how's work? muahaha...

Anonymous said...

YOU GUYS ARE IDIOTS