“The more Thy glories strike mine eyes
The humbler I shall lie;
Thus, while I sink, my joys shall rise
I wish I had thought before I spoke a MILLION times in my life… O.K. maybe not that much. But, you get the dramatized version of the point.
More often than not, you will not say what you just thought about saying, because you run it over enough times in your mind that it doesn’t sound as good as you thought it would… personal experience.
So, with that in mind,
“The Story is about the son of King Louis XVI of
France. King Louis had been taken from his throne and imprisoned.
His young son, the prince, was taken by those who dethroned the king.
They thought that inasmuch as the king’s son was heir to the
throne, if they could destroy him morally, he would never realize
the great and grand destiny that life had bestowed upon him.
They took him to a community far away, and there they exposed the
lad to every filthy and vile thing that life could offer. They
exposed him to foods the richness of which would quickly make him a
slave to appetite. They used vile language around him constantly.
They exposed him to lewd and lusting women. They exposed him to
dishonor and distrust. He was surrounded 24 hours a day by
everything that could drag the soul of a man as low as one could
For over six months he had this treatment—but not once did the
young lad buckle under pressure. Finally, after intensive
temptation, they questioned him. Why had he not submitted himself to
these things—why had he not partaken? These things would provide
pleasure, satisfy his lusts, and were desirable; they were all his.
The boy only replied, “I cannot do what you ask for I was born to be a king.”
This story is so rare, and rich, that I am hyperventilating. Where have all the REAL men gone? A man like this cannot be bought for all the world has to offer. – M. Renata
“The most ravishing pleasures, the most solid and substantial delights that human nature is capable of, are those which arise from the endearments of a well-placed and successful affection.
And when the pleasures of a “well-placed” affection are unsurpassed, it’s excellency is revealed. For the excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love.
Without doubt, for human beings the affection of love is “well-placed” when placed in God.”
– John Piper (ThePleasuresOfGod)
“In Paris, one is always reminded of being a foreigner. If you park your car wrong, it is not the fact that it’s on the sidewalk that matters, but the fact that you speak with an accent.” – Roman Polanski
“In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language”- Mark Twain
– Renata M. Hudelson
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Unknown
“It astounds me, given the overwhelming use of psalms as central to gathered worship in the first four centuries, the absolute importance given to psalmody for the first two centuries of the post-Reformation Reformed churches, and the fact that the Book of Psalms is the only hymn book which can claim to be universal in its acceptance by the whole of Christendom and utterly inspired in all of its statements – it astounds me, I say, that so few psalms are sung in our worship services today. Moreover, often nothing seems to earn the scorn and derision of others more than the suggestion that more psalms should be sung in worship. Indeed, the last few years have seen a number of writers strike out against exclusive psalmody. Given that life is too short to engage in pointless polemics, I am left wondering which parallel universe these guys come from, where the…
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Definitions of mean, cruel English nick-names that I found on Merriam-WebsterOnline. Aren’t they just lovely?
Cockalorum: a boastful and self-important person
Lickspittle: a fawning subordinate
Smellfungus: a fault-finding person
Ninnyhammer: a wimp, sissy, ninny
Milksop: a wimpy man
Pettifogger: a dishonest lawyer
Mooncalf: a naive, foolish person
Dodgy: false or dishonest; causing a lack of trust or confidence
Shirty: angry; irritated
Chuffed: quite pleased; delighted
Stroppy: touchy; belligerent
Dogsbody: one who is obliged to do menial work; a drudge
Shambolic: obviously disorganized or confused
Wonky: awry; wrong
Hard Cheese: tough luck (often used interjectionally)
Prat: a stupid or foolish person
Twee: affectedly or excessively dainty, delicate, cute, or quaint
Knackered: tired, exhausted
Jiggery-pokery: dishonest or suspicious activity; nonsense
Plonk: cheap or inferior wine
Chunter: to talk in a low inarticulate way: mutter
Whinge: to complain fretfully: whine
Boffin: a scientific expert and especially one involved in technological research
Pukka: genuine, authentic; first-class
Gormless:lacking intelligence; stupid
Now I better not hear complains of siblings being tortured with these cruel names. Or I will come and use them on you. Understood?