Loneliness

"Many a time of an evening, when I sat alone looking at the fire, I thought, after all, there was no fire like the forge fire and the kitchen fire at home."

- Pip thinking to himself, from Charles Dickens's Great Expectations, Ch XXXIV.

Nevers

Recently, the worthy Dan Dumas started off a list of tweets on things a person of character should never do. It started with this and went from there. I thought it worth remembering.


1. Never send a nasty email.
2. Never post a snarky tweet.
3. Never write a harsh blog post.
4. Never leave an ugly voicemail.
5. Never mock the under privileged.
6. Never use racial slurs.
7. Never win a battle and lose the war.
8. Never judge a book by its cover.
9. Never spread gossip.
10. Never panic. 

A Question Worth Asking

Question 1. What is thy only comfort in life and death?

Answer: That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him. 

- Question 1 of The Heidelberg Catechism