Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap

When God hears our prayers, he explodes into action. – John Piper

It is hard to take the role of a servant in a world of power. – John Piper

The unplanned, inefficient detours of our lives are planned by God. God’s ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8–9). They are frequently bewildering to us, but they are always better because God is orchestrating far more than we see or know in every unexpected event and delay. – John Piper

There are only two days on my calendar: today and that day. – Martin Luther

Setbacks and stressors are bridges to be crossed to our goals... not barricades to keep us from them. – Stephen Pierce

The great obstacle to seeking the Lord is pride. – John Piper 
"In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him." – Psalm 10:4.

He is the rich man who has no wants, and requires no more. Contentment is one of the rarest graces. – J.C. Ryle

That sin will never stand firm which is heartily prayed against. – J. C. Ryle

When joy and prayer are married their first born child is gratitude. – Charles Spurgeon

Jesus Christ, God's inexpressible gift to you this Thanksgiving season. – John Piper

Shall man be proud after God has been humble? – Richard Sibbes

If we are able to humble ourselves before God, we will be humble before men as well. – John Frame

Christians are people who move toward need and truth and justice, not toward comfort and security. – John Piper

A proud faith is as much a contradiction as a humble devil. – Stephen Charnock

The gospel of Jesus cuts the nerve of hatred and anger and the bent of being a blaming person. – John Piper

Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer. – John Bunyan

A principle in the story of redemption: God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things in the lives of others. – Paul Tripp

Let the man who would hear God speak read Holy Scripture. – Martin Luther

Since rich store of every kind of good abounds in God, let us drink our fill from this fountain, and from no other. – John Calvin

The doctrines of grace humble a man without degrading him and exalt a man without inflating him. – Charles Hodge

God's word is a hammer that crushes the hardness of our insubordination, and the medicine that heals the broken-hearted. – John Piper

Swiss churchgoers on why they attend:
62%: I'm just always there 
28%: I enjoy the services. 
7%: Because I'm afraid about the afterlife. 
5%: Because I believe in God.

If I have any will to make war on my sin, that's a gift from God. – John Piper

I urge you to consider and actually live as though each person you come into contact with is Christ. – Francis Chan

You can't praise what you don't prize. – John Piper

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. – C. S. Lewis

There is not one blade of grass, no color in this world, that is not intended to make us rejoice. – John Calvin

I have been benefited by praying for others; by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself. – Samuel Rutherford

Prayer humbles us as needy and exalts God as wealthy. – John Piper

Evangelicalism has tended to present an appearance of moral one-upmanship rather than the tear-stained face of repentance. – S. Ferguson

Humor 2011

All quotes found on the internet are completely accurate. – Mark Twain

Demographic breakdown of folks entering bars:
53% ducks, 
26% ethnic caricatures, 
19% clergymen, 
2% alcoholics. – FakePewResearch 
(0.1% faster-than-light neutrinos)

Turkey is most glorified in you when you are most stuffed with it. – fakejohnpiper

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. – Richard Lamm

"We don't allow faster-than-light neutrinos in here," said the bartender. A neutrino walks into a bar.

San Francisco's proposed ban on circumcisions may be on the chopping block. Opponents hope to nip it in the bud. – 27 July 2011 KCBS

Midwives. They help people out. – David Pogue and absinthetozest

Friday, December 30, 2011


On BART returning from a fun day at Alcatraz and Pier 39 with Brenda and Bob Boston.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mission Pizza and Pub

At Mission Pizza. They have gluten free pizza and beer too. Mary is having ham and pineapple. I'm having sausage and pepperoni. Sharing Bards Tale Ale.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cafe Sparrow

Cafe Sparrow in Aptos, California. 

Supposedly the best restaurant in Santa Crux county. Here for our anniversary. We were here last year too!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Gluten Free Animals

Giorgio's says they have gluten free pizza crusts, but the only toppings they can guarantee gluten free are the vegetables, because they don't know what the animals have eaten? Can you say "unclear on the concept?" Grrr ...