Wednesday, February 2, 2011

stilled and quieted

"My heart is not proud, O Lord, 
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters 
or things too wonderful for me.
But I have stilled and quieted my soul; 
like a weaned child with it mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me."  (Psalm 131)

"Nothing comes into our life apart from the plan of God.  Not a sparrow falls to the ground apart from the will of the Father.   Not a cell in your body nor the orbit of a planet is out of His control.  There is great comfort in the assurance that every detail of your life has come through God’s hand – God does not make mistakes and every trial comes with a divine purpose.  The purpose may be to grow in obedience, or humility and dependence.  If the Bible says that Christ learned obedience from what He suffered, how much more do we need to learn obedience too."  (Joe Kelley, Sunday sermon at BCF)

"The brain’s overall complexity is almost beyond belief.  One synapse, by itself, is more like a microprocessor – with both memory-storage and information-processing elements – than a mere on/off switch.  In fact, one synapse may contain on the order of 1,000 molecular-scale switches.  A single human brain has more switches that all the computers and Internet connections on Earth.” (From "New imaging method developed at Stanford reveals stunning details of brain connections")

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