Public Notes


Recent Activity

  • Alan shared from Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace by Miroslav Volf
    Divine delight in creatures is a bit like our delight in our own children – we delight in their feats, their triumphs, or their good looks, but even more basically, we delight in the sheer “that-ness” of their existence. That they are delights us. That we are delights God.
    Note: On Father's Day, I enjoy my sons simply because they are.
  • Alan shared from The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus by Dallas Willard
    You are saying, “He is my fortress, he is my deliverer.” So they’re going to want to know when the last time he delivered you was. What does deliverance mean? How does this really work? Sharing the good news is often about sharing the personal good news of your life in Christ and not the abstract and generalized good news.
    Note: Is my own life becoming a better expression of the good news I believe and share with others?
  • Alan shared from A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis by Devin Brown
    “We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road”
    Note: Enjoying this as I have a little breakfast at Kay's Orcutt Country Kitchen on my way North for a writing retreat. "Repentance is realizing that progress will involve a change in direction."
  • Alan shared from A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis by Devin Brown
    “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate.”
    Note: We cannot evade God's presence. And why would we want to evade him?
  • Alan shared from A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis by Devin Brown
    “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate.”
    Note: We cannot evade God's presence. And why would we want to?
(Mission Viejo, CA USA)
Alan J. Fadling