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  • S. shared from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
    “The new Master is of wiser kind,” said Balin, “and very popular, for, of course, he gets most of the credit for the present prosperity. They are making songs which say that in his day the rivers run with gold.” “Then the prophecies of the old songs have turned out to be true, after a fashion!” said Bilbo. “Of course!” said Gandalf. “And why should not they prove true? Surely you don’t disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself? You don’t really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for...
  • S. shared from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
    “Good Morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat. “What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” “All of them at once,” said Bilbo. “And a very fine morning for a pipe of tobacco out of doors, into the bargain. If you have a pipe about you, sit down and have a fill of mine!...
  • S. shared from Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) by Thomas Nelson
    16“And I will pray the Father, and †He will give you another eHelper, that He may abide with you forever— 17†“the Spirit of truth, †whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you †and will be in you. 18†“I will not leave you orphans; †I will come to you.
    Note: John 14:16-18
  • S. shared from Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) by Thomas Nelson
    6“Then †the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you, and †you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7“And let it be, when these †signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for †God is with you. 8“You shall go down before me †to Gilgal; and surely I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and make sacrifices of peace offerings. †Seven days you shall wait, till I come to you and show you what you should do.” 9So it was, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God cgave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day.
    Note: 1Samuel 10:6-9 The Lord gives Saul a new heart (which is called "born-again" by Protestant groups.)
  • S. shared from Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) by Thomas Nelson
    6“Then †the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you, and †you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7“And let it be, when these †signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for †God is with you. 8“You shall go down before me †to Gilgal; and surely I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and make sacrifices of peace offerings. †Seven days you shall wait, till I come to you and show you what you should do.” 9So it was, when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, that God cgave him another heart; and all those signs came to pass that day.
  • S. shared from The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism by Tarek Fatah
    The Arabs and Israel clashed again in 1973, and blood soaked the Sinai before peace would dawn between Egypt and Israel, but not Palestine. Many opportunities have been lost, along with countless lives. It may very well be the fault of the Arab leadership for first promising the Palestinians a military victory, later usurping their land to expand their own territories, keeping them in refugee camps on a diet of fiery rhetoric, using their cause to further their own dictatorships and kingdoms, and in the end abandoning them as orphans of history in the lap of Iran and the ayatollahs. Today, these...
  • S. shared from The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism by Tarek Fatah
    In 2008 I visited Israel and spent time in Muslim towns and villages meeting clerics, politicians, and young Muslim men wearing distinctly Israel Defense Forces trousers. At every meeting I asked a blunt question: “As a Muslim, do you feel you live in an apartheid state?” Invariably, the answer was a firm no. As one man in his twenties, in the northern town of Shibli (where a sign reading “Allahu Akbar” graces the entrance), told me, “Wallah al azeem” – as God is my witness – “I will never wish to trade my Israeli citizenship for any of those wretched Arab countries who do not...
  • S. shared from Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) by Thomas Nelson
    24†“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah †is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, †He will tell us all things.” 26Jesus said to her, †“I who speak to you am He.”
    Note: John 4:24-26
  • S. shared from Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) by Thomas Nelson
    is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah †is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, †He will tell us all things.” 26Jesus said to her, †“I who speak to you am He.”
    Note: John 4:24-26
  • S. shared from Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV) by Thomas Nelson
    will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34May my †meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD. 35May †sinners be consumed from the earth, And the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, O my soul! gPraise the LORD!