"...until the day when God deigns to unveil the future to mankind, all human wisdom is contained in these two words: 'wait' and 'hope'!"
-The Count of Monte Cristo - (Alexandre Dumas)
"Four things come not back: The spoken word, The sped arrow, The neglected opportunity, The past."
-Old Saying, Circa 750 A.D.
"The promise, made when I am in love and because I am in love, to be true to the beloved as long as I live, commits me to being true even if I cease to be in love. A promise must be about things that I can do, about actions: no one can promise to go on feeling in a certain way. He might as well promise to never have a headache or always to feel hungry."
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
What Are Mud Balls?
For me, mud balls are life's ups and downs. They are the flaws, struggles, doubts, mistakes, and positives of life. They create the layers of my life that shape and polish me into the person God wants me to be; to bring glory to Him.
Concretely, Mud Balls are a pastime tradition of Japanese Children. They are called hikaru dorodango which are balls of mud that are formed by hand over a period of time using layers of dirt and then finally polished.
For further information regarding hikaru dorodango go here.
To create a mud ball of your own click here for instructions.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"
"My times are in your hands; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!"
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in the evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."