“As an actor and writer, husband and father, I have two often-conflicting monkeys on my back: Monkey number one is Creative Monkey. He occasionally digs his claws into my brains, and refuses to let go until something wonderful comes out. I love him.” – Wil Wheaton

“As an actor and writer, husband and father, I have two often-conflicting monkeys on my back: Monkey number one is Creative Monkey. He occasionally digs his claws into my brains, and refuses to let go until something wonderful comes out. I love him.” – Wil Wheaton View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

“I am also an Emmy winning actress. Except that I gotta tell ya, it was for comedy and I’ve been practicing for most of my life because every job I’ve ever had they’d always say the same thing, ‘Hey Lauper, what are ya, some kind of comedienne?’ and who knew?” – Cyndi Lauper

“I am also an Emmy winning actress. Except that I gotta tell ya, it was for comedy and I’ve been practicing for most of my life because every job I’ve ever had they’d always say the same thing, ‘Hey Lauper, what are ya, some kind of comedienne?’ and who knew?” – Cyndi Lauper View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

“Life Is full of choices so, choose wisely” – Deicy Zuleica Gonzalez

“Life Is full of choices so, choose wisely” – Deicy Zuleica Gonzalez View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

“In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is:hit the line hard.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is:hit the line hard.” – Theodore Roosevelt View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

Willie Shoemaker

“Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.” View full post on Motivational Quotes of the Day

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” – Aristotle

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” – Aristotle View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

“When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted really to be the kind of actress I became.” – Rachel Ward

“When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted really to be the kind of actress I became.” – Rachel Ward View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

Blink and Think of God

“God is like an eyelid,” my friend Ryley said, and I blinked in surprise. What could she mean by that?

“Tell me more,” I replied. Together, we had been studying surprising pictures of God in the Bible together, things like God as a laboring mother (Isa. 42:14) or as a beekeeper (7:18), but this one was new to me. Ryley pointed me to Deuteronomy 32, where Moses praises the way God takes care of His people. Verse 10 says that God shields and protects His people, guarding them “as the apple of his eye.”

But the word we translate apple, Ryley tells me, literally means pupil. And what encircles and guards the pupil? The eyelid, of course! God is like the eyelid, which instinctively protects the tender eye. The eyelid guards the eye from danger, and by blinking, helps remove dirt or dust. It keeps sweat out of the eye. It lubricates the eyeball, keeping it healthy. It closes, allowing rest.

As I considered the picture of God as an eyelid, I couldn’t help but thank God for the many metaphors He’s given us to help us understand His love for us. When we close our eyes at night and open them in the morning, we can think of God, and praise Him for His tender protection and care for us.

Thank You, God, for using surprising metaphors to help us understand You better. Thanks for guarding us just as the eyelid guards the eye.

When you blink, remember to thank God for His protection!

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“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.” – Aristotle

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.” – Aristotle View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

“All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.” – Buddha

“All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.” – Buddha View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day


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