WORTHY QUOTE | John the Evangelist: Live Loved

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“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” -1 John 4:16 © Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things, 2015.

WORTHY QUOTE | Una-Melina: We Are God’s Poetry


“Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Charlotte Mason: Worthy Books

“Mind appeals to mind and thought begets thought and that is how we become educated. For this reason we owe it to every child to put them in communication with great minds that they may get at great thoughts; with the minds, that is, of those who have left us great works; and the only vital … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Una-Melina: Grace

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Grace is a GIFT from God. It is not earned. It is a gift that we must humbly, willingly, vulnerably receive to fully appreciate. Like a flower unfolding or a fist uncurling with palms open upward, open to receiving something greater It is the unmerited favor of a good and loving God that surprises us when … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Paul of Tarsus: LOVE

WORTHY QUOTE | Bill Johnson: The Word of God

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“Many stop short of a divine encounter because they are satisfied with good theology. The word of God is to lead us to the God of the word.” -Bill Johnson © Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things, 2013.

WORTHY QUOTES | Blaise Pascal, C.S. Lewis, St. Augustine & the Holy Bible

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“What is it then that this desire and this inability proclaim to us, but that there was once in man a true happiness of which there now remain to him only the mark and empty trace, which he in vain tries to fill from all his surroundings, seeking from things absent the help he does … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Jesus of Nazareth: Flowers & Faith

Don’t worry about life. Live a life of God-worship. See the flowers, ponder how they grow… Consider how God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers… And know that He will certainly care for you. Relax; don’t be so preoccupied with getting… So you can respond to God’s giving. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Brennan Manning: The Gospel of Grace and Love

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“The gospel of grace calls out: nothing can ever separate you from the LOVE of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord. You must be convinced of this, trust it, and never forget to remember. Everything else will pass away, but the LOVE of Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Faith will … Continue reading

Book of Days

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Our first Scripture memory for 2013 begins with 1 Corinthians 13, known widely as the LOVE chapter of the Bible. My Book of Days (gratitude journal) for 2013 happens to be Penhaligon’s Scented Book of Days called LOVE… I did not plan this.  Nor could I have planned it any better. It was on a clear sunlit day in April when … Continue reading

Happy Epiphany!

Scripture memory choices for 2013… Ephesians, Colossians or finishing Philippians?  The children have not yet memorized Psalm 1 or 23.  What shall we say then?  For we know that Romans 5-8 are also fantastic chapters where grace abounds. Aha!   How appropriate that on this Epiphany Sunday I would have an epiphany of my own.  In … Continue reading

House of Light

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  Lighthouse, acrylic on canvas (2011). “Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like a beacon of light in the dark world.”     – Philippians 2:15 Painting by my very talented and creative daughter, who was eleven at the time she created this beautiful work of art; and who embodies the above verse penned by … Continue reading

WORTHY ARTICLE | Fluent Faith by Una-Melina & Speaking Faith as a Second Language by Amy Lepine Peterson

Truly excellent writing causes us to think deeply. It is the sort of writing that can raise as many questions as it answers; prompting questions and promoting thought. “Mind appeals to mind and thought begets thought and that is how we become educated. For this reason we owe it to every child to put him in … Continue reading

“Whatever” Works!

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Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.   Philippians 4:8 I have been journaling for many years and giving thanks and praise for the gifts I have been given … Continue reading

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