Agonizomai: Quote of the Day - Jan 29/06

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Quote of the Day - Jan 29/06
Covet the Giver, not the gifts. Then you will discover that the Giver is the gift.

Harlan Ames - Gleanings 9.333

10 Comments:

Blogger Godzheart said...

A very good quote.

5:52 pm  
Blogger Keith B said...

I am a first time reader here. I enjoyed your format. I ran across some of your logical and biblical comments at team-pyro. You were able to phase difficult issues clearly seasoned with salt and grace.

There is a Harlen Ames in Tom Swift. Is this who the quote is from? I tried a search and could not find anything.

5:09 pm  
Blogger Keith B said...

As I was glancing back over you blog I noticed that you (apparently) are finished with this blog. I am glad it will be open for a while.

5:13 pm  
Blogger agonizomai said...

keith B. There is a Harlen Ames in Tom Swift. Is this who the quote is from? I tried a search and could not find anything.

You have found me out, Keith! It was and still is a running joke among my friends that Harlan Ames is a pen name for myself. At one time I amassed a collection of several hundred aphorisms based on my understanding of the scriptures. As I was running short of both material and energy towards the end, I snuck a few of "Harlan's" things in there.

Sorry you were sent on a wild goose chase. I are him. The name was selected from a favourite science fiction writer and a name that would sound good, while matching my initials in reverse.

10:59 pm  
Blogger agonizomai said...

Keith B. I am a first time reader here. I enjoyed your format. I ran across some of your logical and biblical comments at team-pyro. You were able to phase difficult issues clearly seasoned with salt and grace.


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, and for your kind thoughts about my Pyro posts.

I always dread posting on other blogs for fear that I have failed to display clarity or grace - so what you say is very heartening.

11:14 pm  
Blogger dec said...

I also enjoyed your Pyro comments. I hope you decide to blog again at some point. Either way, I look forward to studying the 300 posts over which you have "agonized" :-)

12:18 pm  
Blogger agonizomai said...

dec I also enjoyed your Pyro comments. I hope you decide to blog again at some point. Either way, I look forward to studying the 300 posts over which you have "agonized" :-)

Thanks for stopping by and for your words of encouragement. Please feel free to speak your mind on any of the old posts. I have re-activated the e-mail post notifier so that I don't miss any "posthumous" visitors.

1:26 pm  
Blogger Keith B said...

Just checking back by thanks for the reply and God Bless.

11:15 pm  
Blogger northWord said...

"I always dread posting on other blogs for fear that I have failed to display clarity or grace..."

I find that hard to believe! Really, you?
And my goodness that makes the rest of us (me) really look like shlubs, heheh ;) - of course we are our own worse critics.

But seriously, I thought everything you said in the Pyro mega-thread was exceptionally astute, and keenly discerning.
I look forward to more of what you may to offer there, (or here) in the future.
I also loved your daughters blog, she writes as well as you.

Blessings to you and yours ~
Suzanne

12:37 am  
Blogger agonizomai said...

northWord

Wasn't it Rabbie Burns who said something like:

O wad the pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursel's as others see us ?

Thanks for stopping by, and for your kind thoughts. Just a small note of correction, though - the blog was my friend's daughter's blog. My own daughter is a whole other story.

5:21 am  

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