|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Large Catechism by Dr. Martin Luther:
should be sure that He will show them mercy that is, show them pure
goodness and blessing not only for themselves, but also to their
children and children's children, even to the thousandth generation and
beyond that. This ought certainly to move and impel us to risk our
hearts in all confidence with God, if we wish all temporal and eternal
good, since the Supreme Majesty makes such sublime offers and presents
such cordial inducements and such rich promises.
Therefore let everyone seriously take this to heart, lest it be
regarded as though a man had spoken it. For to you it is a question
either of eternal blessing, happiness, and salvation, or of eternal
wrath, misery, and woe. What more would you have or desire than that He
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
"Nobody ever cared. I was born an orphan," I said, with a cheerless
attempt at levity. "Go on."
"If Mrs. Curtis knew, she never said anything. She wrote me charming
letters, and in the summer, when they went to Cresson, she asked me
to visit her there. I was too proud to let her know that I could
not go where I wished, and so - I sent Polly, my maid, to her aunt's
in the country, pretended to go to Seal Harbor, and really went to
Cresson. You see I warned you it would be an unpleasant story."
I went over and stood in front of her. All the accumulated jealousy
of the last few weeks had been fired by what she told me. If
Sullivan had come across the sands just then, I think I would have
The Man in Lower Ten
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
beating back the ferocious green men.
The Thuria came low above the other craft. The Kaolians
were forming under their officers in readiness to board,
and then a sudden fierce fusillade from the rifles of the
green warriors vomited their hail of death and destruction
into the side of the brave flier.
Like a wounded bird she dived suddenly Marsward
careening drunkenly. Thuvia turned the bow upward in an
effort to avert the imminent tragedy, but she succeeded
only in lessening the shock of the flier's impact as she
struck the ground beside the Kaolian ship.
Thuvia, Maid of Mars