God makes things out of nothing. He cannot make something of one who has not become nothing.
~ Martin Luther
If God is kindly disposed to a man and gives him success, he can often accomplish more in one hour without care and anxiety than another man in four whole days with great care and anxiety.
How pleasant the trees are! How delightfully green everything's beginning to be! It's like a charming day in May....Ah, would that we could trust God! If God can take such delight in our earthly sojourn, what must it be like in the life to com?
Martin Luther is our family hero of the faith. Roman has memorized some of his speeches and I have greatly
admired him for years. It was one of the first points of common interest between us.