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So grateful for the man God has brought into my life. My heart almost bursts with the constant round of,”Thank You, Lord.”
Quote of the week by one of my best friends: “Love looks good on you.”
Are we sinful or just broken? →
reformedsojourner: Fantastic. Talking about the common uses these days of “broken” synonymously with “sinful,” and how in truth, Scripture tells us that the depths of sin are deeper than just a passive, victimized feeling of “brokenness.” I think we are sinful and broken. Justification by faith restores us to right relationship with God through Christ’s atonement. Sanctification redeems...
Notes to Self
1. Waking up every hour is good practice for someday having an infant. 2. The ability to go days without any meaningful physical contact in this City both surprises and disturbs me. 3. Killing passive aggressivity in my life has been very satisfying. 4. When I am acting like a brat, I make myself sleep on the floor. This is not good for sleep hygiene, nor my cervical spine. I should come up...
I wonder if there is a rehab program for eldest children who always feel they are interrupting what “adults” are doing. This becomes problematic when one’s entire cohort becomes “adults”.
Satan doesn’t quietly applaud people who boldly speak of God’s goodness. Yet saying His name is worth any attack provoked.
Challenging Word from one of my Favorite Preachers →
Surgical Report Discussion
Him: Which color roses are for saying, “I’m sorry”? Her: Yellow, maybe? I’m not sure. Me: I think you’re gonna need more than flowers to say you’re sorry. You better at least start with chocolate.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Proud to be a quiet wheel :) weho wants grease anyway?
Response to a blog I read this morning
“This is brilliant, honest and heart wrenching. It simultaneously makes me smile at the work God is doing in your heart, and frown at the fact that you are in such a difficult place. You. Beautiful girl with the beautiful face and prettier heart, you are not what you do. You are redeemed. What you do matters little compared to Whose you are. You are His. And that is the beginning and...
I look forward to the day when I will say, “I’m sorry” less often and more sincerely. I feel like I’ve spent my whole life apologizing.
His touch brings life.
The lies are always loudest at night.
So often, we let the opinions of others dictate our value. What if, every day, we used them to reveal their need for God? Because honestly, what they’re saying about me is not nearly as important as what they don’t know about Him.
Agreed. The friends’ prayers are beautiful. The way he looks at her is breathtaking. It’s obvious it makes her come alive. puttingsomethingonthepage: This is just beautiful. You can see love in their faces. This is what it’s supposed to look like. This nearly brought me to tears and I don’t even know these people! The vows, the praying, everything is beautiful!
I suppose ultimately, our security only ever rests in Christ. Nothing else is guaranteed.
Putting Something on the Page: Love's a house we... →
puttingsomethingonthepage: I used to be afraid to be honest. Afraid of commitment, afraid to let myself love and to let someone love me. I’ve seen so many broken relationships. Ones that seemed to start out in love but went down hill so fast. It hurts both sides, and it made me afraid.But Jesus has restored my heart to the… This is love: seeking Him side by side.
”Man is not naturally mortal; death is not the debt of nature but the wages of...– John Murray “Who will save me from this body of death?”
Vulnerability is often chased by insecurity.
I can always hear the stern, “don’t interrupt adults when they’re talking.” I hope I never say that to my kids. I hope they don’t grow up to be adults who always feel like they’re in the way.
Let myself listen to love songs today. I would say that’s progress. Took another Meyers Briggs personality test for a conference, too. Pretty sure I am not actually an ENTJ. I think deep inside of me is a follower who was always backed into leading.
Things I learned during media fast today
Carving space for people (especially One) who matter is a gift to ourselves. “Thursdays will be a precious time for us.” “There are other comforts besides the ones you usually choose, Elizabeth.” (And they are deeper. And more eternal.)
She brings laughter wherever she goes.
Wattchiong the sunrise on the way to work, this prayer escaped my lips today. “God,You are so lovely. Help me to make time to be in Your presence. I’m tired of being a second-hand Christian.”
I’ve never read in the OT where God shows up & the people are bored, or that...– R.C. Sproul (via reformedsojourner)
But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my...– Psalm 73:28
“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” - G.K. Chesterton
A Text I Got From My Best Friend Today
“At the wedding I am at right now after they exchanged rings, the groom looked at the bride and said so reverently (and unplanned) I prayed for you for so long, my love- you are a testament to God’s faithfulness.”
Love breaks through walls. And every day, I watch another one crumble.
I believe that spiritual maturity is not the ability to see the extraordinary,...– Frank Viola (via beayootiful) The measure of our lives is the fruit we bear for Him.
Some days it is not enough to simply learn something from Scripture. Some days we nearly burst with desire to tell someone and celebrate those lessons.