There is no ongoing spiritual life without this process of letting go. At the...– Elisabeth Elliot (via smilingatthefuture)
How's Your Marriage?- Max Lucado
Mr. Lucado basically shuts it down in this here little diddy: When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. Ecclesiastes 5:4 How’s your marriage? Consider it your Testore cello! This finely constructed, seldom-seen instrument has reached the category of rare—nearly priceless. Few musicians are privileged to play a Testore, even fewer...
Your Body is NEVER the problem →
Awesome article itself but SAWEEET links @ the bottom as well which links to GREAT stuff from others on the subject of modesty
Ridiculously Common Among Women-Modesty and It... →
A blog post about one woman’s struggle to conform to “modesty”
At its most extreme, every mini-skirt becomes not only a threat to the fragile order women have established for mutual protection, it is perceived as an act of both betrayal and hostility towards one’s sisters. The hisses of “slut”, “whore”, and “bitch” soon follow.
Long Way Home-SCC →
When we can’t take another step The Father will pick us up and carry us in His arms And even on the best days, He says to remember we’re not home yet So don’t get too comfortable Cause really all we are is just pilgrims passing through
Grief Takes Time-Max Lucado
Definitely need to remember this more often: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4” James 4:14 says, “Your life is like a mist. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away.” We speak of a short life—but compared to eternity, who has a long one? But in God’s plan every life is long enough and every death is timely. And though you and I might wish for...
I Trade These Ashes in for Beauty
Redemption. This has been the theme of my week and I am overwhelmed by the significance of it in my life but also in the life of an Christ-follower. What Christ did on the cross redeemed us from our past, from our present circumstances, and from our futures that are yet to come. Christ was an atoning sacrifice for all of the sins of the world. I have heard this over and over again and yet this...
After a night of car alarms, people yelling and screaming all night and me getting little to no sleep…Jesus you are so refreshing. You always lead me to the exact right passage. Your ways are so mysterious! But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16 Your strength, not mine.
Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.– Charles Bukowski (via light-essence)
Ladies, it doesn’t matter how ugly, unworthy, or unappreciated you feel; it...– Eric Ludy from ‘Meet Mr. Smith’ (via smilingatthefuture)
Beware of worshipping Jesus as the Son of God, & professing your faith in...– Oswald Chambers (via emily-langer)
Labels and Pigeonholes- Max Lucado
“Jesus touched lepers and loved foreigners and spent so much time with partygoers that people called him a lush, a friend of the riffraff. Matt. 11:19” MSG Labels… He’s an alcoholic! (Translation: Why can’t he control himself!) She’s divorced! (Translation: She has a lot of baggage!) Labels relieve us of responsibility. Pigeonholing permits us to wash our hands and leave. Jesus took an...
If we want to shine with the stunning beauty of our heroic Lord, we must allow...– Leslie Ludy (via smilingatthefuture)
I’ve come to understand obedience as more than simply not doing bad things, but...– Jimmy Needham (via earthstranger) God wants to changes the desires of your heart.
Talk to the Hand
The more i think about it…the more our attitude shapes our lives…Chuck Swindle has a quote that says, “Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or...
Humbled and Thankful
I feel so blessed tonight. I am sitting in my room. My warm comfy room with lots of blankets and warm heat blowing over my face. I am listening to melodic hymns played on the piano. I am feeling the overwhelming presence of Jesus. It is 32 degrees outside. The world is a chaotic mess. But Jesus has bestowed peace on my heart tonight and allowed me to rest in His protective arms. Having gone...