"If It's The Lord's Will"

All to Jesus.

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Grace is thoughtful. It considers a back-story, an upbringing, the entire person, and not just a tiny single slice of their life.

Grace brings wholeness to a hasty judgement; it regards my own flaws first, in light of the grace I’ve also been given.

Grace brings what could be instead of what should’ve been. Grace covers my past and empowers my future. It does not condemn nor condone, but convicts and re-creates.

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Every other religion says you have to do something to connect to God; but Christianity says Jesus came to do for you what you couldn’t do for yourself.
Timothy Keller  (via kissthewave)

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Tonight I gave one of my friends a hard copy of my book. I’ve been discipling him for over five years. We sat across from each other at a cafe to read. He asked me for a highlighter and headphones. At once he dug into my book and began highlighting, digging deep, nodding his head. He would pause…

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I just wanted to let you know

I talked to God last night.

He didn’t say much,

And neither did I.

But what words we did say

Gave me such small hope, 

That even a twice prodigal son

Can still find a way home.

(via lovecourtney)

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Burn your ship.


I was talking with my friend’s mom tonight and after she told me she and her husband are about to celebrate their 30th anniversary, I asked her what the key to having a successful marriage is. This was her answer:

Two pioneers in separate ships reach the same piece of land….