Other people are going to find healing in your wounds.
It’s a beautiful reality that Christ not only loves us, but He also shares in our pain and our joy, He is a God who lives life with us.
The world does not consist of 100 percent Christians and 100 percent non-Christians. There are people (a great many of them) who are slowly ceasing to be Christians but who still call themselves by that name… There are other people who are slowly becoming Christians though they do not yet call themselves so.
I am sorry I have wandered again.
Do you think I am trying to make people accept me? No, God is the One I am trying to please.



right in the feels

the rarity of kindness

(Source: kittiezandtittiez)

Melt your heart by remembering grace.


Anything I put before my God is an idol.
Anything I want with all my heart is an idol.
Anything I can’t stop thinking of is an idol.
Anything that I give all my love is an idol.

Do you love me more than your comfort-zone?
I often ask my 3 year old to help me cook. I don’t do it because I need his assistance. In fact, it would be easier and more efficient if I took care of it myself. But I invite him to help because I love him. It’s the same interaction between God and us. He calls us into His redemptive work not because He is lost without us, but because He loves us and is offering us a role in the story. That is the otherness we dream of. It’s oxygen on a fire that would otherwise burn out.
Sometimes the tedious, defeating, robot-routine of life rips the life out of me. I forget good simple truths like: God loves me. God understands me. God knows me. God accepts me as I am. That feels selfish. But it’s more selfish to reject that, as if I could do better. Jesus loves me! Let’s keep it that simple.
If I cannot say with full conviction that the only thing I truly want above all else is to know God for who he is, then I seriously need to rethink my priorities.

(Source: i-walkbyfaith)


This has been my rock. My reminder.


This has been my rock. My reminder.

(Source: eeella)

The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church. But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians!

“You are the light of the world.