I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because...– C.S. Lewis (via modernhepburn)
Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.– God, Genesis 15:1
Two pieces, Wood and bone, Flat and hard, Torn and sewn. — Two pieces, Carved by blood, Shaped by rock, Glued in flood. — Two pieces, Doves they make, Joined as broken, One we wake.
There is forgiveness. There is forgiveness. There is forgiveness.
What God is teaching me
The evidence of grace is strongest among those who live calmly below the roving sight-line of those searching for human perfection.
I’d be dead —or worse— without The Love. The love: that beat...
Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet...– ~Prov. 19:2, a verse I found as I sought the Word about waiting.
I am determined that only the deepest love will ever induce me into matrimony....– Lizzie Bennett’s humor, from Pride and Prejudice
Is it love if every man you see, you think of him?
How will you live your dash?– Into the Abyss
Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God’s saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditional commitment to us. The merciful commitment strengthens us...
“GREAT PEACE HAVE THEY WHO LOVE YOUR LAW, AND NOTHING CAN MAKE THEM STUMBLE.” Psalm 119:165
I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD ~Ps. 27:13-14
For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you,...– Isaiah 64:4
It is strength from Strength to remain steadfast, when everything of flesh within says to break.
Alone not alone, along the long lone line.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and...– 2 Timothy 1:7
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. …Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand...
Needed that walk inside the Sun’s path.
Someday The moment will stay long enough for me to catch i t .
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure dome decree: Where Alph, the...– Kubla Khan, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Faith is what you rely on before you encounter/experience/and understand the object of your faith. Trust is what you gain once you do encounter that which you had placed your faith in, and taste that it/he/she is worthy of that trust. Ex: I had faith that the chair would hold me up. Then I sat on it, it held me just as I had hoped, and from then on I trusted its soundness.
My beauty is found in Christ.– My meditation when insecurity strikes.