a thousand ways for souls to touch.
So God created mankind in his own image; in the image of God, he created them. / Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. / Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through...
in death, in life, i’m confident and covered by the power of your great love.
“We are pushed down into the same dirt as every other seed. How does someone reconcile the feeling of being buried alive in our troubles with the reality of a loving and gracious God? Perhaps we do not know God. Perhaps we do not know ourselves. Perhaps we do not grasp that death is the point.” www.thethreesparrows.tumblr.com
Tonight, I am trying to remember the journey. Sometimes it can be hard to celebrate the here and now, but I’m learning that even the smallest step forward is a victory. Everyday I go without marking myself is a milestone. I have survived; I have made it this far: 347 days.
A letter to the girl who, looking back, started it...
Dearest Rachel, Andrea still says I remind her of you. Bethanee has said the same thing, and has told me over and over how well we would have gotten along, had I been fortunate enough to meet you. You have the most beautiful family, Rachel, and I miss you along with them everyday. You have been gone for thirteen years now, but its only been five years since I...
There is always the temptation in life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy...– Annie Dillard (via Hayley)
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am...– Isaiah 43:19
a single step.
“Cease striving, and know that I am God.” — Psalm 46:10 (NASB) I have heard this verse my entire life, but only recently in this translation. Every other translation says “be still.” Its amazing, really, how your perspective can change with a different phrase. I thought I understood the meaning of this verse. I thought a lot of things, but ever since I can remember,...
…to be in a relationship with God is to be loved purely and furiously. And...– Donald Miller
you are not what you were when you were young.
the journey of a thousand miles.
“Every second of freedom is worth more than a lifetime of bondage.” — James Frey, A Million Little Pieces Ryan once told me that everything Jesus is says that its okay to be weary. I think of her words, along with the words of James, who is one of my heroes, as I feel increasingly tired and empty. Anxiety has ripped through me like a tornado, leaving devastation of the...
Art, really, is never about applause. Its about coming to an altar. Its about...– Ann Voskamp
because i’m alive, i’ll give you my life. because i am free, i’ll bow at your feet. because i am loved, i’m able to love. because i am yours, my worth is secure.
But you must cast down all imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, while bringing in every thought to the obedience of Christ. — 2 Corinthians 10:5
the further i’m from you, the harder i try...