Category Archives: scripture

In Order To Move On (you must first understand something)

“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it.”  ~Mitch Albom There are two points that I want to touch on here. One is what I think is the obvious point of what Mitch is trying to say, and that is, in order to avoid our… Read more »

Pray for those who persecute you

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“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy.  But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!   In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.  If… Read more »

Scars: do you see hurt or healing?

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You can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing.  ~ Sheri Reynolds There’s a lot that could be unpacked from this quote, but one aspect that jumps out at me at this moment is just how much of our place in life today is not dependent on our past, but… Read more »

Why I’m thankful for suffering

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I am, indeed, thankful for my struggle.   There were times during my struggle where I had a very difficult time saying these words.  Too many times while in the midst of my trials I simply wanted to be delivered from the difficulty.  Because of the suffering I was enduring at the time, it was too often difficult-to-the-point-of-nearly-impossible for me… Read more »

The goal of each day…

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You are not the standard…

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Believe the best about people… Pray for their short comings, You are not the standard We all need grace… – Lecrae Amen.   How much more peace would this world have if we all treated others according to this truth? God bless you dear reader.   May these words resonate within your heart.

The Deeper the Suffering, the Closer to…

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Just as it’s true that the deeper the night the better the meteor shower, so too, the deeper our suffering, the better to see the Divine shower of blessings that are falling upon us… even in the hardest of times. Thank you for stopping by.  Please like this post if you’d like to see more.  Tezi and I would love… Read more »

In Hardship we are forced to reflect…

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“For in prosperity a man is often puffed up with pride, whereas tribulations chasten and humble him through suffering and sorrow… In Hardship he is forced to reflect on himself, even though he be unwilling.” ~ Alfred the Great Though none of us want to endure hardships, it is those hardships- those periods of suffering- that bring us to a… Read more »

Love others.

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“Love others.  Encourage them.  Celebrate their victories.  Mourn their losses.  Be someone they can talk to…” – Jed Brewer (This is what we are called to, dear reader.  This is how we begin finding our voice.  This is the call to action.) Lord have mercy.

Love every man…

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Love every man in spite of his falling into sin.  Never mind the sins, but remember that the foundation of the man is the same: the image of God. ~ Saint John of Kronstadt Such words, dear reader, such words.  Lord, help me to live this truth.  Help me to live in compassion and humility.  For Your desire mercy and… Read more »