And right now and here --- you have dignity, identity, eternity.
Things that I learn and re-learn...ten things that make our family come alive
What do we do with the time in our hands and the children in our home?
This is the revolution I’m desperate to see.
The quiet ripple of revival, all starting with us.
Maybe it's precisely in the suffering and the seemingly lack of healing that a thousand answers are found, because when we face of our own suffering bravely that we showed the world every answer to every suffering.
...that perhaps to start a new season right is to begin with pursuing an intimacy with God not just for a period of time, but as a preoccupation of life
When we believe in people for who they presently are, and invest in people in who they can potentially be --- we make imprints, change lives, carve history, and sustain a ministry that outlasts natural lives.
I snoozed the buzzing alarm, and slowly pulled myself from blanket’s thick warmth.
It was one morning of a hurricane.
I hurried through getting food on the table and into the lunch boxes. Rushed the children up their bed, out the door and into the car.
All rushing leads to nothing, and rest always comes to the still.
I jumped right into the driver seat. “Can’t be late today”, I muttered to self, quickly glancing at myself in the mirror, sighing: “When will i ever exit the house like I’ve got it together?”
That night at a dinner, I sat in front of a lady who animatedly told me about her exciting life. Career, children, and commitments – she said she was glad she was doing it all. I looked down the floor avoiding her eyes. The voice inside of me questioning why I can’t ever seem to get my act together like…
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It is always possible to find the will of God. And in that place, find your peace and call in life.
...seriously, you're simply loved just the way you are -- & there's no need to prove your worth, & you can simply be your very best and shine in your own wonderful way
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