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"God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes."
-Psalm 18:24

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currently pondering the “expulsive power of a greater affection”

I’m so forgetful, but You always remind me
You’re the only one who brings me peace

You’re the only one who brings me peace

Ordinary—New Single out by Copeland!

Talk about #tbt…so many fun concert memories with Copeland!

Stewards are simply those who invest with resources they know are not their own, in places where there will only be a return on investment if God is indeed at loose and at work in the world. Andy Crouch, Culture Making (p. 231)
Grace is not an exemption from failure. It is, however, what makes it possible to sustain hope in the midst of a failure. Andy Crouch, Culture Making (p. 260)
Hard to believe that I created this silly little account four years ago (and that I’m still using it)….

Hard to believe that I created this silly little account four years ago (and that I’m still using it)….

Lord, have mercy on me

The power just went out. My first reaction was to ask God if that was His way of telling me that I didn’t need to be working from home in the middle of the night. My second reaction was to fear that I’d freeze without the heater working. My third reaction was to feel guilty for living such a comfortable life.

Have Your way, oh Lord, Your way
Even if it breaks us, we ask You to move
You sustain, oh Lord, You sustain
Healer of the broken, Your nearness is good

Job 19:25-27 (ESV)

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.[…]

You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good. Jerry West (via forever-and-alwayss)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via tenirdanslacrainte)

"As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." 

Isaiah 55:10, 11

I’m circling this promise in prayer this year.

"Reading is the way you get through the Bible; prayer is the way you get the Bible through you."

-Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker (p. 96)

A prayer before reading the Word of God

"As we open the Scriptures, may the words become your living word shaping our lives to be receptive to your instruction, inspiration, and calling. Help us be willing to obey: completely, immediately, and joyfully. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen."

From Dawn to Dark: A Book of Christian Prayer

"One person’s gift is another person’s miracle."

-Pastor Mark Batterson

Advent Prayer—Day 24

Lord Jesus, as I prepare to remember and celebrate Your birth, help me to better see and understand the meaning of the great Mystery we celebrate at Christmas.  May Your dawn fully shine upon me, and upon all those who dwell in darkness, especially the poor, the lonely, and the neglected.  Bless me with Your tender compassion and give me a grateful heart, so that I may always be guided, and help guide others, into the way of Your peace.  Keep me mindful of Your life and love, and may the depth of both, continue to deepen within me.  Amen.

*From the daily Advent devotional email that I’ve been receiving