Falling in love is fun stuff – mad, irrepressible, overwhelming, exhilarating, anxious; but standing in love is more satisfying, fulfilling, deep, always growing, rooted, full with hope and promise, rich, engaged, and confident.
I plan on approaching this long weekend as a pilgrimage of sorts. I will actively look for the presence of God along the way.
When ‘reporting’ becomes indistinguishable from shouting ‘FIRE!’ in a crowded theater.
They just bloom in the places where light splashes in, they absorb it, and then they share it without holding back.
Don’t just slow down to smell the roses, take a photograph of them, thank God for the experience, and always keep your eyes open for a glimpse of the divine.
Life is defined by this systemic uncertainty, while following Jesus is all about God’s faithfulness and living in the consistent goodness and reliability of God’s love and light.
the beauty of love is that it is replenishable, and always in more abundant supply when we generously give it away.
being a Christian doesn’t give us a free pass but instead means that we get to participate in God’s initiatives of grace, and healing, and mercy, and restoration,
“Happiest of birthdays, Rebekah. May you continue to live as a beacon of light and hope and peace and promise.”