It is hypocritical of us to neglect reading our Bibles, and then cry out in prayer as though we are hungry for God. Real hunger pushes us into the scriptures.
(re) starting high school tomorrow… it is such a blessing and privilege to go back to my old hs, this time as a student teacher! now i gotta go get all my school supplies, pencils, planners, and all that jazz.
I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’
After a 20-minute flight over the city of New York, Stephen Wiltshire, diagnosed with autism, draws the whole town with only his memory.
No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.
Your maturity is judged by your ability to handle the immaturity of others.
God’s primary goal is not changing our situations or relationships so that we can be happy, but changing us through our situations and relationships so that we will be holy.
let's sing some macklemore.
Great relationships aren’t built in a day - great relationships are built daily.
hello mr. jellyfish! #sosad #hedead #mysquishy
it’s been one year since my life changed irrevocably! one year since i had everything i trusted shaken until i realized i was standing not on firm ground but on sinking sand.
it’s been one year since the deepest pain, grief, and betrayal i ever have or ever will experience. one year since i endured the fiercest storm and most vicious attack on my heart, hope, and faith.
it’s also been one year since the moment i felt and knew the might and absolute sovereignty of God. one year since i heard his voice call out to me with such clarity that i couldn’t make excuses anymore. one year since i truly experienced the power of prayer and the relief of praise. the blessed assurance. the bitter repentance. one year since i knew that he was leading me to a higher rock and a deeper foundation. he was promising to build me up bit by bit once again.
praise God! after this one year, i can confidently say that He is faithful, and He alone is good. may my past and my pain, my faith and my joy, be used for his good purpose.