“If you say: I believed in God, I trusted God, and He didn’t come through, you only trusted God to meet your agenda.” Timothy Keller (via nonelikejesus)

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What is my only comfort in life and death? 

That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.

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“I will not leave you desolate, I will come to you!” John: 14:18 (via colossians124)



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“She wished she had a little yellow house of her own, with a flower box full of real flowers and herbs, pansies and rosemary – and a sweet lover who would swing dance with her in the evenings and cook pasta and read poetry aloud…” F. L. B.  (via thatkindofwoman)

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When my daughter was a toddler, I used to take her to a park not far from our apartment. One day as she was playing in a sandbox, an ice-cream salesman approached us. I purchased her a treat, and when I turned to give it to her, I saw her mouth was full of sand. Where I had intended to put a delicacy, she had put dirt.

Did I love her with dirt in her mouth? Absolutely. Was she any less of my daughter with dirt in her mouth? Of course not. Was I going to allow her to keep the dirt in her mouth? No way. I loved her right where she was, but I refused to leave her there. I carried her over to the water fountain and washed out her mouth. Why? Because I love her.

God does the same for us. He holds us over the fountain. “Spit out the dirt, honey,” our Father urges. “I’ve got something better for you.” And so he cleanses us of filth; immorality, dishonesty, prejudice, bitterness, greed. We don’t enjoy the cleansing; sometimes we even opt for the dirt over the ice cream. “I can eat dirt if I want to!” we pout and proclaim. Which is true—we can. But if we do, the loss is ours. God has a better offer.

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Sometimes when you hear an awesome testimony, read certain Christian books, or see the way another person sings in worship service, it’s easy to become discouraged. Why can’t I have a faith like that? Am I doing it wrong? Do I really get it? What am I missing?

This is a losing game … So much of church relies on emotionalism and “feeling God,” so when we no longer feel God, we think something is wrong with us. The truth is: the Bible never calls us to continually duplicate our highs. We’re called to remember the Most High in our lows.

If you tried to have a wedding every day of your marriage, it would get exhausting. Preachers often try to do this to you in church, and this is why we keep hitting a dead end. Churches try to whip up a sacred moment out of thin air, but instead should really be reminding us of the reality that Jesus is present in both our mountaintops and valleys.J.S. from this post  (via jspark3000)

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“Where you are; is where I want to be.” T.B. LaBerge // Unwritten Letters to You (via tblaberge)


everything is painful.

“Since we first met I have loved you with whatever I had to love you with.” Zelda to Scott, 1935 (via youngfolksociety)

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“The reality of Jesus, will always overshadow the promise of personal ideology.” T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
“There is no such thing as a great man of God, only weak, pitiful, faithless men of a great and merciful God.” Paul Washer (via littlethingsaboutgod)


“I’m lost without Your creative spark in me.” Desert Soul // Rend Collective (via kvtes)

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