Grow(th) from Within

~ Monday, October 20 ~
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We put happiness and blessedness as the one thing that we desire, and thus we always miss it; it always eludes us. According to the scriptures happiness is never something that should be sought directly; it is always something that results from seeking something else.

D. Martin Lloyd Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, 63

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.


~ Wednesday, July 16 ~
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We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul.
— Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Morning June 28.

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~ Friday, July 4 ~
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We actually are, at present, creatures whose character must be, in some respects, a horror to God, as it is, when we see it, a horror to ourselves. This I believe to be a fact: and I notice that the holier a man is, the more fully he is aware of that fact.

CS Lewis, the Problem of Pain, 62.

*I would add that it is amazing that this is true AND that God loves us enough to send his son and forgive. (1 John 4:9). And that means that at the same time we are beloved by God in Christ


~ Sunday, June 15 ~
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disneypixar:

Happy Father’s Day!


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~ Saturday, May 31 ~
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Since everything is God’s, if God wants something, what could you possibly do to stop Him from getting it? For instance, if He wants your life, what are you going to do, eat spinach and go to pilates? Go ahead - good luck with that. all you have to do is hop online, and you can find somewhere in the world a guy who died today even though he ran marathons and never ate anything but chicken and vegetables. And he was in his thirties. So, yeah, good luck wagering your invincibility on the paleo diet.
It’s all his.
— Matt Chandler, To Live is Christ to Die is Gain, 158

~ Thursday, May 1 ~
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misandry-mermaid:

wocinsolidarity:

censoredyetburning:

234 Nigerian girls were girls were kidnapped by an extremist group called the boko haram this month. Few have escaped, the majority has not. Please spread to word to create an international outcry because our government isn’t doing enough.

SIGNAL BOOST

It’s being speculated that they’re being sold as sex slaves (well, the media uses the term “child brides”, but we all know what that’s code for). We need to bring them home NOW.

misandry-mermaid:

wocinsolidarity:

censoredyetburning:

234 Nigerian girls were girls were kidnapped by an extremist group called the boko haram this month. Few have escaped, the majority has not. Please spread to word to create an international outcry because our government isn’t doing enough.

SIGNAL BOOST

It’s being speculated that they’re being sold as sex slaves (well, the media uses the term “child brides”, but we all know what that’s code for). We need to bring them home NOW.


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~ Thursday, April 10 ~
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Work is not all there is to life. You will not have a meaningful life without work, but you cannot say that your work is the meaning of life. If you make any work the purpose of your life - even if that work is church ministry - you create an idol that rivals God.
— Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavor, 40

~ Monday, March 17 ~
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Better than any new worship album, book, conference, or single sermon, it will be the consistent care and connection with others throughout your life that will “un-kink” the hose between your head and heart.

~ Thursday, March 13 ~
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Our work can be a calling only if it is reimagined as a mission of service to something beyond merely our own interests.
— Timothy Keller, Every Good Endeavor, 19

~ Sunday, March 2 ~
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bgospelm:

There’s awesome and then there’s awesome.

bgospelm:

There’s awesome and then there’s awesome.


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~ Sunday, December 15 ~
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~ Saturday, November 30 ~
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our churches must give up the superstitious belief that techniques can offer solutions to the intractable problems of being Church in a non-Christian society.
— Marva Dawn, A Royal “Waste” of Time, 102