“The kingdom of which Christ spoke was not intended to be a far-off and distant kingdom to be experienced only in the afterlife; no, Christ’s proclamation of the kingdom of heaven was a call for a redeemed world order populated by redeemed people—now.“ -Matthew 5:3-10 I finished reading ‘The Hole In Our Gospel‘ a couple […]
“You have extraordinary treasures hidden within you. Bringing forth those treasures takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion. We simply do not have time anymore to think so small.” -Elizabeth Gilbert Here’s to hidden treasures, and work, and faith, and focus, and courage, and devotion…and the One that gifted us with them […]
“The world is, in spite of the shadows, a brilliantly bright shining place.” -Jedidiah Jenkins Thank you for all the love you left in the comment section on Monday’s post, and thank you, thank you, thank you for buying diapers with me! Michael and Starla said they received orders for almost 400 diapers on Monday […]
“O come let us adore Him” -John Francis Wade (via Jim LePage) Merry Christmas, y’all! XO
“The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.” -Jim Carrey Here’s to positive ripples! XO
“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees- these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live […]
“Start each day with a thankful heart.” -unknown Happy Thanksgiving from Haiti, y’all!
“A child born to another woman calls me mommy. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege is not lost on me.” -Jody Landers
“It only takes a minute to tell parents they’re doing good.” -Minute Maid I stumbled onto this video on YouTube yesterday, and boy did it make me boo-hoo! It’s such an important message to remember…just be sure to grab a tissue before you watch… Here’s to making minutes matter. XO
“If you forget how strong you are, listen for the battle song: the beating of your heart.” -Amanda Torroni Here’s to rockin’ that rhythm, y’all! XO
“If you’ve ever been told you can’t do something, then you understand what I mean when I say that the most relentless winds don’t blow a forest fire out- they strengthen it.” -Marisa B. Crane Here’s to ambition! XO
“Your smile is your LOGO, your personality is your BUSINESS CARD, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you is your TRADEMARK.” -Jay Danzie Here’s to sunshine on our face, sunshine in our soul, and the sunshine we get to give away…may it be warm and bright! XO
“Sometimes the happiest ending isn’t the one you keep longing for, but something you absolutely cannot see from where you are.” ―Shauna Niequist Here’s to the Gift of new perspectives. XO
“Once a man was asked, ‘What did you gain by regularly praying to God?’ The man replied, ‘Nothing…but let me tell you what I lost: Anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity, and fear of death.’ Sometimes, the answer to our prayers is not gaining, but losing; which ultimately is the gain.” Here’s to losing. XO
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. They listen with the intent to reply.” ―Stephen Covey Here’s to hearing what isn’t being said…and to being long on ears and short on mouth.