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If God is composing a story with our lives, then our lives are no longer static. We aren’t paralyzed by life; we can hope.

Paul David Tripp, A Shelter in a Time of Storm.

 

– Praying Life
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/news-events/publications/hks-magazine/archives/winter-2010/finding-common-ground/

Finding Common Ground

We tend to identify ourselves by what are differences are. Unless we are isolated, and then we begin to find…

The deep-seated way humans resist divine grace helps us understand something about the fear of love. While some people fear any love, what most of us resist is unconditional love –perfect love. The reason for this is that such love demands surrender.

David Benner, Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality 

 

– Surrender to Love

“The heroic deeds of great saints do not comfort the church as much as their falls and bruises do.”

Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed. 

– Heroic Deeds

It is only when I’m hooking my life to the glory and grace of God and getting my identity from him that I can truly live with singleness of focus for the long run. This is because it is only God who has the power to satisfy my heart. I was made for him. I was made to have my life shaped by an acknowledgment of his presence, a rest in his love, and an active allegiance to his purposes. When I live this way, my soul is satisfied and my heart is at rest.

Paul David Tripp, A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble. 

– Singleness of Focus

We are Again Circling

Sometimes you think you know,  believe,  and embrace a Biblical principle...but then you bump up against that principle in a…

Choose Their Friends

Did you know that if you're a parent, you can decide who your children are friends with? This plan doesn't…
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