Look to him

“There is but one good;that is God.Everything else is good when it looks to Himand bad when it turns from Him.” // C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

Courage

“It takes a certain kind of courage to stand in the middle of devastation and not become cynical.” // Makoto Fujimura speaking about Bono and quoted from this article about Bono: Bono’s Punk-Rock Rebellion Was a Cry of Hopeful Lament | Christianity Today In a world that celebrates cynicism and feeds off contempt, what courage…

Let him in

It is often taught to pray including these four parts: gratitude, praise, intercession, and confession. It is a helpful way to shape your prayers into an organized format, yet sometimes we just don’t have time for that! There are moments when all we have is an urgent cry for help. “Why God Why?” “I don’t…

Consider // By him

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. // Hebrews‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬ ‭CSB‬‬ I have just started a Bible study on Hebrews and I have…

Dig for wonder

“The whole purpose of the artistic and spiritual life was [is] to dig for the submerged sunrise of wonder—so that a man sitting in a chair might suddenly realise that he was alive, and be happy.” // G. K. Chesterton After a week and a half of anticipating and tracking Hurricane Ian (my family and…

A Prayer // Our last awakening

BRING us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no…

Gratitude

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. | William Arthur Ward

Consider // Jesus speaking

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This…

Melt

Melt your heart by remembering grace. // Timothy Keller

Doing less

“Rest time is not wasted time. It is economy to gather fresh strength… It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” // Charles Spurgeon My life has been deeply impacted in my shift of perspective and definition of rest. Prior to rest being an…

In the midst of grief and fathoming

To the ones who grieve, You will get through this. You will! This is not just a sound byte. In the midst of this heartbreaking season, there will come a time when the load will ever-so slowly begin to lift. Grief becomes a companion and not your enemy. Sweet memories replace bitterness and deep sadness….

Seeking you

“God is always seeking you. Every sunset, every clear blue sky, every ocean wave, the starry host of night. He blankets each day with the invitation, ‘I am here.’” // Louie Giglio