We find no peace for our weary bones unless we cling to the word of grace.
I wish somebody had told me that loving people, knowing how to love those people, and those people loving you back were three entirely different things.
It is a mark of maturity when someone hurts you,
And you try to understand them.
I want God, in my weakness, in my pain, in my joy, in my strength, in my apathy, in my love, and in my life. I want God so completely; that every thing that I do is covered in His Spirit.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
When once we realize that through the salvation of Jesus Christ we are made perfectly fit for God, we shall understand why Jesus Christ is so ruthless in his demands. He demands absolute rectitude from His servants, because He has put in them the very nature of God.
We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.