“See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!”
[Psalm 52:7 ESV]
“When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path…I cried out to You, O Lord; I said, “You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living…Bring my soul out of prison, So that I may give thanks to Your name…”
[Psalm 142:3a, 5, 7a NASB]
"Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul…I take refuge in You. Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.”
[Psalm 143:8, 9b, 10, 11 NASB]
A cat in an Exceptional Hat.
(a submission from the whimsical Honoria M Harlowe)
how does this not have more notes
I WANT THIS CAT!!! Or a print of the picture.
"Everything You Fear is True" by Stephen Brewster -
"[God] loves you so much He could not for one second allow you to be ordinary because that would be a waste of the amazing gifts He has given you."
Letter to kids the the first day of school -
it’s cute. Just wanna remember it.
The Gospel is More Than a Story -
"We must return to these stories and events to remember not just the Bible stories, but the story that contains them all—the One Story of God’s incomprehensible, outrageous acts of redemption, the stories of a God gathering a people for his name. Here in its pages appear fierce and unlikely heroes, terrifying battles, pilloried prophets, resistant saints, miraculous healings, a foot-washing King, a bloodied God on a cross, a hollow tomb, the final wrath and glory judgment, and a denouement that ends more miraculously than anything we could imagine: the coming of a new city with open gates and a purified people now called sons and daughters who, needing no other light, will enter and walk by the light of the Lamb.
Not everyone will be there. It is not a safe or simple story. Yet the story is for all of us to hear and to heed. We are invited into these pages, not as editors with red pens in hand, but as supplicants seeking understanding and truth. We are invited to live into this narrative, but not to rewrite it, either to gut it of its offense or to reshape it for short attention spans and better sales.”
-Leslie Leyland Fields
Discipline is not the enemy of creativity. Discipline is the amplifier of creativity. Be disciplined. — Jon Acuff
Jon Acuff: More words of wisdom -
This whole thing hit me pretty hard.
Awesome doesn’t let the crowd determine the size of the performance. Awesome gets up for 2 people or 200. Awesome writes great books even if no one is going to read them. Awesome sweeps store floors when no one is looking.
Awesome can’t help itself.
Awesome has a huge heart. And that’s what it always plays too.
You God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. — Psalm 63:1, NIV
the empty places in our hearts were created to be filled by God alone. The deepest thirst of our soul can only be quenched by Him. —
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Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare… I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. —