Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the...– Chris Brogan
You are free to choose what you surrender to, but you are not free from the...
Brother Stories: from ryan, for ryan. →
I write this more to myself than to anyone else. I think the things we are most passionate about- those ideas and hopes that really stick to our souls, spiderwebs we walk through and can’t quite shake off, come from the deepest places of fear and insecurity. For me- I desperately want people to know that they are not alone. Because I desperately need to know that I am not alone. I need for...
It wasn’t the giggly flutter that runs through your stomach when you’re sixteen...– Blake Healy; The Veil
Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house,...– Rumi (via beauty-happens)
From the Fig Tree: Tomorrow morning →
“I am in such constant deep and desperate need of the life-altering power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Because I can’t undo a single thing I’ve done. I can’t unsay a single thing I’ve said. I can’t unbreak a single heart or unburn any bridge. I simply could not save myself; I hated who I was. But even when every ounce of it is true- relentless grace abounds that much more. I am no...
I’m reeling with eyes closed, knees bent, spine curled, arms outstretched. The world spins and won’t settle. Ground me! Anchor me! I am flailing, unraveling into piles of knots. Tensing. Releasing. Breath is held like it’s sustenance, feeding off the air and the release hurts. Jaw is clenched and heart is beating off-tempo wild. Dizzy disjointed thoughts momentarily suspended to...
Loving people through things the world tells you to reject them for is liberating for everyone involved.
Gosh. I just miss my family so dang much.
Once you know God, it’s over. Everything else tastes like the vapid emptiness it...– (via christ-in-joy)
mrjoshuadavid: and when i am scared, i will praise You and when i doubt, i will praise You and when i am happy, i will praise You and when i am lonely, i will praise You and when i am confused, i will praise You and when i am angry, i will praise You and when i am in love, i will praise You because You are so much bigger than anything i am going through
“Our inability to find something to be thankful...
This is a good quote, really a good truth, to meditate on. Right now I am laying in my bed, it’s past 4:00 in the morning and my body hurts so badly. In this moment I have the ability to focus on my pain and discomfort, or to focus on the blessing of having medicine, a really comfortable bed and the money to afford being able to visit a doctor. How much greater is my experience when I dwell in...
A Christian man who takes the lead in sexual purity, and who tells the woman...– Richard D. Phillips and Sharon L. Phillips (via radquotes)
The Desert Place →
I believe there are seasons when God calls us into the desert just so that He can woo us back out. Sometimes that looks like Elijah crying out for death in a cave, and waking up to an Angel preparing him food. And sometimes that looks like giving up everything to move to Arizona, and being blessed with a sweet Nashville farmhouse and community of women eager to share their hearts. When you stumble...
I am in the desert.
o. hallelujah. →
I have a dream that instead of my sisters praying for God to grant them husbands, they would ask for men to be raised up whose love for God can never be outweighed by any human. I have a dream that instead of us asking for someone to love us, we fully and wholeheartedly fall in love with the One who has never stopped pursuing us. I have a hope that as humans, we would stop looking for someone to...