God gives His best to those who leave the choice to Him.– Leslie Ludy, When God Writes Your Love Story (via mareejuana)
Each choice He records; each glance He remembers. And one very real day in our...– ~Dana Candler, Deep Unto Deep
A true poet is more than just a man who can write a poem with a pen. A true poet...– ― Eric Ludy (via zhaipee08)
My heart was saying, “Lord, take away this longing, or give me that for which I...– Elisabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity (via breanna-lynn)
If you can’t see the sun you will be impressed with a street light. If you’ve...– John Piper (via iscl)
If we don’t write well, we don’t think well. If we don’t think...– George Orwell
Explode My Soul- Jonathan and Melissa Helser
Whisper my name, so only I can hear Call to my heart, chase away my fears Stand up in this place, fight for the one you love Won’t You come surround me, so I can rise above Explode my soul, let these walls come down All these prison thoughts crumble with the sound Of my deliverance from my enemies I stand up beside You, let’s watch these giants flee Let the silence be broken, and the...
@drewanthonymusic Exactly :)
@Drewanthonymusic Thanks, Drew :) Actually, though, I spelled it the way I intended. It’s not meant to be “Show me that You are amazing,” it’s meant as “Your way, not mine.” I’ve spent far too much time and energy trying to make things happen that I want to see happen, the way I want them. By declaring to God, “Show me Your amazing,” I’m asking for Him to show me His way- His amazing, because...
~Show me Your amazing~
this evening I was mulling things over with God in my head and all He said in response was two words.. “Hold on”
love never gives anything less than the absolute best
Thought for the day...
Every day this week, I’ve been jumping and dancing all over the stage, helping to lead worship for a kids’ day camp. I don’t have the energy AT ALL, but God has really come through…For about half an hour’s time, I bounce, I spin, I clap- I do anything- to get the kids moving and worshipping. A fellow staff member approached me this afternoon and asked if I had met...
drewanthonymusic asked: Do you own it?
onceuponamidnightsdream asked: WHEN ARE YOU COMING HOME!!!??????!!!!!! THIS SAVING THE WORLD STUFF HAS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH! LOL
—-Currently: about to take a lovely little nap —-In the last few days of last week: talked with a girl and her boyfriend about Jesus, the gospel, and the Bible, then was able to give her a copy of a 40-day New Testament reading book which is written in English and Modern Chinese (and she was SO excited!!) —-On Friday, I said goodbye to one of my precious preschoolers who now...
I'll Go Where You Send Me: reflection time →
illgowhereyousendme: Alright, I know it’s now been over a week, and I apologize for that. It’s not just the blog though, if that helps, I haven’t had much journaling time either. I’m fixing that tonight. This past weekend we did more of the touristy thing, and I’ll be honest, it felt kinda weird. I mean I don’t know…
I'll Go Where You Send Me: the crumb-crunchers →
illgowhereyousendme: (I love that phrase. Pastor Phil uses it often, and I’ve adopted it now myself :D) I’ve been teaching preschool now for a while, and I absolutely love it. I swear I have the cutest kids on the planet in my class. I’d put up pictures so you could see them, but there’s a policy set in place for…
illgowhereyousendme: today was incredible. tonight there was dancing and laughter. more on this tomorrow. back to you, Steve.
I care not what tomorrow holds so long as You hold me tomorrow.
illgowhereyousendme: Today (Tuesday) was my second day of teaching the preschool class, and it went LOADS better than yesterday. The morning just flew… except for a few minutes where time seemed to stop altogether. There was another college team here from Lee University. They had been here for about two and a half…
I'll Go Where You Send Me: the one where I throw... →
illgowhereyousendme: Hey all! I’m sorry I haven’t been keeping up with the blog- so much is going on here all the time, it’s hard to find a minute to write about it! We basically wake up, eat breakfast, work all morning, eat lunch, work all afternoon, eat dinner, and then have some kind of activity going on,…
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China, here I come
Overcome by Love
“Our living testimony is that the glorious God has allowed His heart to be overcome by weak human beings, and He has given Himself to both the exhilarations and the woundings of a lovesick heart. When He gazes upon me, He sees through the eyes of love and desire. He comes before me and says, ‘I am a Man in love. I am a God that burns with desire, and I have set my affections on you....
Run to You
“I need You. I can’t get enough of You. I come ALIVE when I’m in Your presence, O God of my salvation.” I can hardly speak. With tears streaming down my face, You must know— You must know how much I love You… You must know how deeply I’m in love with You, my Jesus
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.– ~Hellen Keller
exhausted? go bless someone. frustrated? go bless someone. broken? go bless someone. full of joy and peace? go bless someone. reach beyond yourself every single day… …you never know who needed it.
I'm in my p.j.'s with a shawl wrapped around me. I...
God, I know You’re speaking, and I think I know exactly what You’re...
This year has probably been the hardest I've had...
Everything looks brighter when a new day dawns....
Well, it’s over. I mean, we leave for home in a couple of days, and the honors ceremony was today. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, an honors ceremony is one performed without a minister—it’s done by the military to honor the deceased person’s years of service. My Papa was in the Navy for thirty years, and poured his entire heart and...
I’ve made a decision: I’m removing the phrase, “If it’s Your will” from my prayer time vocabulary. Here’s the deal: You will NEVER hear God say, “No, as a matter of fact, it is NOT My will that she be healed from sickness or that your financial problems are settled.” EVER. God desires to give us EVERY. GOOD. THING. When healing doesn’t come,...
One whisper from You, and my heart melts, my knees...
God, You know better than I. Thank You for holding...
Pretty scared about/for my papa right now... not...
If you’ll allow me, I’d like to take a few minutes of your time to share with you something very close to my heart. Feel free to respond— give me your opinion, disagree with me, whichever it is. This is just my view. All I ask is that you read it all the way through. I have never been in a relationship, and there’s a reason for that. Some like to say “Dating is...
with just one pulse of Your heart, I'm in love.
wow… I’m almost in tears right now. I love You, Jesus.
We read (lectio) under the eye of God (Meditatio) until the heart is touched (Oratio) & leaps to flame (Contemplatio) What is Lectio Divina? The monastic form of lectio divina is an ancient method that was practiced by the Desert Fathers and Mothers and monasteries in the East and West. It is unstructured and teaches that one is to engage the scriptures through a particular passage and then...
Christ loved us without expecting us to love Him in return. As He lay dying on the Cross, those He had come to save were mocking and spitting in His face. Can we love Him the way He loved us? Can we surrender everything to Him without expecting anything in return? I have discovered throughout my life that our Lord cares very deeply about the dreams and desires of our heart, and He takes...
Fascinate me, captivate me, capture my imagination… capture my affections...
Don't close your mind... Don't turn your eyes...
God, my God. You. Are. BREATHTAKING. You captivate my heart. Star-breather, who could ever compare to You? Who could ever come close? I wake and You are here with me. I lie down, and You’ve never left my side. Your eyes are forever on me, and Your hand directs my steps. When the rest of the world crumbles to pieces, You’re still You. You’re still God… You’re still...
Though we are but a vapor... We are marked by...
Keep surrendering your dreams to Him. What if you’re only seeing a thread...– Chaplain Carol
Get whole. It’s more important that you BECOME the right person than it is...– Mr. Holderness
Don’t chase him around unless you want a guy you’ll ALWAYS be having...– Mr. Holderness
Love. It will not betray you, dismay you, or...
~Mumford & Sons