Starbucks. Christmas Trees. Snow. I’ll admit Redding doesn’t suck at Christmas time. Thank you @stephkellyg @kathrineannboynton
You matter to God. Your pain, your romances, your struggles, your victories, they all mater to God. So why do you think that it’s only your sins that matter to Him? It’s as if we think of God as a vending machine that only accepts good deeds, when all He ever asked for is the human heart. Your heart.
Unka Glen (unkaglen.tumblr.com) —
“I have always loved you, ” says The Lord.
Malachi 1:2 (via keepyoureyesonhim) —
A woman who fears the Lord will not run away from God to satisfy her longings and relieve her anxieties. She will wait for the Lord. She will hope in God. She will stay close to the heart of God and trust in his promises. The prospect of departing into the way of sin will be too fearful to pursue; and the benefits of abiding in the shadow of the Almighty too glorious to forsake.
Consider Jesus, know Jesus, soak in the shadow of Jesus, saturate your soul with the ways of Jesus. Watch him, listen to him, stand in awe of him. Let him overwhelm you with the way he is.
John Piper (via daisiesandcoffee) —
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.