clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future
"What is the reality of any feeling?"
It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it’s the only thing in the world keeping me afloat."
"Your unworthiness is swallowed up by His love."
"Fairest Of Ten Thousand #315
I think one of the worst feelings in the human experience is the feeling of not belonging. Do you know how it feels to be in a room full of people you just don’t fit in with? Whether or not it’s true, you feel these staring eyes full of that loaded question, “What are you doing here?” Not being wanted or picked for something is a terrible feeling to experience, but knowing you don’t belong might be even worse, because it includes all that rejection plus the feeling of personal failure which says, “You’re not like us. It’s not just that we don’t want you, it’s that you don’t have it. You’re not one of us.” That is why one of the sweetest elements of knowing Jesus is the intimacy of His love. In Scripture, the picture is of a Groom who is overwhelmed by His bride. Jesus sees you as His very own love - the one He dreams of and longs for. The picture is of a dad waiting for the return of His lost son. Every day he waits on the porch for some sign of the one He loves coming back home. Knowing Jesus isn’t about religious beliefs and rituals. It’s about coming home to the heart who knows you and has a bedroom light on just for you. It’s about Someone kind and good saying to your heart, “Come back. You belong here. This is the life and the family you were made to know.” You’re not some freak who just doesn’t belong. There isn’t a thing that you don’t have. Truth is, there is a love that was made for you. There’s a heart that is filled up and overjoyed by having you. You belong."
"We live between two great days: The day Christ hung before men and the day all men will kneel before Christ."
Do you remember the way the girls
would call out “love you!”
conveniently leaving out the “I”
as if they didn’t want to commit
to their own declarations.
I agree that the “I” is a pretty heavy concept."
"I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go."