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“The really important thing in life is not the avoidance of mistakes, but the obedience of faith. By obedience, the man is led step by step to correct his errors, whereas nothing will ever happen to him if he doesn’t get going.” Paul Tournier 1 Gospel beauty and us getting in the way. 2 “There’s nothing […]

love

“No single attribute creates more beauty in the world than a life lived out of love. Imagine how the world would be different if each of us left every person we ever met better than we found them. Imagine a world where love was the rule, where love was the boundary, where it was unthinkable […]

shine

“Diamonds do not dazzle with beauty unless they are cut. When cut, the rays of the sun fall on them and make them shine with wonderful colours. So when we are cut by the cross, we shall shine as jewels in the kingdom of God.” Sadhu Sundar Singh

beauty, affliction & reward!

“Beauty and affliction are the only two things that can pierce our hearts.” Simone Weil As I’ve reflected on the landscape of Lent, it presents itself as open, empty, deserted. Traditional lenten observance, following Christ into the wilderness, emphasizes relinquishment. Following the One who emptied himself, we give up a familiar pleasure or comfort for forty […]

beauty……please!

I saw a blurb in Christianity Today about a new book titled Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity. To a generation suspicious of truth claims and unconvinced by moral assertions, beauty has a surprising allure. I appreciate the evangelistic impulse behind this idea, and I found that this book offered […]

adding what…?

“We come with beautiful secrets We come with purposes written on our hearts, written on our souls We come to every new morning With possibilities only we can hold To tell a better story. Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces Calling out the best of who we are And I want to add to […]

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