a description of the grace-filled life.
…give constant encouragement, lifting their spirits and charging them with fresh hope. ~Acts 20:2
On January 19, here is a favorite verse from Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Look it up and savor these words that are always true.
Geometrically speaking, when everything is ready and boxes intersect, they transform into elegantly, interconnected designs.
In one year from today…
What might I deeply regret if it didn’t get done?
I saw this question in a post from Domestic Serenity. It called to me to stop and consider the pace at which I complete things and also the pace at which I disgard things and activities off of my “to-do” list. To counter-act any over active “to-do” list, I often strike-off activities at will. Whether I make my “to-do” list my idol or, alternatively, make my “to-don’t” list a savior, the result is the same: I need to count the cost.
Luke 14:28-29 (MSG) “Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you’re going to look pretty foolish.”
Finding a balance between rigid oak and driftwood is delicate and must be accompanied by prayer for discernment.
You’re either someone who makes things happen or watches things happen — or maybe you have no idea what’s happening! Those who make things happen are the people who change the world. ~Rick Warren
Once you slip through the net of your own fears, there is mystery in every step. Out here, in the open space between the “yes” and the “no” of judgment, you discover the treasure that’s been yours all along: your life is filled with grace. ~Katrina Kenison in this post