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Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t...– Robert Brault (via creatingaquietmind)
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Sooner or later, we all experience a moment in our lives when everything...– Rebekah Lyons (via heyodavo)
Let facts determine ideology. Not the other way around.
I can think of little else more destructive to the human soul than isolation. Not to be confused with aloneness, which can be a soothing respite from time to time. As a side note: It is odd to me that isolation is often the Church’s prescription for homosexuality. Is it any wonder the church is struggling to effectively engage with this issue?
God dispenses gifts, not wages.– What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey (via thegayguyyouneverknewyouknew) Such a simple concept but so hard to internalize.
Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die...– Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) - First professional woman astronomer in US, and first woman to gain membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1848. http://www.science20.com/i_can_get_science/yesterday_today_top_women_scientists-33348 (via women-in-science)
The beauty of this book is that Lee wants to challenge all kinds of Christians...– Lillian Daniels reviewing Torn by Justin Lee (via heyodavo) This book is one of the most sincere and honest discussions of the church & homosexuality I’ve read.
One man’s “Simple & Clean” is another man’s “Sterile & Cold”.
I find that I waste so much time fretting over what I want or should want or shouldn’t want instead of trusting God what to provide what is good. There’s some fear down inside me that if I stop fighting for what I desire I might miss out on something important.
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me....– Thomas Merton (via setthiscaptivefree)
So, thinking more about my last post. I’ve been really fortunate to have great people around me that model healthy honesty and accountability. But I’ve started to see some limitations to our current model. And I’m not sure what the right answers are to these issues. We seem to be really good at initially addressing challenges, and shortcomings but we struggle a lot with how...
I just had a great talk with an old friend today. He had been dealing with some tough stuff and just felt completely alone in it. The thing is, He has lots of friends and he is in a great church surrounded by great people. He’s hardly alone. I was reminded as we talked, how critical openness and honesty is, especially in the church. We tend to have a narrow view of what purpose honesty...
When it comes to morality and accountability, I think that there two basic extremes. The first is that I have committed wrongs that have real consequence and that cannot be undone. The second is that I am free from responsibility for what I do. Holding only to the first extreme is to drown in guilt and defeat. Recognizing the impossibility of living under the terms of the first extreme, we...
It is quite painful to fall for someone you cannot have. To willingly put down the thoughts of them that light your day and to force your self to turn your head lest you catch sight again of that smile that will melt you to your core. Giving them your heart is like pouring flour through a sieve. They were not made to hold you. Yet once in a while I think I would pour all I have just for the joy...
Don’t surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut you more deep. Let...– Absolutely Clear by Shams al-Din Hafiz (via Jared)
A good friend said to me today “isn’t it funny how we start to doubt Gods existence whenever we see things we don’t agree with. It’s like we don’t want to believe in him if he doesn’t look exactly as we imagine. Whether or not he exists should not be dependent on if you like him or not.”
Most of us would consider anarchy as a completely impractical way to structure a society. And rightfully so. Yet, when we think of God and spiritual things, we are so baffled as to why we are asked to do anything other than what we wish. We want a god that has no laws and no expectations of us.
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It is far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though...– Theodore Roosevelt