Archive | May 2015

scripture friday.

Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

Dear friends, never take revenge. 

– The Bible

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Photo credit: Juliana Coutinho / Foter / CC BY


You might hate the person who hurt you.

Hatred is a vile emotion when unforgiveness, bitterness, or envy goes unchecked.

Choose to love and be free from hatred.

You are not hurting the one who hurt you. You are hurting yourself.

scripture friday.

All the ends of the earth

will remember and turn to the Lord,

and all the families of the nations

will bow down before him,

for dominion belongs to the Lord

and he rules over the nations.

-The Bible

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Photo credit: trainjason / Foter / CC BY

memorial day.


For those who died for freedom.

For those who loved them.

For those who remember.

Memorial Day.


We look at life through a lens.

We either see the good and are angry about the bad, or we see the bad and are thankful for the good.


With destruction, there is always hope.


The earth reveals who God is.

Why doesn’t he stop evil and tragedy?

I don’t know.

But I do know he brings something good from it.

It doesn’t make the pain go away, but it makes you live again.


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Eggs&Beer / / CC BY

scripture friday.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 

neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, 

 neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth

nor anything else in all creation,

will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

– The Bible



begin again.

As long as you’re alive, you can start over.

Isn’t it amazing how trees…100, 200 years old and more…continually bud each spring?

It’s indicative of the Creator who has revealed himself through nature. And he tells us it’s the same for us.

Begin again.



mother’s day.

Mothers have a peculiar strength.

She endures childbirth, carrys heavy burdens, and perseveres through the storms of life. Truly, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
mother 2

Yet, deeply within the reservoir of her strength lies tender sensitivity.


Mothers cry.



Her tears washes away the residue of concerns.

It’s God’s way.



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lapidim / / CC BY-NC

National Library of Ireland on The Commons /

Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton / / CC BY-NC-ND

scripture friday.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

-The Bible

Photo credit: Elizabeth Haslam / Photo / CC BY-NC

Photo credit: Elizabeth Haslam / Photo / CC BY-NC