friday’s quote.

friday’s quote.

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.

-Victor Hugo

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God is real.

God is real.

Have you thought about how we can choose hope, courage, kindness, and love?

These qualities are not by accident.

People acknowledge the need for a designer/inventor/creator when it comes to things we use everyday.

Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Thomas Edison …

So why is it so easy to say there is no designer/inventor/creator behind humanity, the stars, planets, and universe?

Did all of the inventions just “happen”?

The fact that humans are capable of hoping, showing courage, being kind, and loving, tells me we were designed with these (and other) attributes hard-wired inside of us.

There is an inventor behind it.

I hope you will believe in God. Because I know for sure, God has helped me endure tragedies, loss, and sadness.

Why wouldn’t he? He knows how I work and what I need.


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Whatever you’re going through, face the future with courage.

Stand strong. Stand tall. Be brave.


Creation inspires us to be courageous.

The tide comes in and goes out. The rhythm is constant and reliable.

Take a deep breath and do the next thing.


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Some churches deal more with overcoming the pain than feeling it. That leaves people thinking they don’t have enough faith and they ignore the pain.

It’s just as wrong to ignore the pain and call it faith as it is to wallow in pain and never move through it the way God intended.

When my son died, there was no ignoring it. Pushing it away is like trying to cover a fatal, bleeding wound with your hand.

Each day, you face the pain. It is what it is and the best way is to have courage. Courage doesn’t mean you are not afraid, just like feeling pain doesn’t mean you don’t have faith.

Courage is based on truth and so we call it what it is. God has equipped us to walk through the pain, not avoid it.


When the sun goes down at the end of the day, darkness settles over us and we don’t see clearly. Things sometimes look worse.

But remember, the sun always rises in the morning. And the new day is meant to brings us new hope and a new outlook. Don’t dread tomorrow! God is with you always and will guide you through your pain if you let him.


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