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This is one of my best friends’ babies. In her hands is a custom order from someone who’s friend lost her son to suicide last week. A son who was this age once. A son who was fiercely loved and valued and squeezed tight. A son who will always be their baby. My heart cannot fathom the overwhelming grief. Our only hope? To lift our eyes to the One who is our help in every season and situation. Jesus, come quickly.
It seems the Lord is teaching me a deeper (more experiential) meaning of what Paul talks about when he describes servants of God as “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10a). • You see, there is so much good happening. So much joy, provision, and depth of community. So many doors opening. So many opportunities to minister and be ministered to. So much love and humility and grace and kindness and care that it has made me—quite literally—cry into a plate of chicken and waffles from the mercy of it all. • These scattered beams can only be explained by the Lord, who is dropping joy bombs and grace explosions all around. • But it’s not all chicken and waffles. • (Link to blog post in profile ❤️)
“All in all, it was a never-to-be forgotten summer—one of those summers which comes seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going—one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doings, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” -L.M. Montgomery
“[It is] as if [David] had said, Separated from God I am nothing, and all that I attempt to do ends in nothing; but when I come to Him, I find an abundant supply of strength. It is highly necessary for us to consider what we are without God; for no man will cast himself wholly upon God, but he who feels himself in a fainting condition, and who despairs of the sufficiency of his own powers. We will seek nothing from God but what we are conscious of wanting in ourselves. ...the reason why God is represented as a portion is, because He alone is abundantly sufficient for us, and because in Him the perfection of our happiness consists.” -John Calvin, on Psalm 73:26

Follow me as I follow Jesus


As I was browsing Instagram yesterday I came across the following. Conviction hit me hard. Then, as I repented of the mounds of pride in my heart and soul, Jesus’ grace flooded in and I was overwhelmed at His beautiful love and desire to sanctify me and make me more like Himself. Why do I so often resist His refinement?

“Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us,
that we should be called the sons of God.” -1 John 3:1


My name is pride. I am a cheater.

I cheat you of your God-given destiny … because you demand your own way.

I cheat you of contentment … because you “deserve better than this.”

I cheat you of knowledge … because you already know it all.

I cheat you of healing … because you’re too full of me to forgive.

I cheat you of holiness … because you refuse to admit when you’re wrong.

I cheat you of vision … because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window.

I cheat you of genuine friendship … because nobody’s going to know the real you.

I cheat you of love … because real romance demands sacrifice.

I cheat you of greatness in heaven … because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.

I cheat you of God’s glory … because I convince you to seek your own.

-Beth Moore

One comment on “Pride

  1. iceiceandrew says:

    Great word. Thanks for sharing.

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