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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

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Three things that made me cry this week


I can’t cry on command. 

Sometimes I wish I could, but it just doesn’t happen, so if you see my eyes leaking, it’s legit. 

For the last several days I’ve been in tears pretty consistently. Tears of brokenness, repentance, confusion, sorrow and frustration, as well as tears of joy, love, excitement, amazement and worship.

Here are three(ish) [positive] things that made the tears flow:

1.  Ephesians 2:12-22

The Gospel brings the tears almost every time, especially in this passage rich with the reality of who we were and who we are because of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. He brought down the dividing walls of hostility and made peace for us, reconciling us to Himself through the bloody and beautiful cross. We have access to God! We have hope! We have JESUS! Praise and raise.

2a.   I Like Adoption (video)

This is the multi-colored family I’ve always dreamed of having! (And I’ll definitely be the “gas-pedal” mom.) Praise God for the Gospel that rescues, ransoms, reconciles and adopts people from every tribe and tongue and nation. Galatians 4:4-7, Revelation 5:9.

2b.  This demonstration of the Gospel (video)

Again, adoption never fails to make me cry.

3. I Wish I Would Have Held Her Hand More

I kid you not, just writing that made my eyes fill. In this blog published on The Gospel Coalition, R. C. Sproul Jr., reflects on his deepest regret: that he did not hold his wife’s hand more when she was alive.

The tears just keep coming.

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