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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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Elisabeth Elliot’s Favorite Hymn

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(My full time job is the assistant editor over at RTM Magazine and the following is an excerpt from a full post on the Real Truth Matters blog. Head over there to read the full story and to find Elisabeth’s favorite hymn.


Elisabeth Elliot. So much class.

On June 15, 2015, Elisabeth Elliot-Gren died.

Ever since my roommate in college gave me a copy of Passion and Purity, Elisabeth has been one of my heroes. Through many of her books (all of which are on my list to read before I’m 30) she has walked with me on my journey to the Celestial City, helping me (along with my mom and other women in our church) navigate the waters of womanhood and how the Bible defines biblical femininity, masculinity and relationships, among other things.

Through the RTM Magazine, we became acquainted with her husband, Lars Gren, as he gave us permission to reprint some of Elisabeth’s articles first published in The Elisabeth Elliot NewsletterI will always treasure the phone calls and letters with him and his sweet and firm nature as we exchanged stories and life updates.

Read the rest at Real Truth Matters.

2 comments on “Elisabeth Elliot’s Favorite Hymn

  1. Kay Whitney says:

    I just want to know, if Lars Gren is still living. I followed Elizabeth Elliott, since her husband Jim and 4 other missionaries were speared to death as they endeavored to reach the then Acua Indians. I have admired the way Lars took care of Eluzabth during her mb any years livkb GB with dementia. That was my field of expertise as given by the Lord.

    1. Hello, Kay. I’m not for sure. I haven’t spoken with him since after Elisabeth’s funeral. The last I heard, he was. Sorry I couldn’t help you.

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