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Today’s Quote on Adversity

“I implore you to not give in to despair. It is a dangerous temptation because our adversary has refined it to the point that it is quite subtle. Hopelessness constricts and withers the heart, rendering it unable to sense God’s blessings and grace. It also causes you to exaggerate the adversities of life and makes your burden seem too heavy for you to bear. Yet God’s plans for you and His ways of bringing about His plans, are infinitely wise.”  ~Madame Guyon

For Reflection: Luke 12:22-26

Today’s Quote on Suffering

“If we cultivate within ourselves a deep rest in God, an existential grasp of His love for us, then we will find that suffering can sting and cause pain, but it can’t uproot us, overthrow us. Because suffering can’t touch our Main Thing – God, His love, and His salvation.”   ~Timothy Keller

For Reflection: Romans 8:8-39

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A Glimpse of Unconditional Acceptance

 

I am excited that one my daughter’s friends is getting married in a few weeks. This wedding is special to me because my daughter is a bridesmaid and because the bride asked my daughter to design the engagement photo dress and the bridesmaids’ skirts for the wedding.

I admit I was surprised when I got an invitation to the bridal shower, because I have never interacted with her family.

I didn’t know what to expect and seriously considered not attending. I knew I always felt anxious whenever I met new people or when I was in new social environments.

It would have been so easy for me to send the gift by my daughter, but whenever I thought about doing that, I thought about this precious young woman, her love for God, and how she chose to live a life that reflected God’s love and joy. She had always been a source of light and grace and compassion, and I didn’t want to disappoint her.

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