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// Good Friday and Reconciliation because God is the epitome of good.//

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This year Good Friday has a unique meaning for me. A special significance as I embrace a more intimate understanding.

Growing up I knew what Good Friday was. It was the day Jesus went to the cross. It was the day the only perfect righteousness Man Who deserved nothing less than honor and respect, was beaten, whipped, and everything so painfully agonizing that we have a glimpse of with the…

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// God’s law reveals how quick we are to run from Him. God’s gospel shows how quick He is to run after us.” -Tullian T.//

God’s law reveals how quick we are to run from Him. God’s gospel shows how quick He is to run after us.” -Tullian T.

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I want to do the right thing but I keep doing the wrong thing. I want to think the right thoughts, but I keep thinking the wrong thoughts. I want to do good things, but I keep falling back into bad habits. I mean, that was me, the internal anguish that I was currently experiencing in that moment. I remember thinking at that point and time, Romans 7 is Tullians chapter.

These past two weeks have…

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hellogiggles:

WHY I FINALLY CHOSE GOOD THINGS OVER INTERESTING THINGSby Laura Donovan http://ift.tt/1iPoK5J

"I’m so happy to have good things that I don’t mind the lack of interesting things happening in my professional life. Interesting things — the good kind of interesting — will follow if I’m patient."

hellogiggles:

WHY I FINALLY CHOSE GOOD THINGS OVER INTERESTING THINGS

by Laura Donovan

http://ift.tt/1iPoK5J

"I’m so happy to have good things that I don’t mind the lack of interesting things happening in my professional life. Interesting things — the good kind of interesting — will follow if I’m patient."

// Technically one could conclude Jesus does have a wife, but I see it’s imperative one read the fine print. Duly noted.//

Technically one could conclude Jesus does have a wife, but I see it’s imperative one read the fine print. Duly noted.

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What do you guys think? Feel free to call/ email/ text/ comment/ send smoke signals

*preference lies with phone calls but I am growing into a sacrificial nature when it comes to growing closer to that which pleases God. Amen :-)

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// my brother had a suggestion that my mother found “perfect.” How lovely. An American breed of a blessing. HA.//

my brother had a suggestion that my mother found “perfect.” How lovely. An American breed of a blessing. HA.

I miss my mom.

I’m grateful for the blessing she was and the blessings of those she loved and were loved by.

Dads are blessings too.

As well as chicken raised for meat and brown eggs.

Grateful for it ALL.

No matter the pleasure or the pain, God remains good in every season.

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// Failure is not an option.//

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For He Who began a good work in you will bring it to completion upon the day of Jesus Christ.

Palm Sunday pleasantries …until forever.

Grace and peace as we rest in the finished work of our Savior,

Domm

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// internal pressures and external pressures versus the “right” thing.//

internal pressures and external pressures versus the “right” thing.

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This gleaned from recent situational circumstances. The one thing about awkward occurrences is what you learn as a result of them.

Something’s are best learned via experience. Other things are best learned via other people sharing said experiences.

Humbling, messy, simple yet complex, experiences.

No experience is in vain if you can learn from it and share what you’ve learned with others.

Ame…

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// "Say something I’m giving up on you…" Unresponsiveness can expose heart conditions (good and bad), that we never knew we had and remind us of God’s love for us for which we’ll never know the depths. Amazing grace via humility.//

“Say something I’m giving up on you…” Unresponsiveness can expose heart conditions (good and bad), that we never knew we had and remind us of God’s love for us for which we’ll never know the depths. Amazing grace via humility.

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A couple of days ago in the midst of an evening filled with errand runs on the north side, I realized I was in close proximity to a coffee shop I’d visited once before called Wormhole.

This realization came simultaneously with the awareness that it was late afternoon, and I hadn’t consumed any coffee since that morning. I’m learning restraint can be quite satisfying when time permits to partake…

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// "fear is often discussed but rarely confronted."//

“fear is often discussed but rarely confronted.”

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…discussing the fear versus confronting the fear.

Perfect love still casts out all fear and thank God for that.

Loving fearlessly continued.

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// sigh. confessions. this will be leading to a blog post soon.. 99.9% sure.//

Self-reflection is lifelong huh? I can dig it.

Makes me appreciate patience, kindness, new mercies, and grace …all rooted in love, all the more.

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// For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want.//

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“…But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is…

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Timing is everything because it belongs to God.

God is perfectly sovereign indeed. For that, I am grateful.

Timing is everything because it belongs to God.

God is perfectly sovereign indeed. For that, I am grateful.

soli DEO gloria.