Favorite Quote

Here is one of my most loved quotes from A. W. Tozer. It inspires me to keep going and remember who it is I live for. I hope  you love it too.

 

Too often, we give God only the tired remnants of our time. If Jesus Christ had given us only the remnant of His time, we would all be on our way to that darkness that knows no morning. Christ gave us not the tattered leftovers of His time; He gave us all the time He had. But some of us give Him only the leftovers of our money and of our talents and never give our time fully to the Lord Jesus Christ who gave us all. Because He gave us all, we have what we have; and He calls us “as He is, so are we in this world.’ -The Crucified Life

We Aren\’t Perfect.

The next time you feel like God can’t use you, just remember…
Noah was a drunk.
Abraham was too old.
Isaac was a daydreamer.
Jacob was a liar.
Leah was ugly.
Joseph was abused.
Moses had a stuttering problem.
Gideon was afraid.
Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer.
Rahab was a prostitute.
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.
David had an affair and was a murderer.
Elijah was suicidal.
Isaiah preached naked.
Jonah ran from God.
Naomi was a widow.
Job went bankrupt.
John the Baptist ate locusts.
Peter denied Christ.
The Disciples fell asleep while praying.
Martha worried about everything.
Mary Magdalene was, well you know.
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once.
Zaccheus was too small. Paul was too religious.
Timothy had an ulcer…
Lazarus was dead!

And God isn’t finished with you yet.

 

~From posterRevolution

Quote for a Monday Morning

Thank God for the battle verses in the Bible.

We go into the unknown everyday of our lives,

and especially Monday morning.

For the week is sure to be a battlefield,

outwardly and inwardly in the unseen life of the Spirit,

which is often by far the sternest battlefield for souls.

Either way, The Lord your God goes before you.

He shall fight for you!

-Amy Carmichael

What is Love?

Aimee and I were just having a conversation about how the world views love and what true love actually is.

Dr. Baucham has a great message about this.

I have it right here to share with you too.

I really think more teens need to hear this.

Love is so much more than what is on television or in the books we read.

Love is a choice.

It is not just an emotion.

I am so glad that my daughter was questioning this. She has seen the love we her parents share, but it is so different from the love her friends say they have with their boy/girlfriends. These young ones are “totally in love” with someone one week, break up with that person and be “totally in love” with a different one the next. She knew in her heart that many of her friends were wrong.  That there is so much more to a relationship than a spark that can fizzle.

Her future husband, where ever he may be, is truly blessed. When she says “I love you” it will mean that she actually loves him, not his wallet, his outfits, his car or his status. It will be the fact that she loves his faith, his morals, his values, the way he treats her, if he makes her laugh, his affinity for music, his intelligence, his creativity, his strength, his loyalty, his passions… I am sure he will be adorable too!! Mostly he will be adorable because he will be honestly “loved” by my daughter for who he internally is.

This kind of love will cause emotions that last forever.

I wish more kids had this talk with their parents.

Just because, I am wondering if anyone else has had this talk with their kids?

Or are you planning to?

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Wonderful Quote

“Christian motherhood means dedicating your entire life in service of others. It means standing beside your husband, following him, and investing in the lives of children whom you hope will both survive you and surpass you. It means forgoing present satisfaction for eternal rewards. It means investing in the lives of others who may never fully appreciate your sacrifice or comprehend the depth of your love. And it means doing all these things, not because you will receive the praise of man — for you will not — but because God made you to be a woman and a mother, and there is great contentment in that biblical calling.”

~ Doug Phillips

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~Jen Hatmaker

Love your children

Found this at the Skeptical Mother on my facebook…had to share.

“You will never have this day
with your child again.
Tomorrow they’ll be a little
older than they we’re today.
This day is a gift.
Breathe and notice.
Smell and touch them;
study their faces
and little feet and pay attention.
RELISH THE CHARMS
of THE PRESENT.

Enjoy today, mama.
It will be over before you know it.”

~Jen Hatmaker