Rooted and grounded

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It is a very uncommon thing
to be rooted and grounded
in the love of Jesus.
I find persons
may have the idea,
but are far from having
the real substance.

–George Whitefield
(1714 – 1770)

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The Final Banquet

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Jesus will make the world
our perfect home again.
We will no longer be living ‘east of Eden,’
always wandering and never arriving.
We will come, and the father will meet us
and embrace us, and we will be 
brought into the feast.

–Tim Keller
The Prodigal God

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Stories, hopes and laughter

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Grace and gratitude

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Grace evokes gratitude
like the voice an echo.
Gratitude follows grace
like thunder lightning.

–Karl Barth

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Who can stay away?

looking out window1 copyGrace is the ultimate attractor.
Who can stay away
from someone
who sees everything
wrong with you
and loves you even
more for it?

–Eric Nels Ortlund

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Future fulfillment

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There is no inborn longing
that shall not be fulfilled.
I think that is as certain as 
the forgiveness of sins.

–George MacDonald

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Our chief purpose

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So it may be said that
the chief purpose of life,
for any one of us, is to increase
according to our capacity
our knowledge of God
by all the means we have,
and to be moved by it
to praise and thanks.

— J.R.R. Tolkien
Letters

Keep on going

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Your life is short,
your duties many,
your assistance great,
and your reward sure;
therefore faint not,
hold on and hold up,
in ways of well-doing,
and heaven shall
make amends
for all.

–Thomas Brooks

 

Climbing higher

climbing rock copyAnd now because you are His child, live as a child of God; be redeemed from the life of evil, which is false to your nature, into the life of goodness, which is the truth of your being. Scorn all that is mean; hate all that is false; struggle with all that is impure. Live the simple, lofty life which befits an heir of immortality.

–Frederick W. Robertson

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