And I cry “JESUS!” as I suffocate beneath the worry of tomorrow. I cry “JESUS!” as the wave of apathy overcomes my soul. I cry “JESUS!” as the crushing weight of self doubt seems to crash upon me. I sob “LORD!” as fear drags me to the depths. I wail “MESSIAH!” as silence seems to eat my whole being alive.
Then in the storm, it becomes suddenly still, and out upon the waters He comes, and whispers “I am here, beloved.” and suddenly tears are wiped away, peace is restored, and a stillness takes hold of the ship that once held a weak and frightened child.
Oh hope, oh love, oh grace, oh joy, oh morning redemption, oh eternal savior; here in lies the One who hears my cries, and holds my soul, who comforts and renews. He is Jesus, and He is making all things new.
— T.B. LaBerge // Oh Messiah (via tblaberge)
4:44 pm • 1 September 2014 • 303 notes
“Nothing awakens a soul like knowing that it is loved. To be loved, appreciated, fought for, and encouraged is something that our hearts thirst for; and ultimately all these things can only be found in Christ.”
— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
4:37 pm • 1 September 2014 • 996 notes
I was moving to my first own home, and my friend was there to help me. After an hour or two we started to get things sorted and I realized that I hadn’t put my crucifix on the wall. As I put it on the wall above my bed, I felt even more like home. I looked at the cross and said to my friend: “That’s my King. He was winning even when hanging on the cross.” My friend who was lying on the bed looked at it too, smiled and said: “And even when dying.” And I looked at the cross, my King hanging there and I said: “Man, I love Him.” And I do.
4:33 pm • 1 September 2014
“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”
— Socrates (via thatlitsite)
3:49 am • 1 September 2014 • 248 notes
“To love as Christ loves, is to feel as Christ feels, to hurt as Christ hurts, and to obey as Christ obeys; it is not an easy task to endure, but it is the byproduct of accepting Him as Lord over your life.”
— T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace, and the Gospel (via tblaberge)
3:42 am • 1 September 2014 • 819 notes
“I knew I matured when I realized every situation doesn’t need a reaction.”
— (via sterlingsea)
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3:40 am • 1 September 2014 • 54,394 notes
“God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars”
3:39 am • 1 September 2014 • 2,259 notes
“Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar…”
— William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (via wordsnquotes)
4:40 am • 31 August 2014 • 9,927 notes
“When you were ten years old, you can remember that your eight year old self was totally stupid. When you’re fifteen years old, you think about your ten year old self and the things you wrote and believed and you go, “Ugh.” When you’re twenty years old, you think your fifteen year old self was a jerk, and when you’re thirty years old, you really think your twenty year old self was a jerk. And guess what: you’re a jerk right now.”
— Timothy Keller (via jspark3000)
4:27 pm • 30 August 2014 • 288 notes
“Perhaps the most radical thing we followers of Jesus can do in the information age is treat each other like humans—not heroes, not villains, not avatars, not statuses, not Republicans, not Democrats, not Calvinists, not Emergents—just humans. This wouldn’t mean we would stop disagreeing, but I think it would mean we would disagree well.”
— Rachel Held Evans (via yesdarlingido)
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4:25 pm • 30 August 2014 • 726 notes