Tuesday, February 23, 2016


What is compassion? Compassion is seeing a need and wanting to help alleviate it. It is what the Good Samaritan felt - and acted on - when he helped the man on the road to Jericho. It is what the father of the prodigal son experienced when he saw his son returning home.

God show us His compassion because He has an abundance of loving kindness towards us. God's compassion is what led Him to promise to restore the Israelites after their time of captivity in Babylon.

God's forgiveness arises out of His compassion for us.

What does this mean for us? What does this mean for our day-in and day-out of life? As we reflect God's character, we should respond to others with compassion. That means extending physical aid when we encounter those who have physical needs. That means extending reconciliation to those who seek restored relationships. That means seeing that others need to be loved and loving them regardless of whether we consider them worthy of our love. That means forgiving those who have wronged us because they need our forgiveness.

Our interactions - our desires and motivations to help others - need to be steeped in grace and compassion and love and kindness. We should never desire "to fix" people. People aren't projects. They are individuals. They are individuals who need love.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Loved With Everlasting Love

Loved with everlasting love,
Led by grace that love to know;
Gracious Spirit from above,
Thou hast taught me it is so!
Oh, this full and perfect peace!
Oh, this transport all divine!
In a love which cannot cease,
I am His, and He is mine.

Heav'n above is softer blue,
Earth around is sweeter green!
Something lives in ev'ry hue
Christ-less eyes have never seen;
Birds with gladder songs o'erflow,
Flowers with deeper beauties shine,
Since I know, as now I know,
I am His, and He is mine.

Things that once were wild alarms
Cannot now disturb my rest;
Closed in everlasting arms,
Pillowed on the loving breast.
Oh, to lie forever here,
Doubt and care and self resign
While He whispers in my ear,
I am His, and He is mine.

His forever, only His!
Who the Lord and me shall part?
Ah, with what a rest of bliss
Christ can fill the loving heart!
Heav'n and earth may fade and flee,
Firstborn light in gloom decline;
But while God and I shall be,
I am His, and He is mine.

Loved With Everlasting Love by George Robinson

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Spine Labels - Set 1

spine labels
noun (plural) - a collection of odds and ends that are as random as reading spine labels in a bookstore

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Tea Time Mason Jar Gift

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

God's Amazing Grace

"There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still." - Corrie Ten Boom

"Now I will say this to every sinner, though he should think himself to be the worst sinner who ever lived: cry to the Lord and seek Him while He may be found. A throne of grace is a place fitted for you. By simple faith, go to your Savior, for He is the throne of grace." - Charles Spurgeon

"May I never forget. On my best day, that I still need God as desperately as I did on my worst day." - Unknown

"Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace." - Jerry Bridges

"I have never met a person I could despair of, or lose all hope for, after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God." - Oswald Chambers

"Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"My faith rests not in what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what he has done, and in what he is now doing for me." - Charles Spurgeon

"The more you see your own flaws and sins, the more precious, electrifying, and amazing God's grace appears to you." - Tim Keller

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