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“Hope of a physical life beyond this world, in a world surged with the eternal love of God that will never end — that hope gives us a reason to live today, a central focus to resist worldly distraction, and the forbearance to face anything on earth.

When I walk through a cemetery, I see my life as a vapor, and I thank God for the breath He’s given me in this world. But I don’t stop there. I thank Him more for the breath He’ll breathe into my dead body so it will never rot again.

Resurrection hope gave early martyrs the steadiness to confess Christ when the sword hovered over their head. It is this hope that strengthens us to be instruments in God’s kingdom, for however long or short a time He gives. It overcomes any fear”

You know those songs that define a time in your life. Put you on your knees each time you hear it…

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“The little things. There’s nothing bigger, is there?”

Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust!

“Crazy isn’t being broken or swallowing a secret. It’t you. Or me. Amplified.”

“Out in the real world”

“Put it down. Put it away. Put it in your notebook.”

“I just want you to know who I am.”

To talk! Every thought in my head. It just never comes out right. Whatever I was.

“You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be.”

“I just don’t want to miss you tonight.”

I don’t think they’d understand…

“For I, the Lord, your God will hold your right hand, saying to you, “Fear not, I will help you”.

Such beauty in the world. Why is it so often masked over with sin?

Help me to trust in You.

“A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time”.