Quick Thought | Tune Out The Haters

Don’t see yourself through the eyes of the haters and naysayers. Don’t for one minute believe you are who they say you are.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Got it?

God doesn’t lie.

Psalm 139:13-14




Quick Quote | Augustine: On Faith

Man, that’s good. Brilliantly put!

I have nothing to add, except to suggest that you read Hebrews 11 when you get a chance. Even if you’ve read it before, it’s one of this chapters we’d be well-served by reading every week. (In fact, I’m going to start doing that.)

“We live by faith, not by sight.”
– 2 Corinthians 5:7


Quick Quote | Bellarive: On How Small We Are

I’ve been obsessed with the new Bellarive album since it came out. Today, they released a new short video explaining, “Why we sing…” And after watching it, I love them even more.

They nail it.

“Some things make us realize just how small we are. To walk in the midst of God’s art, an expression of himself, our minds can’t help but gravitate toward Him.”

I could, seriously, quote the entire thing, but instead I’ll share just encourage you to watch the 3-minute video.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”
– Psalm 19:1-4


Quick Quote | Hart Ramsey: On God’s Protection

“When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.”
-Isaiah 43:2


Quick Quote | Chuck Pagano: On Overcoming

Working on a piece on seeing past our circumstances, which I’ll publish later this week.

Here’s a great quote to serve as a preview and get your wheels turning…


Song Of The Day: Calling On Fire | Belarive

When we’re empty and desperate, when things seem hopeless, sometimes the best thing to do is pause and remember what God’s already done in our hearts. To delight in His glory, to remember, and tap into the power He’s already shown us.

The same power that raised Jesus from the grave.

May our song of the day be your prayer today!

More: Belarive

Praying (instead of pointing fingers)

Man, this is good!

Our first instinct when we see people who are far from God shouldn’t to be punch them verbally, pronounce condemnation on them or compare their spiritual condition to what we perceive ours to be–our first reaction should be to weep. And pray. And love.

Reminded me of this song:

critical christian

I am a Christian.

I criticize my sister and brother in Christ anytime I see them straying off the path I think is right.

I make sure to point out the wrongs and flaws in people every chance that I get.

And if I can’t criticize them to their face then I just do it to my friends behind their back.

Because as a Christian it’s my duty to make sure everyone is judged and corrected and living for God just the way I want.

This is not the gospel that we preach on Sunday morning.

But unfortunately sometimes that’s the gospel that we choose to live.

And I am starting to see it more every day.

The brother or sister in Christ that is meant to support you and hold you up is the very one that brings you down.

It doesn’t make any sense logically.

I live in…

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