Then, in the sweetest of movements, the Lord collected my dust and breathed life in again as He had done so many times before, and with eyes of lightning and vocal chords of thunder He whispered: Child of mine, burn no more.
"Being so close to my Heavenly Father is scary, knowing the punishment I really deserve. It’s so difficult to rest my head on His chest, trusting He won’t push me away, but instead bask in the tender stroking of my hair and the promises and blessings that flow freely with His loving words."
…in thinking about our use of “Christianese”—both as a writer and as a member of the Church—I think Christianesebecomes unhelpful the moment we use it to protect ourselves from being honest with one another, the moment we use it to escape vulnerability.
"To trust Him means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way."
Quinn and I grabbed dinner together tonight, which was such a gift because I adore her. She let me teach her how to make my favorite caf creation, so that’s what you get to watch right here.
Also, please take note of the ground and our table and all the pretty flowers all over the place because God sprinkled them everywhere with the wind. I’m love it so much. And Quinn. And this delicious dessert.
MY HEART IS EXPLODING. Ashley is such a perfect blogger & I’m so glad she has this job. I can’t think of anyone better for this position. She’s so geniune. So sweet. So creative. So fun. And I get so excited thinking about all the students who are going to be influenced & encouraged by her blog! To think that this will bring people to Biola where they will fall more in love with Jesus & gain a deeper understanding of the Gospel makes me so happy.