All posts tagged: thoughts

Here + Now

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“Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. ” 1 Peter 1:2-4 MSG // Could this be about control? Control aims to keep it all turning out as we imagined and hoped; stress and trouble free. But the trouble with holding on tight to this, is that when […]

Seen + Loved.

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“Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go to the underground, you’re there!” Psalm 139:7-8 MSG // Earlier in this Psalm it talks about being an open book to God; that in the stories of our lives – he has left no page unturned. He sees the good I know about me, but he sees what […]

Lucy + Aslan

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Don’t run from who you are // There’s this scene in the last Narnia film where little Lucy is casting a spell on herself to be her older sister Susan.. and Aslan interrupts as it unfolds. I guess maybe Lucy was feeling staying in her shoes was not an exciting option. Maybe she felt staying in her shoes held nothing special. Maybe she felt to stay in her shoes held little hope for her dreams. […]

Rest.

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“It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.” Tim Keller. // Never are we pressing our faith into thin air – never are we putting our faith into nothing. Faith must always be placed into something. When we stand, our faith is upon the ground holding us; when we swim, our faith is in the water to keep us afloat. He, in a sense can […]

Upside down.

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“..but God stuck by me. He stood me up on a wide-open field; I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!” Psalm 18. // Have you ever been offered something you felt guilty about receiving? ‘If the giver knew your whole story, maybe they wouldn’t be giving this, or choosing me, or spending time with me’ type thing? Ever fallen into the whole ‘I’m not good enough’ for it or her or him or this thing? […]

Keep moving.

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I think we’re meant to hold on to hope so that we keep living. To let go of hope means to let go of living. Moving. To let go of hope, I think, means to grab hold of something else, something that is the opposite of life offering. We don’t hold on to hope because theres always certainty in whatever it is we want to happen, happening, rather we hold on to hope BECAUSE things […]

Follow your nose.

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Sometimes when I have to drive somewhere, and have someone else with me. I rely on their direction; before thinking, or sensing the way for myself; particularly when I have traveled the road a few times before, but not quite enough to be certain. // But. When I am alone, when the passengers aren’t there, I tend to actually know the way. And I wonder why that is. // It’s not that at this point […]

Power enough to step.

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Faith and fear. They both have exquisite imaginations. The ability to dream up powerful outcomes for any given moment. Fear dreams up potential dangers that may lurk unseen in the dark; Faith dreams the future in a quite beautiful, rose tinted light; possibility. And every day, Every moment, gives us the opportunity to exercise one, or the other. Both valuable in their own right. Fear in its essence, is protection from danger. Faith is courage, […]

Heartbeat

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We can be certain, oh so certain, that at the point of apparent loss; of dreams shattered hopes, That the essence of what is good in its midst, Will continue to beat Despite what appears to be ‘lost’ And gone Feeling like Chaff in the wind perhaps, when the life-wind blows eerily through. But whatever it was that formed that desire, whatever it was that dream was riding upon whoever that dream was dwelling within […]

The Track that So Faithfully Leads.

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How easy it is to momentarily lose our own selves – to feel lost to what we want, know or think. This slope is a slippery  one and far too difficult to climb back up the same way we slid down. Alternative routes have to be made, perhaps around the mountain step by step, trudging a track that circulates the mountain many times over before reaching the top, before reaching a higher height – but […]