"I strongly believe that my gift from God for His glory isn’t photography or even another outlet like design, but it is to love the humans. That is the ultimate art. That is what we were created for. To be vulnerable. To not care about “awkward” situations, showing direct eye contact, expressing deep feelings; when was it that the world told you to be afraid of speaking life into others? To love God and to love people. To let Christ use you for His divine plans. What an honor that is. What a gift we’ve been given."
"Everything I’ve ever let go of had claw marks on it."
"The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander."
"Learn to let God be enough."
"That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose…. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are."
"If God sets out to make you an unusual Christian He is not likely to be as gentle as He is usually pictured by the popular teachers. A sculptor does not use a manicure set to reduce the rude, unshapely marble to a thing of beauty. The saw, the hammer and the chisel are cruel tools, but without them the rough stone must remain forever formless and unbeautiful."
"I am wretched and dirty
Covered in the filth of insecurity and addiction.
To the lies that promised me life.
Leaving me broken and bleeding
Knocked out on the floor.
This is the war
I will be fighting the rest of my life: the war of recovery.
“It is finished” rings in my ear
While a tsunami of grace washes over me.
Oh how sweet the gospel sounds to ears like mine."
"I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow."
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
"Who I am comes in waves."
"I’m not where I need to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be."