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  • DAWN shared from The Beauty of Broken: My Story and Likely Yours Too by Elisa Morgan
    Commitment is love no matter what. It begins in the beginning and it stretches out over the years that follow. God commits to us.
  • DAWN shared from The Beauty of Broken: My Story and Likely Yours Too by Elisa Morgan
    We are “those people.” The truth is . . . we are the others. Most of us are one paycheck, one divorce, one drug-addicted kid, one mental health diagnosis, one serious illness, one sexual assault, one drinking binge, one night of unprotected sex, or one affair away from being “those people”—the ones we don’t trust, the ones we pity, the ones we don’t let our children play with, the ones bad things happen to, the ones we don’t want living next door.
  • DAWN shared from The Beauty of Broken: My Story and Likely Yours Too by Elisa Morgan
    I pictured God—my gracious heavenly Father—tenderhearted and bending low. Now you’re talking, he mused. Beyond help. It’s just where he wants me. Beyond my best efforts. Beyond my put-on-a-happy-face clichés. Beyond self-help methodologies. Beyond being better than anyone else. Beyond worrying about what doesn’t matter anyway. Beyond everything being all up to me: to understand, to care, to give, and to fix.
  • DAWN shared from The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living by Lacey Sturm
    To love others doesn’t mean we should try to be God for people. If we try to be God for others, we will always let them down and we will always be crushed under the weight of trying to be more than it is possible for us to be. To love others means to point to the God who is our only Savior. It means to look to God to find out where he wants us to go and how he wants us to live and to love. It means we must make the most of every opportunity—that might look like standing on stage in front of thousands and singing your heart out, or it could be bringing some fresh baked cookies to a cancer ward...
  • DAWN shared from The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living by Lacey Sturm
    ‘It is not your job to convince them; it is only your job to tell them.’”
  • DAWN shared from The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You by Andy Andrews
    Sometimes, little things matter the most. Everybody pays a lot of attention to big things, but nobody seems to understand that big things are almost always made up of little things. When you ignore little things, they often turn into big things that have become a lot harder to handle.
  • DAWN shared from The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson
    Sometimes the power of prayer is the power to carry on. It doesn’t always change your circumstances, but it gives you the strength to walk through them. When you pray through, the burden is taken off of your shoulders and put on the shoulders of Him who carried the cross to Calvary.
  • DAWN shared from The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson
    1. Do the best you can with what you have where you are. Success is not circumstantial. We usually focus on what we’re doing or where we’re going, but God’s primary concern is who we’re becoming in the process. We talk about “doing” the will of God, but the will of God has much more to do with “being” than “doing.” It’s not about being in the right place at the right time; it’s about being the right person, even if you find yourself in the wrong circumstances. Success has nothing to do with how gifted or how resourced you are; it has everything to do with glorifying God...
  • DAWN shared from Be Satisfied (Ecclesiastes): Looking for the Answer to the Meaning of Life (The BE Series Commentary) by Warren W. Wiersbe
    An unspoiled child delights in the simple activities of life, even the routine activities, while a pampered child must be entertained by a variety of expensive amusements. It’s not by searching for special things that we find joy, but by making the everyday things special.
  • DAWN shared from Sinner's Creed by Scott Stapp
    The truth is that I suffered from depression. And woven into the tapestry of this despair was my willing participation in all the toxicity. No matter how dark the clouds, the sun’s radiant warmth can penetrate that darkness. But when those dark clouds stay for months at a time, the sun and even the memory of it go away. I felt as if my suffering would never stop. I began to doubt the sun would ever rise again. I’d made a mess of everything, and I believed the mess couldn’t be repaired. I got to a point that it seemed like I ruined everything I touched.
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