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  • DAWN shared from The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You by Andy Andrews
    “Patience, for instance,” Jones once remarked, “is not a feeling. Patience is the description of a behavior. One can choose to act patiently even while the feeling of frustration tempts him to choose inappropriate behavior. It is impossible to feel frustrated and feel patient at the same time, but one can be inundated with feelings of frustration and still display patience. Patience is a discipline. It is an action. Patience is a chosen response.
  • DAWN shared from One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith by Brenda Warner
    Fans could get mad because their favorite fantasy player didn’t do well in a certain game, but I wondered if they ever stop to think about how many NFL players may have lost someone close to them that week, had a mom who was diagnosed with cancer, or had a child who was sick. Just because they’re paid millions of dollars doesn’t mean players are exempt from the same kinds of human trials and tragedies that we all face. In some cases it’s worse because they have to endure those trials under enormous public pressure.
  • DAWN shared from One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith by Brenda Warner
    every opportunity comes with blessings and burdens. It was up to us to make the most of what we’d been given.
  • DAWN shared from For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
    Note: God measures our entire existence by only two things: how we love Him and how we love people. If you get this right, you can get a million other things wrong.
  • DAWN shared from One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith by Brenda Warner
    I won’t deny that I was angry with God for a long time after my parents’ death. Not because I had lost my faith in him, but because I had put my faith in him and been disappointed. I knew he could have redirected the tornado or protected my parents in some way, and he hadn’t. For a long time I called out to God for answers to all of my questions. When I finally accepted that not every question I had would be answered and that not having answers wouldn’t be a deal breaker for my faith, I started to see God in new ways. God was—and is—bigger than all of my questions. And he is with me,...
  • DAWN shared from His Love Never Quits: Finding Purpose Through Your Pain by Cherie Hill
    You can’t make all your wrongs right, but God can. You can’t change your heart’s desires, but God will (see Ezekiel 36:26). You can’t walk through your valley in your own strength, but you can do it in His.
  • DAWN shared from Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight by Kasey Van Norman
    This cancer is not a fluke, it’s not a coincidence, it’s not a punishment, it’s not a demonic attack. I believe it’s a sovereign allowance of the Creator in order to chisel me more into the character of his Son. I believe God is working to draw me closer to him and his merciful love through everything. Even this.
  • DAWN shared from His Love Never Quits: Finding Purpose Through Your Pain by Cherie Hill
    The word “trust” is an interesting word. Its root is from the word that means “to lie facedown on the ground.” With that in mind, we’re starting to get the picture . . . that’s why we’ve fallen and are unable to get up. It’s all about trust. And God is bringing us to a place where faith is no longer an option or a luxury—it’s a necessity
  • DAWN shared from Named by God: Overcoming Your Past, Transforming Your Present, Embracing Your Future by Kasey Van Norman
    Note: You don’t have to teach a child to do wrong; you only have to teach him to do right.
  • DAWN shared from Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight by Kasey Van Norman
    Faith doesn’t mean we’re going to understand the whys of life—like why some people die of cancer or why children have to suffer or why some go hungry in the world while others feast on wealth. And faith doesn’t mean we understand everything about God and why he allows certain things and intervenes at other times, why he answers some prayers the way we want him to and seems silent at other times. Faith is being certain that God is unchanging and always faithful, even when we are not.
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