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Recent Activity

  • DAWN shared from The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You by Andy Andrews
    “Everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody wants to be different. And you simply cannot have one without the other.
  • DAWN shared from Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst
    “I have to go back to the streets ‘cause I know where to put my blankets there. I don’t know where to put my blankets anywhere else.” “Back to Skid Row?” I asked, tears in my eyes. She nodded. And I knew she wouldn’t let us take her back to the Dream Center.
  • DAWN shared from Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore
    Sometimes we praise because we choose to; other times we praise because we want to. Occasionally we praise because we have to—because, if we don’t, the rocks will cry out! That’s compulsory praise!
  • DAWN shared from Restless: Because You Were Made for More by Jennie Allen
    our stories lead us toward our purposes, but they also make us into people strong enough to fulfill our purposes.
  • DAWN shared from He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear the Voice of God by Priscilla C. Shirer
    I can detect pride in my life when I start to expect things to turn out “my way” and am disappointed when they do not.
  • DAWN shared from Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight by Kasey Van Norman
    The truth about going our own way instead of God’s way is this: our way (aka sin) always takes us further than we ever desired to go, keeps us longer than we ever intended to stay, and costs us more than we ever planned to pay.
  • DAWN shared from Raw Faith: What Happens When God Picks a Fight by Kasey Van Norman
    real faith isn’t grounded in circumstances; it’s built on the bedrock that God is who he says he is and that he will do everything he has promised. The foundation of our faith is not an experience but a person—Jesus Christ. Faith goes beyond wishful thinking: “Here’s what I want, and I hope you will do it.” Real faith says, “This is who you are, and I trust you to remain faithful to your character.” And one of the things we know about God’s character is that he will always give us what he has promised.
  • DAWN shared from The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective. by Andy Andrews
    "Most folks figure a true friend is someone who accepts them as they are. But that's dangerous garbage to believe." He gave a dismissive wave of his hand. "The kid who works the drive-through at your local fast-food restaurant accepts you for who you are-because he doesn't care anything about you. But a true friend holds you to a higher standard. A true friend brings out the best in you."
  • DAWN shared from The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning
    Note: God not only loves me as I am, but also knows me as I am. Because of this I don’t need to apply spiritual cosmetics to make myself presentable to Him. I can accept ownership of my poverty and powerlessness and neediness.
  • DAWN shared from Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist
    Note: We don’t learn to love each other well in the easy moments. Anyone is good company at a cocktail party. But love is born when we misunderstand one another and make it right, when we cry in the kitchen, when we show up uninvited with magazines and granola bars, in an effort to say, I love you.
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