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Agape doesn’t love somebody because they’re worthy. Agape makes them worthy by the strength and power of its love. Agape doesn’t love somebody because they’re beautiful. Agape loves in such a way that it makes them beautiful.
from Sex God by Rob Bell (via yesdarlingido)

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Your silence will not protect you.

Audre Lorde (via cloudsandboys)

Think about it:

Does persecution end when you go into hiding?

Do people stop talking about you when you give them the silent treatment?

Do they stop misunderstanding you, impugning your motives, or just plain lying about you when you send your wingman in to hit back?

If you don’t stand up for who you are, for everything you are, people will draw their own conclusions. And they’ll spread them around. It’s way past time for you to destroy the tabloid version of yourself.

Start with those you love and want to trust. Walk in the sun. Be your whole self, good and bad. If anyone prefers their version of you over the real deal, cut ‘em loose. Final tally? You: 1, Toxic people: 0.

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… God knows we have all had our wilderness and our temptations too — not the temptation to work evil probably, because by grace or luck we don’t have what it takes for more than momentary longings in that direction, but the temptation to settle for the lesser good, which is evil enough and maybe a worse one — to settle for niceness and usefulness and busyness instead of for holiness; to settle for plausibility and eloquence instead of for truth.
Frederick Buechner, “Secrets In the Dark: A Life In Sermons”

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In the afterword to this book, author and outreach pastor, Brandon Clements says, ” There is no quicker way to become angry and bitter than believing things about God that He has never said about Himself.” Clements’s debut novel, “Every Bush Is Burning” is the story of a bitter, selfish man who, in the midst of personal catastrophe, finally learns the truth about God.
This is not the stereotypical Christian greeting card of a novel. It is gritty, original, deeply emotional, and the author’s passion for reaching the lost in all walks of life will have you in tears. You can buy it at Amazon. The Kindle edition costs less than $2, and is worth much more. “Every Bush Is Burning” is one of those books you’ll go back to again and again.

In the afterword to this book, author and outreach pastor, Brandon Clements says, ” There is no quicker way to become angry and bitter than believing things about God that He has never said about Himself.” Clements’s debut novel, “Every Bush Is Burning” is the story of a bitter, selfish man who, in the midst of personal catastrophe, finally learns the truth about God.

This is not the stereotypical Christian greeting card of a novel. It is gritty, original, deeply emotional, and the author’s passion for reaching the lost in all walks of life will have you in tears. You can buy it at Amazon. The Kindle edition costs less than $2, and is worth much more. “Every Bush Is Burning” is one of those books you’ll go back to again and again.

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Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 NLT

Note that this verse isn’t about earning salvation, the free gift that Jesus died to give us. Instead, it’s about being able to share the Gospel effectively because you understand it so well.

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"“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

“Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.””

2 Timothy 2:23-26 (via begins)

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