“We shall draw near to God, not by trying to avoid sufferings inherent in all loves, but accepting them and offering them to Him. Throwing away all our defensive armour. If our hearts need to be broken and if He chooses this as a way in which they should break, so be it.” (C.S. Lewis)… More practicing hope
CURRENTLY I am loving slow mornings during the weekend in the summer. Coffee, Bible reading and other reading, sunshine warm on skin… All of it refreshes my soul so well. I am needing to find more hours for every day. There is so much to do, so much to see with the last days of summer rolling… More life lately, part 3
So let your brokenness be just that — the breaking of a heart aching so greatly within you and yet, we know, that light can shine through to the darkness only through the cracks, the broken corners and fractured pieces of your heart, now being made new and the light so brilliantly bright inside of you. Somehow, these faint rays of light tell us what we barely dare to hope in the best of the moments: that our broken hearts are part of His plan, the whisper of our hearts barely holding on — not my will, but Yours, be done. So we trust, these words of our Saviour, bleeding love right through every word: He has prayed for us. He is praying for us, that our faith should not fail.
It will all be made well.… More how to hold on when your heart aches
Somewhere in the midst of these summer days, sunshine warm on skin and wind blowing through messy hair — it has turned into July. Yet it is written into the soul of these days, the empty ache of dreams frozen or shattered, the piercing grief of loved ones lost, the overwhelming hurt of a heart… More glimpses of grace, vol. 8
These early days of June, sunshine weaves through the morning and reveals a world hidden deep, now springing up towards the light and unfolding in a glorious spectrum of colors. The brilliant light leaves behind flickers of hope, those sparks warming the frozen dreams and fractured corners of our hearts. Afternoons come with summer rain, gently… More when grace breaks through