Who I Follow

"What other king leaves his throne? What other king leaves his glory to die? This is amazing grace."

When over the years someone has seen you at your worst, and knows you with all your strengths and flaws, yet commits him- or herself to you wholly, it is a consummate experience. To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.

The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller (via heyodavo)

Love this book so much. 

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"You should never have to apologize for the way that God made you. But remember: your greatest strength is usually your greatest weakness. What with the flesh can be used to cause much pain, with the Spirit can be used to uplift and bring life."

-Pastor Steve

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Romans 6:12-14

We pray - not to get what we want but - to align our hearts with God’s.
Pastor Steve, 8.19.12


She’s adorable!

We made plans to be unbreakable, love was all we knew.
No insurance for the unthinkable, blindly get us through.
We’ve been searching for a lifetime, short as it may seem.
Riding on the fumes that spark us while igniting dreams.

Mistakes we knew we were making.

Mae, Mistakes We Knew We Were Makin’