be courageous, be strong. let all that you do be done in love. -1 corinthians 16:13-14
❝ Solitude with God repairs the damage done by the fret and noise and clamor of the world.
Oswald Chambers  (via kvtes)

needed this today.

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Flour Market Winter Bake Sale
❝ Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.
Hazrat Inayat Khan  (via saintofsass)

(Source: lazyyogi, via jessicaannice)

❝ Too many young folk have an addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth and love.
Cornel West  (via yesdarlingido)

(Source: observando, via jessicaannice)

"but far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, & i to the world…" - galatians 6:14.
shadows are nothing when in the light.
& then this happened. we cried and laughed and hugged and talked about all the life that’s happened in the past 2 weeks. sometimes 2 short weeks feels like 1 long year, but all for the good. seeing my best friend tonight was beyond what words may convey. so proud of you and your journey so far, @kvtes! praying for you and team 11! @netministries
i had the opportunity tonight to spend the evening with over 150 missionaries & though i didn’t speak to each of them, they, as a whole, reminded me of this: our mission field is wherever we are - in school, at work, checking out at the grocery store. as we move, so does the field in which we labor. yet one thing remains: the mission itself. 

do not believe that you are too young, too busy, too old, too x,y, or z, to make changes, to inspire others, to live faithfully and radically. we are given today: we are sent out to live, love, give & receive. so go. go and do! (at camp wapogasset)
this is the 5th suggestion robby novak [aka kid president] has with regard to living…not merely existing. 

it’s sometimes all too easy for me to get caught up in the to-do’s and should-have-done’s, & miss what’s right in front of me: moments of grace that call me to live with intention, with j o y, with excitement and zeal. 

i think robby’s spot on - what’s life if we’re standing still?

so be a party, bring others with and encourage them along the way. we’ve got B I G things to do, to see, & to love.

happy thursday!