What would happen if instead of hate, we poured out the love of Jesus.

What would happen if we decided that the souls of our brothers and sisters was more valuable than our own physical comfort or sense of pride?

What would happen if we confronted the darkness with His light, with His love?

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“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

– Alfred D. Souza

“People tell you a lot about how much parenting will change your life and they’re right. But usually they mean that you won’t ever sleep in again (you won’t) and a few other things about how much we “give up” to become parents. No one tells you how much you’re going to laugh. No one tells you how much wisdom resides in these small humans, how much they will teach you about love and life and friendship and forgiveness and worship. No one tells you how good and freeing it is to leave your selfishness behind. No one tells you about recapturing your own wonder and innocence, about re-reading the Ramona books, about playing football in the basement, about birthday parties and snow days and every day beauty. All the best things I know about the big nouns and verbs of a life came back into my life because of them. “

– Sarah Bessey

Pancake Brain

I’ve been home sick for going on three days now.

I’m going a little stir crazy.

But somehow, despite how wretched I am feeling, all I want to do is eat pancakes.

I have no appetite for anything other than pancakes.

So far I have eaten them twice a day, in various forms.

That’s a lot of pancakes.

I have also been collecting pictures of pancakes on Pinterest.

Thats how obsessed I am.

Please, send help.