Posts Tagged ‘hope’

An Eternal Glory

March 15, 2016

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

– 2 Corinthians 4:17

A Song for the Suffering

March 8, 2016

This beautiful song by Shane and Shane features a sermon excerpt by John Piper. I’m moved to tears every time I listen.

“Though you slay me
Yet I will praise you
Though you take from me
I will bless your name
Though you ruin me
Still I will worship
Sing a song to the one who’s all I need”

 

Testimony

January 11, 2015

“I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.
For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people.
And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.”

– Psalm 52:8-9

Faith + Hope = Trust

January 31, 2013

“Faith arises from the personal experience of Jesus as Lord.  Hope is reliance on the promise of Jesus, accompanied by the expectation of fulfillment.  Trust is the winsome wedding of faith and hope.”

– Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God, 2002

Hope

December 15, 2010

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

– Romans 15:13

A Miracle

November 15, 2010

“A ‘no’ answer has purged sin from my life. It has strengthened my commitment to Him, forced me to depend on grace, bound me with other believers, produced discernment, fostered sensitivity, disciplined my mind, taught me to spend my time wisely, and widened my world beyond what I would have ever dreamed had I never had that accident in 1967.

My affliction has stretched my hope, made me know Christ better, helped me long for truth, led me to repentance of sin, goaded me to give thanks in times of sorrow, increased my faith, and strengthened my character.

Being in this wheelchair has meant knowing Him better and feeling His pleasure every day. If that doesn’t qualify as a miracle in your book, then may I say in all kindness, I prefer my book to yours.”

– Joni Eareckson Tada, A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty, 2010

Anchor

July 27, 2010

“We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul.”

– Hebrews 6:19

His Promise

August 2, 2009

“Remember your word to your servant,
because you have given me hope.
This is my comfort in my trouble,
that your promise gives me life.”

– Psalm 119:49-50

An Evening Prayer

July 1, 2009

“Lord Jesus, stay with me, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be my companion in the way, kindle my heart, and awaken hope, that I may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and in the breaking of bread.  Grant this for the sake of your love toward me.  Amen.”

The Divine Hours, adapted from The Book of Common Prayer

Memorable Quotes from Off The Map Live

November 4, 2007

“People with power never think about it; people without power think about it all the time.” -Thomas Friedman, quoted by Brian McLaren

“Unwillingness to hear, listen, and connect is a serious form of sin.” -Todd Hunter

“Remember that when the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.” -Richard Twiss (Rosebud Lakota/Sioux)

“The practice of Christianity, done well, is both dangerous and magnetic.” -Diana Butler Bass

“We are the survivors of the American imperial holocaust.” -Richard Twiss

“To deny that we have privilege is an abuse of our power.” -Brian McLaren

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