sunday april 15th
There is a longing in the deepest parts of us to belong. The hope that there is a table somewhere, around which we might actually be comfortable in our own skin. We don't have to hide. We don't have to keep our secrets. There's always been a community of relationships. We are designed for that.
sunday april 22nd
To know and trust the fathers perfect love for us is to give up any means of self protection to receive not what I think I have been denied, but what I've waited for all my life. There is in us this innate capacity to believe & receive a really wonderful father. Even if we didn't have one growing up.
sunday april 29th
Probably the most unexplainable reality in all of the universe is how you can have everything and simply want something else you’ve been told not to get. That’s madness! You’ve got billions of dollars and you sell yourself for another. Insanity! To try and explain that, all we can say is two things: God gave freedom to love and without the choice to say ‘no’ there’s no meaning to saying yes
sunday may 13th
In the lagoon your fantasy is shown to be what it was all along - death wrapped in a prettier package. The lagoon is that cruel moment when not only your failure and wounds have been revealed, but when you discover you sacrificed so much to gain hideousness that will not readily go away.
sunday may 20th
One of the greatest truths that we can hear is that God is with me in my darkness. That God is with me in my shame And that He's with me in my addiction in my pain, and in my unsettledness, in my woundedness that I don't want anybody else to see
sunday may 27th
He is relentless in his pursuit of my heart. He sees things in me that I barely know myself. Good things. Real things that are alive. I am starting to see that He didn't just die for my sin. He died to free me from the shame that used to define my life.