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Beautiful confidence

Beautiful confidence … that rare and elusive quality sought by many … mastered by few … not rooted in the pride and arrogance of this world … but flowing from a sincere spirit that has humbled itself before its God.

Its gentle strength refreshes … teaches … nurtures … builds up … and gives all glory to God.

May you discover the narrow passage … that low road … that leads to this treasure. May you humble yourself in the presence of the Lord … and with the wisdom and power that only a loving God can possess … may He lift you up to exactly where He needs you to be. He is able! He is more than able!


Inspiration: A conversation with my brother in Christ, Paul.

The greatest gift

Someone introduced you to Jesus … opening your eyes to the power and beauty of His love … setting you free from the burden of sin through His forgiveness … and giving you access to all the abundant riches found in Him. May you grasp the significance of that gift. May friendship with Jesus be the greatest gift you give to others in this life. May you be a generous and cheerful giver. (Philippians 4:19)


New, healthy directions

May you allow the Gospel to take you by the hand … and by the heart … and lead you in new, healthy directions.


May you walk humbly and happily by His side

May you never give anyone … including yourself … the power to control how you feel about yourself unless they have lived a perfect life and died on a cross because of their great love for you. You are who Jesus says you are. May you always walk humbly and happily by His side.


True friends

True friends … life’s most treasured gifts … and most elusive. Wanting them is easy … being one is hard. The best ones love Jesus more than they love themselves … more than they love you. They treat you the way Jesus treats them … always doing what is in your spiritual best interest.

They value the spiritual over the physical … the eternal over the temporary … your soul over your looks, your brains, your money, your popularity and your cool factor. As you travel through this life, may our Father bless you with a few true friends … and may He give you the grace and the strength to be one.


Thank you to Randi Thomas for this definition of love: “always doing what is in someone else’s spiritual best interest.” I had never heard it worded that way. That’s beautiful!


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