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We liked
We loved
We embraced
We kissed
We jumped
We skipped
We traveled
We ran
We ate
We gave
We laughed
We napped
We whispered
We fought
We cried
We sighed
We stopped
We had enough


Or so we thought…


We prayed.
We sought.
We repented.
We healed.
We forgave.
We reconciled.
We restored.
We understand.
We grew.
We reassured.
We loved again.


Yet we did not make it this last time.

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— 7.23.13

Tags: love

This might be favorite from
my first engagement shoot.

This might be favorite from
my first engagement shoot.

Knowing God

"What matters supremely is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it —

the fact that he knows me.

I am graven on the palms of his hands. I am never out of his mind.

All my knowledge of him depends on his sustained initiative in knowing me. I know him because he first knew me, and continues to know me.
He knows me as a friend, one who loves me; and there is not a moment when his eye is off me, or his attention distracted from me, and no moment, therefore, when his care falters.

This is momentous knowledge.

There is unspeakable comfort — the sort of comfort that energizes, be it said, not enervates — in knowing that God is constantly taking knowledge of me in love and watching over me for my good.

There is tremendous relief in knowing that his love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench his determination to bless me.”

—J.I. Packer

Tags: God Faith Love

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. —Jesus

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. —Jesus

"Wait for the man or woman who doesn’t try to be your everything but lovingly labors to make God your everything so that if that man or woman leaves, you still have the greatest joy, you still have everything, you still have God."
"You cannot expect the one you’re dating to do what only Christ was meant to do, namely, to satisfy your heart. Indeed a tremendous burden they cannot carry!"