For Our Good and God’s Glory

“Life is a winding and troubled road, switchback after switchback, and the point of biblical stories is to help us feel in our bones, not just know in our heads that God is for us in all these strange turns. The life of the godly is not a straight line to glory, it’s more like a dark and seemingly unknown trail through the mountains. There are rock slides and slippery curves and hairpin turns that make you go backward in order to go forward. But along this hazardous, twisted road that doesn’t let you see very far ahead, and may even make you feel like you’ve been lead to the edge of a cliff, God gives us encouragement and hope that all the perplexing turns in our lives are going somewhere good. Often when we think God is farthest from us or has even turned against us, the truth is that he is laying the foundation for greater happiness in our lives. God is plotting for our joy, he is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ. That is a sweet and bitter providence.” – John Piper

Friendship

 “We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn’t mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.” –Jeanette Winterson

Sarah recently sent me this beautiful quote and I simply LOVE it.

thank you for the tea

This is Mitchell. He’s a fantastic brother. I mean, he’s definitely a 10. I love him a lot. He is such a sweet guy and he is so helpful and always offers to help me with whatever project I’m working on, but he also knows that I ADORE hot tea (but only in the afternoons and evenings, because I’m a coffee kind of girl in the mornings) and he pretty much makes me a cup everyday. soooo, THANKS for the tea, Love!!!!