“There are vast areas of stubbornness and ignorance the Holy Spirit has to reveal in each of us, but it can only be done when Jesus gets us alone. Are we alone with Him now? Or are we more concerned with our own ideas, friendships, and cares for our bodies? Jesus cannot teach us anything until we quiet all our intellectual questions and get alone with Him.”
“Let us not tell ourselves that we are anything but love or less than enough. It is the chattering mind which distracts us from the love we always have been and always will be. We must not allow our minds to control our hearts. We live out of our hearts.”
I had read E Stanley Jones but I had never listened to him speak until I came upon this sermon. He is surprisingly hilarious and actually makes you feel like transformation can be easily done. Have a listen when you have some time.
“There are audacious and revolutionary people who live outside the boundaries because there are no boundaries when it comes to grace. They think new thoughts, embrace the now, and live on the cutting edge of the immeasurable, non-calculated depth of the river of grace which is always overflowing its banks.”
As I continue down the path of doodles and drawing I am finding that, through no conscious decision of my own, I keep drawing characters with their arms in the air. I think it’s becoming my “signature” move. Hope you have a creative day.
“There may be a thin line between tears and laughter. They are connected. Tears may end as laughter begins or just the opposite may occur. They can even be simultaneous like sunshine and rain.”
– Jeff Grace, Homestretch: This Journey on Grace Street
I believe when I took this photo last November it was the last time I would be in the same room as Jeff. I think deep down I knew it when he left. I think he did too. We all hugged and had lots of laughs during his brief visit. You will always be loved and remembered Jeff. Rest in Peace brother. Grace will carry all of us home. See you on the other side.