Grinches, Scrooges, and Cranky Souls: Christmas Is For You, Too

I know that for many of us, the Christmas season is a painful time because of the contrast between festive celebration and your own history.

It could’ve been around this time that there was a family death or your own family is pretty dysfunctional. Or it could just be you dislike the whole affair. The last thing you want to do is egg nog, mistletoes, and holiday radio.

But that’s okay.

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Quote: The Mess


Do not ever, ever, ever think of asking people what you’re not already trying to do yourself. You can blog and preach and soapbox about whatever you want, but legit historical figures actually rolled up their sleeves and lived it out and let their life do the talking for them. It doesn’t matter how sloppy you pursue it: just do something. We don’t need another basement blogger or pretentious preacher. We need game-changers. Words about love sound pretty; actually loving people is messy. Be part of the mess.


Originally posted here.


Hearts To Heal



For who knows how many hearts you’ll heal with a smile

How the smallest word of encouragement strengthens weak knees

How tiny deeds and unseen serving multiply to true greatness

How many you’ll see one day again in the Great Reunion

Because you took a chance on grace, despite the costs, against all odds, even when it made no sense and you saw no results —

and how it will be worth it all.