The mind feasts on what it focuses on. What consumes my thinking will be the making or the breaking of my identity.”

“Live from the abundant place that you are loved and you won’t find yourself begging others for scraps of love.”

“Giving with strings of secret expectations attached is the greatest invitation to heartbreak.”

“But some of our biggest disappointments in life are the result of expectations we have of others that they can’t ever possibly meet. Unrealistic neediness is actually greediness in disguise.”

“No soul can soar to the place of living loved when it’s a performance-based endeavor.”

“What we see will violate what we know unless what we know dictates what we see.”

“Bitterness, resentment and anger have no place in a heart as beautiful as yours.”

“It’s impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time.”

“Relationships do not come in packages of perfection; relationships come in packages of potential.”

“We run at a breakneck pace to try and achieve what God simply wants us to slow down enough to receive.”

“The most beautiful love story ever written is the one you were made to live with God.”

“If we grasp the full love of Christ, we won’t grab at other things to fill us. Or if we do, we’ll sense it. We’ll feel a prick in our spirit when our flesh makes frenzied swipes at happiness, compromising clutches for attention, paranoid assumptions with no facts, joyless attempts to one-up another, and small-minded statements of pride. We’ll sense these things and we’ll be disgusted enough to at least pause.”

“Acceptance is like an antibiotic that prevents past rejections from turning into present-day infections.”

“If we allow our thoughts to stink, that smell will leak out of every bit of us – our words, our actions and especially our reactions.”

“Wisdom seeks to see someone else’s vantage point even if we don’t agree with that person’s perspective.”

 

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