Lost Angeles Found

“Even if you’re in a season of difficulty or confusion, know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. The chapter you’re in is a part of a much greater story. Though you wish you could peer into future chapters, know that in the end, He prevails, and if you are His child, you do too. The story always has a happy ending for those in Christ. Trust the struggle and know that He has not abandoned you. He is sitting with you in the pain and no rest can be found apart from Him.”

LB

I posted a video about my personal experience with this truth in hopes that sharing a piece of my past might comfort some of you in the present.

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Waiting is a movement. People who wait have received a promise that allows them to wait. They have received something that is at work in them, like a seed that has started to grow. This is very important. We can only really wait if what we are waiting for has already begun for us. So waiting is never a movement from nothing to something. It is always a moving from something to something more.

Waiting is also active. Most of us think of waiting as something very passive, a hopeless state determined by events totally out of our hands. But none of this passivity marks the waiting in scripture. It is active, because in our waiting we know that something is growing from the ground on which we are standing. Active waiting means to be fully present to the moment in a conviction that something is happening where you are and you want to be present to it.

— Henry Nouwen, “A Spirituality of Waiting” (via yesdarlingido)

Abiding in the process and faith

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“He may love you. He probably does. He probably thinks about you all the time. But that isn’t what matters. What matters is what he’s doing about it, and what he’s doing about it is nothing. And if he’s doing nothing, you most certainly shouldn’t do anything. You need someone who goes out of their way to make it obvious that they want you in their life.”
— Wait, this is beautiful and so so similar to something I recently wrote! » “After All” (via yesdarlingido)

Relational tension and balance

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“Compliments and presents will never effect me the same way a genuine conversation about your fears will. It’s nice to be adored and flattered but it’s not meaningful. Going to the store to buy a dozen roses for $12.99 isn’t the same as telling someone how scared you were when your parents told you they were getting divorced. Telling someone they have a nice body isn’t the same as admitting you don’t really like your freckles or the the little dent in your chin. Being vulnerable is beautiful. Trying to look beautiful isn’t. I don’t understand how people can pretend to be so happy from all the superficial things in life when it’s the moments we can’t put into words or pictures that are the most wonderful.”
— (via foreverrwanderlust)

So so true.

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“Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.”

Thomas Merton

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“Don’t worry about having the right words; worry more about having the right heart. It’s not eloquence he seeks, just honesty.”
Max Lucado  (via yesdarlingido)

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My friend had lasik surgery and he asked us to bring him food… so to celebrate I made him shitake-truffle risotto… in the shape of eyeballs.

My friend had lasik surgery and he asked us to bring him food… so to celebrate I made him shitake-truffle risotto… in the shape of eyeballs.