Sunday, March 27, 2016

"But how does the milk become chocolate?! How does it happen!?"

Favorite quotes from "You're Going to Be Okay"

You may not be able to see the difference you're making, the lives you're touching, the joy you're bringing. But it's there. It's real. It's truer than true.

The moment you say yes to God and move forward into what he asks of you in the moment you become successful. Not when you hit the numbers. Not when you meet expectations. Not when you make heads turn. True success happens when no one is looking, when no one hears, in the quiet of your heart when there's only a divine invitation and an acceptance of it.

You'll want to quite. More than once. And fear is always at the root of it. You'll say, "I'm not going to make it. I can't do this. It's too much." But listen here-- you can do it. You're stronger than you know. Your God is bigger than you've seen. That hill isn't as unending as it seems right now. Just keep going and going and going. Until you leave fear and trouble in the dust. 

Change always costs us. There's simply no way around it. But here's the encouraging part: we can move through change and say either, 'What a waste' or 'That was so worth it.'

The nature of growth is that it comes with weeds. 

Here's the secret-- you're not a quitter. You're a climber. You just may not know it yet.

Highs of the weekend:
Dinner with some of my 7th grade bible study and going to see Miracles From Heaven together (we cried, a lot, it was really great)

Running into Brookie (from Cathedral), Devon (Carmel YL Alum), Molly (Tecumseh counselor alum) and Jeannie (co-teacher) at the mall

Reunion lunch with our friends Grace and Rachel who are just all kinds of creative, positive, kind and world-changing

Easter service at iTown and dinner with the Halkyards and Cecilia Saturday night

Easter service at Northview at starting the Easter Tour at the Dewolf house with my second family

Hanging out with Ellyn's family and especially Jarn on the Easter Tour-- plus the Easter egg scavenger hunt on a rope, calling for Heather, the joy of Paint and poking a dead fish with a stick

Finishing the Easter Tour at the Halkyards with Apples to Apples, a hail storm and the mystery of chocolate milk

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