Wise Words on Wednesday: The Altar Switch

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The beautiful bride in her gown stands up in front of the altar and reaches out for the hand of her handsome groom in his bow tie and tux…they pledge their love to one another, declare their vows, and flip the Altar Switch – instantly becoming the man and woman, the husband and wife they always dreamed they’d be

– Sarah Swafford, Emotional Virtue

Wise Words on Wednesday: The Lord in disguise

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“Why is it, Lord, that your feet delay?
Did you forget that this was the day?”
Then soft in the silence a voice he heard,
“Lift up your heart, for I have kept my word.
Three times I came to your friendly door;
Three times my shadow was on your floor.
I was a beggar with the bruised feet;
I was the woman you gave to eat;
I was the child on the homeless street!”

– Edwin Markham, How the Great Guest Came

Wise Words on Wednesday: Leaving the Church

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“My parents’ generation left the Church without leaving the pews. And now they wonder why their kids find it silly to stand in the pews of a church they never really understood professing creeds they never really believed”

– Matthew Warner, Messy & Foolish

Wise Words on Wednesday: Withdrawing to the quiet

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At times like these, we need to withdraw to the quiet, cling to the lamp of wisdom, and remember silence can nourish and repair the soul

– Edith Prendergast

Wise Words on Wednesday: The Texting High

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“…a girl who has seven different guys she texts in order to be emotionally filled up, to mask her insecurities, her feelings of worthlessness or of being alone. The women tell me that the sensation and surge of worth and fulfillment they get from seeing their phone light up with an incoming text is intoxicating. The words of endearment or desire are like a drug – addictive, always leaving you wanting more”

– Sarah Swafford, Emotional Virtue

Wise Words On Wednesday: Important Choices

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You were made to choose how you live your life, not to let life simply happen to you. If life is just happening to you, then you’re caught up in the mire and mediocrity of accidental living. An accidental life will never be fulfilling to a creature that was made to choose.

We are here to make important choices. The problem is that we’re so busy that we perpetually put off such choices for just one more day…and life quickly passes us by.

It’s all too easy to mindlessly fill our lives with noisy distractions and busy ourselves with endless activities. We find ourselves simply reacting to a never-ending stream of stimulations, constantly tied up with the urgent and never quite getting to the important. Rather than seizing the day, the day seems to be seizing us! We often feel overwhelmed and helpless, hopelessly held captive by the circumstances of our lives

– Matthew Warner, Messy & Foolish

Wise Words on Wednesday: Appearance of Chivalry

Chivalry in love has nothing to do with the sweetness of the appearance. It has everything to do with the tenderness of a heart determined to serve.

– Ravi Zacharias

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