In this clip from Despicable Me, Gru needs his adopted daughters to jump from a flying ship so he can save them from crashing. Though it doesn’t make sense and is frightening, they trust his words and jump anyway
“Confession is a powerful spiritual practice in our lives.
We live in a culture that thrives on the instant. We want things to happen right away—from packages arriving in the mail in two days to downloading movies immediately to our phones.
“Have you ever compared the front and back of a tapestry? The front of a tapestry is art. In the hands of a skilled weaver it displays incredible artistry and fine detail. …
“Would you go through all the pain of childbirth again, just to be able to have that beautiful child of yours?” For most mothers, the answer to this question is obvious.
“A lot of foods we eat have interesting origins. For example, the bacteria responsible for sourdough bread originally came from rodent feces.
In an article for Her.meneutics, Megan Hill shares her experience getting to know older “church ladies,” who have persevered in the church through trials and frustrations.
Keith & Kristyn Getty’s song By Faith is a powerful anthem for Christians to remember the story of our faith and how God calls us to be part of his story.
Jesus gave us the common assignment of going into the world and making disciples, but he did so with a promise. Jesus said,
“What is discipleship? Put simply, discipleship means intentionally partnering with another Christian in order to help that person obey Jesus and grow in relationship with Him
“You don’t really know Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have.”- Timothy Keller, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering
“When trials come no longer fear
For in the pain our God draws near
To fire a faith worth more than gold
“There are no ‘if’s’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety—let us pray that we may always know it!”