Pay It Forward

A compilation

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You don’t pay love back; you pay it forward.
—Lily Hardy Hammond

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It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I do not pretend to give such a Sum; I only lend it to you. When you […] meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to discharge the Debt by a like operation, when he shall be able, and shall[...] read more

Hearing God

A compilation

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Hearing God? A daring idea, some would say, presumptuous and even dangerous. But what if we are made for it? What if the human system simply will not function properly without it? There are good reasons to think it will not; the fine texture as well as the grand movements of life show the need. Is it not, in fact, more presumptuous and dangerous to undertake human existence without hearing God?
—Dallas Willard

 
A secret weapon

There is a secret weapon that I have placed[...] read more

Like a Lamb

A compilation

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely[...] read more

The Gift of Prophecy

By Maria Fontaine

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The ability to hear from the Lord through prophecy and to involve Him integrally in our lives brings about many beautiful fruits, particularly a deep intimacy with the Lord and closeness to God’s Spirit. The Lord gives so many faith-inspiring and motivating words through prophecy, which help us to draw closer to Him.

One of the core beliefs that the Family was founded[...] read more

Trusting in His Perfect Love

By Maria Fontaine

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These are a few of the words that come to mind when I think about Jesus’ love for each of us: Perfect. Free. Unconditional. Everlasting.

His love is perfect. It is the only thing in the world that is absolutely perfect. There are a lot of things that are nice, beautiful, and wonderful, but nothing is perfect like His love. We live in an imperfect world, with imperfect humans, in imperfect conditions, but His love is what makes it possible for us to weather everything that[...] read more

A Scary Thought

By Peter Amsterdam

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When I was doing some research for a writing project, I came across something that jolted me. It was a familiar Bible verse which I’ve read, heard, and even quoted hundreds of times, but when meditating on it, thinking of its practical application and the enormity of the consequences of ignoring it, I more fully realized its importance. And being guilty of this very thing, it frightened me.

Matthew 6:14–15 says:

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly[...] read more

Alone with God

A compilation

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And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
—Mark 1:35 KJV

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We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and aloneness with God, together as a community as well as personally; to be alone with Him—not with our books, thoughts, and memories but completely stripped of everything—to[...] read more