the lengthening

From the Old English lencten, "lengthening". The returning of light to the world in spring, the lengthening of days. Lent.
Do not fear; I will help you. 
Isaiah 41:13
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“ The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God. And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is so small. ”

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“ I’m thankful that God hasn’t let me go, because I’ve let Him go, lots of times. He rescued me and continues to amaze me with things that are beyond what I deserve for myself. ”

— Drew Shirley, Switchfoot (via thelegendof-switchfoot)

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When we are following in the footsteps of Jesus, we can boldly place one foot in front of the other - not because we know where we are going, but because we know the One who is leading.

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Madonna and Child, by Luca della Robbia, circa 1475

“ Father, we praise you for your goodness. Thank you for bringing us together and for supporting us in our marriage. Help us to trust. Help us to overcome any barriers to trusting each other. Give us courage, compassion, hope, wisdom and persistence. Give us an open heart so that we might truly hear and see the pain that our spouse is experiencing and have the courage of self-sacrificing love to ease their burdens. We ask this through Jesus, our Lord. Amen. ”

— Prayer Book for Spouses

“ Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to know that God is the rock at the bottom ”

“ Think of yourself just as a seed patiently waiting in the earth: waiting to come up a flower in the Gardener’s good time, up into the real waking. I suppose that our whole present life, looked back on from there, will seem only a drowsy half-waking. We are here in the land of dreams. But cock-crow is coming. ”

— C.S. Lewis, letter to Mary Willis Shelburne, 28 June 1963 (Letters, vol. 3, p. 1434)