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Note from a friend Elijah #HopeForKids #HfK #BBC 
#trainupachild

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
#3john14

Note from a friend Elijah #HopeForKids #HfK #BBC
#trainupachild

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
#3john14

AWANA T&T Grand Prix #awana #t&t

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. #2tim47

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
#1cor924

Gunn brook falls w/ karbear @karalyssa12

Praise be to His glorious Name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and amen #Ps7219 
Photo cred- @karalyssa12

Praise be to His glorious Name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and amen #Ps7219 
Photo cred- @karalyssa12

Thank you @ijmhq and Mr Haugen and Mr Boutros and all involved for shining a light on the problem of predatory violence plaguing the lives and dreams of our poorest neighbors around the world #LocustEffect #enditmovement #speaklife #bookshare

Thank you @ijmhq and Mr Haugen and Mr Boutros and all involved for shining a light on the problem of predatory violence plaguing the lives and dreams of our poorest neighbors around the world #LocustEffect #enditmovement #speaklife #bookshare

Our friends, Jaylen and Chloe, at the Hope for Kids Valentines Banquet #bestfriends #HfK #blessings God is gracious!

Our friends, Jaylen and Chloe, at the Hope for Kids Valentines Banquet #bestfriends #HfK #blessings God is gracious!

Hope for Kids #HfK #BBC #2ndmissionaryjourney #faithfamily glory to God in the highest

Hope for Kids #HfK #BBC #2ndmissionaryjourney #faithfamily glory to God in the highest

“If a person has grasped the meaning of God’s grace in his heart, he will do justice. If he doesn’t live justly, then he may say with his lips that he is grateful for God’s grace, but in his heart he is far from Him. If he doesn’t care about the poor, it reveals that at best he doesn’t understand the grace he has experienced, and at worst he has not really encountered the saving mercy of God. Grace should make you just.”
— Timothy Keller, Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just

We are depressed at our losses and excited and joyful about our worldly successes and prosperity. But when it comes to spiritual matters, how dull we feel! How heavy and hard our hearts! We can sit and hear of the infinite height, and depth, and length, and breadth of the love of God in Christ Jesus, of his giving his infinitely dear Son–and yet be cold and unmoved!

If we are going to be emotional about anything, shouldn’t it be our spiritual lives? Is anything more inspiring, more exciting, more lovable and desirable in heaven or earth than the gospel of Jesus Christ? Not only is it worthy of our emotion, but it is shown to us in a way that should affect us emotionally. In the same way, the glory and beauty of Jehovah is worthy in itself to be the object of our admiration and love, but it is demonstrated to us in a way that should shake our hearts, for it shines with the luster of an incarnate, infinitely loving, gentle, compassionate, dying Redeemer. All the virtues of the Lamb of God, His humility, patience, gentleness, submission, obedience, love, and compassion, are exhibited in the gospel so that our emotions should be deeply moved. Christ should move us more deeply than any other thing, for he is the source of our hearts’ life, and our hearts’ feelings were designed to perceive him.

— Jonathan Edwards, Religious Affections, 45
Freedom Café #umass
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. #Isaiah117 
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1John 3:1718

Freedom Café #umass
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. #Isaiah117 
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1John 3:1718