Achieve the sublime

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achieve the sublimeFor me, the most inspiring thing about this photo is the dancer is a friend of mine. The leap is dumbfounding and graceful. That it’s a regular guy only makes it more extraordinary for me.

Javier dances with the Los Angeles Ballet and, for a season, attended Lighthouse Church where I go. He even invited me to see him perform La Sylphide last year. I’m not even an initiate for ballet. I went just to show him support. I had to read online about the plot. The only way I realized a particularly spectacular dance move was done was by the applause of the rest of the audience. So I applauded with them.

Out this came an appreciation for a dance form that heretofore was esoteric for me. Ballet is the pinnacle of dance. And it’s amazing what the human body can do with vigorous training, dedication and hard work…

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Max Lucado – Father, Forgive Them

Sandra Brooks McCravy:

From Max Lucado’s Daily Devotions

Originally posted on Daily Devotions, News and Information:

Of all the scenes around the cross, the one that angers me most is when those in the crowds said, “Let this Messiah, the King of Israel, come down from the cross, that we may see and believe” (Matthew 27:42). There’s nothing more painful than words meant to hurt.

1 Peter 2:23 tells us that “Jesus entrusted himself to him who judges justly.” He simply left the judging to God. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing,” he said. They were a crazy mob, mad at something they couldn’t see so they took it out on, of all people, God. Yet, Jesus died for them. How could he do it? I don’t know. Sometimes I wonder if we don’t see Jesus’ love as much in the people he tolerated, as in the pain he endured. Such amazing grace!

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Psalm 37:23…The Lord Delights in You

Originally posted on My Life in Scripture:

KLOVE <3

God is with you, and He completely delights in YOU!

May you be blessed with good health, peace, and love.

Sandi McCravy

Sandi McCravy, Sandy McCravy, Sandra Brooks McCravy, Derek McCravy, Greg McCravy, Johnathan McCravy, Philippians 4:13, KLOVE

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Proverbs 8:17 (from KLOVE)

I am unable to post as much as I would like, but I will pass along things I find that brighten my day and hopefully will bring encouragement to you.  Thank you, KLOVE, for sharing this with your fans! <3

Sandi McCravy, Sandy McCravy, Greg McCravy, Derek McCravy, Johnathan McCravy

KLOVE is such an encouragement to me!

 

God Bless You and Give You Peace,

Sandra Brooks McCravy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Investing Time

Originally posted on Redbird's Roost:

As we talk about who God is, what He has done for us, and how He desires our love and obedience, our lives can become primers to the next generation. We can be teaching tools that God will use to help people in their walk with Him. – Dennis Fisher
When we teach others, we’re not just spending time, we’re investing it.

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Psalm 103:1 – 5

Originally posted on My Life in Scripture:

A friend recently shared this Scripture with me.  God restores my soul, even during illness.  I pray that you will find restoration today.  Seek our Father.  He adores you and has crowned you with love and compassion.

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5

God bless you today,

Sandi

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Identifying Self-Rejection

Identifying Self-Rejection

by Charles Stanley and In Touch Ministries

Acceptance from God

Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also

accepted us to the glory of God.  Romans 15:7 

As news reports indicate, mistreatment of children is tragically widespread. And kids wounded by abuse can be scarred for life. Fortunately, most people’s experiences aren’t that extreme. But even mild hurts can fester, affecting relationships and self-image.

The Origin. The bondage of self-rejection can often be traced to feeling unaccepted by someone close. Trauma like divorce or a loved one’s death may also contribute to a distorted self-image. Once internalized, this type of thought pattern can lead to negative behaviors.

The Symptoms. If a person has difficulty accepting himself, he may have a tendency to criticize others and interpret innocent comments as personal attacks. Perfectionism and feelings of inferiority are also common. As a result, fear of failure and criticism may lead to procrastination.

Another outcome of self-rejection is unpredictable anger. People who are hurt may find themselves easily frustrated. Such individuals might become loners or feel overly concerned about others’ opinions. For example, instead of focusing on a church service, one may notice what people are wearing and feel insecure about her own outfit. Someone with this mindset can be hard to love because she questions whether she’s worthy of care and affection. Sadly, she may then behave in a way that “proves” her theory.

We find the solution in today’s scripture: We are to accept one another as Jesus accepts us. This includes accepting ourselves. Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of self-rejection.

Acceptance in Christ

God Bless You and Give You Peace,

Sandi McCravy

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Reading between the lines (C. S. Lewis)

 

God Bless You an Give You Peace,

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Romans 10:9-10

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“If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation.”
Romans 10:9-10 (HCSB)

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DEATH REIGNED

Originally posted on Samuel at Gilgal:

Charles HodgeCharles Hodge:

“If the race fell in Adam, much more shall it be restored in Christ. If death reigned by one, much more shall grace reign by one.”

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