5 girls + 3 boys
& i'm the oldest.
lover of Jesus Christ.
"all other loves I'll gladly count as loss
and with this hope I'll be consumed."
"What God’s way is in bringing me here I cannot now say, but that He is leading and that His purpose shall not fail, I know without doubt."
- Jim Elliot
"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him."
- C.T. Studd
"Give me the Love
that leads the way
The Faith that nothing can dismay
The Hope no disappointments tire
The Passion that'll burn like fire
Let me not sink to be a clod
Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God."
~ Amy Carmichael
...which is why we are too young to know that certain things are impossible, so we will do them anyway.
- William Pitt in Amazing Grace
"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
"At last I understand why we have waited! This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away!"
~ Frodo in The Return of the King