I kept asking God for help, and after a while I realized something — that Josh was not enjoying this either. He was just trying to take care of himself, and I made the radical decision to let him off the hook.
Some people have a thick skin and you don’t. Your heart is really open and that is going to cause pain, but that is an appropriate response to this world.
I was frozen like in a dream when your feet weigh fifty pounds each and the danger is almost upon you.
I do not at all understand the mystery of grace-only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.
[W]hen you’re dreaming, you’re not the one calling the shots. So it’s a reprieve.
How are we going to get through this craziness?’ I asked. There was silence for a moment.
‘Left foot, right foot, left foot, breathe,’ he said.
It is as if the right words, the true words, are already inside them, and they just want to help them get out.
It was never meant to be permanent. You must have known the tide would come back in.
You have to keep taking the next necessary stitch, and the next one, and the next. Without stitches, you just have rags. And we are not rags.
For too long, and despite what people told me, I had fallen for what the culture said about beauty, youth, features, heights, weights, hair textures, upper arms.