purpose

 The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. — Mark Twain

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

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Beyond

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Forgive

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. Bryant H. McGill

. . . be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ. Ephesians 4:

change

Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be. Unknown

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. John 3:2

freedom

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. Stephen R. Cove

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. I Corinthian 6:12

fruit

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.     

Walter Scott

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. John 15:4-5

risen

The risen life of Jesus is the nourishment and strengthening and blessing and life of a Christian. Alexander MacLaren

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Matthew 28:6

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