"You have begun to live the new life,
in which you are being made new
and are becoming like the One who made you."
"We look at this Son
and see the God who cannot be seen.
We look at this Son
and see God’s original purpose in everything created.
For everything, absolutely everything,
above and below, visible and invisible,
rank after rank after rank of angels—
everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.
He was there before any of it came into existence
and holds it all together right up to this moment."
"You changed my sorrow into dancing.
You took away my clothes of sadness,
and clothed me in happiness.
I will sing to you and not be silent.
Lord, my God, I will praise you forever."
"Freedom Into Slavery" ~Anthem Lights
"Love Came Down" ~Ben Cantelon
"You must ask for God’s help…
After each failure, ask forgiveness,
pick yourself up, and try again."
"You gain strength, courage,
and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."
"God sees the worst of you and loves you still.
Your sins of tomorrow and failings of the future
will not surprise him; he sees them now."