A Quick Note on ThanksGiving

thanksgivingHappy Black Thursday Thanksgiving!

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Keep Making Me [video]

My mum is always requesting songs, but I hardly get around to doing less than half of them. I’ve spent some time filming, so here is Keep Making Me by the Sidewalk Prophets!

CS Lewis once said “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.”

It’s so true! We complain about heartache, but pain is better than a hard heart. We are clay in the hands of our Father, and sometimes that clay needs to be smashed in order to be rebuilt. I do not want to be lonely, empty, or broken, but if it is necessary for the will of God and my walk with Him, so be it. The Lord makes beautiful things out of us, and He is still making me.

The Lord’s Reasons

The Lord does not permit trials to strangle,
But to strengthen.
He does not allow heartache to hurt,
But to heal.
He does not send pain to punish,
But to increase perseverance.

He gives all He gives so that we may become all He sees us to be.