"Please hear me, Girl: The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs women who know how to do hard and holy things."
— Ann Voskamp (via jasminecrystal)
(Source: thedelightedpeople, via jasminecrystal)
"Why do we imagine God to be so unmoved by our heart-felt attempts at obedience? He is, after all, our heavenly Father. What sort of father looks at his daughter’s homemade birthday card and complains that the color scheme is all wrong? What kind of mother says to her son, after he gladly cleaned the garage but put the paint cans on the wrong shelf, “This is worthless in my sight”? What sort of parent rolls his eyes when his child falls off the bike on the first try? There is no righteousness that makes us right with God except for the righteousness of Christ. But for those who have been made right with God by grace alone through faith alone and therefore have been adopted into God’s family, many of our righteous deeds are not only not filthy in God’s eyes, they are exceedingly sweet, precious, and pleasing to him."
— excerpt from Kevin DeYoung’s book, The Hole in Our Holiness