Distilling and Refining

Emotional, mental, and physical hardships and temptations are the distilleries and refineries in our lives that extract and shape our character. However, we often have the ability to determine the purity and quality of who we are by the way that we choose to react and deal with such circumstances. Thankfully, for all of us, it is never too late to start making better choices.        T. Long

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Pursuing Spiritual Maturity

The pursuit for spiritual maturity should not mean that we grow up to find ourselves and to gradually become independent. Rather the opposite; we grow up to lose ourselves and to gradually become more and more dependent on His grace and breath and words of life for each day, hour by hour, and eventually moment by moment.     T. Long