Feb.8: “Refuse to be average. let your heart soar as high as it will.” -AW Tozer

refusetobeaverageThere is hope, sometimes you’ll find it where you least expect it. The author of my quotation this week found hope just listening.

According to Wikipedia, Tozer hailed from a tiny farming community in western La Jose, Pennsylvania. He converted to Christianity as a teenager, in Akron, Ohio; while on his way home from work at a tire company, he overheard a street preacher say, “If you don’t know how to be saved … just call on God, saying, ‘Lord, be merciful to me a sinner.'” Upon returning home, he climbed into the attic and heeded the preacher’s advice. From there he went on a long and fruitful journey as a preacher.

Most of our daily routine can look like this- You work all day, arrive home exhausted, watch TV to unwind, and then go to bed—only to wake up the next morning and do it again. Is there a remedy for routine? Want your heart to soar? Author Max Lucado says, “Yes you can” in his book, “Cure for the Common Life”. It shows us how to embrace our uniqueness and use our singular talents to experience the uncommon life God intends for us.

Grace be with you.


Photo by: RJSBird Photography

About bshiveofhope

I have worn different hats and travelled down many bunny trails in life- custodian, writer, florist, grandma, community nurse, mom, wife, Jesus Girl. With these vocations have come many stories and life experiences that I want to share with you. They're not all warm and fuzzy, and are sprinkled with humility, and sadness. That's life. We were made for community so let's build each other up with hope and encouragment.
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