a quote.

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"When a woman has a kingdom heart, she has an active understanding of what matters most to the heart of God.  She lives in the balance of passion and contentment.  She learns to love well, give without regard to self, and forgive without hesitation.  The woman with a kingdom heart may have a duffel bag full of possessions or enough treasures to fill a mansion, but she has learned to hold them with an open hand.  Hold everything with open hands.  I don't think we are ever allowed to grab hold of anything or anyone as though they matter more than the kingdom of heaven.  When you hold relationships with open hands, then people come in and out of your life as gifts of grace to be cherished and enjoyed, not objects to be owned and manipulated.  And then when you hold your dreams with open hands, you get to watch God resurrect what seemed dead and multiply what seemed small."

A Beautiful Offering, by Angela Thomas


  1. oh. wow. that picture is beautiful and so are those words.
    these thoughts of viewing people and things as gifts of grace remind me of the book one thousand gifts {by ann voskamp}. beautiful book that i'm reading through for the 2nd time very slowly so i can drink all she has to say in. she views the world through those same lenses of grace. i'm trying to too.

  2. These inspirational words just gave me new life! Sometimes we forget to truly respect and acquire what really matters in life. The world and those living in it do not owe us anything and nor do we owe them anything but we can learn to cherish the smaller things that will develop into life's valuable subjects in due time. Following your lovely blog sugar, hope you'll like mine and follow me too!! xx

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  3. hey bri! i don't know you and i've just stumbled upon your blog through your comment on cup of jo.
    but i've been having such a struggle today, and i can't even tell you how much God used THIS QUOTE and finding your blog to encourage me. it spoke to my heart so directly, so thank you. i needed this so much today, so thank you for sharing and never underestimate the power of writing and how God can use you. thank you so much, dani. xo.