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Occasionally, weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have. -John Piper


"Whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated, passion of your life, and find your way to say it, live it, and die for it." ~John Piper


On April 4, 1968, American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated, leaving millions angry and disillusioned. In Indianapolis, a largely African-American crowd had gathered...

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John Stephen Piper (born January 11, 1946) is a Calvinist Baptist preacher and author who served as Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 33 years. Piper hit the evangelical scene after the publication of his book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (1986) and has continued to publish dozens of other books further articulating this theological perspective.In 1994, he founded Desiring God Ministries.


In all the setbacks of your life as a believer God is plotting for your joy. - John Piper


love this quote and the larger quote on the blog post from Beth Moore about the importance of prayer


"A woman who fears the Lord will not run away from God to satisfy her longings and relieve her anxieties. She will wait for the Lord. She will hope in God. She will stay close to the heart of God and trust in His promises. The prospect of departing into the way of sin will be too fearful to pursue; and the benefits of abiding in the shadow of the Almighty too glorious to forsake." ––John Piper


"Payback is planted in the bottom of our hearts every one of us is a born retaliator. If were to answer wrongdoing with any other response than wrongdoing we need a change at the core of our being. As Christians all hope for that change is found in Christ. Nowhere else can we find a man who 'when he was reviled . . . did not revile in return; when he suffered he did not threaten' (1 Peter 2:23). Through the redemption and example of his death (1 Peter 2:21) Christians are called to imitate…


"There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death." Proverbs 14:12 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?" -Jeremiah 17:9