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We must clean the lens of our hearts to see the state of our souls. However, too often the former is too dirty to even know that the latter exists.


Craig D. Lounsbrough

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The problem with wearing a facade is that sooner or later life shows up with a big pair of scissors.
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I am selfish by habit, but sacrificial by nature. Therefore, I’d be wise to develop the habit of f...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
The problem with the ‘herd’ is that our voice is never ‘heard’.
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It is when I am cold, alone, bitterly forlorn and shuttered from all hope that you will see who I tr...
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If we fail to instill a fixed sense of confidence in our children, we will raise handicapped childre...
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If my heart is set on pursuing real treasures, my mind must be fixed solely on the privilege of enjo...
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Although it pains me, I must admit that I have never found what I ‘need.’ And I am in this place...
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Why is it that we don’t worry about a compass until we’re lost in a wilderness of our own making...
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Expectations are the shackles that will not permit something to be what it actually is.
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I’ve always marveled that geese can feel a call stirring, rise on hardy wings to engage it, and wi...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
We can hide a lot of stuff until God shows up, for when God shows up nothing is hidden, which includ...
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Tragedy cleans the windows of the soul by washing away the bias of our lives in the detergent of pai...
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If as an adult I have scolded and then silenced the child within me, I contend that I am neither an ...
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To declare myself as a genius immediately evidences that I am not.
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Once I finally understand the immensity of my own impoverishment, I am finally in a position to see ...
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The adult within me would be much wiser to learn from the child within me rather than focus on the d...
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We want greatness, but we prefer it tamed and on a leash short enough for us to control it, yet long...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
It is not the chains of some tyrant that robs us of freedom. Rather, it is the staleness of our atti...
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I am thankful that I can be thankful, for if thankfulness did not exist my heart would be irretrieva...
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If your portfolio is made up of the investments that you have made in the lives of people, you will ...
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Loss is the uninvited door that extends us an unexpected invitation to unimaginable possibilities.
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My answers are typically ‘guesses’ cleverly disguised as answers.
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What I allow into my head finds its way to my heart, which is a porthole to my soul. Therefore, I mi...
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We are living out the drama of a pathetic story whose pages are smeared with our own handwriting.
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Abundant living is realizing that life is a privilege whether it’s adhering to our scripts or not.
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Where am I?” you ask. Where you are is where the things you’ve denied worshipping have taken you...
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God’s decision to reach out in such dramatic fashion as to lay all rightful privilege aside and be...
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I am pressed to admit that I don’t have the capacity to understand the bloodied horrors of a cross...
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Of course God does outrageous things. But in reality, what insanity would prompt me to follow a God ...
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My first mistake is to humanize God. My second mistake is to hold those wretched human characteristi...
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A god of the ‘possible’ is no God.
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Although I rail against it, death is the dark demarcation beyond which I am at the mercy of my own e...
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If your dream doesn't scare you, it's not big enough.
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Rare are the handful of principles that incessantly drive us to stand even when we face the stark re...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
The greatest men stand on their values and pray on their knees.
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If there’s any redeeming quality that I can find in running away from something, it’s that I’m...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
We might do well to take a look at what we’ve crammed into our pockets as it will say much about w...
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And so to tame Christmas we spin myths to temper the story, we create our own caricatures to speak o...
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The drum to which we march reveals the conductor to whom we’re listening.
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The things I’m burning daylight to figure out in my head are things God has already figured out in...
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How often have I painted a splendid picture of a journey marked by courageous ascents and daring des...
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The most monumental events in all of human history all began with one person. And in a world that’...
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Pain is nothing but growth waiting for us to give it permission to grow us up.
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Loss eventually arrives when something departs. Grief is working through both.
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The key to understanding if something is truly precious is to ask if we can hold it, for things trul...
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If I have forfeited the ability to wonder so as not to offend the tenets of the culture, and if I ha...
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Maybe consequences are dear friends in stealthy disguise.
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Maybe we don’t ever feel that sweetly untainted and wholly majestic kind of love that takes every ...
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A hole is a space where everything has been moved out so that opportunity has space to move in.
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One of the most terrifying questions of all might be, ‘Will I unleash myself to live before death ...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
Mediocrity is a path cleared by fear, leveled by apathy and paved by comfort.
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It’s not that I’ve been invited to the hole I’m standing in. It’s that I accepted the invita...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
Such is the power of truth that even the slightest whisper of it can handily drown out the most bois...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
What is life but God's daring invitation to a remarkable journey? And what is human nature but a sta...
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To destroy that which seeks to destroy me, God invites me to stand against it until it stands down a...
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The miracle is that the brilliance of the miraculous can live in the blandness of the mundane. The g...
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To my own demise, I rarely ask why I’m hungry because I’m focusing all of my energies on getting...
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Easter is a time where we are reminded that conclusions in man's mind are beginnings in God's plan.
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
Fear is a lethal killer of dreams, the greatest cancer that has beset passion, and a ruthless thief ...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
Impulsivity is something akin to spontaneously jumping out of an airplane and not realizing that you...
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Genius without wisdom is like a plane without wings; it will navigate the runway but it will never k...
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Once faith dies, the death of hope follows hard on its heels.
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What excites us the most or likewise scares us the most is when something is exactly what it says it...
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The birthplace of anarchy is the cemetery of freedom.
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Everything that I hold will eventually be gone. Subsequently, the quality of my life will depend on ...
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Failure is information encased in a shell of pain.
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What I do is the truest mirror of who I am.
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