Two Posts I love from Anne Lamott

I ask, "Is anyone here wearing one green and one orange shoelace?" and a very tell and shy girl will raise her hand, and I will say, "Honey Bear? You are loved and chosen. As is, here and now and always. This is a come as you are system." The girl (who had just gotten arrested for drunk and disorderly) smiled, blushed, and dipped her head like a swan.

Be Perfect

Christians are to do the exact opposite of the turn-of-phrase 'don't put all your eggs in one basket'. Christians aren't to be people who are 'hedging their bets' - we are to stake absolutely everything on the salvation we have in Jesus Christ.