“We are born, we eat, and learn, and die. We leave a tracery of messages in the lives of others, a little shifting of the soil, a stone moved from here to there, a word uttered, a song, a poem left behind. I was here, each of these declare. I was here.”
— Michael O’Brien - Island of the World (amazing book)

Brokenness aside

I am a sinner, if it’s not one thing, it’s another; Caught up in words, tangled in lies.

But You are a Savior, and you take brokenness aside, and make it beautiful.

Heartache

If you prick us, do we not bleed?
if you tickle us, do we not laugh
if you poison us, do we not die?
and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.

-William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (Act III, scene I).

How easy it is for us to forget about the rest. To forget that them, like us, have feelings and needs and hearts which sometimes are emptier than they ought to be. How easy it is for us to forget that we may need ask for forgiveness, that maybe someone is hurting deeply every day because of something we might have done. It’s so easy to keep living our life, as long as we are happy, and forget about those who we leave behind, struggling with the problems we left them to deal with. How blind are we that we seek so much to find ourselves that we lose the people who made us into who we are in the process.

Oh Lord, grant me eyes to see the ones neglected by my attention, let no one suffer because of me what I’ve suffered because of other people’s wrongdoings. You are good, bring your goodness and all sufficient love into our hearts.

“You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run.” 

-Saint Augustine

I need this

Jesus, love, children, smiles , summer, camp, worship music, brotherhood, community, fellowship, holy spirit, kayaking, running through the woods, port Sydney Rapids, reading, campers, Bible study, wide games, stargazing, supersectional, prayer, staff worship, caregiving, hugs, sonship, joy, lake, campsite bay, waterfront, pancakes, blob, Grace, laughter, communion, rest, growth.

A prayer

Jesus, please heal my heart

This is a wonderful story. May we appreciate the value of friendship and being like children.

Noche santa

En esta noche, y en tu vida, Jesús sólo quiere una cosa de ti. Quiere que creas en él. Y no hablo de creer en él como admitir su existencia aquí y ahora en este pedazo de pan en el que se ha encarnado. No, Jesús quiere que te creas su amor.

Es lo único que tenemos que hacer, sorprendernos genuinamente por este amor tan grande que nos ama tal y como somos, que no nos quiere por lo que podríamos ser o porque hayamos hecho algo especial. Nada más, sólo créetelo y deja que el amor perfecto de Dios inunde tu corazón imperfecto.

Y es que esta noche Jesús te dice que te quiere con tanta locura que prefiere morir antes que vivir sin ti.

twloha:

Shane Hawk uses his free time to travel and photograph the sights he encounters. While photography is currently a hobby, he is able to translate emotion through his images to capture the viewers attention.
twloha:

Shane Hawk uses his free time to travel and photograph the sights he encounters. While photography is currently a hobby, he is able to translate emotion through his images to capture the viewers attention.
twloha:

Shane Hawk uses his free time to travel and photograph the sights he encounters. While photography is currently a hobby, he is able to translate emotion through his images to capture the viewers attention.

twloha:

Shane Hawk uses his free time to travel and photograph the sights he encounters. While photography is currently a hobby, he is able to translate emotion through his images to capture the viewers attention.

Definition of beauty: P. I. Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

Kids, I won’t lie, that was a long weekend, with more ups and downs than I can count. It was a twisting, turning road that led to the end of the aisle, and not everything along the way was perfect. To be honest, not everything that followed would be perfect either. But what is? Here is the secret kids: none of us can vow to be perfect, in the end all we can do is promise to love each other with everything we’ve got. Because love is the best thing we do.

Heavenly Father, you always amaze me, let Your Kingdom come in my world and in my life. […] I walk to the meadow and stare at the flowers, better dressed than any girl on her wedding day. So why should I worry? Why do I freak out? God knows what I need, You know what I need

Jon Foreman - Your love is strong

Photo: Taken right now :)

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