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"Then, in the sweetest of movements, the Lord collected my dust & breathed life in again
as He had done so many times before, and with eyes of lightning and vocal chords of thunder,
He whispered: Child of mine, burn no more."
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“ God’s love is meteoric,
his loyalty astronomic,
His purpose titanic,
his verdicts oceanic.
Yet in his largeness
nothing gets lost;
Not a man, not a mouse,
slips through the cracks. ”

—    Psalm 36:5-6 (The Message)

“ Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect God to get here soon. ”

—    Psalm 31:24 (The Message)

“ You did it: you changed wild lament
into whirling dance;
You ripped off my black mourning band
and decked me with wildflowers.
I’m about to burst with song;
I can’t keep quiet about you.
God, my God,
I can’t thank you enough. ”

—    Psalm 30:11-12 (The Message)
Behind the Scenes: In Full Bloom

jcrew:

we love it when things come full circle: our set director Tracy began painting after being inspired by the flowers she handpicks for our weddings & parties shoots. so, it was only a matter of time before we featured her signature floral paintings in one of our own shoots—this time, as a backdrop…

strandbooks:

Marked passage, from the verse play This Music Crept by Me Upon the Waters by Archibald MacLeish, page 14 (Harvard University Press, 1953)

(via loriinthelight)

"This is for the two year olds who cannot be understood because they speak half english and half God."

christianrasmussen:

-Anis Mojgani

Robin

christianrasmussen:

"Most of us are still here, healing slowly and imperfectly. Some days are way too long. And I hate that, I want to say. I would much prefer that God have a magic wand and not just a raggedy love army of helpers. Mr. Rogers’ mother told him when he was a boy, and tragedy was unfolding that seemed to defy meaning, "look to the helpers." That is the secret of life."

- Anne Lamott

“ A worshiping church won’t just happen by itself. It must start with a leader who places high value on his or her own personal worship life, and then infuses that value into the culture he or she is creating. When it comes to spiritual leadership, there is no substitute for a healthy, personal worship life. How often do you talk to God, not because you need something, but simply out of friendship? How often do you spend time in the Word, not for the sake of public ministry, but for the sake of personal renewal? We cannot lead people where we are not going ourselves. There is a big difference between a travel agent who merely points the way and a tour guide who leads the way. ”

—    Buddy Owens

Sometimes my mind thinks in poetry.
Sometimes in photos.
Sometimes in letters to people.
Sometimes in retrospect,
And sometimes futuristically.
Sometimes in hope,
And sometimes in defeat.
Sometimes in prayers.
Sometimes in songs,
And sometimes in stories.
Sometimes inward,
And sometimes outward.
Sometimes my mind tries to understand
incomprehensible things.