J.S. Park (via prism0prone)

When God gives you a command, He’s not telling you “Don’t do this, and do this” He’s not to trying to restrict your behavior, He’s trying to deepen and widen your joy. He’s saying “This is reality and how I made things, and this is how things work. This is what is for your best, I have your best interests at heart. This is the way the universe was designed to be in perfect harmony.”

C.S. Lewis (via katweenah)

If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if He chose, just hand out to anyone. They are a great fountain of energy and beauty spurting up at the very centre of reality. If you are close to it, the spray will wet you: if you are not you will remain dry.

a dear brother in Christ at perhaps the most opportune time. (via restlesswithout)

YES.

(via asdeepcriesout)

The stars are jealous of Christ’s love for you, the ocean would dry up just for a moment of attention that Jesus gives you daily. You may have scars, but Christ’s scars are evidence that yours are not a sign of your lack of faith, but rather a sign of your miracle of redemption!

Virginia Woolf (via observando)

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

(via asdeepcriesout)

Constantly reminded of the difference between God’s plan, and something God uses for His glory. God doesn’t plan for His children to be hurt. He doesn’t plan for friends to say goodbye, or loved ones to die, or people to cry…God doesn’t plan the hurt - He plans the healing. Sometimes, life hurts us. Sometimes, others hurt us - on accident or on purpose. Sometimes, we hurt ourselves…Sometimes, God allows us to go through a tough situation, and teaches us something because of it. However, I have always refused to content myself with a situation on the grounds that “This hurt must be God’s plan.” Rather, I content myself with a situation saying “This hurts, but God has a plan for healing.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne (via rabbitinthemoon)

Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.

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Relevant Magazine, “When Life Feels Terribly Ordinary” (via sheisaloverofchrist)

I often ask my 3 year old to help me cook. I don’t do it because I need his assistance. In fact, it would be easier and more efficient if I took care of it myself. But I invite him to help because I love him. It’s the same interaction between God and us. He calls us into His redemptive work not because He is lost without us, but because He loves us and is offering us a role in the story. That is the otherness we dream of. It’s oxygen on a fire that would otherwise burn out.

MY GRANDPA WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST

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BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2

TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I

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CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS

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MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE

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MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST

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BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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