for what it's worth... my thoughts going into this...
i do not write this to change anyone’s mind, because i know for the most part minds are made up. but if you are an undecided voter, or are planning not to vote today, i am writing this for you. i have thought long and hard about writing something like this. i recognize that some may read this and doubt my values, faith, etc. based on my vote in this election. that saddens me, but i am...
o. hallelujah.: love the ones you love. →
yes. shannonicole: I just deleted all of my social networking apps from my phone and my bookmarks from my computer. This isn’t going to be one of those “fasting from social networking because I’m better than all of you” posts. Or at least I really hope not. I think that in a life with Christ, there is this…
Pray For Daisy: Not sure how to say this guys… My... →
God works miracles, and we trust Him in all circumstances. pray for sweet daisy. prayfordaisy: Not sure how to say this guys… My daughter Daisy (7) had a CAT scan yesterday. Her cancer has returned. 3rd time being diagnosed with cancer in as many years. She has a golf ball size tumor right where her last one was. This morning at 10:45AM she gets a PET scan to look closer and see if…
my eulogy for betty
Betty Bristol was, and is, a gift to all those who knew her, and to the world. I had the honor of meeting Betty and her husband Matt when God made Richmond, Virginia their mission field. A group of young adults would gather in their home weekly to discuss sermons, dig deep into scripture, and experience true fellowship. This time, for our beautiful and wise leaders, was about sharpening us and...
sweet betty bristol →
“Betty asked that all her friends… throughout Richmond and the rest of the world, keep in mind the reality that she is no longer suffering from cancer or any disease and that she is “alive” in the truest sense of that term. Death did not end her life: it was but a momentary interruption and a change of venue to an assignment with her Lord that will never end.”
Betty went Home this morning. praise God. the past few days i have felt truly honored, a word i don’t use often. i feel so richly blessed that i could see her so often in her last days, to get to know her family even better, to cradle her head close to mine and rub her back, to try and give her water… for her to wake up when i was in her room last night, even for 30 seconds. goodness,...
never will i forget this night. the power of the Lord was so strong and present, and somehow peaceful. as a body of worshippers we lifted our voices, we sang, we wept, we prayed, and we rejoiced, though we knew above us our sister, mentor, mother, wife, and friend lay in bed at the mercy of a tumor that has grown so strong and so rapidly it looks as if it may burst. we held her hands, we...
where it comes flowers grow lions sleep gravestones roll when death dies all things live
beekeeping one day is a dream of mine. i also want chickens for eggs and a goat for milk. all i need is a bigger backyard. [thanks for the video megs]
Deep Green Resistance Massachusetts: A Protester's... →
coffeeshakes: I figured I should write down what happened today, before I forget or before too many stories get muddled together. My friend, my partner, and I arrived at Zucotti Park around 3 for the march, which began quickly, after everyone shared various rules. (No violence, write the… i am so disappointed.
new hymn, the solid rock, recorded with my worship team at redemption hill church. i love getting to sing in worship with such a talented group of people.
overwhelmed and amazed on this rainy day by God’s love for me, for us, and how greatly He longs for and desires for us to draw near to Him. experiencing that love in a different way than i’ve felt in a long time, with interesting [yet perfect, i’m certain] timing.
“do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. do what it says. those who listen to the word but do not do what it says are like people who look at their faces in a mirror and, after looking at themselves, go away and immediately forget what they look like. but those who look intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continue in it - not forgetting what they have...
Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed...– — Gordon B. Hinckley (via keepsdiary) [get me out of here]
marymorser: “Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum...
“turn from your running and submit. claim by faith to be a partaker in the patience of Jesus and face your trials in Him. there is nothing in your life that distresses or concerns you that cannot become submissive to the highest purpose. remember, they are God’s mountains. He puts them there for a reason, and we know He will never fail to keep His promise.” streams in the...