“Faith can look at the facts
and still believe the truth.”
– Kris Vallotton
(Art by Daniel Fava. Check out his site.)
“When we don’t see God as always good, then we will mis-interpret life. How we see God determines
how we see ourselves, and how we see Him determines what we get from Him.”
− Mark Brookes
This is really power-FULL.
“Trying to prove God is like defending a lion.
It don’t need your help.
Just unlock the cage.”
I am currently working for an organization called Heroes of the Nation. http://www.htn.org/
They are assembling a website to inspire and mobilize activism and advocacy for social justice,
hence the name “activacy.com”
I am beside myself with visionary joy and delight in being able to be a part of this movement’s momentum.
You are welcome to cheer us on! : )
Here’s a glimpse of the vision:
“There is no frustration in Heaven, therefore, it cannot be allowed to exist in your circumstances. In Christ there is always another possibility. A renewed mind empowers you to think outside the box of your own reasoning.”
– Graham Cooke
Strawberry seeds are on the outside, banana seeds are on the inside. I don’t understand it, but I love it. And each glance of wonder makes me drunk with love for God. I think I hear fruit around the world joining in to sing this song.
Hahahahahaha! I love truth. My “funny bone” is a “truth bone.” Truth makes me laugh because it’s joyous and accurate. In that context, this song is hilarious. Jesus paid for it all for us! What a brilliant idea!!!!!! hahahahahaha!!!!!!!
What if you were on a fishing boat on the ocean and suddenly the water’s surface opened its mouth and a scuba diver popped up and said,
“Hey, we’re having a party down here, wanna come?”
Would you go? I mean, if you instantly knew how to scuba and you had the gear?
Sometimes, I feel like I live underwater. Other times I am nearly convinced of it. I love my home under the sea. I swim deep into darkness and I find secrets. Sometimes I meet colorful fish in the midst of their own family gatherings and sometimes I meet grey eels living in loneliness and defensiveness. I look at all of them with curiosity and wonder. I travel with God’s hand leading me. The creases in His hand press against the cracks in mine. The roads of my life blending with every road ever.
I have great chats with huge lobsters, feeling their way around with their massive television antennae. I read books leaned up against firm, but sensitive coral. I float through the Bible with each blink because the glory is palpable and visible and stunning. I pull ancient maps from brass tubes in shipwrecks. I see the red “X” where hope is buried, where treasure waits, and I resolve to pick up where that captain left off. The passage of time, the waiting of the vast treasure, does not diminish my expectation. If I remember how the nightly news reports that particular treasure’s discovery is a lost cause, I am not deterred in my pursuit, but instead inspired. There is a reason we have the phrase “worth fighting for.” It is because we know that for massive victories, there will be a massive fight. It might be a fight won through rest, praise, and trust, but it is still a fight. It might be a fight won by angels cheered on by the hearts of men, but it is still a fight. It might be a fight to drive lame enemies off of something that already belongs to you, but it is still a fight. In fact, the main fight may actually be the first one: believing the thing IS worth fighting for.
So, fins on, I’m swimming.
And I’m inviting you to the underwater festivities.
P.S. I added new music to the sidebar on my blog’s home page – outrageous hope you can download & sing along to.