“Faith can look at the facts
and still believe the truth.”
– Kris Vallotton
God loves you because He loves you…
(Art by Daniel Fava. Check out his site.)
Perception of God
“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
Josh Garrels – BELIEVE
This is really power-FULL.
The Gospel in 4 Minutes
“Trying to prove God is like defending a lion.
It don’t need your help.
Just unlock the cage.”
a visionary sees light in the dark.
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:
frustration free living
“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
music to my funny bone
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.