Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
today was the stuff of dreams. not the kind of dreams that are made of lies and false ideals, but the stuff of dreams that builds and grows oneself. the kind of day that isn't even over and you feel full for the hope it contains and the lessons it's bringing. the kind of day that makes one conscious of how thankful they must be for not only this day, but each that has preceded, and each that will follow. it was the kind of day that makes the days that preceded rather important to reflect upon and the days to come real and approaching quite quickly.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Naturally, we are inclined to be so mathematical and calculating that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We imagine that we have to reach some end, but that is not the nature of spiritual life. The nature of spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty, consequently we do not make our nests anywhere. Common sense says - "Well, supposing I were in that condition . . ." We cannot suppose ourselves in any condition we have never been in. Certainty is the mark of the common-sense life: gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness, it should be rather an expression of breathless expectation. We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God. Immediately we abandon to God, and do the duty that lies nearest, He packs our life with surprises all the time. When we become advocates of a creed, something dies; we do not believe God, we only believe our belief about Him. Jesus said, "Except ye become as little children." Spiritual life is the life of a child. We are not uncertain of God, but uncertain of what He is going to do next. If we are only certain in our beliefs, we get dignified and severe and have the ban of finality about our views; but when we are rightly related to God, life is full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy. -oswald chambers
image from: yatzer.com
for the past couple months i've been swooning over this band from ottawa. their multi-instrumental musical family has me wishing i was a part of their beautiful song-making.
their album glory hope mountain has been pretty epic to me through a good chunk of this year so far.
here's a live performance of one of my favorites of theirs.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
if thou must love me, let it be for nought
except for love's sake only. do not say-
"i love her for her smile-her look-her way
of speaking gently-for a trick of thought
that falls in well with mine, and certes brought
a sense of pleasant ease-on such a day."-
for these things in themselves, beloved, may
be changed, or change for thee-and love-so wrought,
may be unwrought so. neither love me for
thine own dear pity's wiping my tears dry-
a creature might forget to weep, who bore
thy comfort long, and lose their love thereby!
but love me for love's sake, that evermore
thou may'st love on, through Love's eternity
-elizabeth barrett browning
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
and i shouldn't feel so silly about it.
but. i. do.
which makes me realize...scotland will be more challenging than i initially thought.
this solitude i dreamt of...will be deeper and more tangible than
any i've ever. ever. ever. known.
so i'll need so much more of Him.
to fill this void.