Sunday, April 25, 2010

in love with this.

the boy in the red & white striped polo means it. right from the heart.

hope for faint-heartedness.

"never be frightened at your own faint-heartedness in attaining love.
don't be frightened overmuch even at your evil actions. i am sorry i can say
nothing more consoling to you, for love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing
compared with love in dreams. love in dreams is greedy for immediate action, rapidly
performed and in the sight of all. men will even give their lives if only the ordeal does not
last long but is soon over, with all looking on and applauding as though on the stage. but
active love is labour and fortitude, and for some people too, perhaps, a complete
science. but i predict that just when you see with horror that in spite of
all your efforts you are getting farther from your goal instead of
nearer to it-at that very moment i predict that you will
reach it and behold clearly the miraculous power
of the Lord who has been all the time loving
and mysteriously guiding

-father zossima
brothers K.

Monday, April 19, 2010

strong heart.

stay here.
rest for awhile.
until your heart again grows strong.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

blowing my mind.

"It doth not yet appear what we shall be." 1 John 3:2

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

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so two thousand and late.

what the heck was i doing in 2008 when the acorn was touring the U.S.? missing out. for sure.

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.


this band is kind of blowing me away in this unexpected but fully deserved way. the instrumentals are beautiful and the mv is insane. check. it. out.

Monday, April 5, 2010

mastic villages.

these images are breathtaking. you can find the article here.