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"God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to His eyes."
-Psalm 18:24

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lifetides:

Let my religion be more obvious to my conscience,
  more perceptible to those around.
While Jesus is representing me in heaven,
  may I reflect him on earth,
While he pleads my cause, may I show forth
  his praise.

The Valley of Vision

Love is the effort and desire to make someone else everything they were created to be. Tim Keller (via lifetides)

Random musings

—Why do I feel like I have to fight so hard to rest?
—How do I balance the need for momentary recreation/pleasure with the significance of eternity?

Rest is not something we engineer, but something we invite. Bonnie Gray, Finding Spiritual Whitespace (p. 33)

Lord, please have mercy on my family.

But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. C.S. Lewis  (via kvtes)

(Source: yesdarlingido, via fancifulmusings)

stories-yet-to-be-written:

Finding the Faces of Farming: A Peruvian Potato Harvest 

By Jim Richardson

Her potato fields are about the size of a decent American living room. Most Americans tend to think farming is simple. Not for Uva (last photo). In that little field she grows 50 to 70 varieties of potatoes, for diversity she plants fields at three different elevations, each field on a seven year rotation. (Or sometimes fifteen years.) In a good year she harvests 20 bags of potatoes for each bag she plants, hoping to keep ten 70 kilo bags for her family of four, or about 1,500 pounds for the year. The rows and trench pattern (called chiwi) are dug by hand with the traditional hoe-like Tacla, and worked four times before harvest. She hopes for potatoes to sell for cash. At lunch in the fields they gather around the traditional Pachamama, where potatoes and meat have been cooked amid hot rocks covered with mother earth.

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Photos like these cause indescribable emotions to well up within me…

(via gospelofthekingdom)

How majestic is Your name! (Psalm 8)

When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which You set in place,
what is man that You are mindful of him,
and the son of man that You care for him?

currently pondering the “expulsive power of a greater affection”

I’m so forgetful, but You always remind me
You’re the only one who brings me peace

You’re the only one who brings me peace

Ordinary—New Single out by Copeland!

Talk about #tbt…so many fun concert memories with Copeland!

Stewards are simply those who invest with resources they know are not their own, in places where there will only be a return on investment if God is indeed at loose and at work in the world. Andy Crouch, Culture Making (p. 231)
Grace is not an exemption from failure. It is, however, what makes it possible to sustain hope in the midst of a failure. Andy Crouch, Culture Making (p. 260)
Hard to believe that I created this silly little account four years ago (and that I’m still using it)….

Hard to believe that I created this silly little account four years ago (and that I’m still using it)….