"She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her… I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her…"
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
"Let us in the same way show to the people of the world who think our religion to be slavery, that it is a delight and a joy; that it is no more a burden to us to pray than it is for the fish to swim; that it is no more bondage for us to serve God than for a bird to fly. True godliness is our natural element now that we have a new nature given us by the Spirit of God."
Charles Spurgeon (via craigtowens)

This is hilarious and horrifying at the same time.

"We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s."
Henry Ward Beecher
This is a problem every church should want to have.

This is a problem every church should want to have.

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

"Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it political? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Paul goes on to declare, “For freedom Christ has set us free,” and that must include letting go of the burden of having to “become a better you.”"
Tullian Tchividjian
This is for you, everything I am
This is for you, take it from me
In your heart, in your soul
I perceive rejuvenation
Breathe me in, I’m forever
Deep within, I am eternal
I will return to you
I am with you always
I will never turn away from you (at Killswitch Engage)

This is for you, everything I am
This is for you, take it from me
In your heart, in your soul
I perceive rejuvenation
Breathe me in, I’m forever
Deep within, I am eternal
I will return to you
I am with you always
I will never turn away from you (at Killswitch Engage)

tblaberge:

He knows nothing.

I bet he’s strong on border security…

tblaberge:

He knows nothing.

I bet he’s strong on border security…

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken.
A light from the shadow shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken.
The crownless again shall be king.

Lord of the Rings // Chicago Symphony Orchestra (at The Pavilion At Ravinia)

Love of the Father is the only hope for a wayward son.

Blood and water paved the painful road home done.

Grace and mercy come with every single morning dawn.

This heavenly heartbeat is the only reason I can carry on.

Kid, see yourself through your Father’s eyes.

It’s not the same shade as the world cries.

I confess I don’t know much about love,

where it’s from is just so high above.

But until my time arrives, love is the reason I’m alive.

Son, you are my song. Let’s hear something beautiful.

As you look upon your messy masterpiece,

my heart beats one step ahead of my feet.

Let the Kingdom fall on this place
Those who have never felt Your love
Feel Your warm embrace
We will proclaim Your continuing creation
Made evident by our many reconciliations
The blind will see
The deaf will hear
Loving with every ounce of our being
We are made whole as we draw near
We will see Your purpose brought about on this earth
Men, made giants out of pain and dirt
Those of us brought up in broken homes
Don’t have to fear, we will be made whole