vrijdag 14 september 2018

Beyond which life cannot rise

Vermenton, Bourgogne

"There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life,
and beyond which life cannot rise.
And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive,
and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive."
~Jack London, The Call of the Wild

dinsdag 11 september 2018

But you keep on loving


"If you try to have faith, you will be attacked by doubts you never knew you were capable of.
But you keep on believing, even if you fall, even if you struggle with doubts, you keep on believing.

And if you live a life that is marked by hope, by the belief that God is good, and there is goodness in the world that awaits us, you'll be disappointed. You'll be crushed, even, sometimes.
But you keep on hoping.

And if you choose to love, you will be misunderstood, you will be betrayed, you will be rejected by the people who most desperately need the love you have to offer.
We are blemished people, and in order to love anybody,
in any way, we have to expose that part of us that we'd rather keep hidden.
Our own selfishness, our own fears, our own hangups, and it's embarrassing. So humiliating.
But you keep on loving.

Many of us are obsessed with becoming rich, many of us are obsessed with becoming smart.
But all of our wisdom, all of our great insights; we see in part and we prophesy in part..
But when that which is perfect comes, that which is in part is done away with.
But There are three things that will remain: faith, and hope, and love.
Make sure you live in those."
―Rich Mullins

zondag 9 september 2018

And He knew us


"God loves us completely.
And He knew us at our worst before He ever began to love us at all."
~Rich Mullins

donderdag 6 september 2018

Sacred gift

"May you experience each day as a sacred gift
woven around the heart of wonder."
~John O'Donohue

maandag 27 augustus 2018

Not a divine idea

"My idea of God is not a divine idea.
It has to be shattered time after time.
He shatters it Himself.
"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear."
~C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

donderdag 23 augustus 2018

Who Wander

"Not all those who wander are lost."
~J.R.R. Tolkien

woensdag 22 augustus 2018

We're saved

"We are not saved because we're good.
We're good because we're saved."
~Rich Mullins

woensdag 15 augustus 2018

My heart is overwhelmed

"From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock that is higher than I."
~Psalm 61:2

zaterdag 11 augustus 2018

How our Father listens to us

"Bear in mind, children, that they listen to you because you are kids—not because you are right.
That's how our Father listens to us."
―Rich Mullins

maandag 23 juli 2018

Past tears

Dieppe, Normandy

"Past tears are present strength."
~George MacDonald

zaterdag 23 juni 2018

What it had to be

"This life has shown me how we're mended and how we're torn 
How it's okay to be lonely as long as you're free 
Sometimes my ground was stoney 
And sometimes covered up with thorns 
And only You could make it what it had to be."
~Rich Mullins

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