Dear God my Creator, my Father in heaven,
I want to see a world where our children can flourish. That my neighbours, family and friends can live together, in peace and have the space to create a nourishing relationships, express themselves through their craft and care for the less fortunate.
I know I’m here to be an architect and connector of people and their purpose. To guide them to achieve what their hearts really want. I can see it when a child is born with much potential, when a group of my trainees work and eat together. When the clients I see want to be successful to provide for their families.
I need calm and strength to manage people without fear. I do fall short in understand people’s needs and helping them exactly with what they what. Perhaps I don’t really feel their pain enough to relate. Give me a heart to help them. Not just in a soulless manner but with an attentiveness to who they are. I need to be saved from always thinking I need to perform.
In doing this, may I reflect your love and your mercy. I surrender my meeting to you, my drive with Phooi Wah and the wedding this weekend. I offer myself to be used as a light in my family as I spend time with them. Even my best efforts will not be enough. Be present as I live through this week.
You might say that God made us in his own mysterious image — mysterious not like human riddles and conundrums, but in our capacity to energetically participate in the creative, existential mystery of whatever the world is up to with us. At the eye of the storm we can know peace, strength, and a faith that passes understanding, finding ourselves at home with true mystery.
— Paul Martin, from Revelation in the Whirlwind of Existence.
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Literally life changing.
Watching 24. It was worth it.
"You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. People probably think I don’t even try to work out, but I do. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack."
- Prince Fielder
To all the big guys out there.
The new Rocket Espresso cycling jersey can be purchased directly from Prendas Ciclismo in the UK via their website. Every jersey sale benefits the Dave Rayner Fund (the fund assists up and coming young cyclists) with a £10 donation.
Coffee and bikes just go well together!
We Will Run (He Is Here) // Gungor & Amena Brown
"Have no fear. Have no fear. Our God, He is here."
"The Giving Tree" - read by Brennan Manning
At this moment in my household, there are two things that are being played and replayed by my immediate family: on the television, the movie Pitch Perfect, and in the car, Lorde’s catchy hit song ”Royals.”
Enter Florida State University’s AcaBelles to beautifully merge these two spheres. The video is nearing five million views on YouTube now and is worth posting, if only to hear an flesh-and-bone a cappella group rival those Barden Bellas. It’s a gorgeous rendition that just might compel you to loop a few times this morning — and in the process smile, groove, and contemplate the message of the song.
~Trent Gilliss, head of content
“‘i’m so small, i can barely be seen. how can this great love be inside of me?’
‘look at your eyes, they’re small in size but they see enormous things.’”
On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7 On this mountain he will destroy
the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
8 he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.