the heart is a lonely hunter

Wed Mar 21

Are sacrifices the secret, sacred rites

that are gifts

offered with no thought of

return on investment,

given in the dark

when the only light is

His

and your one flaming heart?

Ann Voskamp
Mon Mar 19
beingblog:

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried than before, —more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
~Charles Dickens from Great Expectations
Photo by Crystl (distributed by instagram)

beingblog:

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried than before, —more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”

~Charles Dickens from Great Expectations

Photo by Crystl (distributed by instagram)

Wed Mar 14

Deuteronomy 24:17-22 New International Version (NIV)

 17 Do not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge. 18 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you from there. That is why I command you to do this.

 19 When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow. 21 When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow. 22 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt. That is why I command you to do this.

Mon Jul 11

Look outside the window and see all the kinds of alive you can be…be still, be light. (The Weepies)

Tue Jun 28

Rank on rank the host of heaven spreads its vanguard on the way,

as the Light of Light descendeth from the realms of endless day,

that the powers of hell may vanish as the darkness clears away.

Wed Nov 17
He had been cruel and unjust in the afternoon. She was a fine woman, marvelous really. And just then it occurred to him that he was going to die. Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Wed Aug 11
FLOWER in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower—but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Sat May 1
The daisy makes a skylark of every heart. Walter de la Mare
Fri Apr 30
When we weren’t looking holiness broke through like a rainbow. Madeleine L’Engle
Thu Apr 29
Every Christian community must realize that not only do the weak need the strong, but also that the strong cannot exist without the weak. The elimination of the weak is the death of the fellowship. Bonhoeffer