milk & honey

"The soul is like a wild animal—tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient, and yet exceedingly shy. If we want to see a wild animal, the last thing we should do is to go crashing through the woods, shouting for the creature to come out. But if we are willing to walk quietly into the woods and sit silently for an hour or two at the base of a tree, the creature we are waiting for may well emerge, and out of the corner of an eye we will catch a glimpse of the precious wildness we seek." -Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak

What is the Bible? Part 53: A Shout Out To the Lonely

robbellcom:

Talking about music is like
dancing about architecture.
-Thelonius Monk (Or was it Frank Zappa? Or Elvis Costello? Or someone else…?)

It happened again yesterday. It happens all the time. I meet someone who is on a journey, like we all are, and they’ve recently grown in their…

Spring brings a softness I’ve never known. 

untiedsail:

One of our greatest weaknesses is believing we are strong.

I believe that we can be strong, but the real question is at what cost did we gain our strength?

It’s unfortunate, and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They’re kinder.

 Emma Thompson

{A moment of shalom is a taste of life in Eden.  It is life without sin, tragedy, emptiness, or fear.  Search your own memory for moments of shalom.  Recall moments of rest, safety, and warmth.  Those moments are likely associated with a person and a place and a season in our life.  For many of us, recalling those moments produces not nostalgia and pleasure but significant sadness.  Those times are gone, and often they were lost when shalom was shattered.  But it is crucial that we remember those moments when our story was at peace and we felt the warm and kind wind that blew from Eden into our life.

Dan Allender

Stass

—Casimir Pulaski Day (Cover)

stassmaster:

Casimir Pulaski Day by Sufjan Stevens

This is a life-altering song. If you love Sufjan, chances are you love this song. Click here, if you want it. 

(via stassmaster-deactivated20131208)

"The resurrection has gloriously reaffirmed the goodness and God-givenness of the creation and has restated God’s intention to fill it all to overflowing with his own love and life and glory. Thus, though creation as it now stands must go through the valley of the shadow of death, God will bring in to a new life by his Spirit, and this will lead to the great prayer that the glory of YHWH may last forever, that YHWH may rejoice in his works." -N.T. Wright {the case for the psalms}

"The resurrection has gloriously reaffirmed the goodness and God-givenness of the creation and has restated God’s intention to fill it all to overflowing with his own love and life and glory. Thus, though creation as it now stands must go through the valley of the shadow of death, God will bring in to a new life by his Spirit, and this will lead to the great prayer that the glory of YHWH may last forever, that YHWH may rejoice in his works." -N.T. Wright {the case for the psalms}

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