John Maxwell once said, “You teach what you know, but you reproduce what you are.”
Celebrating a Dallas Cowboys Division championship here with my lifelong friend and soul sister, Laura, who happens to be raising a beautiful angel. (Way to reproduce!)
Double Exposure, originally uploaded by ryantatar. "Why is it easier to believe in limits rather than expansion? If you can really pause and see the limitations as being separate from “truth”, this is the first step in moving past them, and unleashing your unlimited power." - Kimberly Snyder
j&t, originally uploaded by alyda mcgaw. “In God’s Word, marriage and love are for the tough minded. Marriage is commitment; and, far from backing out when the going gets rough, marriage partners are to sort out their difficulties in the light of Scripture. They are to hang in there, improving their relationship, working away at it, precisely because they have vowed before God and man to live together and love each other for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness as in health, until death separates them.” - Don Carson
"We'll never have new fabric in our lives until things unravel. Allow those broken heart strings to be re-spun for greater things."
The story below arrived in my inbox this weekend from local legend Simon Guillebaud. With this note I salute the designer, as I crawl back to the circle: This man was born in a gypsy tent, of humble origins, and yet ended up being invited to the White House by two presidents. Rodney ‘Gypsy’ Smith came into the world in 1860 in Epping Forest, just outside London. Forty five times he crossed the Atlantic to preach the gospel to millions of people on both sides. His passion was almost unparalleled, and there was great fruit in what he did. What was his secret? Private prayer. His praying was even more powerful than his preaching.
A delegation once came to him to enquire how they might experience personal and mass revival as he had. They wanted to be used the way Gypsy was. Without hesitating, …
powderfresh, originally uploaded by SARAΗ LEE. “You are so young, so much before all beginning, and I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
- Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (trans. Stephen Mitchel)
I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.
'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the…
| Super Moon Over NYC |, originally uploaded by SOBPhotography. “We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.” - Ram Dass