When your feet are slipping, may His faithful Love hold you up. In the multitude of your anxious thoughts within, may His comforts cheer and delight your very soul. -psalm 94:18-19
May God’s word be brought forth from memory to gird up the loins of your mind and may your hope rest fully on the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. -1 peter 1:13
whatever comes, may you be granted power to grasp how high and deep and wide is His very love
inspiring reads from around the web:
there are no guarantees. Life turns, not as we will it, nor how we prepare for it. Rather, God holds all of our futures in His strong hand, and in His perfect timing. That means we cannot protect against bullets any more certainly than we can protect against a broken heart, both literally and figuratively. Our children’s hearts WILL be broken, as will ours, whether we live in the city or the suburbs. And yes, we will find ourselves in pain and perhaps weeping through the night. But this problem cannot be relegated to simply living in a broken neighborhood. Because the truth remains that we live in an entire world broken in need of a Savior.
from Ann over at AholyExperience: (if i knew how i’d paste a photo of simon’s art, you’ll just have to click over and see)
Sometimes your art will only be seen from the sky, from the perspective of heaven.
The wind will come. Simon’s art will be blown away. Simon knows this.
He still makes art with everyday fallen grace. Simon still creates art knowing it could be gone the very next day.
Today a watercolor hangs in our kitchen, a rainbow turtle painted by small hands and offered as a gift. My son didn’t paint to impress, to win, or to compete. He painted as an act of love for me. His expression warms my heart, not because the painting is good but because the boy is mine.
…Perhaps the most beautiful work you can do today is to begin to accept your creative inheritance from God and learn to become yourself in the presence of others, moving into the world as the person you fully are no matter where you are, who you’re with, or what’s gone wrong.