13th Apr 2014
with-grace-and-guts:

. by joannablu kitchener on Flickr.
10th Apr 2014
"Oppression always has two sides. On the one side stands the master, on the other side stands the slave. On the one side is the arrogant self-elevation of the exploiter, on the other the suffering of his victim. Oppression destroys humanity on both sides. The oppressor acts humanely, the victim is dehumanized. The evil the perpetrator commits robs him of his humanity, the suffering he inflicts dehumanizes the victim… Because oppression always has these two sides, the liberation process has to begin on both sides, too. The liberation of the oppressed from their suffering must lead to the liberation of the oppressors from the evil they commit; otherwise there can be no liberation for a new community in justice and freedom. The goal of these reciprocal liberations cannot be anything less than a community of men and women, free of fear, in which there are no longer any oppressors, and no longer any oppressed."
3rd Apr 2014

You say You are jealous
You say You are kind
But the ‘jealous part’ seems to win all the time
If You’re so mighty, why do you break
The weak and the weary, and steal what they make

You say You’re forgiving
That You’ll not forsake
But You punched me out when I made a mistake
I try to find beauty in the mess that You made
But You just stayed angry and never forgave

Yes, I know You are great
But is a bad God better than none?
How much more will it take to undo the damage that You have done?
'Cause the wicked and wayward continue to thrive
And the martyrs continue giving their lives
Oh, the faithful never survive
Oh, the faithful never survive

You’re the almighty, so I am afraid
You crushed me to pieces, then stole what I made
If this hopeless delusion is a righteous man’s fate
I don’t know how much more I can take

Yes, I know You are great
But is a bad God better than none?
How much more will it take to undo the damage that You have done?
'Cause the wicked and wayward continue to thrive
And the martyrs continue giving their lives
Oh, the faithful never survive
Oh, the faithful never survive

God are You listening?
Please hear my cry
I don’t really believe You’re more cruel than You’re kind
But I’m getting tired of repeating this line
That the faithful never survive

Yes, I know You are great
That You’re a good God, and You are love
How much more will it take to undo the damage that I have done?
Please conquer these demons and the darkness inside
Shine Your light on this cold heart of mine
Maybe my faith will survive
Maybe my faith will survive
Maybe my faith will survive

2nd Apr 2014
"Laughter is the evidence that we’re still here, the proof that our tragedies will not define us forever. Laughter is the language of the survivor."
Source: Josh Riebock  (via northwestsong)

(Source: thequotesymposium)

31st Mar 2014
"The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring."
Source: Bern Williams (via pureblyss)
29th Mar 2014
"I was at university and I heard that for twenty years. It was always studying and teaching about God to all these bright students. I gave talks and lectures and it was a competitive world. I had to be smarter than others. And I suddenly realized that it’s not in strength and power that God comes to me but in weakness. That’s why I went to L’Arche. That’s why I went to a place where weak people are at the core so that they could become my teachers. All my professors at Harvard and Yale and Notre Dame weren’t able to say to me what people with disabilities could say to me. And my whole personal journey has not just been “oh I want to help people with disabilities.” No, it was: “I have to have better teachers!” People who might not be able to walk or talk or eat by themselves or think logically—they are the place where God comes to me! And then I discover that I might be quite handicapped too after all. That’s the question: how can we allow our weakness to call us to conversion, call us to wholeness, call us to love?"
28th Mar 2014
"Whenever your heart starts to be anxious about the future, preach to your heart and say, ‘Heart, who do you think you are to be afraid of the future and nullify the promise of God? No, heart, I will not exalt myself with anxiety. I will humble myself in peace and joy as I trust this precious and great promise of God—He cares for me.’"
Source: John Piper (via buttondownsandbackpacks)

(Source: earthstranger)

28th Mar 2014
"When I understand that everything happening to me is to make me more Christ-like, it resolves a great deal of anxiety."
Source: A.W. Tozer (via kvtes)

(Source: hannaoliviaway)

24th Mar 2014
euo:

David Oliveira is Portuguese fine artist from Lisbon that has a power to bow and bend wired sculptures where it produces an illusion of a sketch-like look out of thin air. 

euo:

David Oliveira is Portuguese fine artist from Lisbon that has a power to bow and bend wired sculptures where it produces an illusion of a sketch-like look out of thin air. 

24th Mar 2014
"I feel such a creative force in me: I am convinced that there will be a time when, let us say, I will make something good every day , on a regular basis….I am doing my very best to make every effort because I am longing so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things mean painstaking work, disappointment, and perseverance."
Source:

Vincent van Gogh 

(via herkindoftea)