BEAUTY RECAPTURED

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. RWE

Sables and wine till the end of time
oh you give me much more than that
Diamond rings and beautiful things
oh you give me much more than that
when you smile.

—Ingrid Michaelson

Merrr.

They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. 1 John 4:5-6

Still though they do not believe us, we are called to love them not with words or tongue but with actions and in truth; and how will they perceive us if we only act violently and disrespectfully, if we show ourselves to be no different? We are called to be holy, blameless, and SET APART. of course their morals are flawed. Of course they can’t see truth. But we were there once, all of us. Praise Jesus Christ for his grace and mercy! For since the creation of the world God’s eternal power and divine nature have been CLEARLY seen. Their hearts are darkened, they cannot see truth. But we are not called to judge the world, though they do not understand. We are not called to condemn. We are called to love people and to share the gospel. We are called to correct our BROTHERS when they go astray. We are not to expect that they who do not know our Lord will live as if they do.
“Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world…in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God’s grace.”

We are called to be holy… Let us not bring shame upon the name of Christ…

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Overcome evil with GOOD. leave room for Gods wrath.

"If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink…"

Because He sustains me

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.

Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory,
the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.

Arise, Lord !
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.

Psalm 3 NIV

Always

Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Thank You Jesus for Finnegan’s chocolate cream pie and peppermint tea, for evenings like this that end with tears and with what feels like endless amounts of love. I don’t know how You do it but it never stops being poured over me or into my own heart. These days are long and hard, even though to others they probably don’t appear so; but I thank you for this season You’re walking through with me.

Because healing and growth take so much time, and that’s what we’re working towards; I’ll never let go of your hand. Be at peace, darling. Remember that His true children share His heart… and that life is so beautiful, especially and particularly together. 

I don’t know how to write anything else, how to explain any of it, how to write about it here. 

Because tonight I’m in love and I want to write but I don’t have words beautiful enough to do any of this justice.

Because tonight I’m in love and I want to write but I don’t have words beautiful enough to do any of this justice.