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2 Feb 2014

There are some pieces of music that I find so inspirational…

There are some pieces of music that I find so inspirational… The music they play for the Olympics is one. The music they play for the Vince Lombardi trophy is another - and I love when they first bring it in - players touch it, kiss it, gather around it; it is essentially being said: you’re in the presence of something great.

But I want to replace it with something better. What if it was the same music being played for something TRULY great? What if it was the living word of God was being carried into the room instead of a trophy and we all gathered around to touch it, take photos of it on our mobile phones, kiss it and cheer? What if we gathered around with great reverence to hear something amazing and awe-filling - that matched exactly what the music promised?
Just where my imagination takes this. Maybe it will give you an imaginative thought too.

26 Oct 2013

““For children love is a feeling; for adults, it is a decision. Children wait to learn if their love is true by seeing how long it lasts; adults make their love true by never wavering from their commitment.”
– Orson Scott Card

8 Oct 2013

9 Feb 2013

3eanuts:

July 9, 1969 — see The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970

Great question.

3eanuts:

July 9, 1969 — see The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970

Great question.

28 Dec 2012

“O that you would tear open the heavens and come down!”
— Isaiah 64:1a (via invisibleforeigner)

30 Oct 2012

3eanuts:

October 23, 1973 — see The Complete Peanuts 1971-1974

3eanuts:

October 23, 1973 — see The Complete Peanuts 1971-1974

23 Oct 2012

This is an amazing and thought-provoking post. Probably one of the best that I’ve seen regarding Mark 16.17-18. I remember watching “The Holy Ghost People" back in the mid-90s and first being presented with such a literal interpretation.

Beck’s analysis is far more useful, however. Rather than relegating this passage to “an aberration,” it confronts and challenges my courage. Snakes, I have not handled. “Snakes in the Grass?” Many many times - and I have not enjoyed it.

19 Oct 2012

18 Oct 2012

fleurdulys:

Joan of Arc - Frank Schoonover


A beautiful depiction.

fleurdulys:

Joan of Arc - Frank Schoonover

A beautiful depiction.

23 Aug 2012

“Sex is about SO much more than “sexy.” Sex is about helping your wife recover for months from a very difficult delivery of a baby you sort of had something to do with; sex is about loving the wrinkles and grey hair or thinning hair. Sex is about sitting by the bed wishing you could be the one suffering instead of them. Sex is about still feeling off balance when you have to go without your wedding band for some reason. It’s about staying together through times when you don’t feel in love, don’t feel dedicated, don’t feel “committed” but remember that before God and his church you made a promise, a covenant, and you’ll honor it—and discovering that those who keep faith with that formal, so-called legalistic boundary enter a garden of joy known only to those who surrender. “Sexy” in our culture is a sad, pale cartoon made up of too much cleavage, too little self-respect, too much butt-crack and too many tramp-stamps, and over-tight clothes. “Sexy” testifies to our emptiness, a hunger, but not real desire. Lots of energy, but is it really passion? Lots of smoke, but not a fire to light your life, warm your soul and nourish your heart. The eyes of the goddess are painted, but the eye-holes are empty. The courtesan looks alluring, but the heart is stone-cold. As long as we keep chasing “sexy” we’ll never find the real thing. Instead, we get Madonna and Lady Gaga. And we deserve them.”
— Dr. Lawson Stone from Yale University

22 Aug 2012

3eanuts:

April 18, 1965 — see The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966

What makes Peanuts great…

3eanuts:

April 18, 1965 — see The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966

What makes Peanuts great…

1 Aug 2012

beatonna:

The Passion of Joan of Arc, from 1928, is available online and translated into English here.  It is simply amazing.  Maria Falconetti as Joan gives what is widely regarded as one of the best performances on film, ever.

Truly truly profound and an amazing film. The cinematography, for an early silent film is remarkable. The music is both haunting and beautiful. While the movie is an investment of time, it is well worth watching.

A keeper. -n8

28 Jul 2012

Fabulously stated.

5 Jul 2012

typographicverses:

Romans 8:38

typographicverses:

Romans 8:38

5 Jul 2012

typographicverses:

The Lord is my banner. Exodus 17:15.

The modern day take on this, in my opinion is:  the LORD is my political party.  Not conservative or liberal.  Not Republican or Democrat.

typographicverses:

The Lord is my banner. Exodus 17:15.

The modern day take on this, in my opinion is: the LORD is my political party. Not conservative or liberal. Not Republican or Democrat.

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