Not my story, but worth sharing. :) At some point during my childhood, my mother made the mistake of taking me to see an orthodontist. It was discovered that I had a rogue tooth that was growing sideways. My mom and I were told that the tooth, if left unchecked, would completely ruin everything in my life and turn me into a horrible, horrible mutant. Unless I wanted to spend the rest of...
The mark of a certain kind of genius is the ability and energy to keep returning...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of...– E. B. White
God’s persistence is not a dogged repetition of duty. It has all the...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses
We don’t have to like it. Jeremiah didn’t like it. He yelled at...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses This is so challenging to me, and I hope that I have enough trust and love for God, that he really is all I want.
Apparently I'm Out of Touch With Popular Culture
I was in the car with my younger brother a couple months ago, talking about the new CD (Regina Spektor's 'Far') I had just gotten.
Christian: You are such a hipster.
Sharayah: ...I don't know what that is or why it's bad...
Christian: *rolls eyes* Never mind, I was joking.
Yes, God gives peace. But it is not a peace that gets along with everyone by...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses
Word Origin & History: OK
1839, only survivor of a slang fad in Boston and New York c.1838-9 for abbreviations of common phrases with deliberate, jocular misspellings (cf. K.G. for “no go,” as if spelled “know go”); in this case, “oll korrect.” Further popularized by use as an election slogan by the O.K. Club, New York boosters of Democratic president Martin Van Buren’s 1840...
The artist shows us what happens before it happens. The artist has eyes to...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses
In order to be equipped to be what God calls us to be—prophet,...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses
Our ideas of what we can do or want to do are trivial; God’s ideas for use...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses
A prophet lets people know who God is and what he is like, what he says, and...– Eugene Peterson from Run With the Horses
There are two interlaced convictions that characterize a prophet. The first...– Eugene Peterson from Run With The Horses
[In reading Scripture] we see a consistent strategy to demonstrate that the...– Eugene Peterson from Run With The Horses
The Work of the Artist
27 So it is with every artisan and master artisan who labours by night as well as by day; those who cut the signets of seals, each is diligent in making a great variety; they set their heart on painting a lifelike image, and they are careful to finish their work. 28 So it is with the smith, sitting by the anvil, intent on his ironwork; the breath of the fire melts his flesh, and...
If you can see by seven caroms to the seventh power, then you can see God. If...– Excerpts from “Seeing God” and “Civilization” from Music is My Mistress by Duke Ellington
Cool Old People
Today I went up to Washington to visit my 93-year-old great grandpa. As we were touring the assisted living place he’s staying at, I met an elderly gentleman who was also living there. The first and only thing he said to me was, “Nice to see you sober.”
.:propinquity:.: "And if you've seen true light,... →
All I really have to say is, “This friend speaks my mind.” This music has really stretched my ears in a good way. st-rita: - Joanna Newsom, Cosmia [I tinkered with this post for over a week before I was brave enough to publish it.] Never before have I been so compelled to defend a musician and their work. A lot of the music I find enjoyable is not necessarily mainstream or...