I’m currently dog-less having lost my two dogs last year. It’s tough, especially since I grew up with them, and always had them with me when I would walk through the fields, but I’m okay. Growing up in a semi-provincial life, I’ve always loved animals and always had strays… had a goat, mice, cats, etc…
BUT… I would love to go to Shetland someday… I know it’s cold and all they have are sheep, hehe! But it looks so beautiful. And of course they have a smaller collie, called the Sheltie. So cute!
Chris Brauns authors a book entitled, “Bound Together: How we are tied to others in good and bad choices” and the book’s cover highlights a sentence that summarizes the book so poignantly: We are not just isolated individuals. In a world that is becoming increasingly adamant on the importance of individuality and independent choices, it is a book that is considered timely. In a western culture that introduces self dependence to children early on, it is a book that is culturally relevant and fairly courageous in its intent to delve into topics such as these.
Brauns writes on a plethora of hard topics and addresses a common struggle for individual: the unfairness of the world and its consequences on what we perceive are innocent individuals. Such is true and as a reader, it is a struggle to see how some children do suffer from mistakes that parents make and vice versa. Questions posed were provoking and instantly, I was hooked! He cleverly introduces and connects it to one of the main topics of the book: the biblical truth of original sin and introduces a new concept: the principle of the rope which explains the good and bad sides of the argument. In addition, the book is successful in providing a foundational truth: we are all bound together and it is visible in a variety of ways: from our country to our cultural practices. It makes sense! It provides us with a descriptive analysis of what original sin is and packages it with an interesting prescription of all human individuals.
Renting a glass igloo in Finland to sleep under the northern lights. bucket list - http://pinterest.com/pin/128000814381582574/
The book, Crucifying Morality, by R.W. Glenn makes a very bold statement early on: Christianity isn’t moralism nor is it religiosity. It reminds us that Jesus was crucified for our sins and because we wanted to earn grace, redeem ourselves and live life outside God’s will in willful rebellion. Most of us grew up hearing a little bit on the Beatitudes and think of it to be a list of dos and don’ts that were prescribed to us by Jesus.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. — Martin Luther (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
(Source: stephaniesearches, via a-restless-wind)
lola is still in the hospital and she’s still not so good. one of my almost sister decided to visit and it was great to sit with lola and sing to her.
in Christ alone, my hope is found, he is my rock, my strength, my song.
amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.
A lot of things are happening as of late. I received a diagnosis that I definitely have to pray about more in order to decide what i should do. one thing I appreciate is that God is definitely my refuge and strength, i’m such a small little person without him. Such amazing grace!
I need You, oh I need You. Every hour I need You. my one defense, my righteousness, oh God how i need You.