contemplativevoyage:

A beautiful song of encouragement spoken to us by God. “Though the world called you to doubt, still you sang my song.”

Huge fan of Jeff’s music. Love the way it speaks healing to our places of brokenness. Looking forward to this new album coming out.

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Brendan's Prayer

contemplativevoyage:

May 16th is Saint Brendan’s feast day.

contemplativevoyage:

Shall I abandon, O King of mysteries, the soft comforts of home?

Shall I turn my back on my native land, and turn my face towards the sea?

Shall I put myself wholly at your mercy, without silver, without a horse, without fame, without honour?

Shall I throw myself wholly upon You, without sword and shield, without food and drink, without a bed to lie on?

Shall I say farewell to my beautiful land, placing myself under Your yoke?

Shall I pour out my heart to You, confessing my manifold sins and begging forgiveness, tears streaming down my cheeks?

Shall I leave the prints of my knees on the sandy beach, a record of my final prayer in my native land?

Shall I then suffer every kind of wound that the sea can inflict?

Shall I take my tiny boat across the wide sparkling ocean?

O King of the Glorious Heaven, shall I go of my own choice upon the sea?

O Christ, will You help me on the wild waves?

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"Stability calls us to remain in difficult situations but not in destructive ones."

- Lonnie Collins Pratt, in Benedict’s Way (via contemplativevoyage)

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Went out to Friday Harbor with the family for Mothers Day after church. Truly one of my favorite places on earth. And it’s practically in our own back yard.


What would you fill the page with?

What would you fill the page with?

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Stoic Doesn't Mean Spirit-Less (by Michelle DeRusha)

…The temptation to privilege a physical, demonstrative faith is understandable. If we can create a script for belief, we can measure adherence to or deviation from it. Perhaps that’s why we spend so much time fixated on the physical motes in the eyes of others (sexual sin, for example) and neglect the spiritual logs – like pride and hypocrisy – in our own. 

The fact is, what James perceived as a lack of the Holy Spirit is simply a difference in worship personality. James is praise band, wind and fire and tongues. I’m old-school hymnal, contemplation and still, small voice. James would thrive at a 10,000-person worship service in a stadium; I’d prefer a Benedictine monastery with twelve monks in brown robes. Our preferences couldn’t be more different, but neither is wrong, and neither is more Spirit-filled than the other.


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goodbyewindowstiredstarlings:

xainagal:

the best moment in any media involving super heroes ever

XD

(Source: pigeonsandnonsense)

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azspot:


The Bible, Social Justice, Individual vs. Societal Solutions, and Assumptions


Interesting poll. It’s interesting how I’ve jumped from the lower answer to the upper one in my adult life.

azspot:

The Bible, Social Justice, Individual vs. Societal Solutions, and Assumptions

Interesting poll. It’s interesting how I’ve jumped from the lower answer to the upper one in my adult life.

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Though I loved the new Captain America movie, I felt the title didn’t fit. So, after some discussion with some friends, we came up with these alternate titles. I really like both of them, but the first one is probable the official title in my head canon.

Though I loved the new Captain America movie, I felt the title didn’t fit. So, after some discussion with some friends, we came up with these alternate titles. I really like both of them, but the first one is probable the official title in my head canon.


dieselpulpadventure:

Watching ‘em fly at the grand opening of the Heritage Flight Museum at Skagit Regional Airport.

It was fun to watch the planes fly… though it looks like they’ve still got a lot of work to do at the museum to have it ready.

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gospelofthekingdom:

An Orthodox View of Salvation by Steve Robinson

Brian Zahnd’s rendering: The Gospel in Chairs

Wow! Maybe I’m more Orthodox than I thought.

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contemplativevoyage:

Thinking of what it must have been like for the disciples this resurrection morning: locked away, hiding, afraid. Then the impossible happens. Jesus appears among you. And he comes offering the thing you need more than anything else: PEACE!

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Family picture taken on Easter 2014.

Family picture taken on Easter 2014.


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