"God’s presence is not the same as the feeling of God’s presence and He may be doing most for us when we think He is doing least.”
- C.S. Lewis
If you guys don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your town I’m so sorry.
My life lately consists of wood working, loud music, sushi, music writing, and whiskey. So many exciting, delicious decisions.
I was like I am now.
[Bart Davenport - I think I Had No Arms]
Authenticity is not based on beauty, what you can offer, or what you can get. Authenticity is vulnerability, love, and respect. Intangibles mean more than flesh, bone, home, or purse.
New turntable for the living room installed. Let the listening parties begin!
Whatever happens in the end, I don’t wanna lose you as my friend.
I promise, I will never be your friend. No matter what. Ever.
No matter how often I screw things up and look for love and affection elsewhere, I turn the corner and Jesus is there waiting with a big bear hug. Thankful for my church fam, sermon, and playing worship today.
Ahhh, lonely nights are kinda the worst.
“To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives-the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections-that requires hard spiritual work. Still, we are only truly grateful people when we can say thank you to all that has brought us to the present moment. As long as we keep dividing our lives between events and people we would like to remember and those we would rather forget, we cannot claim the fullness of our beings as a gift of God to be grateful for. Let’s not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see in it the guiding hand of a loving God.”
Henri Nouwen [Bread for the Journey]