In so many places, we sit in church and talk about compassion, unimaginable...– Kisses from Katie, I can’t even begin to describe this book. I’ve dog-eared so many pages and find it impossible to put down. All I know is that there are lines in my journal from pre, during and post mission trip that echo hers completely. Her boldness inspires me.
I am running from things that can destroy my soul: complacency, comfort and ignorance. I am much more terrified of living a comfortable life in a self-serving society and failing to follow Jesus than I am of any illness or tragedy. Jesus called His followers to be a lot of things, but I have yet to find where He warned us to be safe. We are not called to be safe, we are simply promised that when...
I remember, in fact, after my first trips to Southeast Asia, more than a decade ago, how I would come back to my apartment in New York, and lie in my bed, kept up by something more than jet lag, playing back, in my memory, over and over, all that I had experienced, and paging wistfully though my photographs and reading and re-reading my diaries, as if to extract some mystery from them. Anyone...
There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.– Jack Kerouac
Take these hands I know they’re empty But with You they can Be used for beauty In Your perfect Plan. ~Phil Wickham I’ve been waiting almost a year for this so it is almost hard to believe the journey back begins tomorrow, bright & early. I am so grateful, and so excited, that I just want to do cartwheels down the street. Tạm biệt for now!
Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. - Cesare Pavese
Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind…For love not only annihilates our fear of meaninglessness but empowers us to seek the happiness of others. And this indeed is our greatest happiness. can’t sleep. this will have to do.
Let this truth go as deep in you as possible: that life is already here, arrived. You are standing on the goal. Don’t ask about the path. - Osho (can I try to remember this, please?)
… and i dance like a flame trying to catch his own smoke.– Georgia Whots, 1938. (via lylaandblu)