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“Why, if you are interested in the country only for the sake of painting it, you’ll never learn to see the country.”

“But that’s just how a real artist is interested in the country.”

“No. You’re forgetting,” said the Spirit. “That was not how you began. Light itself was your first love: you loved paint only as a means of telling about the light.”

– C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

Making your way in the world with the interests, passions and talents that one has can be a fairly confusing path. Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s stop the glorification of busy.

Today, we chill out.

Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face. The “worst” is never the worst. Why? Because the Master won’t ever walk out and fail to return. If he works severely, he also works tenderly. His stockpiles of loyal love are immense. -Jeremiah the Prophet

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I didn’t think twice after eating an entire box of Raspberry Pop-Tarts, a Canadian Maple donut and a regular sized Ice Capp while I bawled singing the lyrics of this song Captain by Hillsong United. Within twenty minutes my stomach held an entire bag of granulated sugar, but this wasn’t unusual. Not at this point.

I don’t think Jesus ever suffered from eating his feelings, but I know he struggled being in His own town. I’ve been struggling being in my own town since my last adventure, hence the Pop-Tarts. Every adventure I go on, I feel like God’s called me to be a light where there is some darkness. Where people don’t believe in themselves, haven’t heard how amazing they are, or could use a simple act of kindness. If I’m honest though I’d let you know: being me anywhere other than my city is easy. And God didn’t call me into ‘easy’. He called me to follow His voice, straight into the dark.

I think when you came home from adventures abroad, you’d been struggling too. Jesus can relate to us, but we’ve got to learn a fundamental difference between Him and us. Read the rest of this entry »