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Shenanigans.

Shenanigans.


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DESIGN: Alessandro Isola Reinvents the Coffee Table

Alessandro Isola’s vision of a coffee table is sure to baffle quite a few as he reinterprets it in comparison to the irritating corner of a carpet or rug that refuses to straighten out.

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I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.

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Something I’ve come to realize over the years is that life is all about a season of waiting. You wait for the next day, the next hour, the next big thing to come about, then you wait again. Again for the next day, the next hour, the next big thing. It never ends. 

I want to selfishly say that the past year of my life I’ve learned quite a bit about patience. No, I’m not perfect. No, I don’t have it all down. But I tasted it (patience that is, not perfection). There comes a time when you’re stuck in the depth of it, blinded by all your insecurities and unbelief that you can’t seem to even imagine a way out. Then, out of nowhere, you’re here. You’re where you’ve been waiting to be. You didn’t even think you were progressing, better yet moving at all, yet somehow, from some miraculous series of events, you’re here. 

Except you’re still stuck with the question, where is here? I find myself at a continual place of waiting - God’s teaching me, sanctifying me, towards a new face of patience, one that I would have never thought to pray for. One that lets me see the hope that is to come, the ever-so-clear Point B of union with Him, yet patience in my walk, in our walk, in life. We might have hit a clearing in the woods, but we’re not quite There yet. 

And although a greater Hope, a future Hope, might not be what I need now, He promises to awaken the soul. He gives us glimmers in our daily lives, in relationships, in flowers - digging down to the deepest parts of my soul and giving me life. 

Who can love with such grandeur and such specificity? All praise, honor and glory to You alone. 

Jeremiah 31. Read it. 

"We are creatures of attachment"

~ Lee Crespi quoted in John Methven’s The Atlantic article, “Why We Sleep Together

Morning Musings

Sometimes I find myself to be so quick to settle with my sin. I attempt to calculate all my options, to see that there’s apparently no way out and to wallow and bask in the pigsty. But God, being rich in mercy, has a radical alternative. Something I could have never imagined, yet He makes it so blatantly wonderful after what seemed like a lost darkness to the tunnel. 

He has a different ending. A greater ending. 

How long, O Lord? How long will I settle for my sin? Will I settle for the pigsty? Will I settle for myself? 

Lord, let me trust in your steadfast love, let my heart rejoice in your salvation! 

I will sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me. 

There are crazy weeks followed by bad days, then there are crazy weeks followed by bad days that end in good company to enjoy artisanal cheeses with charcuterie, local honey, risotto with local mushrooms and leeks, homemade bread made in a flower pot with a side of lavender infused butter all followed with a lavender mint tea au lait. Then the weeks don’t seem so crazy and the days don’t seem too bad. #vscocam  (at Terrain At Styers)

There are crazy weeks followed by bad days, then there are crazy weeks followed by bad days that end in good company to enjoy artisanal cheeses with charcuterie, local honey, risotto with local mushrooms and leeks, homemade bread made in a flower pot with a side of lavender infused butter all followed with a lavender mint tea au lait. Then the weeks don’t seem so crazy and the days don’t seem too bad. #vscocam (at Terrain At Styers)

"The Lord found Jacob in a desert land. In the howling waste of the wilderness, he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Like an eagle that stirs up it’s nest, that flutters over it’s young, spreading out it’s wings, catching them, bearing them on it’s pinions, the Lord alone guided him."

~ Deuteronomy 32:10-12

"Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don’t."

~ John Piper (via amartyrschallenge)

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It’s always sunny in Philadelphia.

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is full of beautiful places.

Philadelphia is full of beautiful places.