Category Archives: Inspiring

Springs of Living Water

“On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and said to his disciples, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.'”
~ John 7:37-38

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Humpback Rock

I am the rock at the top of the mountain,
Battered by gusting, wild, keening winds,
Looking out over valleys and winding roads.
The seasons molt beneath my feet,
Changing day by day with the birds, with the trees,
In the ground, and in the folds of the land.
And so years pass by. A century is as nothing.
People carve their names into my age-old stone and go,
But I am content to be where I am.

The summit of Humpback Rock.

The summit of Humpback Rock, which I just hiked yesterday.

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One Cannot Love Without Giving

One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving.

~ Amy Carmichael ~

Awe-inspiring

Never, never
No painter could ever
Create something even close
To your wonderful, stunning
Works of Creation, O God.
All artists are only imitating
What you have made.

~

A collection of pictures of nebulae from Hubblesite.org’s gallery. The pictures are linked back to the gallery.

Visible View of Pillar and Jets HH 901/902

SN 1006 Supernova Remnant (Hubble)

Planetary Nebula NGC 7009

Light Echo From Star V838 Monocerotis - April 30, 2002

A Dying Star Shrouded by a Blanket of Hailstones Forms the Bug Nebula (NGC 6302)

Light Echoes From Red Supergiant Star V838 Monocerotis - December 2002

A Giant Hubble Mosaic of the Crab Nebula

My Heart Aches

I hear somebody’s voice
or see their empty face
and my heart aches,
because there are so many
who don’t know Jesus.

I walk past them in the supermarket
and they walk blankly past me,
with the nothingness in their eyes
that I will forever remember–
they are lost…

I want to do something,
I want to be a witness,
be a light. They need Jesus so bad,
like I need Him, too.

I begin to realize more and more
how much I need Jesus,
how much He fills me with life,
and love, and joy, and peace.
–and I can’t imagine
how those lost
can live without Him.

Autumn in the Wind

You blue petals
tossing like wild hair,
throw a defiant stare into the wind,
throw your head back
and laugh
in the face of a sinking Summer,
a Summer with a soon-coming end.
tear free
in careless reckless,
catch the breath of Autumn’s breathing.

Oh, why the wait for Autumn! Autumn!
when a spark of seasons’ changing
flies on the wind!

As you petals pause
and look at me with open blue eyes,
you seem to know…
This day is like a wild sigh
Inside of me!