vrijdag 30 september 2016

Only You could make it

Beara Peninsula, Ireland

"This life has shown me how we're mended and how we're torn 
How it's okay to be lonely as long as you're free 
Sometimes my ground was stoney 
And sometimes covered up with thorns 
And only You could make it what it had to be"
~Rich Mullins

donderdag 29 september 2016

My nature


"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature."
~Jane Austen

dinsdag 27 september 2016

Come to love it

Hulshorst, Holland

"Nobody tells you, when you get born here,
how much you'll come to love it but how you'll never belong here." 
~Rich Mullins

zondag 25 september 2016

Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken

The Burren, county Clare, Ireland. With the Atlantic ocean. June 2015
My favorite landschape in the world.

"Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where
you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in your beautiful little house
where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. 

Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor
and Jesus loved the broken."
~Rich Mullins

zaterdag 24 september 2016

His own mercy

"He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness,
but according to His own mercy."
~Titus 3:5

donderdag 22 september 2016

Our hells and our heavens

Rijskmuseum - Amsterdam

"We are frail, we are fearfully and wonderfully made 
Forged in the fires of human passion 
Choking on the fumes of selfish rage 
And with these our hells and our heavens 
So few inches apart 
We must be awfully small 
And not as strong as we think we are."
~Rich Mullins

woensdag 21 september 2016

Is this for ever?

Self-portrait, Vincent van Gogh, 1887
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

"You may not always be able to say what it is that confines, that immures, 
that seems to bury, and yet you feel I know not what bars,
I know not what gates — walls.
Is all that imaginary, a fantasy? I don’t think so; and then you ask yourself,
Dear God, is this for long, is this for ever, is this for eternity?
You know, what makes the prison disappear is every deep, serious attachment.
To be friends, to be brothers, to love; that opens the prison through sovereign power,
through a most powerful spell.
But he who doesn’t have that remains in death.
But where sympathy springs up again, life springs up again."
~Vincent van Gogh
brief 133, or int.: letter 155

dinsdag 20 september 2016

Creator - Re-creators

Details of some paintings at The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Do you know at least two of them? :-)

zaterdag 17 september 2016

Nowhere else to go

"How often do we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource!
We go to Him because we have nowhere else to go. And when we learn that the storms of life
have not driven us upon the rocks but into the desired heaven."
~George MacDonald

woensdag 14 september 2016

Who wander

"Not all those who wander are lost."
~J.R.R. Tolkien

zondag 11 september 2016

Their bullets can't stop the prayers we pray

10 september 2004, 'Ground Zero', NYC

"Why do the nations rage?
Why do they plot and scheme?
Their bullets can't stop the prayers we pray
In the name of the Prince of Peace
We walk in faith and remember long ago
How they killed Him and then how on the third day He arose
Well, things may look bad
And things may look grim
But all these things must pass except the things that are of Him."
~Rich Mullins

vrijdag 9 september 2016

The Lord is righteous

"For the Lord is righteous, He loves justice; the upright will see His face."
~Psalm 11:7

donderdag 8 september 2016

Sacred gift

"May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder."
~John O'Donohue

woensdag 7 september 2016

You'll get beat up real bad

"So go out and live real good and I promise you'll get beat up real bad. 
But, in a little while after you're dead, you'll be rotted away anyway.
It's not gonna matter if you have a few scars.
It will matter if you didn't LIVE."
~Rich Mullins

zondag 4 september 2016

Where you are understood

"Where you are understood, you are at home."
~John O'Donohue

donderdag 1 september 2016

It is by loving

Katwijk, Holland

"It is by loving and not by being loved that one can come
nearest to the soul of another."
~George MacDonald

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