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The Father’s Cup - A Crucifixion Narrative. A must-listen for every Good Friday. #graceupongrace

ArtistRick Gamache
TitleThe Father's Cup: A Crucifixion Narrative
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It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you. — F. Scott Fitzgerald 

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I don’t like calling it human trafficking. I like calling it little kids are being raped repeatedly right now and it should break our hearts — Francis Chan (via betheirfreedom)

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I just don’t want to be the guy that shows up in heaven and goes, “Really? You are this beautiful, this wonderful, this extravagant, this extraordinary, and I spent the days of my life on earth consumed with bills and social status trying to please men? — Judah Smith  (via littlethingsaboutgod)

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Life always give us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor, every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every breath. Every moment is the guru. — Charlotte Joko Beck (via sorakeem)

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I have found that some of the simplest things have given me the most pleasure. They didn’t cost me a lot of money either. They just worked on my senses. Did you ever pick very large blueberries after a summer rain Walk through a grove of cottonwoods, open like a park, and see the blue sky beyond the shimmering gold of the leaves? Pull on dry woolen socks after you’ve peeled off the wet ones? Come in out of the subzero and shiver yourself warm in front of a wood fire? The world is full of such things. Dick Proenneke  (via thatkindofwoman)

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August 13

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August 13

Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. — Ernest Hemingway (via feelgood-andhealthy)

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But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.

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I was thinking how amazing it was that the world contained so many lives. Out in these streets people were embroiled in a thousand different matters: money problems, love problems, school problems. People were falling in love, getting married, going to drug rehab, learning how to ice-skate, getting bifocals, studying for exams, trying on clothes, getting their hair-cut and getting born. And in some houses people were getting old and sick and were dying, leaving others to grieve. It was happening all the time, unnoticed, and it was the thing that really mattered. — Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (via larmoyante)

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We have this weird compartmentalization thing that happens where you don’t think God sees all that you are or if He could have somehow knew who you were going to be, He wouldn’t have gone to the cross. God knew you were gonna be messy. Christ knew you were gonna be messy. God knows that you’re going to screw up often, He knows you’re going to be drawn to things that are wicked. That’s what the cross is all about. That’s the whole point of the cross is that you’re going to fail and you’re going to stumble and you’re going to feel dirty and you’re going to feel awkward. The whole point of the cross of Christ is there be this mighty picture of His love and pursuit of you, despite you. So the cross is necessary because of you, but it’s also the picture we have of how far God is willing to go because He loves you. — Matt Chandler
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any. —  Hugh Laurie (via silkandmarble)

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