There have been times in my life, when I felt heavy and burdened, that I had the most amazing dreams.
I would see nothing, but I would hear something. A melody. A word. Something new, like Jesus singing over me in my dreams.
I lost those songs when I threw away all my music a year or so ago. And I’m feeling overdue for another.
Jesus, I crave Your nearness. I long for Your voice. Oh sweet Lover of my soul, come near.
This is a food and lifestyle story we did for Kinfolk Magazine with our friends who live in Point Reyes and who own the fermented food company Wild West Ferments. They really do cook meals over the hearth fireplace in the living room of their cabin. It was a wonderful day photographing them mushroom foraging and cooking a beautiful meal.
Photos by Trinette Reed + Chris Gramly
We thought You’d come, with a crown of gold
A string of pearls, and a cashmere robe
We thought You’d clinch an iron fist
And rain like fire on politics
But without a sword, no armoured guard
But common born, in mother’s arms
The government now rests upon
The shoulders of this baby son
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Christ the Lord
We’ve longed for You
how the topic seems so taboo to talk about. or at least how there seems to be so much shame around admitting the feeling.
i have a desire to be in a community of believers that i can do life with. a group of people that are passionately pursuing God and loving people, together. people who know one another’s hearts, struggles, victories, strengths, weakness. people who worship together, who pray together, who dig into the word of God together. people who spend consistent time with one another. people who challenge one another to look and live more like Christ. people who laugh together, who eat together, who go to concerts & movies together, who serve others together.
i have a ridiculously strong desire for this type of community.
but really, for any type of true community.
even just one or two close friends would be a good start.
i would also really like to be in a dating relationship. specifically with someone who encourages and challenges me to resemble Christ. someone who is in full pursuit of Him, so that we can run towards Him together.
i have a deep desire for both of these things, yet neither are a part of my life.
nothing really even close.
and the simple reality is that because of that, especially on nights like this, i feel a deep sense of loneliness.
i don’t understand it, i don’t like it, and i’m embarrassment to admit it.
but it’s the truth.
The Four Loves - C.S. Lewis (via brandonkcurtis)
currently reading — it’s a good one.
— Galatians 2:21b MSG (via favoredgrace)
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— Francis Chan (via favoredgrace)