christmas. Fort Langley style. december 2013. taken with iPhone5.
winter wonderland. whistler, BC. december 2013. taken with iphone5
love my city. so much. // vancouver. december 2013. taken with iphone5.
seattle. december 2013. taken with iphone5.
"Every beauty also suffers. Death spreads all over our lives and therefore faith must be given to see through the darkness, to see through the beauty of the “valley of the shadow of death.”
Prayers are given, too, in the layers of broken, pulverized pigments. Beauty is in the brokenness, not in what we can conceive as the perfections, not in the “finished” images but in the incomplete gestures.
We can accept the splintered condition of culture as a kaleidoscope of common struggles, a reality that only the golden rays of God can restore and recreate via broken humanity.”
first Sunday of advent 2013. // “…yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of The Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him.” [lamentations 3]
[photo taken in White Rock, BC.]
Not everyone can wait: neither the sated nor the satisfied nor those without respect can wait. The only ones who can wait are people who carry restlessness around with them.Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas