Friday, July 22, 2011

our new house and me

I find that I relate to this quote by a favorite writer as Chase and I revamp a home of our own. A beautiful reality that I hope I can embrace.

"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself."

— C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

i'll ask anyway.

broken people and places being made new is one of the things i live to see most. reconciliation and redemption are the themes of life and as i spend more time in my city i've been inspired to dare to hope for a better day for desolate places among us.  i long to see these places filled with people of all races and and socio-economic statuses working and living together making this city a better place.  perhaps it is too much to ask and maybe i sound like a beauty queen...but i'll ask anyway.

what possibility lingers here!
what scenes are yet to be seen!
sidewalks eagerly await a step
that's not dragging
a trot instead to take its place
it takes an eye that once was blind
to see the better day
to believe in beautiful things for
a place
5 Points in downtown montgomery
where beauty has lost its crown