Sunshine filtering through the leaves of a tree or trees.
This is one of my favorite Japanese words, Komorebi. The same thing goes with life, just as light filters the thought the leaves of a tree of trees, the same things goes with our life.
Filtering through the leaves in my opinion is the same thing as how you influence other people's heart. Not only through material support but more to emotional, moral supports.
Forgiving someone, accepting someone for who they really are the light that filters through someone's heart, you shine a light in a their deep dark forest, showing and telling them that "Hey man you have a hope!" The shine does not need to light the whole forest, a little Komorebi navigates people where they should go, a little Komorebi helps people to see that there's a light that can accept them for who they are and give them hope to go out from their deep dark forest.
What's the meaning of shining your light in a group of lights. No matter how sparkling you are, you will be the same as the other lights. But when you shine through the dark forest, no matter how small you are, you can light the darkness. No matter how small you are, how young you are, you can be someone's light in their darkness.
Guarda o meu coração, Senhor.
Sou humano, sou falho... e de onde vem esta canção?
As atrações do mundo se torna palco de desilusão, a quem temerei se sou sal e luz para multidão?
Assim, o Mestre chama para estar em alerta, baixo a cabeça para a ordenança, minha missão rumo a uma meta.
Just a little something that was on my heart today... #maybeitsjustme .
I want to live a simple, quiet life in which I’m married to a godly man and we raise our children in a Christ-centered home. .
I feel like that statement is so contrary to what I’m supposed to want by the world’s standards.
So, when it comes to people asking what do you want to do or where do you want to be in 5, 10 years, I feel as though I can’t say “I want to be married and have kids”, plain and simple. I have to come up with something that sounds ambitious and lucrative. Something that’s “acceptable”.
Media and society throw in our face to be independent. Be whatever (and they mean absolutely whatever) you want to be! .
Sure, part of me wants to have a fancy job with an important title and all that...
But, more of me, by the grace of God, wants to be like Christ. Which unavoidably means being contrary to the world and being uncomfortable sometimes because I’m different and I want different things. It’s not an easy path for sure, but it’s the best path.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
Matthew 7:13-14 NIV 💌 E #faith#prayer#Godisgood#perfecttiming#forGodsglory#grace#hope#iamweakHeisstrong#community#Godlovesyou#progressnotperfection#gracenotperfection#saltandlight#lampandlight#trustintheLord#itiswellwithmysoul#bestillandknow#liveinthemeantime#realtalk#inspiration#fellowship#fuelfortheheart
Currently rocking this sweet boy while he naps in my arms. Somehow he’s closer to being 2 than to being a baby. Becoming a mom has changed. It’s one of those “before and after”s in life. So thankful for this “after”. God, you sure know what you’re doing. Thank you.
Just another amazing pic from @ellbeedesign
#DearGod , Thank You for this day, for this day to live a little better than I did yesterday. To live more for You and less for me. Thank You for the sun's warmth but thank You more for Your #Son 's warmth I feel living inside me. Thank You for the suns light and for Your #light You give me when I'm going through #darkness . May I be #saltandlight like You have asked us to be in this world and may I bring more people to You because I know the only #true way is by #believing in Your Son #JesusChrist . Thank You Lord for the sun giving #life to things and for Your Son giving us #EternaLife . And thank You Father, for being the biggest thing in my life even if at times You seem so small or not even there. When I looked at the sun today it made me think how, although it looks like just small circle in the sky it's actually 109 times bigger than the earth. We can't even imagine how big and great You are! Thank You for never giving up on me, in Your Son's name I pray,#Amen ~ cheri #ilovejesus#christianmom#faithandfitness#bestself#legionofboom
At a point when Victoria's life seemed out of control, God intervened and showed her how much she needed His presence back in her life. On Sunday, Victoria recommitted her life to Christ and pledged to be #saltandlight while #amplifyinghope across the Gulf Coast!
It’s sweet to think that the freckles on my body might make up constellations in the night. Every time I sit with the sun a new star is born between the canvas of my skin and the map of the sky. 📷: @sheenism.ca
Ladoru would like to introduce you to the "Heart Felt" Tee. Here's a little back story about it: "La dor" in Portuguese translates to "her pain" and that's exactly what inspired @ladoru to be created. 4 years ago I was going through a painful break up not only with a man but a breakup with my old self. I was entering a time of transition and not knowing what else to do with my time and those negative thoughts so I chose to express it with creative outlets like doodling. Along that journey (287 doodles to be exact) my pain was transformed into purpose. I didn't see a broken heart anymore my eyes saw a healing heart. 💔✨ Stay tuned for more stories and designs. #ourwordsshapeourworld#myLadoru
This touched me this morning in a way that I knew God was speaking right to my heart. I hope it inspires you today as it has me! ❤️ And remember, we are like FINE WINE, 🍾 we just get better and better with age! Thanks be to God for walking with me all of my 46 years 🎉 and for never leaving my side...I am eternally grateful 🙏🏻 and His Servant until my end. Peace and Love to all who are reading this.💕 #saltandlight#lifebydesign#blessed#grateful#love#loveeachother#bekind
I heard a quote this morning... “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”
It got me thinking about how so many people drift through life aimlessly, letting things happen to them. What a shocking, and revolutionary change we would see in this world if each of us woke up daily with PURPOSE. Lived our lives on PURPOSE, making a point to be the person we want to be. The days and years fly by, and life is too short to waste. I challenge you to walk into this weekend with a heart for GOOD. To touch every person you interact with in a positive way. To live each day with an attitude of patience, kindness, and grace. How different our world would be if we all attacked life with passion and zest for GOOD.
Copycatting what you see "the gurus" doing automatically leads to feelings of imposter syndrome, insecurity and disappointment.
Never put yourself in anyone else's shadow!! You are uniquely gifted and called to great things of your own... so stop trying to reinvent the wheel of what’s already been done, because you were born to FLY!
PS. The ICON Method is an unconventional and soul-driven path to creating an ICONIC BRAND and MEDIA PLAN that has YOU at the centre of your own revolution. You ready!?!!! #ICONSAreMadeNotBorn#LaunchingSoon
"They say fear haunts
And pain hates
I say pain strengthens
And fear drives faith." -@lecrae, "I'll Find You"
Our response to challenges dictates the effect they'll have on us. We get to choose whether they make us or break us.
I am loving Lecrae's All Things Work Together album recently! What have you been listening to on repeat?
There is no better way to start off the weekend..On my way to work I just about ran into this lady in the moist dangerous spot as people rush to get to where they are going. I immediately pulled over and told her to get in the car I'm going to push her with one hand (lol💪) to a safe place down the road and then God got the Glory. She called a tow and offered me $50 and I assured her I don't work for money I work for The creator of heaven and earth. God Bless and poof I was gone.
I’ll try not to bombard your feed between tomorrow and Halloween (anymore than usual, that is 🙃), but with this new moon tonight I’m setting an intention for the next month and sticking to it. I will finish a challenge. It’s not the fear of not winning that keeps me from entering, it’s the crazy-big “what if I DO win?.. What happens then?” I know of yogis who were happily doing their thing and winning a challenge opened doors for them. New opportunities. And that scares me right now. Could I handle bigger? More?..
My mantra during practice lately has been: “Don’t Run”. So I’ll do this thing and I’ll finish it. And hopefully post on the right days and in the right order. (#tbd )
Anyway, wanna join me homies? @rromeroart @rachelaruss @bropell @hollonbeasley @tay_bay_bay__ @_akjoyce @price_bennett @maryrunsyoga — and if not, do you agree to at least snap pics for me if I ask? 😁🙏🏼
Day 18/19 of #creativesprint Combined with Day 292 of 365 days of making shacks! Prompt: use salt as your medium today. 🎶Salty Little Shack!😁 When I read the prompt for salt I couldn't wait to get started! I had so much fun with salt today ended up making both art pieces in salt. In the second piece used two finger lights I had left over from a party 🎉 and since I'm cleaning out cupboards, cabinets and attic I found them in some random bin yesterday! ❤️Coincidentals! Most nights we go on walks in the dark and use flashlights🔦to be safe and to take closer looks at things like mini pumpkins 🎃
Loving my city back to life. Today I made up loads of giftbags and handed them out to rough sleepers and the homeless across London. There are but two commandments God calls us to: love God, love your neighbour. Being able to partner with God in order to spread joy and serve my community is always such a privilege. Being his hands and feet today reminded me of His great love for His people and a reminder that in order to see real change in our communities all we need to do is look to Jesus to be our guide, helper, teacher and strength.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:13-16 💡 • This 1" copper pendant was a custom request by a dear friend. As I dig into these these verses and seek the true meaning, I'm challenged to reach out and actually 1) spend time and do life with those who don't know Jesus and 2) take great care in what I say, think, and do and of course 3) root myself in His word, and with people who love Him and can sharpen me as His daughter . My heart should yearn to glorify God as I live. Simple, right? And yet I can't do it without Jesus. It's all Him. Side note: these little captions have a theme... most of them are me preaching to myself. 'Cause I can be dense and I need that reminder. I am weak, but He is strong. • Praying for His light to shine forth. 💡
The SALT Confrence is just around the corner! Jan 5th-7th~ Be prepared to have your faith built, your advocacy and leadership skills strengthened, and your knowledge of the issues facing Israel expanded. Ask your regional coordinator about this invite-only confrence today! #CUFIonCampus#SALT2018#saltandlight
You ::can:: stand for transformation on your own… but it will never be nearly as impactful, transformational or FUN if you’re “lone wolfing” it! STACK YOUR PACK with loyal peeps that get you, that love you and that support your audacious vision… while also giving you the privilege to support theirs. BADASS COACHES run in BADASS PACKS! We’d love to have you join our pack when we launch in November 2018! #StayTuned
Tegan's neighbour's tree uprooted and fell towards her house last night, but nothing was damaged. I've been struggling in talking to you. But as I was getting ready to close in for the night she sent me this: "Focus on the wind/storm. For me, the thing that has stuck out is the uprooting of that tree. He's uprooting those beliefs or things about ourselves and others that aren't in Him but he's doing it in a way that protects us.. He won't let any harm come to His home.. And it's not necessarily in a gentle way that He'll do it, but once again, He will protect." I know I need to grieve and move on from how I thought it would look. She mentioned after that All I Want by Barry Polisar saying that you were singing it about me. I had posted about that song a couple of months ago, and you're constantly reminding me that I am your sweet honeybee, and you love me so much. And thank you for making a person like Tegan. Couldn't do it without her, she is so loved.
The trees are falling in front of me,
uprooting things I use to believe
But my house stays warm,
Tucked in your sweet safety
"Every day, just as we get to choose whether to work at the tasks God has put before us, we get to choose whether to seek the Lord and allow the Holy Spirit to make us more like Jesus."
God calls us to more than just doing certain things. Read more on wholistically pursuing calling on the HTT blog and grab a free lock screen while you're there! (3 min read; 🔗 in profile)
So many things trying to tell us who we are, how we should be, how to make decisions about our life, finances, relationships, etc. God will not be mocked!! We must be set apart! And speak and stand up for the truth! #shaniselollie#inspiration#god#saltandlight
As it is a hot and tiring day where I (Rachel @kentexmom) am today, I completely related to what @br_randall shared with this picture. Anyone else?
She said: "I feel as though Rich Mullins could have written this song specifically for someone like me, living overseas in a hot and tiring place."
And the song? Rich Mullins, Sometimes by Step
Sometimes the night was beautiful
Sometimes the sky was so far away
Sometimes it seemed to stoop so close
You could touch it but your heart would break
Sometimes the morning came too soon
Sometimes the day could be so hot
There was so much work left to do
But so much You'd already done
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days
Sometimes I think of Abraham
How one star he saw had been lit for me
He was a stranger in this land
And I am that, no less than he
And on this road to righteousness
Sometimes the climb can be so steep
I may falter in my steps
But never beyond Your reach