Monday Inspiration: June 8, 2015

“Stop planting flowers in people’s yards who aren’t going to water them.” Unknown

By: Gabriela Yareliz

So much has happened. Life continues to change in delightful ways. Nostalgia grips; beginnings commence; and other things end. Moments of transition are so bittersweet. Regardless, moving forward is always something positive no matter how huge the growing curve ahead of one seems. When important things are achieved, less and less seems impossible.

Summer is sending us sunny days with cool breezes. Sidewalks bustle with curiosity, delight and frustration.

It’s time to take a break from the city hustle-bustle and move out to wide-open spaces, soft showers, and a silence that allows the rustle of the trees to be loud.

I was sitting out on the stoop the other evening. The breeze was perfect. It felt so human. Take a break from the routine this week, and be human.

I hope you have a wonderful start to your week. Make it a positive one. Do something that is extra summery this week. Embrace the season. Embrace life. Even though it’s Monday, take time to unwind. Find rest and something beautifully unexpected in God.

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
Jimi Hendrix

“Can you imagine the world if we only saw souls and not bodies?”
Hedonist Poet

“Christ wrecks us, holds us and rebuilds us: it is the greatest blessing we can ever hope for.” T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace, and The Gospel.

“I have so much of you in my heart.” John Keats

“If, when no one is watching us, we are building ourselves up in the Word of God, then, when a crisis comes, we shall stand; but if we are not building on the Word of God, when a crisis comes we shall go down, no matter what our wills are like.”

Oswald Chambers

“We please Him most, not by trying to make ourselves good, but by throwing ourselves into His arms with all of our imperfections and believing that He understands everything–and still loves us.”

A.W. Tozer

“Man are mirrors, or ‘carriers’ of Christ to other men. Usually it is those who know him Who bring them to others. That’s why the church, The whole body of Christians shown him to one another, is so important. It is easy to think that the church has a lot different objects-education, building, missions, holding services… The church exist for nothing else but to draw all men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the Cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became man for no other purpose. It is even doubtful, you know, whether the whole universe was created for any other purpose.” C.S. Lewis

“In my deepest wound I saw your glory and it astounded me.” St. Augustine 

[Images from Tumblr]

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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