My favorite quote on their wall. #JimElliot #vocation #calling #reminders (at Pieology, Chino)

My favorite quote on their wall. #JimElliot #vocation #calling #reminders (at Pieology, Chino)

mysteriumkeeper said: thanks for the follow Ruben. Nice to meet ya! I live in Wisconsin.

Likewise! Hello from Southern California.

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve worked to eradicate Malaria my entire life, and I used to drive out into the rural areas all the time to do my work. I’d carry large amounts of money without any fear. People would know that I had money with me and nobody would bother me. But things have changed. People have grown desperate, and desperate people do bad things. The population has grown in Mexico much faster than the infrastructure, and there just aren’t enough jobs to support everyone. My company had a job opening recently, and all the job required was a high school diploma, but 400 people showed up with college degrees. And that was for a job that only paid $350 a month! All Mexicans need are jobs. We are not a lazy people. Give us a job and we won’t sleep if it’s necessary. We’ll eat our lunch while we are working. We will work 15 hours a day to dig a hole 10 kilometers deep, if that is what you ask us to do. Because for us, all work is a blessing."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve worked to eradicate Malaria my entire life, and I used to drive out into the rural areas all the time to do my work. I’d carry large amounts of money without any fear. People would know that I had money with me and nobody would bother me. But things have changed. People have grown desperate, and desperate people do bad things. The population has grown in Mexico much faster than the infrastructure, and there just aren’t enough jobs to support everyone. My company had a job opening recently, and all the job required was a high school diploma, but 400 people showed up with college degrees. And that was for a job that only paid $350 a month! All Mexicans need are jobs. We are not a lazy people. Give us a job and we won’t sleep if it’s necessary. We’ll eat our lunch while we are working. We will work 15 hours a day to dig a hole 10 kilometers deep, if that is what you ask us to do. Because for us, all work is a blessing."

(Mexico City, Mexico)

"What was it that within a few days transformed a band of mourners into the spiritual conquerers of the world? It was not the memory of Jesus’ life; it was not the inspiration which came from past contact with him. But it was the message, “He is risen.” That message alone gave to the disciples a living Saviour; and it alone can give to us a living Saviour today."

— J. G. Machen (via revelation19)

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Probably Mr. Cardenas’ last books of the year. Cormac McCarthy will be added too (probably The Road). What’s on your end of the year reading list?

Probably Mr. Cardenas’ last books of the year. Cormac McCarthy will be added too (probably The Road). What’s on your end of the year reading list?

Tags: Books

Go home, summer, you’re drunk.

Go home, summer, you’re drunk.

Word, Bread, Wine, Water. Confession. Absolution. #meansofgrace #church | HT: @tearsinmybeard

Word, Bread, Wine, Water. Confession. Absolution. #meansofgrace #church | HT: @tearsinmybeard

Tough one to tackle. And yet Carson is ever thoughtful and biblically helpful, even in short treatments like this one.

Tough one to tackle. And yet Carson is ever thoughtful and biblically helpful, even in short treatments like this one.

tastefullyoffensive:

The Adventures of George Washington by LadyHistory [more]

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From the back cover: “The Preacher in Ecclesiastes reminds us that life under the sun does not play out according to neat and tidy rules. He asks us to see the world around us in all its messiness and explores what that messiness reveals about us, our world, and God. The Preacher is plainspoken, because people live in the midst of this mess and we have to talk about it. Zack Eswine gives us a meditation that engages people where they are and invites them to draw near to the God who enters their world to redeem it and them.” Word. #ecclesiastes #commentaries

From the back cover: “The Preacher in Ecclesiastes reminds us that life under the sun does not play out according to neat and tidy rules. He asks us to see the world around us in all its messiness and explores what that messiness reveals about us, our world, and God. The Preacher is plainspoken, because people live in the midst of this mess and we have to talk about it. Zack Eswine gives us a meditation that engages people where they are and invites them to draw near to the God who enters their world to redeem it and them.” Word. #ecclesiastes #commentaries