cmvanek:

Ash Wednesday

This will be my first year observing Lent. I have noticed trends in my behavior and decisions that do not reflect my Savior’s character or way of life. Thus, I would like to take the next forty days to reflect, fast and prepare my heart for the coming Easter Sunday when I get to party like crazy cuz my Savior is not dead - HE IS ALIVE!

All this to say, Tumblr: you have been a treasure, but I have taken advantage of your gift and I feel the need to take time off..I hope after 40 days you will be greeted by a further transformed being that is way more intentional with how she uses social media.

PS. that goes for you too, Twitter.

Bringing out the classics today.. and thinking about warmer climates as the snow persistently falls.

Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jet plane, far away (I will)
And breakaway

Tonight I was able to attend a Vespers service at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church here in Spokane. 
It was a small and intimate time consisting of hymns and prayers. From the moment I stepped in, my senses were fully engaged. From the welcoming people, the beautiful icons, aromatic incence and the sing-song speech throughout the entire service, my full self was at full attention.
There was so much beauty and so much reverence…maybe that’s what holiness is like.
Tonight I was able to attend a Vespers service at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church here in Spokane. 
It was a small and intimate time consisting of hymns and prayers. From the moment I stepped in, my senses were fully engaged. From the welcoming people, the beautiful icons, aromatic incence and the sing-song speech throughout the entire service, my full self was at full attention.
There was so much beauty and so much reverence…maybe that’s what holiness is like.

Tonight I was able to attend a Vespers service at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church here in Spokane.

It was a small and intimate time consisting of hymns and prayers. From the moment I stepped in, my senses were fully engaged. From the welcoming people, the beautiful icons, aromatic incence and the sing-song speech throughout the entire service, my full self was at full attention.

There was so much beauty and so much reverence…maybe that’s what holiness is like.

"Of old, God the incorporeal and uncircumscribed was never depicted. Now, however, when God is seen clothed in flesh, and conversing with men, I make an image of the God whom I see. I do not worship matter, I worship the God of matter, who became matter for my sake, and deigned to inhabit matter, who worked out my salvation through matter. I will not cease from honouring that matter which works my salvation. I venerate it, though not as God. How could God be born out of lifeless things? And if God’s body is God by union, it is immutable. The nature of God remains the same as before, the flesh created in time is quickened by, a logical and reasoning soul."
There’s something really fulfilling when someone wants to enjoy something you took time to create. This past week I sold three of these necklaces. To sum it up: I’m pretty stoked about this small accomplishment! I hope other people will come across my craft and also take interest in it, like these sweet people did. 
I’m just a small step closer to my goal of getting back home!
If you’re interested in checking out some of the things I like to make, I welcome you to my facebook page here!
There’s something really fulfilling when someone wants to enjoy something you took time to create. This past week I sold three of these necklaces. To sum it up: I’m pretty stoked about this small accomplishment! I hope other people will come across my craft and also take interest in it, like these sweet people did. 
I’m just a small step closer to my goal of getting back home!
If you’re interested in checking out some of the things I like to make, I welcome you to my facebook page here!

There’s something really fulfilling when someone wants to enjoy something you took time to create. This past week I sold three of these necklaces. To sum it up: I’m pretty stoked about this small accomplishment! I hope other people will come across my craft and also take interest in it, like these sweet people did.

I’m just a small step closer to my goal of getting back home!

If you’re interested in checking out some of the things I like to make, I welcome you to my facebook page here!

#WordInCommunity

Psalm 112

Praise the Lord!

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,

who greatly delights in his commandments!

His offspring will be mighty in the land;

the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Wealth and riches are in his house,

and his righteousness endures forever.

Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;

he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;

who conducts his affairs with justice.

For the righteous will never be moved;

he will be remembered forever.

He is not afraid of bad news;

his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,

until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.

He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;

his righteousness endures forever;

his horn is exalted in honor.

10 The wicked man sees it and is angry;

he gnashes his teeth and melts away;

the desire of the wicked will perish!

flawedmasterpiece:

#Tianjin #bluesky @emilygale87 @dktoday specially created for you. (at YG 100)

I miss this view so much! What a beautiful day in Tianjin!