Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring is on its way!

Nature seems to be welcoming spring! Here a couple pictures i've taken lately.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Take heart, for Jesus has overcome it all

"God is with us. He’s with you, everyday, each moment, in the good times, in the bad times, in the trials, in the triumphs. Through it all He is with you. And my prayer is that we just be aware of that. That as we go about what God has called us to do, as we go about our day, as we go about our friends, our families, our school, our workplace, wherever it is that we be aware of the fact that God is with us. He says He’s with us all the way ‘til the end of the age. It’s the truth. And I couldn’t do life without it. Without Him it would be meaningless and be worth nothing. And the fact is we are gonna face troubles, we are gonna face trials. There’s gonna be hard times but in the midst of it, He says ‘Take heart for I have overcome the world.’ Jesus has overcome it all.
- Joel Houston

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Don't stress Jelly Bean

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.

40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:38-42

New York City

I was never interested in art or photography until I went to New York City for the first time in 2009. Something about this city beckoned and inspired me. I went out one night by myself with my camera in one hand and the subway map on the other. I felt like I was stepping into a different country in each neighborhood I went to.  I guess this is why it's become one of my favorite cities.

(these are some pictures from my first time in NYC)
View of lower Manhattan from Empire State Building

a view from times square
musician on the subway
Fact: The Statue of Liberty could fit in this cathedral of New York  

Storms of Life

I have been in this storm for some time now. I have felt secure in God’s love even though circumstances are at its worst. But lately I have started to feel doubt, anger and fear very strong. God knows the situation I am in but i've begun to wonder a million why His voice is becoming more distant each day. All I know is that i'm in need of His rescue because I have no idea how to get out of this prison! My faith is growing weak and my heart overwhelmed but I will keep my eyes on Jesus. If there is one thing true in my life,..always constant, always faithful, even through the darkest's Jesus. Though I cannot see, Love will come and rescue me and set me free.

Psalm 142 

 1 I cry aloud to the LORD;
   I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.

2 I pour out before him my complaint;
   before him I tell my trouble.

 3 When my spirit grows faint within me,
   it is you who watch over my way.
In the path where I walk
   people have hidden a snare for me.

4 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand;
   no one is concerned for me.
I have no refuge;
   no one cares for my life.

 5 I cry to you, LORD;
   I say, “You are my refuge,
   my portion in the land of the living.”
 6 Listen to my cry,
   for I am in desperate need;
rescue me from those who pursue me,
   for they are too strong for me.

7 Set me free from my prison,
   that I may praise your name.
Then the righteous will gather about me
   because of your goodness to me.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Found in the Aftermath

"The skies lay low where You are; on the earth You rest Your feet. Yet the hands that cradle the stars, are the hands that bled for me. In a moment of glorious surrender You were broken for all the world to see. Lifted out of the ashes, I am found in the aftermath.

Freedom found in Your scars, in Your grace my life redeemed. For You chose to take the sinner’s crown as You placed Your crown on me. In that moment of glorious surrender, was the moment You broke the chains in me. Lifted out of the ashes, I am found in the aftermath. And in that moment You opened up the heavens to the broken the beggar and the thief. Lifted out of the wreckage, I find hope in the aftermath.

And I know that You’re with me, yes I know that You’re with me here. And I know Your love will light the way. Now all I have I count it all as loss, but to know You and to carry the cross. Knowing I’m found in the light of the aftermath."

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Hymn of Faith

Though the fig tree may not blossom.

Nor fruit be on the vines.

Though the labor of the olive may fail,

And the fields yield no food.

Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,

And there be no herd in the stalls -

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,

I will joy in the God of my salvation.

The Lord God is my strength,

He will make my feet like deer’s feet,

And He will make my walk on my high hills.”

Habbakuk 3:17-19  (the MSG)