Good friends become each others keepers. I hold your story in my mind. I carry it for you. I’m a record of your life. I know what you will do next because I know what you’ve done in the past. We communicate paragraphs through a glance or a raised eyebrow. When our eyes connect and twinkle over a crowded table, I know telepathically that you are remembering the very same thing at the very same moment. In those moments we are on the same page of each others stories.

∞ 1 note #LOVE#STORY

Glennon Doyle Melton

8/30/2014 (12:31am)

No Money, No ball

Dear Oakland A’s,

You should not be where you are.

You come from a city whose government can’t care less about you. Despite having one of the best records in baseball you have one of the lowest payrolls. You have a GM who one day works like a magician to set you up for success, and the next cuts your manhood off by trading away your only classic slugger and face of your franchise. You are made up almost entirely of unwanted misfits. Misfits who get injured a lot.

Right now you are competing with one of baseballs highest payrolls and you are giving them hell.

You should not be where you are. Yet…here you are. You may be gutted but you wont stay down.

Keep your heads up. This is still an incredible story.

Sincerely

A lifelong fan and fellow misfit who refuses to stay down.

#letsgooakland#Athletics#moneyball#Champion#identity#story#missiondeoro

8/29/2014 (5:16pm)

A prayer of Moses, the man of God.

Psalm 90 New Living Translation (NLT)

Book four (Psalms 90–106)
Psalm 90


1 Lord, through all the generations
you have been our home!
2 Before the mountains were born,
before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
from beginning to end, you are God.
3 You turn people back to dust, saying,
“Return to dust, you mortals!”
4 For you, a thousand years are as a passing day,
as brief as a few night hours.
5 You sweep people away like dreams that disappear.
They are like grass that springs up in the morning.
6 In the morning it blooms and flourishes,
but by evening it is dry and withered.
7 We wither beneath your anger;
we are overwhelmed by your fury.
8 You spread out our sins before you—
our secret sins—and you see them all.
9 We live our lives beneath your wrath,
ending our years with a groan.
10 Seventy years are given to us!
Some even live to eighty.
But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble;
soon they disappear, and we fly away.
11 Who can comprehend the power of your anger?
Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve.
12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom.
13 O Lord, come back to us!
How long will you delay?
Take pity on your servants!
14 Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love,
so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
15 Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery!
Replace the evil years with good.
16 Let us, your servants, see you work again;
let our children see your glory.
17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval
and make our efforts successful.
Yes, make our efforts successful!

#HOME#JOURNEY

The Eastern Pacific Has Turned Into a Freak Hurricane-Producing Machine →

8/29/2014 (5:12pm)

#California#STORM#Story

8/29/2014 (4:58pm)

Remembering Katrina PT 5

HELLO HURRICANE

…you can’t silence my love.

#Storm#STORY#rememberingkatrina

Remembering Katrina Pt3 →

Eerie amusement.

8/27/2014 (7:38pm)

#Storm#STORY#rememberingkatrina

The City of God is the ultimate society. It was this vision that compelled Abraham to leave the greatest human culture of the time and his place in that culture as an obvious member of its aristocracy. He was willing to go to places he did not know to be a part of what God was going to build. This is the same vision that has compelled every true sojourner since.

#City#JOURNEY#rickjoyner

Rick Joyner

Shaken not Stirred →

"…the Greek root of the word crisis is ‘to sift,’ as in to shake out the excesses and leave only what is important. That’s what crises do. They shake things up until we are forced to hold on to only what matters most." -Glennon Doyle Martin, CARRY ON WARRIOR

8/24/2014 (8:58pm)

#letsgooakland#missiondeoro#crisis#quake#STORY

The more passive we become (political correctness is one manifestation) the more violent we become.

#American#Irony#STORY

~journeylikejazz

New St Louis Police Shooting Video <click to read> →

I watched this video last night and it disturbed me to the point of tears. (Consider that your warning if you choose to watch this video. It’s brutal.)

I don’t find myself in any position on this because if I’m not directly involved in something I must be very careful in taking a “stance” of some kind. I, like many others, am simply tired of fear running society. Be it in the form of racism or police power complexes, or bullying the nation into conforming to your agenda, or parents who refuse to discipline their children out of fear of “harming” them, I’m tired of the fear driven world we live in.

I’ve been around, lived in small towns and big cities, in suburbs and “ghettos”, seen in live action with my own eyes both sides of the coin when it comes to moments like these in this video (what does in the moment mean? adrenaline people, it’s a warping thing). Thuggish people threatening cops. Cops being thuggish and overbearing for no reason, sometimes because of racism, sometimes because they’re just tired of being cops. I’ve seen it all from both sides. I’ve been arrested. And, though I’ve never been a cop, I’ve worn a uniform and carried a gun and I know how that simple thing, the government giving you the right to kill someone, can change everything about how you approach any given situation. The thing is, when a moment happens like the one in this video, it’s Fear that at’s the controls no matter how you look at it. And why are we so afraid to look at that basic human reality?

Fear is more than an emotion. It’s a presence, an entity. Almost like another invisible character with you in that moment, an actual demon maybe. Many of us are afraid and we are letting Fear run rampant. The school shootings the wars the tear gas…it’s all Fear ordained. It has to stop or this will just get worse. The FEAR. MUST. STOP. The Fear. The root, not the dead branches.

The end to this isn’t fixing the cop problem or the poverty problem or the racism problem, or the bullying problem. The solution is to cure Fear, boot It out of the scene forever.

The stuff in this video gave me every reason to fear, as if I needed another one. But I won’t be, even if I should be.

The greatest change has come from people who were not afraid. Abaraham Lincoln was not afraid, George W. Bush (aka Dick Cheney) was afraid. Martin Luther King was not afraid, the KKK and the “powerful white” were/are afraid. Fear never wins no matter how logical of a reaction it seems. We don’t blame each other for being afraid in this world, but look where it’s getting us.

Do we want to keep the world the way it is or do we want something better for our children? The answer is for us to somehow become radically unafraid. IF that happens, and only WHEN that happens, we will have the peace we search for. If it never happens, this is the society we are stuck with forever. It’s here to stay, and it will only get worse with more Fear, bigger tanks, and more ways to control the masses with technology.

The answer isn’t protesting. It’s not writing your senator. It’s not fighting the police. You are the answer. The answer is to be radically unafraid in the moments your life presents you. Imagine if we all did this. All of our problems would go away. They would. That is not pie in the sky that is cause and effect simple science.

That’s not likely to happen any time soon, but I still challenge you to be the unafraid catalyst in your circle and see what hope you bring. I know it sounds childish when you read it out loud. But that’s what makes it radical. It’s almost foolish, it’s ludicrous, its illogical. Let’s ask ourselves and answer honestly though…this is the most logical time humanity has ever found itself in. Is it working for us?

No. No it is not.

Love illogically by choosing foolishly to be unafraid. I guarantee you will change the world.

The greatest man in history made that guarantee. Some even say he is God. He said He was God. And if you’re afraid of there being such a thing as God I urge you to look around…THERE BETTER BE A GOD or we’re doomed.

I believe Him. And I accept His challenge. No matter what it takes, I’m going to choose to be unafraid.

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."

1 John 4:18

8/22/2014 (1:46pm)

#allpoliticsislocal#LOVE#fear#stlouis#KajiemePowell#JESUS

...is better than this →

The same media that praised Richard Sherman’s tirade. I love football and all but these little boy “journalists” need to get a life.

8/18/2014 (1:52pm)

#missiondeoro#SAINTS#Champion#STORY#greggdoyel