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For my birthday, my garden gave me these… I took the picture; it has been slightly edited by my friend Rebecca :-)

For my birthday, my garden gave me these… I took the picture; it has been slightly edited by my friend Rebecca :-)

In old days there were angels who came and took men by the hand and led them away from the city of destruction. We see no white-winged angels now. But yet men are led away from threatening destruction: a hand is put into theirs, which leads them forth gently towards a calm and bright land, so that they look no more backward; and the hand may be a little child’s.
From one of my favorite books: Silas Marner
One man may be so placed that his anger sheds the blood of thousands, and another so placed that however angry he gets he will only be laughed at. But the little mark on the soul may be much the same in both.
CS Lewis
Some of us who seem quite nice people may, in fact, have made so little use of a good heredity and a good upbringing that we are really worse than those whom we regard as fiends. Can we be quite certain how we should have behaved if we had been saddled with the psychological outfit, and then with the bad upbringing, and then with the power, say, of Himmler? That is why Christians are told not to judge. We see only the results which a man’s choices make out of his raw material. But God does not judge him on the raw material at all but on what he has done with it.
C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity 
A morning Cortado @LibertyMarket with @MatthewAshcraft

A morning Cortado @LibertyMarket with @MatthewAshcraft

Raindrops on my windshield. #sunset (Taken with instagram)

Raindrops on my windshield. #sunset (Taken with instagram)

A breathtaking sunset this evening!

A breathtaking sunset this evening!

"The world is sinful. That’s why God doesn’t affirm it indiscriminately. God loves the world. That’s why God doesn’t punish it in justice.

What does God do with this double bind? God forgives.”

Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge, 140
Smoke from the Wallow Wildfire, as seen from near Lee Valley Reservoir at sunset

Smoke from the Wallow Wildfire, as seen from near Lee Valley Reservoir at sunset

The morning harvest.  This will soon be transformed into a fresh peach pie for a late Mother’s Day celebration. #ilovepeaches

The morning harvest. This will soon be transformed into a fresh peach pie for a late Mother’s Day celebration. #ilovepeaches