"The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment, He has scattered broadcast. We are never safe, but we have plenty of fun, and some ecstasy. It is not hard to see why. The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and oppose an obstacle to our return to God: a few moments of happy love, a landscape, a symphony, a merry meeting with out friends, a bathe or a football match, have no such tendency. Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home."
C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
"Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Stop for a moment and let that sink in. We’re so used to evaluating everything (and everyone) by their usefulness that this thought will take a minute or two to begin to dawn on us. Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Which is to say, beauty is in and of itself a great and glorious good, something we need in large and daily doses."
Stasi Eldredge, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
I've just begun my 6 month #cultivatewhatmatters journal and journey. Stay tuned as I figure out how to incorporate my goals and growth into my instagram account.
Day 11 & 12 of 💢Rebels United💢 #rebels_united #rebelsunitedjan2018potd Themes: Contrast (?) and Scapes
Photographed in Alberta, Canada
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