Sunday, September 12, 2010

+ redemption, walks, nature and women +

I sabotage myself daily, but I am told I have one who fights in my behalf.

I flail desperately for something I can lean my weight against, but I am told I have a rock and foundation.

I suffer a debilitating identity crisis, but I am told my name is engraved on his palms for eternity.

I have run and found no escape, but I am told he hides me in the shadow of his wing.

I have set the world on my back and destroyed myself with its weight, but I am told there is one who carries it for me.

I have failed in everything, but I am told I have a redeemer.

I am blind, but I have been told to set my sights on the unseen.

I am covered in bruises like a woman stumbling alone in the dark, but I am told I have a healer whose name is a light to my path.

I am, but I am told He Is.

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I took a walk. The world is beautiful, is it not?

[ full set is here. ]

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what revives
like the natural green
or stills
like running water
what promises
like the oak
or silences
like wind
what glistens
like the flare
and renews
like distance
what commands
like a quiet woman
and what laughs
like her red dress

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Katy Perry has a surprise song on her album. I posted it here so you can all listen to it without downloading. You should. It's well worth the 4 minutes and 9 seconds.

BIG NOTE: I am now selling clothing. Hooray! More will be added soon. Feel free to spread the word since I need/want to get rid of this stuff: :


Paige Baker said...

I love everything about this post. You are so unexplainably important, Lauren.

Amy said...

Such great reminders, and the Katie Perry song is raw and true. Good to hear from her as I'm tired of the Christian community coming out judging her all the time. People make their own choices...that's the way life is.

J said...

Now, why wouldn't that song be more out on the radio and public than the other stuff she has out? Gosh. That disappoints me. But it is a wonderful song. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I love this post! So wonderful! :) Seriously! Worded so well, so much emotion, so visually stunning. I love everything about it.

Amy @ AGirlCalledBeloved said...

beautiful. I have no other words.

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