Hello Friends: A Big Prayer Request

jspark3000:

Dear Planet Tumblr,

A couple months ago, I decided to resign from my church. Tomorrow will be my final worship service. I’ve been serving here for the last year.

There was nothing shady about it: I had a calling about six months ago to enter into non-profit charity work to serve the poor and…

Please join me in praying for our brother in Christ, Pastor J.S. Park

jemspark:

Honey colored sky tonight!

jemspark:

Honey colored sky tonight!

I spent the better part of the day at the Mall of America and left with great bargains and mixed emotions. Read on:
“The future of malls is about experience, creating a destination,” said Maureen Bausch, executive vice president of business development for Mall of America. “It’s about giving the customer an experience they’ll leave their laptop for.”
Too often, in our struggle to avoid dealing with the unanswerable and unattainable, we take the easy way out. We buy stuff we don’t need, eat food that is bad for us, wallow in the wasteland of TV, or turn up the music to escape. We consume in order to cover up what we cannot face. Often, we don’t think at all. With rampant advertising, consumption is practically a Pavlovian response. [Anna Clark]
America the beautiful: one big transcontinental commercial cesspool. [George Carlin]
And as St Augustine says, ‘God wants to give us something, but cannot, because our hands are full — there’s nowhere for Him to put it.’ 
 

I spent the better part of the day at the Mall of America and left with great bargains and mixed emotions. Read on:

The future of malls is about experience, creating a destination,” said Maureen Bausch, executive vice president of business development for Mall of America. “It’s about giving the customer an experience they’ll leave their laptop for.

Too often, in our struggle to avoid dealing with the unanswerable and unattainable, we take the easy way out. We buy stuff we don’t need, eat food that is bad for us, wallow in the wasteland of TV, or turn up the music to escape. We consume in order to cover up what we cannot face. Often, we don’t think at all. With rampant advertising, consumption is practically a Pavlovian response. [Anna Clark]

America the beautiful: one big transcontinental commercial cesspool. [George Carlin]

And as St Augustine says, ‘God wants to give us something, but cannot, because our hands are full — there’s nowhere for Him to put it.’ 

 

betsyandme2:

- through the trees -
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order" - John Burroughs

betsyandme2:

- through the trees -

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order"
- John Burroughs

Psalm

by Jon Dahlander

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