Prayer of Saint Teresa of Avila
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received,
And pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones
And allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
"Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every man the feeling of luxury and nobility. Where coffee is served, there is grace and splendor and friendship and happiness. All cares vanish as the coffee cup is raised to the lips."
— In Praise of Coffee by Abd-al-Kadir
"For as long as you can remember, you have been a pleaser, depending on others to give you an identity. You need not look at that only in a negative way. You wanted to give your heart to others, and you did so quickly and easily. But now you are being asked to let go of all these self-made props and trust that God is enough for you. You must stop being a pleaser and reclaim your identity as a free self."
— Henri Nouwen (via jewelltin)
Reblogged from ***.
Yikes! This girl is going to do big things.
things that are lost are still somewhere
Photo Series of the Day: From photographer Traer Scott’s Shelter Dogs — a photo book featuring black-and-white portraits of homeless and abandoned dogs living in shelters across America.
By documenting the undeniable expressions of emotion in the dogs encountered in her volunteer work, Scott raises awareness of animal rescue causes, and especially the need for more adoptive homes for abandoned dogs.
Scott donates a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of each book to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
More photos here.
Reblogged from Moonshine & Wool.