“People are watching us as we stay at our post, alertly, unswervingly … in hard times, tough times, bad times; when we’re beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating; with pure heart, clear head, steady hand; in gentleness, holiness, and honest love; when we’re telling the truth, and when God’s showing his power; when we’re doing our best setting things right; when we’re praised, and when we’re blamed; slandered, and honored; true to our word, though distrusted; ignored by the world, but recognized by God; terrifically alive, though rumored to be dead; beaten within an inch of our lives, but refusing to die; immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy; living on handouts, yet enriching many; having nothing, having it all.
Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!”
— 2 Corinthians 6:10-13 (The Message)
4:09 pm • 4 April 2012 • 3 notes
I should probably stop posting so many pictures of other people’s kids. But I just can’t get over how cute little Sammie and Layla are.
5:51 pm • 2 April 2012 • 2 notes
“The truth is that the 143 million orphaned children and the 11 million who starve to death or die from preventable diseases, and the 8.5 million who work as child slaves, prostitutes, or under other horrific conditions, and the 2.3 million who live with HIV add up to 164.8 million needy children. And though at first glance that looks like a big number, 2.1 billion people on this earth proclaim to be Christians.
The truth is that if only 8 percent of the Christians would care for one more child, there would not be any statistics left.
This is the Truth. I have the freedom to believe it. The freedom, the opportunity to do something about it. The truth is that He loves these children just as much as He loves me, and now that I know, I am responsible.”
— Kisses from Katie
5:26 pm • 2 April 2012 • 1 note
my brother just waltzed through the kitchen proclaiming, “It’s a happy day, Avery! Dancing everywhere! Come on, join the dance!” and then proceeded to leap across the living room. sometimes I love my life.
12:46 pm • 2 April 2012 • 3 notes
“He says, ‘Love, I’m sorry,” and she says, ‘What for? I’m yours and that’s it, whatever.’”
9:05 pm • 26 March 2012 • 1 note
today I realized that many of my favorite people are under 12 years old.
9:01 pm • 26 March 2012
light from Avery Sharp on Vimeo.
a very tiny film for the last dc worship night.
song is The Light by The Album Leaf.
7:58 pm • 26 March 2012 • 2 notes