The kind of moment when you feel small yet somehow as tall as the trees stretching up to the sun. #latergram
(Also, #instagramhusband achievement unlocked. Thanks for the photo, love. 🙃)
The first time we went to this place several years ago, we fell in love with it. Every bend offered up a view that floored us with its beauty. Sunlight shimmering on the surface of the water. Granite boulders that were cool to the touch. A blue-green river, impossibly clear. We just couldn't help but marvel at every breathtaking detail.
Years later, we're still knocked out by how stunning it is.
Getting to watch the day's last light give way to a starry sky and listen to waves crash in the dark is a gift I can't put into words.
"Poetry is what I reach for when the ash will not stop falling." - Sarah Kay
I've rewritten a caption for this a few times now, so here is the jumble in my head: Please, let's rise in the morning loving one another fiercely. Let's dig into the necessary work of peacemaking. Don't pick dumb fights that shut down meaningful dialogue. Violence begets violence--in actions and words. Grieve with those who grieve. Be about hope and healing. Good night, and take care of yourselves and each other.
"I woke up in a car..." The view out of the window this morning during a weekend of car camping (which feels crazy luxurious compared to backpacking). ✌🏼
In a vastness of quiet, completely wrapped up in wonder. #latergram
Far from the madding (market day) crowd. #latergram
Golden hour prologue to our sunset picnic yesterday. ✨Spent time reflecting on the last year and dreaming about this next one.
Friends, please read for info on how to help with Irma relief efforts. Lindsy and her family serve in Miami and are part of a ministry called InnerCHANGE. .
Friends - We are starting to collect supplies and monetary donations to provide Irma relief in the Grove. There are already trees down and power outages. The vast majority of our neighbors were not able to/chose not to evacuate.
The quickest/easiest way to crowdsource seems to be Facebook and Paypal so, if you're on FB, please like the Facebook Page Grove Irma Relief. At the top is a pinned post with an updated list of supplies and a link to donate. (My paypal is email@example.com)
Unfortunately, due to the nature of this disaster, Amazon Prime isn't really an option so monetary donations are most needed at this time. We are currently in Georgia where there are plenty of supplies and can load up our large van before heading south, hopefully Monday night/Tuesday morning.
Our primary focus is light search and rescue for people who are wounded, trapped and/or elderly and to provide basic initial relief to our community. We will leave the heavy lifting to the professional first responders and will stick to the relational things and advocacy work @we_are_innerchange does best.
Please feel free to share and, if you aren't familiar with our work or neighborhood, ask questions!
(If ongoing rebuilding efforts are necessary for our community, we'll set up a fund through our sending organization, CRM, but PayPal is the quickest way to get money!)
Early September evening, my mind wandering up into the trees.