Garret Shelsta @gshelsta

http://garretshelsta.com/

Father, Husband, citizen of the already but not yet and pastor @ekklesiabham. My kids to non-kids picture is aprox 3:1- you have been informed.

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This dude is three today. He is a fountain of joy and headbutts strait onto my thigh bone.  He is incredible. 🎂 🎁 🍰
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This dude is three today. He is a fountain of joy and headbutts strait onto my thigh bone. He is incredible. 🎂 🎁 🍰

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Theses dudes are joy over flowing my cup. (Via @ashelsta)
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Theses dudes are joy over flowing my cup. (Via @ashelsta)

“The contemporary church is so often a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. It is so often the arch supporter of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s often vocal sanction of things as they are.” (Letter from the Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963) #mlk #martinlutherking
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“The contemporary church is so often a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. It is so often the arch supporter of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s often vocal sanction of things as they are.” (Letter from the Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963) #mlk #martinlutherking

I did these tonight for more time than I would like to admit.
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I did these tonight for more time than I would like to admit.

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I have been to Haiti. The people there are brave, intelligent, kind and generous. Their faith communities I visited are unshakable in their trust that the Kingdom of God is coming and they preemptively announce its arrival with the way they care for their neighbors. When we would sing songs of praise together Revelation 7 would frequently come to mind: “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
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I have been to Haiti. The people there are brave, intelligent, kind and generous. Their faith communities I visited are unshakable in their trust that the Kingdom of God is coming and they preemptively announce its arrival with the way they care for their neighbors. When we would sing songs of praise together Revelation 7 would frequently come to mind: “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

I think this modernization of Jesus life is just so beautiful. Yesterday in the church calendar was Epiphany. It celebrates the day that Wise Men came to visit Jesus and the revelation that God was fully revealed in Jesus. According to Matthew 2:13-18 shortly after that the Holy Family had to flee their homeland in fear for their life.
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I think this modernization of Jesus life is just so beautiful. Yesterday in the church calendar was Epiphany. It celebrates the day that Wise Men came to visit Jesus and the revelation that God was fully revealed in Jesus. According to Matthew 2:13-18 shortly after that the Holy Family had to flee their homeland in fear for their life.

Being married to @ashelsta for the last 12 years has been the most incredible adventure I could have imagined. Happy anniversary my love.
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Being married to @ashelsta for the last 12 years has been the most incredible adventure I could have imagined. Happy anniversary my love.

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Long time friends means we have really good hard laughs. I am so thankful to have had these people in my life for the last 13 years. #gocougars
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Long time friends means we have really good hard laughs. I am so thankful to have had these people in my life for the last 13 years. #gocougars

Baby 4, Lots of laughs, and an incredibly brave, intelligent and beautiful bride. 2017 shaped out to be alright. #2017bestnine
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Baby 4, Lots of laughs, and an incredibly brave, intelligent and beautiful bride. 2017 shaped out to be alright. #2017bestnine

After @compston stopped a few years back I began asking my sphere of social media friends to list out heir top records of the year... this is what I found interesting from this years submissions.
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After @compston stopped a few years back I began asking my sphere of social media friends to list out heir top records of the year... this is what I found interesting from this years submissions.

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Long live the “s” ... Selah was expressing how I feel every time I draw one of these. And Jonah was expressing how @ashelsta / everyone else feels about it when I draw one of these. This one was close to 40ft. I am pretty proud of it.
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Long live the “s” ... Selah was expressing how I feel every time I draw one of these. And Jonah was expressing how @ashelsta / everyone else feels about it when I draw one of these. This one was close to 40ft. I am pretty proud of it.

My top 10 of the year:
1. Kendrick Lamar - Damn
2. Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights
3. Jay- Z - 4:44
4. Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder
5. Loud Harp - Hope Where there is None
6. Your Friendly Neoghborhood - Overflow
7. The War on Drugs - A deeper Understanding
8. Sampha - Process
9. 4 Your Eyez Only - J- Cole
10. Lecrae - All Things work Together
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@yourfriendlysongs @lecrae @kendricklamar @loudharp @julienrbaker
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My top 10 of the year: 1. Kendrick Lamar - Damn 2. Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights 3. Jay- Z - 4:44 4. Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder 5. Loud Harp - Hope Where there is None 6. Your Friendly Neoghborhood - Overflow 7. The War on Drugs - A deeper Understanding 8. Sampha - Process 9. 4 Your Eyez Only - J- Cole 10. Lecrae - All Things work Together . . . @yourfriendlysongs @lecrae @kendricklamar @loudharp @julienrbaker

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