162636474816263647482018-09-18وَمَا مِنْ دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ رِزْقُهَا وَيَعْلَمُ مُسْتَقَرَّهَا وَمُسْتَوْدَعَهَا ۚ كُلٌّ فِي كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ “Dan tidak ada suatu binatang melata pun di bumi melainkan Allah-lah yang memberi rizkinya, dan Dia mengetahui tempat berdiam binatang itu dan tempat penyimpanannya. Semuanya tertulis dalam kitab yang nyata (Lauh Mahfuzh)”.[Hud/11:6]. https://scontent-ams3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/88ecca032a0bc84b7a5baed1b3508f31/5C1D1EC3/t51.2885-15/e35/40657437_326134888141941_5252212173660225536_n.jpg2018-09-18
392620948839262094882018-09-18Let’s talk about devotion and the divine. Feels edgy for me. Both as a self proclaimed Buddhist and borderline atheist over the years.
I remember I asked my Buddhist teacher once if the peace and expansion I felt in meditation was what some people might call God.
He looked at me and laughed and said “so let me get this straight... when you feel like shit that’s you. And when you feel amazing that’s God?” Serious point to consider.
For me, there is an experience of what I call “the divine” where I feel connected to something bigger. Where my wisdom comes through my heart and body like a freight train clear as day.
Where I have access to deep love and compassion and patience.
I honestly don’t really care what I call it but I know it’s why i practice my practices. Why I show up and return over and over. Maybe it’s me. Maybe the divine IS me. Maybe that’s what God is for me. An embodied experience of peace and love and wisdom. .....
There are SO MANY PATHS to this. That’s why I love this photo. People pray to these gurus and teachers and feel more peace in their hearts. They feel guided and connected to love. I wanted to honor that in this photo.
That drive or desire to embrace these states of being in whatever way inspires us most. To each their own.
Mine shifts and changes constantly. An ongoing internal and external dialogue. Curious what your experience of the divine is and what that means in your own language and lends even if it’s nothing.
Share below! And also please tag any of the teachers in these photos so I can add to the tags to be sure to honor them.
325467689132546768912018-09-18Even the sparrow has a place to lay its head
So why would I let worries steal my breath
Even the roses, have been clothed in brilliant red
Still I'm the one You love more than this... You give me everything I need 🙌
Even the mighty oceans push and pull at Your command
You can still my heart with Your gentle hand
You tell the seasons when to turn
So I will trust You, even when it hurts... You give me everything I need 🙌
When I can't see, You lead me
When I can't hear, You show me
When I can't stand, You carry me
When I'm lost, You will find me
When I'm weak, You are mighty
You are everything I need... And You give me everything I need 🙌
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4243431994243431992018-09-18Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of the Church. Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession...Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
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179699611117969961112018-09-1834 years ago yesterday Vicki Lynn Hoskinson disappeared. I worked on this story with Charles Bowden and remembered being one of the first reporters/photographers on the scene. I was driving all over that neighborhood with both my Nikon F3s sitting on the seat next to me, ready to take a shot of a lost girl reunited with her mom but that never happened. This is a shot of the girls father, Ron Hoskinson, Praying out in front of the Homer Davis Elementary school with his close friends. I waited for the right moment and I think I only took one shot of this it was in the dark so had to use a flash and it ran on the front page the next day. nikonf3frontpagetucsonarizonatucson198434yearsagocharlesbowdentucsoncitizenlocalnewspaperchildabductionprayingprayerkodaktrixtrixtrix400photojournalisthttps://scontent-ams3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/bcc1065d5563947af9248aba20d360be/5C33F5BF/t51.2885-15/e35/41367080_240277366663360_2291711884740579233_n.jpg2018-09-18