Well-balanced, post-mass, #BloodyMary #Breakfast w/ @soscully, Maddie and the WoodKids | #boston #sundaymorning #beaconhill #goodtobehome #sabbath  (at The Woodhouse II)

Well-balanced, post-mass, #BloodyMary #Breakfast w/ @soscully, Maddie and the WoodKids | #boston #sundaymorning #beaconhill #goodtobehome #sabbath (at The Woodhouse II)

Flannery greets Mr. Bill #Faulkner |  #greatmomentsinamericanletters  (at Oxfrord, MS)

Flannery greets Mr. Bill #Faulkner | #greatmomentsinamericanletters (at Oxfrord, MS)

calehaugen:

- Audrey Assad

It’s an Audrey Assad kind of day.

calehaugen:

- Audrey Assad

It’s an Audrey Assad kind of day.

Deliver me

From the love of my own comfort
From the fear of having nothing
From a life of worldly passions
Deliver me, O God

From the need to be understood
From the need to be accepted
From the fear of being lonely
Deliver me, O God

From the fear of serving others
From the fear of death or trial
From the fear of humility
Deliver me, O God

And I shall not want, I shall not want
When I taste Your goodness I shall not want

Audrey Assad, “I Shall Not Want”

habitofbeing:

Young Flannery O’Connor

habitofbeing:

Young Flannery O’Connor

Baseball Camp Begins | #mississippistate #bulldogs #dudynoble (at Dudy Noble Field)

Baseball Camp Begins | #mississippistate #bulldogs #dudynoble (at Dudy Noble Field)

How #Sunday ought to be | #sabbath #anditwasgood #crabfest2014 #vaca2014 #nofilter #crabs #pbr #beer  (at Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival)

How #Sunday ought to be | #sabbath #anditwasgood #crabfest2014 #vaca2014 #nofilter #crabs #pbr #beer (at Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival)

Show me a more glorious #spring day than this one in #Boston. I dare you. | #publicgarden #swanboats #igersboston #iheartboston  (at Public Garden)

Show me a more glorious #spring day than this one in #Boston. I dare you. | #publicgarden #swanboats #igersboston #iheartboston (at Public Garden)

“God’s goodness isn’t restricted to the lofty and heady realms of glory and justice. His goodness is evident in many ordinary ways. His common grace extends to every sphere of life and reaches all of our senses — the crunch of leaves during a walk on a crisp fall day, the tang from the first sip of a robust cabernet, the initial peek at waves through dune grasses, the whiff of chocolate chip cookies cooling in the kitchen, the crush of a black velvet dress on a starlit night, the song of a bird on a winter morning, the warmth of mashed potatoes with gravy, the curve of a new mother’s breast, the fragrance from a bank of honeysuckle in bloom, the pudgy cheeks of a toddler — all of these things betray God’s righteous hedonism and romp under the umbrella of his ultimate goodness as a covenant-keeping King.”

Ned Bustard, “God is Good Like No Other,” in It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God, 2d ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Square Halo, 2006): 20.

N.B. A mite flowery, and definitely privilege-fueled, but true (and therefore good to remember) nonetheless.