The glory of God is the manifest beauty of His holiness. It’s the going public of His holiness. It’s the way He puts His holiness on display for people to apprehend. The heavens are telling the glory of God. What does that mean? It means He’s shouting at us! He shouts with clouds, He shouts with blue expanse, He shouts with gold on the horizons, He shouts with galaxies and stars, and He’s shouting, ‘I AM GLORIOUS!! Open your eyes!!’ Do you see it? Do you love it? You were made for this… you were made for this!! This is why I exist! To see that, everything is pointing to that!! All the glory that I thought was so attractive is going there!
“When we arrive at eternity’s shore,
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more,
We’ll enter in as the wedding bells ring
Your bride will come together and we’ll sing
Poison & Wine is a musical snapshot about the dichotomy of love - that while it can be the thing that destroys you, it can also be the very same thing that beckons and builds you. JP and I are both married have been for several years now - and we got to talking one day about what a tug and pull our individual relationships can be. The longer you know someone - and the longer you allow someone to know you - the more the light and shadows inside each person become more vivid. This song was our attempt at being as brutally honest about the dangerous and beautiful process of knowing and being known.
Joy Williams, The Civil Wars
This has to be the best presentation of the gospel I have ever heard. I love each and every one of you, and I beg of you please please please, listen to this.
Apparently wholesome women are no longer attractive. Supposedly women have to be hot, not beautiful; gorgeous, not cute. I don’t care what people think, I find women who are sold out for God, have a quiet spirit, enjoy knowledge, have a love for people and children, down to earth nerds, just flat out awesome. Guys keep forgetting that your spouse is suppose to be your best friend; what more will you have in common than being attractive??