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A visit to Watermark Farm

You guys, I had such a lovely day yesterday.

I visited Watermark Farm to interview owner Carolyn Congelosi for the podcast, and it was a beautiful day. Like springtime. Warm sunshine and a warm breeze, just divine.

We are just covered in trees – not that I don’t like trees. I love trees. But I also love the softly rolling hills here in Virginia, and you can’t really see to enjoy them unless you’re somewhere with open land. Fields and pastures and farms.

And so as I drove through the gate and onto the farm, it all just made me feel so happy. The open spaces, the green grass, the wooden fences, the grazing horses, the pretty buildings, the whole atmosphere. I loved being there, it was so comfortable and calm. Inviting.

Honestly, I could have just sat on the porch all afternoon. Just looking and enjoying. You know what I mean? Not thinking even. Just being there.

Carolyn was so welcoming too, and I met two of her boarders – well, horse and owners, so that’s 4, haha – who were also super nice. And then I hung out and took some pictures. Ok, more than some. You know me!

And when I left, my spirit was rejuvenated, refreshed, uplifted.

It was a lovely day.

 

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the Infinite Monkey speaks: on the Jesus standard

Random brilliance from across the internet…

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Loving people is sometimes hard work. Because they don’t always look like us, they don’t always act like we want them to act…they aren’t always nice to us. Sometimes the people that we are called to love are actually our enemies. That’s what Jesus has called us to do as his people. So loving people is hard, but we know that that’s the standard. That’s the foundation for everything that we do as followers of Jesus.

- Jonathan Sprang

September 28, 2014

Catalyst Community Church

the Infinite Monkey speaks: on having a plan

Random brilliance from across the internet…

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I didn’t say it was a *good* plan. I mean, basically, it’s wake up, bathe, do chores. But, it’s all I’ve got.

- Girl On The Contrary

It’s official. My Luck Is Hibernating.

The Kiss

I think this song is so beautiful. I want to cry every time I hear it.

Love, risin’ from the mists
Promise me this and only this
Holy breath touchin’ me
Like a wind song
Sweet communion of a kiss
 
Sun, siftin’ thru the grey
Enter in, reach me with a ray
Silently swoopin’ down
Just to show me
How to give my heart away
 
And once a crystal choir
Appeared while I was sleepin’ and called my name
And when they came down nearer
Sayin’, “Dyin’ is done”
Then a new song was sung
Until somewhere we breathed as one
 
Stars, burstin’ in the sky
Hear the sad nova’s dyin’ cry
Shimmerin’ memory
Come and hold me
While you show me how to fly
 
Sun, siftin’ thru the grey
Enter in, reach me with a ray
Silently swoopin’ down
Just to show me
How to give my heart away
 
And lately sparklin’ hosts
Come fill my dreams descendin’ on fiery beams
I’ve seen ‘em come clear downWhere our poor bodies lay
Soothe us gently and say
“Gonna wipe all your tears away”
 
Love risin’ from the mists
Promise me this and only this
Holy breath touchin’ me
Like a wind song
Sweet communion of a kiss
 
Judee Sill was talented and kind of tragic. You can learn more about her on The Lost Genius of Judee Sill on BBC Radio 4.