this sculpture was created by jean debuffet. “monument with standing beast” or i guess as locals call it “snoopy in a blender” is made out of fiberglass (i thought concrete). although, it is not a pleasant piece of work, it does photograph well 🙂
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this morning, i read hebrews 12 and was greatly encouraged and moved by the following verses:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2, ESV)
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.(Hebrews 12:3-4, ESV)
Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; (Hebrews 12:12-15, ESV)
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:28-29, ESV)
the pictures below are from matt and i’s honeymoon. we’ll be finally returning to the great city this summer with my parents to celebrate our 3rd anniversary…we just paid for our HOTEL!!!! our honeymoon was disastrous with both of our strong personalities clashing and overall evil/wicked/sinnerness (or perhaps i was just super bad and young and selfish….hum ho hee). however, my mother and i are truly estatic about the summer trip–she’s never been!!!