Barcelona film

Barcelona provided the perfect opportunity to shoot some black and white film on an old Canon AE1-P camera. Shoot on Illford HP-5 ISO400 Black & White film.

La Pedrera

La Pedrera La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia Park Güell

Park Güell

Park Güell

La Sagrada Familia

I’ve been in a whole lot of old church buildings on my travels, but I have never experienced awe and wonder like I did while in Sagrada Familia. I feel like I could spend days on end in the building quite happily.

The Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia The Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia

Pause & Ponder // Reading in March

Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal.

The Heart of a Leader – Ken Blanchard

Generosity is what keeps the things I own from owning me. In other words, the point of my generosity isn’t just to bless others; it’s also to liberate me.

“I work with college students, helping them to strive after Christ and his kingdom, especially within communities scarred by poverty, hopelessness and exclusion. One of my most daunting challenges is not helping students see that they can make a difference in these complicated situations; it is helping them to confront the messianic complex which convinces them that they are the solution.”

Overrated – Eugene Cho

Pierre Huyghe—a French artist—believed that “being an artist means asking questions about the reality of existence.” Huyghe’s work has followed this line, which led Time magazine to call him a “question maker.”

Let’s be the sort of people who, in the words of Stanley Hauerwas, “can risk being peaceful in a violent world, risk being kind in a competitive society, risk being faithful in an age of cynicism, risk being gentle among those who admire the tough, risk love when it may not be returned, because we have the confidence that in Christ we have been reborn into a new reality.”

Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning – Tim Chaddick and Craig Borlase

A gauntlet with a gift

The Cobbler

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed
For in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in it.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning