creative mind

“The truly creative mind is inhumanly sensitive. To her a touch is a blow, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create so that without the creating of music, art, poetry or books, her very breath is cut off from her. She must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency she is not really alive unless she is creating.” 
- Pearl Buck



Come away, come away, leave it all far behind you.
‘Cos it’s not who you are and it’s not what you wanted.
I can see, I can see the strength there inside you.
Calling you, come away to where you’re bright eyed and hopeful.

As a child is this how you saw yourself all grown up.
‘Cos I believe, I believe in your smile I see someone else.
Coming through, coming through like the sun-rays that kiss your face.
Like they always have done and they always will for you now.

And everything will be alright now, alright.
And everything will be alright now, alright.
- For You Now, Bruno Merz


a strength that lies

Don't let your mind get weary and confused
Your will be still, don't try.
Don't let your heart get heavy child
Inside you there's a strength that lies.

Don't let your soul get lonely child
It's only time, it will go by.
Don't look for love in faces, places
It's in you, that's where you'll find kindness.

Be here now, here now.

Don't lose your faith in me
And I will try not to lose faith in you.
Don't put your trust in walls
'Cause walls will only crush you when they fall.

Be here now, here now.
- Be Here Now, Ray LaMontagne


not made for mountains.

"We have all experienced times of exaltation on the mountain, when we have seen things from God’s perspective and have wanted to stay there. But God will never allow us to stay there. The true test of our spiritual life is in exhibiting the power to descend from the mountain. If we only have the power to go up, something is wrong.

It is a wonderful thing to be on the mountain with God, but a person only gets there so that he may later go down and lift up those in the valley.

We are not made for the mountains, for sunrises, or for the other beautiful attractions in life— those are simply intended to be moments of inspiration. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things of life, and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength."

Yet our spiritual selfishness always wants repeated moments on the mountain. We feel that we could talk and live like perfect angels, if we could only stay on the mountaintop. Those times of exaltation are exceptional and they have their meaning in our life with God, but we must beware to prevent our spiritual selfishness from wanting to make them the only time.
- Oswald Chambers


You won't start now.

You call me out upon the waters,
The great unknown where feet may fail.
And there I find You in the mystery.
In oceans deep, my faith will stand

Your grace abounds in deepest waters.
Your sovereign hand will be my guide.
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now.

So I will call upon Your name,
And keep my eyes above the waves.
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine.

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.
Let me walk upon the waters, wherever You would call me.
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander,
And my faith will be made stronger,
In the presence of my Saviour.
- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong United


we must atone

Let's take a better look 
Beyond a story book,
And learn our souls are all we own,
Before we turn to stone.

Let's go to sleep with clearer heads,
And hearts too big to fit our beds.
And maybe we won't feel so alone,
Before we turn to stone.

I know that I am nothing new.
There's so much more than me and you.
But brother, how we must atone.
Before we turn to stone.
- Turn to Stone, Ingrid Michaelson