Deep Water

BeautyBeyondBones

So tonight, forgive me, but I’m going to reblog one of my favorite posts from 2016.

We’ve been dealing with a family emergency, so I haven’t had 2 minutes to sit down and write to you, my dear friends.

So thank you for giving me an extra couple days here. This post is ringing true in my life right now more than ever, perhaps it will for you too. Happy New Year friends. 🙂


Ever feel like your life is a broken record?

Like there’s something that you just. can’t. break free from? Just can’t quit or fix or resolve?

How many times have you gone to bed and thought, “Well, I’ll try again tomorrow.”

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Ask anyone who’s breathing and they can relate.

“Go out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Luke 5

This is a pretty famous story in the bible. The gist is this: 

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Seeds

BeautyBeyondBones

One of my most favorite parts of being an actor is telling stories.

Every show, every film – each is the baby of a writer who had something to say.

Twelve Years a Slave. Woman in Gold. Forrest Gump. Gone With the Wind. The Sound Of Music. Granted, some stories are more *ahem* – sophisticated – than others (I’m looking at you Billy Madison) but it’s a story nonetheless.

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I mean, don’t get me wrong…I like a good imaginary Mr. Penguin just like the next guy. Tally who who! Sabadoo!

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But I especiallyenjoy stories with a little more — depth.

I didn’t really make a big huh-bub about it on here, but just a few days ago, BBB reached 10,000 followers.

Which, to be completely honest, is really crazy to think about.

I am so completely grateful and humbled that you guys would care to read my story.

I…

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5-part series: Conquering the ‘violent God’ of the Bible

Part 1 | Genocide is okay if it’s commanded by a holy God? There is a gruesome story about a Catholic priest who witnessed the atrocities of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He recounts “a wo…

Source: 5-part series: Conquering the ‘violent God’ of the Bible

Hand of God paper retracted: PLOS ONE “could not stand by the pre-publication assessment”

A paper with reference to “The Creator” in PLOS One, titled “Biomechanical characteristics of Hand Coordination in Grasping Activities of Daily Living”, has been retracted a…

Source: Hand of God paper retracted: PLOS ONE “could not stand by the pre-publication assessment”

I CORINTHIANS 13 – A CHRISTMAS VERSION

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows,

strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,

but do not show love to my family,

I’m just another decorator.

 

If I slave away in the kitchen,

making dozens of Christmas cookies,

preparing gourmet meals and arranging

a beautifully adorned table at mealtime,

but do not show love to my family,

I’m just another cook.

 

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home,

and give all that I have to charity,

but do not show love to my family,

it profits me nothing.

 

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes,

attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir’s cantata

but do not focus on Christ,

I have missed the point.

 

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has

coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

 

Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of the way,

but is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love doesn’t give only to those

who are able to give in return

but rejoices in giving to those who can’t.

Love bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. 

 

Video games will break,

pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust,

but giving the gift of love will endure.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

          – Author unknown

from the files of Alma G.