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NASA released a satellite image of india in the evening during the festive holiday of diwali, the celebration of lights.

NASA released a satellite image of india in the evening during the festive holiday of diwali, the celebration of lights.

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Multinational Typeface

This colourful alphabet has been designed for Grey Advertising’s new multinational team based in Singapore. It’s been constructed from the abstract shapes of over one hundred national flags. 

These national elements have been broken down and imaginatively rearranged into a limited display typeface (see above animation). Many letters have several alternative characters to represent nations beginning with the same letter. 

Although the alphabet currently represents just the 106 countries that the team operates in, according to the designer, Luis Fabra, the font is to be extended to include the other 90 countries. As no country begins with ‘X’ this has been left grey and I’d assume any forthcoming punctuation might use the same shade.

I love the inventiveness of the alphabet and how the flags have been interpreted. As part of a branding system the letters add a nice splash of colour without looking overly garish. It looks particularly good mixed with the silvery grey letters when used for the office signage system

However, to really claim to to be a “multinational” typeface the next step must surely be to challenge the concept and see how the design might be adapted for Chinese, Devanagari, Arabic or other intentional system used by millions around the world.

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"Never forget that Salvation is a miracle of God."

Bobby McCreery, my dear brother in Christ. May I never forget this reminder. 


"For if we forget that it is God’s prerogative to give results when the gospel is preached, we shall start to think that it is our responsibility to secure them. And if we forget that only God can give faith, we shall start to think that the making of converts depends, in the last analysis, not on God, but on us, and that the decisive factor is the way in which we evangelize."

J.I. Packer on salvation. 

Let us not forget that we can not come to know Christ without HIS giving us new life. He does not need our worship, for He is constantly worshipped in heaven. But yet, the beauty of the Gospel is that He chooses to save sinners that are uncomprehending of His worth. 



Ikea Monkey Oil on Canvas


Ikea Monkey
Oil on Canvas

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"Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think… It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving… Where there is grafting there will always be a cutting, the graft must be let in with a wound; to stick it onto the outside or to tie it on with a string would be of no use. Heart must be set to heart and back to back or there will be no sap from root to branch. And this, I say, must be done by a wound, by a cut."

John Bunyan


Last day of class. FOREVER.

I don’t really know how I feel about this, but simultaneously its such a beautiful day so I’m inclined to listen to really happy tunes that cause fantastical imaginations of running through sunflower fields in Italy or walking through vineyards in Spain. Summer wanderlust, you plague me with the most delightful sensations. 

(Source: Spotify)



"Last People"

I’m glad I’m not the only person who thinks about this with random friends. 


"Last People"

I’m glad I’m not the only person who thinks about this with random friends. 


I am dying.

I am dying.

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"Some of you young men, you’ve been praying, “Oh God, use me, God use me!” What you ought to be praying is, “Oh God use my roommate, let me carry his bags all the days of my life!”"

Paul Washer.

This quote was one of the most convicting things I listened to while I was in Thailand. While we worked alongside each other, I should have been praying all along for God to work so mightily in Joseph and Betsy. Praise God that He still works despite my own inability to pray out of a servant heart. When I did pray this, I found my joy in my team mates to increase mightily. I felt more patient, more humble, more open to seeing what the Lord was doing in them and their readers. What a wonderful prayer. What a hard hard prayer.

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Reblog from almost 2 years ago, this quote is still near and dear to my heart and I think about it daily. 


Burkhard Bilger: The Dark and Dangerous World of Extreme Cavers




Prayer time

prayer! Another quote by Spurgeon on prayer that is always on our church bulletins “I know of no better spiritual thermometer than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayers.”