On the first morning there he met Mother Teresa.  She asked, “And what can I do for you?” Kavanaugh asked her to pray for him.“What do you want me to pray for?” she asked.  He voiced the request that he had borne thousands of miles from the United States: “Pray that I have clarity.” She said firmly, “No, I will not do that.”    When he asked her why, she said, “Clarity is the last thing you are clinging to and must let go of.”  

When Kavanaugh commented that she always seemed to have the clarity he longed for, she laughed and said, “I have never had clarity; what I have always had is trust.  So I will pray that you trust God.”

 Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning

mandy dobbleman - the day i stopped asking God for “clarity”

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my roommate is so sweet! 

this cover is too good!

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Missing Cali sunshine and laying around Delores park! 
Although Spring has “officially arrived,” manhatty is scheduled to snow today and tomorrow. The sky is still grey and overcast, and I am almost done with my 2nd chapstick of the season, and the 3 tubes of vasaline (one in back pack, purse, and night stand) are on half empty. 
The new “great to go outside weather” is anything over 37F degrees. 
#5pointz outdoor graf art painted over to prepare for a $400 million dollar residential project.
View from the 7. 
The perfect mini spring break to San Diego! How I miss thee sunshine and warmth!!! <33 oceans blue and warm breezes, let me write you a haiku california! 

California love
driving with the windows down
warm breeze in my hair
I’d pushed myself for years; that pushing had helped me survive. So I wasn’t yet ready to allow for someone else what I could not allow for myself. In retrospect, of course, my intolerance said more about me than it did about my friend. It caused him pain. And it cost me a friendship. The Center Cannot Hold- Elyn Saks
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