Doesn’t that look beautiful?
Like something you’d find on one of those soft/nature blogs?
Well you are in for a surprise
The Bolton Strid in England is one of the most innocent looking streams.
Though it looks like you could just hop across the rocks, but if you miss you will die for sure. It packs very rapid currents just a couple of feet below its surface. No one really knows how deep it really is. Nobody who has ever fallen into the Strid has survived. It has a 100% fatality rate.
It’s always the things I google expecting to be false that wind up being horribly true.
I forgot to add but here is a SOURCE
"It’s relatively common for people to assume they can jump the creek, walk across its stones or even wade through it (again, just looking at it, the Strid really seems to be only knee-deep in places, and certainly not the instant, precipitous drop into a watery grave that it is). Most of the time, they never even find the body. Which means there are just dozens of corpses down there, pinned to the walls of the underground chasms, waiting for you to join them…"
the thing is as Deep as space, truly enjoy it’s existence
Take small good things and magnify it. When someone smiles at you hold on to that. Ignore insult. Ignore anger. Ignore rudeness. Take sun and light and water from people and leave the trash. You have enough trash of your own. You don’t need anyone else’s.
“Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.”
(Zechariah 9:12, NIV)
When things get difficult, it’s easy to want to give up. It’s easy to get down and discouraged. But, that’s not God’s plan for us. God wants us to be so full of hope, so full of expectancy that we just can’t help believing for the best. He wants us to be prisoners of hope!
When you’re a prisoner of something, it’s like you’re chained to it. In other words, you can’t get away from it. I know people that are prisoners of fear, prisoners of worry, prisoners of doubt. You’ve heard them. “Nothing good ever happens to me.” “It’s never going to change. It’s just been too long.” No, you’re chained to the wrong thing. You need to break those chains and become a prisoner of hope. That means that no matter how long it’s taking, no matter how impossible it looks, our attitude should be, “I just can’t help it. I know it’s going to work out. I know I’m going to overcome. It may be taking a long time, but I know this too shall pass. It may be difficult, but I know that means I’m closer to my victory because I am a prisoner of hope!”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, today I choose to be a prisoner of hope. I choose to wrap myself in hope and attach myself to it! Thank You for everything You are doing in and through me in Jesus’ name.
I think the most interesting part about runaway slave ads is that they are literally all we know about many slaves. Most slaves were effectively silenced. Besides some slave narratives and the Federal Writer’s Project, we have few glimpses into the lives of the enslaved and we know little about them. But look at some of the descriptions.. it will give full physical descriptions and say “so and so is bright and smart” or “talks grumly”. Because they wanted their property back, the slave masters were forced to tell details about the slaves… As a result, they had to admit that the slaves had personalities.. that they weren’t property but in fact human beings.
Sade Adu photographed Jean-Claude Deutsch, 1985
Dorothy Dandridge w/ Harry Belafonte [ Classic Black Actress Appreciation NIght ]
Via Black History Album on Pinterest
Rina Takeda [x]
LOL your fucking tags john..