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Urban Living | Oklahoma City

This blog is a collection of stuff from the life-long journey of Daniel DeMoss.
Daniel's in transit, and each one of these posts is a stop on the way. Enjoy the journey.

 

God does not love some ideal person, but rather human beings just as we are, not some ideal world, but rather the real world.

Meditations on the Cross by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Last night, Riley passed away. He was a great dog and a great companion to me. I got Riley in 2008, when an awesome family in my church graciously gave him to me as they decided to become missionaries. By the time Riley became mine, I had spent some time dog-sitting for him and I really liked him. I could not have been more excited to have a dog of my own… especially one as awesome as Ri. In the years that followed, he proved to be hilarious, friendly, slightly-ridiculous, mischievous, joyful and always loving. He was with me through a difficult transition from Michigan to Oklahoma and through several other tough seasons in my life. God used Riley to bring me a sense of stability and familiarity as he pushed me to grow as a man and take on new adventures. I’m so grateful to have enjoyed Riley’s company for so long. Ri was always God’s awesome creation. I’m just glad I got to borrow him for as long as I did. He will be missed!

Last night, Riley passed away. He was a great dog and a great companion to me. I got Riley in 2008, when an awesome family in my church graciously gave him to me as they decided to become missionaries. By the time Riley became mine, I had spent some time dog-sitting for him and I really liked him. I could not have been more excited to have a dog of my own… especially one as awesome as Ri. In the years that followed, he proved to be hilarious, friendly, slightly-ridiculous, mischievous, joyful and always loving. He was with me through a difficult transition from Michigan to Oklahoma and through several other tough seasons in my life. God used Riley to bring me a sense of stability and familiarity as he pushed me to grow as a man and take on new adventures. I’m so grateful to have enjoyed Riley’s company for so long. Ri was always God’s awesome creation. I’m just glad I got to borrow him for as long as I did. He will be missed!

Urban Lake House // This was shot at the site of a demolished building on Classen. The old basement has collected the rain.

Urban Lake House // This was shot at the site of a demolished building on Classen. The old basement has collected the rain.

I just took this photo in the Wichita Mountains, in Oklahoma. The verse is what I’m trying to focus on after such a difficult week for so many.

I just took this photo in the Wichita Mountains, in Oklahoma. The verse is what I’m trying to focus on after such a difficult week for so many.

Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody, because God loves them. You refuse to do anything that will defeat an individual, because you have agape in your soul.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is, not to frighten them, but to challenge them.

Woodrow Wilson

Remnants of the old I-40 Crosstown Expressway in OKC

Remnants of the old I-40 Crosstown Expressway in OKC

This is a great quote from Donald Miller's forthcoming book, Storyline. I can't wait to read it!

This is a great quote from Donald Miller's forthcoming book, Storyline. I can't wait to read it!