Repost from @photosspeak_net - Bantu Antisipasi Banjir - Warga menambang pasir di Daerah Aliran Sungai (DAS) Citarum, Kampung Bojongemas, Desa Bojongemas, Kecamatan Solokan Jeruk, Kabupaten Bandung, Rabu (20/9/2017). Selain membantu mencukupi kebutuhan ekonomi warga, menambang pasir dapat mengurangi sedimen yang menjadi salah satu penyebab meluapnya air sungai ketika musim hujan. PHOTO’S SPEAK / Jamal Ramadhan @22jamalramadhan
A cleaner takes a quick rest at a Chanel shop in Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing as the store goes into a major renovation for the launch of a new fragrance by Chanel, September 23rd, 2017. In July 2017, Chanel announced its first new fragrance in fifteen years called Gabrielle, after Gabrielle Chanel, Coco Chanel’s real name. The luxury brand only has four "pillar" fragrances: N°5, Coco, Chance, and now Gabrielle. The limited selection makes the fragrance exclusive, yet still affordable by Chanel standards. #raw#photojournalism#kimitakesbeijing FAZIZUL HAQIMIE PHOTOGRAPHY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
I got lost and saw this open window cafe in a relatively deserted alley. I don't know how people manage to find places like this.
"Life without experience and suffering is not life." - Socrates
• East Canyon Rim, Zion National Park
A tree taking root on rocky ground defies the odds. It does not complain about it's situation, it simply grows out and upward toward the Light. What makes this tree so distinct is that it faced challenges and succeeded despite obstacles. In essence, the obstacles it overcame define it, give it character and personality. So then what, is life suffering? Does suffering give us meaning? No. Rather, trial and tribulation are two factors in life that God uses to mold and shape us into the instruments he wants us to be - perfectly sculpted to carry out His Will for our life. God understand and can see with perfect vision where we have come from and where we are headed. While we stand in a valley and sometimes become overcome with the walls of the mountains before us, God can see the victory on the other side. He uses the times we have in the valley to make us strong so that we have the ability to climb that mountain, overcome challenges, and then lead others to do the same. I believe that it is more than mere coincidence that I decided to upload this photo today. It was selected prior to an amazing amazing conversation I had with a brother who is in one of those valleys - and yet he in his trial has found peace, joy and even favor. I myself, too, have found myself between a rock and a hard place and yet by God's grace we sat there not as bitter and beaten slaves but rather recognizably blessed and humble servants. We broke bread together though we shook our heads at the circumstance, we praised God for where we are in our lives. How could we do that? Because the Holy Spirit waters the soul with perspective and understanding. Because Christ and his victory bring hope and joy. Because the Father provides that Light to direct our growth and faith. God bless you brother. Grow strong among the rocks.
#Brasil. Un millar de soldados ha sido movilizados para reforzar la seguridad en torno a Rocinha, la mayor favela de Rio de Janeiro, tras cinco días de intensos enfrentamientos entre policías y traficantes, informa AFP. Los tiroteos, que se han desatado desde el pasado domingo por un aparente choque entre líderes de una misma banda de traficantes, se han intensificado durante la mañana del viernes en esta barriada de alrededor de 70.000 habitantes, ubicada en un cerro en plena zona rica y turística de Rio.