…the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice…And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, “Master, rebuke thy disciples.” And he answered and said unto them, “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” -Luke 19:37, 39-40
The title, “When the Rocks Cry Out,” is based on Luke 19:40 and the concept that all of creation is bursting to cry out in praise–this statement by Jesus gives us a better understanding of who God is and how He reveals Himself in His world.
This blog explores my encounters with things of beauty–which are all little (and big) ways God is revealing Himself through creation. Beauty is everywhere we turn. Here I will be sharing my encounters with beauty from all aspects of life, including nature, food, film, music, the spoken word, the written word, theatre, fine art, people, and any and all other realms. In acknowledging these encounters, my hope is that we gain a better understanding of and love for our extravagant God.
I write this blog for those who want and need to celebrate the beauty in life. A shift of perspective. A fostering of eyes to see.
A Brief Bio: Destiny Teasley
I live in Las Vegas, where I am a theatre artist and lover of pop culture, the arts, and travel (you’ll often find me daydreaming about being in Israel or Disneyland). I studied at Baylor University, UNLV, Oxford, and just graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary. I run a satellite communications company by day (and oft by night), which affords me the finances and flexibility to pursue beauty via a life full of the arts and travel.
I accepted Jesus as my Savior and began to follow Him when I was 11-years-old. It has been a wonderful life being Jesus’ disciple loving, serving, and walking with Him all these years!
One of the greatest events of my life was going to Israel. I had the privilege of traveling there in 2014 with Chuck Swindoll and Insight for Living. That journey changed me on every level and completely changed my perspective of the Bible and ignited a deeper understanding of and love for the Word. I will never be the same having seen the land of the Bible and having walked where Jesus walked. The experience was full of blessings upon blessings! One of the most profound things that moved me on the journey was witnessing the love, joy, and passion for excellence displayed by Chuck Swindoll and the tour staff, many of whom were Dallas Theological Seminary faculty and alumni. This moved me, because I found that my heart and the hearts of these people were the same. What bliss to be among like-minded believers! This experience lit the desire within me to partner with such people to serve the Lord with love, joy, and excellence, and it led me down the path to study at Dallas Theological Seminary. What an honor it has been to study God and His Word amongst such fine people. Our motto and charge? Teach Truth. Love Well.
Throughout all the aspects and eras of my life–including sunshiny high mountains and dark deep valleys–God has outrageously bestowed me with countless extravagances and displays of His wonder. It is the joy of my life to encounter this beauty in the world and help others to see and celebrate it for themselves.
This is my personal blog. What I write here represents my beliefs, opinions, and mistakes. I am not liable for any errors, omissions, losses, or damages that possibly might arise from the content in the blog.