there are misfortunes we almost expect in life…and then there are other...– “tell no one” - harlan coben
Interview with the Atheism Examiner
robbellcom: Thanks to Staks for the great questions. Here’s the link: Interview: Rob Bell author of ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About God’
what is faith if there isn’t some doubt right there in the middle of the...– rob bell
the gospel is the good news that god hasn’t given up on the world. that...– “you”, nooma 015. watch it today for free at http://premier.flannel.org.
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you...– Anne Lamott (via loveyourchaos) replace write with speak. (via chemicalsbetweenus)
“Moses is essentially saying to these poor, wandering, former slaves in this wilderness, ‘it’s not always gonna be like this. someday, you’re gonna arrive in your new land, and you’re gonna build houses, and you’re gonna settle down, and you’re gonna have crops, and you’re gonna harvest them. someday, you’re gonna be successful…and the...
I am so in love. not only has the most incredible man in the universe asked me to be his, but the amount of love and support we’ve received today alone is so overwhelming. thank you to everyone for everything!
the bittersweet reality of christmas.
i pulled out the drawer holding the eleventh dark chocolate from the advent calendar my dad gave me just now and i held on to it, just looking at it. day eleven? day eleven? only two weeks left until christmas morning? i decided to celebrate hannukah this year. a few years ago my spirituality was saved/renewed/enriched by the shocking realization that if i ignored the fact that jesus was a jew...
Shrivel Liberties: Grand Rapids, Michigan... →
shrivelliberties: This is St Mary’s Hospital, where I was born It hasn’t changed much, since I was crapped-out, there, in 1982. There have been some additions, however. They, more or less, run as their own institutions. Like the Lacks Cancer Center, where my mom’s husband was treated before he died last fall
If you were to press your heart close up against somebody else’s heart...– Andrea Gibson (via pureblyss)
never doubt the power of your own voice—aveda is doing the right thing and allowing us to finish out our contracts! thanks to everyone who called or wrote!
New piano version of Yellow (2012) - Coldplay
I attend Aveda Institute Houston (owned by Aveda Institutes South) and have been going to the night program. Not because it’s easy—because it’s not. Not because I don’t long to be close to my family, friends, and boyfriend who all live two hours away, because I do…I am doing it because I want a better life for my family and a career that sustains my happiness. My...
Picture yourself when you were five. in fact, dig out a photo of little you at...– Kris Carr (via glitterencrustedbunghole)
Maybe 23 cents doesn’t sound like a lot to someone with a Swiss bank account,...– Lily Ledbetter at the DNC (via stfusexists) THIS WAS SO AWESOME. (via alexandrahamilton) +1 (via barackobama)
250pounds: healthyisalwaysbetter: acurlyheadedman: Six websites I go to when I am upset: 1) When I am disgruntled 2) When I need a quiet place 3) When I want everything to be okay 4) When I need a hug 5) Just click this. 6) When I need to calm down. omg number 4 is amazing forever reblog
I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes...– Sister Joan Chittister, Catholic Nun (via courtneybeth)
the case against having kids →
i felt so strongly about this for years, and then i came across this article while waiting in the toronto airport back in 2009. people like to ask me what the hell is wrong with me that i don’t want children; it takes everything in me to not turn the same question back on them. i love my friends and i love their children, but i’m so tired of feeling the need to defend a decision my...
familiar spirits is hitting a bookshelf near you!
Familiar Spirits by Cody Underwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was once told to grab your audience with the first sentence, and “Familiar Sprits” does just that. Opening the book feels slightly like walking into a private conversation in the most intimate of moments—you know you shouldn’t be listening but what you’ve heard is too juicy to turn away and if you did,...