"You are a woman. Skin and bones, veins and nerves, hair and sweat. You are not made of metaphors. Not apologies, not excuses."
Sarah Kay, from “The Type” (via simplycasual)


there’s bad movies that you just turn off ten minutes in but then there’s bad movies that are an adventure


jakfruit: My friends all lined up on the roof, just minutes before Seattle’s annual firework show.


jakfruit: My friends all lined up on the roof, just minutes before Seattle’s annual firework show.


Small pleasures


Small pleasures

"My nights are for over-thinking; my days are for over-sleeping."


throughout the day it was so nice

*aggressively lies to self about the friends I will share this box of krispy kreme donuts with*

"There are 41 wars being fought around the world right now. Most of us are busy and we race through our weeks without paying a great deal of attention, but yesterday this week stopped, because one of those wars reached into the sky and grabbed 298 people who could have been any of us."
CBS’ Scott Pelley, commenting on our shared humanity, after the missile attack of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (source)

There are some Christians who prefer structure, authority, discipline, and hard work. They want to schedule their Bible-reading and they need to check off a calendar and they want to attend church on a weekly planner. They tithe to the exact dollar and they dress up every Sunday and they would never ever curse, not even after getting a papercut from their latest Oswald Chambers devotional. And I think that’s okay. I don’t think religion has to be such a bad word all the time. Again, effort is not legalism, because legalism is legalism.

I think God has room for the highly devout church guy who sits in the front row because God respects our individual dignity and personalities. God does not mock the button-up bravado of the sincerely stiff worshiper — because this sort of Christian is still a sinner in need of grace, like you and me, and we’re not called to treat him based on any other parameter.

God has wired each of us differently. Some Christians will drink a beer and smoke cigars and get tattoos and pray in the woods by the river with a handmade journal and Lecrae and Mumford and Sons and Nirvana in their iPod — because this is how they meet Jesus. God has a limitless imagination to speak to each of us in a wild variety of ways. To limit this is to limit God, and I don’t ever want to suckerpunch His sovereignty.

J.S. from this post
Why is it bad, friend?

as much as I’m tempted to share more of this with the internet, I need to be very careful with what I post in regards to this topic and who can see it. let’s just say it’s not as easy as “you’re a little bit in love with him” “oh wow i am indeed” *skips off happily into sunset* :(

but thanks for caring. you’re beautiful.

Simple words from a trusted friend/mentor that shook my footing this week:

"You do realise you’re a little bit in love with him, don’t you?"


For whatever we lose
(a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves
we find in the sea.
 - E.E. Cummings