Hiking face (at Barton Creek Greenbelt)
"Sometimes I wish I could go back in time, sit down with myself and explain that things were going to be okay, that everybody loses ground sometimes and it doesn’t mean anything. It’s the way life works. This is hard to understand in the moment. You get to thinking about the girl who rejected you, the job you got fired from, the test you failed, and you lose sight of the big picture — the fact that life has a beautiful way of remaking itself every few weeks."
— Donald Miller (via nsana
"I saw myself in the mirror; my whole face spattered with blood and hair… I wiped it off with Kleenex… History! … I thought, no one really wants me there. Then one second later I thought, why did I wash the blood off? I should have left it there, let them see what they’ve done… If I’d just had the blood and caked hair when they took the picture … Then later I said to Bobby — what’s the line between history and drama? I should have kept the blood on."
The “Camelot” Interview with T.H. White, November 29, 1963.
Today is the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assasination
Graphs throughout your school career.
Revolutionary thought: being funny and pleasant might not be the highest things to aspire to any longer.
I’d rather be crazy and vulnerable than to be the kind of person who can’t cry when the situation calls for it, or who won’t let herself feel anything at all.
I’ve been that girl. And I don’t miss her.
I’d rather be crazy enough to quit my job and go on a 50 state road trip than to spend years of my life doing work that is less than satisfying, than to grow up wondering “what if” I would have taken the leap. I was that girl for many years. The obedient girl. The rebellious girl. The angry girl.
They were all the same girl in different ways.
And to that girl I say: Good riddance.
Have you ever caught yourself glancing (and sometimes blatantly staring) around the church on a Sunday, or prayer meetings on a Wednesday evening, or a young adults or youth camp, at the existence of pairing? Have you ever noticed yourself analysing teen crushes, comparing young adult courtships,…
Our hearts break for the lives lost and impacted by the typhoon in the Philippines. Let’s take a moment to pray for these hurt and confused families durning this tragic time.