You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary. — Jonathan Edwards (via littlethingsaboutgod)
(Source: erosion-of-beauty, via foreverin)
Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself. — C.S. Lewis (via franklinanklin)
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Within this Christian vision for marriage, here’s what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of the person God is creating, and to say, “I see who God is making you, and it excites me! I want to be part of that. I want to partner with you and God in the…
We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life. It’s not quite love and it’s not quite community; it’s just this feeling that there are people, an abundance of people, who are in this together. Who are on your team. When the check is paid and you stay at the table. When it’s four a.m. and no one goes to bed. That night with the guitar. That night we can’t remember. That time we did, we went, we saw, we laughed, we felt. — Marina Keegan, The Opposite of Loneliness
Is it weird that all i ever want to spend time thinking about is getting married and having kids?
Actually I’m most excited about having and raising kids. The husband is just a necessary component. (Kidding. Kind of.)
Yesterday’s Unity fashion show consisted of me staring at all the models’ legs and wishing mine were as awesome as theirs. But genetics aside, those legs would only be possible if I had never picked up sports. And a life with skinny model legs is far less satisfying than a life playing soccer and ultimate.
My life is comprised of two completely contradictory types of days: having absolutely nothing to do and being really lazy versus having a crazily packed schedule that has you sprinting from one meeting to the next.
Why can’t I just find the balance?
Ideal: A still relatively busy day where none of my meetings overlap and I have some time to sit down and eat a real meal and catch my breath.