“ Got a heart like Indiana
laugh like Louisiana
take me down to Alabama
show me some of that laid back vibe
kissing while we’re fishing in the moonlight…
Shine like California
high like an Arizona noontime, baby when you’re all mine
Anywhere, any place I go
You feel like home to me ”
“ This is the first day of the rest of your life.
Because even in the dark you can still see the light.
It’s gonna be alright. ”
Matt Maher, “Hold Us Together” (via onesmallinstrument)
“ I am so glad that God never gave up pursuing me. I’m so thankful that no matter how many times I neglected His voice, He never stopped calling. Because if he did, I don’t know where would I be now. ”
“ Those who stop concentrating on how unhappy they are find that their happiness is growing. You must lose yourself to find yourself. ”
“ Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape. ”
“ 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 journey you are taking to his throne. And when we get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, ‘I always knew you could be like this. I got glimpses of it on earth, but now look at you!’ ”
like you can literally love another person into existence.
Am I the only person whose mind is blown by that fact?
“ No language is justly studied merely as an aid to other purposes. It will in fact better serve other purposes, philological or historical, when it is studied for love, for itself. ”
J.R.R. Tolkien (via devil-inside-her)
“ Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep…feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love. ”