this is mine.

sci-universe:

This image was taken by Messenger spacecraft around 183 million kilometers (114 million miles) away from Earth. Our home planet and Moon seem so close that they look somewhat like a binary star.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. 2011. Full description here.

sci-universe:

This image was taken by Messenger spacecraft around 183 million kilometers (114 million miles) away from Earth. Our home planet and Moon seem so close that they look somewhat like a binary star.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. 2011. Full description here.

(via yourstruly-kayla)

My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes - many times - my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens - and it happens every day in some measure - I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.

—John Piper (via godmoves)

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I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that—I don’t mind people being happy—but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It’s a really odd thing that we’re now seeing people saying “write down three things that made you happy today before you go to sleep” and “cheer up” and “happiness is our birthright” and so on. We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position. It’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say, “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness.” Ask yourself, “Is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.

—Hugh MacKay, author of The Good Life

If you build your life on God, suffering will drive you deeper into the source of your joy.

—Tim Keller (via godmoves)

If you build your life on God, suffering will drive you deeper into the source of your joy.

—Tim Keller (via godmoves)

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

—Gustave Flaubert (via breanna-lynn)

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