this is mine.

You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run.

—Saint Augustine, Confessions (via rainydaysandblankets)

(Source: closertothelost, via rebelsigh)

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

im at the gas station and i just witnessed a little boy steal 2 fun sized twix bars by shoving them in his afro this child is resourceful and he will go far in life

(via doyoumeanobsessed)

If owning a gun and knowing how to use it worked, the military would be the safest place for a woman. It’s not.

If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.

If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.

If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.

If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends.

Or you could just be honest and say that you don’t want less rape, you want (even) less prosecution of rapists.

The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is because it is a reflection of the gospel, which is painful and wonderful at once.

—Timothy Keller  (via godmoves)

(Source: tblaberge, via rebelsigh)

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

— C.S. Lewis (via saltandsteel)

(via themessesofmen)

alliewood93:

here I am thinking
my heart has grown gracious, then
I open my mouth.

(via rebelsigh)