" It reveals a lot that Jesus said the world would recognize his disciples “if they loved one another” and not “if they sinned less.” "

- L. Dubinsky (via hannaoliviaway)

" When we adopt—and when we encourage a culture of adoption in our churches and communities—we’re picturing something that’s true about our God. We, like Jesus, see what our Father is doing and do likewise (John 5:19). And what our Father is doing, it turns out, is fighting for orphans, making them sons and daughters. "

- Russell D. Moore, Adopted for Life (via kvtes)

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"

I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.

This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.

And I will not be afraid
of your scars.

I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.

"

- Clementine von Radics, Mouthful of Forevers  (via versteur)

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" This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time. "

- Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood  (via theriverjordyn)

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" Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion. "

- ANATOLI BOUKREEV (via thinknorth)

" The female doesn’t want a rich man or a handsome man or even a poet, she wants a man who understands her eyes if she gets sad, and points to his chest and say: ‘Here is your home country.’ "

- (via kvtes)

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Damien Rice - The Blowers Daughter
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The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice

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" You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. "

-

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via thatkindofwoman)

- daily reminder

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Today a therapist told me that I remind her of Jennifer Lawrence… I am all about that.