For real business at the mercy seat give me a homemade prayer, a prayer that comes out of the depths of your heart, not because you invented it, but because the Holy Spirit put it there. Though your words are broken and your sentences disconnected, God will hear you. Perhaps you can pray better without words than with them. There are prayers that break the backs of words; they are too heavy for any human language to carry.
— Charles Spurgeon (via godmoves)
friends meme: 3/7 episodes · the one with george stephanopoulos
"You are just like Jack… Jack and the Beanstalk. See, he gave up something, but then he got those magic beans. And then he woke up, and there was this, this big plant outside his window, full of possibilities and stuff. And Jack lived in a village, and you live in the Village.”
You’d be surprised what small, everyday things can lift us out of despair. But nobody can do it for you. You’re the one who has to watch for the open door.
— Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch (via theflowershop)
Ask for what you want. Give other people the opportunity to say “yes”. Stop saying “no” for them.
— Roger Ellerton (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
When you look around at the six people that you spend the most time with, that’s who you are. I think that in making those decisions in who you are going to be married to, who your friends are going to be, those are really huge, critical, life decisions. Who gets to talk to you everyday, is almost like the food that you eat. It is a very huge critical situation to choose who the people are that you are spending your life with, spending your time with and who you are choosing to give your love and everything to.
— Will Smith (via psych-facts)
I prefer winter and fall, when you can feel the bone structure in the landscape—the loneliness of it—the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it—the whole story doesn’t show.
— Andrew Wyeth (via free-parking)