Back home again.
It’s been about a week since my last post, and I know I still haven’t posted anything else since like I had hoped… but I’ve been in Ohio for the past several days. I just got back today from chaperoning a trip with 44 awesome teens at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. To say the least, this trip was truly anointed. Hopefully I can find some pictures and stories to...
Honey, I'm home!
I’m back from my cruise, and I can’t wait to come write some things about it and post some pictures here for you guys to see. It was a really, really fun time… and, honestly, I’m a little bit sad to be home right now. It also feels kind of nice, however, because I know my time is up and I am where I need to be. Life keeps on moving. There are lots of things to do this week,...
Tomorrow I leave America for a week! And I’m pretty freaking excited about it. Things have been a little sticky lately, as I’ve previously mentioned… and although things have still been pretty good and I’ve surprisingly been at peace with a lot of things, today was just such a day. And it’s really made me realize just how nice a good break is going to be....
Sometimes I color in the lines. Depends on the picture.– Ramona and Beezus
I seriously never knew that an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer could make me cry like this. Ever. The emotions just get so intense sometimes. And when the good people die trying to save someone else, it’s pretty tragic and beautiful. I know I must sound like a complete nerd… but hey, I am. And I’m really completely okay with that.
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There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful...– Orison Swett Marden
Have I ever told you that I despise finishing...
…It’s not just you. reveillerlimagination: There’s this sudden rush of emotions as you come to the final sentence and read it over and over again as if that will make the moment last longer. You’re happy, but at the same time you’re unbelievably miserable. There’s this stack of books waiting to be read, but you’re lingering on the one you just finished… Perhaps it’s just me?
You must give up the life you had planned, in order to have the life that is...– Joseph Campbell
It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If...– Anonymous (via random-acts-of-kindness)
Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into people’s hearts....– Dalai Lama
In seperateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s...– Buddha
How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world...– Alexander Pope; from a portion of Eloisa to Abelard
Starting to love this distance. Starting to feel how present you are in it.– Stephen Dunn, from “Summer Nocturne”
The final mystery is oneself.– Oscar Wilde
and it's love: don’t get attached don’t get... →
How this thought process has occurred far too much in my life… anditslove: don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get attached don’t get…
Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.– Kurt Vonnegut
Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who...– Carlos Ruiz Zafón (The Shadow of the Wind)
The prime function of the children’s book writer is to write a book that is so...– Roald Dahl
One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the...– Psalm 27:4
Getting older is strange.
I got a text message from a friend today that made reality hit me kind of hard. The truth is: The older we get, the more we are going to have to deal with sickness, disease, suffering, and death affecting either us or those around us. It’s simply a fact of life. It’s not a wanted one, but it still exists nonetheless. And sometimes it’s really scary. We always hope that no one...