My blog title is a reference to something wonderful. Ask me about it if you're unfamiliar with it!

 

God’s never gonna be like, “Whoa, hey, cool it with the gratitude. I only did some of that stuff.” Every good thing is His doing! It’s not that this world is mostly good and we have an uncaring God that turns a blind eye to the sadness and the brokenness and all the bad stuff of this world; rather, it’s that we live in a sad, broken, bad world and we have the unfathomable luxury of a caring God who brings us good things to empower us through this world.

Maybe you don’t always thank Him for the minutiae of your life, and that’s understandable because you’re human, but at least thank Him for that.

hey

1: What eye color do you find sexiest?

2: White, milk, or dark chocolate mocha?

3: If you could get a Sharpie tattoo on your back, what would it be?

4: Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

5: Your favorite adult as a child? (and not your parents, if they were your favorite)

6: What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?

7: Most embarrassing moment from your elementary school years?

8: Most embarrassing moment from your middle school years?

9: Most embarrassing moment from your high school years?

10: Pirates or ninjas? Why?

11: Have you ever climbed a tree more than twenty feet off the ground?

12: Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing set?

13: If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get?

14: What's your most favorite part of your body?

15: What's your most favorite part of your personality?

16: Madonna or Lady Gaga? Neither? Both? Who cares?

17: Have you ever watched the Superbowl all the way through?

18: Have you ever watched any major sporting event drunk?

19: What's the most delicious food you've ever eaten in your life?

20: Margarine or butter? Which did you grow up with?

21: Whole, skim, 1%, or 2% milk? (Did you know they make 1 1/2% milk?)

22: Which continents have you been on?

23: Do you get motion sickness? Any horror stories?

24: Backpacks or satchels?

25: Would you wear a rainbow jacket? A neon yellow sweater? Checkered pants?

26: What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

27: If you had to have a cow or a pig, which would you take? Why?

28: If you had to look at one city skyline for the rest of your life, which would it be?

29: Longest plane ride you've ever been on?

30: The latest you've ever slept?

31: Would you buy a sweater covered in kitten pictures? Would you wear it if someone gave it you for free?

32: Do you pick at scabs?

33: Favorite kind of bean? Kidney? Black? Pinto?

34: How far can you throw a baseball?

35: If you had to move to another country, where would you move?

36: Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food? Vietnamese? Korean? Nepalese? How was it?

37: Small, liberal arts school or public university? Why?

38: A relationship with love or one with sex?

39: Do you eat enough vegetables?

40: Do you like horror movies? How about thrillers?

41: Would you scratch a crotch itch in public?

42: Do you swear in front of your parents?

43: Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween?

44: If you could change your natural hair color, would you? To what?

45: Do you want to get married? Have kids?

46: Do you use a reusable water bottle? If not, you should.

47: City or nature person?

48: Have you ever used something other than "makeup" as makeup? (Like paint? Markers?)

49: Can you walk well in high heels? Even if you're a guy?

50: Post 5 awesome things about yourself. BRAG AWAY!


Iceland, just the hint of the aurora looking out to the mountains beyond Thingvellir. A perfect night.

Iceland, just the hint of the aurora looking out to the mountains beyond Thingvellir. A perfect night.

There is who loves you quietly, and respects you quietly, and wishes you privately, and walks away when he sees you busy with someone other than him, and his ego restrains him from getting near you, and contents himself with the love for the sake of love

Nizar Qabbani (via nowinexile)

Anonymous asked
Will you marry me?

You’re so romantic! Yes, yes, a million times, YES!

It has always seemed strange to me…The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck // Cannery Row (via theodosiagrace)

(Source: eugcho)

I’m gonna pray, and sing, and hope; I’m gonna weep, and beg, and moan; I’m gonna fight, and struggle, and doubt. But in the end, I’m gonna be His and He is gonna be mine. For my life is not my own, but the product of a God who breathed life into dust and said “Follow Me, out into the storm.” and if I fall, He is quick to answer, for He is the God who calms the storms, and He is the God who is with us in it all.

T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

Miles run: 2k14 Edition!

Today: 3.08 miles in 27:34
January total: 8.98 miles
February total: 4.96 miles
March total: 8.64 miles
April total: 10.97 miles
May total: 6.01 miles
June total: 5.63 miles
July total: 10.68 miles
August total: 6.02 miles
September total: 24.58 miles
October total: 9.08 miles

Slopes: yes
Walked: no*
Treadmill: no

I’m home visiting my family in Kentucky, so I HAD to run my old route again.

*I did stop for a moment to try to pet an adorable little retriever puppy that chased me

antlor:

people who hate on flannel are not worth your time, you OWN that lumberjack look and chop down the haters

Anonymous asked
i was just wondering does this guy like road to nowhere by talking heads

I don’t know that one.

People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in - told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream, and more. Remind each other of this.

Stacey Jean Speer (via onlinecounsellingcollege)