All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old...– J.R.R. Tolkien
On "Blood Diamond"
“What are you doing tonight?” “Watching Blood Diamond.” I told my brother. “That movie isn’t that great.” He said. Somehow, after the last few seconds of the film, I could not agree with him. Because deep within my chest, something started to ache. It welled up like a flash flood and my ribs could not contain it. As if my bones shook in their marrow...
If the internet works tomorrow
I am posting new merch in my online store. Stoked,
For there are two things inside me, competing with the human self which I must...– C. S. Lewis Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics) (via )
There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable.– C.S. Lewis | via feerawr-me (via quote-book) I’ll always be taken by the men who think well.
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?...
I'm Not In Love With The Modern World: LA is Not a... →
joshuateodoro: Not a good place for anyone really. It’s probably the largest slum I have ever seen. There are the super rich that live in their big houses you aren’t allowed to go near. And the super poor that have said things to me just in the one day I have been here that have made me very upset. Like “I…
This new Alabama law makes it illegal for a Catholic priest to baptize, hear the...– Archbishop Thomas Rodi (Mobile)
The things that destroy us are politics without principle; pleasure without...– Unknown
the quiet things that no one ever knows: I got an... →
calliexsaurus: It is from one of my closest friends. Only this email was not an ordinary email. This email was a painful reminder that my life at home is not going to be the same when I return. My dearest friend Laura, whom I shared a house with for two years, and shared my heart with for even longer, is getting… This is my friend. She’s talking about me. This is what war does....
Rejection: when the US Postal Service puts the...
I'm in tears...
Writing an email to the local Volvo mechanic shop that has checked out my car and told us how to fix it numerous times… for free. They have been such an immense blessing, because I was told that Volvo’s are tricky and expensive and terrible to work on. I’m not rich. I’m hardly stable. Yet, here I am, overwhelmed by the blessing that is Paul’s Volvo. I feel like a sap,...
brasssnuggles asked: Hullo! Awesome blog. Ronnie recommended it & he was very right!
dielike-dogs asked: I can honestly say that I miss you.
prophetsofthewild asked: Hey laura, I see comrades is playin in my home town, Chattanooga, next tuesday, ive been followin you for a few months now, and im excited about actually meeting real life laura.
Why yes, on a Volvo 240 you can DIY such a thing in less than two hours. This is why I love my car.
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ronstormer: This is amazing. Everyone turn this on. This is a powerful moment in history you might want to know about.
A Pet Jellyfish tank project is on Kickstarter. I think a lot of you will enjoy this.
(D.)oubting the (C.)ompetency of humans operating...
District of Columbia, I found out what you’re really about.
There is nothing little in God. His mercy is like Himself: it is infinite. You...– Charles Spurgeon, August 17th in Morning By Morning
On "The time of your life."
I hope that it is never applicable, that there is only one “time” wherein the most exciting, most memorable, most amazing, epic, good, whole, wonderful, adventuresome, whimsical, etc. etc. moment occurs in my life. I hope that in the end, there are “times”. Or better yet, just life, in one fluid line that arches and curves into mountains and valleys that always lead to...
While church leaders have spoken out against similar laws elsewhere, Alabama is...– Alabama Law Criminalizes Samaritans, Bishops Say - NYTimes.com (via sexartandpolitics)
I'm learning how to ask for things.
A lesson in how frail I am.