"I can’t promise not to make you mad. I can’t promise that I won’t hurt you. All I can promise is that I want you in my life, and I’ll do anything to keep you there."
Chelsea M. Cameron, My Favorite Mistake (via hay-girl-hay-lesbifriends)
"The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them."
Steve Hall (via burning-light)
"You’ll know her more by your questions than by her answers. Keep looking at her long enough. One day you might see someone you know."
Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
"God’s grace calls you to suffer and it calls you to wait, but it never calls you to stand in your own strength or to stand alone."
Paul Tripp (via kissthewave)
"Be kind to yourself while blooming. I know sometimes it feels like your soul doesn’t always fit. It’s all a part of the process."
Emery Allen (via thatkindofwoman)
I really and truly believe in God with all kinds of doubts.
But I base my life on this belief."
Madeleine L’Engle (via starthandingoutstars)
"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite - only a sense of existence."
Henry David Thoreau (via thatkindofwoman)
"Basically we are all looking for someone who knows who we are and will break it to us gently."
Robert Brault (via pigmenting)
"Too much of our time is spent trying to chart God on a grid, and too little is spent allowing our hearts to feel awe. By reducing Christian spirituality to formula, we deprive our hearts of wonder."
Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz (via howgreatadebtor)
"I’m trying to love people because they exist
and not because of what they can do for me."
Emery Allen (via rainydaysandblankets)
"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself."
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via rainydaysandblankets)