I swear to every heaven ever imagined,
if I hear one more dead-eyed hipster
tell me that art is dead, I will personally summon Shakespeare
from the grave so he can tell them every reason
why he wishes he were born in a time where
he could have a damn Gmail account.
The day after I taught my mother
how to send pictures over Iphone she texted
me a blurry image of our cocker spaniel ten times in a row.
Don’t you dare try to tell me that that is not beautiful.
But whatever, go ahead and choose to stay in
your backwards-hoping-all-inclusive club
while the rest of us fall in love over Skype.
Send angry letters to state representatives,
as we record the years first sunrise so
we can remember what beginning feels like when
we are inches away from the trigger.
Lock yourself away in your Antoinette castle
while eat cake and tweet to the whole universe that we did.
Hashtag you’re a pretentious ass hole.
Van Gogh would have taken 20 selflies a day.
Sylvia Plath would have texted her lovers
nothing but heart eyed emojis when she ran out of words.
Andy Warhol would have had the worlds weirdest Vine account,
and we all would have checked it every morning while we
Snap Chat our coffee orders to the people
we wish were pressed against our lips instead of lattes.
This life is spilling over with 85 year olds
rewatching JFK’s assassination and
7 year olds teaching themselves guitar over Youtube videos.
Never again do I have to be afraid of forgetting
what my fathers voice sounds like.
No longer must we sneak into our families phonebook
to look up an eating disorder hotline for our best friend.
No more must I wonder what people in Australia sound like
or how grasshoppers procreate.
I will gleefully continue to take pictures of tulips
in public parks on my cellphone
and you will continue to scoff and that is okay.
But I hope, I pray, that one day you will realize how blessed
you are to be alive in a moment where you can google search
how to say I love you in 164 different languages.

This life is not about finding someone who will want you, it’s about finding a God who desires you above all else.

It’s so easy to admire a candle when we have never seen the sun, so it is when it comes to longing another person more than we long for Christ.

The love we find in others is simply the shadow of the love we find in Christ, because when we shift our goals and hopes to Christ; we bring more value and meaning to those around us.

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

Buffalo Farm. Gilford, New Hampshire.
instagram @americayall


Buffalo Farm. Gilford, New Hampshire.


instagram @americayall


After the day comes night by Vaidotas K


fireflies in timelapse, photos by (click pic) vincent bradytakehito miyataketsuneaki hiramatsu and spencer black


Constellation by Anna Dittmann
Man, I used to hate going to work, and I got born-again, I was transformed. I couldn’t wait to go to work, literally. Worked there two and a half years until they asked me to step on pastoring and after two years of that ministering was confusing me a little and I wasn’t sure about ministry and I felt violated in a lot of things behind the scenes, felt like Church felt like a business at times. I had a hard time adjusting to some things and in two years I just went back out into the work place. Just ‘cause I wanted to go out and get where it was dark so I could be light.

Everything was Christian around me. Every conversation. Even if people weren’t thinking God because they were at church, they were talking like God. They would call on the phone and they’d use language, it was Christianese all around me. I was just like, “Everything’s Christian.” They were like, “What??” I was just like, “Everything’s Christian, I need to go out into the world.” “What?! Are you backsliding?!” “No. I’m gonna go manifest Him.”

And then I had people that were like, “Well, I wish I was in your shoes, man. I wish I was in a Christian atmosphere. I wish my co-workers were all Christian.” Jesus doesn’t want all your co-workers Christian. He wants you Christian so your co-workers can know Him through you. He doesn’t want you to pray to get out of your work place because of the way they talk.
Dan Mohler (via sonofhislove)

We’re all bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it.

movies you have to see: the breakfast club

Anonymous : so I know you're a super awesome person and I highly value your opinion so what do you think I should do: my mother is currently fighting with her boyfriend outside on our deck (we live in a townhouse so all out neighbors can hear) and I think she's kicking/throwing the recycling bins now and I don't know what to do. they do this all the time and it makes me sad bc when you're with someone you should be happy. idk you might be sleeping so it's okay if you don't respond right away. ily thanks


tbh i would talk to your mom about it if you’re comfortable. just kind of ask her what’s going on. 


Like the safety of you and your mom and her boyfriend is extremely important and if you cannot safely intervene and try and stop the fight then get to a safe place and call 911 and explain what’s happening. if you don’t live in the U.S. then if you have a version of 911, use that. 

i’m so sorry that your mom and her boyfriend are fighting bc you’re right in saying that they shouldn’t fight because they’re supposed to make each other happy. the trouble is that not all people belong together and just because people are together doesn’t necessarily mean that they will make each other happy. sometimes people just don’t work together and that’s okay. it’s hard for the parties that are involved but the universe will work itself around their decisions and all will be well. 

like i mentioned before, if you feel comfortable, talk to your mom OR her boyfriend for that matter and just ask them about what’s going on or something like that. i hope everything will work itself out for you all! 

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Just like the trees 
friendships will bloom, 
I might be leaving now 
but I’ll be back soon. 
Light trails on your face 
is how I’ll remember your smiles, 
as night takes its place 
we’ve still got so many miles.