"It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person – beguiled, enchanted."
— Mary Ellen Chase (via biblesandtea)
(Source: seabois, via biblesandtea)
"When love of one’s people becomes an absolute, it turns into racism. When love of equality turns into a supreme thing, it can result in hatred and violence toward anyone who has led a privileged life. It is the settled tendency of human societies to turn good political causes into counterfeit gods … We can look upon our political leaders as ‘messiahs,’ our political policies as saving doctrine, and turn our political activism into a kind of religion."
— Timothy Keller (via yesdarlingido)
"Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in its full intensity, or even to last at all. Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go."
— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via emberlinsmiscellany)
"He tells us in a thousand ways that His will is our peace, His choices for us will lead to fulfillment and joy, the way of transgressors is hard. Do you supposed that we could find a better way than His? … Here is the opportunity offered. Be patient. Wait on the Lord for whatever He appoints, wait quietly, wait trustingly. He holds every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year in His hands. Thank Him in advance for what the future holds, for He is already there."
Elisabeth Elliott (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)
This speaks right to my heart.
(Source: tblaberge, via hopefisch)