homeo- stasis
"i want a brighter word than bright, a fairer word than fair."



In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all…that in the middle of winter, I finally found that within me there lies an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back.

Albert Camus

Please stay here with us. 

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over coffee with my mom this morning: “sometimes we hesitate to invite people into our life because we feel like our space isn’t good enough yet. things are a little messy, or our place settings don’t match, or our situation isn’t quite what we want it to be. don’t let that stop you. invite people in anyway.”

September 1, 2014 / 711 notes

"No one will miss me", "I’m better off dead"


When I worked at a non-profit that handled suicide prevention, I had access to the donation records. Each month, a specific man donated 15$ to our organization. It was like clockwork.. same day, same man, he had been doing this for over 4 years. It always seemed odd to me but I never questioned it… until I saw a note attached one month. "For Noah- Dad"

his donation was once his child’s allowance.

I can promise you, they would miss you for the rest of their lives.

September 1, 2014 / 46,484 notes

I’ve made great life choices and all, but I’m about 73% +/- 0.75 st.dev. sure that eating a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch cereal at 12:22 in the morning is probably not one of them 

September 1, 2014 / 5 notes



Paper Art, Maude White

and I didn’t want to cut out bat silhouettes 

September 1, 2014 / 54,149 notes


a japanese company is about to start selling eye glasses based on type design.

this is a dream come true.

August 31, 2014 / 11,501 notes

there’s really nothing better than sitting in a circle of people who you’re going to spend the next year with starting up/leading a college ministry. there’s nothing better than sharing a meal with brothers and sisters and laughing over inside jokes and fun facts about each other. there’s nothing better than irl, face-to-face, honest community. there’s nothing better than the local church (except probably the Church with a capital C). 

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