Bridgette Hayles.

20years old and young in heart. Learning to become the woman God intends me to be. Walking in the grace of Him daily. "I must decrease, so that He may increase" John 3:30.

When you are washing the dishes, washing the dishes must be the most important thing in your life. Just as when you are drinking tea, drinking tea must be the most important thing in your life. Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the whole world revolves—slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.

—Thich Nhat Hanh (via elfyclo)

I’ve tried this before and it changed my life.

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kadie-jo:

Lord, may i always seek You and Your word to cover the lies of satan. i am beautiful because of You and i am worthy of love because of You.

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Following God isn’t glamorous, but it is so beautiful. Your hands will get dirty and your heart will get wrecked, but love makes it worth it.

—Juli Wilson (via kvtes)

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He wanted to build Her a cabin, one that they could grow old in. Raise a family, have dinner conversations that would last through the night. He wanted to have a place that he could teach his son how to live and love, how to treat others and trust God; a place where he could teach his daughter to see life as something that is beautiful, where he could spin her around and create inside jokes that would last a life time with his little girl. He wanted a place that overlooked a lake so that he could spend misty mornings with his wife, holding her hand and standing still. He wanted to have a house that could hold family for the holidays, one that would be filled with laughter and the smell of coffee. He wanted to build a place that held memories of love, tears and redemption. He wanted a home and he wanted it with her.

—T.B. LaBerge // The Novel of Us (via kvtes)

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This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.

—Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via strength-dignity)

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eternal-optimism:

time away used to frighten me. even a few weeks ago, i was afraid of any time gone from each other. fear that you would distance yourself, that we wouldn’t be able to communicate, that somehow - someway the distance would crumble us, and i wouldn’t find my way back.

this time, it’s different….

Is it possible for a person to love without wanting love back? Is anything so pure? Or is love, by its nature, a reciprocity, like oceans and clouds, an evaporating of seawater and a replenishing by rain?

—Alan Lightman  (via billowingblossom)

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