“I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.”
― Elisabeth Elliot

This is a good idea.

❝ When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in. ❞

— Ava Gardner  (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

❝ 25 things i wish i realized while i was still in highschool ❞


  1. That zit on your cheek literally does not matter
  2. Skipping class one time will not ruin your entire life
  3. The boy you’re trying so hard to impress will mean nothing to you in a year
  4. Bring coffee to school and ignore people who make fun of it
  5. Bring a snack, too. Don’t care if people hear you eating in class.
  6. Being popular isn’t and will never be something that seriously defines who you are
  7. Appreciate your teachers
  8. Doing/not doing drugs doesn’t make you cooler than anyone else.
  9. Neither does drinking
  10. Talk to the kid sitting alone; even though it may not change your life it could drastically change theirs
  11. Participate in school events
  12. Wear sweatpants everyday
  13. Or wear a dress everyday
  14. Wear whatever makes you comfortable
  15. Nobody will laugh at you if you sit alone at your lunch table for five minutes
  16. Utilize the library
  17. Don’t wait 20 minutes to text someone back just to seem cool
  18. Tell your friends how much you love them
  19. Cherish your free textbooks… seriously
  20. Help confused freshmen, be nice to them. Remember how much you would have appreciated it a couple years ago
  21. Compliment the other girls in the bathroom
  22. That fight you had with your mom really isn’t that big of a deal
  23. It’s okay to cry
  24. Don’t let your desire for a romantic relationship stop you from forming platonic relationships
  25. Remember that life does go on

(via tomlinbooties)

I’m not even in high school yet but THIS ^^^

(via believe-you-can-do-anything)

There’s always been something good that results from making art.

Whether you are trained or not, I think every one should at least try to find the medium that’s best for them. 

Immersing in art, expressing yourself in whatever form you choose, is always an escape and I believe it’s therapy like no other. 

A lot of people tend to disregard art, and most see very little of what it can contribute to a person. 

Confiding in art, has always lead me to a level where you can be more in touch with your spirituality. I think it’s one of the best human experience, to encounter it. 

Whether it is in a form of movement, words, strokes, or notes. 

you should go ahead and do it. 

Art is a part of us; after all, we are more than just rational beings and flesh isn’t the only one that thirsts.


Claude Monet, Islet of Nettles; 1897

I made another blog for personal written stuff and I feel good about it. I hope I don’t get too lazy posting. 



Photography by Zak Cassar

Colors are so magnificent. I’m glad I get to work with them everyday.

A dose of blues and smooth jazz is always a good idea. I cannot wait for the time I get to have these nights on vinyl.

❝ I’ve been asking God to carve out my cynicism. And I know that He heard me because I feel Him scraping it out. He isn’t being discreet about it either. Like a doctor discussing the cancer found in His patient, God keeps wanting to talk about where all He found it, and how its traces of prideful intolerance have been choking out my compassion and smothering my joy. I really enjoyed having a cynical side. It made me funnier. But it also made me an unapproachable ass. Because cynical humor is always at someone’s expense. It side steps a legitimate issue and contorts it to exaggerate inferiority. It eats away at the delicate beautiful things that are supposed to stay—kindness, understanding, mercy, forgiveness, patience, gentleness—it eats away at the things that extend love, so that’s why I asked God to come carve it out. He’s been opening my eyes to see how in the past, my cynicism has either been a product of immaturity and ignorance, or a response to being wounded, disappointed, or embarrassed. I’m done making excuses for sarcastic pessimism. It’s not that fun. It’s a pitiful attempt to make light of an actual problem. So as a follower of truth, I’ve decided to start facing problems instead of making jokes out of them. ❞

— LB, To Taste & See (via yesdarlingido)

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