Beauty isn’t an airbrushed face, a perfect body, or a wardrobe that’s always in fashion. Rather, beauty is under-eye wrinkles from smiling often. Beauty is hands wrinkled from years of serving. Beauty is knees covered in dirt from working the earth. Beauty is wallets empty from giving, and well-worn houses from hospitality. It’s the worn out pages of a Bible. It’s cracked voices from singing so much, broken hearts from loving so many, and bruised feet from dancing so frequently. Beauty is bittersweet. -SARALYN WEITZMAN
This morning, with her, having coffee
-Johnny Cash, when asked for his definition of paradise
I think we all speak a different kind of language
than each other, but you sound a whole lot like coffee on a
Sunday morning and the rain is falling bitter against the windowpane and your elbows are making holes in the countertops, and I only want to tell you that I wish I was as close as the threads of your t-shirt, and if I can’t be that, then I’ll be content with drinking my drink beside you, with the rain sloppily open mouth kissing the roof, trying to dismantle the etymology of a conversation that falls out of the realm of words.
— “He Loves the Rain,” Shinji Moon
She’s being kind. Which is much more a sign of character than mere niceness. Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.
— David Levithan
To everyone wanting a safe, untroubled, comfortable life free from danger, stay away from Jesus. The danger in our lives will always increase in proportion to the depth of our relationship with Christ.
— David Platt
I just wonder what it would do in your heart and your mind if you really believe that God delighted in you.
— Matt Chandler
Living elegantly is about adding a sparkle and a wink to your daily life, so that you’re not simply trying to get through the day, but savoring moments of every day.— The Little Pink Book of Elegance