"I find beauty in all things authentic, pure, and eternal.
And so I value honesty, I value holiness, and I value the soul."

"a life on the road without concern for wealth or even stability, rather an enjoyment of surroundings, whatever they may be"

mcandless

"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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"I have counseled many young men to break up with the woman they were dating because they had made her their life. She was the sun of his universe, around which he orbited. A man needs a much bigger orbit than a woman. He needs a mission, a life purpose, and needs to know his name. Only then is he fit for a woman, for only then does he have something to invite her into."

John Eldredge, Wild At Heart (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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"Originality is necessarily rooted in origin"

Brian MacKay-Lyons

serendipity

When the monotonous routine that characterizes our modern lives is interrupted by something spontaneous, lucky, beautiful or out of the ordinary it reveals the wonder that hides in the mysterious fabric of life.  It reminds us that even when we think we’re in control, we’re not. Serendipitous moments stay with us our entire lives, whether it’s the memories or the stories that come with it. These memories inspire us, they fuel the hopeful intuition when we tell ourselves it’s all going to work out when plans fail or problems arise. So take that trip, buy that ticket, sleep on a strangers couch; because it always works out in the end, and if it doesn’t, then it’s just the beginning.

"A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips; — not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself."

Henry David Thoreau (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: psych-quotes, via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

"I write all my books by hand. There is something ceremonious and correct about putting things down a letter at a time, your hand doing all that slow work instead of fingers tap-dancing across a keyboard. For me, something is lost in all that speed. On the computer screen, the work looks finished even when you know it isn’t."

"What a shame it is to live in a world where the green of money is more valued than the green of nature."

"You discover home is not a person or a place, but a feeling you can’t get back"

Noah Gundersen - The First Defeat  (via thatkindofwoman)

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"I’m a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don’t trust diamonds and gold."

Eartha Kitt (via alisoncatherine)

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"My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, what He has done, and what He is now doing for me."

Charles Spurgeon  (via pureblyss)

(Source: chosen-holy-loved, via wildernesswords)

"A house is built out of joists, wood, brick, dirt and glass: home is different, much more difficult, made up of fragile things."

Rakishi, “the things my father wouldn’t say" cir. 1913. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it."

Jean de La Fontaine, Fables (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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