& because I love you.

I'm Chelsea. 20 years old. I'll get a degree in writing stories from a little college in the middle of Georgia. Above all else, I am the Daughter of a King. "Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you." Isaiah 43:4

'Evening at Kattfjordvannet' by John A.Hemmingsen

love is other-person focused. it humbles us to wash the feet of and lay our lives down for our enemies. this kind of love is radical and defines us as His // john 13.
instagram: @athenagracee / iphone 5 / vscocam S2

When people come to us in the midst of their pain, how dare we flippantly quote some Bible verses as if that alone would help?
How dare we think we can just send them some balloons?
How dare we over spiritualise or be like the mum who told her daughter the rape was her fault?
That’s not what Jesus did.

He rolled up his sleeves and got involved.
He listened.
He suffered alongside us.
He came near.

The cross is God’s way of saying, ‘Me too.’

- Jefferson Bethke (via hopemovementau)

my reading pile atm - I agreed to review the cellulosic ethanol and used the inner ape for a recent feature, but the others are just for fun & education.
The one on top is by one of my longest-serving followers here on tumblr:
and the 8 girls taking pictures is another one I discovered here.
You have to stop believing that you need other people’s permission to be okay with yourself. That however you do or don’t align with what other people value determines your worth. That however the world does or doesn’t show you kindness is a direct reflection of how much you deserve it. You have to be kind to yourself. Even, and probably most especially, when it seems least deserved.
- Brianna Wiest, You Have To Be Kindest To Yourself When It Seems Least Deserved  (via tellmefive)

(Source: larmoyante, via livelaughlovelocs)










this is probably one of the sexiest gifs ever


Holy sweet baby jesus

now this man is either dead or just old as hell but lord he was something else.

who is thiss someone message me!!!

Marlon Brando i think?

yes its marlon brando… he was brilliant!!

Train to Mt Koya (by Kotchenography)