New Creation

Just watched Man from Reno!!!

Was really impressed by this indie film.
Backed it on Kickstarter last year, so my name’s in the CREDITZ WUT heheh

I miss college.

I guess it’s happening now.

I have dreams where I’m not done with school and have these crazy assignments or finals that I’m not prepared for at all. The lifting of that dread and the realization that I don’t need to scramble to take care of that work tells me that I’m not craving the studies.

I look back on a lot of things with fondness and will forget the struggles. At least when I’m looking back on them generally. Then I remember what the days actually felt like — the moments of despair or loneliness come back. I remember that they’re mixed in with the fun and spontaneous and revelatory times.

I remind myself that the ‘golden days’ were not so perfect.

I do miss those beautifully free and joyful moments with friends though. I’ve even started to miss being in some kind of system. Paving my own road is sometimes so exciting and other times so lonely. 

It took a long time before I missed Japan. These days, Tokyo has been on my mind. I just read After Dark by Haruki Murakami, and it was really cool reminiscing on what Denny’s are like in Japan or the taking the Chuo line and etc. Then again, I remind myself of what it actually felt like being there.

Same with college. I miss hanging out with a lot of people. Again, I remember that those moments weren’t constant. I was oh so busy… now, I almost wish I had done less with so many different activities. They weren’t gonna all fit on my resume anyway. 

photojojo:

In the South American country of Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni salt flat stretches for over 4,000 square miles, making it the largest in the world.

Captivated by the area for years, Japanese photographer Asako Shimizu made her way there in 2006, and captured the unique way in which the sky is reflected on the ground.

The Remarkable Landscape of the Largest Salt Flat in the World

via Slate

I am not looking
for the kind of love,
that forces me to prove
my worth
Mandeq Ahmed (via blackorchidd)
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or by dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
Alan Cohen (via creatingaquietmind)

athenagracee:

The Grounds Of Alexandria |

if you ever visit Sydney, this place definitely makes top 3 cafés to visit. this is their own florist, The Grounds Florals By Silva, whose flowers define the word swoon.

The Grounds roast their own beautiful coffee, host markets, and would be a ridiculously cool wedding venue… but for today, I just can’t get past the flowers.

instagram: @athenagracee / fujifilm xT1 35mm / vsco film

We often gain our desire to tell stories from consuming the stories told by others. This often becomes our default mode: we read! We watch! We play! The problem is when it remains our default mode and we never switch tracks from consumer to creator. That’s not to say we shouldn’t still hungrily stuff our mind-mouths with the narrative meals cooked by others — but there comes a time to give our own work that priority. Both in terms of time and in terms of regurgitating staid, tired tale-telling. Your story comes first. All other tales trail after.
Chuck Wendig (via writingquotes)
I look at my work and make up my mind about it. After that, neither flattery nor criticism matters to me.
Georgia O’Keefe (via writingquotes)
"The Past is a helpful school, but because of Christ, it does Not have to be a prison"
-Jim Thomas
(via yesdarlingido)

jonielcha:

“God uses chronic pain and weakness, along with other afflictions, as His chisel for sculpting our lives. Felt weakness deepens dependence on Christ for strength each day. The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste…

Hello tumblr world. 
Whether you’ve watched anime or not, I would recommend that you watch Noragami at least through episode nine. There’s a freaking BEAUTIFUL depiction of a sinner come to repentance through selfless love that has stuck with me since I watched it. I WEPT.
It’s on netflix. Gogogo.

Hello tumblr world. 

Whether you’ve watched anime or not, I would recommend that you watch Noragami at least through episode nine. There’s a freaking BEAUTIFUL depiction of a sinner come to repentance through selfless love that has stuck with me since I watched it. I WEPT.

It’s on netflix. Gogogo.

Let God be faithful in all my weakness, fear, insecurity, uncertainty. May he have victory secured even through all my impatience, roughness, selfishness, anger.

Let me be brought to praise God through it all.

how can we lead ourselves to more edifying conversations and sincere relationships?

There’s something so terribly draining about gossip and narrow worldviews.
Let’s encourage and engage instead of tearing down and judging.

Community is where you make it.