“The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work.”
– Paul Graham
This week, Maggie illustrates a quote from Alain de Botton.
I need an Edna Mode life coach.
Edna is a shining example of all kinds of useful things.
Elizabeth Taylor (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Whales do, in fact, garden the ocean, fertilizing the seas to grow their own food.
Whales recirculate the iron. Even the bits that slip down to the dark bottom get pulled back up by whales. Sperm whales dive to terrifying depths, 3,000 feet below, to hunt iron-rich prey like giant squid. Pressed by the weight of the ocean, their digestion stops; they don’t excrete. They consume the iron below, hold it in, climb back to the surface, and that’s where they poop. Every sperm whale, it is said, draws 50 tons of iron to the surface every year…
What whales consume (which is a lot), they give back.
“I know how hard it is to talk about Jesus. It’s the most awkward conversation you’ll ever have. If you even say the whole Gospel out loud right now, it sounds like the craziest thing you’ve ever heard. But the Gospel isn’t some ‘speech’ you unload on people and then ‘leave it in God’s hands.’ Blasting people with theology is like serving icing for dessert. Evangelism is your whole life, it’s sharing your home, it’s enduring patiently, it’s being a human being, it’s availability, it’s sharing Jesus through who you are; not perfectly, but passionately. Yes, invite them to church and to that revival and talk about your faith and your testimony, but once you dare to go there, just know you might be rejected immediately, a lot, and aggressively. Except secretly they can’t deny there must be something to it, because you’re not just a billboard: you’re an overflow of a barely containable supernatural miracle.”
what I’d like to hear the preacher say about evangelism instead of all that guilt tripping
(from this post)
living out loud makes the crazy gospel a little more tangible, a little more relatable, and is the ultimate testimony.
Catherynne M. Valente (via littledarkg0d)
REMINDING MYSELF. BYE.
is this why facebook sucks?
It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.
When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.
The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.
Its never too late to take a moment to look."
Sharon Salzberg (via fiatluxandlove)