The Single Mom in Seminary

So I hear that...   Learning it takes a village to raise a child and a village to raise a mom.

Max has delusions of grandeur

Max has delusions of grandeur

— 2 days ago
MATCHING CAT BANDANAS

MATCHING CAT BANDANAS

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— 1 week ago with 309796 notes
#broccoli  #cats 
mustbetheshroomsbro my son learned how to open our outside door too. That top latch has saved our lives. Maybe 3-4$ at the hardware store.

mustbetheshroomsbro my son learned how to open our outside door too. That top latch has saved our lives. Maybe 3-4$ at the hardware store.

— 1 week ago
It's Time to Stop Calling Fundamentalists 'Christians' →

godinthebrokenness:

"Whatever religion Fundamentalism is, it isn’t Christianity, and it’s time to revoke that label.

Categorizing homosexuality, not injustice, as the greatest evil is absurd and disturbing, but it reflects a whole moral system that contradicts the essence of Christian Scripture. Jesus told his followers to turn the other cheek and declared, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” and yet an overwhelming majority of Fundamentalists supported the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; almost as many defend stand-your-ground legislation and capital punishment. The whole law is said to be fulfilled by loving the Lord and our neighbors as ourselves, but to escape Hell Fundamentalists require the acceptance of dogma as varied as the Virgin Birth and abstinence from premarital sex. Jesus condemned greed, about taxes said to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and damned men who accumulated wealth instead of giving it away — teachings incompatible with Fundamentalists’ rage against agencies established to clothe the naked and feed the hungry.

Fundamentalism has painted a picture of Christianity that honors vengeance and capitalism as the greatest virtues. Any glimpse at the Gospels will chip away at this. What lies beneath is some darker religion that’s yet to receive a name. I know some people who have called it fascism, others ‘misdirected nationalism’ and some recycle Jesus’ language to call Fundamentalism Pharisaical, a brood of vipers. What I can’t call it anymore is Christianity.

I say that less as a Christian myself than as someone who believes semantics matters. As Joan Didion once put it, “I am still committed to the idea that the ability to think for one’s self depends on one’s mastery of the language.” For Fundamentalists to call themselves Christians does less to tarnish the name of Jesus (though it does) than to muddle their understanding of why they do the things they do. “Because the Bible says so,” they say, and then act in defiance of every biblical ethic.

It’s a dangerous road to go down, I realize, designating who’s in and who’s out. Fundamentalists do it often, to gay people, Democrats and, until he buckled under pressure, the director of World Vision. Such spiritual judgment requires an authority no human being possesses. I’m not interested in saying these people are destined for Hell, but I think we need to resemble the identities we claim. To strip Fundamentalists of the Christian label would at least force them to examine their true motivations toward greed, revenge, and malice. The behaviors might remain, but once exposed, those of us who pursue Christ’s ethos, who denounce poverty, injustice and violence would have a better idea of what, and whom, we’re actually dealing with.”

— 2 weeks ago with 55 notes

p1ants:

it’s hard 2 be sad about ur body when you think of it as a landscape. you don’t criticise a mountain for being too big, or a valley for being too winding, and no one ever complains about the vastness of the sea. u are part of the earth and u are so beautiful friends.

☺️

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— 2 weeks ago with 272194 notes
beckyandfrank:

I hope he liked his painting


I’m dead.

beckyandfrank:

I hope he liked his painting

I’m dead.

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— 3 weeks ago with 74700 notes
humansofnewyork:

"I never knew my father. But my mom bought me my first muscle car when I was 14."

humansofnewyork:

"I never knew my father. But my mom bought me my first muscle car when I was 14."

— 3 weeks ago with 2956 notes
"Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself."
Tara Stiles  (via yourclassyslut)

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— 1 month ago with 27951 notes
Practicing some body positivity this week. I like my hands. I like everyone’s hands. Those little knuckle creases hold all the secrets. Everything you ever wrote down, that engagement ring you wore for a little while, every fist clenched in rage. Creating, sustaining, destroying.

Practicing some body positivity this week. I like my hands. I like everyone’s hands. Those little knuckle creases hold all the secrets. Everything you ever wrote down, that engagement ring you wore for a little while, every fist clenched in rage. Creating, sustaining, destroying.

— 1 month ago
alpacassomomma:

and this is why I’m not fucking changing. I’ve been through so much, maybe not as much as others have been through, but enough for me.

This was just so meaningful today. Shit is hard right now, and I don’t know how long you have to wait and work for it to get better…but so much is already better.

alpacassomomma:

and this is why I’m not fucking changing. I’ve been through so much, maybe not as much as others have been through, but enough for me.

This was just so meaningful today. Shit is hard right now, and I don’t know how long you have to wait and work for it to get better…but so much is already better.

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— 1 month ago with 7032 notes
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