for ryan and hayley and eric.
my friends are like the night sky, scattered and in pieces, but sometimes i catch myself staying up just to gaze at them, praying that some answer will come through their fall. they give me direction, and like orion’s belt, we’re all just hoping that we can hold things up. my friends are weather vanes and tumbleweeds and breezes, privy to the breath of God, praying to carry...
getting by with a little help from my friends.
[this conversation took place after i posted “eclipse.”] ryan: ERIN! i love this. you are amazing. you make the world a better place with your words. me: thank you. ryan: man, i wish i could write half as good as you. you should compile a book of your poetry and thoughts and honesty. me: oh stop, haha. ryan: GIRL, I’M FOR REAL. i’d buy that shit up. me: you would be...
i know my heart is a broken freezer chest, that’s why i can’t keep...– andrea gibson, “letter to a playground bully.”
i was conceived on valentine’s day, named for my great grandmother who stayed by her husband’s side even after he couldn’t remember her. its taken me all twenty-one years, three months, and twenty days of my life to understand that love is what was caked under her fingernails as she kept his garden going. love is her telling him the story of their first date, watching the...
refinedclay asked: thank you for you.
this is what my day looked like.
if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all...– james 1:5
When you first regarded me Your eyes filled me...
This is my boyfriend, Craig. He is seriously the smartest, most talented (and cutest/most snuggly, but that doesn’t necessarily sound masculine, nor does it really add to the purpose of this plug) person I have ever known, especially where his passion lies, in the field of audio and production. Craig recently started a tumblr page designed to showcase projects he is working on and things...
People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.– Abraham Lincoln
On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and...– Evelyn Underhill
Ugliness, Hopelessness, Doubt, Insecurity, Confusion, Jealousy, Fear, Shame, Anger, you belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe...
i want my identity to be found in Christ. i want my identity to be found in Christ. i want my identity to be found in Christ.
Christians are hard to tolerate. I don’t know how Jesus does it.– Bono
I have known you since you were a tiny jumping bean inside your mother’s belly. And now you are here. I’ve never held something so new. I’ve never seen such a small person. So glad that I could help welcome you to our world. You never belonged to us, but we are counting you in, hoping you will breathe more deeply than we ever have from your first breath. Your name means...
When we lay the soil of our hard lives open to the rain of grace and let joy...– Ann Voskamp