The world is broken. No matter how much time you spend covering your eyes, and covering your children’s eyes, the world will still be broken when you uncover them. And when I say the world is broken, I mean that bad crap is happening to people everywhere and people are doing terrible things everywhere. Do you want your kids to understand just how beautiful the grace of God is? Then they have to understand how crappy the world is. It’s not just ‘a good idea.’ It’s necessary.
“The world is broken, and we need to know that. We need to understand how damaging sin is or we’ll never understand why we need to turn away from it, and fight against it with everything we have… We can talk about how sometimes the world is broken but we believe in a God who wants to mend it, and we are His hands and feet; we get to help." -Veronica roth
Some say that love is just a dream
A story found in books
Where people write happy endings
Because they couldn’t find any
Well if love is a lie than it’s the most beautiful lie we’ve got
The most visible lie I’ve seen when I’ve
Listened past the hate (for hate is much louder)
If love is just the most acclaimed invention
Of fiction writers
Then there’s not much hope for us but
If love is real
Than all that’s dead
Can surly come back to life.
I don’t think that love
Is only found in starry-eyes, star-crossed lovers (Though it is surly there, too)
I think that love is
essence of God
And can be found In Him
Love is what comes when you feed your hope over brokenness
Feed your passion and starve your cynicism
Feed your compassion over your fear.
Feed your truth and starve the lies you believed about yourself.
Love is what comes when you keep your eyes, hands, and heart open
Your feet moving
And your spirit alive
Love is what comes
When you see cold, hard reality
And still find a way
To turn your days
Yes, I know that those who tell the truth will die.
I also know that those who tell the truth will live forever.
I think the secret to life is honestly, honesty
Being honest about your fears and dreams
Exposing the way you see the world
To people who don’t understand
Sometimes I get frustrated with people
Who treat truth like a 12-step-program
But please, they beg,
Don’t read the fine print.
Don’t look at the reviews
Please, they beg,
Just buy it
I thought about switching from journalism to advertising
But if something needs PR
I probably don’t want to be selling it
There are so many people selling lies
And I want to spend my whole life seeking truth
I don’t know much about honesty, honestly
I’m not always good at it myself
But there are some things I believe to be true
Honesty is hard beauty
Honestly is the dusty corner of my mind
Honestly is my fear of numbers, of statistics, and my love of letters, of words, of possibility.
Honestly is the peace you get from God in the mist of messiness, even when you don’t understand Him
Honesty is the secret to good writing, good love, good religion.
To look at the sun and be blinded,
But think, damn, that’s the sun
And it hurts
It’s keeping us alive.
if someone please would tell me
everything will work out but wait
can you tell me that it will happen
tonight or maybe within the week
that would be preferable because
i’ve already waited years upon years
and if waiting for the right person to
come along is anything like waiting
for my summer growth spurt i’m
afraid i’m going to be left short.
if i keep saying sorry
about every little thing
i do and i say
i’m going to run out of things
to be and to speak
just a quiet little almost sound
sitting in her tiny corner
of the great big world
with nothing to be sorry about
i think that’d be
the sorriest thing of all
my face must be pretty enough if my face can’t be pretty enough my personality must be electric enough if my personality can’t be electric enough my life must be tortured enough if my life can’t be tortured enough my words must be piercing enough if my words can’t be piercing enough enough is enough
to baptize the boy you’d
have to hold him under
a whole lot longer,
she said to the pastor.
he’d drown, he said.
that’s good, said she.
he needs a whole