morning glory

a morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
(Whitman)

a few weeks to relax until we are uprooted. enjoying our final days in the south of Texas.
welcome summer! family arrives today & my husband gets his navy wings this Friday…what a week!

“Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.”

—   

From Psalm 51

the morning prayer in The Book of Common Prayer.

a right spirit and the joy of His saving help. amen.

“Will you come with me to the mountains? It will hurt at first, until your feet are hardened. Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows. But will you come?”

—   C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce (via rainydaysandblankets)

(Source: bluecollarclassicist, via kvtes)

we bought a house! watch out world…we’re first time homeowners!
house hunting in Jacksonville with my Prince this weekend…can’t wait to make our FIRST house a home with him.

“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.”

—   Jamie Tworkowski (via rainydaysandblankets)

(Source: thatcrispedgeofautumn, via kvtes)

My hands at your sides, your hands wrapped closely around a hope for you and I…that’s one more reason why I can’t let you go.

my heart was broken before your heart came boldly through the door in through the storm and for that I’ll give you my life and love restored.

so hold me while we’re here, girl because we may not be next year, but how lovely to grow old with you.

"grow old with you," matthew mayfield

(via -theperfectmistake)

the sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning it’s time to sing Your song again whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me let me be singing when the evening comes
—10,000 Reasons, Matt Redmond
story of my life.

story of my life.

“did our grandmothers know when they played as little girls of the strange, sad way we would be bound? did our grandmothers know
when they prayed about the world that their faith and their love would be the ground for us?”

—   

my name is you, “we’re alive”

my good morning song today

"I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little" (Phillipians 4:11-12)

Reading “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp and appreciating her words on the eucharisteo.

“Go and find a girl for whom your love is selfless, someone who makes you helpless to change the way you feel…but stay away from girls who always look so pretty, who’s hearts just aren’t fitting for the man in you I see. Would you remember that for me?”

—   

Ben Rector, “Hank”

advice from an uncle to his nephew. not bad, ben…not bad.

“You need a lover in the first degree, I need a woman who believes in me.”

—   Augustana, “Just Stay Here Tonight”

antje duvekot on friendship.
"Diana’s Song"