A Standard of Grace

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart

My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.

 Jodi Picoult  (via jamstains)

(Source: katisque, via sweet-tea-and-mimosas)

Call a boy a gentleman and watch his shoulders straighten. Call a girl a lady and watch her spirit turn graceful. Humanity was brought into existence by God speaking words into the void of the universe. We tend to become what we are called.

The Medicine of Hope (via 7sunriseoversea)

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If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.

Calvin and Hobbes; Bill Watterson (via mylittlebookofquotes)

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

― Lin Yutang (via psych-quotes)

(via fitchelss)

The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.

—(via chim0)

(via biblesandtea)

You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk. Instead, be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you.

—Ephesians 4:31-32  (via godmoves)

(Source: joythedaughter, via godismyoxygen)