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Why, yes,

I did just make my bed completely with clean sheets, pillow cases, and blanket only to unmake it and crawl in bed 10 minutes later.

These are back in style (or at least in the store). My 8th grade self is tempted to buy them & then find the perfect pair of old navy overalls to wear with them.

These are back in style (or at least in the store). My 8th grade self is tempted to buy them & then find the perfect pair of old navy overalls to wear with them.

These are back in style (or at least in the store). My 8th grade self is tempted to buy them & then find the perfect pair of old navy overalls to wear with them.

These are back in style (or at least in the store). My 8th grade self is tempted to buy them & then find the perfect pair of old navy overalls to wear with them.

Simone Campbell is giving a daylong talk 3 minutes away from me and I can’t go. So disappointed.

http://shortbreadstuff.tumblr.com/post/97895778375/i-firmly-think-full-time-volunteer-programs

shortbreadstuff:

(I firmly think full time volunteer programs should be abolished/illegal. It was different ten years ago when people could make some sort of free choice to volunteer. Nowadays young people do it because it’s their ONLY way to gain the “experience” necessary to get a real job. Nonprofits who take…

I did a year-long volunteer program and, honestly, it was the best thing I have ever done. It changed my life. I lived in community with other volunteers. We were given room/board, food budget, bus passes, & a modest monthly allowance. We made far less than minimum wage. None of the folks in my volunteer year (or other people I know who served through AmeriCorps or a faith-based program) participated to “get our foot in the door.” We served because we were (are) passionate about social justice, advocacy, etc. Some choose to serve a year because they weren’t sure what their next step should be. None everyone is cut out to serve for a year in this type of program. However, I’d whole-heartedly recommend serving a volunteer year.

Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”

Truth.

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It’s time for progressive Christians to claim discipleship. It’s time to get radical, not about our politics or our policies, but about our faith. It’s time to stop throwing the baby Jesus out with the bath water, and start putting the horse before the cart. It’s time to remember what, and who, we worship. It’s time to develop the language of faith. And it’s time to see our social justice work as a natural product of our discipleship, not something that competes with it for the church’s time.


And only then, when we have gone back to the source and found what ultimately binds us together with God and with one another, can we go out and find the next, next big thing. And whenever that happens, we will be better for it. And we just may find that when it comes to changing the world for the better, the Gospel of Why We Are Different Than Other Christians can’t hold a candle to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Rev. Emily C. Heath, a UCC minister in New Hampshire.  (via godinthebrokenness)

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Millennials Are Actually MORE Likely To Read Books, Study Says

I read…a lot.

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