poet // theologian // whiskey lover // loyal friend // northern beard in the southern heat.......................................Durham, NC


"I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings."

- note to self   (via smellbefore-rain)

(Source: c0ntemplations, via seamsewswell)


You better come on in my kitchen Babe, it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoors.


"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness."

- Andy Rooney (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: simply-quotes, via knotformation)


"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away."

- George Eliot (via stonypathsstrongshoes)



"Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace."

- John Greenleaf Whittier, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (via contrariansoul)

(via stonypathsstrongshoes)


"A lot of our dysfunction is looking for affirmation in the wrong places. A lot of our brokenness is trying to buy love, win love, earn love, be loved by people who will never love us."

- Erwin McManus // Sermon: The Power of Us // 8.31.14