Love Affair With A Strawberry

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Sep 1
wadehiddlesarmitagepunk:

valiantparadox:

moniquill:

naamahdarling:

wrath-fire-ice:

Bury me in this.

*SCREAMS*

Get buried in this, get found by archeologists ten thousand years later, get presumed some kind of monarch or holy figure.

what do you mean presumed

Are these REAL feathers? I hope not. :(

They could be real, peacocks shed them just like every other bird.

wadehiddlesarmitagepunk:

valiantparadox:

moniquill:

naamahdarling:

wrath-fire-ice:

Bury me in this.

*SCREAMS*

Get buried in this, get found by archeologists ten thousand years later, get presumed some kind of monarch or holy figure.

what do you mean presumed

Are these REAL feathers? I hope not. :(

They could be real, peacocks shed them just like every other bird.

(Source: lavenderwrath)

Sep 1
radiicvl:

plhants:

morgancrawf:

official-maximum-ride:

Decided to take a video while flying this morning.
Best. Idea. Ever.

perfection

Reminder that this actually exists in our world
THIS IS REAL

I’m gonna cry.

radiicvl:

plhants:

morgancrawf:

official-maximum-ride:

Decided to take a video while flying this morning.

Best. Idea. Ever.

perfection

Reminder that this actually exists in our world


THIS IS REAL

I’m gonna cry.

Sep 1

Of all the movements, sensations and feelings of the soul, love is the only one in which the creature can respond to the Creator and make some sort of similar return however unequal though it be. For when God loves, all he desires is to be loved in return; the sole purpose of his love is to be loved, in the knowledge that those who love him are made happy by their love of him.

- Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), Doctor of the Church (via rudyscuriocabinet)

badwolfcomplex:

This is the pamphlet I was given this morning. It’s just an advertisement for the Jehovah’s Witnesses website, but there’s some interesting presumptions in there:

1) On the cover, note how “The Bible” is pitted against “science” and “philosophy.” Because clearly those three things are at odds.

I’m not sure how they think that dramatizing that supposed conflict is going to win them converts. Most people who adhere to “science” or “philosophy” over and against the Bible are not going to be interested in even looking at the Bible, let alone considering what “answers” it may hold; they’d rather laugh at it from a safe distance. 

2) The pamphlet’s approach, which the missionary also led with when I answered the door, is a generic “we’re all dealing with life’s great questions, so much bad happening in the world today, and we need answers!” Maybe it’s just me, but that rings so hollow, perhaps because it’s so generic.

Maybe the generic approach is their “gentle” method. It seems like they’d really get somewhere if they led with something personal and dramatic, such as, “Have you considered that you’re going to die someday and you don’t know when that is?” The “where” they might get, of course, is a door slammed in their faces, but that could happen anyway. I noticed she didn’t actually mention the name “Jehovah’s Witness” at any time, and it’s not prominent on the pamphlet either. They’re trying to be low key. Which seems a bit out of sync with the whole door-to-door approach.

3) The pictures on the inside are a strange assortment. There’s a clear attempt at multiculturalism (at least in my experience, the Witnesses have always been a very white group) and lots of smiling faces, presumably to make you feel warm and friendly about this advertisement, but I’m not really clear on the purpose of most of the images.

At any rate, here are some resources for Catholics: 

About the JWs:
History of the Jehovah’s Witnesses 
Distinctive Beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses 
The God of the Jehovah’s Witnesses 

Apologetics:

Karl Keating and the Missionary on Matthew 16 
Biblically refuting the JW’s denial of Christ’s divinity 
Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses (audio) 
Strategies of the Jehovah’s Witnesses 
Stumpers for the JWs; More Stumpers 
Evangelizing Jehovah’s Witnesses 
What’s Wrong with the JW’s Bible (New World Translation)

Find more resources here.

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pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

ultrafacts:

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The awesome part is, When the king’s people saw what was happening, many of them said that that was not what had been meant and wanted to put a stop to it. But the king laughed and accepted the women’s clever trick. “A king” he said, “should always stand by his word.”

pizzaismylifepizzaisking:

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The awesome part is, When the king’s people saw what was happening, many of them said that that was not what had been meant and wanted to put a stop to it. But the king laughed and accepted the women’s clever trick. “A king” he said, “should always stand by his word.”

brightchimeradragon:

just-bx:

Just SCience

IT TOOK ME TWO TIMES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON, HOLY FUCKING SHIT MY SIDES.

brightchimeradragon:

just-bx:

Just SCience

IT TOOK ME TWO TIMES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON, HOLY FUCKING SHIT MY SIDES.

(Source: emedemabri)

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greluc:

Scientists, attempting to match the granite of which the pillar is made, have been able to find similar, but not identical, granite and only in other parts of the world. The statue of the Virgin is made of a material not found on this earth. By a miraculous divine action, no dust ever settles on it, so for almost 2,000 years the statue has never needed dusting.

Saint James, near the banks of the Ebro, knelt in prayer with upturned face while his companions, fatigued with the labors of the day, had closed their heavy eyelids and, like the Apostles before them, slept while their master prayed.

A flash of light suddenly lit up the fields, sounds of Heavenly music filled the air, and the seven disciples, roused from their slumbers, gazed with wonder and fear at the apparition before them. Seated on a throne of light, borne aloft by angels, was Mary, whom they supposed was in Jerusalem.

Angels knelt around her on transparent clouds while others, playing mystical harps, sang the sublime words with which, forty years before, the Archangel Gabriel had saluted her in her home in Nazareth, “Ave Maria Gratia plena, Dominus tecum.”

Saint James, seeing this vision in ecstasy, saw the angels suspend the throne in front of him and place themselves before it. Mary, taking from the hands of the Seraphim a small column upon which stood a beautiful statue of herself with the Infant Jesus in her arms, showed it to Saint James, gave him her blessing, and said, “James, servant of the Most High, blessed be thou by Him, and may He fill thee with His Divine Grace.”

To this the angels answered, “Amen,” and she continued: “My son James, the Most High and Mighty God of Heaven has chosen this place that you may consecrate and dedicate here a temple and house of prayer where, under the invocation of my name, He wishes to be adored and served, and all the faithful who seek my intercession will receive the graces they ask if they have true faith and devotion, and in the Name of my Son I promise them great favors and blessings, for this will be my temple and my house, my own inheritance and possession, and in testimony of my promise, this pillar will remain here, and on it my own image that, in this place where you will build my temple, will last and endure with the Holy Faith until the end of the world. This must be done at once, and when your work is accomplished, you will return to Jerusalem where it is the will of my Divine Son that you make the sacrifice of your life where He gave up His for the redemption of mankind.”

She then commanded the angels to place the column with its sacred image where it stands to this day, and as the angelic cortège disappeared, Saint James and his disciples praised God and offered to Him the first shrine ever dedicated to His Blessed Mother.

Cool but I want sources

Important thought on food

We have no good food anymore. We must have out novelties, not just cake but cheesecakey cake! Not just cookies, but cookie brownies! Not just pretzels, but buffalo pretzels! Not just apples, but grapples! Oh these things can be good but what about a superb cake, the most succulent cookie, the finest pretzel, the most crisp and juicy apple? A creamy, delicious cheesecake, the moistest, richest brownie, the hottest and yet balanced buffalo sauce, the firmest ripest grape? “I’m sorry ma’am, we don’t have that, it was used in something else…”

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