ZachWay

Christ Follower / Husband / Free Spirit / Musician / Outdoorsman / Slightly Sarcastic

Anonymous asked: -related too extremists of Islam being crucified in Iraq, Israel murdering innocent lives, "because the Torah says so" Over 720 lost in the past week (mostly children)

Israel didn’t attack the Gaza Strip because the Torah said so, it wasn’t even a religion act- it was an act of retaliation. Maybe it’s time to expand your sources farther than buzzfeed, huffington post, cnn and msnbc. ;)

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James‬ ‭1‬:‭27‬

An ordinary simple Christian kneels down to say his prayers. He is trying to get into touch with God. But if he is a Christian he knows that what is prompting him to pray is also God: God, so to speak, inside him. But he also knows that all his real knowledge of God comes through Christ, the Man who was God - that Christ is standing beside him, helping him to pray, praying for him. You see what is happening. God is the thing to which he is praying the goal he is trying to reach. God is also the thing inside him which is pushing him on - the motive power. God is also the road or bridge along which he is being pushed to that goal. So that the whole threefold life of the three-personal Being is actually going on in that ordinary little bedroom where an ordinary man is saying his prayers. The man is being caught up into the higher kinds of life - what I called Zoe or spiritual life: he is being pulled into God, by God, while still remaining himself.

—CS Lewis

Being negative does not make you a good critic, it makes you cynical. We do not need more cynics. We need people who can be positive in such a negative-minded world. Problem solvers, people who think outside of the box, people who are actively seeking change- people who won’t wait around for something to happen, but will make it happen. Too many people in our generation are quick to point the finger, expose flaws, and shift blame. If there is a problem, our generation is the first to point it out and then without blinking run away from it. I think it is because we are scared of the hard work that is involved in change. We don’t know where to start. Maybe if we weren’t so negative, we would be able to start.

Crazy horse. (Did you know all of Mount Rushmore could fit on the side of his head?)

Crazy horse. (Did you know all of Mount Rushmore could fit on the side of his head?)

Anonymous asked: Blahblahblah *insert bible thumping quote here* ...just so you convince yourself you don't have to face the consequences of your actions.

You must hate babies. We love ours.

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Anonymous asked: How does Hanna not believe in birth control? It has a 99.999999% of working every time and that's WITHOUT another source of protection. So that means you guys were probably mainly relying just on her birth control and just because you guys fucked up doesn't mean it doesn't work. It means she most likely missed a dose, and didn't want to tell you.

If you reason with an arrogant cynic, you’ll get slapped in the face; confront bad behavior and get a kick in the shins. So don’t waste your time on a scoffer; all you’ll get for your pains is abuse. But if you correct those who care about life, that’s different—they’ll love you for it! Save your breath for the wise—they’ll be wiser for it; tell good people what you know—they’ll profit from it. ‭Proverbs‬ ‭9‬:‭7-9 (The Message version)

Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury. Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

—Proverbs‬ ‭9‬:‭7-9‬

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

—C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves