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my ridiculously romantic & unusually purple thoughts.

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todayinhistory:

March 30th 1853: Van Gogh born

On this day in 1853, the artist Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert in the Netherlands. The young van Gogh had a keen interest in art, and continued to draw and paint into adulthood. As an adult van Gogh traveled extensively throughout Europe, exploring the different art scenes and becoming especially affected by the French Impressionists. Despite his talent and distinctive art style, van Gogh was unappreciated in his lifetime. The struggling artist also suffered from mental health issues, infamously cutting off his ear and eventually shooting himself aged just 37. In his tragically short life van Gogh left an impressive selection of work, with over 2,000 pieces of art attributed to him. When he died, van Gogh was a little known name; today he is a household name, due to the rediscovery of his art and praise for its unique style, bold colours, and emotionality.

Happy 161st birthday Vincent van Gogh

I’m tired of Christians bashing “the church”, pointing out “its failures” as the main reason for its decline in North America. Unless you adhere to a religiopolitical system controlled by an exclusive priesthood, you ARE the church. It’s YOU who has failed. If you’re not passionately investing body, soul, and spirit in incarnating Jesus’ holiness and love in your world daily, then you’re a disinterested consumer. Apathy toward Jesus is the only thing that can cause “the church” to fail (Matt 16:18)

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Illustrations by Paul Hardy for Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey

arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963
 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in  life. And I am horribly limited.” 

arcticdiscos:

 Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963

 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I  want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the  skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades,  tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in  life. And I am horribly limited.” 

The contrast of colours. Beautiful.

The contrast of colours. Beautiful.

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It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.

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