Most of the time, I’d rather go get a hotdog than write a song.

John Prine

When asked if his songwriting has grown easier or harder over the years.

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gospelofthekingdom:

An Orthodox View of Salvation by Steve Robinson

Brian Zahnd’s rendering: The Gospel in Chairs

Both are beautiful illustrations.

iloveoldmagazines:

Texas Monthly
1977 Vol. 5, No. 11

iloveoldmagazines:

Texas Monthly

1977 Vol. 5, No. 11

The whole concern of doctrine and its teaching must be directed to the love that never ends. Whether something is proposed for belief, for hope or for action, the love of our Lord must always be made accessible, so that anyone can see that all the works of perfect Christian virtue spring from love and have no other objective than to arrive at love. Roman Catechism, published 1566. (via thehungrycatholic)

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You cannot be too gentle, you cannot be too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of others. — St. Seraphim of Sarov (via gospelofthekingdom)
kafkasapartment:

Circles in a Circle, 1923. Vasily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944). Oil on canvas

kafkasapartment:

Circles in a Circle, 1923. Vasily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944). Oil on canvas

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theatlantic:

In Focus: The Easter Rocket War of Vrontados

Every Easter, in the Greek village of Vrontados, members of rival churches sitting across a small valley stage a “rocket war” by firing thousands of homemade rockets towards each other while services are held. The objective for each side is to strike the bell of the opposing church. The festival, called Rouketopolemos, has been celebrated by the churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani for at least 125 years, its exact origins a mystery. Gathered here are images of this rocket war from the past few years.

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I believe a man is happier, and happy in a richer way, if he has ‘the freeborn mind’. But I doubt whether he can have this without economic independence, which the new society is abolishing. For economic independence allows an education not controlled by Government; and in adult life it is the man who needs, and asks, nothing of Government who can criticise its acts and snap his fingers at its ideology. Read Montaigne; that’s the voice of a man with his legs under his own table, eating the mutton and turnips raised on his own land. Who will talk like that when the State is everyone’s schoolmaster and employer? Admittedly, when man was untamed, such liberty belonged only to the few. I know. Hence the horrible suspicion that our only choice is between societies with few freemen and societies with none. — C. S. Lewis, “Is Progress Possible?” (via ayjay)

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