"Be excellent to each other." -Ted Theodore Logan

My name's Dan. B positive is my blood type and that's my attitude. If you like the stuff I post follow me, ask me questions, and whatever other stuff people do on tumblr.

Well ive been back for about a week now and tumblr is already becoming too much of a distraction. It’s too addicting.

There are some Christians who prefer structure, authority, discipline, and hard work. They want to schedule their Bible-reading and they need to check off a calendar and they want to attend church on a weekly planner. They tithe to the exact dollar and they dress up every Sunday and they would never ever curse, not even after getting a papercut from their latest Oswald Chambers devotional. And I think that’s okay. I don’t think religion has to be such a bad word all the time. Again, effort is not legalism, because legalism is legalism.

I think God has room for the highly devout church guy who sits in the front row because God respects our individual dignity and personalities. God does not mock the button-up bravado of the sincerely stiff worshiper — because this sort of Christian is still a sinner in need of grace, like you and me, and we’re not called to treat him based on any other parameter.

God has wired each of us differently. Some Christians will drink a beer and smoke cigars and get tattoos and pray in the woods by the river with a handmade journal and Lecrae and Mumford and Sons and Nirvana in their iPod — because this is how they meet Jesus. God has a limitless imagination to speak to each of us in a wild variety of ways. To limit this is to limit God, and I don’t ever want to suckerpunch His sovereignty.

J.S. from this post (via hopefisch)

That’s beautiful

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I could really use a good joke.

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

—~Henry David Thoreau (via bookishleaves)

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Time can be slowed if you live deliberately. If you stop and watch sunsets. If you spend time sitting on porches listening to the woods. If you give in to the reality of the seasons.

—Thomas Christopher Greene, I’ll Never Be Long Gone: A Novel (via a-thousand-words)

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crimpediem:

Matt Wilder on The Altruist, V13 | Flatirons, Boulder, CO | Photo: Andy Mann

crimpediem:

Matt Wilder on The Altruist, V13 | Flatirons, Boulder, CO | Photo: Andy Mann

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The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.

—― Frances E. Willard (via psych-quotes)

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If you’re ever lucky enough to find a girl who is a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind, you should hold onto that. Because she’ll be yours at two in the morning and at two in the afternoon the following day. She’ll kiss you where it hurts and until it hurts. And that’s important. Someone who not only knows how to turn you on but also knows how to treat you right is someone worth a little something… and a little more than usual.