la vie d'une femme qui s'appelle Audrey

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The way Christianity spread over the first three centuries when the Romans were doing their best to stamp it out, was not simply by people going into the market place and saying ‘Jesus is Lord; you must believe in him.’ They did that too, but [it really spread] by people seeing that here was a community of people who lived in a totally different way.



The Christians were known for going and helping people who were not their kith and kin, who were not part of their ethnic group or part of their business interests. If somebody was sick, if somebody was poor, the Christians would go and look after them. They’d say “why do you do that? you’ve got nothing to gain by it,” and they’d say “well, it’s because we follow Jesus and this is the way that Jesus does stuff.

N.T. Wright (via hislivingpoetry)

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21-year-olds are out grabbing drinks with their friends, getting boyfriends, and seeing places.

Moi? Je suis ici. Je m’allongeé sur le lit. Je devrais dormir mais à cause d’un examen final que j’ai pris plu tôt ce soir, je m’inquiète de beaucoup de choses. Je pense à mon travail, la fête surprise de mon père, l’école et la faculté de droite où j’espère d’étudier. Je pense comment je vais payer ma carte de crédit, ma facture de téléphone. Je suis jalouse de ces gens qui s’inquiètent des vêtements qu’ils mettront pour la fête la semaine prochaine, ce que leurs petits amis font et oú ils vont aller ensuite. Il semble que leurs vies sont très simples.

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I am only half the woman I know I am,
A quarter of the woman I desire to be.

We are growing still,
We are growing everyday,

Do not stifle your own petals,
Do not deny yourself a blossoming.

blossom (via cosmofilius)

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People who post about family problems/arguments on Facebook despite of knowing that their post can be seen by the involved relative or by people who know the person they are talking about, are either asking for trouble or just stupid.

Sad how social media, despite of its ability to connect and re-connect people, has decreased relationships to virtual conversations that betray the true words that people need to say.

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GOALS FOR SUMMER 2014:

1. Read at least one non-fiction book.

2. Read at least one French novel.

3. Read as much as possible, catch up on reading book series!

4. Study for LSAT!

5. Get U.S. Visa

6. Exercise as much as possible!

7. Work and save money.

8. Get G-license.

9. Watch TV series.

10. Volunteer!!

(Not in order of importance)

Let’s see how many I actually accomplish.

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I think the most painful realization comes when you find that you cannot speak your mother tongue as well as you do the language of the land where you grew up. My English is evidence of this. When something as simple as a colour, or the name of an animal in your mother tongue leaves you dumb. Yesterday I could not find the word for ‘turtle’ in Somali, only after my mother reminded me, did I recall knowing it.

We betray our mother tongues, for the languages of nations who will never fully accept us. We let the strangeness infest our mouths until we forget how to accommodate our original tongues.
mother tongue, Farah Gabdon (via ileu)

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