Got a birthday card from Tumblr, I guess this blog is 3!

Got a birthday card from Tumblr, I guess this blog is 3!

dreamsfrommyteachers:

Once an institution with local respect, recognized for many embedded partnerships with private organizations, town governments, and school boards, Gordon has traded community trust and relationships, forged with collective humility and good will, for a political cause. “Religious freedom.” It is nothing less than the third rail of current American politics, so the timing seems poor at best. “Whose religious freedom?” one might also ask. And even if there was consensus at Gordon, which there is not, why do we feel entitled to have our freedoms of conscience enshrined in legislation at the expense of others’ equally protected freedoms of conscience? This “Don’t tread on me”mentality has never been part of our ethos at Gordon, and it doesn’t belong here now.

This anon faculty/staff member at Gordon College (my alma mater) totally nails it. If I could hire a skywriter to publish this post it in its entirety in the sky over Wenham, I would do it. Many thanks to the author. Hang in there, please.

dreamsfrommyteachers:

I have a dream for Gordon College. The scope of my dream does not rival that of Dr. King’s, but I believe it is one that would make him proud.

I dream that “freedom within the framework of faith” would mean something. Something real. I dream that “nondenominational” would mean that we represent…

This post puts into words so much of what I felt as a student at Gordon (and truth be told, in the traditional church). There is so very little space today in which to have a non-politicized conversation about faith, and so much fear on both sides of issues. I’ve got no answers, just hope that people of good faith will work toward real conversation about these issues. 

"Picture yourself when you were five. In fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. She’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self."

— Kris Carr (via larmoyante)

(via rachelearns)

Tags: self care

badtheologybeaver:

thefingerfucker:

new-ways-to-complain:

conservativegirlonpolitics:

That was the most informative thing I have ever been told by a duck

And I have been told a lot of things by ducks.

so. many. things.

A fellow aquatic creature shares some important information.

If you were ever tempted… rethink!

badtheologybeaver:

thefingerfucker:

new-ways-to-complain:

conservativegirlonpolitics:

That was the most informative thing I have ever been told by a duck

And I have been told a lot of things by ducks.

so. many. things.

A fellow aquatic creature shares some important information.

If you were ever tempted… rethink!

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badtheologybeaver:

Separationist theology:
Because Jesus totally said,
"…and under this rock I shall build my church."

This. All day long, this. Badtheologybeaver, whoever you are, you’re my favorite.

badtheologybeaver:

Separationist theology:

Because Jesus totally said,

"…and under this rock I shall build my church."

This. All day long, this. Badtheologybeaver, whoever you are, you’re my favorite.

buzzfeed:

itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

austinabridged:

itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

As a professional internet, it’s my job to search the web for quality, intellectually stimulating content. Like this.

The heavens parted, and delivered unto us a scion of hope, a glimmer of immortality. This song.

Its been a few hours since I posted this and I’m pretty sure I’ve gone back to listen to it about twelve times now and each time it still makes me almost develop a hernia from laughing so much.

Best ever. 

trivialkim:

Eric just graduated from the local high school, and was injured on a graduation trip with friends. The surgery he had in the Dominican Republic as well as the medflight back to Mass General weren’t covered by insurance, so Eric’s family is facing not only his injury and recovery, but frightening bills. Please consider donating, and please please reblog to spread the word. Thanks so much. 

Signal Boost: Prayers needed today as Eric goes in for his second surgery. This one on his neck will help make him more stable. 

Eric just graduated from the local high school, and was injured on a graduation trip with friends. The surgery he had in the Dominican Republic as well as the medflight back to Mass General weren’t covered by insurance, so Eric’s family is facing not only his injury and recovery, but frightening bills. Please consider donating, and please please reblog to spread the word. Thanks so much. 

eisforedna:

On May 28th, my sister, Edna, turned 31.

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Her mental age is about three years old. She loves Winnie the Pooh, Beauty & the Beast, and Sesame Street. Even though the below picture is unconvincing.

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Edna and “Cookie.” I think she was trying to play it cool.

My name is…

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