alternatives to “it was all just a dream”

  • it was all just a story the narrator heard somebody else tell on the bus
  • it was all just somebody rambling after getting their wisdom teeth out
  • it was all just a feature length puppet show
  • it was all just a set of cave paintings
  • it was all just a frighteningly elaborate set of instructions on the back of a microwaveable meal

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Pirates of the Caribbean/Skyrim Mashup.
Klaus Badelt vs Jeremy Soule.




Pirates of the Caribbean/Skyrim Mashup by flipboit4midles.

(Bask in the awesomeness of this.)







i literally threw my computer across the loveseat when i heard this. its so epicly beautiful.

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Caution: Bloggers Are Not Your Counselors


Tumblr friends, please keep in mind that most of us here are 15 to 20 years old.  Even if you’re 25 and married, you’re still a kid.  That’s how the news would describe you if you ended up there.  I’ve barely just turned 30 and my mom still thinks I’m a baby.  That’s the straight-up truth; let’s not deny that.

So if you’re asking for Life-Altering Advice or seeking the Answers to the Universe through an Ask Box, please consider that even the wisest-sounding person on Tumblr doesn’t know everything.  Most of us have hardly been through much of anything. 

I would actually propose that most “advice”  here is just flowery, modified, spur-of-the-moment, this-is-what-I-would-do fluff that the blogger hardly even follows, and would not work in the gritty reality of an upside-down life.  Most bloggers here don’t care about your well-being, but care about getting reblogs and followers and a fanclub. 

This isn’t to take away from some wonderful, awesome blogs out there.  But use caution.  Don’t be intimidated by some high-dollar vocabulary and think, “This blogger knows the way, so I better ask him or I’m getting it wrong.” 

I love you guys.  Think critically. 

(via earthstranger)



No it’s spelled Negus.

Negus. “King,” “Ruler” or “Emperor”

Now you know.

if I put something that I wrote in quotes but then put my initials in lower case letters as the source will it get reblogged by cool blogs?
b.b. (via blakebaggott)

Reminder: You are under no obligation to look pretty.



Not when you are laying around the house, not when you go to the grocery store, not when you sit in a classroom, not when you go to the gym. You are never obligated to get dressed up just so you are pretty for others.

Pretty is not the rent you pay to exist in the world as a woman. 

That last line. Wow.

(via deliriumdecadence)

On to briefly ask for verses about why God allows us to face temptation.  If anyone could send that my way please let me know.


A promise of GodNot a symbol of pride


A promise of God
Not a symbol of pride


(via psalm-91)

Talking to Edward

After 2 years and 4 months, I chose to speak to my ex-boyfriend, Edward.  It felt like old times a little but there was something different about the man I was speaking to now, and the one I wanted to marry 2 years ago.

He gave up on trying to fight the sin issues that were consuming him when we stopped talking.  He has very little shame in those matters now.  Bitterness is also taken a hold of him.   I think I am currently a target of that and already our time of talking might be over.

I think we handled being platonic friends well.  It was hard for me knowing I could do nothing to help him, and he wasn’t helping himself.

Even if he opes to cut me off again, I think us talking now was good.  It erased the over romanticized version of him that I remembered from dating him.  I am finally over him and free.

This happening at the same time that I am allowing myself to date again (May 1 was the date I picked 16 months ago) I don’t think is coincidence.  God knew the timing of this all.

Dear Lord, please help me keep to a good testimony and follow the path You would have me follow.   Correctly quickly and with mercy when I stray from Your laws.  Thank you for the strength to make it this far.  Be with Edward and keep asking him to correct his path.

letter to my future husband:


if you exist,

You’d better not be writing me letters.

Stop looking at me, look at Jesus.

(via thegirlwithagrapefruit)

Education In Proverbs


I recently read this in a mini-article in my Archeological Study Bible.

  • Education in Proverbs is centered in the family and has the good of the individual in view. By contrast, Greek education was centered in the gymnasium and had the good of the city-state (polis) in view.
  • Education in Proverbs is primarily directed at moral and spiritual virtue rather than towards vocational training. By contrast, some wisdom texts from Egypt are principally concerned with preparing a young man for work in the government or as a scribe.
  • Education in Proverbs does not focus upon any particular social class. Egyptian wisdom literature, on the other hand, was to a large extent directed to the elite.
  • Education in Proverbs begins with the fear of God as the source and goal of all wisdom. This focus has no parallel in other ancient texts.

I've really been struggling with my faith lately. There are so many options that seem easier and with easy satisfaction. At my church they spoke about nonchristians saying "if you believe a lie long enough then it looks like the truth" how do I know Christianity isn't just a lie I'm believing? Christianity is something I've grown up with so I wonder if other things are more satisfying. How do I know God isn't just something I've imagined?


Hi Anon,

Everyone who grows up in church eventually hits a point where they have to make a decision: Either they will take their parent’s faith and make it their own, or they leave the faith altogether. 

I went through it, and chose to believe. But I also had friends who went through it and left the church. And it sounds like you’re at that deciding point yourself now.

So it’s good you’re asking questions. You want to know what you’re getting yourself into before you commit to it.

The Bible acknowledges that sin can seem satisfying – at least for a while. And Jesus acknowledges that following Him is costly.

But Jesus also assures us that lasting satisfaction is only found in Him. And scripture assures us that we’re better off following God.

So instead of looking for “easy satisfaction”, look for what’s true:

That should give you a good starting point. And I’ll be glad to help answer any more specific questions you run into along the way.

Peace, love and Jesus,


Ok you guys, we all know that Tumblr runs primarily in English





Here’s the deal: my first language is Italian. I know plenty of people on this website whose first language is Italian. Nevertheless, when we’re interacting with each other on Tumblr, we speak English.

I am not objecting to this system, it’s actually good practice for some people, to be able to speak a second language extensively.


Why not have a “Speak Your Own Language Day” where all of us exclusively speak in our native language?

(No but apart from the small rebellion from the US-centric and generally Anglophone-centric environment we got here, think about trying to speak to people from other countries via excessive use of Google Translate it’ll be a blast)

Ok, since this post has finally reached 100 notes I think it’s a good time to give a date, and since no one else has advanced suggestions I’m gonna do it

I’m proposing Wednesday 7th May, so the post has a chance to do a couple more laps and more people get a chance to participate (French Friday sounded hilarious, but I don’t wanna wait until next friday and this friday seems a bit too soon).

How it’ll work:

  • If you’re native language is something other than English, speak that!
  • If you have multiple languages you can pick from the choice is yous friend, speak all, speak one, whatever’s best for you
  • You’ll blog in your language all day: text posts, replies, tags (except triggers and organizational tags), the whole nine yards. Regardless of what language people choose to speak to you, you answer in your own.
  • Midnight to midnight according to your own time zone
  • English native speakers, if you wanna participate maybe you could practice a second language you’re learning
  • If anyone makes fun of anyone else for their language (and I’m including English native speakers that might choose to speak a second language on the day) I’m gonna come for you (◕‿◕✿)
  • The tag is gonna be #Speak Your Language Day if you wanna tag your posts with that!

My question is, if I’m on that day, should I use Spanish or Hebrew?


I don’t know how to say this…

Due to school work I haven’t updated this blog since September; and there were updates to make.

God is moving me to a new phase in life.  I’m trying to force myself to write more under my real name meaning I need to limit this alter ego.  I will be deleting this blog soon.  I want to keep track of some of you so Inbox me if you want to connect with the real me.

Sorry about this.  But I must do as I’m lead.

Also using my real name for everything will help me be accountable to my APs.

I love y’all and I loved keeping up this blog.  I hope to do this again one day. 

Also thank you to followers I’ve gained while not posting.  I wish I knew y’all better.

(via hidingingod)