Lover of the Light

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nuded:

i want a late night adventure. i want someone to call me up and say, “i’m outside. let’s go do something!” i want to go out late at night in my pj’s and my hair all tied up. maybe drive around. go to a park and just swing on the swings. maybe sit in the grass and watch the stars or maybe go to a 24 hour food place and pig out. i just want a late night adventure with people i like to be around. no drama. nothing but good vibes and good company.

chrysostmom:

(via Live Action “Planned Parenthood Exposed” Part 2: Asphyxiation)
People always squawk, “but these videos are EDITED!!” Which is why when a new batch comes out, I sit here at 1 am when everyone is asleep and watch the whole, boring, unedited versions. Because truth is foremost for me, and I want to be sure that I am getting the whole story.
Based on that, I have found NO evidence that Live Action manipulates the videos to say anything other than what is actually said. And based on my interactions with PP workers, and a decade and a half of interactions with “sex positive” feminists, I don’t have a moment’s doubt or hesitation in believing that these clinic workers said exactly what Live Action claims they did, and exactly what they are shown to say on the tapes. It’s very, very consistent with the overall “sex positive pro-choice” ethos, an ethos which, as a former “third wave” feminist, I am altogether more familiar with than I really would like to be.
So what do we have here in this still shot? A PP worker telling a teenager that no does not always mean no. Not if your boyfriend is into “kink” and you “consent” to abdicating your right to say no. (To what extent anyone can abdicate that right is an unsettling moral question—and legal one, to boot—let alone an impressionable teenager.)
Meanwhile, we have this headline on local news: “Oregon Teen Died After Rough Sex.”
Ideology has consequences, folks.

chrysostmom:

(via Live Action “Planned Parenthood Exposed” Part 2: Asphyxiation)

People always squawk, “but these videos are EDITED!!” Which is why when a new batch comes out, I sit here at 1 am when everyone is asleep and watch the whole, boring, unedited versions. Because truth is foremost for me, and I want to be sure that I am getting the whole story.

Based on that, I have found NO evidence that Live Action manipulates the videos to say anything other than what is actually said. And based on my interactions with PP workers, and a decade and a half of interactions with “sex positive” feminists, I don’t have a moment’s doubt or hesitation in believing that these clinic workers said exactly what Live Action claims they did, and exactly what they are shown to say on the tapes. It’s very, very consistent with the overall “sex positive pro-choice” ethos, an ethos which, as a former “third wave” feminist, I am altogether more familiar with than I really would like to be.

So what do we have here in this still shot? A PP worker telling a teenager that no does not always mean no. Not if your boyfriend is into “kink” and you “consent” to abdicating your right to say no. (To what extent anyone can abdicate that right is an unsettling moral question—and legal one, to boot—let alone an impressionable teenager.)

Meanwhile, we have this headline on local news: “Oregon Teen Died After Rough Sex.”

Ideology has consequences, folks.

I constantly go back and forth between wanting to become more active on tumblr and wanting to be on tumblr less. So instead I just remain at this state where I am wasting time on tumblr all the time but I am not very active in posting…

dirtybongobeats:

lowkeat:

Today in science we learned that you can never gain cold, you can only have an absence of heat; and it made me think that maybe hatred doesn’t exist, and there’s only an absence of love.

this is the realist shit I’ve ever read

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novenanerd:

There are some awesome Catholic men in my life. Men who are chivalrous and holy and each of these men make me feel like such a loved little sister. One man in particular is a priest who I know pretty well. He is such a holy priest and everything he does, from his actions to a simple look, is done with great love. I saw him this weekend at Steubenville FL and he leaves me in awe at his love and reverence for Christ and the Church. I didn’t get to talk to him long, but when I saw him he opened his arms wide for a hug. When I looked at him I felt like a little sister going to hug her brother and I felt so loved. 

Sometimes with my vocation I think about all the amazing Catholic men I know and I think about how awesome it would be to be married to someone like that. But I am also so confident in my vocation when I am around these men, because I love them like my brothers and I know that they love me like a sister. When I look at them I see Christ and I am reminded of the man who I really want to marry. These awesome holy men are the best brothers I could ever have and they are a huge inspiration to me, but they point me to Christ in a unique way. They point me to Christ in a way where I know that Jesus is the man I am meant to marry.

I want to love these men in a pure and beautiful way. In a motherly and sisterly way. I want to talk to them and be with them as a girl who is in love with Christ talking to men who are in love with Christ. This priest whom I love so dearly has reaffirmed my vocation this weekend, because when I saw him and I saw the pure brotherly love he had for me in his eyes, I saw Jesus and I knew that I had a brother in him and a spouse in Christ and my heart was full.

God has blessed me with some amazing chivalrous and holy Catholic men who I am so happy to call my brothers in Christ. And he has blessed me with the call and vocation to be a bride of Christ; to marry Jesus. I can’t think of anything that fits my heart better than that. To be a sister to such holy men and to be a bride to the man who owns my heart.

hxccatholic:

childhoods-sigh:

singhallelujahh:

heartallonfire:

inthenameofthelord:

National Organization for Women [NOW] put the Little Sisters of the Poor on their “Dirty 100” list. Megys kelly denounces it.

"are you Catholic? I am. And it is not a religion for wusses." LOLOLOL

"I know, the nuns are opposed to birth control. It’s a shock."

the sass is strong in this one

Sometimes I think that the pro-choice or pro-birthcontrol-to-be-provided-by-companies movements MUST have better representatives, but I’m just not being exposed to them…??

wow, i should just watch kelly from now on

All the cases I have completed so far and will be put in my new Etsy shop after I complete a few more. The only ones I will not be selling are the two Disney designs since they are not my original designs. I just did those for my phone and my sister’s. But the rest will be in my shop later this month hopefully. I also will take personal requests! I still have about 6 cases left to paint until I start my shop and order more. 

catholicrose:

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

catholicrose:

When I find myself in times of trouble

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom

Let it be

why free birth control…

Well said! Of all the “free” medical care our country could be worrying about, why is contraception on the top of the list?

Jul 7
So I am going to be starting up an Etsy shop with hand-painted phone cases some time in these next few weeks. For now I am working on getting designs done. These are a few I was working on today. Some (like these) will be Catholic designs, but not all of them. I’ll keep you guys updated as I finish more and get my shop up and running!

So I am going to be starting up an Etsy shop with hand-painted phone cases some time in these next few weeks. For now I am working on getting designs done. These are a few I was working on today. Some (like these) will be Catholic designs, but not all of them. I’ll keep you guys updated as I finish more and get my shop up and running!

Jul 6

The other vocation crisis

This is so true and I have been saying this forever. We need holy marriages to raise holy families and the next generations of faithful Catholics. 

Jul 6

You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful - or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.

- most relevant thing to my entire life this month. (via heartallonfire)

(Source: thegoodvibe.co)

Jul 6

Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’t look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.

- St. Catherine of Siena (via imaginesisters)

Jul 6
allaboutmary:

A Madonna in the cathedral of Orbetello, Italy.

allaboutmary:

A Madonna in the cathedral of Orbetello, Italy.

(Source: jungeblodt-com.photoshelter.com)

Jul 5

I am Ryland - the story of a male-identifying little girl who didn’t transition

animatedbylove:

important perspective.

(Source: stevegershom)