My name is Colton, and this page consists of the thoughts and interests of a small town college kid from Arkansas. No theme. Just me. Follower of Christ. Sports and music enthusiast. Calvin & Hobbes and Peanuts comics fan. Fraternity member. Dog lover. Hopeless romantic. Laid back. Professional nap taker. Movie watcher. Runner. Friend. Work hard. Play harder. Pray hardest.

 

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Man, most likely under the influence, tries to climb a fence. 

The payoff is inspired and amazing.

Gorgeous.

Perfect.

If you tell me Christian commitment is a kind of thing that has happened to you once and for all like some kind of spiritual plastic surgery, I say go to, go to, you’re either pulling the wool over your own eyes or trying to pull it over mine. Every morning you should wake up in your bed and ask yourself: “Can I believe it all again today?” No, better still, don’t ask it till after you’ve read The New York Times, till after you’ve studied that daily record of the world’s brokenness and corruption, which should always stand side by side with your Bible. Then ask yourself if you can believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ again for that particular day. If your answer’s always Yes, then you probably don’t know what believing means. At least five times out of ten the answer should be No because the No is as important as the Yes, maybe more so. The No is what proves you’re human in case you should ever doubt it. And then if some morning the answer happens to be really Yes, it should be a Yes that’s choked with confession and tears and great laughter.

Frederick Buechner (via yesdarlingido)

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Oceans by Hillsong United. Literally never, ever, ever gets old.

Okay can we just stop for a second & talk about the fact that this girl is in HIGH SCHOOL what even

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 jspark3000)

Got to share a small part of my testimony last night at church along with 7 of my friends. God is incredible in how He meets us wherever we’re at.

Got to share a small part of my testimony last night at church along with 7 of my friends. God is incredible in how He meets us wherever we’re at.