ChristynNicole

My generation is gruesomely lonely, but in response, we don’t need another handout, another kind gesture, or a better bible study. We don’t need more people that will merely know our name and address or care for us sporadically and at arms length.

We need big, reimagined, Jesus kind of love, and people willing to sacrifice themselves in order to live it with us. We need people who will love us enough to get messy.

So be deeply involved. Be covered in someone’s tears. Be the person who gets the call at midnight. Be the person who hears the gory details when someone’s marriage or career falls apart. Be the person who tells someone the hard stuff that they need to hear but no one wants to say. Be the person who repeatedly gets someone else’s mud and blood all over you. Be the person who goes home a little uncomfortable at night, not because of your behavior and thoughts, but because you’ve been near enough to someone else’s.

Be a family member to the lonely, messy people of this world, and to my generation.

—Josh Riebock, My Generation (via earthstranger)

(Source: brotherstories, via takecaretiredsouls)

Some days, I wake up with this crazy realization of how wildly fortunate I am. I wake up in a bedroom in between two other bedrooms where two of my favorite people in the entire world have woken up or are still resting. And I walk downstairs, knowing that if I need anything, some more of my favorite people are only a phone call away and would be here with a moment’s notice. And I realize that my biggest struggle is getting in my own way of feeling that safety and love. I’m not so sure why it’s such a difficult task to feel the love you’re so freely offered. But such is the human condition. 

Coffee, music and daydreaming.

Coffee, music and daydreaming.

On Valentines Day, I was paid to play a “hipster” on tv.

On Valentines Day, I was paid to play a “hipster” on tv.

When someone genuine knocks on your heart, you’ve got to let go of the stupid stuff from your past. Let them in. Give them space to show you what love looks like. Because you can take it. Your heart’s not glass.

Penny And Sparrow - Rattle 

New Album, “Struggle Pretty,” released April 22, 2014.

Rebecca and I were on a podcast tonight talking about the music businesssssss. we might sound like dorks but it was really fun.

Rebecca and I were on a podcast tonight talking about the music businesssssss. we might sound like dorks but it was really fun.