"“Are you not thirsty?” said the Lion.
“I am dying of thirst,” said Jill.
“Then drink,” said the Lion.
“May I — could I — would you mind going away while I do?” said Jill.
The Lion answered this only by a look and a very low growl. And as Jill gazed at its motionless bulk, she realized that she might as well have asked the whole mountain to move aside for her convenience.
The delicious rippling noise of the stream was driving her nearly frantic.
“Will you promise not to — do anything to me, if I do come?” said Jill.
“I make no promise,” said the Lion.
Jill was so thirsty now that, without noticing it, she had come a step nearer.
“Do you eat girls?” she said.
“I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,” said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.
“I daren’t come and drink,” said Jill.
“Then you will die of thirst,” said the Lion.
“Oh dear!” said Jill, coming another step nearer. “I suppose I must go and look for another stream then.”
“There is no other stream,” said the Lion.”"

C.S. Lewis (via theohpioneer)

Showing what it means to count the cost of discipleship.

artofmanliness:

"We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise." CS Lewis via Instagram http://ift.tt/1y3t7lZ

artofmanliness:

"We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise." CS Lewis via Instagram http://ift.tt/1y3t7lZ

pleatedjeans:

via

givelarrylove:

This is an unofficial survey regarding the youth of America, specifically the ones on Tumblr.

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Please reblog this post if you consider yourself a Republican or a moderate with certain Republican leaning.

In order to keep the count accurate, please no likes and reblog only once!

If you consider yourself a Democrat or a moderate with certain Democratic leaning please reblog this seperate post

(Source: heathhlledger)

"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."
Flannery O’Connor (via tallerthanlions)
"

Feminism has much to answer for denigrating men and encouraging women to seek independence whatever the cost to their families….

I know many women are shocked by my views. They expect the daughter of Alice Walker to deliver a very different message. Yes, feminism has undoubtedly given women opportunities. It’s helped open the doors for us at schools, universities and in the workplace. But what about the problems it’s caused for my contemporaries?

Feminism has betrayed an entire generation of women into childlessness. It is devastating…

I believe feminism is an experiment, and all experiments need to be assessed on their results. Then, when you see huge mistakes have been paid, you need to make alterations.

"
Rebecca Walker, daughter of Alice B. Walker, author of The Color Purple
calvingoestogotham:

Pretty much.

calvingoestogotham:

Pretty much.

kateoplis:

“A DECADE AGO, the Library of Congress paid $10 million to acquire the only known original copy of a 1507 world map that has been called “the birth certificate of America.” The large map, a masterpiece of woodblock printing, has been a star attraction at the library ever since and the object of revived scholarly fascination about the earliest cartography of the New World. The research has also rescued from obscurity a little-known Renaissance man, the 16th-century globe maker Johannes Schöner, who was responsible for saving the map for posterity. We call ourselves Americans today because of the map’s makers, Martin Waldseemüller and Mathias Ringmann, young clerics in the cathedral village of St.-Dié, France. By incorporating early New World discoveries, their map reached beyond the canonical descriptions of Old World geography handed down from Ptolemy in the second century. On a lower stretch of the southern continent, the mapmakers inscribed the name “America” in the mistaken belief that Amerigo Vespucci, not Columbus, deserved credit for first sighting a part of that continent, South America.”
Why America is Called America

Fascinating.

kateoplis:

“A DECADE AGO, the Library of Congress paid $10 million to acquire the only known original copy of a 1507 world map that has been called “the birth certificate of America.” The large map, a masterpiece of woodblock printing, has been a star attraction at the library ever since and the object of revived scholarly fascination about the earliest cartography of the New World. The research has also rescued from obscurity a little-known Renaissance man, the 16th-century globe maker Johannes Schöner, who was responsible for saving the map for posterity. We call ourselves Americans today because of the map’s makers, Martin Waldseemüller and Mathias Ringmann, young clerics in the cathedral village of St.-Dié, France. By incorporating early New World discoveries, their map reached beyond the canonical descriptions of Old World geography handed down from Ptolemy in the second century. On a lower stretch of the southern continent, the mapmakers inscribed the name “America” in the mistaken belief that Amerigo Vespucci, not Columbus, deserved credit for first sighting a part of that continent, South America.”

Why America is Called America

Fascinating.

Jerry Bridges, The Disciplines of Grace

Jerry Bridges, The Disciplines of Grace