Lauren. 21. Hawaii.
Art, science, coffee, tea & everything in between ♡

Excuse me while I receive some therapy.

The beginning of the last semester of sleep deprivation, caffeine abuse and an overdose of stress. Ready for ya.


An Oxford student flipping through a book on sale. England, 1950

(via misteree)

If you think you know what’s going on in someone’s head, think again.


smith & burrows - “wonderful life” (black)

❝It’s a marvelous thing, the ocean. For some reason when two people sit together looking out at it, they stop caring whether they talk or stay silent. You never get tired of watching it. And no matter how rough the waves get, you’re never bothered by the noise the water makes by the commotion of the surface - it never seems too loud, or too wild.❞
Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi (via seabois)

(via seabois)

Bath time 💦


Gemma Correll, The Introvert’s Heart

True masculinity is worth waiting for


True masculinity has nothing to offer but his life and his passions—both of which are fixed on actively seeking the kingdom, serving others, and denying himself. It doesn’t depend on stature or appearance, but the purity and strength of his heart.
True masculinity defends and fights for justice.
True masculinity doesn’t offer empty promises out side his control. It isn’t self-promoting. It doesn’t conform to the lure of materialism.
True masculinity is wrapped in genuine humility. A man who possesses true masculinity values guarding the woman’s heart because that is what God values.
True masculinity isn’t scared of his faults because his hope isn’t in the efforts of his flesh. Rather, his hope is in the righteousness of Christ that frees him to live without fear of condemnation and enables him to love others without condemning.
True masculinity desires to lead a woman as Christ leads the church, loving her and giving himself up for her.
True masculinity seeks true beauty and sees through superficial, egotistical, worldly beauty.

Scripture requires women to submit to their husbands. Wait for a man of God who upholds true masculinity, and the idea of submitting will not be so hard for you to swallow. To respect a man whose life is founded upon the love of God would be an honor—not a burden.

Read True Femininity is Worth Pursuing here.

❝Notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. They’re the ones who deserve special places in your heart.❞

(Source: moeyhashy, via t-angy)