THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIRTH CONTROL AND NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING explained this way:
Trixie and Pixie both want to lose weight. Losing weight is not inherently sinful, and can be a good goal.
Trixie’s means to that end? She practices self-control and sacrifice by eating healthier meals and smaller portions, and even fasting for a time.
Pixie’s means to that end? She eats all she wants, in any portion, heavy on the sweets and treats. Each time she is done indulging her palate, she retreats to the bathroom where she sticks her finger down her throat and vomits it all back up.
I hope we all can agree that Trixie’s means of losing weight is moral and ordered, while Pixie’s means of losing weight is immoral and disordered.
Bulimia contradicts the body’s design by accepting the pleasure of eating, but willfully thwarting its life-giving purpose.
Contraception contradicts the body’s design by accepting the pleasure of sex, but willfully thwarting its life-giving purpose.
Natural Family Planning is a good means to a good end, thus is ordered and moral.
Contraception? It’s just sexual bulimia.
The Little Catholic Bubble Blog (via by-grace-of-god)
With someone who always texts back and never lets
You fall asleep thinking you’re
I hope you fall in love with someone
Who holds your hand during the scary parts of
Horror movies and burns
Cookies with you when you’re
Too busy dancing around the
I hope you fall in love with
Someone who sees galaxies in your eyes
And hears music in your
I hope you fall in love with someone who
Tickles you and makes you smile
On hard days and on easy
But beyond all that I hope
You fall in love with someone
Who will never leave you behind
And who will never take you
For granted, someone who
Will stand by you when you’re
Right and stand by you
When you’re wrong,
Someone who has seen you at your worst
And has loved you
I hope you fall in love
With someone who
Kisses you in the rain
And hugs you in the cold and
Wouldn’t have you any other
Wouldn’t It Be Wonderful, l.h.k. (via ive-been-john-watsoned)
We are deeply saddened to learn that TEDxMidAtlantic speaker Sam Berns passed away Friday night at age 17. Sam had progeria, a rare rapid aging disease that affects approximately one out of four to eight million children.
Above, moments from Sam’s TEDxMidAtlantic talk, in which he shares his advice for living happily, no matter the challenges. Sam’s talk displays his great courage, infectious positivity, and wisdom beyond his years. He will be missed.
Watch his inspiring Tedx talk!
And if you were to ask me
After all that we’ve been through
“Still believe in magic?”
Well yes, I do.
Oh yes, I do.
Of course I do.
Image source and story: http://mihaidohot-2.blogspot.com/2012/07/big-apples-milky-way-galaxy-when-real.html