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99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

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Anonymous said: Can I ask how you feel about the s6 spoilers?


For the last five years, this show has built itself a special place in my heart. Most of my “real world” friends dropped it in season 2 or 3. The hubby has tolerated it and taken a barely passing interest. No one I work with even thinks it is still on the air. Therefore, Glee has kind of been my “special thing” that I didn’t have to share even if I did sometimes have to defend.

But I have been there every week, sitting on my couch and thinking, “bring it, Glee.”

It has amused me. It has frustrated me. It has delighted me. It has angered me. It made me swoon and made me roll my eyes, often within moments of each other.

In short, it has entertained me.

And that is all I ask of the final season.

Entertain me.

Tell me stories. Sing me songs. Give me one hour a week where I don’t have to live in my world but can live in theirs.

Amuse me. Frustrate me. Delight me. Anger me. Make me swoon and make me roll my eyes.

Just entertain me.

For 13 more hours, please, just entertain me.

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     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

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The first all-black symphony orchestra in the world, Kinshasa Symphonyare touring! Their landmark documentary is also being screened across Europe.

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We’re picking up cues from our culture about the way we live our lives and the pace at which we live our lives. Rest isn’t a priority, because so often rest is confused with laziness.


Rest, instead of being something passive, is actually an act of resistance. We live in The City That Never Sleeps — so resting may be the most countercultural and spiritual thing we do with our lives.

The Theology of Rest (via explore-blog)
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so you should go to this website here and put in the date of your birthday

(mine’s national chocolate cupcake day!!)


I’m guacamole I’m so disgusted right now what the heck

Um. National TV Dinner Day? Does that even really qualify as food, though?

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Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

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200 Day Hiatus Challenge (Catch-up)

Day 12: Favorite Season 1 Male Solo: Rose’s Turn—Kurt Hummel

So powerful! From the angry beginning in the hallway to the larger-than-life staged performance, with KURT lights in the background, to the lyric-changes to reflect Kurt’s own struggle to gain recognition, to the Burt-Kurt heart-to-heart in the wake of the performance. I love love love it.

Day 13: Favorite Season 1 Duet: 4 Minutes—Kurt and Mercedes

Brass band, cheerleading uniforms, sexy choreography and Kurtcedes bonding! Woohoo!

Day 14: Favorite Season 1 Group Number: Keep Holding On

This felt like the first time that the larger Glee Club was a cohesive unit. The solidarity with Quinn (the teary-eyed smiles Kurt gives her!), the choreography, the raw emotion on peoples’ faces (Finn, Quinn, Kurt and Mike, in particular). This was the moment when the club was codified as the safe haven for social misfits. I get weepy.


200 Day Hiatus Challenge: Day 9

Cast member I would most like to meet:

Darren. 1) He seems to really enjoy fan interactions and I would much rather make someone’s day than risk irritating them. 2) He seems easy to talk to. I think I’d genuinely enjoy hanging out with him. 3) Fine. He’s my biggest celebrity crush since Michael J. Fox in Family Ties when I was seven.


200 Day Hiatus Challenge: Day 8 (late)

Favorite scene:

The Sex Talk. It is so good! So uncomfortable, and Kurt’s emotions are so high and so vivid on his face, and Burt is so intent on just plowing through and making sure the important stuff gets said, and it is so true, and so beautiful. I basically took notes in preparation for when my kids hit puberty. And I want to show it to every group of teenagers I know.


200 Day Hiatus Challenge: Day 7

Favorite character:

Kurt Hummel. Sue hooked me, Kurt kept me watching. I love him in all his friendships and relationships (canon and non-canon—I am a Kurt multi-shipper, for sure). I love hims with his dad, with Sue, with Finn, with Rachel, with Mercedes, with Blaine, with Emma, with Schue (putting up with no nonsense), with Elliot, with Karofsky, with Sebastian, with Santana, with Brittany, with Puck, with Unique, with Sam, with Quinn… Kurt is such a human character, I just love him to pieces.


200 Day Hiatus Challenge: Day 6

I’m probably biased, since religion is my profession, but Grilled Cheesus is my favorite. The balance between absurd Glee humor (Finn’s “coming out” scene just gets funnier and funnier the more you watch it) and heartbreaking drama is well-played. This episode changed the way I watch Glee and it changed the way I am a pastor. Kurt’s dismissal of organized religion on the basis of it’s hostility toward him opened my eyes to why I couldn’t be silent about same-sex inclusion any more. Silence communicates complicity with those voices of hate. Kurt broke my heart, and I’m still learning from those little moments in that episode.

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20 days until the wedding




Making a “holy shit we get married in less than 3 months” checklist.

do you mean less that 3 weeks? Because 20 days is waaaay less than 3 months…

Oops yup. Less than 3 weeks

Congratulations! The details will come together, the day will be awesome, and best of all, you’ll be married!!

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20 days until the wedding


Making a “holy shit we get married in less than 3 months” checklist.

do you mean less that 3 weeks? Because 20 days is waaaay less than 3 months…