“Every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty. That’s what makes a woman come alive.”—Captivating, John & Stasi Eldredge (via elicec)
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”—2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (via cafespirit)
I knew what i was getting into when i called you
I knew what i was getting into when i said your name, but i said it just the same
I knew what i was getting into and i still want you.
And i am not shocked by your weakness
And i am not shocked even by your sin
And i am not shocked by your brokenness
And only i can see where this is going
And only i can see the end from the beginning
And i see in you the seeds of love
And i see in you strength when all you see is your failure and all you feel is ashamed
I can see deeper than that
I know you better than that
Just don’t give up
And don’t give in
If you don’t quit you win, you win.
Everything is in my hands
It’s going to be alright
It’s going to be okay
And you don’t have to pretend to be something or someone that you are not
Cuz i know you better than that, even better, even better than that
Listen my beloved
Everyone must read this. Sorry if it’s been posted already.
At the movie theater shooting, a Christian mother threw herself on top of her daughters and embraced for death.
“So, you still believe in a merciful God?” Some of the comments online are genuinely inquisitive, others are contemptuous in nature. Regardless of the motive behind the question, I will respond the same way.
Yes, I do indeed.
Absolutely, positively, unequivocally.
… So I was there with them, fidgeting in my seat, some forty or fifty feet away from the man with the gun. It’s still a bit surreal, but I do know that when the seemingly endless shooting started, as my girls were struggling from whatever gas or chemical had been released, and we figured out what was happening, we hit the floor. I threw myself on top of my fourteen year old who was on the end of the row, straight up the aisle from the shooter. In that moment, as the rapid-fire shots continued, I truly thought I was going to die.
“We show the depth of our brokenness and the degree of our foolishness when we’re even tempted to think there’s some set of circumstances, some person, some relationship, some paramour, some lover, some change in our world, some sensual experience that can satisfy the restlessness in our hearts. But we’re made singularly for you, Jesus; we’re designed to be fulfilled and completed only by you. Never let us forget this, and allow us to come more fully alive to an insatiable thirst that you alone can meet. You are the most loving and tender bridegroom who cherishes a most unlikely and ill-deserving bride.”—Scotty Smith (via modernhepburn)
“As you pray for your future husband, don’t just focus on your own desires, but on how your prayers can help shape him into the mighty man God has called him to be. If you pray diligently for him every day and carry this practice into marriage, you will be amazed at how God molds and shapes him into the man your heart desires.”—Leslie Ludy, Set Apart Femininity (via hopesign)
“It is only against the pitch blackness of the night that we see the glory of the stars. And it is only against the pitch blackness of man’s radical depravity that we can begin to see the glories of the gospel.”—Paul Washer (via modernhepburn)
I was in the car and I just read your latest blog post and I don't know whether you went to work yet or not but I'm so happy for you and I pray that everything turns out well! where are you working? :)
oh thanks! :) haha i’m working in an office at one of the libraries at my school! i’m an assistant haha
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”—Hebrews 4:15-16, NIV (via modernhepburn)
“It’s like, it doesn’t honor God to pretend like everything is OK. That’s the beauty of Jesus that so many people miss. The beauty is that he died on the cross for our sins, but also that he existed the way we exist. He understands what it’s like to lose a friend. He’s not unfamiliar with those emotions. He’s not unfamiliar with the difficulty of human life. To me that’s what makes Jesus as God beautiful. He totally understands. He went out of his way to prove to us that he understands our situation. So when he has something to say, it’s not coming from this high and lofty standpoint. It’s coming from this person who understands intricately the perils of human existence.”—John Mark McMillan (via hopesign)
“Loving people: this is where it gets real and it’s no longer abstract doctrine. To really love people and restore them, to get in the grit of their lives and lift them off the floor. It’s messy. It’s painful. It’s not romantic. It’s what Jesus did, and they killed him. But it’s what we’re made for.”—(via jspark3000)