Life takes a bit of time and a lot of relationship

Apr 18
Today, 2,000+ years ago Jesus paid the ultimate price. He was beaten, tortured, and nailed to a Cross for our sins. He said “Forgive them Father, for they not know what they do.” With His last breath, He committed His Spirit into His Father’s hands. His Spirit was released and the veil was torn. All for love, He gave up His life. Now my sinful soul is counted FREE! Hallelujah! It is a GOOD Friday!

Today, 2,000+ years ago Jesus paid the ultimate price. He was beaten, tortured, and nailed to a Cross for our sins. He said “Forgive them Father, for they not know what they do.” With His last breath, He committed His Spirit into His Father’s hands. His Spirit was released and the veil was torn. All for love, He gave up His life. Now my sinful soul is counted FREE! Hallelujah! It is a GOOD Friday!

Apr 18

This is hilarious

Apr 18
Apr 18

quote Never let a college professor talk you out of loving Jesus. Never.

— Pastor Dean (via notesofapastor)
Apr 18
Apr 18

quote We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.

Kavita Ramdas (via thelavenderlife)
Apr 18
Apr 18
Apr 18

12 Things I Learnt This Past Year →

musiqchild007:

  1. Learn to say exactly what it is you want from people, don’t make assumptions that people know what it is you’re thinking. You’ll save yourself a lot of heartache.
  2. Before making major decisions, pray/seek counsel.
  3. Don’t be afraid to let someone go, sometimes it’ll do you…
Apr 13
I peeled back these flower pedals individually, wanting to see what the flower looked like on the inside. It was beautiful. It reminded me of how sometimes we can be like flower buds, closed off and needing the exact amount of nurturing to truly become what The Lord intended for us to be. He has to peel back layers of fear so we can truly blossom as His Beloved children, which is incredibly life-giving and beautiful.

I peeled back these flower pedals individually, wanting to see what the flower looked like on the inside. It was beautiful. It reminded me of how sometimes we can be like flower buds, closed off and needing the exact amount of nurturing to truly become what The Lord intended for us to be. He has to peel back layers of fear so we can truly blossom as His Beloved children, which is incredibly life-giving and beautiful.

Apr 11

spartanrace:

On the eve of the Boston Marathon, we at Spartan Race, along with the country, pay tribute to all the victims and survivors of last year’s attack.
Pictured are athletes and citizens who lived through the events and won’t let tragedy grind them to a halt. This series shot by Robert X. Fogerty for Dear World captures the resilience of those affected that can’t be dampened. Please visit their site to learn more about these people’s stories and pay tribute. 

Boston is as strong as community as the world has. We are proud to be part of it. On Marathon Monday, we will be there and along with the rest of the world, we will be watching a city recover as one.  

Apr 11
dailyoddcompliment:

"Perfect Response"

dailyoddcompliment:

"Perfect Response"

Apr 10
  • The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of
  • The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
  • The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
  • The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
  • The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
  • The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
  • The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
  • The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day
Apr 07

quote

My brother killed himself
on the twenty-eighth Thursday of last year
and I missed four days of work
and my mom wanted to know ‘Why’.
My brother
he was always a fan of beauty
but what he did
was not beautiful at all.

And last week I got the news
that one of my good friends from high school
had overdosed
(again)
except this time
she’d gone too far
and now she was gone.
And I had a hard time falling asleep at night
and her mother
hugged me tight
and thanked me for coming to the service
but I did not
want to be there at all.
This is not
beautiful.

The girl down the street
would’ve turned 21 last year
and I can scarcely imagine
the wild times she would’ve
(should’ve)
had.
But she is buried six feet deep
after falling nearly 300
and she did not leave a note.
This is not
beautiful.

My freshman year of college
and my roommate was beautiful
and how I wanted to be just like her.
But she wore herself down
till she was
almost invisible
and if you blinked
you had to go and find her all over again.
So now her parents are no longer supporting her college tuition
but are paying her hospital bills
watching their daughter crumble.
This is not
beautiful.

So y’all can take your narcissistic
romanticizing
and glamorizing
of self harm and eating disorders and committing suicide
and shove them as far up your ass
as you possibly can.
Starvation is not beautiful.
Killing yourself is not beautiful.
Sadness
is not beautiful.
This note I am writing
is not beautiful.

But you
you are beautiful
and it’s about damn time you start believing it.

Apr 06

I’m tired of carrying around these 200lb chains.
Why is losing weight so hard?!?
#frustrated