Beauty for Ashes Take this heart of stone and make it Yours.
James 1:19-21 “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” It’s hard, very hard, but...
Why John Piper Exercises, and Why →
risingofthesun: Boss ridah, mon. “I have one life to live for Jesus. I don’t want to waste it.”
J.S. Park: Never Really Friends →
jspark3000: Sometimes lives drift apart, distance reveals reality, and you realize you both were never really friends. It’s not like there is animosity and you wouldn’t call them an enemy. You just see it as it really is. Maybe you always approached first, called first, texted first, or they only needed you…
1 Corinthians 12:9-10 For when I am weak, then I am strong. Jesus, thank you for helping me realize that even my weaknesses are blessings.
I want God, not my idea of God.– C.S. Lewis (via toseeyoualive)
And so it fades
a touching testimony by one of the North Korean refugees this past sunday. so blessed and humbled. praying for the north korean cross country trip!
Why you should travel young →
wongdavidjacob: sometimes I honestly don’t know how God can forgive me so much, because I disappoint so much.
The fact is, I need God to help me love God.– from Crazy Love by Francis Chan (via myfatherslove)
I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’...– Jessica Redfield was shot and killed last night at a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ along with 11 others when a gunman opened fire in a theater. The above is from her blog, written in June, after she narrowly escaped another senseless shooting at a mall in Toronto. (via newsweek)
i hate being a girl
leave me alone for the next week. k. goodbye.
“it was a blessing and also a curse of handwritten letters that, unlike email, you couldn’t obsessively reread what you’d written after it was gone. It was an object that no longer belonged to you, but belonged to your recipient to do with what he would. You tended to remember the feeling of what you’d said more than the words. You gave the object away, and left yourself...
“Lena wished that love were something you could flip on and off. You could turn it on when you felt good about yourself and worthy of it and generous enough to return it. You could flip it off when you needed to hide or self-destruct and had nothing at all to give. …. Lena hung up the phone and lay down on her bed and cried a puzzling brew of tears. It was probably good you...
didn’t realize how much i’ve missed you until i saw your name on my caller id
“love me when I least deserve it because that is when I really need it ” -swedish proverb
36% better than nothing. but it’s okay because I trust in His perfect timing!!!!
5 things we HAVE in Jesus
1. Life/Identity- “You are in Christ Jesus” 2. Wisdom- The Wisdom of God 3. Righteousness- Jesus’ perfection 4. Sanctification- daily lives that reflect Jesus’ grace to us. 5. Redemption- we are bought at a price (Jesus’ death) and free from the sinful patterns of comparison, posturing, and pride Jesus gives us EVERYTHING we need, EVERYTHING we’re looking for,...
“He is the friend of sinners: when it is a question of a sinner, He does not merely stand still, open his arms and say, “Come here.” No, He does not stand and wait, he goes forward to seek, as the shepherd searched for the lost sheep, as the woman searched for the lost coin…”
realized today that i’m so far from being ready to date. “if you don’t have an intimate relationship with God, how do you expect to have an intimate relationship with anyone else?”