"The only love that won’t disappoint you is one that can’t change, that can’t be lost, that is not based on the ups and downs of life or of how well you live. It is something that not even death can take away from you. God’s love is the only thing like that."
Timothy Keller (via blendinglife)
"What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. All things are possible. Who you are is limited only by who you think you are."
Egyptian Book of the Dead (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
"Sisters of Christ, your beauty is not defined by your shape, your weight, your complexion, or the fashionable clothes you cover yourselves in. It is not made complete by the makeup you cover your blemishes with, the muscle tone of your body or your lack thereof. Is it defined by anything a mere mirror can reflect? No, it is not. Your beauty is defined by your faith in Jesus Christ. By the love and kindness, stemmed from the Heavenly Father who made you. Your beauty comes from within, it comes from the wellspring of life, your heart. The more you saturate your heart in Christ, the more beautiful you become. You become radiant. You start reflecting the selfless image of Christ. That is beautiful."
"I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home."
Joanne Harris, Five Quarters of the Orange (via sorakeem)
"I do not think that all who choose wrong roads perish; but their rescue consists in being put back on the right road. A sum can be put right: but only by going back til you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on. Evil can be undone, but it cannot ‘develop’ into good. Time does not heal it. The spell must be unwound, bit by bit, ‘with backward mutters of dissevering power’ —or else not."
― C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce (via yiscah04)
Who You Are: A Message for Women
Your worth surpasses all the earthly things. The reality is you deserve someone who are willing to give up one’s life for you because you are powerful. I am a daughter of the living God, cherished, adored, and created by God who is greater than all things.
"Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once, and He volunteered."
R.C. Sproul (via peterdwebb)
Even in the midst of a storm I put myself in, God still remains faithful and teaches me.
Maybe it’s my negative attitude or the enemy’s attacks, but I find myself believing the lies that I’m unworthy, that there’s no hope of getting better (from feeling spiritually and physically sick), that I’ve walked too long in my trespasses and have gotten so lost and broken. I start to think God is mad at me (before when I’d hear ppl say that, I thought it was ridiculous because God = LOVE… until I started feeling it myself). I started thinking that there’s too much sin in me, too many mistakes. And despite all that, I’m still too stubborn and prideful to go to the One I know will give me peace and protection and love. But I digress from my original point of the post… when I started thinking about the lies that my mind was starting to believe, I realized what Matthew 9:12-14 means:
But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Jesus didn’t come for the righteous; he came to save the sinners, the SICK and the BROKEN. When I began to reject myself, I realized that He would never reject me; he died for me. He’s always been pursuing me with love and compassion and it’s my disobedience and pride that gets in the way.
Anyway, my story is a whole other topic. Simply put, I rejected myself, but He didn’t reject me.
"The very people our minds are programmed to reject, Jesus came to receive." …even if that happens to be ourselves.
He came for the sick when he walked on earth and he continues today because he is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
My mind knows all this… but my heart isn’t there yet.
"That’s how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too."
Kaui Hard Hemmings (via breanna-lynn)
Royals (cover) - Pentatonix
"Pain is a by-product of life. That’s the truth. Life sometimes sucks. That’s true for everyone. But if you don’t face the pain and the suck, you don’t ever get the other things either. Laughter. Joy. Love. Pain passes, but those things are worth fighting for. Worth dying for."
Vignette by Jim Butcher (via sorakeem)