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IF LIFE WERE SUNNY ALL THE TIME, LIFE WOULD BE A DESERT

Aug 30th 2014
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Aug 30th 2014
Source: soniajlee

“When my daughter was a toddler, I used to take her to a park not far from our apartment. One day as she was playing in a sandbox, an ice-cream salesman approached us. I purchased her a treat, and when I turned to give it to her, I saw her mouth was full of sand. Where I had intended to put a delicacy, she had put dirt.

Did I love her with dirt in her mouth? Absolutely. Was she any less of my daughter with dirt in her mouth? Of course not. Was I going to allow her to keep the dirt in her mouth? No way. I loved her right where she was, but I refused to leave her there. I carried her over to the water fountain and washed out her mouth. Why? Because I love her.

God does the same for us. He holds us over the fountain. “Spit out the dirt, honey,” our Father urges. “I’ve got something better for you.” And so he cleanses us of filth; immorality, dishonesty, prejudice, bitterness, greed. We don’t enjoy the cleansing; sometimes we even opt for the dirt over the ice cream. “I can eat dirt if I want to!” we pout and proclaim. Which is true—we can. But if we do, the loss is ours. God has a better offer.”

Max Lucado, “Just Like Jesus” (via soniajlee)
Aug 30th 2014
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I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?
C.S. Lewis (via tblaberge)
Aug 30th 2014
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And if sorrow clouds your soul, don’t fight it; allow the tears to flow. We are not meant to be invincible, we bruise easily, and the heart is soft; prone to bleed at the slightest touch. It is in those moments of sadness that we must be brave enough to allow Christ in, to let Him be present in our pain; our sorrow is seen by Christ.

One day He will wipe away every tear, He will hold us tight, but for now we must pray through the pain. Just know that Christ shares our pain, He understands the sorrow that is within you, for He was a man of many sorrows. He wept alone, He was tormented and forsaken. Believe me, a man who has been forsaken such as Christ; will never forsake you. Jesus is the only person who knows all that you have been through, He is the only one who knows the deepest darkest spots of your soul, and still, He remains.

Jesus has the scars to prove that He is trust worthy, He has the only heart that bled for you; and He will never stop loving you.

T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
Aug 30th 2014
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Aug 30th 2014
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Aug 30th 2014
Source: jspark3000

jspark3000:

When people say, “I’ve never seen that side of him before” — I want to say, “You have another side too. We all do. You’re just hiding it today.”

It’s ugly to watch someone lash out, blow up, and melt down: but we are all just as capable of the same crimes and cowardice. Please don’t be too hard on others when their worst is exposed, and don’t despise someone whose worst is different than yours. We’re all a little crazy and we all need the same grace.

— J

Aug 30th 2014
Anonymous asked:
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(disclaimer: inside joke im not actually calling an unknown person a thug and troll)

Aug 29th 2014
Source: dailydoseofstuf
There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable.
C.S. Lewis  (via dailydoseofstuf)
Aug 29th 2014
Aug 29th 2014

daddy

firstly, having a relationship with my earthly father a huge blessing in itself. i take for granted that i have a CHRISTIAN dad who is very present in my life. i have so many friends (i want to say almost 50% of all my friends) who have a physically absent dad, or a physically present but totally emotionally absent dad

i’m thankful for a dad whom i can communicate with. who i can share my unfiltered testimony with. who isn’t hesitant to hug me or tell me he loves me. who looks out for me even when i tell him not to. who embraces me even after my long time of rebellion and not letting him in 

i’m thankful for a dad with so much humility. who never asks for anything for his birthday or Christmas. who always drops us off right at the door of church/restaurants/malls and then goes to find parking so we don’t have to walk. who isn’t lazy about chores. who will do all the canto talking at restaurants. who serves his own dad so diligently for nothing in return

i’m thankful for a dad who taught me that no matter how dark your past is, it’s never too late to be made new. i’m thankful for a dad who has a lot of reasons to be broken, bitter and just generally messed up (for lack of a better word), but chooses not to be. i’m thankful for a dad who has one of the biggest servant’s hearts i’ve ever seen

my dad is a big role model for me. work-ethic wise, parenting wise, serving-others wise. like any other human, he has his shortcomings. he is not perfect. he is still learning. nevertheless, he’s taught me so much about Christ’s unfailing and relentless love

happy birthday <3 

Aug 29th 2014
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Aug 29th 2014
Anonymous asked:
How can I pray for you?

first off: thanks for the ask, anon! please send me your prayer requests too!!! seriously. via tumblr or text or whatever. do it.

SPIRITUAL HEALTH: trying to get back in step with deep prayer. no more 40 second mental prayers, but praying out loud and being emotional and intentional. i can communicate with the maker of the universe and i want to talk to Him like He’s more than just a thought in my mind 

PHYSICAL HEALTH: i’ve been getting random stomach, head, back, shoulder and chest problems for the past month or two. the doctors have just prescribed me some pills but none of them can pinpoint a certain cause. i personally think it’s due to all the stress and strain i did to myself this summer. please pray for healing (if it’s His will) and my surrender of future stressors 

EMOTIONAL HEALTH: i’m very sad about moving out because i’ve made so many deep connections here at home. if i think about leaving too much i will actually cry. i was kind of like this last year too, and i did not handle the loneliness and adjustment well. please pray that this year i would think more positive and find healthy relationships to help me feel more at home, again all in His will

blessings! <3

Aug 29th 2014
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Aug 29th 2014
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