“My love for you is not poetry, it is late nights of agonizing thoughts; and long days of selfless actions. It weighs upon my mind like a mad riddle, as I grow older, it becomes more obvious how hard it is to love selflessly; how much responsibility it holds.
If I am to love you at all, it is only through the grace of Christ. For I am not enough, but I know He is.”—T.B. LaBerge // Unwritten Letters to You (via godmoves)
“Whenever your heart starts to be anxious about the future, preach to your heart and say, ‘Heart, who do you think you are to be afraid of the future and nullify the promise of God? No, heart, I will not exalt myself with anxiety. I will humble myself in peace and joy as I trust this precious and great promise of God—He cares for me.’”—John Piper (via earthstranger)
“When they ask me about my future wife, I always tell them that her eyes are the only Christmas lights that deserve to be seen all year long. I tell them that she has a walk that can make an atheist believe in God just long enough to say, ‘God damn’. I tell them that if my alarm clock sounded like her voice, my snooze button would collect dust. I tell them that if she came in a bottle, I would drink her until my vision is blurry and my friends take away my keys. I tell them that if she was a book, I would memorize her table of contents. I would read her, cover to cover, hoping to find typos, just so we could both have something to work on, because aren’t we all unfinished?”—Rudy Francisco, A Lot Like You (via yesdarlingido)
“Less of me, more of Christ. Less of sin, failures and misguided intentions, more of His matchless beauty and grace. Less of shortcomings, more of His overwhelming mercy and truth. Less of my wants, more of His desires. Less of a world torn apart, more of a world renewed. Less of me, more of Christ; plain and simple, glorious and profound, lovely and full of joy.”—T.B. LaBerge // Thy Will Be Done (via tblaberge)
“One of the most poisonous of all Satan’s whispers is simply, “Things will never change.” That lie kills expectation, trapping our heart forever in the present. To keep desire alive and flourishing, we must renew our vision for what lies ahead. Things will not always be like this. Jesus has promised to “make all things new.””—~ John Eldredge (via:anchoredinChrist4ever)
So the coffee shop I work at has an event we do once a month. Basically when you come in to buy a drink and stay to work on some kind of project that involves writing (homework, blogging, scripts, books, journaling, work related things, etc.) you get 2 FREE REFILLS on any barista made drink. You can’t deny how good of deal that is. Get stuff done and have a couple drinks on us! Plus we serve STUMPTOWN & have Cold Brew Coffee on tap.
If you would be kind enough to help me spread the word…That’d be amazing!
“You have to overcome the fear and anger inside you. Let a bright light shine in and melt the coldness in your heart. That’s what being tough is all about.”—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via hopefisch)
“One thing to remember is to please enjoy the process of discovering God. I know it feels like there’s a brick wall whenever we come across a difficult doctrine, and that Western urge to “know all the facts” gets us into a twisted up neurotic mess in our faith. While I totally believe that Christianity is intellectually satisfying in every way, there are just some truths way bigger than our heads can handle, and I’m okay with the lifelong process of getting to know God in all His wild infinite nature.”—J.S. Park (via llmaime)
“The Bible is not the Word of God. It never refers to itself as such. According to the New Testament, Jesus is the Word of God. The Word of God is a person, not a collection of texts. The documents that make up the Bible contain words of God and inspired words about God written by people who encountered God in various ways. The grand mistake made over the last 500 years has been to substitute the text for the Word. This inevitably leads to a well-intentioned Phariseeism, a subtle idolatry. It can also, paradoxically, lead to a reluctance to honestly and rigorously examine the scriptural texts.”—What (or Who) is the Word of God? (via azspot)
Waiting is a movement. People who wait have received a promise that allows them to wait. They have received something that is at work in them, like a seed that has started to grow. This is very important. We can only really wait if what we are waiting for has already begun for us. So waiting is never a movement from nothing to something. It is always a moving from something to something more.
Waiting is also active. Most of us think of waiting as something very passive, a hopeless state determined by events totally out of our hands. But none of this passivity marks the waiting in scripture. It is active, because in our waiting we know that something is growing from the ground on which we are standing. Active waiting means to be fully present to the moment in a conviction that something is happening where you are and you want to be present to it.
“Call a boy a gentleman and watch his shoulders straighten. Call a girl a lady and watch her spirit turn graceful. Humanity was brought into existence by God speaking words into the void of the universe. We tend to become what we are called.”—The Medicine of Hope (via breanna-lynn)
“She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via myquotelibrary)
“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth. And it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”—Kurt Cobain talking in November 1991 about the background behind the song ‘Polly’ (via batsypayne)