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Don’t marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him.

Unknown (via kvtes)

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Anonymous asked
I'm in ministry and have felt far from God lately. I feel like a hypocrite.

peterdwebb:

Gee whiz, don’t you know that God only uses perfect people?

Except that murderous David…
Or that rebellious Jonah…
Or that stuttering Moses…
Or that prostitute Rehab…
Or that doubting Thomas…
Or that thief Jacob…
Or that disobedient Abraham…
Or that compromised Samson…
Or that intimidated Elijah…
Or that drunk Noah…
Or that deceived Eve…
Or that promiscuous Solomon…
Or that unfaithful Peter…
Or that boastful Joseph…

If you’ve ever stumbled in your walk with God, you’re in good company.

Now, listen to me. This might set some of you free.

Do you ever get up in the morning, and you have your quiet time, and feel the presence of God, and you’re studying the Word, and God seems to speak to you, and you go out and you witness to everybody, and you’re obedient, and, boy, you just did it right that day. I mean, you were just on top of the world. You loved your wife, you didn’t kick the cat, you’re just—you’re walking with God. And you’re so full of joy at the end of the day.

And the next day you get up; well, you overslept, you shouldn’t have watched that program the night before, you should’ve been in the word, you didn’t witness when you had an opportunity, and there’s a real sense in which you’re filled with sorrow.

Do you know what that is? Idolatry. You have become the source of your own joy. Your joy comes from you and your continuous work. My joy comes from the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Paul Washer (via set-apartgirl)

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Anonymous asked
Oh my gosh, Matt!! I almost forgot to wish you a happy birthday. Happy happy birthday, I hope you had an absolutely fantastic day! (:

Hi! Thank you! :)

You’re the only girl I’ve seen for a long time that actually did look like something blooming.

Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald (via ibecamethesun)

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
— from Zen Shin Talks (via psithurisma)

Birthday strawberries courtesy my mom and dad! You guys are the best!

Birthday strawberries courtesy my mom and dad! You guys are the best!

onceiwasthekingofspain asked
happy birthday!!! :D i hope you have a great day!

Hey, thank you, Jess! :)

tahitians asked
happy birthday!

Thank you! :)

chrysostmom:

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired
i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do


Retirement plans.

chrysostmom:

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

Retirement plans.

Goodnight and great love to you. We see the same stars.

George Mallory, from a letter to his wife Ruth during the 1921 Everest Reconnaissance Expedition (via breanna-lynn)

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At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?

Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings

#yesallwomen have a right to an education without fashion policing by sexist administrators

(via meetingsinthedesert)

^ this, tho… the message in these ridiculous dress codes remains “boys deserve an undistracted education, and you-GIRL-are a distraction… and your education comes second. You should be grateful, anyway… it’s really more than you deserve.” and i actually am not going to repeat how it reinforces rape culture because really, i’m just so damn tired of the messages we send young women about being nothing more than an accessory in a man’s life… fuck that. and fuck awful myopic dress codes… (via ginandbird)

Remember He is the artist and you are only the picture. You can’t see it. So quietly submit to be painted—-i.e., keep fulfilling all the obvious duties of your station (you really know quite well enough what they are!), asking forgiveness for each failure and then leaving it alone. You are in the right way. Walk—-don’t keep on looking at it.

C.S. Lewis, The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume lll: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy 1950-1963 (via pureblyss)

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