please watch your language when you talk about children. they are not animals, they are not natural disasters, they are not evil little monsters, they’re just tiny people who are 100% dependent on the adults in their lives and i find it disturbing that people think it’s hilarious and cute to talk about how much they hate them
I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via feellng)
So I was walking today, and I found a lovely little bunch of flowers lying in the dirt, gingerly placed on the ground. After thinking for a bit and nearly just passing them by, I decided to take them. I have a strong feeling that these flowers were heaven-sent by some kind intercessor, and I couldn’t be more thankful for finding such beautiful little works of art on a day that seemed so dreary.
Canna, Scotland, United Kingdom
I don’t believe in love at first sight but I do believe in seeing someone from across the room and knowing instantly that they’re going to matter to you.
Ryan O’Connell (via missmegrose)
The Christian needs another Christian who speaks God’s Word to him. He needs him again and again when he becomes uncertain and discouraged, for by himself he cannot help himself without belying the truth.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (via jspark3000)
My brother was a leader for a Bible retreat we were involved in in high school. He talked about being unequally yoked and how he believes that who you spend the MOST of your time with, should be believers. Not just your spouse, but also your best friend. A couple people were furious since some of their best friends weren’t believers. I can understand why they were upset but I believe that he is right. Any thoughts?
It’s definitely important to keep fellow Christians close. Not just in the bad times, like Bonhoeffer mentions here (though that is certainly valid), but also for the good ones. We should be edifying each other and building each other up.
Additionally, when you are struggling with sin, it’s not going to be beneficial to turn to unbelieving friends with that. They will listen and try to help, of course, because they love you as their friend, but they likely won’t see that as a “sin” in the first place. It isn’t wrong to them (assuming your sin is not some ethically reprehensible act to which the entire world is opposed), so they’re not going to be most effective at helping you grow.(via thedeathofmyredlizard)
It’s amazing how exercise can wake you from numbness. Especially when you glorify God while doing it. I always exercise to be the healthy person God created me to be, both mentally and physically, and today, I felt Him when I needed Him most in the strangest place ever: the gym. I’m not 100% okay, and I don’t think I will be in a while. But I’m way better than I was yesterday, and the day before that.
oh child of suffering, be patient. God has not passed you over in His providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows will also furnish you with what you need. take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble. there is one who cares for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and His omnipotent hand will bring you the needed help. the darkest cloud will scatter itself in showers of mercy. the blackest gloom will give place to the morning. He, if you are one of His family, will bind up your wounds and heal your broken heart.
Charles Spurgeon (via hannaoliviaway)
I am cruel, I am apathetic, I am broken, and I am always falling short; this is why I must point everyone I know to Christ, He is consistent in a world full of inconsistencies, He is faithful when all the world is unfaithful, and He is good when goodness cannot be found.
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
Praying that God will see me through this dark night.