“I think to be discontent with a world that is wrong is actually the appropriate response – to feel uncomfortable with the way that the poor are treated or with the racism that still exists in our country or with your own spiritual hunger. These are discomforts that can move you toward the truth.”—Jon Foreman (via hopeinmotion)
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”—(via keeper0fyourheart)
“What has caused you to be angry with God? Unhappy, frustrated? Feeling as if He has let you down. In these moments you got to ask yourself, ‘Am I angry at the real God because He didn’t serve my false god?’”—Mark Driscoll (via iamnotofthisworld)
“When a person begins to experience true godly sorrow over his sin, a change begins to occur in his heart. He literally begins to hate his sin, realizing its evil, deceitful nature which has kept him out of real fellowship from God and other believers.”—Steve Gallagher, At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry (via mycondolences)
“A woman’s body is like a gift at Christmas time. The men can see the gift is addressed to them, and are excited to unwrap it. Some gifts, however, aren’t wrapped the best and it’s quite easy to see the product that’s on the inside. This causes disappointment once…
Given, men should fight temptation, but ladies, have some respect. (1 Corinthians 8:13) Don’t cause your brothers to stumble. If you’re looking for admirers—trust me, you’ll get them. They won’t be the type that you want, though.
“You have so many layers, that you can peel away a few, and everyone’s so shocked or impressed that you’re baring your soul, while to you it’s nothing, because you know you’ve twenty more layers to go.”—Craig Thompson, Carnet de Voyage (via arrivalof-thebirds)
I’m convinced we often make a lot of things too hard, let guys off too easy, and forget what we deserve too often. I’m convinced that relationships are hard but the struggles shouldn’t come from your boyfriend paying more attention to other girls than you. I’m convinced that if you have reasons…