conquerorsthroughhim:

Can I be honest with y’all? Sometimes I get so frustrated with why God allowed me to see the ugliness and brokenness of this world abroad. There are nights I stay up because I can’t stop thinking about those moms who can’t feed their children a decent meal while I lay in my warm bed with air conditioning. Or the mother giving birth on a cot stained with blood. Or the acts of war against innocent people. Or the corruption of money. Or the child crying because his family can’t send them to school. Or the birth mother giving up her child to the orphanage because she can’t afford to keep her children she loves. Or the people dying all over the world from treatable diseases. I wonder why was I so fortunate to be born in a country that I don’t have to worry about those fears. I wonder what makes me different. I may never get the answer. But I’m okay with that because you know what… The more important question is what am I doing for others? What am I doing to help this get better? May I never lose the focus. May I always ask what can I do instead of debate about it. This is not a wealth problem, hunger problem, a political problem, or a war problem, this is a love problem. And their is hope. If we would just really love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves. So answer this, what are you doing to better your world? Because loving those around you is the answer. Let’s strive to make it known among the earth and build the Kingdom of Heaven here. To make a difference on this earth, is to live and we can make a difference but it starts with working together.

exactly.

conquerorsthroughhim:

Can I be honest with y’all? Sometimes I get so frustrated with why God allowed me to see the ugliness and brokenness of this world abroad. There are nights I stay up because I can’t stop thinking about those moms who can’t feed their children a decent meal while I lay in my warm bed with air conditioning. Or the mother giving birth on a cot stained with blood. Or the acts of war against innocent people. Or the corruption of money. Or the child crying because his family can’t send them to school. Or the birth mother giving up her child to the orphanage because she can’t afford to keep her children she loves. Or the people dying all over the world from treatable diseases. I wonder why was I so fortunate to be born in a country that I don’t have to worry about those fears. I wonder what makes me different. I may never get the answer. But I’m okay with that because you know what… The more important question is what am I doing for others? What am I doing to help this get better? May I never lose the focus. May I always ask what can I do instead of debate about it. This is not a wealth problem, hunger problem, a political problem, or a war problem, this is a love problem. And their is hope. If we would just really love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves. So answer this, what are you doing to better your world? Because loving those around you is the answer. Let’s strive to make it known among the earth and build the Kingdom of Heaven here. To make a difference on this earth, is to live and we can make a difference but it starts with working together.

exactly.

I am The Lord your God
I go before you now
I stand beside you
I’m all around you

Though you feel I’m far away
I am closer than your breath
I am with you
Wherever you go

I am The Lord your Peace
No evil will conquer you
So steady now, your heart in Mine
Come into My rest

Let your faith arise
Lift up your weary head
I am with you
Wherever you go

Come to Me
I’m all you need
Come to Me
I’m everything

I am your anchor
In the wind and the waves
I am your steadfast
So don’t be afraid
If your heart and flesh fail you
I’m your faithful strength
I am with you 
Wherever you go

Come to Me
I’m all you need
Come to Me
I’m everything

"

I kick and I scream and I thrash hard against the Father’s love. I shift my focus and become a prisoner to the panic instead of the promise, and still He says, “mine.” He looks at me, broken, and calls me daughter and ever so lovingly pulls me right back in.

I want to live as a prisoner to the “Yes.” Remembering all we have seen, we set our hope fully on what we have not yet seen. We place all of our hope and all of our trust and all of our focus on the grace given us through Christ, and we beg to live captured by His promises.

"
Katie Davis 

Note to Self:

"If by doing some work which the undiscerning consider ‘not spiritual work’ I can best help others, but I inwardly rebel, thinking it is the spiritual for which I crave, when in truth it is the interesting and exciting, then I know nothing of Calvary love." - Amy Carmichael 

A message from Anonymous
Gosh, you're beautiful.

Well thank you, dear… you’re too sweet (:

A message from Anonymous
you're back!

So are you, Anon. 

So.
Are.
You.

"Girls are not machines that you put kindness into until sex falls out."
Porphyria R’lyeh
"Start serving people. You will get in over your head and all of a sudden: your prayer life will change, the way you read the Bible will change, and you will find out what the Gospel is about in whole new ways."
Lee Younger
"The sin that is most destructive in your life right now is the sin that you’re most defensive about."
Tim Keller

Remember last week when I went to see the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks in Colorado and they covered a Beyonce song? That was cool.

A message from Anonymous
what do you think of "rape culture"

I’m not sure exactly what you’re asking… Are you asking if I think that “rape culture” is a legitimate thing? Or are you asking how I feel about it? 

In the first case: Yes, I believe that “rape culture” is real. To say that it is not would be total ignorance. The older I get the more it is made abundantly clear that we live in a rape culture… If you are a woman and you deny the idea that we live in a rape culture, I can only assume that you live in an underground tunnel, completely isolated from any male interaction. If you are a man and you deny this idea, you are probably a part of the problem, whether you are consciously aware of it or not.

In the second case: I hate it. I especially hate that we just pass it off with statements like, “men just think differently” or “maybe you shouldn’t wear shorts”.

Rape culture is real and it is wrong. 

A message from Anonymous
You are very beautiful and I love your blog. You seem like a strong woman of God. I'm sure God will continue to use you. You're amazing. HE>i

This is the sweetest thing… Thank you so much for your kindness, Anon. 

I hope you have a blessed week, my friend. :)

Watching a sermon and drinking a beer because I am a Presbyterian.