"I have learned…that the Lord can fill the soul with Himself, when He takes away what seemed indispensable to our happiness on earth."
"I don’t want an idea of someone, I’m too weary for masks and false versions of people. I want a love that is filled with hope of growth, a love that says “I’m here, and I’m staying.” and I don’t know if I’ll ever hear that. I just want to be brave for that love, to risk the pain it might bring, so that I can experience the good that it could be. I just want a love that is true; should I not seek any less than that? Let me never offer anything less than a heart that is humble and ready to serve. Let me be the love that I seek, so that I can know what it means to love at all, and grow in that promise."
please stop getting mad at cashiers for prices they have no control over
Or not being able to take your expired coupon.
or not being able to break any rule that is store or company policy
Or not being able to make the manager come up to the cash register any quicker
"The words you say carry more weight than you know, and to some, they may weigh more than they can handle. Be kind, speak with purpose and clarity, always with the intent to help those around you grow. If you do say words that are hurtful, be quick to use words that heal, and in doing this you will find that you are being more and more like Christ; speaking truth in love."
I refuse to have a faith that idolizes earthly marriage as more important than being sanctified.
I refuse to have a faith that makes single people feel useless, when Christ has called us all to be active now.
I refuse to have a faith that says my purpose happens down the road, when it should be happening now.
I refuse to believe the lies that God only wants people who have an audience, and that He only chooses certain people.
I refuse to believe any of that, because my faith is based on a God who said “Follow me.” and so I’m gonna follow Him, and be sanctified in that pursuit.
"Don’t ever apologize for being honest and open and vulnerable or for allowing yourself to let love in no matter how painful it’s been in the past. It’s a beautiful thing to still believe in love in such a harsh and cruel world. So don’t ever feel ashamed of loving and feeling emotions deeply. You are not weak or dumb, you are the brave one."
"Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone."
I really do like it when people tell me about themselves. It doesn’t matter what, it can be about their day, what they did that they found amazing, what their hobbies are, etc. I like knowing about people, in a way, it makes me feel like they trust me. You’re not bothering me with your rambling, I actually prefer to listen.
"You realize you are not alone, right? No one in their twenties has life figured out. It’s okay to be a mess. You’re living."