Luke 3:16/Proverbs 31
Serial [re]blogger and sometimes-serial couch potato. Wide-eyed Curious Georgette who never really learned how not to talk to strangers. I relish my awkwardness. Also unemployed, looking and praying for a job. Can shamelessly rap the TMNT theme; any Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics used in conversation is a free pass to break into song. Believe it or not, I love fire but not getting my nails done. I might sound like I've got too much SWAGger, but that's because I'm Saved With Amazing Grace.
Currently in hot pursuit of The Lover of My Soul.
Don’t split your life into what you show your church friends and what you show everyone else. You wonder why it’s so hard to rest: you’re literally trying to live two lives at the same time.
Be hot or cold.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me - practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:8-9 (via borntomakeanimpact)
My advice to any Christian, old or new, would be to never let people become more important than God in your life.
The world says “My pain is more important than your pain!” and does nothing.
Christ said “It is finished” as He partook in the suffering that the world groans about, because God is a God of action.
This is why He is our hope; because everything else only has questions to offer, yet, Christ is Himself the answer. He is the bread that a starving world longs for, He is the water that a dying world needs, and He is the finisher of all that plagues our world.
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
- Ladies if your man does not put his trust in the Lord, can you really put your trust in him?
"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
This is beautiful.
this is wonderful and amazing and one of the reasons i volunteer with old people
people are like candles
I'm in a huge mess. I totaled my car, and it was totally my fault. My parents are threatening to kick me out of the house because of it. I'm only 18, a college student, and that would mean I would have to get a second job to support myself. I'm so scared, sore, and on top of that, when my mom visited me in the hospital last night, she flipped me off and wouldn't talk to me, only to swear at me. I know it had been hell for them too, but I'm just at the end of my wits. I'm hoping God shows up.
Wow, I’m sorry you’re in this situation. That’s definitely a hard place to be. I would encourage you to keep trusting God. When the sand of this world gets difficult to walk on, it becomes another reminder to build more and more of your life on God and on the promises in His Word.
Keep hoping. Relentlessly. Even if it seems stupid to hope. Keep believing that God’s going to come through for you, and for your family.
Jesus forgives literally everything?
Isn’t that just flabbergasting?
Not only that, but He makes us into whole new people. The old me is totally gone and each day I’m made into someone fresh. Someone more like who I’m supposed to be.
Why would anyone want to be married without having God as a partner? I can’t imagine facing the challenges of marriage without the hope of God to lift up my eyes when I’m discouraged and the conviction of God to open my eyes when I’m blind to my own sin. Since marriage is something you make, and since marriage is going to be difficult, I’d want to marry someone who knows how to pray, who practices prayer, and who is growing in prayer.
Gary Thomas: The Sacred Search (via swimmertkesh)