Christmas-themed dead week study breaks.🎄🎅🎁 #apu #burndownadams (at Adam’s Hall)
These words made me take a step back and reexamine everything I’m not happy with and really ask God if I was being impatient with all of the crap in my life right now in my thinking it’s not right, or if it truly wasn’t right. Ask Him if you’re where He wants you to be, doing what He wants you to do with an open mind. You may find yourself more surprised and confused than reassured. And that’s okay, have faith in His plans and the desires He places on your heart and I know that sounds cliché, but if you’ve had you’re life plans ripped out of your clenched fists, you’d be surprised how quickly you can be filled with doubt from the enemy. Truly have faith. It can be a task, and it can be “dangerous” to ask God for more faith, but being follower of Christ doesn’t always mean safety and complacency. He is the Lover of our souls, and His plans for us are far better than we could ever dream for ourselves. It’s just a matter of being patient and fully and fearlessly trusting in Him.
[The picture is of a quote of some wise words from @maddiemarie214’s mom. I enjoyed it so much I thought I would share.]
some of my all time favorite books I have read over the past few months, you should read them too (if you love books as much as I do) :: I currently am reading: The Catcher in the Rye. what’s some of your guys favorites?!
Things I hold onto at my desk at work: the clinging cross that was given to me just a few days ago. Behind thankful for the light that person shared with me by giving this to me. Desperately needing that.
"We are a society that only cares about the hungry when they are voters and only cares about the naked when they are women"
everyday, over your morning coffee,
you count the miles in between you and her -
and dream of the day where you can drive the six hour distance
just to see the smile on her face,
you must love her.
you must love her
because everyday over my morning orange juice
I count the number of steps it would take to walk to your front door
and I picture the way your face would contort when I told you how I felt- would it be happiness? confusion? joy? sadness?
you must love her,
because I love you -
and this is how life works
"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
"Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would create new religions overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead, the stars come out every night and we watch television."