Think to yourself ‘what would my life look like if I didn’t have this doubt and this worry, if I just knew for a fact God had my back? What kind of things would I do?’ Then, even if you can just manage it for day, go do those things. I think what you will find is that those doubts and worries will shrink in comparison to intimacy with God.
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Jed Brewer on episode 133 of Say That

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People-pleasing leads to a life where you’re never succeeding. You jump through all those hoops to get people to like you, but you know what’s waiting for you on the other side? More hoops. Focus on what God wants the focus on, as Proverbs 16:7 says, ‘when a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.’
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Unka Glen Fitzjerrell on episode 132 of Say That

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lovelyliz17:

thecrimsonbird:

me as Rapunzel. photo by thelittlestbat


@nicoleesings Dude, do this to your hair! It would be perf!Halloween is coming! Red headed Rapunzel. Lol. :)

Haha I’m gonna do it! lovelyliz17

lovelyliz17:

thecrimsonbird:

me as Rapunzel. photo by thelittlestbat

@nicoleesings Dude, do this to your hair! It would be perf!
Halloween is coming! Red headed Rapunzel. Lol. :)

Haha I’m gonna do it! lovelyliz17

ethiopienne:

fuckyeahsexpositivity:

I love this routine, because it’s not a rape joke. It’s a rape culture joke. It’s not making fun of the people who have been raped, but of both rape culture (not being able to just jog because it’s not safe) but of the idea that the only thing of value in a woman is her vagina.

—BB

yes to all of this 

Jesus came to set you free not only from your sin, but from the guilt and shame that fuels it. The reality is that you will mess up. You will look at something you shouldn’t, do something you shouldn’t. After that is over you will have a choice, to go back to Jesus and figure out how to get it right next time; or to assume that God is disgusted with you and try to find solace in the little pleasure that lust brought you. God does not condemn you, don’t try to condemn yourself on His behalf. God’s grace is bigger than your any of your sins, even lust.
- from the August BridgeBox Bible Study (via thebridgechicago)

Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios Orlando) [x]

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todayinhistory:

August 28th 1955: Emmett Till murdered

On this day in 1955, the 14-year-old African-American boy Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi. While visiting family in the state, Till allegedly flirted with the young white shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant while buying candy. Bryant told her husband and a few nights later he and his half-brother abducted Till and brutally tortured and murdered him. His mutilated body was found three days later in the Tallahatchie river; Till’s face was unrecognisable, but he was identified by the ring he wore engraved with his father’s initials that his mother gave him before he left for Mississppi. The viciousness of this unprovoked, racially-motivated crime sent shockwaves throughout the nation. The case drew attention to the oppression of African-Americans throughout the nation and provided a name and a face to the threat of lynching. Till’s mother Mamie, a highly educated woman who went on to become a devoted fighter for African-American equality, insisted on an open-casket funeral in order to show the world what was done to her young son. Thousands attended the funeral and thousands more saw the horrific images of Till’s body. Due to the fierce reactions the murder had engendered it was a particularly painful, but sadly expected, outcome when the all-white jury in Mississippi acquitted Till’s killers, despite Till’s great-uncle openly identifying them in court. A few months later the killers, now protected by double jeopardy laws, sold their story to Look magazine and openly confessed to the murder in chilling detail. Taking place a year after the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the outrage over the murder galvanised the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. 100 days after Emmett Till’s murder Rosa Parks, on her way back from a rally for Till hosted by the then-unknown Martin Luther King Jr., refused to give up her seat for a white man on an Alabama bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thus beginning the movement that would result in the dismantling of the system of Jim Crow segregation and win successes in promoting African-American social and political equality.

snapchatting:

some of these text posts are starting to sound like facebook pages i liked in 2009

I’ve dealt with anxiousness for a long time. Even since I was a very young child I used to get panic attacks. I’ve just always felt like everyone’s happiness is on me & any problem on Earth from hungry animals to drug addicts to my parents marriage is my responsibility. I don’t just want people to be happy & like me. I need it.
Sometimes I can brush it off as no big deal if a person doesn’t care for me. Whatever. But sometimes (& often without explanation) my anxiousness just takes off to another level. It’s uncontrollable. I will fixate on one thing & it will torment me. I can’t sleep, I break out from stress, I’m unable to calm myself down.
Having an anxiety attack or feeling anxious is really hard to describe to people who haven’t truly experienced it. I don’t say that in a “ugh they just don’t get it. No one gets me” way. Those people are very blessed to have never had the thoughts of an anxious person.
It sort of feels like you’re just straight up going to die.
I’m not %100 sure why my anxiety has sprung up on me so bad the last month. I think that it’s a combination of future in law issues/money & job stuff/guilt over everything & just a lack of deepness in my relationship with God.
& I know the very thing that is (or at least I feel is) keeping me away from closeness with The Lord can only be fully healed through Him.