abideinthevine: Our sin makes us ugly. No amount of makeup, clothing, or confident, flirtatious façade can change that fact. It takes a humble, redeemed woman changed by God to admit the ugliness of her sin and rest in her beauty in Christ. We must repent of our pride, our shame, our obsession with our looks. We must believe and embrace who God made us to be: beautiful in his image. True beauty...
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If a woman marries a man, she’s trusting him with the rest of her life that he...– Mark Driscoll (via abideinthevine)
Some days I wake up with no appetite for God. Every day is a war for what we...– Jimmy Needham (via kaleidoscope-x-heart)
The word says that God is love… You know what that tells me? It tells me that...– Kim Walker (via iris-james)
We are apt to say that because a man has natural ability, therefore he will make...– Oswald Chambers, The Brave Comradeship of God
List: evacuation centers, relief operations in... →
denisecua: MANILA, Philippines - With over 20,000 people displaced due to torrential rains in Metro Manila, various evacuation centers have opened up to aid those affected by the rain. Here’s a list of major evacuation centers across the Metro, as well as relief operations that have already started: (We’ll be populating the list as more information comes) Manila Caloocan Las Pinas Makati ...
Book Spine Poetry
idealbookshelf: Reason number five million for why physical books are so great? Book spine poetry. Get the titles of your books to stack in iambic pentameter or, you know, free verse is fine too: From the very awesome Brain Pickings.
The Problem with Self-Entitlement →
Guys, do read this. Here are some of what Denise Cua has written that hit me: I realized that so much of my questions is rooted in pride; specifically in feeling entitled to God’s goodness. I realized the reason why I was so afraid of God disappointing me one day is because I failed to acknowledge the truth—that He truly does not owe me anything. I was just the created one; He is my...
God does not give us overcoming life— He gives us life as we overcome. The...– Oswald Chambers, The Teaching of Adversity
We must always remember that in seeking after holiness we are not so much...– Kevin DeYoung, The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness
Today, forgive those that have hurt you & forgive...
The middle is crowded, but those brave enough to take chances learn to live on...– Stephen Brewster, Avoid Normal
Sin is a culpable and personal affront to a personal God.– Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be : A Breviary of Sin
Jesus Comes When You Least Expect →
Clodia was new to Rome, having come from Carthage where she had become a Christian about six years earlier. The gracious, aged Photine had taken her under her wing. This morning they were preparing food for some of the sisters who had been jailed the previous week for sharing Jesus with a senator’s daughter. Clodia didn’t know all of Photine’s past. Photine said, “I’m listening,” handing her...