lazarusknowsthetruth:

foreverlovinlife:

  • please,
  • don’t eat less, eat right
  • don’t hold it in, it’s okay to cry
  • don’t hurt yourself, there is always an alternative
  • don’t shut yourself away, speak up
  • don’t be your own bully, be your own hero
  • don’t give up, because you’re worth so much more than you think

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3 Reasons the 'Noah' Movie Doesn't Excite Me ›

thefuturepastor:

We all get excited every time a movie comes out to supposedly satisfy our supposedly sanctified viewing pleasure. For this year, there are at least three that I know of: “Son of God” (the edited-down version of History Channel’s TV mini-series “The Bible”), “Left Behind” (a reboot of the 2000…

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awkwardsituationist:

“world of averages” - composite images culled from thousands of individual portraits resulting in symmetrical average faces

this was too cool not to reblog

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davejlamar:

thejesusrockers:

SO WHAT’S NEXT? SEEMS THERE’S BEEN AN UPDATE OR UPGRADE TO MY POST LAST YEAR : ( #puroaffair

And we wonder why there are so many broken families.. So many unfaithful husbands, so many unfaithful wives.. so many short term relationships.. so many rapes and sexual assaults.. What the mind consumes, the heart spews and if this is the kind of trash that we allow ourselves (and this generation) to consume, then we shouldn’t be surprised with the effects.. 
The sad thing is that affairs are considered “the norm” nowadays.. it’s actually more surprising if you’ve been in a long term relationship, to one person, faithfully.. it’s like how being a virgin nowadays is “OLD SCHOOL”, well you gotta up the ante on that to “being faithful to ONLY ONE PERSON is old school”.. 
Wait a minute though.! we live in a new era, a new generation, YOU GOTTA LOOSEN UP MAN! We use these “modern times” as an excuse and look where that has gotten us? Good morals are being thrown out the window to the point where maybe only stealing and murder would be considered as BAD or a SIN.. 
The thought that scares me though is when i start becoming numb to these “modern times”. When a normal relationship is just something you get into for the sex, maybe even the companionship, then when that person can’t satisfy you anymore ON TO THE NEXT. When divorce or separation becomes an option in the back of my mind for when i do get married. When what i once considered as “bad” or something i would never do, slowly turns into something i’d consider into “why did i even think that was bad to begin with”.. 
The only way i can keep from being sucked into all these crazy world views is to stay grounded in the Word of God, because i believe it to be true. If Jesus said it is wrong, then i’m not gonna argue with that or make ways around it. It’s definitely a challenge nowadays but as a Christian and follower of Christ, i am called (we are called) to go against the flow. To be the difference. To fight for what is right and to share and spread the love of Jesus. 
So where do we start.!? well, i think it starts with us. it starts with us not consuming this kind of entertainment and celebrating it. it starts with us educating the young ones and keeping them from this kind of garbage. teaching them that a marriage is between one man and one woman ti’ll the day they die, and not what the media wants us to think a relationship should be.. these are all things that my parents taught me, but if we stop teaching our kids these things or don’t teach and guide them at all, then the media and internet will definitely do it for us.. and we all know where that leads to. 
In this life all we can do is what Christ called us to do and that is to be LIGHTS in this dark world. The rest is up to Him.. 

davejlamar:

thejesusrockers:

SO WHAT’S NEXT? SEEMS THERE’S BEEN AN UPDATE OR UPGRADE TO MY POST LAST YEAR : ( #puroaffair

And we wonder why there are so many broken families.. So many unfaithful husbands, so many unfaithful wives.. so many short term relationships.. so many rapes and sexual assaults.. What the mind consumes, the heart spews and if this is the kind of trash that we allow ourselves (and this generation) to consume, then we shouldn’t be surprised with the effects.. 

The sad thing is that affairs are considered “the norm” nowadays.. it’s actually more surprising if you’ve been in a long term relationship, to one person, faithfully.. it’s like how being a virgin nowadays is “OLD SCHOOL”, well you gotta up the ante on that to “being faithful to ONLY ONE PERSON is old school”.. 

Wait a minute though.! we live in a new era, a new generation, YOU GOTTA LOOSEN UP MAN! We use these “modern times” as an excuse and look where that has gotten us? Good morals are being thrown out the window to the point where maybe only stealing and murder would be considered as BAD or a SIN.. 

The thought that scares me though is when i start becoming numb to these “modern times”. When a normal relationship is just something you get into for the sex, maybe even the companionship, then when that person can’t satisfy you anymore ON TO THE NEXT. When divorce or separation becomes an option in the back of my mind for when i do get married. When what i once considered as “bad” or something i would never do, slowly turns into something i’d consider into “why did i even think that was bad to begin with”.. 

The only way i can keep from being sucked into all these crazy world views is to stay grounded in the Word of God, because i believe it to be true. If Jesus said it is wrong, then i’m not gonna argue with that or make ways around it. It’s definitely a challenge nowadays but as a Christian and follower of Christ, i am called (we are called) to go against the flow. To be the difference. To fight for what is right and to share and spread the love of Jesus. 

So where do we start.!? well, i think it starts with us. it starts with us not consuming this kind of entertainment and celebrating it. it starts with us educating the young ones and keeping them from this kind of garbage. teaching them that a marriage is between one man and one woman ti’ll the day they die, and not what the media wants us to think a relationship should be.. these are all things that my parents taught me, but if we stop teaching our kids these things or don’t teach and guide them at all, then the media and internet will definitely do it for us.. and we all know where that leads to. 

In this life all we can do is what Christ called us to do and that is to be LIGHTS in this dark world. The rest is up to Him.. 

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waitingforsherlocksreturn:

thesunrisemusic:

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. - Psalm 19:1.

YES!! 

AWESOME!

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missgreenwalt:

This is Shrek the sheep. He became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. Of course, during this time his fleece grew without anyone there to shorn (shave) it. When he was finally found and shaved, his fleece weighed an amazing sixty pounds. Most sheep have a fleece weighing just under ten pounds, with the exception usually reaching fifteen pounds, maximum. For six years, Shrek carried six times the regular weight of his fleece. Simply because he was away from his shepherd.
This reminds me of John 10 when Jesus compares Himself to a shepherd, and His followers are His sheep. Maybe it’s a stretch, but I think Shrek is much like a person who knows Jesus Christ but has wandered. If we avoid Christ’s constant refining of our character, we’re going to accumulate extra weight in this world—a weight we don’t have to bear.
When Shrek was found, a professional sheep shearer took care of Shrek’s fleece in twenty-eight minutes. Shrek’s sixty pound fleece was finally removed. All it took was coming home to his shepherd.
I believe Christ can lift the burdens we carry, if only we stop hiding. He can shave off our ‘fleece’—that is, our self-imposed burdens brought about by wandering from our Good Shepherd.
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

missgreenwalt:

This is Shrek the sheep. He became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. Of course, during this time his fleece grew without anyone there to shorn (shave) it. When he was finally found and shaved, his fleece weighed an amazing sixty pounds. Most sheep have a fleece weighing just under ten pounds, with the exception usually reaching fifteen pounds, maximum. For six years, Shrek carried six times the regular weight of his fleece. Simply because he was away from his shepherd.

This reminds me of John 10 when Jesus compares Himself to a shepherd, and His followers are His sheep. Maybe it’s a stretch, but I think Shrek is much like a person who knows Jesus Christ but has wandered. If we avoid Christ’s constant refining of our character, we’re going to accumulate extra weight in this world—a weight we don’t have to bear.

When Shrek was found, a professional sheep shearer took care of Shrek’s fleece in twenty-eight minutes. Shrek’s sixty pound fleece was finally removed. All it took was coming home to his shepherd.

I believe Christ can lift the burdens we carry, if only we stop hiding. He can shave off our ‘fleece’—that is, our self-imposed burdens brought about by wandering from our Good Shepherd.

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

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Lord, I will trust in You.: To My Daughter - A letter from The King ›

hope-movement:

My darling, My daughter…

How are you, My beautiful child? I have missed you, I’ve been wondering where you have been. I feel as though I have spent so long watching you, being there for you, just waiting for you to notice Me.

You often feel that in a crowded room; you’re…

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Lord, I will trust in You.: 7 Pro-Active Steps For A Sinner Struggling With Initiative! ›

moirtello:

Pornography, swearing, dishonesty, lust, drug use, greed, masturbation, anger, pride, alcoholism, bitterness, gambling, prostitution, cheating, partying, idolatry, stealing…

Perhaps one or more of these things resounds with you and your heart. Perhaps you have felt the pain of…

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spiritualinspiration:

Friends, throughout life, fear will come knocking at the door, selling you the worst case scenario. Fear tells you, “You’re going to lose your job. Your marriage is over. Your business is falling apart. Your child is done. It’s all downhill from here.” When those thoughts come, you don’t have to buy in. You don’t have to accept those thoughts. Here’s the key: when fear knocks, let faith answer the door. Don’t give those thoughts of fear the time of day. Don’t let them intimidate you. Answer back with faith. “Lord, You said the number of my days You would fulfill. God, You said Your plans for me are for good and not evil. God, You said what’s meant for my harm You would turn around and use to my advantage.”
If you’ll keep an attitude of faith and expectancy, it’s like keeping the door locked on an intruder. Fear has no right in the life of a believer. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. Remember, the battle is in your mind. The enemy is after your thoughts. Don’t give him the time of day; and when fear knocks, let faith answer the door!

spiritualinspiration:

Friends, throughout life, fear will come knocking at the door, selling you the worst case scenario. Fear tells you, “You’re going to lose your job. Your marriage is over. Your business is falling apart. Your child is done. It’s all downhill from here.” When those thoughts come, you don’t have to buy in. You don’t have to accept those thoughts. Here’s the key: when fear knocks, let faith answer the door. Don’t give those thoughts of fear the time of day. Don’t let them intimidate you. Answer back with faith. “Lord, You said the number of my days You would fulfill. God, You said Your plans for me are for good and not evil. God, You said what’s meant for my harm You would turn around and use to my advantage.”

If you’ll keep an attitude of faith and expectancy, it’s like keeping the door locked on an intruder. Fear has no right in the life of a believer. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. Remember, the battle is in your mind. The enemy is after your thoughts. Don’t give him the time of day; and when fear knocks, let faith answer the door!

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spiritualinspiration:

Friends, throughout life, fear will come knocking at the door, selling you the worst case scenario. Fear tells you, “You’re going to lose your job. Your marriage is over. Your business is falling apart. Your child is done. It’s all downhill from here.” When those thoughts come, you don’t have to buy in. You don’t have to accept those thoughts. Here’s the key: when fear knocks, let faith answer the door. Don’t give those thoughts of fear the time of day. Don’t let them intimidate you. Answer back with faith. “Lord, You said the number of my days You would fulfill. God, You said Your plans for me are for good and not evil. God, You said what’s meant for my harm You would turn around and use to my advantage.”
If you’ll keep an attitude of faith and expectancy, it’s like keeping the door locked on an intruder. Fear has no right in the life of a believer. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. Remember, the battle is in your mind. The enemy is after your thoughts. Don’t give him the time of day; and when fear knocks, let faith answer the door!

spiritualinspiration:

Friends, throughout life, fear will come knocking at the door, selling you the worst case scenario. Fear tells you, “You’re going to lose your job. Your marriage is over. Your business is falling apart. Your child is done. It’s all downhill from here.” When those thoughts come, you don’t have to buy in. You don’t have to accept those thoughts. Here’s the key: when fear knocks, let faith answer the door. Don’t give those thoughts of fear the time of day. Don’t let them intimidate you. Answer back with faith. “Lord, You said the number of my days You would fulfill. God, You said Your plans for me are for good and not evil. God, You said what’s meant for my harm You would turn around and use to my advantage.”

If you’ll keep an attitude of faith and expectancy, it’s like keeping the door locked on an intruder. Fear has no right in the life of a believer. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. Remember, the battle is in your mind. The enemy is after your thoughts. Don’t give him the time of day; and when fear knocks, let faith answer the door!

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hope-movement:


Oh Lord, my soul is floating, fluttering and flying here; as I am filled to overflowing, and overwhelmed by Your magnificent peace, Your sprouting joy, Your quenching love, Your constant kindness, Your unending mercy, Your undeserving grace and Your sweetened forgiveness. My heaviness has passed and that which once weighed me down; is gone. I am weightless and free, and I fly without hesitation or burden; without disappointment or guilt. I am flying high, lifted far above limitations, on eagles wings I soar; as Your promise has always been beautiful and true; You will lift me higher, higher and higher; like a child desiring to grow to new heights, here I am - I am higher, I am greater, I am stronger… Within me; You have overcome. Happiness and thankfulness overwhelms me, and my soul rejoices for You have done great things for me. How blessed I am, that Your care for me goes far above what I could have ever hoped for, dreamed of, or imagined.

hope-movement:

Oh Lord, my soul is floating, fluttering and flying here; as I am filled to overflowing, and overwhelmed by Your magnificent peace, Your sprouting joy, Your quenching love, Your constant kindness, Your unending mercy, Your undeserving grace and Your sweetened forgiveness. My heaviness has passed and that which once weighed me down; is gone. I am weightless and free, and I fly without hesitation or burden; without disappointment or guilt. I am flying high, lifted far above limitations, on eagles wings I soar; as Your promise has always been beautiful and true; You will lift me higher, higher and higher; like a child desiring to grow to new heights, here I am - I am higher, I am greater, I am stronger… Within me; You have overcome. Happiness and thankfulness overwhelms me, and my soul rejoices for You have done great things for me. How blessed I am, that Your care for me goes far above what I could have ever hoped for, dreamed of, or imagined.

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iwilltrustinyou:

Waiting, waiting, and more waiting…
Waiting is something all of us do in life. And while some people like to ensure that waiting is a great learning experience, in reality it feels more like a mental and emotional torture chamber.
To be honest, I dislike waiting. I’ve never been good at it. I’ve always liked to get things done as soon as possible, and at a time that was most convenient to my schedule. But over the years I’ve realized that life doesn’t revolve around me. Time does not click in parallel to my heart. And what I think will never be more important that what God already knows.
Have you ever been in a waiting room? You know, that smelly, dimly lit room that feels like the black hole of all rooms. And regardless of why you are there, it’s usually for a good reason. I can’t really think of any waiting room that wasn’t strategically placed in line before hearing important news.
My point is: Don’t expect anything of substantial value to come out of a speedy process. I’m not saying it can’t happen, but realistically it won’t. In fact, scripture even promotes this very fact.
Proverbs 14:29 – Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Proverbs 21:5 – Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
The reality is: Life is a waiting room, and patience is the antidote. Don’t be in a rush to move forward when God might want you right where you’re standing.
Challenge: Anytime you feel impatience creeping within your bones, recite Proverbs 14:29, and pray for God to gift you with the blessing of patience.
Through patience and diligence, the snail reached the Ark.
- Jarrid Wilsonhttp://jarridwilson.com/the-waiting-room/  

iwilltrustinyou:

Waiting, waiting, and more waiting…

Waiting is something all of us do in life. And while some people like to ensure that waiting is a great learning experience, in reality it feels more like a mental and emotional torture chamber.

To be honest, I dislike waiting. I’ve never been good at it. I’ve always liked to get things done as soon as possible, and at a time that was most convenient to my schedule. But over the years I’ve realized that life doesn’t revolve around me. Time does not click in parallel to my heart. And what I think will never be more important that what God already knows.

Have you ever been in a waiting room? You know, that smelly, dimly lit room that feels like the black hole of all rooms. And regardless of why you are there, it’s usually for a good reason. I can’t really think of any waiting room that wasn’t strategically placed in line before hearing important news.

My point is: Don’t expect anything of substantial value to come out of a speedy process. I’m not saying it can’t happen, but realistically it won’t. In fact, scripture even promotes this very fact.

Proverbs 14:29 – Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

Proverbs 21:5 – Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

The reality is: Life is a waiting room, and patience is the antidote. Don’t be in a rush to move forward when God might want you right where you’re standing.

Challenge: Anytime you feel impatience creeping within your bones, recite Proverbs 14:29, and pray for God to gift you with the blessing of patience.

Through patience and diligence, the snail reached the Ark.

- Jarrid Wilson
http://jarridwilson.com/the-waiting-room/  

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everlastingjesus:

my-heart-longs-for-youu:

ilovegodaboveall:

communityforchrist:


One word: GOD!


The most powerful 3D pic ever made. :D

Sooooo powerful!

everlastingjesus:

my-heart-longs-for-youu:

ilovegodaboveall:

communityforchrist:

One word: GOD!

The most powerful 3D pic ever made. :D

Sooooo powerful!

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