And sometimes, I just feel like I’m walking...
5 Ways We Grow →
thehumblerejoice: Just about every Christian has memorized the closing verses of Galatians and Paul’s description of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. This is the character of the man or woman who has been justified by grace through faith. Yet as we review the list, and especially as we review it slowly and...
Rose is open, honest, heartfelt, to the point of being selfish, wonderfully...– Russell T. Davies, The Writer’s Tale (via doctormaster) THIS IS WHY I MISS DAVIES (via inkstain)
thegentleway asked: Is there a reason why you don't like William Lane Craig? The interwebs seems to be filled with much hate for him for some reason.
A Father who lets his children suffer
Today, I had to make a hard decision - to tell the truth about someone I cared about, or let him go free. I initially wanted to give him another chance, a free ticket for today. Because it could potentially ruin his chances now, and it would hurt him now. But then, I thought, if I didn’t say anything, and it was actually bad, then I don’t want to be there 10 years in the future,...
kharshman: certainlittlething: if you are upset because you’ve been nice to someone you’re attracted to but they’re not obsessed with you/dating you/sleeping with you i think you are confused about what being nice is hint: it’s not a currency given in exchange for sex ^SO MUCH SASS RIGHT HERE
Sloppy Seconds Sex Ed →
This does not teach anyone chastity or purity. “Abstinence-only” sex ed is a fundamentally flawed concept, beginning with its very name. It teaches children to negate an act, to deny a fundamental part of human nature until such a time as it’s permissible to indulge. It doesn’t teach children what sex is, what their sexuality means, how to understand it, or how to properly integrate it into a...
J.S. Park: It Was A Good Life →
jspark3000: Sometimes a friend will ask me for advice because they feel like they’re going nowhere in life. They tell me their whole story, whether for two minutes or two hours, and I listen. I can see they’re totally dead inside. Their eyes are hollowed out. Their hands shake. They have that… The story he’s telling was my story. And now I have the opportunity to help others make...
Unka Glen: Dating advice we can all agree on →
unkaglen: sonofiver asked: There are pastors and Christians who say there is only ONE way to date, making up rules and regulations, about time spent together, and physical intimacy, and what not. If you had 5 minutes with one of these people, what would you say to him/her? Unka Glen… I… did not know this. I guess you learn something new every day.
Around The Corner: A Second Wind
jspark3000: You’ve been in meltdown before, when the world felt unusually cruel and your insides collapsed and there weren’t enough tears to cry through your heaving convulsing sobs. Like the wind was uppercut out of your soul. It’s not pretty. Not like the movies. It’s not dramatic or cathartic or ironic or Oscar-worthy — it’s ugly, snot all over, face puckered in fifty places, bowled...
Christianity is Not a Comeptition
thebridgechicago: Do you ever feel like you are losing church? It seems like everybody else has a big smile, and more energy, and a family that is all there and perfectly behaved. They are singing with abandon and have that “mmm I totally get that” look on their face through the whole sermon. Here you are, on the other hand, just barely dragging your rear end into that pew on your absolute last...
So now when you do Alt + Reblog, the reblog symbol...
eleniwins: theshelbylife: incestuous-lesbianponies: laurarw: I THOUGHT THIS WAS KIDDING SOGMLASG HOLY SHIT I WASNT READDDYY
Sometimes I feel like I’m dying piece by piece, dragging myself down to a slow, painful, and inevitable death. But then I remember that I used to be dead. So maybe I’m not dying. Maybe I’m coming back to life.
Have not yet seen: Iron Man 3 Star Trek Into Darkness The Name of The Doctor
It makes me sad that the Christianity tag in tumblr is filled with hate from all sides of the spectrum.
A God who cries with joy
I saw my boss cry today. He’s a good man. We all know this. All the teachers, all the students, everyone knows. We know Richard cares. That he invests himself personally, financially, and emotionally in the students at his school. We convened a meeting today for the entire school (yes, it’s a small school. It’s kinda a large extended family). Several bad things had happened,...
Same Old Story, Not Much to Say: When surviving a... →
May I suggest some reading by my good friend Jessica?
unrealisticaleigh replied to your post: My adopted sister and I joke about this all the… Are any of us, really? HAHA YES SOMEONE GETS IT But also I don’t even try to be
My adopted sister and I joke about this all the time, but it’s true. I’m not church appropriate.
Quote: Real Passion →
When I practice my sermons, I sometimes pull up a chair right in front of me. I picture the 15 year old kid whose parents are divorced and who wants to kill himself everyday and hates everyone at school. I picture the single mom who lost custody of her children because she can’t hold down a job in this economy and drinks herself to sleep every night. I picture the hard-hearted religious...
Reblog if you're a Walt Ribeiro fan.
fororchestra: this came across my dash. how could i not reblog.
And in a sense
I’m kinda glad for my struggle with pornography (which I’ve now categorized as a coping mechanism problem). Because I’ve realized that this struggle is symptomatic - underneath it lies a much more deadly disease. Because I’ve heard, and believe, hundreds of time that pornography will destroy a marriage, relationships with other people, and whatnot. But I realized that...
The 20s Christian Singleness Panic
thebridgechicago: Anonymous asked: When talking about singleness, you guys often imply that a dating relationship is just around the corner or that marriage is pretty much guaranteed eventually. What about those people who actually will remain single their whole lives? How does one live out their sexuality in a godly way if they remain single/celibate indefinitely? Also, how do you explain your...
I may have woken up early, thought I was late, and rushed to work. >.<
I don’t normally speak for God but God is saying to you right now, “I love you.”...– Steve Rea (via carry-on-sir)
J.S. Park: Question: Women Pursuing Men? →
jspark3000: Anonymous asked: I have set a standard of not pursuing men whom I am interested in. However, this makes it so difficult as a woman because it’s hard to show interest without being the pursuer. In addition, having a crush is difficult for me since I desire a committed relationship…
Dealing with doubts about God
unkaglen: suile-glasa asked: How do you deal with having doubts about God? Unka Glen answered: Well, awhile back I had me some doubts. And I tried talking to my Christian friends about my doubts, but they were no help, because they were too busy repressing their own doubts to hear mine. Besides they were worried I’d talk us both into disbelief. So I tried talking to my atheist friends, but...
Need a little encouragement? Isaiah 43:16-21 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I...
Unka Glen: The end of fear →
unkaglen: How much of your life is ruled by fear? How many decisions, how many of your actions, how much of your lifestyle is all about fear? That might be: The fear of rejection The fear of failure The fear of poverty The fear of loneliness The fear of being on bad terms with God Now imagine that…
kharshman replied to your post: My car is weird. Things that don’t work suddenly… Modern day miracle. IT’S SO
My car is weird. Things that don’t work suddenly work randomly. Like, one of the lights on my dashboard suddenly starts working. Also, the trunk pops open now (instead of having to use the key).
I see llamas on my dashboard.