12 Signs You Accomplished More Than You Think You Did This Year

You lost love.

Source: 12 Signs You Accomplished More Than You Think You Did This Year

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Moved

I have decided (after much contemplation) to move back to blogger. Hit me up here!

Oh here is a Bible verse I found in my draft:

“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭16:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Till then.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

give me faith

I need You

To soften my heart and break me apart

I need you 

To open my eyes, to see that You’re shaping my life
All I am, I surrender
Give me faith to trust what You say,

That You’re good and Your love is great

I’m broken inside, I give You my life
I need You

To soften my heart and break me apart

I need You

To pierce through the dark and cleanse every part of me
All I am, I surrender
Give me faith to trust what You say,

That You’re good and Your love is great

I’m broken inside, I give You my life
And I may be weak but Your Spirit’s strong in me

My flesh may fail, but my God, You never will
Give me faith to trust what You say,

That You’re good and Your love is great

I’m broken inside, I give You my life
And I may be weak but Your Spirit’s strong in me

My flesh may fail, but my God, You never will

God in tragedy

By the gift of joy, I am referring to the great surprise of levity that comes on the other side of pain. I have repeatedly experienced this surprise. It’s a big part of why I’m not an atheist. Every single time I have waited on God in prayer, pouring out my heart to Him, He comforts me and lifts me in my spirit. I believe God is eager to share the strangeness of His joy with everyone. But we have to enter the pain. There is no other route to true joy.

By “God’s gift of Himself,” I mean the comfort of the Holy Spirit and the peace of God that surpasses understanding, and the promise and assurance of seeing Christ face to face when He comes back. By far the hardest gift to accept, at least in my view, is that of taking solidarity with Jesus Christ Himself in His sufferings. Bearing up under sorrows is the only way to receive the special wisdom and power that comes to those who suffer unjustly. Few are those who dare to commune with God that way. I have found I’m not good at it myself. But God is patient and forbearing; every time someone sins against us, we are blessed with another chance to surrender our way forward into becoming the recipients of a grace that does not come unless we yield to God when we’ve been wronged.

RIP to those in the school shooting.

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when the going gets tough

“Someone asked me recently how to do something she thought was going to be difficult, in this case recording an audio book, and I suggested she pretend that she was someone who could do it. Not pretend to do it, but pretend she was someone who could. She put up a notice to this effect on the studio wall, and she said it helped.

So be wise, because the world needs more wisdom, and if you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise, and then just behave like they would.

And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.

Neil Gaiman inspires me to keep trying no matter what I think of myself.

July?

It’s 1131pm and I have an exam tomorrow. But. I am so thankful and grateful. My heart is so full.

So, my Friday/Saturday has been super productive. Somehow all my plans were cancelled and I got to study so much.

Then, I went to a friend’s farewell party and it was way out in the estates. It was nice to get away for an evening – and seeing how much these people have impacted the community is just amazing.

But that’s another goodbye/invitation to Korea!

Anyway. Church was good. Chilled a little and I planned a little get together for Matt (who’s leaving on Wednesday). The turn up was amazing, the whole house was full! We all had 2/3 rounds of Bang! The board game.

And my dream! My dream of seeing internationals and the locals getting along like this! Wowow! I’m so so so glad.

Also, I got to spend time with Hanny + a really good conversation while she was driving home to Tulsa.

With that being said, thanks Jesus for good times, and help us thank you for the bad times too!
Here’s to 5 days of classes left!!!

What a relaxed weekend despite spending so much time studying.
I’ve been speaking truth and really trying to acquire a new mindset. Good vibes from Jaymes Young playing now and ah, I’ve been fed so well this week.
Jesus is good, Jesus is sorta amazing and pretty cool. I think I like Him, yep I do.