psych-facts
If you were to press your heart close up against somebody else’s heart eventually your hearts will start beating at the same time. And two little babies in an incubator, their hearts will beat at the same time. Love that. So if you have somebody in your life that is prone to anxiety, like myself, and if you happen to be a calm person, you could come up and hug me heart to heart and my heart hopefully would slow to yours. And I just love that idea. Or maybe yours would speed up to mine. But either way, we’ll be there together.
Andrea Gibson (via psych-facts)

💛 As an anxious person this is too amazing!

littlethingsaboutgod
littlethingsaboutgod:

spiritualinspiration:
"Wage Peace." That’s a fairly popular bumper sticker around our neck of the woods. It’s the grown up version of the old Hippie song, "All we are saying is give peace a chance." Deep in our hearts we know there is a tremendous difference between being a peace lover and a peace maker. Peace lovers like the calm and security and illusion of "giving peace a chance." But peace has no chance unless it is waged! Peace is not a state that results because of a lack of wars; peace is the result of work, character, and sacrifice of those who are peacemakers. They wage peace. They take risks; they forgive wrongs; and they compromise on personal demands without sacrificing personal integrity. They are willing to pay the price to make and preserve the peace with integrity. No wonder God calls such people his children; they’re doing what is most like him!

littlethingsaboutgod:

spiritualinspiration:

"Wage Peace." That’s a fairly popular bumper sticker around our neck of the woods. It’s the grown up version of the old Hippie song, "All we are saying is give peace a chance." Deep in our hearts we know there is a tremendous difference between being a peace lover and a peace maker. Peace lovers like the calm and security and illusion of "giving peace a chance." But peace has no chance unless it is waged! Peace is not a state that results because of a lack of wars; peace is the result of work, character, and sacrifice of those who are peacemakers. They wage peace. They take risks; they forgive wrongs; and they compromise on personal demands without sacrificing personal integrity. They are willing to pay the price to make and preserve the peace with integrity. No wonder God calls such people his children; they’re doing what is most like him!

ninjas-in-a-box

Anonymous asked:

why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

prettyboyshyflizzy answered:

you a bitch

rsbenedict:

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

iilzrn

Hay una gran diferencia entre la paz y el poder del Espíritu Santo en el alma.

Los discípulos eran cristianos antes del día del Pentecostés, y por lo tanto tenían una medida del Espíritu Santo. Tenían que poseer la paz del perdón de sus pecados y un estado de justificación, pero aun así no tenían el poder derramado necesario para llevar a cabo y cumplir con la tarea asignada.

Tenían la paz que Cristo les había dado, pero no el poder que les había prometido. Esto quizás sea cierto en cuanto a todos los cristianos, y en mi opinión éste ha sido el gran error de la Iglesia y del ministerio.

La Iglesia descansa en la conversión, y no busca hasta obtener este poder desde lo alto. Por esta razón, vemos que muchos de los que profesantes no tienen poder ni con Dios ni con el hombre. No prevalecen con ninguno.

C.G.F (via iilzrn)

Cual es el camino?

peterdwebb

Anonymous asked:

If Jesus forgives everything, would he forgive us when we die as followers of other religions, or no religion at all?

peterdwebb answered:

Mattie Montgomery, front man for the band “For Today” says it like this:

"I want to help right some wrongs that I believe that have been done regarding the way our culture views Christianity.

Many people have been hurt or wounded by lies, some intentional, and some unintentional, that we’ve told from our pulpits and publishing houses. 

So for the sake of the confused, the disaffected and the misdirected, on behalf of those of us Christians that are often over ambitious and under educated, I want to apologize. 

Listen, I’m sorry if any preacher has ever led you to believe that walking your faith out in the real world would be easy

I’m sorry if we’ve ever given you the idea that you can live for the glory of God on your own terms, or that salvation can be had cheaply or casually

No, the cost is great, but the reward is even greater. So I apologize that we’ve too often misused the grace of our God as an excuse to ignore Him instead of the power to honor Him

In our genuine desire to see the lost saved we’ve cheapened the issue of salvation. We’ve made easy what we were trying to make simple. Now salvation is simple, but it’s not easy. 

And I’m truly sorry if you’ve gotten any other message from our Christian community. It’s not about having your best life now. It’s not about gaining health, wealth and prosperity.

It’s about being saved from His wrath, for His glory.

It’s about the blood that was shed on the cross as the payment for your sin and the grace that’s made available to you to be transformed from the inside out into the likeness of the perfect, glorious, Son of the living God. 

And I’m sorry that you thought you could get away with holding your sin in one hand and your savior in the other. 

I’m sorry if you were ever told that all you had to do was repeat after me, just say this prayer, or sign your name on the dotted line. Brother, there’s no magic word for salvation. 

In fact the only appropriate response to the call of Christ is an unconditional “yes.”

And you don’t just say it with your mouth. You shout it with your life. 

I’m sorry if you believe that you might be able to follow Him without being insulted, misunderstood and rejected.

I’m sorry if there was ever a preacher who painted such an insignificant picture of Yeshua as to let you believe that you could continue living the same life after meeting Him, as you did before. 

No, He’s worthy of so much more. 

Listen, if we’d increase the value of Christ, we don’t have to decrease the cost of discipleship. 

And I’m sorry for those who have taught you that you wouldn’t have to give anything to have Him. That’s simply not true. 

Come and see Him as He is. 

He is so wonderful. 

So glorious.

So beautiful. 

So lovely. 

And though He demands it all from us, what we get in return will far outweigh any sacrifice we have to make. 

What we get in return is Him. And friend you’ll lose it all to have Him…

He is so worth it.

He’s worth the suffering.

He’s worth the rejection.

He’s worth the discipline

He’s worth the sacrifice. 

Because He’s that perfect. He’s that precious. He’s that powerful and He’s that good. 

And I want to apologize for anyone who has told you otherwise.”