What is "Real"?
(These are just ramblings of my thoughts today.) I was just thinking, what does it mean to be real? I have always prided myself on the fact that I am “real”, but the question is, what is “real”? What I might think of as fake might be real for someone else. Also, what I might consider “being real” might be fake for another. So my question is, is there only one type of “real” or is it, like beauty,...
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope...– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via barbieandken)
Rule No. 282
rulesforthesouthernlady: “Never allow your happiness to be dependent upon another person” is a cliche that is used all the time but always rings true. Humans are fickle creatures- we change our minds. A lot. You are the only person you can completely depend on. Decide to be happy and before long, you will be.
Side note Ezra 4:23 NIV When you have been brought to a standstill, remember to still stand strong in the Lord.
Side note Ezra 1:9-11 NIV We may be discouraged by events in life, but we must never give up our hope in God’s promises to us. The turning point may be just ahead.
Daily Devotion 2/7
A healthy fear of God will do much to deter us from sin. When we have a proper fear of the living Lord, we live a cleaner life. Any born-again person who sins willfully has momentarily blocked out his fear of God. You and I can do that. When we actively engage in sin, we consciously put aside what we know to be the truth about God. We suppress the knowledge of Him in our hearts and minds. ...
Daily Devotion 1/24
I will hold you up, God says. But as long as you lean on someone else, you can’t lean on Me. As long as you lean on some other thing, you won’t lean on Me. They become substitutes for Me, so that you aren’t being upheld by My hand. When you lean on another person or another thing, your focus is sideways, not vertical. Human crutches paralyze the walk of faith ...
Daily Devotion 1/23
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? Luke 16: 10+11 Side Note: Our integrity often meets its match in money matters. God calls us to be honest even in small details we could easily...
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Daily Devotion 11/7
If this isn’t perfect then I don’t know what is. God’s redemptive providence is always at work, even through the most diabolical schemes and actions… So, take heart, my friend. God is in full control. Nothing is happening on earth that brings a surprise to heaven. Nothing is outside the scope of His divine radar screen as He guides us safely home. Things that...
Daily Devotion 11/6
As one understanding soul expressed it: “Compassion is not a snob gone slumming. It’s a real trip down inside the broken heart of a friend.” Parceling out this kind of compassion will elicit no whistles or loud applause. In fact. the best acts of compassion will never be known to the masses. Nor will rat sums of money be dumped into your lap because you are committed...
I’m in Venice but I don’t have much WIFI so I will update more as soon as possible! Love y’all!
I am finally in Florence for my first whole day and it has been great! I woke up early this morning and went with one of my roommates to try and find the Mercato Centrale and failed but after going through orientation with the University we were successful in finding it and actually met up with our teacher there. It is an awesome place with a ton of fresh, fresh food and a lot of smells…...
My Summer Abroad
Ciao a tutti! In eight days I will be leaving for Florence for about six weeks so I have decided I will make this into my online journal to keep the very few of you that read this updated. Ever since I went over to Italy when I was fifteen I knew I HAD to go back and I am so thankful and blessed I am going to be able to do so. Hopefully I will not bore you and it will most likely just be pictures...
Hey ya’ll! I just wanted to share my devotion for today because I thought it was very cute and inspiring. So here it goes… First Things First All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is...