isn’t it interesting that when a friend complains about a part of her body, we assure her that it IS in fact perfect or skinny or flat, further supporting the idea that we all hate- that our beauty is based on our appearance?
why don’t we instead gently redirect her to the source of radiance and joy and goodness, and help her see that even if she isn’t skinny or flawless, she has a Savior in heaven that died for her and wants so badly for her to be free of slavery to the mirror?
that’s supa personal. i don’t mind sharing personal things but this is tricky, because he is involved too and i don’t want to divulge the details of something that was really hard for both of us. just know that overall, it was a wonderful relationship and i don’t regret it one bit.
i don’t mind you asking! we broke up. there are pictures farther down on my blog; i don’t want to post another :)
i can’t wait to devote my time to being a really great wife and mother. a career is cool and all…but…i just want to serve my family and have dance parties after dinner and be excited when they come home and make them mickey mouse pancakes just because.
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:4-9
so, like a caring Father does, you gently lifted our chins away from each other and turned them towards you. now, we can stare into your blinding glory more fully instead of letting little slivers of light peek through our gazes that were fixed on each other.
today jake was wearing his favorite shirt.
a stranger told him that he really liked it.
so he went and changed and GAVE THE STRANGER HIS SHIRT.
is that the first time he referenced nail polish he called it “nail paint.”
I think our God wants to us to look at Him — not to accomplish anything, but just to behold His beauty.” —Mark Lauterbach (via alexissmith)