Legalistic remorse says, ‘I broke God’s rules,’ while real repentance says, ‘I broke God’s heart’.

The Christian Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.

Tim Keller (via tallerthanlions)

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artofseductionlxix:

idealistsconundrum:

Clever & effective Ad Campaign by Amnesty International Switzerland

wow

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I really hate most religions but I like Buddhism a lot

white people who don’t know anything about Buddhism (via iaskgod)

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I’m just going to come out and say it: People don’t go to hell because they are gay. Ever. Never in a million years will God send someone to hell for being gay. People go to hell because they want to be the gods of their own lives. People go to hell because they want to be kings. They want to determine what is right and wrong.

The truth is we are all going to limp across the finish line to some degree. Of course there is victory in Jesus and of course are we more than conquerors through Christ as the apostle Paul says; but even Paul had a thorn in the flesh. Most of us have a spiritual Achilles’ heel. We all will have spiritual bruises, cuts, and sores. Some will limp across the finish line still fighting their addiction to porn. Some will limp across the finish line with their addiction to food. And some will limp across the finish line with their attraction to the same sex.

The issue isn’t whether someone is good or bad, but whether he is repentant or unrepentant. Who is God of her life? Who’s in control? What or who are they pursuing? Are they looking to him or trusting in self? Because I trust that if Jesus’ grace has radically collided with a heart, I believe that person will begin to align themselves with Jesus’ image, looking more like him everyday.

Jefferson Bethke, from Jesus > Religion (via jspark3000)

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Come boldly, O Believer, for despite the whisperings of the enemy and the doubtings of thine own heart, thou art greatly beloved.

Charles Spurgeon (via belovedscars)

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jesussisters:

jackthebard:

pachi9x9kissui-chan:

let-me-bleed:

In my Sociology class, we had to write every hurtful word we’ve ever been called on a sticky note and then stick it to our body. We then went around and took them off of each other. Most of us in tears…this is the aftermath.

…I have no words for this post.

this is what needs to happen in schools

I think this is such an amazing thing! Definitely something that should be done in youth groups! So, share it with your youth leaders/pastors and start building each other up rather than tearing each other down! 
-Tarryn

jesussisters:

jackthebard:

pachi9x9kissui-chan:

let-me-bleed:

In my Sociology class, we had to write every hurtful word we’ve ever been called on a sticky note and then stick it to our body. We then went around and took them off of each other. Most of us in tears…this is the aftermath.

…I have no words for this post.

this is what needs to happen in schools

I think this is such an amazing thing! Definitely something that should be done in youth groups! So, share it with your youth leaders/pastors and start building each other up rather than tearing each other down! 

-Tarryn

People don’t like love, they like that flittery flirty feeling. They don’t love love - love is sacrificial, love is ferocious, it’s not emotive. Our culture doesn’t love love, it loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous.

Matt Chandler (via nitui)

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catbug:

drunknuncle:

HI OKAY my friend Jessica has been missing since 3:06pm Oct. 7. The last her mom heard from her she said she was frightened by someone on her way home. Her phone was last traced to Ennis, TX, about an hour from where she lives. She drives a grey 4-door Ford Focus. They are working on an Amber Alert right now. 
IF YOU HAVE ANY NEWS PLEASE LET ME KNOW. 

Yall signal boost the shit out of the because with the government shut down the Amber Alert system is not currently on line and working.

catbug:

drunknuncle:

HI OKAY my friend Jessica has been missing since 3:06pm Oct. 7. The last her mom heard from her she said she was frightened by someone on her way home. Her phone was last traced to Ennis, TX, about an hour from where she lives. She drives a grey 4-door Ford Focus. They are working on an Amber Alert right now. 

IF YOU HAVE ANY NEWS PLEASE LET ME KNOW. 

Yall signal boost the shit out of the because with the government shut down the Amber Alert system is not currently on line and working.

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ohmymckirk:

so-um-yeah:

aloistrancyhive:

breathe-squeeze-follow-through:

26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them

http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/male-survivors-of-sexual-assault-quoting-the-people-who-a

This needs more notes.

no one seems to care if they are guys 

reminder that rape and sexual abuse happens to everyone, not just girls

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Nothing reveals self-deception like self-righteousness.

Paul Washer (via universeboots)

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My philosophy for dating.

Run as fast as you can towards God and if someone keeps up introduce yourself.

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Remember, misery is comfortable. It’s why so many people prefer it. Happiness takes effort.