My guard dogs. Always nice to have when you’re sleepin alone in a giant house out in the middle of nowhere.

My guard dogs. Always nice to have when you’re sleepin alone in a giant house out in the middle of nowhere.

There are some Christians who prefer structure, authority, discipline, and hard work. They want to schedule their Bible-reading and they need to check off a calendar and they want to attend church on a weekly planner. They tithe to the exact dollar and they dress up every Sunday and they would never ever curse, not even after getting a papercut from their latest Oswald Chambers devotional. And I think that’s okay. I don’t think religion has to be such a bad word all the time. Again, effort is not legalism, because legalism is legalism.

I think God has room for the highly devout church guy who sits in the front row because God respects our individual dignity and personalities. God does not mock the button-up bravado of the sincerely stiff worshiper — because this sort of Christian is still a sinner in need of grace, like you and me, and we’re not called to treat him based on any other parameter.

God has wired each of us differently. Some Christians will drink a beer and smoke cigars and get tattoos and pray in the woods by the river with a handmade journal and Lecrae and Mumford and Sons and Nirvana in their iPod — because this is how they meet Jesus. God has a limitless imagination to speak to each of us in a wild variety of ways. To limit this is to limit God, and I don’t ever want to suckerpunch His sovereignty.

J.S. from this post (via jspark3000)

THIS BECAUSE THERE IS A CONSTANT WAR IN ME BETWEEN THE HIPPIE AND THE SQUARE! And I wouldn’t have it any other way since it’s just how God made me.

"Bring me all your feelings, even the ones you wish you didn’t have." - Jesus Calling.

"Bring me all your feelings, even the ones you wish you didn’t have." - Jesus Calling.

Day 20: Saturday

eunoiaart:

Once upon a time there was a place called Border’s bookstore. I would go there in college sometimes because I was just starting to like coffee and they had pretty mild Seattle’s Best coffee which I loaded up with milk in latte form. And thus my journey began.

Oh, they also sold books there. I…

Wait but I STILL want all of those quilts! Ugh. Poor girl probs.

Learn to wait on God. Love says “I’ll wait for you”. Lust says “I want it now, from you or someone else”. Love lasts, lust doesn’t. Love doesn’t hurt. Rushing into a relationship with someone who is wrong for you will.

(via abiding-love)

God created the universe with His life giving breath; Jesus saved the whole of creation with His final breath.

It seems only fitting that we be willing to praise Him with all the breath we can give.

T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via godmoves)