1. "Does my name pass through your mind when it’s 3 am and you’re wide awake?"
    — (via r-ilatine)

    (Source: nostalgicjoy, via jakembell)


  2. tblaberge:

    What a radical thought, that you actually were not created to be sad.

    (via meadowsclothedwithfaith)


  3. "My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes - many times - my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens - and it happens every day in some measure - I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth."
    — John Piper (via desertmanian)

    (via meadowsclothedwithfaith)

  4. NASA released a satellite image of india in the evening during the festive holiday of diwali, the celebration of lights.

    (Source: aieon, via undreamedconstellations)


  5. thatofgodineveryone:

    I like speaking in tongues. Somehow this gives me peace and directs my thoughts to God and often I receive revelations as I go off in this mysterious language. Tongues is very much a part of my devotions as well as my daily life. Even at work, I mutter in tongues under my breath. There are times, though, where I need to not speak in tongues and embrace silence. Silence is a bit more challenging. As soon as I start praying in tongues, I find myself feeling lighter and more ‘spiritual’. Yet silence confronts me in my humanity and to reach out for God in this state is, in my opinion, difficult. I have all sorts of thoughts flooding in, often completely random—like scenes from horror movies I watched 5-10 years ago or I start thinking about my friend Tori’s dog. And perhaps that is why this is a discipline I so desperately need. Sometimes I may use tongues to fill up my spirituality quota for the day, and though I may receive revelations from God as I speak in tongues, it may also be my way of drowning out the voice of God. I am sure it edifies my spirit despite, and I thank God for his grace that covers all, but the truth is my escapist tendencies do make it into my life with the Spirit. I think I may speak so often so there is no time left to silence. In silence, I direct myself to God and intentionally wait on him, seeking dialogue and guidance. In silence, I put down my ambitions and say, “you do you, God”, and I slowly receive things to intercede about or things to reflect on or verses to dwell on or words to hold on to. In silence, I get frustrated and bored and annoyed and I grow in patience, finding greater glory in all things. I really hate this silence thing, but my God, is it a gift.

    (via undreamedconstellations)

  6. suspiciousmilk:

    I haven’t held your hand in eight months and the human skin replenishes every twenty-seven days. You’ve never touched this skin and I don’t think you ever will


  7. "But God isn’t yelling. God seems pretty sure of himself. It’s the rest of us that are in question. But maybe there’s a deeper reason why God’s not yelling back. Maybe he refuses to oppose the opposition. Maybe he loves the haters and believes in the non-believers. Maybe he’s rooting for the ones that no one cares about; the broken and the poor. The lost souls and the protesters. Who knows, maybe even me?"

  8. "

    Waiting is a movement. People who wait have received a promise that allows them to wait. They have received something that is at work in them, like a seed that has started to grow. This is very important. We can only really wait if what we are waiting for has already begun for us. So waiting is never a movement from nothing to something. It is always a moving from something to something more.

    Waiting is also active. Most of us think of waiting as something very passive, a hopeless state determined by events totally out of our hands. But none of this passivity marks the waiting in scripture. It is active, because in our waiting we know that something is growing from the ground on which we are standing. Active waiting means to be fully present to the moment in a conviction that something is happening where you are and you want to be present to it.


    Henry Nouwen, “A Spirituality of Waiting” (via yesdarlingido)


    (via living-captivated)

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  10. "How long they choose to love you will never be your decision."

    (Source: kyhuk, via meadowsclothedwithfaith)