May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
― Romans 15:13 (via simply-divine-creation)
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Tink was not all bad; or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling at a time. They are, however, allowed to change, only it must be a complete change.
― J.M. Barrie, Peter and Wendy (via queenofautumn01)
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The beauty of Christ takes head knowledge of Christ’s work and makes it real in the heart. Beauty makes us experience and taste his goodness.
― Timothy Keller  (via godmoves)

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People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (via quotes-shape-us)
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This life is not about finding someone who will want you, it’s about finding a God who desires you above all else.

It’s so easy to admire a candle when we have never seen the sun, so it is when it comes to longing another person more than we long for Christ.

The love we find in others is simply the shadow of the love we find in Christ, because when we shift our goals and hopes to Christ; we bring more value and meaning to those around us.

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

I need to remember this.

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Until God has become your treasure, until your own sin has become the thing you hate most, until the word of God is your supreme authority that you feel to be more precious than gold, sweeter than honey, until the gospel of Christ’s death in your place is the most precious news in the world to you, until you have learned to deny yourself short term pleasures for the sake of long term joy and holiness, until you have grown to love the Holy Spirit and long for his fruit more than man’s praise, until you count everything as loss compared to the supreme value of knowing Christ — your attitude towards your clothing and your appearance will be controlled by forces that don’t honor Christ.
John Piper on feminine modesty (via alifelivedwell)
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If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
― Mother Teresa (via yesdarlingido)

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I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses. To sit alone without any electric light is curiously creative. I have my best ideas at dawn or at nightfall, but not if I switch on the lights – then I start thinking about projects, deadlines, demands, and the shadows and shapes of the house become objects, not suggestions, things that need to done, not a background to thought.
― Jeanette Winterson, Why I adore the night
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This is what the Lord says:
“The wise should not boast in their wisdom,
or the powerful boast in their power,
or the rich boast in their riches.
But those who wish to boast
should boast in this alone:
that they truly know Me and understand that I am the Lord
who demonstrates unfailing love
and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
and that I delight in these things.
― Jeremiah 9:23-24 // (via crimsonandsnow)
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