When I say I am a Christian

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost!
That’s why I chose this way”

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble -
needing God to be my guide

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed
and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I’m worth it

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek God’s name

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved

—  Carol Wimmer
When I say "I am Christian" by Carol Wimmer

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost!
That’s why I chose this way”

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble -
needing God to be my guide

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed
and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I’m worth it

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek His name

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved

- Carol Wimmer

To show how grateful I am for 20K followers, I just wanted to say “Thank You" to all of you out there, all over the world, once again. When I posted the first things in the beginning of December 2013, during the shooting of Fifty Shades of Grey, I never imagined all this to become so important to me. I really have to say that this here (not just my blog, also you) is now a part of me and my life. I don’t want to miss it. (What did I even do before with my life?..) I want to stay here with you until the End, because you are the best thing that could’ve happened to me the past year/months! I really do hope some of you will be here with me to enjoy this adventure the next years! <3

Feel hugged! Stay strong!
Yours, Jenny ( ohmrgrey )

Laters, baby.

When I say I am a Christian,

I’m not shouting I’m clean.

I’m whispering I was lost,

now I’m found and forgiven.

When I say I am a Christian,

I don’t speak of this with pride.

I’m confessing that I stumble

and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say I am a Christian,

I’m not trying to be strong.

I’m professing that I’m weak

and need His strength to carry on.

When I say I am a Christian,

I’m not bragging of success.

I’m admitting I have failed

and need God to clean my mess.

When I say I am a Christian,

I’m not claiming to be perfect.

My flaws are far too visible

but, God believes I am worth it.

When I say I am a Christian,

I still feel the sting of pain.

I have my share of heartaches

so I call on his name.

When I say I am a christian,

I’m not holier than you.

I’m just a simple sinner

who received God’s grace.

When I Say " I am a Christian "

“When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.”
I’m whispering “I was lost,
Now I’m found and forgiven.”

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak
And need His strength to carry on.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not holier than thou,
I’m just a simple sinner
Who received God’s good grace, somehow.”

Interesting history of this poem from here

anonymous asked:

Are you muslim?

No, I’m a raised Christian

But islamophobic people aren’t going to listen to muslims when they say they’re not to blame for terrorism. They are going to listen to people like me, non-muslims.

@white people, take note: I am using my privilege as a non-Muslim for good not evil, do the same with your white privilege

When I Say I Am a Christian...

I find this poem especially inspiring. It’s inspiring because it is the truth.
Normally, I try to avoid putting things like this on my blog, but I feel the need to show you guys this.
Hopefully if you are any form of Christian, you will love this as much as I do.
(I’m Catholic, if you’re wondering)

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!”
I’m whispering, “I get lost!
That’s why I chose this way”

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak with human pride
I’m confessing that I stumble -
needing God to be my guide

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong
I’m professing that I’m weak
and pray for strength to carry on

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success
I’m admitting that I’ve failed
and cannot ever pay the debt

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t think I know it all
I submit to my confusion
asking humbly to be taught

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible
but God believes I’m worth it

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache
which is why I seek His name

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I do not wish to judge
I have no authority
I only know I’m loved

I watched 50 Shades of Grey tonight and I really don’t understand the fuss about it.

To me, Anastasia was depicted as a strong independent woman that didn’t hang off every word that Christian Grey said, and knew exactly when to say no and actually consented to the “abuse” and even literally asked for it at one point. All that I saw that could be considered abuse was mind games and a bit of manipulation on Christian Grey’s part - which is pretty apparent in most relationships nowadays. 

Am I missing something? Please let me know your feelings people!

“My desires are…unconventional,” he admits
“So are mine,” I say. “I want to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.”
Christian goes off to sulk in his helicopter.
When he comes back he’s still in a mood. “Look,” I say, “I don’t think you’re really a ‘dominant’ at all. I don’t think you know what that means. I don’t want to police your fantasies, but the way this is playing out is deeply problematic. You’re just an entitled sociopath and misogynist in a nice tie, and there are plenty of people who might find that sexy, but I don’t.”
“You need to learn to manage my expectations. I am not a patient man,” he mutters.
I pull my tampon out and throw it violently at his head.
“Alright. Here’s the deal,” says Christian, wiping the blood off his face. “I’ll give you everything you ever wanted, as long as I can control you completely.”
“Shut up and call me Melinda Gates,” I say, buckling on my strap-on.
****
My FOI requests have come through. And I finally got the receptionist to talk, girl to girl. Pretty soon there’s going to be a big expose on the activities of Grey Enterprises Holdings, Inc. I imagine Christian won’t be a rich man for very much longer. I’d tell him, but I’ve got to keep my personal and professional lives distinct.
So, so distinct.
“Say it again, bourgeois scum!”
“The history of all previous societies has been the history of class struggle!”
He’s so freaking hot when he’s quoting Marx. “No,” I say, tweaking Christian’s nipple-clamps, and I smile. “Say the other thing.”
“SAFE, SANE AND CONSENSUAL!” He screams.
My inner goddess sprouts a thousand tentacles and demands blood sacrifice.

Brilliant

gamerdude87 asked:

Mary, please help me. I am feeling like I might be bisexual. Is there any way to confirm or disprove this? I also come from a very Christian home so what should I say to my parents? One more thing I was molested by a male when I was younger, could this be a factor in this? Thank you in advance.

Haha no there’s no way to “confirm” your sexuality. You are the only one with your mind and you are the only one who can feel the attractions that you feel. 

Sexuality is also fluid. The gender you’re attracted to at age 15 could be totally different to what you’re attracted to at age 35. 

What should you tell your parents? Nothing. Why would you tell your parents about your sexual attractions? It’s none of their business. If you’re super open with your parents then you’d just tell them how you’re feeling, like “hey mum, I saw a girl today and she was really beautiful, I’m not sure if I’m attracted to her aesthetically or sexually" but if they’re not the kinda parents that you have those sorts of convos with then why tell em about it? You could put yourself in a position of risk for no reason.

While I do think your negative sexual experience as a child can cause prejudice and have the effect of you distancing yourself from a certain gender I do not believe it can cause sexual attraction to a different gender.

To tattoo, or not to tattoo

tckadventurer asked: Hi Unka. I’ve been following you for months, and I found your advice very helpful. I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo. Recently I found a tattoo that represents an essential part of my life as a Christian karate practitioner. I’m involved in an international karate Christian ministry, and I consider the people in it to be my family. Both my educational and familial background are very conservative Christian, so I know what most of them would say about tattoos, that’s why I want to hear what your opinion is on this subject of matter.

Unka Glen answered: First, when you say you’ve been following me for months, and that you know karate, I assume you mean that you’ve been following my blog feed. Otherwise we have ourselves a whole ‘nother post a-brewin’!

Second you should know that I am a charter member, and co-founder of the (I’m not making this up) He-Man Jesus-Loving Kung Fu Karate Movie Club (or the H.M.J.L.K.F.K.M.C. for short).  As such, I am well versed in really bad movies that show a consistently poor depiction of the martial arts to which you have earnestly devoted yourself, and as such…I may owe you an apology.

Anyway, I totally get the idea behind tattoos, it’s a way of marking an important milestone in your life. It’s an almost tribal way of indicating “this is me, this is who I am”. The very promise of its permanence is part of the attraction. It’s one of the few things in life that keeps you committed to something bodily, even if you’re not really committed emotionally or spiritually.

There used to be a real stigma related to tattoos, but that’s not really the case these days. They give these things out to anybody as it turns out, and indeed, today it’s fashionable for all kinds of people to get tattoos. That’s a shame, as people have a way of wearing out fashionable things until they essentially lose a sense of meaning.

And speaking of fashion, did you ever have a t-shirt that you love, and then ten years later you can’t imagine why you loved it? That’s what basically EVERYONE with a tattoo says about 10 years after they’ve had one. And who has the time, or the money, for someone to painfully laser those tattoos off?

I’m sorry that your old schoolmates and your family would be freaked out by you getting a tattoo, but that’s kind of the point, right? A tattoo is meant, as much as anything, to serve as a statement of what you can get away with, a declaration of independence!

But if that’s even a tiny subconscious reason for you getting a tattoo, then I’d skip it. If you’re caught up in reacting to what they’re on, then they still hold the puppet strings. This time of your life is about being your own man, making your own choices, and finding your own tribe to roll with. You’ve done all that, so ask yourself: do I really need to look the part?

People often ask me, given that I minister to street gangs, “Do you dress all tough, and have tattoos that you show them?” The answer is no, and I’ll tell you why. Because I’m the guy. I don’t have to dress in such a way as to convince people that I’m the guy, because they already know, I’m the guy. I don’t need the right clothes, or the right tats, to convince people that I’m the guy. Because…I’m the guy.

If you’re the guy where you’re at, then you don’t have anything to prove to anybody. If you’re not the guy, work on becoming the guy.

anonymous asked:

Shy anon here! I hope you had a lovely day. I just saw your post about Michael Colbourne and Christian Edwards and I'm dying to know how they portray the e/R dynamics on stage! Please share :)

Hey anon! No problem, I’ll do my best, though my thoughts are still pretty incoherent. 

Okidoki, so it starts during ABC Cafe/Red and Black. Christian’s R is very sarcastic and of course drunk, but he’s also a lot more friendly and charismatic than other R portrayals. When Marius comes in and starts singing about his feelings, he groans, “oh dear,” and then after Enj says “Who cares about your lonely soul?” R shouts out, “I do!” When R’s taking the piss out of Marius (“I am agog, I am aghast…”) he’s still drunk and goofy as he’s usually portrayed, though the way he and Michael’s E throw glances at each other was great.

During Do You Hear The People Sing?, R sits out of the group drinking, and the way he looks up at Enjolras throughout the song was so subtle but it was so great. It was similar throughout other scenes/fight scenes - R was always there, lurking, drinking and looking at Enjolras.

Drink With Me. Okidoki. Christian’s R has so much angst and emotion and it’s heartbreaking. He’s so bitter, but also distraught, and AAAAAAAH so good. Then of course Enj and R hug, and then R SITS DOWN AND ENJ IS LEANING IN REALLY FREAKIN’ CLOSE AS IF HE’S WHISPERING SOMETHING TO R FOR A WHILE AND IT ALSO KINDA LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE KISSING, THE LITTLE FREAKIN’ SHITS

I’ve probably forgotten details because honestly I’m still so dazed by what happened, but that’s about the gist of it. They really were wonderful <3

Ok, I'm waiting in the theater for FSOG to start, PLEASE READ!!!

Hey tumblr. So right now I’m in an Australian movie theater waiting for Fifty Shades of Grey to start, and I thought I’d make this post just to reflect on how proud and glad I am to be a part of this huge fandom. I jumped on the ‘bandwagon’ as some would say, when the teaser trailer was released on July 24th, 2014. Just watching the amazing colors and cinematography unfold on screen to the beat of the Crazy in Love remix was so exciting, and I didn’t even know why! Personally, I find the character of Christian Grey sooo fascinating and interesting to read about, and I can’t wait to see Jamie’s portrayal onscreen in a few minutes!!! So I started reading the book the day after I watched the trailer, and, being a heterosexual 16 year-old guy, I almost passed out reading their first sex scene!! (Embarassing, I know.) But then the second trailer was released, and it was SO EXPLOSIVE AND INTENSE that I manned up and finished the book!! And then I finally finished Fifty Shades Freed - WOW! Freed being my favorite in the trilogy! I hope you’ve all enjoyed the FSOG edits I’ve made over the past three months, and I will continue to try and be creative and post stuff as quickly as I can! I want to take this oppurtunity to thank the following tumblr bloggers:  my amazing Fifty Shades brother who welcomed me into the FSOG family, worldofchristiangrey, the sweet, kind and talented dornanshades, and my favorite blog, my fellow Australian and my friend, fiftyshadesofgrey-xoxo!! THANKYOU GUYS SOOOOO MUCH for making me feel welcome as a young, straight male fan! You’ve all given me the confidence and encouragement to keep making edits, and I think they’re getting better all the time!! Well then, I’ll sit back and relax as I watch the most hotly anticipated movie of the year!!!!

Thanks for reading!

One more thing….

MR. GREY WILL SEE YOU NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ True Submissive

Martyrs

A martyr is someone who dies for a cause. I think about the early Christian martyrs who were tortured and killed for refusing to renounce Christ. I am pretty sure if Jesus was around he wouldn’t want people to be murdered for refusing to say words which they didn’t mean when faced with extreme duress. He would have probably said something along the lines of “it is what is in your heart and not on your lips which matters” and told them to renounce away.

However, the death of these martyrs ironically spread Christianity as Romans saw their courage and resolve and thought to themselves “I want what they have”.

homelessonsesamestreet asked:

I came out as gay to one of my really Christian teammates yesterday and I was so scared but then she told me she was ace and accepted me 100%. Today when we saw each other during practice we went up to each other and had a really emotional hug and our team mates just thought we were saying hi but it was so amazing and I just wanted to share that with someone cuz I'm so happy about it

I am literally stood in a pub smiling away to myself right now what a fucking amazing story I am so happy things went well for you lovely and urgh I am just so thrilled and happy for you, congratulations💜

I am a Suicide Survivor and I'm Exhausted

It is no exaggeration when I say the last two years have been the toughest of my life.

It was not the first time I felt suicidal. I’ve been suicidal (with varying degrees of severity) since I was about 14. That’s over a decade, and I’m kind of used to them.

The thing is, a few years ago I never would have imagined it could get any worse than the voice constantly following me and telling me the…

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givethemsomethingtorespect asked:

So with that one post are you saying that all white Christians are racist and going to hell for being white? I'm just really confused because as a white christian, I am not racist. Jesus said the only way to heaven is through him, your race has nothing to do with that. Plus with that logic, anyone who is not from the Middle East is going to hell so that incriminates every other race including African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, etc.

It is a joke,

However all the facts pointed out in the post are true when it comes to the bible. 

It is not saying that all white Christians are racist, however it is directed at the ones that are in order to offend the ones that are racist.

And it is your bible as it is your religion, it is not my fault that it is a religion that claims that there is no heaven for people who are not from the middle east.

I don’t believe in that religion nor am I from the middle east.

In theory only the children of Lilith would go to hell, however the children of Lilith should not exist any more as the children of Lilith shared blood with the angel Samuel and supposedly all the children of angels were killed.

So that means that those who are not from the middle east would face the same fate as animals… 

However none of it is true because the Bible is a lie that a number of men wrote specifically to oppress the whole world especially women. 

But if the bible was true than the joke post I made would be true as a result…

So let me ask you this, 

How do you know there really is a god?

And what makes you think that the god of the Bible is the right one?

And can you really believe in a god that thinks so negatively of you?

Now finally you do know the god of the bible promotes the killing of lots of people are you ok with that?

Because I think you are a peaceful loving person, and that is not compatible with the bible as you will see from the examples below. 

Kill Homosexuals
"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)

Kill People Who Don’t Listen to Priests
Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)

Death for Fornication
A priest’s daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death. (Leviticus 21:9 NAB)

Death to Followers of Other Religions
Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed. (Exodus 22:19 NAB)

Kill Nonbelievers
They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)

Kill False Prophets
If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, “You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord.” When he prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall thrust him through. (Zechariah 13:3 NAB)

Kill the Entire Town if One Person Worships Another God
Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. “The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him.” (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)

Kill Women Who Are Not Virgins On Their Wedding Night
But if this charge is true (that she wasn’t a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father’s house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst. (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB)

Kill Followers of Other Religions.
1) If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)

2) Suppose a man or woman among you, in one of your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, has done evil in the sight of the LORD your God and has violated the covenant by serving other gods or by worshiping the sun, the moon, or any of the forces of heaven, which I have strictly forbidden. When you hear about it, investigate the matter thoroughly. If it is true that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, then that man or woman must be taken to the gates of the town and stoned to death. (Deuteronomy 17:2-5 NLT)

Kill Sons of Sinners
Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants. (Isaiah 14:21 NAB)


Please learn that you are not really a Christian because the truth will set you free.