boasting

Quran 57:20 – Iron

اعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَزِينَةٌ وَتَفَاخُرٌ بَيْنَكُمْ وَتَكَاثُرٌ فِي الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَوْلَادِ كَمَثَلِ غَيْثٍ أَعْجَبَ الْكُفَّارَ نَبَاتُهُ ثُمَّ يَهِيجُ فَتَرَاهُ مُصْفَرًّا ثُمَّ يَكُونُ حُطَامًا وَفِي الْآَخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانٌ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ

KNOW [O men] that the life of this world is but a play and a passing delight, and a beautiful show, and [the cause of] your boastful vying with one another, and [of your] greed for more and more riches and children. Its parable is that of [life-giving] rain: the herbage which it causes to grow delights the tillers of the soil; but then it withers, and thou canst see it turn yellow; and in the end it crumbles into dust. But [the abiding truth of man’s condition will become fully apparent] in the life to come: [either] suffering severe, or God’s forgiveness and His goodly acceptance: for the life of this world is nothing but an enjoyment of self-delusion.

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who u should fight - the uk party leaders edition

1) Nigel farage - please fight him. please make him stop. u will probably win and he will probably cry and shout racist abuse at u. keep going. end this.

2) david cameron - you could probably take him, but he MIGHT become a lizard and he WILL fight dirty. if he wins he will boast about how this was all part of his long term economic plan and if he loses he will blame Tony Blair. fight him.

3) nick clegg - u will win but it will be a hollow victory. he is so tired. however, it might make u feel better about ur crippling student debt and dismantled welfare state, so go ahead.

4) ed milliband - why would u want to????? why would u ? you might win but pls don’t??

5) nicola sturgeon - DO NOT. u will LOSE and LOSE BADLY.

6) Natalie Bennett - you’ll win but you’ll also lose. like, morally.

7) Leanne wood - will fight you like she’s fighting the physical incarnation of poverty. she will not tire. but when she’s won she would take you to the side and talk about why you felt the need to fight in her wonderful voice, bandage ur wounds and kiss ur forehead.

anonymous asked:

What does the bible say about loving yourself?

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

God is love, and through faith we are loved and known by Him.

The greatest commandment is to LOVE God with all our soul, mind, strength and to love our neighbour as ourselves. I know when i was in highschol i would self depricate, self-hate, compare, contrast, envy, instead of loving myself. and obviously that does not help to love others. If our greatest commandment is to LOVE, then we must love ourselves to a certain extent. But this is easier said than done, we NEEED GOD’S strength and GOD’S LOVE. We think we are a lot more in control than we are, but to be honest we can’t do a lot by ourselves.

  1. Loving God (who is perfect and glorious in all of His ways)- we need His help to love Him. 
  2. Loving people (who will fail us) - we DEFINITELY need help from Him
  3. Loving ourselves (we will fail ourselves too, our flesh is weak, we fail others, we make mistakes) - we need His love and His grace to love ourselves. 

anonymous asked:

I remember when MTV were obsessing over her being Belle in DT's version, and she sat there smiling smugly as in 'oh well you know, I'm so the best,' while her buddy Logan was giving her a kudos. She gives of smug fumes wherever she goes. From trashing Disney's version because she doesn't want a fairytale, cut to boasting about finally fulfilling her childhood dream of playing Belle.

She’s very smug and you can even see it in the way she carries herself sometimes. Haha how funny is that - that she ended up doing the Disney version after bashing the whole princess thing and how girls are taught young to be “princesses and fragile.” 

I am beautiful. It’s taken me 20 years to say it and actually believe it. 20 years of insecurity, self doubt, and negative self talk. Years of allowing ex boyfriends and crushes to define how I felt about myself. NO MORE. I am beautiful, inside and out. No person or thing can take that away from me. So don’t mistake me posting pictures and speaking highly of myself as being boastful or conceited. I’m making up for lost time and enjoying every minute of it.

Barf and Belch Appreciation Post

I’m convinced that Barf and Belch are the single most underappreciated dragon in the HTTYD franchise. While Meatlug, Hookfang and Stormfly can all boast of moments in which they take center stage, Barf and Belch often go unnoticed and underutilized, particularly in the TV show. I think it’s time we took a second to appreciate them.

First, they arguably have the coolest intro of any of the captive dragons.

They absolutely terrorize the teens, showing off their sneaky and devious nature. Even Astrid is caught off guard.

Any dragon that can put up with Ruffnut and Tuffnut daily is a hero in my book.

In HTTYD2, their personalities seem to get more development, albeit in a very subtle way. This is completely the work, it seems, of the animators. Whenever Snotlout starts to pester Ruffnut with his relentless wooing, Barf responds with similar irritation to his rider’s.

Belch, on the other hand, seems to be more easygoing and mellow. He doesn’t seem to mind Snotlout at all, and just makes a derpy face.

Barf just can’t stand Snotlout.

This is a fun moment. Barf sneakily tries to steal Tuffnut’s chicken when he isn’t looking.

The dragon knows what’s up when Ruffnut falls for Eret. Barf, protective dragon that he is, couldn’t be less enthused. Belch, however, seems to find it funny.

In this scene, they mourn Stoick’s death along with everyone else. Look at their faces!

I love this final scene with the two of them. Barf is very possessive of his rider. He seems to be saying to Belch, “Back off! She’s mine!”

Barf and Belch are a simply awesome dragon, and I love their subtle, but fun moments in the movies. Hoping for some more character development in Race to the Edge!

(Images from disneyscreencaps.com)

There, But Not Back Again

AN:  Written for the 2015 Rumbelle Showdown under the name Hex.  The prompts where: Tolkien, Escape, History.

Summary:  With all signs pointing to an ancient evil stirring in Mordor, Belle searches out a figure from myth that can protect her town.


The whispers were quiet, ignored by most.  So much so that they had taken a long time to reach Andrast and its city of Avonlea, a small stronghold that lay far beyond where most thought it wise to plant the seed of civilization.  Belle’s Papa, the lord of the city, and his councilmen ignored the rumours; feeling that the matters to the East would sort themselves out without their interference.

Belle knew better. A darkness was coming, unlike anything that had been seen for thousands of years.  A book of Elvish writing told the tale; history of a time that was now thought only to be myth and legend.  Her father had laughed when she had come to him with her worries, reassuringly patting her hand while boasting to let whatever was coming, come.  His people feared nothing.

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anonymous asked:

a scorpio guy played me to boast his ego and i actually have feeling for him, how do i get revenge?

don’t bother

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
—  1 Corinthians, Chapter 13, Verse 4-7

God of our fathers, known of old—
Lord of our far-flung battle line—
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies—
The Captains and the Kings depart—
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Far-called our navies melt away—
On dune and headland sinks the fire—
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe—
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard—
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding calls not Thee to guard.
For frantic boast and foolish word,
Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord!
Amen.

— 

Rudyard Kipling, Recessional

Today is the 100th anniversary of gallipoli

novathenobody asked:

Malapert Tokka!

Malapert - Clever in manners of speech


The sun was warm as they enjoyed the grass underneath them. Laying on her back, Toph dug her fingers in the soil, amused by watching all the things happen under them. Worms and other small insects crawled under the soil, plants drank water, and little rodents were taking care of their young.  

She begrudgingly let Sokka rest his head on her belly, but the pressure did feel nice. Like a heavy pillow yet enjoyable. 

“Hey Toph, want to hear a poem?”

She rolled her eyes–well, she hoped she did, “Sure. Shoot.”

Toph you are so cool

Cooler than ice you can’t bend

Because you earth bend

“So, what do you think, huh? Aren’t I awesome?” Sokka boasted.

Usually, Toph would have shot him in the air, but today she felt charitable, “Maybe stick to swordbending.”

I’ve caved and I’m using the family computer. I tried working on some fic via Google Drive, but the energy doesn’t feel quite right yet.

Turns out I still have Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 installed on this machine.

And this new computer screen is both something like two feet wide and boasts absolutely stunning resolution.

hmm.

It’s Selfie Saturday and Sunday here at The Palace!

Did you make a craft or draw/colour a picture you are proud of? Do you have some awesome news you want to share? Do you feel super fly in a selfie and want to show it off? Well, that is what the weekends are ALL ABOUT here at the Palace. We want to boast about all our many friends, so let us know what special news you have and we’ll spread the word! Submit your pictures (SFW please, no nudity), stories, news, accomplishments, ANYTHING!

xoxo The Three Duchesses

“Worship Allah and join none with Him in worship, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, Al-Masakin (the poor), the neighbour who is near of kin, the neighbour who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily, Allah does not like such as are proud and boastful;” - Quran (4:36)

🐷 🍒AYISHHHHHAAA 🌸👨 I love you so much,k ? In the scheme of people I’ve met on this earth My little sister is actually such a great person , so beautiful and inspiring and just the best vibes . :’) #boasting #buttbhidc #hi #haveagooddayshash