Remember that God will never promise anything that He is not able to do. He would not have started His good work in you if He will not finish it. Your God is good and faithful. He is the very definition of consistency. You may be believing in things that you cannot see, but because this faith is anchored in Him, it will surely bear fruit, beloved.
—  Pam Carbungco, Because it is in Him
Emma Swan

I was staring at these pictures of Emma Swan and then I had a flash.

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Emma can’t be 80% straight.

I wonder how they (cast, producers,etc) describe Emma Swan if it’s not a bite of soft butch with a badass atitude? They know the game, they know what we’ll think of the (subtile?) message of the promo(!) pic.

You can’t convince me that Emma Swan is 100% straight after seeing these pic. (me neither)

I was able to come through from the previous points up to this point simply because God was there by my side and He never left me. He was always there for me— to provide, to encourage, to comfort, to understand, to lead, to love, and to teach. Things had not changed. He is still beside me, and because of Him, I know that I’ll continue moving forward.
—  Pam Carbungco, Journal Entry
Your life is beautiful, and to live it, you only need to do this: trust Jesus and His love for you. Live simply by living loved. Don’t let your fear of the future, fear of paying bills, fear of not getting what you want, or any kind of fear distract you from God’s faithfulness. Don’t let these worries and impending challenges distort the wholeness and holiness and beauty of Jesus. He is who He is and your situation do not change that. He is still good, holy, merciful, gracious, generous and outrageously in love with you, beloved.
—  Pam Carbungco, Big Reminders

Ramadan Revelations: Day Fifteen

Night prayer is the diligence of the righteous, the transaction of the believers, and the action of the victorious. At night the believers are alone with their Lord – they turn towards their Creator complaining about their situations and asking of His bounties. They are standing in front of their Lord, devoted to the confidential talk with their Maker, gently breathing the fragrances, taking from the lights of the good deeds, and seeking and begging for the greatest of gifts.

Allah the Exalted mentioned about the people who make Tahajjud:

They used to sleep but little of the night, And in the hours before dawn they would ask forgiveness” [Dhaariyaat 51:17-18]

Al Hasan said:

“They burdened themselves with the night. They extended the Salah until the early dawn, then they sat making Du’a and seeking forgiveness.”

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Our tour is from August 26-Sept 7th. Hitting NYC, Detroit, Chicago, St. Paul, Madison, Seattle by the end of August and beginning from Aug 26-Sept 7th!  For an in progress list of events click here.

"Inspired by the directorial cue—”Lights, camera, action!”—award-winning poets Cathy Linh Che ( cathylinhche ) , Jess X Chen ( jessxchen ) and Paul Tran ( iampaultran ) embark on a cross-country extravaganza to read from their first and upcoming books. From New York City to Seattle, these fearless poets combine the ferocity of oral history, spoken word, and Asian American poetics to extricate new narratives of trauma, exile, colonialism, and love in the aftermath of war. Their poems turn from anger to sorrow, mercy to compassion, the erotic to the crowning of one’s own life. Nothing is spared or unexamined. Here is a desire to witness and write it all.”

Poster & Photography by Jess X Chen, with assistance from Paul Tran and Cathy Linh Che

The event for our NYC Kick off show is here.

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