And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one. – Matthew 6:13
As Jesus shared in the Lord’s Prayer with the disciples, let us remember today to not be led by temptation when it comes to our relationship goals. Whether we are craving a romantic relationship, more friends, or deeper connections in general, we can never forget that the most important relationship we could ever is with Jesus. It can be tempting to think what we are missing from life is based on who isn’t currently in it. Maybe you find yourself:
1. Thinking about college/high school days when you had a group of friends you did everything with
2.Thinking about a guy you used to talk to or date, but you’re no longer speaking
3.Wishing you could fit in at a certain group at church or at work, but you remain an outsider in certain circles
4.Seeing the photos of friends and acquaintances doing things together, but you weren’t invited
5.Wondering if you would have more meaningful relationships in your life if certain things would just come together like your finances, a better job, or if you were more attractive
No matter what you are dealing with when it comes to relationships, these are burdens and they need to be taken to the feet of Jesus! Don’t be tempted to hold onto them, convinced that you’ll be okay if you could just make yourself forget about it and move on. As a woman who follows Christ, this is not the answer. The enemy wants you to try and handle things on your own (including what you’re dealing with emotionally) because that takes you further away from God. But there is no need to take that path, for it only leads to destruction. Instead, take the path of righteousness. Take the path of getting closer to God instead of drifting away when you feel alone. And the way that you get closer to God is through your relationship with Jesus. So go to Him now. Don’t let the emotional toll of imperfect human relationships distract you from God’s perfect love that is given to you through your relationship with Jesus Christ. It is your relationship with Him that will set the tone for every other relationship in your life.
:: Words by @morganhnichols for #QWCDevos
Why is no one discussing the fact that Sherlock actually cares enough about that baby to be going around and showing photos of her to people!?!?! LIkE a noRMAl hUMan beiNG?!?!!WItH FuNCTiONinG emOtIONs ANd COnverSATioNAL sKILLs!?!?!?!!?!!?!!???
I ordered (and devoured) this big, beautiful vegan pizza earlier today. 😍🍕 Free of all the cruelty and pus of cow’s milk. 🐮🍼 Before I went vegan, I had been vegetarian for a few months. I remember telling myself (and other people), “I could never go vegan. I love cheese too much!” 🧀 This is a common remark among meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Looking back, I cannot believe how self centered and ill-educated my actions and justifications were. I mean just think about it. We are the ONLY species that takes milk from another animal. Could you imagine drinking pig milk? 🐷 Monkey milk? 🐵 Dog milk? 🐶 So why are we enslaving cows, artificially inseminating females so they can continue to produce milk, and separating mothers from their calves? Ask anyone why they drink milk, and the standard response is calcium. A common myth perpetuated by misinformation and propaganda spread by the dairy industry is that we need cow’s milk for strong bones to prevent fractures. 💪 Yet statistics prove time and time again that countries with the highest dairy consumption rates also have the highest rates of osteoporosis, a condition of weak and brittle bones. Meanwhile, countries that subsist mainly off plants with little to no dairy and animal product continually have lower rates of chronic diseases and osteoporosis. 🌎🌱 Dairy also contains over 60 naturally occurring hormones (which causes acne), pus due to inflammation and infection of cow udders, and casomorphins (yes, as in morphine) which gives dairy it’s addictive quality. It’s about time we DITCH DAIRY. Believe it or not, you can live without cheese or milk and still enjoy the same meals. Simply replace cow’s milk with one of the many plant based alternatives (you’ll find one that you like, I promise), purchase plant based cheeses such as Daiya or Chao, or skip the creaminess altogether and opt for a cheeseless pizza like I did! The man who made my pizza began showing it to all his co-workers who remarked on how good it looked, and these were meat eaters! ☺️
Okay so like many of you know now,
Hiccstrid became official in RTTE S4.
I just would like to say some words about my
ship I followed since 2015 now.
Since the premiere of S1 all we
had in mind during the serie was “When will we get this Hiccstrid
kiss?”. Don’t lie, lot of us were like that and me too. Now that we
finally get this Hiccstrid kiss, I would like to send a big thank you to the
producters and especially John Telleguen who had to endure us during all those time
during we were complaining.
I want to thank them too for not
put Hiccstrid official since the beginning because if we think about it, it
would have been a little strange and we certainly will not be able to
appreciate this two as much as we do know.
So thank you to make this
incredible evolution of Hiccup and Astrid becoming a couple cause this is this
evolution that I enjoyed the most as many of you I think.
Hiccup and Astrid are such a
beautiful couple cause they were best friends firstly and they became more than
that. It’s an healthy relationship because of that. They’re acting like friends
and not as a stupid couple when they had difficulties to deal with protecting
each other during the last episodes of S4 for example. They speak about how they
feel and don’t stay in their own and I really appreciate that cause as Hiccup
said: “It’s what makes us, well, us.”
Also, I noticed, since I watch the
serie, that the physical contact were really a good indicator of their
relationship’s evolution. And I adore it.
So I will let you with those
images from S1 to S4.
S1 : “But I still have you.”
S2 : “What took you so long?”
S3 : “I can’t imagine a world whitout you in it.”
S4 : “There will always be a Hiccup and Astrid, always.”