GOOD-GOD-WHAT-HAVE-I-CREATED

The Bible is the greatest love story of all time, in my opinion. (And I read all sorts of other stories. A ton. I love reading, but nothing compares.) God created us, and He sent His Son to die for us, even after we rejected Him time and time again, because He loves us that much. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son so that we could have everlasting life. If that isn’t true love then I don’t know what is.

revolutionaryduelist  asked:

thinkin bout the fact that Homestuck is a creation myth that celebrates LGBT people and presents mortal effort as the ultimate divine force, and what a sharp counterpoint that presents to like every other creation myth out there, like say Genesis. The world isnt a gift from above handed from God, but something we create for ourselves. And LGBT people aren't an abberation from the base model of humanity but simply normal people who existed at the beginning. Homestuck is good thanks

Yesss. Sometimes I’m like, huh. I like Homestuck? And then I remember that this long and epic and entertaining read, which had a Huge follower base, ended with so much positive LGBT rep. It really didn’t have to; anyone who accuses that these relationships are pandering has no idea what they’re talking about. I certainly don’t think the fanbase would have diminished any to have had Rose end up with John, but instead Rose ended up with a girl. Dave cool-guy Strider ended up with a boy. His cool brother, gay. Roxy dreamboat cool-girl, wlw. That’s not even all of it; I have good reason to like Homestuck. 

Jesus went through the wheat fields on the Sabbath. As the disciples made their way, they were picking the heads of wheat. The Pharisees said to Jesus, “Look! Why are they breaking the Sabbath law?”

He said to them, “Haven’t you ever read what David did when he was in need, when he and those with him were hungry? During the time when Abiathar was high priest, David went into God’s house and ate the bread of the presence, which only the priests were allowed to eat. He also gave bread to those who were with him.” Then he said, “The Sabbath was created for humans; humans weren’t created for the Sabbath.  This is why the Human One is Lord even over the Sabbath.

— 

Mark 2:23-28

I tend to have rather strict expectations for what my life should look like, and if I break those expectations, I feel like I’m not doing enough, like I’m not good enough, like I’m living too selfishly. I lean very ascetic, for instance, and if I buy myself something that I don’t “need” I feel like I’m doing something wrong. And when I’m not spending “enough” energy in my life on other people or on politics, I feel ashamed.

That’s why this story spoke powerfully to me today. Jesus faces his critics and says, “Sure, what my friends and I are doing is technically not allowed, but those rules, which are good and important rules, are not more important than us.”

The rules we make for ourselves, for our communities, are not more important than us, than our communities. We can have a little grace with ourselves when we need it. We can take care of ourselves, at the very least so that we can turn around and get on with the business we were hoping to take care of. And more importantly, we can take care of ourselves because we are worth it.

We can eat the bread.

Avengers Chatroom: Puny God

Requested by Anon.

Scenario: Loki’d


Thor has created a chatroom.

Thor has invited Y/N, Tony, Nat, Bruce, Steve.

Thor: Greetings.

Y/N: Hey, Thor.

Tony: Hey point break

Thor: I need to ask a question.

Steve: Shoot.

Thor: What is good for my hair? What will make it soft and silky?

Bruce: Maybe Nat can answer this. She has great hair.

Nat: Coconut oil? I’m not sure.

Thor: I need my mane to be glorious.

Y/N: It already is though.

Thor: MORE GLORIOUS.

Tony: Mkay …

Thor: I would also like to share that I have finally realized how great my brother is. I’m declaring him as the future King Of Asgard. I was wrong about him. Also he should get access to the base and all our chats.

Y/N: EH?

Steve: Why?!?

Thor: He was just misunderstood.

Nat: Remember what I told you when we all first teamed up?

Thor: Nay?

Nat: Oh you know… THAT HE MURDERED DOZENS OF PEOPLE.

Thor: He was just… acting out.

Y/N: MAN MY ACTING OUT IS LIKE, SLAMMING A DOOR AND THEN REGRETTING IT INSTANTLY. WHO MURDERS PEOPLE?

Thor: Enough. I forgive my brother and you all should.

Steve: We accept that you forgive him but it doesn’t mean we should.

Tony: HE THREW ME OUT OF A BUILDING!

Thor: HE WAS JUST TRYING TO FIND WHO HE TRULY IS!

Bruce: I’ll kick his ass if I ever see him again.

Thor: I will make sure he evades you at all costs …

Nat has added Clint.

Clint: What’s going on?

Clint: Really, Thor?!

Clint: HE MADE ME DO THINGS AGAINST MY WILL!

Thor: HE IS SORRY!

Y/N has added Wanda.

Y/N: I need you to check if he has brain damage pls

Wanda: Thor, can you let me poke around your mind for a bit?

Thor: STAY BACK YOU MEWLING QUIM!

Nat: Oh you have got to be kidding me.

Thor: I mean… I am an oaf who thinks about stupid things. It would be embarrassing if you entered my mind.

Tony: I knew something was off about Thor!

Bruce: Before I hulk out, which I’m about to, here is a message from the hulk: HULK SMASH PUNY GOD!

Bruce has left the chat.

Y/N: I just saw Thor and let him know what you did, Loki.

Thor: WHY WON’T YOU PEOPLE JUST FORGET ABOUT MY PAST?

Y/N: OH BOY, I TRIED TO TAKE OVER THE EARTH. WHOOPS, I FAILED. BOY OH BOY. OH WELL, ALL IS GOOD, WANNA HANG?

Thor: Yes, actually.

Y/N has left the chat.

Wanda: Do we assemble…?

Steve: I think the hulk can handle this.

Thor: PLEASE NO.

Thor: I JUST SET MY HAIR.

Steve has left the chat.

Tony: Try not to bleed too much. I just got white carpets and blood would be hard to remove.

Tony has left the chat.

Nat: You know, we would be okay with you hanging around, but instead you pull stunts like this.

Nat has left the chat.

Clint has left the chat.

Wanda has left the chat.

Thor: YOU WILL ALL REGRET THIS

Thor: I AM LOKI

Thor: AND I AM BURDENED

Thor: WITH GLORIOUS

Thor has been disconnected.

Altars & How to Create Them

Altars & How to Create Them

Your Altar has to be one of the most important tools. This is where all the magickal things happen.Your altar centralizes your personal power. It is a work table.

A permanent altar helps you honor the Gods even when you are not physically present. I do have a permanent altar in my home that I leave up at all times if possible. But what if you would like to do a ritual outside. I surely can’t carry my altar around!!

Anything can be your altar. An old table, a rock, a picnic table, or even good old Mother Nature!

An altar is a special place you create to hold the objects you use in your magic practice. Your altar could be a simple shelf, table, trunk, or cabinet, or it might be something more elegant and elaborate. It can be a permanent fixture or a portable one you can easily move when necessary. You can locate your altar inside your home or outdoors. Choose a spot that feels right for you, where you’ll be able to enjoy peace and privacy. If you wish, dowse to find a place that resonates with positive vibrations.

This place is yours. You can display whatever you want on your altar: fresh flowers, incense, candles, statues, figurines, crystals, or whatever else pleases you. You might like to drape your altar with a decorative cloth and hang meaningful artwork above it. This is a good place to store your grimoire, tarot cards, runes, pendulums, gemstones, botanicals, and other ingredients you will use in spells. Depending on how large your altar is and how much room you have, you could even house ritual clothing and jewelry there.

Some people like to place their ritual tools on their altars; others store them inside. Don’t just leave one or two implements out on your altar, however. Lay out all four principal tools (wand, pentagram, chalice, and athame) to establish a balance of elemental energies.

At different times of the year, you might enjoy decorating your altar for special ceremonies and sabbats. Don’t feel that once you’ve created an altar it must remain the same way forever. In fact, it’s a good idea to move things around periodically and to make changes that reflect the changes taking place in your life.

Special Kinds of Altars

An altar may be devoted to a particular purpose, such as healing, manifestation of abundance, or love (as in relationships, family harmony, etc.) In such cases you will probably choose to focus on crystalsspecifically related to these purposes.

Green stones are always helpful for healing, and special center pieces might be a statue of Kwan Yin, or a green calcite or aventurine sphere.

Frogs and bears, both of which symbolize healing, are appropriate for this kind of altar.

For abundance (which can also use the color green as well as yellow), an appropriate centerpiece might be a pyrite cluster.

For love we generally focus on the pink stones, and if improved communication is part of the state you wish to create you might choose to add aquamarine, chrysocolla, blue lace agate, larimar, turquoise, or amazonite. Helpful power animals include wolf and otter (they mate for life), and hummingbird, for the transcendent aspects of love.

Some people like to create angel altars for angelic guidance. Angelite is the most obvious stone to use, as is amethyst for its transitional quality (this stone is the colour of twilight), and rose quartz, to symbolize the unconditional love which angels have for us. Any symbols of angels work well as centerpieces.

For any of the above special altars I also like to use quartz points to direct and enhance the energy, and grounding stones (hematite, obsidian, black tourmaline, tiger’s eye, or smoky quartz) to also ground the energy.

Seasonal Altars
 Many people like to either vary the elements of their altars or have particular ones related to the seasons.

A winter altar might include pine cones, evergreen tree branches, and a focus on clear crystals such as quartz, calcite, danburite, and selenite. Red and green accents often brighten up a winter altar. Owl can represent the inner wisdom associated with winter; while Bear symbolises hibernation and going within.

A spring altar would have a focus on green. A vase containing spring flowers could make a meaningful centerpiece. Green stones and green candles help to celebrate the season of renewal. The singing of spring peepers at this time makes Frog, a symbol of healing and rebirth, appropriate for this season.

For a summer altar I think most easily of the golden stones to symbolise the sun. I like to contrast these with blue stones, representing the sky and the sea. I am also drawn to the symbol of Deer, as this is the time when fawns begin to appear.

An autumn altar may include red, orange, and yellow stones. A cornucopia in which a crystal programmed for abundance is placed can make an appropriate centerpiece. The squirrel, gatherer of nuts for the coming winter, is a helpful symbol.

Enjoy creating your altar(s). You will find it to be a peaceful, meditational activity.

I’ve learned that one of the biggest issues people have is in the area of being grounded. Some people tell me they’re earthbound; they can’t seem to lift off to explore other dimensions. Others say they have wonderful visions, but experience difficulty in translating them into material terms.

The ability to be grounded is very important to people who want to develop their spirituality, explore the many dimensions of existence, and make their dreams come true in physical reality. The essence of grounding isn’t a simple matter of being organized, functioning well in the mundane areas of life, or a question of how close one’s feet are to the earth. To be grounded entails drawing on the energies of both the material and the spiritual dimensions.

Portable Altars

A BOX ALTAR: Get a medium-sized wooden box or large cigar box. This can be used as a small altar upon which to set up your tools for prayers and ritual, and, best of all, the tools can be stored inside of the box when not in use! If you like, paint the inside with colors and symbols you feel are significant. Some good things to keep in it are: a small altar cloth (old cloth napkins are the perfect size), a small stick consecrated as a wand, a small, flat pentacle, shot glasses (great for holding salt, earth, water, or ritual drink), a lighter, a small bag of salt, some cone incense and a miniature cone censer, and birthday candles.

A CRYSTAL ALTAR: Small crystals and gemstones are easily portable in a bag, and can represent just about any altar tool or symbol you can think of. A small, terminated quarts makes a great wand or ritual knife. Geode slabs make good pentacles. Choose a stone that is associated with your deities to symbolically represent Them, such as moonstone for Goddess and sunstone for God. Crystals can represent elements: malachite or onyx for Earth, carnelian or rhodonite for Air, bloodstone or lava rocks for Fire, and pear or coral for Water. Wrap your crystals in a small cloth that can act as an altar cloth and tie them up with a ribbon, then carry in your purse or glove compartment.

THE TAROT ALTAR: You can keep an altar handy if you just carry around a deck of tarot cards. Use different cards for different symbols: The Emperor and Empress as God and Goddess, the aces of each suit for the four elements, and any other cards you wish to represent the ritual observance.

The Travelling Altar

Many people spend a lot of time away from their home – and their tools. Here are some ways to take your altar with you while you are vacationing, moving, or on a business trip. All tools have alternatives. Sometimes some items cannot be taken onto planes or are to cumbersome to carry. There are easy ways to deal with each problem.

Athame – the athame is the symbol of the God and can be substituted in most any ritual with other tools. The forefinger of the power hand, for example, can be used in its place. You can also use a small twig or wand to serve in place of the athame.

Candles – pack some small candles such as votives, tea-lites (which do not require candle holders), or birthday candles. White candles can be used to substitute any other color in spells. Birthday candles have the added advantage of colors and burn quickly.

Anointing Oil – carry oil in a small vial or bottle such as an empty vanilla extract bottle. Pack an all-purpose oil, such as rosemary, that can be used for any occasion and drop in a tiny quartz crystal or two to empower it.

Herbs – if you require herbs for your candles, pack a small baggie with some all-purpose herbs such as rosemary, sage, anise, basil or bay or a mix of them all.

Chalice – Other tools can be used in place of a chalice. Shot glasses, small ceramic bowls or tiny wooden cups work fine. A wonderful alternative is the small decorated Asian ceramic hand bowls used for holding herbs or sauces. These are readily available in Asian supermarkets for very cheap andcanbe purchased with decorations of animals, fish, birds and dragons.

Incense – incense cones, sticks or powder can effectively be used in the place of cumbersome charcoal and herb incense.

Cauldron – The cauldron can be replaced with a small black bowl or dish. Tiny black ceramic cauldrons are easily found for sale online and in catalogues and are often very cheap.

Pentacle – A small pentacle can be made by painting a wooden disk or a flat stone.

Salt – keep sacred salt made from sea salt or kosher salt in a small glass bottle, empty medicine bottle, or tic-tac box.

Out Of The Way Altars

KITCHEN CABINET ALTAR: Devote a shelf in one of your cabinets as space for your hearth altar. This will be out of the way, but can be opened whenever you want to use it.

ALTAR IN A DRAWER: Clear out a drawer. Line with a thin fabric (altar cloth). Place non-burning items in it for your religious symbols, such as a lava rock for fire in place of a candle, a bowl of potpourri instead of incense. Pull out the drawer for a quick, readily set-up altar whenever you need it.

WALL ALTAR: Get a plaque representing your deity, such as a Green Man or Maiden wall plaque. Hang it, along with a candle sconce (fire), and small knick-knack shelf to house your other ritual tools.

Elemental Altars

WATER ALTAR: If you have a multi-tiered shower caddy in your bathroom, create an altar to the sacred element of water on one shelf. You can place on it a sea sponge charged and consecrated to absorb negativity (wash it and recharge periodically), a shell as a representation of the ocean Gods and Goddesses, and a bottle of sea salt to add to your cleansing bath. Every time you shower you can use it as an opportunity to pay homage to the sacred element.

EARTH ALTAR: Set up a window box filled with soil. Add a few small plants you can care for, some rocks, stones or sticks you have found. Place a slice of tree stump, geode, or a sea shell upon it as a pentacle or to hold offerings. When praying or meditating for grounding or strength, go to your Earth altar.

AIR ALTAR: Begin a collection of feathers found from your nature walks. Take a small bowl filled with salt, sand or rice and stick the feathers into them so that they stand up. Keep a small stick or cone censer nearby. When you wish to draw energy from the element of Air, light the incense and fan the smoke toward yourself with a feather.

FIRE ALTAR: Somewhere in your kitchen- next to your stove, a small shelf, on top of the microwave- keep a candle, and a vial of cinnamon oil and a cinnamon stick (cinnamon is an herb associated with the Sun). When you are busy cooking or cleaning in your kitchen, take a moment to anoint the candle with oil and light it, calling for the energy of fire to be channeled through the flame and fill the room. Use the cinnamon stick as a wand to direct those energies.

Altars That Don’t Look Like Altars

DESKTOP ALTAR: Keep a small altar on your desk at work without drawing attention. Get a small decorative plate or tray. Place upon it a representation of your deity that is not obvious: a stone, small plant, a small figurine that looks like just another desk ornament. Place on it a decorative candle for fire (even if you don’t use it, you’ll know why it’s there), a stone for earth, a feather for air, and a sea shell for water. Use a letter opener as a wand or athame. Keep a small cup on it for a ritual drink at lunch, or to house a mixture of water and salt (get a bunch of packets from the cafeteria and keep them in your desk) that can be used to purify your space and yourself of negativity when stressed.

STANG: Basically, an altar on a stick. Get a forked branch. Set it in the dirt outside, or in a flowerpot filled with kitty litter or sand indoors. String dried flowers (earth), feathers (air), cinnamon sticks (fire), and sea shells (water), and hang it from the branches. Hang ornaments representing your deities as well. If done nicely, it will look more like a decorative element than an altar.

SCENTED OIL BURNER ALTAR: Get a scented oil burner that uses a tea candle rather than electricity. They come in many shapes and designs (crescent moons, Egyptian statues, fairies, animals), so choose one that represents your deity to you. On the spot where the candle goes, place a small layer of salt (Earth). Put the candle (Fire) on top of it. The water (Water) is added to the bowl with the scented oils (your offering to Spirit), and, when heated from the flame, creates steam (Air). There you have your mini altar to use during small rites or for meditation.

Vehicle Altars

CAR ALTAR: Keep a small altar on your dash board in your car to commune with your deities when driving and to protect yourself on road trips. Use little bits of velcro to keep small figurines or stones in place, hang feathers or power beads from your rearview mirror, burn cone incense in your ash tray.

BIKE ALTAR: If you ride a bike frequently, keep a small basket on your handlebars for a mini-altar. Fill it with non-sharp, non-burning tools such as dried herbs, stones, and gifts from nature that you find on your way. Use it to pray for protection before setting off on another trip.

Disguised Altars

HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW ALTAR: A Pagan altar can be sitting in the middle of your living room and, as long as you don’t have a giant pentacle hanging over a statue of the Horned God, most people would be none the wiser. Set up your altar on a shelf, mantle or table by using decorative candle holders, small potted plants, and artistic expressions and no one will guess that your 18th century floral porcelain plate is a pentacle or your elaborately carved mediaeval dagger hanging on the wall is a ritual knife.

THE DECOY ALTAR: If those you live with do not know you are Pagan, or are not accepting of Pagan beliefs, you can set up a shrine using the tools and symbols of another religion to represent yours. Remember that no tools or symbols belong to any single faith or tradition; what they represent to you is what will be important. For example, if your parents are Catholic and you are not yet ready to tell them you have begun practicing Paganism, get a statue or picture of the Blessed Mother or St. Brigit (who, in pre-Christian times, was a Goddess rather than a Saint) and put it on your dresser. Surround it with your candles. Hang a Celtic cross above it- that is, an equal-arm cross (sometimes surrounded by a circle). The Celtic cross was originally a Pagan symbol but adapted for Christian use. Keep a set of rosary beads made of a crystal, stone or wood charged with magic. Instead of using them for Christian prayers, use them for meditation, chanting, or empowering objects by surrounding them with the beads

Creating Personal Altars

The act of deciding what to include in an altar and the physical act of assembling it can be very powerful and positive activities.

In choosing appropriate objects and symbols think about what’s most important to you. This may be goals related to your personal life, and may also include your visions for the planet and all of its inhabitants.

An Altar as a Focus of Energy
 An altar can be an area on a coffee table, dresser, or night table. What gives it meaning and power is your intention in creating it and using it.

You can use an altar as a focal area for meditation and distant healing. You can also place on it crystals which you’ve programmed for particular intentions. It can also be a place for displaying your favourite and most meaningful crystals and other objects. The number of altars you have in your home is limited only by the number of unoccupied horizontal surfaces. (I do recommend that an area which out of reach of cats [if such areas exist] and children be used.)

How To Create An Altar

Using Your Intuition
  This is the most challenging way to arrange the elements of a fountain; it may also be the most rewarding. To use this method choose the crystals, power animals or stones, and any other objects you want to use to put your altar together.

Keep your particular intention strongly in mind. If, for example, you are creating an altar for the purpose of healing (yourself and/or others) you might want to imagine healing symbols as you arrange your crystals. You could visualize the new green grass of springtime, flowers, the trees in full leaf, If you have special people in mind for healing, see them being well and happy. You may also find it helpful to play relaxing classical music in the background as you go about your altar creating. Arrange and rearrange your crystals until you are happy with what you see/feel.

For those who prefer more structured methods of organization, who want to begin with structure until they feel comfortable with the intuitive method, or who want to combine intuition and structure, I’ve listed below three (out of many) methods. In any of these, though there are general formats, your intuition will still be involved.

The Chakra Method
 One way I use is to arrange crystals by chakras. In this method I would begin with first chakra stones, followed by stones of each succeeding chakra, arranged in a circle. You can use from one to however many crystals you have free for thus purpose.

I also place crystal animals, power stones, and pocket totems in appropriate locations. For me, appropriate relates to the meaning the particular animal may have for me. Seal, for example, means to me freedom in one’s body, so my crystal seal is grouped with the first-chakra stones. I relate dolphin to communication (fifth chakra), bear to healing (fourth chakra), although it could as easily represent the sixth chakra (dreams, sleep, inner wisdom).

I pay special attention to what I place in the center of the altar. For the chakra arrangement I like to have a quartz cluster or clear quartz sphere, as I feel that this radiates out energy to all of the other stones. With the cluster or sphere in the center, I find that the arrangement seems to create a continuous flow of balancing energy.

The Four Directions/Elements
 Another arrangement is to work with the four directions/four elements, as used in Celtic and Native Americans systems. In this arrangement, North is Earth, South is Fire, East is Air, and West is Water.

Intuition and imagination help in assigning crystals to these values. Hematite, to me, is clearly an Earth stone; while Ruby is Fire. Aquamarine is logical for the Water area, and amethyst and lapis seem to me to signify Air.

Other stones call for more subtle and subjective interpretations. Rose quartz, being related to the heart and to emotions, might belong in the Water area. Perhaps, though, the color pink can be interpreted as soft or quiet fire. Green stones are especially interesting in terms of placement. To me, green calcite is very much a Water stone; while malachite feels earthy.

I find that what works best when I am using this method of arrangement is to experiment, moving the less obviously-related stones around until it feels that they are in the right place. With this arrangement I particularly like to place the turkey, hawk, finch, and eagle feathers I find in the air section, and nonprecious stones (i.e. stones I have found on lake shores or by the sea) in the Earth area.

The Feng Shui Method
 In using this method you treat the area which will be the surface for your fountain as if it were a room or house. Please see the articles on feng shui to the left on the sidebar for more details.

The Centre
 In feng shui what is placed in the center of the room or house is the most important element. I noted in the description of the chakra method that I like to put a quartz crystal or sphere in the center.

If I’m using a crystal sphere or statue as the center I often like to place four single-terminated points, with points facing outward, around the centerpiece. I feel that this radiates energy to the entire arrangement.

Altar cloths are used to dress the altar, the colours of the cloths can represent different Sabbats and magickal intents. Most witches keep a variety of cloths, they do not have to be exprensive or highly decorative. They can adorn your everyday altar and are an important part of ritual. Altar cloths can represent a particular sabbat or ritual. Plus they are pleasing to the eye.

HOMESTUCK THEORY

so, there’s this theory. Its called the nepeta is gamzee theory. I honestly have no idea what I think about this theory but I’m still gonna post about it cause its interesting

The nepeta is gamzee theory is based off of the fact that when gamzee killed equius and nepeta ran towards him, she swapped souls with him. Her god tier is rogue of souls. (having the ability to steal others souls for the good of her friends)

There is a lot of evidence to back this up and I’m not going to go into to much detail but
1) nepeta had a shipping chart and a lot of otps. “Gamzee” mixed troll potions to create otps. He was also there for when kanaya and rose became a couple, if it were actually gamzee he would have no reason to be there.
2) Nepeta snuck around the vents a lot, that’s one thing every homestuck knows. After gamzee apparently killed nepeta, he snuck began to sneak through the vents.
3) throughout homestuck a lot of people were making fun of the fact that gamzees god tier was fake. Nepeta being a class couldn’t reach gamzees god tier if she were in fact him. She is also a cosplay and can make costumes.
4) nepeta has been seen wearing her prays fur and drawing in their blood. Shortly after gamzer “killed” nepeta, he began drawing in peoples blood.

There’s a lot more but those are a few that make a lot of sense to me and ALMOST have me convinced. There’s only really one thing thats making me feel a little eh

==> nepeta never reached god tier. At that time only vriska had reached god tier. How could she use her god tier powers if she never reached it? Given that it takes time to perfect a power, especially one that strong.

blackandblue96  asked:

I've got 2 really.... where are you ( generally ) and what gives you joy?

I live in Virginia, but I’m from Pennsylvania originally.

Goodness, so many things.

*My kiddo.

*My family and friends.

*Otters.

*Owls.

*Knee high socks.

*Flowers.

*Being in the woods.

*A warm hug.

*Kindness.

*Birds.

*Looking at the world around me and all of the marvellous things God and man have created.

*Art musuems.

*Reading.

*Doing the things I’m passionate about (writing/art).

*Seeing the look of joy on another person’s face.

*Video games.

*Stockings and corsets.

*Buttons.

*Earrings.

*Spending time with someone I love.

*Poetry.

*The sky at night.

*Miniature things.

*Bunnies.

*Comics.

*Surprises.

*Scavenger hunts.

Thank you for asking!

So.

Instagram is off of my phone as well. Little by little I’m taking steps to be free from the need to live in this way that’s expected of me. It’s hard to explain, but it’s like these websites aren’t bad, but there is this thing where you have to be a certain way. I have to maintain the image that is “Jordan”. And I also start to play the good ole comparison game. Pfffff. No thanks. It’s freeing really, the more I cut things out, the more one I have like I’ve mentioned before. And the more I can become myself, without as many social expectations on what people think I should be or act. I can explore, well, me. Who God created, find out what things he created in me, strengths and weaknesses. Don’t get me wrong community is vital, but Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, twitter etc, are NOT a replacement community. The communication on Facebook at least, is pretty weird if you think about it. You aren’t really “good friends” with these people. You have them as your friend in Facebook and that somehow means something, yet when was the last time you actually heard each others voice? It’s a great resource to stay connected over long distances, but it’s mainly a battle ground to prove who is right and who is wrong. A place we’re everyone puts on a mask to try and project an image of someone they aren’t, but instead someone everyone wants them to be. I encourage everyone to just try it out, no big deal if you don’t. But there is a difference. Cut it out for two weeks, one if you can. Just watch what happens. Observe, take notes.


“We have forgotten how to be.” -Sorean Kierkegaard on the church sunk in Post-Enlightenment thought


Blessings.

anonymous asked:

oh my god pleASE ramble more about your military AU it is literally my life now and I really want to create a fic off of it but I also want to see what you do with it and ahhhhhh it's so good!

AHAHAHAH SCREAMS!! 

OMG IF… IF YOU WANT TO CREATE A FIC INSPIRED BY MY AU PLEASE… I WOULD LOVE TO READ. I DON’T WANNA STOP YOU 

I don’t really have a plot going for this au, and i mentioned before that most of my ideas for this au is a collection of short stories and introspective analyses of the characters. Their motivations, struggles, goals… things like that.  I;ve been working on some character notes that go into each characters’ backstory but they’re still rather incomplete so I don’t want to post them in the public yet…

If you ever want to talk to me about the AU or ask me anything feel free to leave a question in my box and i’ll be sure to address it ! 

My goodness I need a place to vent my excitement because I now have THREE things to look forward to, Star Wars in UNDER A WEEK, Christmas, AND A FANDOM CELEBRATION I HELPED TO CREATE OH MY GOD WHAT IS GOING ON THIS IS CRAZY. I cannot quite decide which is the most exciting :D

The only thing is that, now I’ve been talking about the First Day of Doomsday and all that, I got a little something in my head, and it would not let go. So…here we have a nice little Doomsday Carol while we wait. Enjoy it! It sure annoyed the hell outta me trying to fit in different stuff, but I knew I could not rest until I’d done so. 

(I think I might call this, “Song of the Druid Guardian”.)


On the First Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
A dragon with no teeth.

On the Second Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Third Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
Three Shadow heads
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Fourth Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
Four Roman balloons
Three Shadow heads
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Fifth Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
FIVE LOST THINGS*
Four Roman balloons
Three Shadow heads
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Sixth Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
Six aunts and uncles
FIVE LOST THINGS
Four Roman balloons
Three Shadow heads
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Seventh Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me,
Seven songs for Vikings
Six aunts and uncles
FIVE LOST THINGS
Four Roman balloons
Three Shadow heads
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Eighth Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
Eight Tribes a-feuding
Seven songs for Vikings
Six aunts and uncles
FIVE LOST THINGS
Four Roman balloons
Three Shadow heads
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Ninth day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
Nine arrows ticking
Eight Tribes a-feuding
Seven songs for Vikings
Six aunts and uncles
FIVE LOST THINGS
Four Roman balloons
Three Shadow heads
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Tenth Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
Ten Companions loyal
Nine arrows ticking
Eight Tribes a-feuding
Seven songs for Vikings
Six aunts and uncles
FIVE LOST THINGS
Four Roman balloons
Three Shadow heads
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Eleventh Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
Eleven old fiancés
Ten Companions loyal
Nine arrows ticking
Eight Tribes a-feuding
Seven songs for Vikings
Six aunts and uncles
FIVE LOST THINGS
Four Roman balloons
Three Shadow heads
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a dragon with no teeth.

On the Twelfth Day of Doomsday,
The True Heir gave to me
Twelve adventures thrilling
Eleven old fiancés
Ten Companions loyal
Nine arrows ticking
Eight Tribes a-feuding
Seven songs for Vikings
Six aunts and uncles
FIVE LOST THINGS
Four Roman balloons
Three Shadow heads  
Two of Grimbeard’s swords
And a DRAGON…WITH…NO….TEETH.


(*yeah, okay, there were ten lost things, but I think I can be excused one little detail, right??)

ssweetshine  asked:

Okay but let's talk about not today especially the rap line 👀👀👀 FUCKING BLESS AND JUNGKOOK PART ALSKJFSKKSKF I LOVE IT. THE SONG IS JUST SO GOOD. Also You never walk alone :'') my god everything about the song is just so so so so amazing. Spring day I have no words. I'm speechless 💘

I did really enjoy Not Today, but A Supplementary Story: YNWA is my favourite, especially with the synths (I think that is what they are lmao) at the very start of the song, which create a vague vaportrap feel. 

But wow, the drop and verse that Hoseok has in Outro: Wings is seriously so good too. I will wholeheartedly admit that I did not like Interlude: Wings very much when it was released, since the beat is not really my taste – but since they have remixed it and Hoseok has had that fire verse, I have had it on repeat all day!

anonymous asked:

I need to get an opinion from 4 people for my religions and I know you're super into that stuff and I know you believe in god but what's your take on life and our purpose on god and good and evil you're the first person I wanted to ask

to create a god who damns us to hell for all of eternity for accumulated decisions we have made in our time of mere purpose and existence would contradict the idea of a god, nonetheless a forgiving, all loving god. the church, the bible, its interpretations of a god, heaven, the devil and his demons, are awfully narrowed into a closed idea. an idea too small for the creator of everything. I believe in good and evil. I just choose to understand that we all require both and I’m not afraid of the bad things in me.

💗Question Tag 💗


i was tagged by @acelululala Thank you so much😘 

Nickname: I don’t actually have one lol
Starsign: Leo
Height: idek
Time right now: 9:50 pm
last thing i googled :Somewhere to buy Ouran High School Host Club manga lmao
Song stuck in your head : Not Today by BTS/Swimming Pools by Kendrick Lamar
Last TV show watched: Ouran High School Host Club (rewatching for the 10000000th time 😬)
What are you wearing right now: My Star Wars pyjamas 
When did you create your blog: Sometime in 2012 
What kind of stuff do you post: Kpop groups (SHINee, EXO, BTS, Seventeen, Girls Generation, Red Velvet, Blackpink, Twice, GFRIEND, etc, etc) Anime, HP, Buffy, Steven Universe and a whole bunch more! Wow, I’m such trash good god.

Do you have any other blogs: I have a Steven Universe blog with my friend lmao

Do you get asks regularly: Noooo, I think they’re pretty fun to do, you should all hit me with more asks if you want tbh.

Why did you choose your URL: I have no idea! Probably when I was going through my Tumblr emo phase, and I thought, “oh you know what’s cool? Spelling words wrong in URLs” And thus, “scenery’ was born. Genius tbh.
Gender: Female
Hogwarts house: Ravenclaw for dayssssss
Pokemon team: oh idk?? I have no idea 
Favourite colour: Pink, green, teal and turquoise :)
Average hours of sleep: 7-8
Lucky number: 18(???????)
Favorite character(s): A selective few or this would be faaaaar too long. Tamaki from OHSHC, Pearl from SU, Spike from Buffy, Haruhi from OHSHC, Victor from Yuri On Ice!!!, Fred and George Weasley, Draco Malfoy and Fleur Delacour from HP and Haru from Free!! 
How many blankets do you sleep with: 1
Dream job: Neuropsychologist 
Following: 3,170 

This was a lot of fun to do, if you’d like to tag me in more tags like this,or just to ask a general question or chat, don’t hesitate to message me! 

I tag @itsyourboykai @sugacooki @lionbaekkie @babysebaek @baekhmore

Feel free to do this if I haven’t tagged you, or feel free to ignore this if you don’t want to do it! 

💓 Have a nice day/night, wherever or whoever you are! 💓

Don’t allow any negativity, I can’t do it “attitudes” or I will never “sentences.” Shake it all off. You can do anything you want to and achieve more than you could ever imagined, for it is all in your mind-set. Develop a clear, positive and rejuvenated mind. You can do anything better, don’t let failure be an option. When someone comes by telling you can never make it or a negative thought crosses your mind.

Respond by saying everything is possible through Christ who gives me strength and I have the favour of the Most High God. Never look down on yourself, you are greater than what you think you are and you are capable of doing anything, for you were created by the Most High God, the creator of the universe. Therefore, you lack no good thing!

Remember if it’s not good for you or it’s going to do no good for you shake it all off.

Affirmation
I will make my inner environment perfect through meditation, that it be impervious to all outside influences.

God-seeking Dynamic Will

When you make up your mind to do good things, you will accomplish them if you use dynamic will power to follow through. No matter what the circumstances are, if you go on trying, God will create the means by which your will shall find its proper reward. This is the truth Jesus referred to when he said: “If he have faith, and doubt not,…if he shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, it shall be done.” If you continuously use your will power, no matter what reverses come, it will produce success and health and power to help people, and above all, it will produce communion with God.

This is the kind of will power you must develop - the will power that will run the ocean dry if necessary in order to accomplish what is good. The greatest will should be used to meditate. The Lord wants us to discover our divine will and use it to find Him. Develop this God-seeking dynamic will. It is not profound words that will give you emancipation, but your own efforts through meditation.

-Paramahansa Yogananda, Man’s Eternal Quest, p 430; Affirmation, Metaphysical Meditations, p 63.

♡ proverbs 31 devo ♡

Hello there! 

Christian women often are told that they have to be a certain way, or act like they are perfect. But have you ever read what God wants us to be?

As I pondered upon this, I remembered Proverbs 31. This chapter is written by a king, whose mother taught him how a woman of God should act. What does she say? Open up your Bibles!

Now as I read, I created a list.

1. We should have faith. Serve God with your whole heart, and believe that He will do good. 

2. Have a faith-filled relationship. This chapter mentions a lot about taking care of your husband, but every single relationship should keep God first. Don’t give your husband or boyfriend a reason to doubt you.

3. Be a sister. Pray for your church and church family. You never know when they will need you, so always be ready to be there for them. 

4. Health. You can’t be superwoman! Don’t overdo yourself, keep your own personal health in check. 

5. Serving. Be obedient to God! Do what he tells you to do! Let go of your pride whenever The Lord moves on you.

6. Industry. We women shouldn’t be lazy. Whether you have a job or you clean the house, don’t be useless! God never intended anyone to sit around! 

7. Be a homemaker. Take care of your household. Cook meals, keep your home a sanctuary, be a mother/wife. 

8. Manage time wisely. If you are given responsibilities, make sure that you complete them all. 

9. Beauty. Make sure that you never lose your inner-beauty. Even if it does get hard. 

10. Show Jesus. Be a witness for your saviour! If you know someone is lost, pray for them. Always keep a smile, after all, you could be the only Jesus someone sees.


Well I hoped you enjoyed this devotional! It was week number one for my ministry, Virtuous Women, which I encourage you to go read about on the up-coming page that will be linked here! God bless!

anonymous asked:

I'm fairly new to following you and joining the Supergirl fandom so sorry if you had this asked before. BUT if you could swap roles of characters/assign new characters to the actors and love interests around (or create ones) for Supergirl what would you do?

oh god this is a brilliant ask and I don’t have a good answer hahaha! I actually really like all the characters (minus mon*l) so I’m not sure I would swap any of the characters. BUT I have a ton of brotps I would love to actually play out! First, Maggie and James. I think they are like-minded and i just need them to interact tbh. I also would have loved an Alex/M’gann friendship…but the writers wrote her off and im still angry.

I feel like I’m not even answering your question. I love it though, so I’m going to say that people should let me know what they think! Respond to this post or send me an ask with what yall would think!! Thanks for the question anon!! :)

God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong, but I can’t. If a thing is free to be good it’s also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of automata -of creatures that worked like machines- would hardly be worth creating. The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water. And for that they’ve got to be free.
Of course God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way: apparently, He thought it worth the risk. (…) If God thinks this state of war in the universe a price worth paying for free will -that is, for making a real world in which creatures can do real good or harm and something of real importance can happen, instead of a toy world which only moves when He pulls the strings- then we may take it it is worth paying.
—  C.S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity