almighty power

Worship is not a duty nor an obligation; worship is the response of a thankful heart for everything God has done.
The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power. Nothing is too small for His love.
—  Corrie Ten Boom
{PART 22} I Won’t Stop You (M) // Jeon Jungkook, Vampire!AU

Originally posted by jengkook

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Genre: Vampire!AU, Fantasy, Angst, Smut

Summary; You hear the great history of Vampires as you have never heard it before. But as the door into Jungkook’s world is opened wide for you - many more open in turn. Jungkook finds himself overwhelmed with anger - and that anger turns into something you least expected.

“His love and protection were both her weapon and shield. She didn’t belong or willingly surrender to anyone; anyone that was, except him.”

I update this series every Tuesday evening, 9pm-10pm (UK Time) 

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You are a rose, armed with thorns of ferocity. The difficulty is that it is sometimes your very own thorns, that will draw blood from your powerfully thick skin.
You are a poem, rich with language. You are armed with a tongue like a razor blade, there will be times that it is your own words that will break your own heart and cut your own wrists.
You are a raging sea, with riptides and waves of almighty power. The trouble is that sometimes you will drown in your very own water.
You are both the mountain and the brave conquering it’s uphill battle. Fight for yourself, forgive yourself and most importantly, fall deeply in love with the chaos that you are.
—  indieluhv, A Reminder to Her

Oh, Your love bled for me
Oh, Your blood in crimson streams
Oh, Your death is hell’s defeat
A cross meant to kill is my victory

My Victory - Crowder

Onions in Witchcraft

So I had two requests, one relating to onions, and one relating to sympathetic magic, and I couldn’t get the two out of my head, so I’m going to combine them and talk about using onions in general, but especially as a poppet! All the opinions are mine, except when stated and sourced otherwise

Onions and witchcraft kind of go hand in hand for me. As a kitchen witch, they also hold a special place in my heart. I found a post once that said something to the effect of, “the smell of garlic and onion cooking feeds my soul,” and it is absolutely so true. There is no other herb/ingredient I use more in my cooking than onion. They are versatile, delicious, good for you, and chock full of uses for witches. Just to list a few;

  • Can be used in protection charms
  • Also good for fertility spells!
  • Great for spirit work
  • Use them in healing spells (or recipes :D )
  • As scapegoats and poppets
  • Also great for curses!

And now, let us delve into these different uses! 

Using Onions For Protection

The reason I think onions are so great for protection magic is about.. 75% based on the fact that they have a very offensive smell. I mean that in both the “eww gross” offensive, and also like, the “actively aggressive” way, especially when it pertains to using them in witchcraft. The stench works for you in two ways. First, it acts as a repellent, it’s the most basic ingredient for any ward I do. The smell makes people (and some other nasties) want to run in the opposite direction! If that doesn’t do the trick, then we get the OTHER offensive side of onions, that literally attacks unwanted energies and entities. Onions are both scary looking and super strong, so just in case something has the balls to try to go face-to-face with your scary looking onion pal, it can then whoop the ass of that nasty! 

Using Onions For Fertility

I consider onions great for fertility related works because they are so easy to grow! Next to potatoes, there’s nothing I am better at growing than onions! Because they seem to reproduce faster than I can use them, I always have extra on hand. While I don’t have any uses for fertility spells necessarily, you can adapt fertility to mean a few different things, including “abundance.” In this case, it means that I use onions in areas where I need “more” of something. For instance, I might include onions in a spell for drawing extra money to me, or in a charm bag to promote an abundance of joy and good health in my home. You catch my drift?

Using Onions For Spirit Work

Alright so I don’t actually do spirit work (on account of my wife being a scaredy-cat but NBD), but what I DO is make a few spell bags and charms to keep ghosties out, and that includes a very large helping of onion powder. In fact, I would say that besides for salt, I use onion the most for everything. I associate onions with spirit work and dead people because they are buried in the ground! In Hellenic Polytheism, things that are buried in the ground usually reside in the realm of Kthonic deities, like Haides, and Persephone, as opposed to Ouranic deities, like Zeus, Apollo, Hermes(in some forms). I would love to hear from people who do spirit work on their opinions on this! 

Using Onions For Healing

Onions are scientifically proven to be super awesome for your body. They strengthen your immune system, help control your blood sugar, speed up the healing process while also being an anti-inflammatory, and much much more! Of course it’s a healing herb! That means I can use it in everything from spells and charm bags to full blown recipes, or even straight on my skin, raw! One of my most favorite kitchen witchy things to do is make Fire Cider every fall! It’s a perfect example of the almighty Onions healing powers! 

Onions as Scapegoats and Poppets

Because of the nature of onions, and their diversity, I find that one of the best ways to use them are for sympathetic magic. For me, onions are pure, basically a blank slate energetically, which makes them perfect candidates to use for poppets and the like. First, they are generally easy to take apart in some form or another, whether slicing it, or carving it like a pumpkin. This makes it easy to put items, herbs and other such things inside it when trying to go for the poppet thing or even just a taglock for the scapegoat idea. Another reason they are great is because onions do overtime have an outward change of state. So, after three or four months, that onion you made into a poppet to catch up all that negativity is looking pretty fucking nasty. Well, that’s an outward and obvious sign of the way your magic and science coincided. You have this physical proof that this onion has been affected by it’s environment, physically and magically. I happen to think that’s pretty awesome. 

Using Onions For Curses

I also like using onions for curses, with the same sympathetic magic idea. One of my favorite ways to curse used to be to slice open a lemon, slide a name inside it, and to put pins through the whole thing. Now, I do that with onions and it works just as well! They also work well by slicing or dicing them and burying a poppet, piece of paper, or something else similar. I would even say that it could be interesting for a kitchen witch curse, to dice onions, shred a paper with the information for the curse on it, throw in a little bit of those *super fucking hot spices* and sautê it all together, only to dump it into the trash or in a jar to rot or what have you! 
So this is in no way an exhaustive list of what onions can be used for in witchcraft, i just wanted to give a little information about how I used them in my practice! 

slytherin!harry/drarry au
  • so harry gets sorted into slytherin, resulting in a cute smol friendship between him and draco
  • but they still argue just as much as they do in canon
  • like literally every other thing that they say to each other is an insult
  • ron and hermione (who he’s still friends with) don’t really think it’s very healthy
  • and hermione makes sure harry knows it 
  • harry’s pretty tired of it, “come on ‘mione, it’s just friendly bickering, we don’t actually mean it”
  • but when they aren’t bickering and actually working together on something, man, they’re a force to be reckoned with
  • people literally leap out of the way when they’re walking down the hall out of fear of being transfigured into a toad
  • they quickly become hogwarts’ “Power Couple” despite not being an actual couple
  • but they are the best of friends


  • then 6th year comes along
  • harry knows something is up right away
  • draco has hardly spoken to anyone since they got here and insisted on sitting alone on the train as well as at dinner
  • he hardly speaks to anyone all year in fact
  • stops throwing insults to harry
  • and harry is worried af
  • constantly follows him around, tracking him with the marauders map, trying to figure what he’s up to and why he’s so distant
  • until he corners him in the bathroom
  • and draco is bawling his eyes out
  • harry immediately resumes his best friend duties and rushes over to comfort him
  • draco just collapses in a heap of tears and cries on his best friends shoulder for ages
  • he ends up confessing everything to him
  • and harry promises to help him as long as draco promises not to keep secrets like this anymore
  • draco looks up at him and is graced with the realization that he’s deeply in love with his best friend
  • merlin help me

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Romans 5:8 NKJV

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

anonymous asked:

what do u think about shrek

I generally try not to. the feelings of adoration and adulation that rise up within me when I consider his emerald visage are almost too powerful to withstand. they rend my physicality asunder. at one point in my life, it became so bad that I felt I had to go…. away…. I had to seek answers, in the spiritual places of the world…. I went to my local supermarket. there was a man there with no eyebrows. I knew at once he was a soothsayer, because when I asked him where the milk was, he pointed me to aisle 5 - which is where the milk would be housed, indeed. in the future. it was, at that time, in aisle 7. the eyebrowless man was a genius, and I knew it. I asked him; I said, “I have travelled for many moons and many suns, and then I also popped to the shops and here you are. tell me, wise one, for I sense your almighty power: how do I move on from my deep and profound attachment to that verdant creature of gritty and fertile beauty??” the soothsayer looked at me in the eye, and he said, “listen… listen… to the sound of the fridges. hear how they hum. is it not alike to a mosquito’s hum, in a swamp?” I nodded, though I was sorely confused. then he said, “listen… listen… to the sound of the wind through the pasta noodles in aisle 18. is it not alike to the sound of the wind through the grasses of a swamp?” once again, I nodded. the pasta noodles were, at that time, in aisle 7. I respected his genius. “listen…” he said, once more. “listen… to the sound of swirling, gelatinous desserts being shaken in aisle 3. is it not alike to the sound of gas bubbles rising from the fetid waters of a swamp?” I nodded, though my mind was yet clouded by uncertainty. the desserts were, at that time, in aisle 7. aisle 7 was a mess. “I don’t understand,” I said aloud. the eyebrowless man raised his above-eye-skin. “He is with us,” he said. “He is all around. He is in the fridges and the desserts and the pasta noodles. His swamp sounds live with us, always.” I fell to my knees. “where,” I said. “where did you get such wisdom? how did you corrode away the foolishness in your soul so completely that it seems as though it has been done with bleach or some shit? what happened, to make you… thus?” The eyebrowless man shook his head. “I must know,” I begged. He turned to me, with eyes like the gooseberries spilling out over the floor in aisle 7. “well,” he said. “some-”

walkingwithalimp  asked:

Do you have any hc about altean!lance being prisioner you would like to share? I just saw your BEAUTIFUL art of him in a cage and Keith being angsty about it and squealed about how breathtaking you made that scene. As always: your drawings are amazing :)

I’M SO GLAD YOU ASKED FAM //PULLS UP A CHAIR

So it started off like most of Altean Lance Galra Keith stuffs where Lance is the Prince of Altea (Allura’s lil bro) who’s good at diplomatic stuffs (but a bit of a slacker). Meanwhile Keith is a ranked Galra officer. Keith is also a Blade of Marmora member so he’s a spy in the Galra military rank like Thace (who knows, maybe this version of Keef is a lot closer to Thace because of that). 

The Galra (Zarkon) is (as usual) the famous dictator, and Altea (who’s [obviously] not destroyed) is the prime opposing figure of the Galra’s power so they’re at war. Their relationship is so tense much like the canon counterpart, but in this point the Galra hasn’t become the almighty super powered nation yet. They’re strong, yes, but Altea and its technology can still match them.  

So the Marmora finally managed to contact the Altea and they promised of alliance. Keith is one of their members sent for secret mission to forge an alliance with Altea. But lo and behold he got a bit side tracked by Altea’s dashing prince (patience yields focus, Keith, apparently you don’t have that). They got close after that and who knows maybe secret romance bloomed.

And then Lance is sent out to a diplomatic mission to a planet (whatever planet), when his team got ambushed by the Galra. They captured and imprisoned him (and maybe used him as gladiator entertainment much like Shiro, maybe he can meet Shiro here? idk).           

So Altea is down a prince and their diplomat, which of course, sparked an all out war between the two. 

That’s basically what I had in mind? The scene I drew is a specific one where Keith (a ranked galra officer) had access to the prison and he went and visited(?) Lance. And it pained him because Keith was so close and yet he couldn’t save dear Lance asap (mainly because it would blow his cover), and maybe he had to watch Lance in the arena WHAT IF HE DIES all this setup wasn’t good for Keith’s heart.

Okay this became p long hahaha I hope you don’t mind. //slithers back to my cave     

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 11 New International Version ( NIV )

There is a time for everything,
   and a season for every activity under the heavens.