and prayers

Just because I am feeling like myself today and I am really digging this new fic I am writing, I decided to post a little thing here:

“Can I get a beer, please?”

Timothée crackles his neck, leaning his hands on the wooden counter while he rocks back and forth. “We´ve got over thirty different kinds of beer, buddy, you gonna have to do better than that.”

The handsome stranger lets out a chuckle, nodding his head as he looked around the bar. “And what exactly are those thirty different kinds of beer, kid?”

“It’s Timothée.”

“Okay, Timothy, what are…”

Timothée shakes his head, his finger signaling for the man to stop talking. “Not Timothy, Ti-mo-thée.”

“Are you serious right now?”

Something my sister told me has completely changed my mindset and helped me stop worry in its tracks.

She said that when you constantly worry about something, you’re giving the devil more power. You’re calling bad stuff into your life and attracting it. The devil knows your weaknesses. He knows how to hit you where it hurts.

We don’t want to give him power, do we? Worry isn’t productive. It won’t get you anywhere. Don’t be naïve or uneducated, but don’t over complicate and worry about things that don’t deserve your energy.

I know it’s hard. I know it’s a lot to handle. I know that it hurts really bad right now. And I know it might not instantly get better.

But you have to KEEP YOUR FAITH IN GOD! DO NOT GIVE THE DEVIL ANY ANY ANY POWER OVER YOU! NONE! OK? NONE.

God has already won. God has the victory. He took care of you before you started worrying about whatever you’re worried about, He’s seen you through this worry and still protected you! What makes you think He’ll fail you now or stop protecting you now?

Focus on God. Stay close to Him. Know He’s gotchu. He will carry you. Just keep praying. Keep reading His Word. Keep fighting and never give in. Do not allow evil thoughts to dwell in your sanctuary.

You got all of Heaven fighting for you. And they won’t stop now. We win. Jesus has the victory in the end. Keep your eyes on Him and you can’t lose.

God has already defeated the devil, so why would you let a stupid, puny little coward and his little henchmen upset you when you have all of Heaven on your side? You got this, and God’s got you!

To those who have swept or have blown the leaves from the walk, have rinsed the dishes or dusted their screens, Hestia looks on you from beneath her veil. She smiles, then wraps a shawl made of sunlit October air around you.

To those who remain in bed, who are on the edge of crying, who have turned on the tv to drown out the world, Hestia sits on the edge of your bed, patting circles on your back. I know, my love, she says, I know, I know. It can be so hard. My sweet, it’s time to get up. I need you, she says. Let’s make this home a sanctuary. Light a candle. Make your hands to care about this place. Let out the work of love.

DAILY DUA

Dua to ward off the deception of obstinate devils

أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ الَّتِي لَا يُجَاوِزُهُنَّ بَرٌّ وَلَا فَاجِرٌ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ ، وَبَرَأَ ، وَذَرَأَ ،


وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَنْزِلُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَعْرُجُ فِيهَا ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا ذَرَأَ فِي الأَرْضِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْهَا ،


وَمِنْ شَرِّ فِتَنِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ طَارِقٍ إِلَّا طَارِقًا يَطْرُقُ بِخَيْرٍ ، يَا رَحْمَنُ

Translation

I seek refuge with Allah’s perfect words which no righteous or unrighteous person can transgress, from all the evil that He has created, made and originated.


(I seek refuge) from the evil that descends from the sky and the evil that rises up to it. and (I seek refuge) from the evil that is spread on Earth and the evil that springs from it.


And I seek refuge from the evil of the tribulations of night and day, and the evil of one who visits at night except the one who brings good, O Merciful One.

Transliteration

a‛oodhu bi kalimaat-illaahit-taammaat-illatee laa yujaawizuhunna barrun wa laa faajirun min sharri maa khalaqa, wa bara’a , wa dhara’a,


wa min sharri maa yanzilu minas-samaa’i wa min sharri maa ya‛ruju feehaa, wa min sharri maa dhara’a fil-arḍi wa min sharri maa yakhruju minhaa,


wa min sharri fitanil-layli wan-nahaari, wa min sharri kulli ṭaariqin illaa ṭaariqan yaṭruqu bikhayrin, yaa raḥman

Sources: Ahmad No# 15461 with an authentic chain and Ibn As-Sunni #637. See Al-Silsilah Al-Sahihah No# 2995

Please take and heal me of this pain and selfishness; use it for Your greater glory. It exists in me at the very bottom of my heart and it is so much uglier, lower, and weaker than I am ever willing to admit. I am ashamed of it and I hate it but it is mine and what I have to give, and now, I surrender it to you.

an offering of the need for approval

Daily Hadith

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah

Narrated 'Aisha (Radi-Allahu 'anha):

(the wife of the Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam)) I asked Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) about the plague. He told me that it was a Punishment sent by Allah on whom he wished, and Allah made it a source of mercy for the believers, for if one in the time of an epidemic plague stays in his country patiently hoping for Allah’s Reward and believing that nothing will befall him except what Allah has written for him, he will get the reward of a martyr.“


Bukhari Vol. 4 : No. 680

We all have our fair share of really really hard things in our lives.

So when I tell you not to give up, when I tell you to keep fighting, just know that I’m fighting right alongside you; we all have our own battles and hardships, but just know that I am fighting for you and praying for you and I know that, even if you can’t tell anyone what you’re struggling with right now, God hears your prayers and I am here for you. Praying for you right now.

Rest in the fact that you are fully known and fully loved by Jesus. His Love is the kind that never fails.

well it’s almost midnight and i’m in an emergency room waiting room….not for chaplaincy, but because my friend needed a ride here.

it’s so weird being here without my chaplain clothes on and a badge — i’m just another person, sitting. waiting. doors won’t open for me, no one will look to me for help. it’s …. strange feeling. probably a good experience for me

i. prayer to the dawning light

brigid walks barefoot through winter snows
a lantern in her hand and flowers in her train
the season has been long and cold and dark this year
and we, weary petitioners
are huddled in our homes for want of warmth

up then, your hopes!
sing of spring to come and growing golden light
as she is exalted, so we exalt ourselves
let every creature be blessed in its byre
every mother be watched over
every child born be in care
let all who are in need take shelter from the storm
let us feed each other
let us build our halls together

flowers will grow
where we make the choice to plant them
in the darkness of the night
light a candle and set it at your window
lady, i pray you will lead us home

Dear Taylor

I’m having surgery tomorrow and I’m freaking out. My anxiety has been through the roof about it and I’m getting really scared. I hate needles, I’m scared of the pain to follow, just all of it. All good vibes, thoughts and prayers are appreciated! I’m so ready for this to be over with so I can get back to a life of somewhat normalcy. Thank you, Taylor, for always being there for me with your music and all the random acts of kindness you have given me over the years! You mean the world to me! I’ll update you soon after surgery!


Love, Tricia 💕


@taylorswift

I had a dream last night that BTS was taking a break from their tour. Then I checked to see their tour schedule and they are taking a break for about a month before they headed to Tokyo. Also, they need to keep up their strength for the latter half of their tour. Keep them in them in your thoughts and in your prayers. They would need it and their love from ARMY’s from around the world.

SHIPPING INFO !! Answer the following for your muse(s) so people know how shipping works on your blog. REPOST ! Do NOT reblog.

WHAT IS YOUR OTP FOR YOUR CHARACTER?:
I have – several. I guess most notable are Kaname x Eiri and Zero x Eiri? ( with Kaneiri as a main because that’s the ship she started out with, but Zeiri as a very, VERY close second ).

WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO WRITE WHEN IT COMES TO SHIPPING?:
I’ll write a lot of things??? As long as it doesn’t break character (i.e cheating) and as long as it stays clean (no smut yo!).

HOW LARGE DOES THE AGE GAP HAVE TO BE TO MAKE IT UNCOMFORTABLE?:
A bit hard to tell - especially since most of her ships are supernatural. If it’s with humans? Not too large. Maybe somewhere between her age and up to 10 years older? Though the larger age gaps would take place in her 18 years old verse. Supernatural characters? No age gap is too big - I mean, it’s not like she’ll die when she awakens. The longer they stick together, the smaller the agegap is gonna look, right? xD (face it, what’s a 10k years difference when she herself is like 20k+ years old?)

ARE YOU SELECTIVE WHEN SHIPPING?:
Semi, I guess? All I require is a lot of chemistry and plotting. I’ll honestly ship anything that works, but I won’t force ships that don’t work, either.

HOW FAR DO STEAMY MOMENTS HAVE TO GO BEFORE THEY ARE CONSIDERED NS/FW?:
If it gets to the hand roaming part of making out, I guess?? Just in case that’s where I tend to read more things. Once things get past the making out and down to the stripping however, is when it’s time to fade to black.

WHO ARE THE CHARACTERS YOU SHIP YOUR CHARACTER WITH?:

I— have a lot of ships xD. I can and will gush for hours, but instead I’ll just uh, tag a few of them who are the most active ones right now, so you guys should definitely check those people out!! 

Most of the others are currently on a hiatus, but asdfg I don’t love those ships ANY less! >w<!! 

Same as with all my platonic ships: love, love them!!

DOES ONE HAVE TO ASK TO SHIP WITH YOU?:
It– can help? xD Though it’s also fine for their character to start having unrequited feelings for mine, and then to wait and see what happens.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU LIKE TO SHIP?:
When it works, it works! And if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. 

ARE YOU SHIP OBSESSED OR SHIP MORE - OR - LESS?:
Mm… Both?? I’m not gonna go out of my way to ship with people, but I will spam ship stuff until the end of times when we ship :’D  While I ship with duplicates, I don’t auto-ship with a character just because she’s shipped with a duplicate of that character. Each interpretation is different, after all, and will definitely be treated as such!

ARE YOU MULTISHIP?:
  Yes!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SHIP IN YOUR CURRENT FANDOM?:
Probably Kaname x Eiri! Though that tends to switch mood dependently with Zero x Eiri, but since Kaname was Eiri’s first ship in the RP in which she was created, I’ll always have an immense soft spot for that!

FINALLY, HOW DOES ONE SHIP WITH YOU?:
With a lot of interactions - both ic threads and memes, and ooc gushing and plotting and headcanon’ing – so probably the same as for most? Before approaching me for a ship however, we’re gonna need to have some things done to set the pacing for our characters! Though we don’t need to have done things all the way up to romance’ing, I’d like to at least see the way our characters interact : no chemistry? No ship!

TAGGED BY: No one, I shamelessly stole it from @thebastardlady
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