anonymous asked:

Any advice on dealing with fear??

The Bible mentions two specific types of fear. The first type is beneficial and is to be encouraged. The second type is a detriment and is to be overcome. The first type of fear is fear of the Lord. This type of fear does not necessarily mean to be afraid of something. Rather, it is a reverential awe of God; a reverence for His power and glory. However, it is also a proper respect for His wrath and anger. In other words, the fear of the Lord is a total acknowledgement of all that God is, which comes through knowing Him and His attributes.

Fear of the Lord brings with it many blessings and benefits. It is the beginning of wisdom and leads to good understanding (Psalm 111:10). Only fools despise wisdom and discipline (Proverbs 1:7). Furthermore, fear of the Lord leads to life, rest, peace, and contentment (Proverbs 19:23). It is the fountain of life (Proverbs 14:27) and provides a security and a place of safety for us (Proverbs 14:26).

Thus, one can see how fearing God should be encouraged. However, the second type of fear mentioned in the Bible is not beneficial at all. This is the “spirit of fear” mentioned in2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (NKJV). A spirit of fearfulness and timidity does not come from God.

However, sometimes we are afraid, sometimes this “spirit of fear” overcomes us, and to overcome it we need to trust in and love God completely. “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18). No one is perfect, and God knows this. That is why He has liberally sprinkled encouragement against fear throughout the Bible. Beginning in the book of Genesis and continuing throughout the book of Revelation, God reminds us to “Fear not.”

For example,Isaiah 41:10encourages us, “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Often we fear the future and what will become of us. But Jesus reminds us that God cares for the birds of the air, so how much more will He provide for His children? “So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:31). Just these few verses cover many different types of fear. God tells us not to be afraid of being alone, of being too weak, of not being heard, and of lacking physical necessities. These admonishments continue throughout the Bible, covering the many different aspects of the “spirit of fear.”

InPsalm 56:11the psalmist writes, “In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” This is an awesome testimony to the power of trusting in God. Regardless of what happens, the psalmist will trust in God because he knows and understands the power of God. The key to overcoming fear, then, is total and complete trust in God. Trusting God is a refusal to give in to fear. It is a turning to God even in the darkest times and trusting Him to make things right. This trust comes from knowing God and knowing that He is good. As Job said when he was experiencing some of the most difficult trials recorded in the Bible, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15 NKJV).

Once we have learned to put our trust in God, we will no longer be afraid of the things that come against us. We will be like the psalmist who said with confidence “…let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you” (Psalm 5:11).

dancing-dirt-into-snow asked:

a video i watched about it said that these people could get up to $50 per 1000 views which is obviously more than youtube pays. and they get seven per subscription from vessel. I think it will if work for some channels, because it gives content creators more money, which in turn will help them produce higher quality videos. On the other hand, I'm not sure if there is enough content from people I personally watch here, so I probably won't get it. I would love to know your thoughts on it. :)

yeah it would definitely be beneficial for us monetarily but then a lot of people that couldn’t afford the subscription service wouldn’t be able to watch our videos as they happen. i think we would only go over if the ad split was better than was YouTube offered (they take 45% of total ad revenue which is fucking outrageous) and if it was free for people to watch our videos immediately when we post them.

anonymous asked:

Do you know if it could be beneficial to double major in English and Communications/Media? I love being an English major, but I've always thought about pursuing media as well. In terms of careers, I'm not sure if the two fields overlap in any way. I'm in a bit of a pickle right now so any advice would be appreciated! p.s. thanks for running such an awesome blog

That’s something that a lot of people double major in! I don’t know a lot about in what careers it benefits to have both, as opposed to one or the other, but if you like comm and media, take a few classes (if you haven’t already) and see if you want to pick it up as a second major. 

Talk to a career advisor! Your school probably has an office dedicated to helping people find jobs and pick majors. They will help you out of these sorts of pickles!

I fucking hate this fandom and the pressure that is put on Lauren due to obsessive expectations. Forcing something that clearly makes Lauren reserved and having to think through each word or action carefully because of the reaction it may cause. This fandom has her trapped and is ruining the free flow of what the friendship between her and Camila could actually be. She doesn’t owe anyone anything and being a fan does not give you a right to assume or conclude her identity and preference. How much more bullshit does she need to endure until her admiration for fans turns into resentment? But hey, crazy thought guys, it might just be a little more beneficial for all you radical shippers out there to reinvest the same effort into your own lives and learn how to actually mind your own business. Thank you for listening.

** slams mic down and leaves **

Put a Windsor in my ask!


King George V-If you could bring back a defunct monarchy, which would you bring back?

Queen Mary-What is your favorite British royal tiara?

King Edward VIII-Love or the throne? (Remember, the throne comes with tiaras!)

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor-If you were in a relationship but got the chance to cheat with your royal crush, whoever that may be, would you?

King George VI-Is it better to have a dutiful monarch or a charismatic one? 

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother-Which royal (living or dead) would you like to get drunk so you could ask them personal questions?

Queen Elizabeth II-If you were the monarch, what changes would you make in how the British monarchy functions? 

Prince Philip-Do you miss the days of royal/royal marriages? Or do you think everyone’s better off with commoners anyway?

Princess Margaret-Do you think being physically attractive is beneficial for royals? Is glamour important?

Prince Charles-Do you think Charles and Diana could have had a happy marriage if there had been less pressure and media attention?

Diana, Princess of Wales-If you were a royal, what causes would you most like to bring awareness to? What charities would you fundraise for?

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall-Do you think it’s easier for royals to find love, or harder?

Princess Anne-Is it appropriate for members of the royal family to have celebrity careers (model, actor, athlete) outside of the monarchy?

Prince Andrew-Do you think royals are allowed to get away with crimes?

Prince Edward-If you were a royal who was not heir to the throne, would you want your children to have titles or not?

Prince William-Do you think it’s better for royal men to focus on their military careers and education, or on royal duties and building their brand?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge-What would you name your heir and spare if you were a royal mother?

Prince Harry-Do you think it’s better for a royal to do lots of duties, and do them well, or to lead a blameless personal life that can be an example to their people?

Commentary: We learn from this Hadith that one should continue beseeching Allah without ever thinking that in spite of praying for a long time, his prayer has not been granted. One should never allow frustration to overcome in his mind. If a person’s supplication is not granted for a long time, there would be certainly some good for him in that delay the reason of which is known to Allah Alone. It is, therefore, essential that he should never cease to pray whether his prayer is granted or not. Persistence in prayer is certainly beneficial to him.

anonymous asked:

I want to relapse to feel the high and feel better but I'm 248 days and don't want to lose it. any advice? sorry if this is a bother

Imagine what 365 days clean is like. You are doing so so well and I’m so proud of you. Please keep going. Relapsing is only temporary release and is definitely not worth it. My advice is… You know that empty feeling you get? When you feel self-harm is the only way? Turn it into “I’m too lazy to move” and just lie down and watch a movie or lay in your bed and listen to music. Being lazy in this situation is 100% okay and very beneficial

  • me in theory:ppl will love u & support u when its beneficial - imma forgive i wont forget but imma dead the issue
  • me in practice:doesnt forgive, doesnt forget, doesnt dead the issue

La sindrome dell’arto fantasma conduce alla sensazione di avere ancora un arto, dopo la sua ‪amputazione‬ o dopo la diagnosi di una patologia che lo ha reso insensibile.
Il soggetto con l’arto fantasma ne avverte la posizione, prova dolore e sostiene di captare i movimenti del suddetto, come se questo fosse ancora presente.
Studi hanno dimostrato che l’adozione di uno specchio, in grado di permettere la visione del proprio arto fantasma, grazie all’immagine riflessa dell’arto sano, porta effetti positivi e benefici ai pazienti soggetti a dolori all’arto illusorio.
Ramachandran, neurologo indiano, artefice di questa tecnica, ha sostenuto che il feedback visivo dell’arto in movimento agisce sui circuiti cerebrali, tanto da variare la mappa corporea, in quanto fornisce ai soggetti l’illusione di poter muovere entrambi gli arti.

Karma works in an ingenious way. Slowly, but surely. The heartbreak that I have endured years ago, has passed on to the heartbreaker. For him to know exactly how I felt, is beneficial to him especially. As I look back, he told me that he understood how I felt. He didn't understand. He didn't know. But now. He does. I am over him. Never will I turn back. I have found better. I tried to maintain a friendship with him, and he shrugged me off. I bet he regrets it. Now he wants to run away from his problems. Far from hefty. If he happens to actually care about my existence, I won't ignore him. But only a quarter will he get. I have found my genuine one. Or at least, I hope. I will continue with me. On to Orlando, I go.

anonymous asked:

I'm talking to this boy and we have been best friends since freshman year (I'm currently a junior) and I want to be more than friends but he just wants to be friends with benefits because he doesn't want to ruin our friendship... What should I do?


Gross. If he doesn’t want to be with you for real, don’t give him any special things you wouldn’t give a normal friend. Show that you have dignity in yourself to not be just a, sorry for this word, a bootycall. You deserve better. 

If you become his beneficial friend… that’s when a girl loses value in herself. 

Job interview Friday for a job I could very much use right now and would be greatly beneficial and complementary to my major. Duaas pls.

wrath-t0theindustry asked:

Hi! I'm very new to yoga and watch 30 minute videos every day to help. Is it still beneficial to split these into two 15 minute sessions due to wrist pain? And do you have any tips on how to keep my wrists from getting sore so quickly?

Instead of splitting the video session, perhaps some modifications to your practice?  I image the practice you are doing has a lot of arm balances and plank poses to cause this.  First, make sure your fingers are spread wide, and the palm of your hand firmly pressed fully into the ground with index or middle finger aligned pointed directly forward when in plank pose.  Do not hesitate lowering your knees here.   Maybe use blocks under each palm shifting the weight a little bit more to your feet for relief.   A number of solutions and techniques are out there on the internet.  If the video practice has a lot of arm balances perhaps slow down and focus on simpler poses to build wrist strength. Video yoga can be helpful to stay on a consistent routine and learn sequencing, but nothing compares to the presence and transmission of knowledge a great teacher in the flesh can provide.  –Yogi Casino

anonymous asked:

I'm struggling a lot with binge eating. What can I do to manage this and fight my urges to binge? Today alone I consumed easily 5,000 calories (with no exercise) and I'm going to bed feeling physically ill from eating so much

Honestly, I will always refer people to professionals who have experience with BED and other eating disorders. That was the MOST beneficial thing I’ve experienced. That should be your first priority.

Barring that, finding the sources of my anxiety, (because it’s all anxiety-based for me) as well as going to a doctor and having blood work done to determine which vitamins I was deficient in (many of them because my digestive system was so inflamed I couldn’t absorb anything) and supplementing with vitamins to get my levels back up. 

It’s not always as easy as “just stop binging”. There are a lot of psychological and physiological reasons why we stay stuck in that cycle, and it’s important to talk to someone who can understand all those working parts and recommend a customized plan for you.

You have to be ready to change, honestly. Like when I went to therapy, I was SO sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. Some people aren’t. You can lead a horse to water, you know?

Ma il bipedismo e la postura eretta portarono anche svantaggi ai nostri progenitori: perdita dello scatto, della velocità di fuga, impossibilità di “galoppare” velocemente come fanno ancora oggi le scimmie antropomorfe, perdita di stabilità e della capacità di scartare improvvisamente, mal di schiena (soprattutto nelle femmine durante la gestazione), difficoltà nel parto, esposizione frontale di zone particolarmente vulnerabili (addome, organi genitali), perdita di efficienza nell’arrampicarsi sugli alberi.
Il fatto che ancora oggi popoliamo questo pianeta indica che, comunque, i benefici dell’andatura bipede sono stati, nel nostro caso, maggiori degli svantaggi.

Stay lifted

My life has changed so much since February of 2013. I’ll probably never be able to sufficiently express how grateful I am.

Life really does get better. A hell of a lot better. I used to think that I’d always be stuck where I was and I’m so far from that place that I couldn’t go back even if I tried.

So when I say “stay lifted”, I mean it.

Everything I’ve gone through brought me where I am today and will help me where I’m going. Nothing is a waste of time or a lost. It’s all beneficial to you.
It’s all good.

So I read a while ago that toothpaste actually damages the enamel on your teeth over time and it’s much more beneficial to brush just with water and that flossing is what really helps prevent cavities. This was from someone who’s dentist recently told them this after they found out they had cavities at their last visit, despite very good oral hygiene habits. Naturally, I was curious as to what other people might have to say on the topic, so I googled it. And then I got distracted by a link to a post on a site called that claimed to the reveal the truth of toxic toothpaste.

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I think why so many in the dental field feel bad about their work is because as artists we see our work for all that it’s not, not all that it is. In our minds we have the ideal we are striving for. With that, we forget to see what we do that’s great. If we take the time to step back and admire the good we’ve done, it will be beneficial to how we behave as practitioners.