forgive-us

Indeed Allah tests us in different ways. When faced with difficulties, patience and trust in Allah’s Wisdom is key to success. With difficulties, Allah tests the strength of our faith and wants to bring out the best in us. For those who are resolute in faith, these tests are blessing in disguise.
We ask Allah, may He be exalted, to have mercy on us and forgive us, to teach us that which will benefit us and reward us for our calamities, for He is All-Hearing and answers prayers.

The Bible tells us that Christ is the forgiveness of sins. What a statement full of action and intentional love! Jesus taught us to pray by asking that the Father would forgive us according to the same measure we forgive each other. If God can turn his heart toward us, with deep love and compassion, how can we choose to relay anything less? Instead, we must love and forgive in a way that reflects God’s heart toward his children, and in a way that demonstrates how we would like to be forgiven. If we ask God to change us, and if we choose to be purposeful about this act of forgiveness, I am confident that not only will our hearts be changed but that we will also meet Jesus in new and beautiful ways.

Cara Joyner

Everything I ever write to you starts with I’m sorry, but I have nothing to be sorry for. It wasn’t our fault, we never wanted it to end this way. For so long I thought you didn’t care, that you never did. I know now that it was the complete opposite. What I am sorry for is that our timing wasn’t right. Maybe if the leaves weren’t falling and the world was alive instead of dying we could have been right.
—  You’re never going to see this but I want you to know, I forgive us// 4am
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Favorite female villains in video games.

I wrote about this on Facebook and have seen a lot of references to it elsewhere but I just think for archival purposes I might as well write it down here: Trump is a puppet and Republicans of all stripes are desperately scrambling to force through as much absolutely repugnant shit as they possibly can, so that when his downfall comes (and someone, somewhere, probably has a careful plan for how to bring that about, and maybe even a schedule; impeachment most likely, and they’ll drag it out but let it happen), they can disavow everything terrible that happens, and spend just long enough dragging their feet on “repairing” all the “damage” he did (and it was all him! all on his own! he and his people! such rogues!) that the things they wanted will still happen, the people who were getting paid off for various corporate deals can still cash out, the assets can still get stripped out of the various government agencies, the outrage can burn itself out a bit, hopefully the few thousand sickest and most expensive patients stripped of healthcare will up and die already, the most annoying activists can get declared felons, a good collection of undesireables can get rounded up and deported or whatever, it’s all to the good even if it’s morally and legally indefensible. 

But by the time midterms roll around, they can all pin the blame for everything terrible that has happened on Trump, and campaign for re-election and maybe even swing some *more* seats red because of the terrible consequences of the things they pushed through. They were helpless, you see. It was all that horrible man’s fault.

So. I’m thinking maybe we need to spend a little less energy frantically protesting everything he does, and a little more energy carefully taking note of just who wrote each of those executive orders, who the authors of those bills were, and who, especially among the Democrats, collaborated. 

Take note of your Republican reps’ actions, and write to them and tell them that you see what they’re doing, and when Trump falls you’re not going to let them blame it on him; you see what their actual actions were in this ridiculous and confusing time, and you’re not going to fall for it.

Take note of your collaborators and write to them and tell them you’ll be backing a primary challenger against them in the next elections, if they’re Democrats. 

We surely need to be planning for 2018, and these are the first steps for that. This is all meant to be overwhelming and distracting. Look to the long view. There’s not much more we can do in the short view– obstructionism is the only way to minimize the damage before Trump is eliminated. 

(And, of course, keep the pressure up so that he does actually get eliminated.) 

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An AU where young Keith, a Filipino-Korean, moves to the USA; on his first day at school, he refuses to talk, partly because he’s not exactly very sociable but mostly because he’s incredibly embarrassed about his English and lack of proficiency in it. O and shiro walks in

TRIPS OVER MY OWN FEET oh my god this was supposed to be black and white but then i wanted to paint but then gave up andCHRIST. my art style changes 600 times during this comic its dISGUSTIGN. THEN AGAIN it was rly rushed i just wanted to get this idea outta my head before school starts.

Voltron:
  • <p> <b>Lance:</b> hi Keith your mullet is gross but you're good looking~<p/><b>Keith:</b> what in tarnation<p/><b>Lance:</b> ...<p/><b>Shiro:</b> don't worry I speak my lil bro's weird Texan he meant to say "what the hell"<p/><b>Lance:</b> that makes a lot more sense now...<p/></p>

THIS IS MY BANE

BANE WHO TREATS PRISONERS WITH HUMAN DECENCY

BANE WHO LOVES SCANDAL SAVAGE LIKE A DAUGHTER AND TRIES TO TREAT HER LIKE A DECENT FATHER WOULD (ALSO BANE UR ADORABLE AS FUCK)

BUT ADORABLENESS ASIDE HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT SHE NEEDS AND IS EXTREMELY KIND

AND HE IS FIERCELY LOYAL LIKE DON’T EVEN SAY SOMETHING BAD ABOUT SOMEONE HE CARES ABOUT

LIKE WHEN BANE LOVES YOU HE ISN’T FUCKING AROUND

ALSO STRAIGHT UP TURNS AGAINST A JOB THEY WERE HIRED TO DO BECAUSE BANE KNOWS THAT SLAVERY IS IMMORAL AND HE MURDERED THE SHIT OUT OF THE SLAVERS

ALSO WHEN BATMAN DIED HE AND CATMAN PATROLELD GOTHAM OUT OF RESPECT FOR BATMAN AND BANE TRIED TO SING A LITTLE GIRL THEY JUST RESCUED A LULLABY

YOU MUFFIN

AND THEN HOW HE IS TRYING TO QUIT VENOM. MOST HEARTBREAKING OF ALL BANE HATES THE VENOM

BUT TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE HE LOVES

HE FUCKING TAKES THE VENOM AND GOES NUTS. HE STRUGGLES WITH THAT ADDICTION

AND HE IS JUST SAD WHEN SCANDAL

FUCKING TAKES THE VENOM INSTEAD TO PROTECT HIM

HE IS A BRILLIANT LOYAL CARING STRATEGIST

THIS IS MY BANE

THIS IS MY BANE

“THEY DIE OR YOU DIE”