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cinderella: redo

so i was watching cinderella while doing my nails and waiting for them to dry which was clearly a Mistake because now i can’t help but think -

the evil stepmother was always evil, okay. say her abuse of her own daughters was different than that of cinderella’s - but it was still abuse. giving them impossible expectations, telling them they were never good enough, never pretty enough, never smart enough. and then she gets married, and anastasia and drizella are ecstatic because this man seems kind and warm and maybe just maybe he can temper their mother, maybe with him around she won’t be so cruel. so they’re on their very best behavior in the beginning, they do just as their mother taught - they trot out their best upper court manners in an attempt to get their new stepfather to like them. but it just comes off as cold and snooty and they’re trying, they are, they’re just bad at it. and they see how he is with cinderella, the smiling girl their own age, and they are jealous. they don’t mean to be, they try not to be, they know it isn’t becoming of young ladies. but she gets hugs and kisses and affection and they get rulers slapped on their hands when they reach for desert and sharp jabs to their sides when they slouch and - soon they hate cinderella, not for anything she’s done, but for what she has and they dont

but then her father dies. and it’s all a tumble of things and cinderella is crying and they’ve lost their only chance at escaping their mother’s clutches and it’s terrible. and everything settles and there’s no reason to be jealous anymore but resentment is hard to let go of and they don’t know what to do. they’re only kids too after all. and they’re so terribly bad at comforting people, they can do flowery words and know all the right bows but cinderella is so sad and they just don’t know what to do with that, because they’re supposed to be sisters but they’re not even friends

and slowly but surely their mother starts abusing cinderella, starts making her a maid in her own home, and she’s their mother, what are anastasia and drizella supposed to do? she rules them with an iron fist, and cinderella doesn’t even like them anyway, it’s none of their business.

except one night anastasia crawls into her sister’s bed in the middle of the night and wakes her up. “i was thirsty,” she explains, eyes wide and shiny, and they’re bad at this with other people but drizella has no problems with pulling anastasia into her arms. the younger girl clutches her sister and continues, “i was thirsty and i went down to the kitchen to get some water and - and cinderella is still up! she’s doing the dishes, and she should be asleep, mom is going to make her make breakfast in the morning and -” she cuts herself off with a hiccup and whispers, “it’s not fair.”

“life isn’t fair,” drizella says, echoing one of their mother’s favorite phrases. but her sister is staring at her with wet eyes, and it’s not like their mother is likely to get up before sunrise anyway, she hates waking up, so she pulls herself and anastasia out of bed and off they go.

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“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.”

- Galatians 5:22-25 (NLT)

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SIMS NO FILTER CHALLENGE

Ayyeee.. I wasn’t really tagged but  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Challenge by @butterfly-tattoo 

Rules: Take a picture of the sim that’s normally associated with your blog (your legacy founder/lead character in your story etc.), now take away all their cc (except their hair, eyebrows, and skin color), then do a before and after picture.

I’m tagging @plumb-barb, @simtasia, @simgallery@touchmypixels, @cakenoodles​, @girl-just-simming-around​, @fanaskher​, @buckleysims​, @obsimmian​, @pixelddump​, @freckled-pixels​, @lanyxie​, @narusasu-simblr​, @gohliath​, @itsniiaa-simblr 

Notes: I did a girls edition (or at least the more relevant girls that I have). Fenix looks like god either way and tbh for the sake of this I gave her a little more makeup than usual because I normally don’t have her wear lipstick. With Ani I’m very happy I did this because I didn’t realize how much I actually LOVE her with a complete bare face. She looks so different and kind of like this one girl I wanted to model her after.. so she might just wear some tiny lashes from now on and call it a day because I’m into it. And finally there’s Jaide.. she wears the most in game makeup because I spent the least amount of time on her custom skin. I wish I could get her lips the same texture as the one she wears in game.. also her eyes look so different without eyeshadow lol.

P.S. If you did this already then please disregard.. and if I didn’t tag you it’s because I already seen you do it ^_^

No More Nails

For those struggling with forgiveness…

“The question isn’t how much forgiveness do they deserve, the question is how much freedom do you desire?…

I wonder where you’ve been wounded. For Jesus, it was in His hands. When they saw the hands they realized this is not an impersonator, this is not an imposter. They had to see something. They had to see something that let them know what he went through. & you keep trying to prove God’s presence by your successes, but when it came time for Jesus Christ the son of God to prove His presence, he said  'Look where the nails were.’

When you let go of whatever wounded you so that you can be free & go into the future God has for you, it doesn’t mean that you pretend it never happened. This is not denial. The nails were there. I’m saying not that God’s gonna take this scar away but that He is going to release the greatest strength in your life from the place where the nails were.

It takes faith to believe that the same place where the nails were is the same place where the healing is. That’s what forgiveness is friends. It’s not that it didn’t happen. It happened & it was horrible. It’s not that it doesn’t hurt, it’s just that I’m not gonna live in the offense any longer. I’ve been wounded long enough, why would I choose to stay wounded when healing is in His hands?

- Steven Furtick (via myheartbelongstochrist)

Then listen to this, you and all the people of Israel! You nailed Jesus Christ of Nazareth to the cross. But God raised him from the dead. It is through Jesus’ name that this man stands healed in front of you. You can’t be saved by believing in anyone else. God has given people no other name under heaven that will save them.
— Acts 4:10,12

A reminder of lists every Catholic Should be Familiar With

The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)
1.Baptism
2.Confirmation (Chrismation)
3.Eucharist
4.Penance (Confession, Reconciliation)
5.Matrimony
6.Holy Orders
7.Extreme Unction (Annointing of the Sick


The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy
1.To feed the hungry
2.To give drink to the thirsty
3.To clothe the naked
4.To shelter the homeless
5.To visit the sick
6.To visit the imprisoned
7.To bury the dead


The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy
1.To counsel the doubtful
2.To instruct the ignorant
3.To admonish the sinner
4.To comfort the sorrowful
5.To forgive all injuries
6.To bear wrongs patiently
7.To pray for the living and the dead


The 3 Eminent Good Works
1.Prayer
2.Fasting
3.Almsgiving


The 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost
1.Wisdom
2.Understanding
3.Counsel
4.Fortitude
5.Knowledge
6.Piety
7.Fear of the Lord

Class of Gifts of the Holy Ghost known as Charismata
1.Gift of speaking with wisdom
2.Gift of speaking with knowledge
3.Faith
4.Grace of healing
5.Gift of miracles
6.Gift of prophecy
7.Gift of discerning spirits
8.Gift of tongues
9.Gift of interpreting speeches


The 12 Fruits of the Holy Ghost
1.Charity
2.Joy
3.Peace
4.Patience
5.Benignity
6.Goodness
7.Longanimity
8.Mildness
9.Faith
10.Modesty
11.Continency
12.Chastity


The 3 Theological Virtues
1.Faith
2.Hope
3.Charity


The 4 Cardinal Virtues
1.Prudence
2.Justice
3.Fortitude
4.Temperance


The 7 Capital Sins
1.Pride
2.Greed
3.Lust
4.Anger
5.Gluttony
6.Envy
7.Sloth


The 6 Sins against the Holy Ghost
1.Presumption
2.Despair
3.Resisting the known truth
4.Envy of another’s spiritual good
5.Obstinacy in sin
6.Final impenitence


The 4 Sins that Cry Out to Heaven
1.Willful murder
2.The sin of Sodom
3.Oppression of the poor
4.Defrauding laborers of their wages


Conditions for Mortal Sin
1.Grave matter
2.Full knowledge
3.Deliberate consent


The 9 Ways We Participate in Others’ Sins
1.By counsel
2.By command
3.By consent
4.By provocation
5.By praise or flattery
6.By concealment
7.By partaking
8.By silence
9.By defense of the ill done


The 10 Commandments
1.Thou shalt not have other gods besides Me
2.Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain
3.Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day
4.Honor thy father and thy mother
5.Thou shalt not murder
6.Thou shalt not commit adultery
7.Thou shalt not steal
8.Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor
9.Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife
10.Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods


The 2 Greatest Commandments
1.To love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, mind and strength.
2.To love thy neighbor as thyself.


The 3 Evangelical Counsels
1.Voluntary poverty
2.Perpetual chastity
3.Entire obedience.


The 6 Precepts of the Church (The Duties of a Catholic)
1.To go to Mass and refrain from servile work on Sundays and holy days
2.To go to Confession at least once a year (traditionally done during Lent)
3.To receive the Eucharist at least once a year, during the Easter Season (known as the “Easter duty”)
4.To observe the days of fasting and abstinence
5.To help to provide for the needs of the Church according to one’s abilities and station in life
6.To obey the marriage laws of the Church


The 3 Powers of the Soul
1.Memory
2.Intellect
3.Will


The 4 Pillars of the Catholic Faith
1.The Apostles Creed
2.The Seven Sacraments
3.The Ten Commandments
4.The Lord’s Prayer


The 3 Pillars of the Church’s Authority
1.Sacred Scripture
2.Sacred Tradition
3.Living Magisterium


The 3 Munera (Duties of the Ordained)
1.Munus docendi (duty to teach, based on Christ’s role as Prophet)
2.Munus sanctificandi (duty to sanctify, based on Chris’s role as Priest)
3.Munus regendi (duty to shepherd, based on Christ’s role as King)


The 3 Parts of the Church
1.The Church Militant (Christians on Earth)
2.The Church Suffering (Christians in Purgatory)
3.The Church Triumphant (Christians in Heaven)


The 4 Marks of the Church
1.Unity
2.Sanctity
3.Catholicity
4.Apostolicity


The 12 Tribes of Israel
In order of their birth:
1.Reuben
2.Simeon
3.Levi
4.Judah
5.Zabulon
6.Issachar
7.Dan
8.Gad
9.Asher
10.Naphtali
11.Joseph (Menasseh and Ephraim)
12.Benjamin


The 8 Beatitudes
1.Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
2.Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land.
3.Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted
4.Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill
5.Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy
6.Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God
7.Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God
8.Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven


The 14 Stations of the Cross
1.Jesus is Condemned to Die
2.Jesus is Made to Bear His Cross
3.Jesus Falls the First Time
4.Jesus Meets His Mother
5.Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
6.Veronica Wipes Jesus’ Face
7.Jesus Falls the Second Time
8.Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
9.Jesus Falls the Third Time
10.Jesus is Stripped
11.Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
12.Jesus Dies on the Cross
13.Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
14.Jesus is Laid in the Tomb


The 15 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary & When They are Prayed

Joyful:
1.Annunciation
2.Visitation
3.Nativity
4.Presentation
5.Finding Jesus in the Temple

Sorrowful:
1.Agony in the Garden
2.The Scourging
3.Crowning with thorns
4.Carrying of the Cross
5.Crucifixion
Luminous. 1. Baptism of Jesus. 2. Manifestation of Jesus at the wedding feast of Cana. 3. Proclamation of the kingdom of God. 4. The Transfiguration. 5. The institution of the Holy Eucharist
Glorious:
1.Resurrection
2.Ascension
3.Pentecost
4.Assumption
5.Crowning of Mary

Mondays: Joyful
Tuesdays: Sorrowful
Wednesdays:Glorious
Thursdays: Joyful
Fridays: Sorrowful
Saturdays: Glorious
Sundays in Advent, Christmastide & Epiphany: Joyful
Sundays in Eastertide & Time After Pentecost:Glorious
All of Septuagesima & Lent: Sorrowful


The 9 Choirs of Angels
In ascending order:
1.Angels
2.Archangels
3.Principalities
4.Powers
5.Virtues
6.Dominions
7.Thrones
8.Cherubim
9.Seraphim


The 3 Levels of Reverence
1.Dulia:the reverence we give to Saints
2.Hyperdulia:the reverence we give to Mary as the greatest of Saints and Mother of God
3.Latria:the reverence and worship we give to God alone


The 14 Holy Helpers
1.St. George, Martyr, April 23
2.St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, February 3
3.St. Pantaleon, Martyr, July 27
4.St. Vitus, Martyr, June 15
5.St. Erasmus (Elmo), Bishop and Martyr, June 2
6.St. Christopher, Martyr, July 25
7.St. Giles, Abbot, September 1
8.St. Cyriacus (Cyriac), Martyr, August 8
9.St. Achatius, Martyr, May 8
10.St. Dionysius (Denis), Bishop and Martyr, October 9
11.St. Eustachius (Eustace), Martyr, September 20
12.St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr, November 25
13.St. Margaret of Antioch, Virgin and Martyr, July 20
14.St. Barbara, Virgin and Martyr, December 4


The 7 Last Words of Christ
1.Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)
2.Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be with me in paradise. (Luke 23:43)
3.Woman, behold thy son… .Behold thy mother. (John 19:26-27)
4.Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? (My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?) (Matthew 27:46, ref. Psalm 21)
5.I thirst. (John 19:28)
6.It is consummated.(John 19:30)
7.Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit. (Luke 23:46, ref. Psalm 30:6)


The 4 Last Things (The Novissima)
1.Death
2.Judgement
3.Heaven
4.Hell