Should Christians Eat Meat?

Jesus’ message was one of love and compassion, yet there is nothing loving or compassionate about factory farms, where billions of animals live miserable lives, and slaughterhouses, where they die violent, bloody deaths.

God is love, so it’s no surprise that eating animals isn’t His preference. Here are 11 Bible verses that prove it:

1. “And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” —Genesis 1:302. 

2. “But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the royal rations of food and wine … Then Daniel asked … ‘Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.’ … At the end of ten days it was observed that they appeared better and fatter than all the young men who had been eating the royal rations.” —Daniel 1:8, 11–12, 15

3. “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together; the lion shall eat straw like an ox; but the serpent—its food shall be dust! They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain.” —Isaiah 65:254.

4. “But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you.” —Job 12:75. 

5. “The righteous know the needs of their animals, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.” —Proverbs 12:10

6. “He gives to the animals their food, and to the young ravens when they cry.” —Psalms 147:97. 

7. “I will make for you a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land; and I will make you lie down in safety.” —Hosea 2:188. 

8. “How long will the land mourn, and the grass of every field wither? For the wickedness of those who live in it the animals and the birds are swept away, and because people said, ‘He is blind to our ways.’” —Jeremiah 12:4

9. “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight.” —Luke 12:610. 

10. “Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.” —Psalms 36:611. 

11. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” —Matthew 5:7

Jesus mandates kindness, mercy, compassion, and love for all God’s creation. And let’s be real—he would be sickened by the degree of suffering that humans inflict on animals.

What is causing you not to live in the now?

We are so busy with life whether it is work or school or just life that we don’t enjoy the now. It could be the person we are talking to or spending time with that we don’t to fully enjoy and make memories  because are brains are still at work or planning the future or just shut down. Being here in this moment is hard cause we are thinking about so many things  that we don’t stop and smell the roses and and listen to what god wants to say in that moment.

So don’t worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

- Mathew 6:34

The future will be there tomorrow there is no need to worry and stress about it god has got you just focus on today enjoy the day he created today. Tomorrow will come but don’t waste today thinking about tomorrow.

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

- Psalm 118:24

anonymous asked:

Your apolline verse fics are killing me omg 😭😭 any chance you'd write more?? 💕

Literally 30% of my time is spent on the Apolline verse, you unleashed the kraken  :

  • Grantaire brought a tiny teeny kitten home one day, because it was alone, it was raining, he didn’t have the heart to leave it there. Apolline immediately fell in love with it, chasing the little creature around on her wobbly legs. She kept pursuing it everywhere, calling it “Nou”, since she couldn’t pronounce “minou” (aka kitty). They never gave the cat away. His name is now officially Nou.
  • Grantaire works from home, so he takes care of her during the day. Enjolras is SO envious, he keeps asking for pics and snapchats all the time!
  • Enjolras has great original fairytales, stories of destituted princes, of villages saved by ordinary heroes, of despotic kings brought to hell. But Grantaire has epic tales taken from Tolkien and Greek Mythology. He acts them out, taking her toys like props, casting Enjolras as an elf and himself as a dwarf. Bedtime always takes longer than it should, to be honest.
  • Enjolras got a minimalist lyre tattooed on his wrist to symbolise his daughter. Grantaire has her birthday in roman numerals, just under the hyacinth tattooed above on heart
  • If Enjolras has to go away for a week because of work, he’ll get cranky as hell. He’ll only light up but when he gets an unexpected call and hear a little voice : “Papa?”. He’ll tear up man. Don’t test him. He just loves his smol citizen so damn much.
  • Apolline once wanted to dress as a princess for Halloween. Enjolras didn’t have the heart to say no but put one condition : it had to be a badass princess. Well, he didn’t say badass because that’s a bad word, but the idea was there. She dressed as Merida, Cosette did her hair and she collabed with Jehan to make the dress.

I have quit taking the phonecalls. I don’t answer to anyone. Maybe the phone doesn’t even ring. Maybe I just imagine things…again.


Not too long ago, it was me that ws trying to call. But there was never an answer. No one picked up. Or. No one was on the other side.


Nowadays, I just make calls within my mind and do you know what, there’s no answer this time around either.


Only when I dream, then you pick up the phone and respond, ‘Hello?“Is it anyone there?’
And then I finally can say: 'No, you’re just imagining things. Because I no longer exist, at least not in your thoughts ’.


'In your life  I’m just a shadow, a hidden echo, on my way to slowly fade until I disappear completely - forgotten forever.’

—  @celtic-poetry, Phone Calls

anonymous asked:

(I had this dream) Dan going to get shots at the doctor's, and Arin waiting to pick him up and walk him home. He gets there early, and the front desk lady says he can go back to see him. When Arin opens the door, he sees Dan, cowering in a ball on the bed, shivering. He is terrified of shots, and Arin kinda talks him down, until the nurse comes in. While she's doing it, Dan asks if he can hold Arin's hand. As it's going in, Dan is breathing heavily, but Arin suddenly kisses him to calm down.

Oh my God. Like, Dan left school early to get shots and Arin couldn’t get there until after school, but when he gets there Dan is freaking out and Arin like drops to his knees and shushes him and holds his hand and is like, “Hey, it’s okay, I’m here with you now.” 

Dan sort of calms down, but his hands are shaking clasped in Arin’s and when it’s time to actually get the shot, Arin cups Dan’s cheek and tilts his head away from where the needle is pressing against his skin, and Arin is like, “Hey, look at me.” and Dan focuses on him and Arin rubs his thumb against Dan’s jaw and holds his gaze until it’s all done. 

I drive to our favourite spot
Through the entrapped memories on the screen on my phone
I can’t bring myself to delete.
The embodied world you left behind
Traces the outline of my heart and
Weaves the abounded knot in my throat
But I hold it close
To see your eyes reflect in the sunlit haze of dusk.

Time slows down
As the sun sets over the lake we spent our summers
The soft breeze caressing my cheek as
Your fingers brushed my neck
- but under the fading glare from the screen
The radiance withers and
In the reigning winter darkness
I can’t find my way.

A friendly reminder

Waiting for Beth chat will go live Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM (CST). Synchronize your watches now!

I miss you guys. Here’s hoping I get to talk to at least some of you and catch up a little…and celebrate/commiserate over the MSP.

Please remember you are not obligated to stay for the entire chat. If you can only participate for ten minutes, that’s absolutely fine. You also do not have to join from the beginning. Watch the tags below for how to find us if you can’t make it at 10…or just send me an ask. I’ll hook you up, I promise.

Tagging those who have shown interest. If you’d like to be added to/removed from the list, please let me know. I hate bugging people, and love adding other Beth fans. There’s plenty of room here on Denial Isle.

As always, I leave you with the Bethyl prayer:

Oh dear lord, grant unto us patience during this you-awful hiatus, we pray unto thee, plz, for the love of u, let the bethyl sex scene be glorious as we all hope, as sweet and passionate as this wonderful ship deserves, and protect us from all that is evil and cruel as these two are joined. Let the haters be silent, and may the wonderful ship bethyl be fruitful and multiply, giving us a certifiable plethora of bethyl babies. In your name we pray.

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