reality gods

talersagtetilhende  asked:

Dear Sister Clare, your blog description on 'the beloved' is something I really struggle with. Could you expand a little on how God's love for you is something that's such a big reality for you? I just don't see how He could love me all the time? Thank you! Yours in Christ, Heleen

Thank you for your message Heleen 🤗 The reality of being God’s Beloved is something which I struggle with as well. That’s why I purposely put that quote on my blog as my constant reminder. I know all of us struggle with that in some way. Our personal history oftentimes steals away our belief that God loves us unconditionally. This is the biggest lie the Evil one tries to imprint on our hearts. For me, the healing & acceptance of God’s love starts when I let God touch my hurting places in prayer. When I allow myself not to feel anything & trust God that HE LOVES ME, even when everything in me wants to scream this is not true. It is a long process. We can offer God our patience. He’s doing a surgery on our open heart & it takes time. The healing comes along with our trust & perseverance in prayer. We will never experience how much God loves us unless we let Him love us. He is waiting for our ‘yes’. I am praying that we all one day stop hiding & start shining as His Beloved children. Remember, YOU ARE HIS BELOVED!
Love & Prayers 🌿

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The many faces of Nefertari Vivi from EP.776/777 (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

The only love that won’t disappoint you is one that can’t change, that can’t be lost, that is not based on the ups and downs of life or of how well you live. It is something that not even death can take away from you. God’s love is the only thing like that.
—  Tim Keller, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Ayahuasca: A Plant for Healing the Soul

True healing puts into order the body, mind and spirit with the past, present and future. What kind of agent or method or formula or treatment can help to effect such sweeping, integrated healing? I offer for your consideration ayahuasca, a psychoactive potion indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. Made from the vine Banisteriopsis caapi (called caapi) and the leaf Psychotria viridis, (known as chakruna) ayahuasca is considered among natives in the Amazon to be a sacred plant medicine. Among those for whom the ceremonial healing use of ayahuasca is a way of life, the brew is referred to as “La Medicina,” meaning The Medicine.

“Ayahuasca is not a drug in the Western sense, something you take to get rid of something. Properly used, it opens up parts of yourself that you usually have no access to. The parts of the brain that hold emotional memories come together with those parts that modulate insight and awareness, so you see past experiences in a new way.”
-Dr. Gabor Mate

“From experience, I came to learn that ayahuasca bestows upon the user knowledge about a variety of topics, not only consciousness and perception, but also leads one to realize that what we perceive is an illusion.”
-Pablo Amaringo

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he wasn’t. he just… he didn’t want a son like me.

It is so much easier to love someone in a relationship when they are not silent, that’s why it can be suffocating when God goes quiet on us. We question and wonder why he has gone so still, we ask ourselves if we did something to anger him.

The reality is that God communicates in more ways than what we may be used to, learn to reach out beyond your emotions.

Sometimes we have to be stretched, even when we have been broken over and over again. The journey we take is full of loud moments and silent moments, learn to walk in both, for the road is long and there will be many times when we will want to give up.

We must keep moving ever on, for we grow in the process. Even in winter, roots can grow deep. That is why we must keep going forward because spring will come again and we will bloom with the warmth of God’s voice once more. Just hold on, He is making all things new, it just takes time and a willing heart.

—  T.B. LaBerge // Go Now
EXPECTATIONS VS REALITY OF THE ZODIAC SIGNS
  • Aries Expectation: Fierce ram, will fuck u up, is hella brave
  • Aries Reality: Is a sheep with oversized horns and was bullied and is trying to overcompensate
  • Taurus Expectation: Loyal bull
  • Taurus Reality: Cow that is too lazy to betray you
  • Gemini Expectation: Super smart, super intelligent, can and will slay you.
  • Gemini Reality: Has abandonment issues and an identity crisis every month
  • Cancer Expectation: Mother bear and reliable and strong
  • Cancer Reality: Emotional wreck
  • Leo Expectation: Loyal sexy and confident
  • Leo Reality: Emo lion
  • Virgo Expectation: Shy smart and organized
  • Virgo Reality: Always having internal meltdowns
  • Libra Expectation: Fashionable and friendly and fair
  • Libra Reality: Really sad that they cannot fix everyone
  • Scorpio Expectation: Dark mysterious and probably a killer
  • Scorpio Reality: Really emo that hates everyone and has uncontrollable emotions
  • Sagittarius Expectation: So wise and majestic
  • Sagittarius Reality: Makes up everything to compensate for the lack of meaning in their life
  • Capricorn Expectation: Cool, calm, collected, ambitious
  • Capricorn Reality: Power starved baby that just wants love
  • Aquarius Expectation: God
  • Aquarius Reality: Still God
  • Pisces Expectation: So cute such anime!!
  • Pisces Reality: How can I murder ppl without getting my dress dirty
You should date a girl who reads. Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn. She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book. Buy her another cup of coffee. Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice. It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does. She has to give it a shot somehow. Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world. Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two. Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series. If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype. You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads. Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

Rosemarie Urquico

For this reason the Lord is ready to show you mercy; He sits on His throne, ready to have compassion on you. Indeed, the Lord is a just God; all who wait for Him in faith will be blessed. (Isaiah 30:18 NET)

No longer delight in rebellion, doing things your way against God. Admit it as sin to yourself and to God. God can and will forgive - He redeems us out of that forgiveness. The Lord Jesus came that we may have life against sin and be born again for His glory - life in the purpose and eternity of His grace. All who wait on God will be blessed as He promised then and now. Place your faith in the Lord Jesus.

You can pray for Christ Jesus to have the throne of your life, in your heart, as Savior and Lord.

You can pray for His grace today, loved one. God listens and He responds to our hope in Him.

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”

—  Rosemarie Urquico