selkie!verse

Dean had always expected that it would be a big deal, their first kiss. Because yeah, he had imagined it. Had even kind of anticipated it, if the way they’d been dancing around each other for literally years was anything to go by.

Therefore, the shocking part was that it turned out to not be a big deal at all. On the contrary; it came so naturally that Dean didn’t even realize it until after it happened.

It was the same old ritual: them saying goodbye after a short briefing at a smelly motel. There was always something or someone to save, and somehow it often ended in Dean and Cas splitting up, if only temporarily.

“Please be careful, Dean.” Cas was saying the words so earnestly, blue eyes intense, as if Dean hadn’t already survived hell, purgatory, and more than one almost-apocalypse.

“Always am.” Dean mumbled back dismissively, the cool morning air making him shiver a bit as they said their goodbyes in the motel’s foggy parking lot. “You be careful too, okay?”

“Good… And I will.” Was all Castiel gave him in return, before he cautiously leaned in to lightly kiss Dean on the cheek.

At first, Dean didn’t know what to make of the gesture. A kiss like this, even on the cheek, seemed to be far too intimate to be common for a goodbye between two buddies. And so Dean decided to take a chance. Before Cas could turn away and head for his car, Dean placed a firm hand on the angel’s shoulder, returning the favor by kissing Castiel right on the lips. Those lips were blissfully warm and smooth against Dean’s, and Dean didn’t regret any of it, because miraculously, it wasn’t weird or forced. It was simply something that had been inevitable since the day they’d first met; something meant to happen at some point.

Cas blushed, and Dean was sure that his own face was flustered as well, but he couldn’t find it in him to care.

“I’ll see you soon?” Cas asked, the same as he always would whenever the two of them were forced to say goodbye.

“Soon.” Dean replied hopefully, just like he always did.

As Cas drove off, Dean knew that even though everything had changed, at the same time nothing had changed. It was a pretty good feeling, and he smiled broadly while he watched Cas’ old beat up car until he could no longer see it.

Biggest Losers (Quran 18:103-104)

قُلْ هَلْ نُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِالْأَخْسَرِينَ أَعْمَالًا (103) الَّذِينَ ضَلَّ سَعْيُهُمْ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَهُمْ يَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّهُمْ يُحْسِنُونَ صُنْعًا (104)

Say: “Shall we tell you who are the greatest losers? They are those whose hard work was all wasted upon the worldly life, thinking they were doing something good.” (Quran 18:103-104)

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Dean: Maybe something like this? He would be gentle and beautiful. Maybe a fertility god like me? Our reign would be abundant and prosperous.

Cas: Are my hips really that wide?

Dean:

Cas: And I don’t know. Don’t you think I should be a soldier? I don’t really want to be a god. I just want to do the right thing. I want to be someone who actively protects others from harm, who watches over people. Maybe also someone who rewards the righteous and punishes evil.

Dean: That’s so Christian of you… Always with your crusades against this vague concept of faceless “evil”… You could be anything and you want to have a sword in your hand?

Cas: Only if my hips can fit into matching armour of course.

Dean: *snort*


Steffi notes: Well, what do you think?

This post is especially for single women who desire to be in a godly, intentional relationship! TAG a friend!

Day 7 of 7: How to be more like Christ

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Phil. 4:6-7

My dear sister,

This beautiful truth applies to every situation. Even dating situations. Even those confusing/frustrating are-we-dating-or-are-we-not situations. Present your requests to God. Know that through your relationship with Christ, you are drawing closer to God and in Him, you are made stronger to handle the situations that arise when it comes to:

1. That guy you’ve been talking to on and off but you’re not sure where’s it’s going
2. Those feelings you have for that person that you know isn’t right for you
3. That text/DM/invite you’re waiting on right now
4. That breakup that still hurts no matter how much you try to stop thinking about it
5. That insecurity that you have about the way you’re perceived by others
6. The frustration you have with guys who are not being godly and intentional in their pursuit

I know it may seem like there’s no way you’re going to be able to overcome this, but know that even though it seems impossible, because of Jesus it is not. He will strengthen you to guard your heart and your mind when you just know your emotions are going to take over, and to not be anxious about relationships, no matter what you have or haven’t experienced.

And yes, there’s a lot to be said about how men need to women pursue more and not consume all their time and pull on their heart strings if they aren’t serious. But know that even though we could go on and on about how bad it is, that’s not the answer. Jesus is the answer. And through Him, we can go to the Lord and pray about this too! If you’re single and desiring to be married someday, know that in Jesus’ name, hope is NOT lost! Continue to guard your heart and your mind as you pray for strength and direction for you AND your peers!

Biblical context + further reading: Phil. 4:4-9

you are more
than the sound of your name
in other people’s mouths

you are more
than the things you create
for people to remember you

you are more
than the evil that still rests inside your mind,
waiting to come out

you are more
than the effort you put into surviving
and into smiling at people who worry about you

you are more
than the one you are
in other people’s thoughts

you are more
than the sunlight you take in
and the words you absorb

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Jimmy: Physically we are similar enough for the idol’s giant brother to confuse us.

Cas: Sam likes you a lot.

Jimmy: Because I’m charming. Also, I comb my hair which must have impressed him. And my figure is better. Not as thin as you.

Cas: That’s because I walk a  lot and you are affluent enough to bake too many pies.

Jimmy: Which I don’t get to eat because Claire takes them away as sacrifices to your heathen lover. Which is yet another point which seperates us. First you never cared about anyone and then suddenly you get on your knees for someone else than our God. A male idol even! I took a wife and have a child.

Cas: We’re both doing the Lord’s work in different ways.

Jimmy: Keep telling yourself that.


Steffi notes: Also, Jimmy’s always displeased about something, but I would probably be too if I left my home to follow my twin and other than a nice little Christian community I’d suddenly find myself surrounded by pagan gods (who steal my pies and seduce my previously virginal twin).

mythology aesthetics: selkies

selkies are mythological creatures found in scottish, irish, and faroese folklore. similar creatures are described in the icelandic traditions.the word derives from earlier scots selich, (from old english seolh meaning seal). selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend is apparently most common in orkney and shetlandand is very similar to those of swan maidens.

A Journey of Hope

Type & Edit by Jude Dias

For as long as we live, we need to understand and accept the fact that there will always be something or someone that will put us down. We don’t know when and sometimes we never never know why, but in any case, it will happen and we cannot be ignorant of it. But just as negativity exists, so does Jesus Christ.

However whilst negativity merely exists, Jesus is alive. The difference between the two is that this negativity may come and go away, but the hope that Jesus brings into our lives always remains. It never dies.

Jesus proved this to us with His own life. The people of His time (and people do this today too) put Jesus down to a point beyond their understanding. Christ came into this world to give us life but the blindness of these people drove Christ right to the cross. For a while it seemed like evil won. For a while it seemed like the negative reigned. But Jesus proved otherwise by rising up from the dead and smashing all human understanding and destroying hopelessness to all those who chose to believe in Him.

Never forget that Jesus died and was raised up from the dead to show you that there will always be hope even when the season in your life right now feels grim. Jesus is alive and in Him - Hope NEVER dies.

No matter what you may be going through, remember that victory awaits.

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Dean: The easiest way to become a pagan god is to be born to pagan gods. I know there are other (complicated) ways to reach that status but in these parts being a god is in the magic that flows through your blood.

And so yes, we gods can and do have children. 

Demi-gods like Adam and Emma have to make a conscious decision to become gods. But they don’t have to.

Adam wants to live among mortals for now, so his power is mostly dormant. 


Steffi notes: Isn’t it funny how almost all names are 4 letters?