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Folks, please remember that sometimes, as a creator/rights holder, it is better if I DON’T KNOW THINGS. [Tweet].

Fanfic is awesome and amazing and I love it and if you try to tell me about your fanfic, I will shut you down like a Blockbuster Video. [Tweet].

SORRY WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY CLEARANCE SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO GOT IT [Tweet].

This also goes for sending me your headcanons/“I think X and my friend thinks Y” questions. [Tweet].

Because death of the author (great concept, look it up) says all your theories are valid, but I am keeper of the canon. [Tweet].

If you say “I think Jack is a lesbian, my friend thinks she’s not,” one of you is about to be told that you’re wrong. [Tweet].

And you know what sucks? Like, really sucks, for both of us? A creator whose work you enjoy saying “sorry, you’re way off base.” [Tweet].

You know what also sucks? You saying “I have a headcanon that Toby is going to become queen” meaning I scrap a planned plotline. [Tweet].

So please. Enjoy fiction! Interact with and transform fiction! But think before you involve the creators. [Tweet].

Sometimes we all have more fun if you let us carry on like happy, oblivious coyotes living on a protected wildlife preserve. [Tweet].

(We are also much less likely to eat your dogs this way.) (This metaphor got away from me.) (Woof.) [Tweet].

“Prayer is not only conversation, it is transformation.  It is not only light, it is fire.  And the closer you get to Him, the hotter the fire gets.  Words begin to melt.  The first word that melts in His presence is the word ‘I’.  That is His unique name.  The closer you get to Him, the harder it is to begin a sentence with 'I.’  It melts in the fire of "thou’.”

~Peter Kreeft

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Christianity is not about finding scriptures that justify your lifestyle. It’s not about using God’s Word as a shield for you sin. Living for God is about dissecting God’s Word enough for it to dissect YOU. God’s Word is here to transform, renew and mold you. His Word is supposed to make you uncomfortable, convict you, and transform you.

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭

Transformed through Worship

You cannot truly worship, if you want to stay the same. Change is an irrevocable characteristic of worship. It could be called the fruit of true worship. Every time we worship, we will encounter the Lord in some way and he will change us. It’s an easy way of knowing if you are worshipping the Lord. Do you see change in your life?

If someone were to give you a spoon full of sugar, but when you tasted it, it was salty, would you believe that person when you were told it is sugar? There are certain characteristics that will help identify and define something. In the same way change helps us identify true worship.

The change happens as we offer our lives to the Lord. He is the Potter. We are the clay. When we encounter the Lord, something will happen. Even a slight touch of the Potter’s hand will form the clay. Think about Moses as he encountered the Lord, Isaiah, Saul on the way to Damascus. We cannot limit how God will work in our lives, but we know that He will do something. It could be a new outlook or understanding, healing, encouragement, empowerment, correction, restorations, direction, new vision, or we could be led to repentance. Something will happen because the heart of true worship is less of me and more of God.

Think about it:
Have you been experiencing the Lord bringing change to your life?

Romans 12: 1-2
Isaiah 64: 8

Commission I got from the lovely taiyari! Go commission them!! Also please full size this to really appreciate the nuisance of these jerk’s blushing faces. 

The things you say reveal what’s in your heart. Sometimes your words reveal a heart that’s irritable. I’m transforming you. Increasingly, your words reveal a heart that’s peaceful.
—  From God To You

The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It is food for our souls. The Word of God is described as a sword that penetrates the hearts of its readers. The Bible is not to be read just as a book of history or as a novel of meaningful stories and characters. It is the Living Word of which our very lives depend upon. Reading and obeying the Word of God gives us God’s power and God’s fruit in our lives as He speaks to us and guides us through it.

Do you treat the Bible as your necessary food? Do you read the Bible with as much zeal and excitement as you read your email, Facebook, text messages, or a great novel? Do you truly believe that the Word of God has the power to transform lives, to heal broken hearts, to fix broken lives? If you say you do believe this, then what keeps you from reading the Word like your life depended on it?

Father God, You are our Heavenly Father who breathed life into Your Word so that we may know You intimately. Thank You for the honor and privilege of being born in a country with religious freedom, free accessible bibles, a church on every corner, Christian television shows and radio, thousands of free bible studies available by internet and mobile apps. Never let me take access to You and Your Word for granted. Make me a good steward of Your Word using it to encourage, uplift, and gently correct others with love. Remove any distractions or obstacles that hinder me from daily Bible reading.. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

“Oh, how I love your instructions! I think about them all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are my constant guide. Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your laws. I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments. I have refused to walk on any evil path, so that I may remain obedient to your word. I haven’t turned away from your regulations, for you have taught me well. How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey. Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life.”
‭‭- Psalms‬ ‭119:97-104‬ ‭NLT

—  love God greatly bible plan

ikacid  asked:

How optimistic are you on Grimlock as a commander?

He’s playable, although I think he’s worse than he looks. Building to take advantage of the Vehicle buff doesn’t seem great since you’d need additional creatures to crew them. Buffing Dinosaurs is not the best because they are traditionally pretty expensive (and if Ixalan’s rare sheet is any indicator, we can expect that trend to continue), which means that your ability to spread the bonus over a lot of creatures is going to be severely limited by your mana production. 

Word of God says that the Transformer text on Grimlock’s front half also affects creatures with the transform keyword, which might be promising. There are a ton of double-faced creatures under 4 CMC, so it might be feasible to curve out transformers, Changelings, and the few cheap Dinos on turns 1-3, drop Grimlock on four and deal an extra 6 damage/turn. Seems like it’s begging for a board wipe, though, so I’m not sure it’s super viable.

The easiest direction to take Grimlock is Voltron, although it’s unfortunate that the stats on his front half aren’t great; even if you have a way to give him haste, you’re not going to hit particularly hard unless you also have the mana to transform him. That said, there are a lot of ways to give stuff double strike in these colors (personally, I’m a big fan of Duelist’s Heritage), so hitting for 16 trample damage on turn 5 seems pretty easy.

Also, isn’t it weird that Grimlock doesn’t indicate the P/T of his dino form on the front side? I think he’s the only DFC with creatures on both sides that doesn’t do so.

anonymous asked:

Hello, I was wondering, and I hope this question doesn't come off as rude, but I've recently gotten into polytheism and have seen many people worship Dionysus, but what are the reasons for having him as a god to worship?

Long ago, when I first became a polytheist, popular wisdom was that one worshipped an entire pantheon, rather than pick and choose, to avoid giving offense to anyone. Seeking a personal relationship with a deity was discouraged, because the myths describe gods initiating relationships, not the other way around, and the humans they sought out were extraordinary individuals.

How times have changed!

People seek relationships with gods for a variety of reasons: profession, or locale, or temperament. But not all relationships are created equal. A person who is afraid of wild animals is going to have a different relationship with Artemis than will a person who loves nature and the outdoors. Someone who protests against war won’t have the same quality of relationship with Odin as a soldier or martial artist. People who have issues with alcohol or loss of control will probably have a rocky relationship with Dionysus.

I have a great deal of respect and affection for Dionysus. He brings inspiration, flowing language, insight, freedom, and welcomes his followers to a blessed afterlife. He’s beautiful, and has been beloved by many throughout history. His Mysteries are, in every sense of the the word, transformative. 

He’s a great god for writers, poets, actors, musicians, winemakers, brewers, and distillers, and aficionados of wine, beer, and liquor, mind-altering substances and experiences.

Like wine, he has many nuances. Like alcohol, he can be overpowering. 

I strongly advise anyone who thinks they might want a close relationship with him to read the Bacchae, read a couple of biographies of Jim Morrison, a biography of Amy Winehouse, and the works of Hunter Thompson. 

For those who prefer a less personal relationship, there is still much to be recommended in celebrating his festivals, the Anthesteria and the Greater Dionysia.

Please see this post for another response to this question.

Fast From Wrong Thinking: "I'll Never Be Able To Change This Area Of My Life"

Today we are fasting from the thought that says, “I’ll never be able to change this area of my life.”

We all have stubborn areas of our lives that won’t seem to change—perhaps a habit, an attitude, an addiction, or even a relationship. That ends today!

LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY

1. Fast from wrong thinking! You are doing that now. When we change our thinking, we can change anything! As a man thinks, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).

2. Stop trying so hard. Expect change to happen TO you, not BY you. Romans 12:2 says, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Our part is to renew our mind by fasting from wrong thinking. God’s part is to transform us. And He will! Expect!

3. Give up on promising God that you will change. Peace comes when you stop living by the promises YOU make to God; and start living by the promises HE makes to you. He will change you, as you renew your mind (Jeremiah 18:6).

4. Think: fire and hammer. Jeremiah 23:29 says, “Is not My Word like fire? And like a hammer which shatters a rock?” God’s Word acts as both fire and a hammer. The Word does the work! Expect His Word to burn the stubborn area out of you with His fire or break it off of you with His hammer!

5. Awaken to God’s grace. (Titus 2:12) His grace empowers us to change, to stop sinning, and to live godly lives. The river of grace is always flowing. Just step into it and receive!

6. Refuse to give in to condemnation. Condemnation keeps you bound to your present condition. When you realize Jesus doesn’t condemn you, power comes to change you (John 8:11).

7. Speak to the mountain that hasn’t changed. (Mark 11:23) Remember, whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven. You have that kind of authority. Use your words to exercise your authority (Proverbs 18:21).

THINK IT & SAY IT

I embrace the truth that as I renew my mind to the Word of God, He is transforming me. God’s grace gives me the power to change. His Word is doing the work! As I speak God’s Word and think God’s Word, it is changing me.

I am free from condemnation, because I belong to Jesus Christ. That grace and freedom is changing me today, in Jesus’ Name!

ask-grimdark-bendy  asked:

"Oh Salvador, the mating season got you too? It must be horrid for a pure-hearted angel like yourself."

*Salvador smiles lightly and then nods but looks at Grim up and down feeling even hotter then ever ,his wings flutter a bit* Y-Yeah~  

As Grim goes away his tails make a heart,and he smiles holding a knife.”He will be mine no matter what…no one will stop me from getting my sweet Grim”Smirking insanely he then laughs out a Yandere laugh.

(( @ask-grimdark-bendy is this what you wanted a tall Yandere angel after you this binch 9′7 ft and when transformed he fucking 29′7 ft tall oh god good luck Grim))

((Code word M!A: 0/4))

((M!A:3/18 Heat))

((Angel M!A:19/32))

Okay I see some people asking some questions about Masterforce in my asks and tags, so here are a few points about this series without spoiling too much:

- Metalhawk is in this
- King Poseidon is basically the best thing ever
- This show probably has the highest organic body count
- Yes this is the show with the trucker
- Only watch this show if you’re fine with the main characters being mostly humans and the whole show basically constantly saying that humans are better than robots. I know I wasn’t fine with that and found this to be a bit of a hard one to sit through. The concept of humans turning into robots just didn’t interest me personally so if you’re bored by that too, you might not enjoy this too much. Still, I’d say check it out, it’s something different and it might interest you.
- The villain murders two people in a helicopter by playing golf and throwing the ball at the aircraft which explodes on impact.
- They murder pets in this series and it’s quite brutal, so please be warned.
- The finale takes place on the goddamn Matterhorn and I can’t believe it.
- Browning is a tiny sentient gun and really cute for a weapon given to a little kid as a present by his evil witch looking mom.
- The funniest thing is probably the fact that the humans who, what a surprise!, turn out to be able to turn into robots in their later life all have weird-ass robot names already. This whole show would be so simple, they’d just have to go look for people with unusual names. I’m serious, one is called “Road King”. Fucking Road King. 
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The Optimus Prime looking guy in this show isn’t Optimus Prime.
- Metalhawk is one of the more interesting characters in this show but he’s just quietly more and more replaced by the human characters and becomes the amazing living cameo.
- There’s a bat Transformer named Blood.

That’s it for now.

I have this passage memorized in a different translation. While I don’t think about it often, this is one of the passages that keeps my theology straight, provides hope, and keeps me humble. I strongly encourage you to memorize passages of the Bible. Don’t get taken in by the argument that you have the whole Bible on your phone, ready to be accessed at a single touch. The Word of God cannot transform you if it is on your phone! You have to make it a part of your heart, mind, and soul.

Belly Dance

We used to dip

pterodactyl wings

in barbecue stuff

because we were always …


Man doesn’t wanna be man.


But America is China

Rainbow is a single color

and this - is that.

Heads or Tails.


Capillary Caterpillar trains 

broke blue; 

Top Ramen Shaman

raised in the …

They’re Butterflies now , or are they - planes

wafting through, angelic belly of duality.


Either way, foreword or not,

It is vessel, carrying metaphors

for forward, move - mint to

candy cane lavers. Or whatever, 

the next level be.


R.a.M