New Beginnings

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Wish it had more light. Forgot to edit. Too late now. 
This is my favorite. I went to “El Grito” last night for the first time in my life. Spent it with this little cutie patootie red-headed cousin of mine. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening. 
There will always be hard days, and then there will be days soo good, it’ll make up for the rough ones. 
Family is everything. Right after God, and right before friends. Couldn’t be more thankful for even the opportunity to make these memories with my loved ones. 

Wish it had more light. Forgot to edit. Too late now. 

This is my favorite. I went to “El Grito” last night for the first time in my life. Spent it with this little cutie patootie red-headed cousin of mine. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening. 

There will always be hard days, and then there will be days soo good, it’ll make up for the rough ones. 

Family is everything. Right after God, and right before friends. Couldn’t be more thankful for even the opportunity to make these memories with my loved ones. 

Filed under family personal El Grito Viva Mexico September 16 Septiembre 16 Dia de la Independencia Independence Day

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"And thus, love is risky business. 

But God wouldn’t have it any other way… 

The risk, apparently, was worth it to God… 

For God, the reward of true love was worth the risk of outright, pain-filled war. 

Love must have been very important to God. And indeed it is, being not just something He does, but something He is.”

David Asscherick, God in Pain p. 144-145

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wolftramp:

Vintage Blog ☼ 

Have you ever thought about how beautiful Sunflowers are despite the fact that they’re weeds? 
Quite depressing, really. When I first saw this picture, I absolutely loved it. I was going to reblog it on…. well… one of my other blogs… but I started thinking of something I learned in my Agriculture Class. 
My teacher was saying that when he first started growing some grass in an area, a sunflower popped up out of nowhere (Obviously it took more time than that, but he certainly didn’t plant it so it was random). He thought it looked beautiful and was going to leave it, but as he started to walk away, he stopped dead in his tracks. He couldn’t leave it—not knowing the effect that it could have on the rest of the garden.
He went back and grabbed it from the base, and pulled as hard as he could. Sadly, he was not able to get the roots out. He didn’t have time to rectify it, so he left it alone. In about a week, it had popped up again. Crazy how the bad things always grow the fastest. 
This time, he had to dig it up from the root to make sure it would be gone forever. 

Object Lesson! 
How many times have we 1. Thought our sin looked glamorous? 2. Realized it was wrong to leave it and pulled it out—without the root? 3. Witnessed it spring up in our lives again? 
My little children. I write these things so that you do not sin… pull it up by the roots! And if you can’t (which you really won’t be able to), ask Jesus to do so. He’s a faithful worker that digs down deep to really cleanse you of wrong, then fill you with right. And he has something so much more beautiful in store for your life. <3

wolftramp:

Vintage Blog ☼ 

Have you ever thought about how beautiful Sunflowers are despite the fact that they’re weeds? 

Quite depressing, really. When I first saw this picture, I absolutely loved it. I was going to reblog it on…. well… one of my other blogs… but I started thinking of something I learned in my Agriculture Class. 

My teacher was saying that when he first started growing some grass in an area, a sunflower popped up out of nowhere (Obviously it took more time than that, but he certainly didn’t plant it so it was random). He thought it looked beautiful and was going to leave it, but as he started to walk away, he stopped dead in his tracks. He couldn’t leave it—not knowing the effect that it could have on the rest of the garden.

He went back and grabbed it from the base, and pulled as hard as he could. Sadly, he was not able to get the roots out. He didn’t have time to rectify it, so he left it alone. In about a week, it had popped up again. Crazy how the bad things always grow the fastest. 

This time, he had to dig it up from the root to make sure it would be gone forever. 

Object Lesson! 

How many times have we 1. Thought our sin looked glamorous? 2. Realized it was wrong to leave it and pulled it out—without the root? 3. Witnessed it spring up in our lives again? 

My little children. I write these things so that you do not sin… pull it up by the roots! And if you can’t (which you really won’t be able to), ask Jesus to do so. He’s a faithful worker that digs down deep to really cleanse you of wrong, then fill you with right. And he has something so much more beautiful in store for your life. <3

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It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses  (via be-strong-in-love)

(Source: infinite-paradox, via be-strong-in-love)

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Self-Destruction

Smoke your cigarettes 

Drink your alcohol 

Inject your heroin 

Inhale your cocaine 

Eat your food. 

I would use everything that you’re using to self-destruct. I would do it for you, so you wouldn’t have to. But you buy it again anyway. 

I know that Jesus did it for us. He became sin for us so that we wouldn’t have to die on account of it. 

But we hold on to it anyway. We die a death that we don’t have to die. 

Why are we so blind and dumb? Why do we insist on self-destruction? 

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