I know You are here, because I feel at peace…despite the thousands of questions that remain unanswered in my heart.
You are, at once, both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.– Franz Kafka (via larmoyante)
The Jeweler's Shop
“He continually lives in expectation. Only this is, as it were, on the far side of all those different loves without which man cannot live. Take you, for instance. You cannot live without love. I saw from a distance how you walked down this street and tried to rouse interest. I could almost hear your soul. You were calling with despair for a love you do not have. You were looking for someone who...
Jesus keep me near to Your heart, because outside of You… i’m lost.
Lesson in Love
One of the most important lessons about prayer was inadvertently imparted to me my boyfriend several months ago when he was in his first semester of medical school. Being a med student, he rarely has time for anything besides studying- myself included. Well, about two months into school, we began talking less and less. I really felt disconnected from his life and felt things seemed distant between...
My future hangs on this You make preciousness from dust Please don’t stop...
Getting my heart focused on eternity
Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that...– Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Spiritual Depression (via set-apartgirl)
I was at a concert last weekend and during parts of it, Mike, the lead singer of Tenth Avenue North, gave reflections on some of the songs. Some of what he said I really needed to hear and so I wanted to share those thoughts with you in case it may be something you need reminding of as well. I’ve noticed over the past year that one of the things I often fear is suffering. It’s...
“Do not be afraid to love Christ blindly. Do not be afraid to be radical in your faith. Do not be afraid to stand alone because you never are alone. Galatians 5:9 “A little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough.”
If Men Don't Have a Right to Oppose Abortion…... →
catholicknight: “I would like to issue a call for pro-choice feminists to reject the intellectual dishonesty that currently plagues their worldview, and accept that the fact that they cannot simultaneously hold the views that 1) men cannot oppose abortion because they’ll never know what it’s like to be pregnant, and that 2) a person who has never known what it’s like to be disabled can decide...
A Message to All Girls:
caught—up—in—you: Don’t be afraid of being “the good girl.” Don’t be scared to stand up to your friends. Don’t change yourself for some guy. Don’t waste your life worried about being the most popular, or the prettiest, or the coolest, or the girl that all the boys want to be with. Let me tell you something: if it brings you to sin then it’s not worth it. Being a teenage girl...
Lord, when I lose hope because my plans have come to nothing, help me remember that Your love is greater, is always greater than my disappointments and Your plans for my life are always better than my dreams. Amen. ~Anna Sobrepena
We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things,...– Saint Claire of Assisi (via jeromebee)
Over the past few months, Catholics have been mocked, marginalized and...– Bishop James Conley (Denver, aux.)
An idol is anything you have to check with before you say yes to God.– Kris Vallotton (via set-apartgirl)
Just a thought:
set-apartgirl: If Jesus Christ appeared on your doorstep and personally delivered your future spouse to you, would you run into His arms first, now that you’ve finally seen Him? Or would you be more excited to meet your future husband/wife as if it’s the only moment you’ve been waiting for?
My son, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere...– Sirach 2: 1-6 (via tenthousandangels)
If you do not feel like praying
tenthousandangels: If you do not feel like praying, you have to force yourself. The Holy Fathers say that prayer with force is higher than prayer unforced. You do not want to, but force yourself. The Kingdom of Heaven is taken by force (Matt. 11:12). - St. Ambrose of Optina
This means that the other is part of me, and that his or her life, his or her...– ~Benedict XVI [1Corinthians12:22-26]
Faith does not just mean accepting a certain number of abstract truths about the...– Pope Benedict XVI (via fathershane)
We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and...– Blessed Mother Teresa how fitting for Lent! (via tenthousandangels)
There are two kinds of Christians. Those that try to fit God into their lives...
Don’t aim at success —the more you aim at it and make it a target,...– Viktor E. Frankl, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us* and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.” ~Hebrews 12:1-2
God made me a girl. And He did that on purpose. But He asks me to become the...– Leslie Ludy (via set-apartgirl)
All of you.
Give me all of you!!! I don’t want so much of your time, so much of your talents and money, and so much of your work. I want YOU!!! ALL OF YOU!! I have not come to torment or frustrate the natural man or woman, but to KILL IT! No half measures will do. I don’t want to only prune a branch here and a branch there; rather I want the whole tree out! Hand it over to me, the whole outfit, all of your...
I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would...– C.S. Lewis (via keeperofkeys-)
Go Hard or Go Home.
Go hard or go home. That means that we, should be out up in the streets not just in houses with our bibles summarizing what we read ~Lecrae http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0lHbLfiTzw St. Anthony the Abbot= the epitome of this. :) Just discovered him. Read about him here:http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=23
9 Saint Quotes That Will Kick Your A** →
snaps4hollywood: “If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.” -St. Augustine “To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a…
When a Christian man and woman systematically deny their own physical desires as...– Joshua Harris (via set-apartgirl)
A youth pastor once told me
You don’t need to search for a girl or run after a girl. That’s not how you find her. All you gotta do is aim for God and start running. Soon, you’ll notice someone else running beside you, maybe even faster than you. That’s who you’ll want to go for. One of the wisest things I’ve ever heard. This applies for girls too.
offer it up
9 hour day at clinic and now going home to work on my thesis :/ tired. offering it up ^
ah! it is such a beautiful day! reminds me of Jesus :)
More of Him and less of me.