There’s a difference between a wedding and marriage. Make sure you want a husband and a life together, not just a diamond & a party.
In truth, forgiveness is done in layers. You forgive someone a little at a time. And as you forgive some things, you realize other things that make you mad, and then you have to forgive those things too. Sometimes you’re forgiving like crazy, and it feels like you’re barely moving ahead!
All that is ﬁne, and as it should be. When people wrong you, try to start with love, move towards understanding, and peel away those layers of forgiveness. That may take awhile, but sometimes it takes awhile for people to come around to repentance and seeking our forgiveness.
The key thing is to just keep moving forward on this process, one step at a time. The freedom you’ll ﬁnd through forgiveness is worth the work it takes to get there. And God is with you every step of the way.
from the May BridgeBox Devotional by Unka Glen Fitzjerrell with Jed Brewer
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At least be honest and tell me you’re done so I can stop imagining a future where you’re next to me when I sleep every nightmidnight thoughts of a broken heart (via c-rystvllised)
When Moses parted the Red Sea, some Israelites ran through shouting in total triumph. But I’m sure others tiptoed through shrieking in terror. I’m a shrieker. They all made it: because their faith depended NOT on them, but their steadfast Savior. I’m not absolving you of your responsibility — but God works with you right where you are.J.S. Park on Ragged Bipolar Faith
Love like it’s your last chance to love. Love without needing to be loved in return. Love in boldness, courage, fearlessness and joy. And when you run dry of love, know that God surrounds you with an ocean of love… all you need to do is drink it in.Unka Glen (unkaglen.tumblr.com)
Just finished day shift.
Went to a goodbye party for one of our nurses movin away. We’ll miss him. :(
Made two cakes for a doc going away tomorrow. We’ll miss him, too. :(
Am now in bed.
But I need to wake up at 6am to decorate the cakes.
Then I’m going to church at 9am.
Followed by working from noon to midnight tomorrow. I mean really, today.
Who invented this shift? Why in the world? When will I get to live like a normal person? Why is it always so beautiful outside when I’m working?
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.Margaret Mead (via dollare)