spiritualinspiration:

God loves and uses imperfect people. We all make mistakes. But because Jesus died and rose from the grave, every mistake we will make or ever make has been paid in full. Don’t let shame and guilt keep you from receiving God’s love any longer. Psalm 103:12 (NIV) says, “As far as the east is from the west, our sins are removed from God’s memory.” Since God has removed them from His memory, it’s time we do the same and move forward with God and receive His love and mercy. You may have made mistakes, but God still believes in you, loves you and has an amazing future in store. Keep your heart toward God, and He will show Himself strong on your behalf!

spiritualinspiration:

God loves and uses imperfect people. We all make mistakes. But because Jesus died and rose from the grave, every mistake we will make or ever make has been paid in full. Don’t let shame and guilt keep you from receiving God’s love any longer. Psalm 103:12 (NIV) says, “As far as the east is from the west, our sins are removed from God’s memory.” Since God has removed them from His memory, it’s time we do the same and move forward with God and receive His love and mercy. You may have made mistakes, but God still believes in you, loves you and has an amazing future in store. Keep your heart toward God, and He will show Himself strong on your behalf!

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I found this in my daughter’s bag. Some kid named zak wrote a love letter to my daughter raphaelle

I found this in my daughter’s bag. Some kid named zak wrote a love letter to my daughter raphaelle

How often I forget that my effort and planning is a waste unless God does it. If I remember and believe this, I would pray more.

"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."

— J.R.R. Tolkien (via defvnct)

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I can’t control God. I must be changed by His powerful Spirit which enables me to see the truth about how hopelessly messed up my attempts to control Him by be ing good are and how much I need to be rescued by Jesus.

Haikuesday, November 5th, 2013

beyondneptune:

it’s a huge problem,

your lips not being on mine—

let’s rectify that

theatlantic:

When It Comes to Fighting Stereotypes, I Want My Kids to Dare to Be Impolite

About four months ago, I took my older son, Jojo, to the barber shop.  I told the barber not to shave off all of Jojo’s hair and to just trim it.  He then proceeded to shave Jojo’s head practically bald.  ”Whoa, whoa, I told you that I did not want it bald, this is way too low!” I exclaimed.   
"How can I tell you this?” said the black barber with clippers still in the front of Jojo’s hair. “You’ve got a real n****r here.  He is a native boy.  He is from the tribe.  This ain’t pretty hair.  This is the best cut for him."  Despite the prevalence of the n-word in hip hop music, popular culture and the streets of my New York City neighborhood, I was both dumbfounded and devastated by the remark.  
And I didn’t want to make a scene.
Because I’ve played the incident over and over in my mind since then, if I could go back in time, I know exactly what I would say. “Brother, this boy in front of you is my little king.  How dare you refer to him as a ‘n****r’?  That word was used to oppress us and it has no place coming out of your mouth or anyone else’s. His hair is magical.  It defies gravity and replicates the DNA helix.  If you can’t respect that magic, we have to leave.” 
Read more. [Image: ostill/Shutterstock]

theatlantic:

When It Comes to Fighting Stereotypes, I Want My Kids to Dare to Be Impolite

About four months ago, I took my older son, Jojo, to the barber shop.  I told the barber not to shave off all of Jojo’s hair and to just trim it.  He then proceeded to shave Jojo’s head practically bald.  ”Whoa, whoa, I told you that I did not want it bald, this is way too low!” I exclaimed.   

"How can I tell you this?” said the black barber with clippers still in the front of Jojo’s hair. “You’ve got a real n****r here.  He is a native boy.  He is from the tribe.  This ain’t pretty hair.  This is the best cut for him."  Despite the prevalence of the n-word in hip hop music, popular culture and the streets of my New York City neighborhood, I was both dumbfounded and devastated by the remark.  

And I didn’t want to make a scene.

Because I’ve played the incident over and over in my mind since then, if I could go back in time, I know exactly what I would say. “Brother, this boy in front of you is my little king.  How dare you refer to him as a ‘n****r’?  That word was used to oppress us and it has no place coming out of your mouth or anyone else’s. His hair is magical.  It defies gravity and replicates the DNA helix.  If you can’t respect that magic, we have to leave.” 

Read more. [Image: ostill/Shutterstock]

(via npr)