Talking to Edward

After 2 years and 4 months, I chose to speak to my ex-boyfriend, Edward.  It felt like old times a little but there was something different about the man I was speaking to now, and the one I wanted to marry 2 years ago.

He gave up on trying to fight the sin issues that were consuming him when we stopped talking.  He has very little shame in those matters now.  Bitterness is also taken a hold of him.   I think I am currently a target of that and already our time of talking might be over.

I think we handled being platonic friends well.  It was hard for me knowing I could do nothing to help him, and he wasn’t helping himself.

Even if he opes to cut me off again, I think us talking now was good.  It erased the over romanticized version of him that I remembered from dating him.  I am finally over him and free.

This happening at the same time that I am allowing myself to date again (May 1 was the date I picked 16 months ago) I don’t think is coincidence.  God knew the timing of this all.

Dear Lord, please help me keep to a good testimony and follow the path You would have me follow.   Correctly quickly and with mercy when I stray from Your laws.  Thank you for the strength to make it this far.  Be with Edward and keep asking him to correct his path.


letter to my future husband:

oodlesandoodles:

if you exist,

You’d better not be writing me letters.

Stop looking at me, look at Jesus.

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Education In Proverbs

craigtowens:

I recently read this in a mini-article in my Archeological Study Bible.

  • Education in Proverbs is centered in the family and has the good of the individual in view. By contrast, Greek education was centered in the gymnasium and had the good of the city-state (polis) in view.
  • Education in Proverbs is primarily directed at moral and spiritual virtue rather than towards vocational training. By contrast, some wisdom texts from Egypt are principally concerned with preparing a young man for work in the government or as a scribe.
  • Education in Proverbs does not focus upon any particular social class. Egyptian wisdom literature, on the other hand, was to a large extent directed to the elite.
  • Education in Proverbs begins with the fear of God as the source and goal of all wisdom. This focus has no parallel in other ancient texts.

Q
I've really been struggling with my faith lately. There are so many options that seem easier and with easy satisfaction. At my church they spoke about nonchristians saying "if you believe a lie long enough then it looks like the truth" how do I know Christianity isn't just a lie I'm believing? Christianity is something I've grown up with so I wonder if other things are more satisfying. How do I know God isn't just something I've imagined?
Anonymous
A

scripturesketches:

Hi Anon,

Everyone who grows up in church eventually hits a point where they have to make a decision: Either they will take their parent’s faith and make it their own, or they leave the faith altogether. 

I went through it, and chose to believe. But I also had friends who went through it and left the church. And it sounds like you’re at that deciding point yourself now.

So it’s good you’re asking questions. You want to know what you’re getting yourself into before you commit to it.

The Bible acknowledges that sin can seem satisfying – at least for a while. And Jesus acknowledges that following Him is costly.

But Jesus also assures us that lasting satisfaction is only found in Him. And scripture assures us that we’re better off following God.

So instead of looking for “easy satisfaction”, look for what’s true:

That should give you a good starting point. And I’ll be glad to help answer any more specific questions you run into along the way.

Peace, love and Jesus,
-James


fiercequeen23:

Ok you guys, we all know that Tumblr runs primarily in English

napukka:

seagreeneyes:

seagreeneyes:

BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT A SIGNIFICANT PART OF TUMBLR USERS ARE NOT NATIVE SPEAKERS

Here’s the deal: my first language is Italian. I know plenty of people on this website whose first language is Italian. Nevertheless, when we’re interacting with each other on Tumblr, we speak English.

I am not objecting to this system, it’s actually good practice for some people, to be able to speak a second language extensively.

BUT I HAVE A PROPOSITION FOR YOU.

Why not have a “Speak Your Own Language Day” where all of us exclusively speak in our native language?

(No but apart from the small rebellion from the US-centric and generally Anglophone-centric environment we got here, think about trying to speak to people from other countries via excessive use of Google Translate it’ll be a blast)

Ok, since this post has finally reached 100 notes I think it’s a good time to give a date, and since no one else has advanced suggestions I’m gonna do it

I’m proposing Wednesday 7th May, so the post has a chance to do a couple more laps and more people get a chance to participate (French Friday sounded hilarious, but I don’t wanna wait until next friday and this friday seems a bit too soon).

How it’ll work:

  • If you’re native language is something other than English, speak that!
  • If you have multiple languages you can pick from the choice is yous friend, speak all, speak one, whatever’s best for you
  • You’ll blog in your language all day: text posts, replies, tags (except triggers and organizational tags), the whole nine yards. Regardless of what language people choose to speak to you, you answer in your own.
  • Midnight to midnight according to your own time zone
  • English native speakers, if you wanna participate maybe you could practice a second language you’re learning
  • If anyone makes fun of anyone else for their language (and I’m including English native speakers that might choose to speak a second language on the day) I’m gonna come for you (◕‿◕✿)
  • The tag is gonna be #Speak Your Language Day if you wanna tag your posts with that!

My question is, if I’m on that day, should I use Spanish or Hebrew?


hidingingod:

I don’t know how to say this…

Due to school work I haven’t updated this blog since September; and there were updates to make.

God is moving me to a new phase in life.  I’m trying to force myself to write more under my real name meaning I need to limit this alter ego.  I will be deleting this blog soon.  I want to keep track of some of you so Inbox me if you want to connect with the real me.

Sorry about this.  But I must do as I’m lead.

Also using my real name for everything will help me be accountable to my APs.

I love y’all and I loved keeping up this blog.  I hope to do this again one day. 

Also thank you to followers I’ve gained while not posting.  I wish I knew y’all better.

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i feel safe knowing members like this are workin in the FBI

i feel safe knowing members like this are workin in the FBI

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syntaxbitch:

Captain America: The First Avenger

This is why you were chosen. Because the strong man who has known power all his life may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength and knows… compassion.
- Dr. Abraham, Erskine. 

(Next up - Iron Man. Give me a couple days.)

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geek-studio:

Geek Studio’s Nintendo Giveaway!

OVER $250 WORTH OF PRIZES!

New giveaway for you guys with some awesome prizes donated by fictitiousfragrancessubtlenerdnews, and thegoddamnemily!

Prizes:

PLUS your choice of ONE (1) game from this list:

  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Wii
  • Super Mario 3D World - Wii U
  • Super Mario 3D Land - 3DS
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 3DS
  • Pokemon Black OR White - NDS
  • Pokemon Black 2 OR White 2 - NDS
  • Pokemon X OR Y - 3DS
  • Pikmin 3 - Wii U
  • Kirby Dream Collection - Wii
  • Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Wii U
  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - 3DS
  • Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds - 3DS
  • Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Wii
  • Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Wii
  • Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass - NDS
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Wii
  • Animal Crossing - 3DS
  • Yoshi’s New Island - 3DS

The Rules:

  • You must be following Geek Studio.
  • Each reblog is an entry so you can reblog as many times as you want. Don’t spam though. That’s mean to your followers :)
  • No giveaway only blogs!
  • Worldwide shipping so everyone can enter.
  • The winner will be announced within a half hour after ending. The winner will be posted publicly AND sent an ask so make sure your box is open!

The giveaway ends on May 16th, 2014 @ 9pm EST

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chickenuqqet:

"hate’s a strong word"

image

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rj4gui4r:

myeyesareopening:

The second one is gorgeous!

I want one

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chroniclesofkanarnia:

Two of my favorite things together: Star Trek and fine bone china

Pfaltzgraff made the china seen in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, afterwards they released the pattern to public. They also made patterns for TNG and DS9 for a total of 5 different patterns. Although these patterns are discontinued you can find sellers online. 

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/star-trek-pfaltzgraff

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no1twerkslikegaston:

nostalgiaunicorn:

FROZEN GIVEAWAY!!!!

I said I would do another giveaway at some point and what better one to do than a Frozen themed one?

FIRST PLACE: Elsa singing doll, art of Frozen book, and choice of Anna or Elsa t-shirt in whatever size you wish, (or you can pick any other t-shirt…men’s or women’s)

SECOND PLACE: Anna toddler doll, Frozen deluxe soundtrack, and Frozen towel

THIRD PLACE: Elsa plush, A Sister More Like Me book, and Elsa plate

RULES:

  • MUST be following me. This is a thank you for all my lovely followers! I will check.
  • Reblogs ONLY, likes do not count. Reblog as many times as you want!
  • MUST have your ask box OPEN. If you do not respond within three days of me contacting you, I will pick a new winner.
  • WILL ship worldwide!

END DATE: March 15th, at 10 AM pacific time. (Time subject to change based on my work/class schedule, but it will end March 15th)

I will use random.org to pick the three winners!

Good luck!!

I apologize in advance, but its likely im going to be reblogging this each time I see it

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hidingingod:

I don’t know how to say this…

Due to school work I haven’t updated this blog since September; and there were updates to make.

God is moving me to a new phase in life.  I’m trying to force myself to write more under my real name meaning I need to limit this alter ego.  I will be deleting this blog soon.  I want to keep track of some of you so Inbox me if you want to connect with the real me.

Sorry about this.  But I must do as I’m lead.

Also using my real name for everything will help me be accountable to my APs.

I love y’all and I loved keeping up this blog.  I hope to do this again one day. 

Also thank you to followers I’ve gained while not posting.  I wish I knew y’all better.

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