The more God strengthens my faith and I learn about the person he created me to be through the power of my resurrected King Jesus…

Yeah.

This girl is a force not to be reckoned with.

I thank God that I love and respect myself. I realize I am not worthless. And I am a beautiful woman.

I praise God for healing my broken heart, my anxiety, my depression, and my eating disordered struggles.

I haven’t had a desire to limit what I eat in over a month now. And that’s WHILE dealing with a breakup. With perhaps the one person I’ve ever truly loved to this extent.

I am never able to eat after a breakup. Sometimes it takes months before I’m able to force myself to eat small things.

But I have NOT restricted any food intake since about two weeks before the breakup.

Change in my life often triggers relapses. I’m going through an insane amount of change in my life right now. Single. Pursuing God more than ever. Graduating. New job.

You guys. This is HUGE for me.

I also haven’t tried to weigh myself in a month. Give or take a week.

GOD IS RESTORING ME.

nubise:

I LOVE IT

(Source: artchipel, via alteredsilence)

huffingtonpost:

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

(via alteredsilence)

spiritualinspiration:

Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your bed and walk.” (John 5:8)
It’s time to get up! It’s time to stop living life on the ground, it’s time to wipe the gravel off your face, and go after your God given destiny. I don’t have to tell you that life is hard, I don’t have to tell you that life will knock you down, but I will tell you that we serve a God that is bigger than any problems we face, we serve a God that will give us the strength we need to overcome the struggles of life.
In this story Jesus came to a man who had been in the same position for years and had given up on life. Jesus asked him a simple question “Do you want to get well?” We have to make a decision. We have to get up and say “enough is enough, I’m better than this, I am a Child of God, I am more than a conqueror, and It’s time for me to get up and fight with every fiber of my being!” When you have this attitude not only will you overcome your difficulties, but God will open up new doors, show you his favor, and bring your dreams to pass. Pick up your bed and Walk!!

spiritualinspiration:

Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your bed and walk.” (John 5:8)

It’s time to get up! It’s time to stop living life on the ground, it’s time to wipe the gravel off your face, and go after your God given destiny. I don’t have to tell you that life is hard, I don’t have to tell you that life will knock you down, but I will tell you that we serve a God that is bigger than any problems we face, we serve a God that will give us the strength we need to overcome the struggles of life.

In this story Jesus came to a man who had been in the same position for years and had given up on life. Jesus asked him a simple question “Do you want to get well?” We have to make a decision. We have to get up and say “enough is enough, I’m better than this, I am a Child of God, I am more than a conqueror, and It’s time for me to get up and fight with every fiber of my being!” When you have this attitude not only will you overcome your difficulties, but God will open up new doors, show you his favor, and bring your dreams to pass. Pick up your bed and Walk!!

(via jarodthexrayguy)

"As a Christian woman your identity is not merely a “Proverbs 31” woman. No, your identity is ultimately found in Christ. There is nothing you can add or subtract to this truth. Jesus is enough. While it is a noble thing to be like that woman in Proverbs 31, she is but a drop in the bucket of how radical and glorious your identity as a daughter of God really is. Jesus is the fullness of our identity. He is the ultimate standard of goodness, kindness, gentleness, resourcefulness, beauty, and love. He is the perfect One, not the Proverbs 31 woman, and we now get to share in His nature. Seek to reflect and imitate Jesus above all else. As you conform to His image you will automatically reflect what is laid out in that famous chapter. Ladies, rest in the fact that your identity is secure in Jesus and that there is none greater than Him."

— Amber Lowry (via breanna-lynn)

(via rejoyceforchrist)

Today is the Day

I look at what I could easily consider the end—the end of the most meaningful relationship I’ve encountered, the end of my college adventure, the end of everything I’ve adjusted to over the past three-and-a-half years.

But for every ending, there is a new beginning.

There’s the opportunity to experience a greater love and to make precious memories that surpass what I cherish now—a love that will be inexpressible as I’ve learned the dire importance of keeping God at the center of everything and have experienced the beauty of His grace.

There is love all around me, and there is much love needed here and now in lives I encounter every day. Yesterday and tomorrow are ghosts we cannot hold on to. Today is the day to live.

moto-vet:

classof1999:

living-in-gmajor:

Pulled a fast one on us 6 year-olds, Disney.

she knew what was up

Holy shit :O

(via heart-of-poison)

Anchored in the hope of the resurrected Christ; blessed that His divine power is at work in and through me and is at my disposal.

Anchored in the hope of the resurrected Christ; blessed that His divine power is at work in and through me and is at my disposal.

"Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive."

—   Hafiz (via psych-facts)

(via heart-of-poison)

"Know that the more you feed a craving, the louder it will demand another bite. So choose which cravings to satisfy and which ones to starve because this is what carves you into who you are becoming."

— LB, The Guts & Glory of Grace  (via dearmarieheislove)

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"Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made."

— Tyler Kent White (via allwereallyneedisweed)

(via alteredsilence)