Chrysanthemum Stigmata

Jun 18, 2014

Sometimes people miss the point…

So, I’ve been seeing this article floating around among my Facebook friends:

We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome

Now, I confess I stopped reading after the portion talking about Valka, Hiccup’s mother in How to Train Your Dragon 2. The author’s utter lack of insight to the roles of characters in a film just discredited her other opinions for me. This blog will have quite a bit of spoilers to address the points the author makes in her article, so if you haven’t seen it yet, don’t read below the cut.

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May 1, 2014

Wahhhhh thus game

Try to beat my Highscore 27084 in Practice mode @ 2048 Number puzzle game

#2048

Jan 28, 2014

1,000 likes!

1,000 likes!

Oct 9, 2013

beingblog:

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve love, we think if we let it in we’ll become too soft. But a wise man named Levin said it right. He said, ‘Love is the only rational act.’” — Mitch Albom, from Tuesdays with Morrie
Two revelers kiss each other covered in tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos / Getty Images)

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beingblog:

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve love, we think if we let it in we’ll become too soft. But a wise man named Levin said it right. He said, ‘Love is the only rational act.’”

— Mitch Albom, from Tuesdays with Morrie

Two revelers kiss each other covered in tomato pulp while participating the annual Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos / Getty Images)

:)

Sep 3, 2013

It was the fourth day of July

Looked in my eyes and saw that I

I wanted more than just a man 

I needed a friend 

Someone I can talk to 

Someone who’ll really listen 

When you touched my hand 

The sun got brighter then 

Trusting you I closed my eyes

And felt our love begin

<3

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Aug 2, 2013

spiritualinspiration:

" Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed" (1 Peter 4:12-13, NIV).  It’s one thing to know that you’re going into a challenging season. You get prepared for it. You get mentally ready. But what about the difficulties that we don’t see coming? The unexpected crisis that catches us off-guard? Sometimes, it can seem so overwhelming that it almost knocks the wind right out of us. 
  The Scripture says that we shouldn’t be surprised by fiery trials. That’s because the forces of darkness would not be fighting against you if they didn’t know that God has something amazing in your future! Sometimes, those unexpected difficulties are just a sign that you’re on the right track. It’s always darkest just before the dawn appears. The enemy always fights the hardest when you are closest to your breakthrough. The key is to stay the course and keep fighting the good fight of faith. Keep your joy and keep declaring God’s Word over your future. God has promised that you will overcome every obstacle. You will defeat every enemy, and right now, I declare that you will fulfill your destiny in Jesus’ name!   Devil you can’t stop this -TD JAKES

spiritualinspiration:

" Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed" (1 Peter 4:12-13, NIV).

It’s one thing to know that you’re going into a challenging season. You get prepared for it. You get mentally ready. But what about the difficulties that we don’t see coming? The unexpected crisis that catches us off-guard? Sometimes, it can seem so overwhelming that it almost knocks the wind right out of us. 


The Scripture says that we shouldn’t be surprised by fiery trials. That’s because the forces of darkness would not be fighting against you if they didn’t know that God has something amazing in your future! Sometimes, those unexpected difficulties are just a sign that you’re on the right track. It’s always darkest just before the dawn appears. The enemy always fights the hardest when you are closest to your breakthrough. The key is to stay the course and keep fighting the good fight of faith. Keep your joy and keep declaring God’s Word over your future. God has promised that you will overcome every obstacle. You will defeat every enemy, and right now, I declare that you will fulfill your destiny in Jesus’ name!

Devil you can’t stop this -TD JAKES

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Jul 27, 2013

My God is still good
with no access to any of my finances whatsoever
wanting to punch the face of whoever took that from me
I have faith Father
that no weapon forged by the enemy will be used against me
even in the dark valleys I traverse
even in the midst of sins of others and my own
You are at my side with rod and staff
Your grace and mercy are endless
You are the Almighty Father
and I declare it
I seal it upon my heart, Lord
that nothing shall break my faith in You
that despite all my faults and shortcomings
I am not short of Your love
You are bigger than money and problems and strife
My God I remain praising you
May your justice be done by your will.



Jul 15, 2013

You know when I rise and when I fall
and clinging to the rock 
sometimes a slippery slope
sometimes a craggy ledge
but with hands raw and knees scraped
I will cling and I will climb,
I Your branches, and You my vine
And though waves break before me
though the sun beat my brow
though the hurling wind push and shove
Let my eyes be forever cast unto You
And should my fingers lose grip and my feet lose their hold
I shall fall into Your ocean of grace 
and swim back to the shore
Where You’ll walk with me along the sand
And I’ll cling to the rock and climb again.

Jun 18, 2013

This doesn&#8217;t really sit too well with me. While I believe that we should seek God at all times, in times of desperation and in times of blessing, I find it difficult to accept this portrayal of a god who would purposefully keep his beloved children in a state of desperation just to have a connection with them. Seems rather petty behavior for an Almighty God.
Hear me out. Say I only talked to my parents whenever I needed money, would they try to manipulate circumstances to keep me reliant on them for money so that we&#8217;d maintain some sort of relationship? I think you would all agree that&#8217;s kind of messed up for parents. So if my earthly parents wouldn&#8217;t even do that to me, why would my Heavenly Father?
I know that God is a personal God who truly seeks a relationship with us, and He&#8217;s above attitudes that we think are typical in others. While maybe we can expect others to manipulate us to become reliant on them, God doesn&#8217;t do that. He just asks to be a part of our lives. And even when we reject Him, He&#8217;s still there, and I don&#8217;t think we can even begin to fathom how great is His love. 
I really don&#8217;t know where this excerpt came from, and I apologize to whoever wrote it, if they should ever come across my blog and read this. I just think God is so much greater than that depicted here.

This doesn’t really sit too well with me. While I believe that we should seek God at all times, in times of desperation and in times of blessing, I find it difficult to accept this portrayal of a god who would purposefully keep his beloved children in a state of desperation just to have a connection with them. Seems rather petty behavior for an Almighty God.

Hear me out. Say I only talked to my parents whenever I needed money, would they try to manipulate circumstances to keep me reliant on them for money so that we’d maintain some sort of relationship? I think you would all agree that’s kind of messed up for parents. So if my earthly parents wouldn’t even do that to me, why would my Heavenly Father?

I know that God is a personal God who truly seeks a relationship with us, and He’s above attitudes that we think are typical in others. While maybe we can expect others to manipulate us to become reliant on them, God doesn’t do that. He just asks to be a part of our lives. And even when we reject Him, He’s still there, and I don’t think we can even begin to fathom how great is His love. 

I really don’t know where this excerpt came from, and I apologize to whoever wrote it, if they should ever come across my blog and read this. I just think God is so much greater than that depicted here.

(Source: spiritualinspiration, via spiritualinspiration)

Jun 12, 2013

Psalm 119

So lately I’ve been trying this thing called self-control. Where in the past I’d just throw myself into what I’m feeling, now I just really don’t want distractions from chasing after God. 

Ok, I’ll just come right out and say it. I’ve been kinda crushin’ on someone, teehee. I’ve been able to keep the hormones at bay most of the time, but lately I’ve been having dreams, certain images by others when being prayed for, and other coincidences that I’m weary to associate them with certain someone because the devil knows my weaknesses as much as God does. And even if yeah he is a pretty Godly man, I’m hesitant to act on these things because the situation is possibly being used against me by the enemy to distract me from my walk with God. And at this point I’m keeping my eyes on the prize, and if He sees fit to place someone beside me while I’m running to Him then so be it. But let my eyes be forever focused on the Lord. 
  

Yesterday afternoon (I had slept most of my day), I prayed as I was waking up for more discernment from things of the enemy and things of the Lord. I also prayed for a verse to strengthen me in following his way. I don’t know every verse in the Bible, so when God told me “Psalm 119,” I was pleasantly surprised. Psalm 119 is really long, so here are a few that stood out to me:

How can young people keep their way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
    do not let me stray from your commandments.
I treasure your word in my heart,
    so that I may not sin against you.
Blessed are you, O Lord;
    teach me your statutes.
With my lips I declare
    all the ordinances of your mouth.
I delight in the way of your decrees
    as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on your precepts,
    and fix my eyes on your ways.
I will delight in your statutes;
    I will not forget your word

                        Psalm119:9-16

 

Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes,
    and I will observe it to the end.
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law
    and observe it with my whole heart.
Lead me in the path of your commandments,
    for I delight in it.
Turn my heart to your decrees,
    and not to selfish gain.
Turn my eyes from looking at vanities;
    give me life in your ways.
Confirm to your servant your promise,
    which is for those who fear you.
Turn away the disgrace that I dread,
    for your ordinances are good.
See, I have longed for your precepts;
    in your righteousness give me life.

                        Psalm 119:33-40

 

You have dealt well with your servant,
    O Lord, according to your word.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
    for I believe in your commandments.
Before I was humbled I went astray,
    but now I keep your word.
You are good and do good;
    teach me your statutes.
The arrogant smear me with lies,
    but with my whole heart I keep your precepts.
Their hearts are fat and gross,
    but I delight in your law.
It is good for me that I was humbled,
    so that I might learn your statutes.
The law of your mouth is better to me
    than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

                                    Psalm 119:65-72

 

Your word is a lamp to my feet
    and a light to my path.
I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
    to observe your righteous ordinances.
I am severely afflicted;
    give me life, O Lord, according to your word.
Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord,
    and teach me your ordinances.
I hold my life in my hand continually,
    but I do not forget your law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me,
    but I do not stray from your precepts.
Your decrees are my heritage forever;
    they are the joy of my heart.
I incline my heart to perform your statutes
    forever, to the end.

                                    Psalm 119:105-112

 

Let my cry come before you, O Lord;
    give me understanding according to your word.
Let my supplication come before you;
    deliver me according to your promise.
My lips will pour forth praise,
    because you teach me your statutes.
My tongue will sing of your promise,
    for all your commandments are right.
Let your hand be ready to help me,
    for I have chosen your precepts.
I long for your salvation, O Lord,
    and your law is my delight.
Let me live that I may praise you,
    and let your ordinances help me.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek out your servant,
    for I do not forget your commandments

                                    Psalm 119:169-176