I Did Not a Thing to Deserve This Blessed Glass.


Most of us are familiar with the old metaphor about life, saying that the glass is either empty or half full. I think the thing we so often forget is that God wasn't obligated to give us life. That makes me extremely thankful for it.

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The Bible is not the Word of God. It never refers to itself as such. According to the New Testament, Jesus is the Word of God. The Word of God is a person, not a collection of texts. The documents that make up the Bible contain words of God and inspired words about God written by people who encountered God in various ways. The grand mistake made over the last 500 years has been to substitute the text for the Word. This inevitably leads to a well-intentioned Phariseeism, a subtle idolatry. It can also, paradoxically, lead to a reluctance to honestly and rigorously examine the scriptural texts.

What (or Who) is the Word of God? (via furtherdowntheriver)

More: God’s Word was, is, and always shall be with God. God created all things through his Word. His Word was spoken to the patriarchs. Moses said that the Word of God was in the hearts and mouths of the people of Israel; this same Word came to the prophets. God sent his Word to earth in the human form of his Son, Jesus Christ, who preached that Word and personified it, who lived in the flesh and died on the cross and was raised to life. That same Word of God now sits on the right hand of God and speaks in the hearts of Christ’s followers and will judge all things. There is no scriptural basis for the claim that the Bible is the Word of God, for the scriptures do not exalt themselves, but they testify to Christ. From time immemorial people have tried to fit God into forms that they could touch, hold, study, classify, and finally control. People are still trying to do this by clinging to the unscriptural view that the Word of God is a book.

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Source: dannycoleman.blogspot.com

I also watched the lunar eclipse last night, too.

Yesterday my mom, sister, and i went to a Moroccan restaurant and the guy was really really nice. He added extra everything on our order, charged us very much less, and gave us free sodas afterwards. The place was also a hookah lounge and he said we could stay longer and try it for free. I don’t know about that but the food was so yummy and maybe they just like new people but that was ridiculously nice of the guy.

Fried bananas with cinnamon are better.

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See an almost christian looks right but lives wrong. Can’t stand the convictions in Romans so they sit down to be comforted in psalms. Doesn’t understand worship but love to sing songs like ‘I surrender all….-most.’
— Ezekiel Azonwu  (via littlethingsaboutgod)

Source: jesusmystrongtower

So being that i spent the first twenty years of my life eating prepared breakfast cereal it’s only natural the Wednesday before i turn twenty-one i learn by experience how simple it is to make my own. So i better sleep so i can wake up and have my breakfast and think of a cool name for it.

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frodothedodo:

Has Stargate taught us nothing?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! But really, if this is true then so are the crisis situations of Stargate very likely true to the self-replicating robots thing.

frodothedodo:

Has Stargate taught us nothing?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
But really, if this is true then so are the crisis situations of Stargate very likely true to the self-replicating robots thing.

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When you find out you saved all your notes/work from your only year at Bible college (college in general)

dreamingofcossackia:

37 Year Old Warrant Officer Serhiy Kokurin is the first military casualty of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Described as a diligent and loyal worker for Ukraine, Kokurin was a soldier of over 7 years enlistment who never once gave up the cause of defending his beloved homeland. Kokurin had a 4 year old child, and another on the way, at the time of his murder by Russian invaders.Those children will grow up without their father, a man brutally slain by Russian imperialism and propaganda - likely, those same murderers will go on unpunished, unharmed despite this horrifying act of violence.This is what war does. It destroys families, hearts, and freedoms.Pray for Ukraine, Pray for Mr.Kokurin’s spirit and his family.


This. It makes war not worth it. It is an inefficient means to whatever people are trying to do. Because really, do so many have to die?

dreamingofcossackia:

37 Year Old Warrant Officer Serhiy Kokurin is the first military casualty of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Described as a diligent and loyal worker for Ukraine, Kokurin was a soldier of over 7 years enlistment who never once gave up the cause of defending his beloved homeland. Kokurin had a 4 year old child, and another on the way, at the time of his murder by Russian invaders.

Those children will grow up without their father, a man brutally slain by Russian imperialism and propaganda - likely, those same murderers will go on unpunished, unharmed despite this horrifying act of violence.

This is what war does. It destroys families, hearts, and freedoms.

Pray for Ukraine, Pray for Mr.Kokurin’s spirit and his family.

This. It makes war not worth it. It is an inefficient means to whatever people are trying to do. Because really, do so many have to die?

Source: dreamingofcossackia

Let’s not find our Christian identity through doing Christian things. Let’s find our Christian identity through living in Him and walking in Him.
— Dan Mohler (via sonofhislove)

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My dad is 43 today guys. Which is pretty impressive as the doctors said he’d never make it to 3. And he has lupus. And got malaria (like a little white boy would do living in Nigeria in the 70s, those missionary kids). It’s a good thing my dad doesn’t listen to doctors about things (dying like they said, is what i mean.)

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My Two Cents on Fred Phelps →

notalwaysluminous:

gaywitchesforabortions:

notalwaysluminous:

We, as Christians, love the story of the Prodigal Son— the father who joyfully welcomes home his errant son regardless of what mess he’s gotten himself into or how badly he’s screwed up— until that son is someone like Fred Phelps. But we have to remember that Fred Phelps is just as much God’s…

If we are united with God in joy no matter what our actions on earth are, what is the point of faith? of life? What about Divine Judgement? Honest questions. 

You are operating under the assumption that the most important thing we do in this life is secure our place in the next. This may be your theology, and I am certainly not knocking it. However, it is not my theology. I believe that my task on earth is to be fully present on earth, and to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with [my] God.” I am here not to worry about what will happen to my soul after I die, but to love God with all my heart, soul, mind, might, and strength, and to love others as Christ loved me. “Be holy,” Jesus says, “as I am holy.” God exists in perfect relationship as a Trinity, and to be holy as God is holy is to exist in the most perfect relationship possible with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. That is the point of my faith and my life. Honest answer. 

Wow that makes so much better sense and what i thought all along because if we say we trust God then it is obvious that he’s got that covered so the more important thing we should concern with is doing the things he says and honestly, if our greatest act in this life is to get our place in the next that’s kinda selfish looking and it’s not such a big thing. Plus i agree, we weren’t made to be about ourselves.