"Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow."
"I am happy when I eat fresh fruit, when I burst out laughing, when I discover a new song, when I finish a good book, when I wake up and feel relaxed. I’m glad to have friends, family, a home, food when I’m hungry, hot water when I shower. I love being able to live and see the seasons change, to have gifts at Christmas and at my birthday, to travel sometimes, to have a good education and a great access to culture. I’m flattered when people compliment me, when peole smile at me, when people are polite to me. There are so many things that make life so simple and easy and I will always think about them more than all the bad things that will happen to me. I do not have time to be sad every day and ungrateful; I have every reason in the world to be happy."
1. Because a woman brought into this world will inevitably be given pepper spray “just in case.”
2. Because by sixteen, a young girl knows how to avoid being sexually assaulted, while a boy of the same age does not fear sexual assault in the slightest.
3. Because a girl who mocks men is a bitch, and a boy who mocks women is joking.
4. Because a girl who has sex is a slut, and a boy who has sex is a man.
5. Because in a murder, the killer is at fault, but the blame of rape is often put on the victim.
6. Because we teach girls how not to get raped instead of teaching anyone simply not to rape.
7. Because a woman should put more clothes on if her outfit makes a man uncomfortable, because his self control is her responsibility.
8. Because feminists just need to chill out.
9. Because a 22 year old sex-obsessed virgin can murder 7 people, and the problem is that someone should’ve just slept with him.
10. Because not all men are predators, but yes, all women are prey.
There’s a fucking womanifesto for you."
It is so easy to want to respond in a harsh manner, to snap back at someone who has wounded your pride. That’s the thing though, our pride must be put to death, because Christ calls us to fight the flow of the world. To die to self is to live in grace, that means that you no longer sharpen the tools of the tongue, but you invest in the value of the heart. Making it capable to love more than hate, to fight back with a loving tone instead of a harsh one. Imagine how many marriages would be spared if people died to self, how many homes would be fixed if Christ was king.
To be a Christian, is to surrender all that we have for all the He is, learning to lay down our crowns and take up our crosses."
"The common idea of divining God’s will is either a pagan notion
that we Christians need to let go of or a mode of administration
that God no longer uses. God has given us a program of guidance
that involves getting to know Him through His Word and letting
Him shape our character, our hearts, and our desires. Then as we
know the mind of God we can live out His will. He expects us to
first draw close to Him, then allows for seeking wise counsel as
confirmation, or taking our circumstances into consideration and
using our own sound judgment to make a decision. He never calls
us in the New Testament to “seek His will,” but rather to seek
His kingdom and do His will. We ought to stamp out of our
vocabulary the non-biblical and misleading expression “finding
God’s will.” Rather than talk about “seeking the will of God,” we
ought to speak of following the guidance of God. This is not just
semantically different, since He is calling us to draw close to
Himself and to live holy lives. God’s will for us is that we be holy;
there is no mystery to His will. As for those questions about
changing jobs, getting married, going to school, and the like,
finding answers will require growing close to God."
Food for thought.