Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything. Unless you learn to open the door of your life completely and let God in from your first waking moment of each new day, you will be working on the wrong level throughout the day. But if you will swing the door of your life fully open and ‘pray to your Father who is in the secret place,’ every public thing in your life will be marked with the lasting imprint of the presence of God.

Nothing feels quite right, does it? I haven’t felt like this in a while, and it hurts to think. When did this fog set in? Where did my lighthouse go? What happened to the things I once was so sure of? It feels hollow, and I’m scared that it won’t go back, that I’ll drift for awhile and not ever have anything to return to.

Oh, but I see now, I must look up and see the beauty of that northern star; the silence of it will not tell me where to go, but the fact that it is where it is, will guide me home.

Do we not all have a northern star? Do we not all have Christ?

Who He is, and where He is, is the sign for where we must go; that is hope in the darkness, in the confusion of it all. Christ standing with arms out stretched, showing us our way home, showing us our way to Him.

Any advice for someone on how to go back to church

I left my previous church, because I was unhappy with how things were run and disagreed with some stuff that was preached. I stayed too long until I was bitter and toxic, and I knew I just had to go. 

It has been more than a year. I did try visiting other churches but they weren’t right. Also diving into the church scene is really scary, especially when it involves bringing my whole family along.

I am also very scared. I probably have very high expectations that is impossible for a place, where broken people gather, to meet. 

Anyone have any advice for me?

Dye-ing Culture: Color Run, White-washing Holi Since 2012

UGH It is Colour Run again in Singapore. It is sad (and almost disgusting) that people are misappropriating Indian culture in an Asian country where Indians are one of the four major racial groups. 

Surely there are other creative ways to make your run different. 

How do you tell someone the truth when you don’t trust them with it?

I know he looks up to me, but I know he also looks up to a few others and given his need to have the facts and truth, he would reveal what I’ve said to get confirmation.

But the thing is life is not black and white. I cannot know for sure that what I know is the truth. Everything I know is collected observations and experiences. 

I am lucky to be in a position where I am friendly with everyone and in the midst of things. I see different sides, but because I am also in the midst of things, I do have my own grievances. 

He doesn’t see the struggles with have, the shadows of chains that we once had. He doesn’t understand reading between the lines or talking about in circles. 

He sees things in black and white, when it is all grey.

When he asked if his complaints contributed to the push factor, I said no. That was the truth, but it was his ignorant passion that drained my soul. 

I am not disillusioned like what he thinks. I just decided that this was not my battle to fight. 

It is not a war that can be won overnight. And I am not willing to wait.

daddys-fucktoys:

theawkwardlifeofapsycho:

Why is this not taught universally.

While this is an absolutely brilliant idea that I support 100000000% I also recommend that before you damn near rip his finger off; make sure you clearly state that if he doesn’t remove his hand from your lap that you will rip his finger off.

That way when it does go to court you can notify the judge that you politely requested he removed his hand and since he didn’t abide by your request; you believed he was a potential rapist and defended yourself accordingly.

(Source: sfgifs, via tolive4)

loveispatient:

brutereason:

These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.

can everybody and their brother read this, please?

This is really helpful. I always obsess about saying the right things to people, because I get hurt/annoyed when someone says something insensitive.