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A Love Letter to the Little Things: vol. IV
To automatic sprinklers on hot days, I love you. Thank you for always managing to water the sidewalk as I’m running past. Your mist is a lot like God’s goodness, I think; you spring up from the ground and keep things alive. I didn’t do anything to deserve your refreshing mist, and yet you’re always there to cool me down. Thank you for teaching me to look for grace in unexpected places. You give me what I need to keep moving forward.

So, akala ko okay na kami ng tiyan ko. Pero dahil pumapak na naman ako ng kape at maanghang na pagkain, ayuun, umaalma na naman ang maarte kong tiyan.

So, umuwi nalang ako at umabsent sa trabaho dahil ayokong magsusuka doon sa school  (sintomas ng dyspepsia, by the way, di ako preggy hoyy). Mahirap nang ma-issuehan na buntis. Baka magkaroon ng World War Z at bigla kong matapon yung napkin kong suot2x as of the moment.

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Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me (via nonelikejesus)

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Have you forgotten the power of His sacrifice? Have you forgotten the validity of His promises? Have you forgotten the security of salvation? Have you lost sight of all this beautiful truth that’s supposed to be enveloping your fears and insecurities with peace and full assurance that He is who He says He is regardless of the darkness you see within yourself. He sees it too, and He didn’t flinch at the sight. He didn’t go anywhere. So let the gratitude fill you to the brim and know that you weren’t ever expected to pretend and you have no reason to hide. If you’ve got darkness, stop wasting your time trying to mask and manage its presence. Did you look around and believe that you might be the only one with things you’re ashamed of? Who taught you to hide like your father Adam? Don’t you remember how God called out for Him? Who told you to pretend you’re something you’re not? The cross has made a way for you to not cower like Adam. Who told you this is about you? This is about God—His power, His love, His plan, and His redemption. Did you forget that your only hope is in the light that came for you and came after you? Stop hiding from your only hope. Invite the light in and let it flood your darkness. Its persistence dissolves once it’s confronted by light. Don’t defend the manifestations of your old self. Invite the light to fill its place. There’s no reason to guard the corruption that has nothing to offer you but loneliness and fear. Make provisions for it in one area and it will make no apologies when it threatens the rest of you. Willingly expose the darkness you’ve hidden in your corners. You don’t have it under control if it’s controlling you, and if you’re not being honest about its presence in your life, it is surely controlling you. It will forfeit its power the instant it’s exposed, so turn the light on and trust the character and promises of God who has claimed those corners as His own. He’s not afraid of your condition. Why are you?

LB, Peace: Room & Time (via yesdarlingido)

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— David Baldacci, The Camel Club (via nonelikejesus)

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— Tim Keller (via littlethingsaboutgod)

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— Maya Angelou (via observando)

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I find it interesting that when the serpent enticed Adam and Eve in the garden, he appealed to them by emphasizing their lack. He offered the knowledge of both good and evil, insinuating that their current state of knowledge was limited and incomplete. Eve fails to read between the lines because she has already believed a lie—that she has been slighted by God; that he has kept something valuable from her. But what is it that the serpent offered? Both the knowledge of good and evil? Ah, but there they stand, too offended and self-absorbed to realize that they were already well acquainted with all that is good—something the serpent could not provide. There they stand with a wounded ego preventing them from realizing that all the serpent had the power to expose them to was evil. My initial response is to shake Eve to make her see the deception before she falls into the trap tailored specifically to her insecurities and pride. But then I see myself in her and my heart sinks as I realize that not even analyzing this scripture is enough to change my heart that looks so much like hers.

I do the same as Eve. I crane my neck searching for alternatives, I reach out for anything that glistens, clutch onto anything that will feed my self-entitled, ignorant, and flippant greed that insists on accommodating my need to be independent and in control. When God doesn’t offer me something, I don’t hesitate to take what I believe is rightfully mine when it’s extended by the world. When I’m given the choice to do good or evil, I’m not any better than her. I have taken what is evil when I’ve felt like God was holding out on me. I rarely crave what I already have. I want whatever I’m told is forbidden because it promises happiness, and looks similar to freedom—but it has never kept its promise. It’s always something fleeting and far from what I hoped. No matter how appealing, it never has the courtesy to warn me of its consequences. And you know just as well as I do that the taste of the fruit is never as sweet as it seemed right before deeply sinking your teeth into the first bite.

LB, I’m Just Like Eve | more posts like this here. (via yesdarlingido)

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rising-stone:

There is fruit growing,
but it has yet to ripen.
And if you pull the peach from her branches
before she is ready,
you will be met with tough skin and bitterness.
When you tear through her flesh
until you find the stone at her center,
you will not be refreshed.
Her…

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