Things I’m giving up for lent (starting at 8pm tonight)

  • Social Media (Tumblr, facebook, blog sites, youtube)
  • Secular Music
  • Any liquid that’s not water
  • Candy
  • Pessimism and laziness
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Some days
I no longer know who I am
or who I have to be
and some days
I forget who you are
and what you’ve done for me
so I pray
remind me
remind me who to be
Lord remind me every day Today - Eric Ballard (via ericballard)

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I like the idea of giving up something for lent this year, but I don’t know what to give up. Any suggestions? Has anyone ever given anything up for lent before?

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  • I finally think I’m ready to chop off my hair. This summer perhaps.
  • I was shooting pictures for a friend at a party when one of the guests began chatting me up about my photos. He looked at them and asked how long i’d been into photography because they were really good. I laughed nervously and said I was extremely amateur and I wouldn’t even call myself a photographer. He said I should have more confidence in myself. I agree. 
  • I have two job interviews when I return from spring break. God has heard me and has answered…twice. 
  • A friend of a friend has a fashion blog and has been having a hard time with her photographer. She was told that I take pictures (or that I have a camera) and emailed me to start shooting her for her blog. She offered to pay but I told her I would rather shoot for free as a learning experience. She was delighted. So am I (nervous too). 
  • I’m finally joining my church. 
  • I’m learning to harbor the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). 
  • I’m obsessed with two songs at the moment. “Bones” by Josh Record, and “Might You Are” by The Walls Group.  
  • What does it mean if you always catch someone looking at you from across the room then when you catch them they smile and look away like some sorta movie cliche?
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Sometimes, I become so tempted to do something until I realise how incredibly stupid and foolish I would be if I did what I was thinking. 

That’s how the devil gets you. He knows your weaknesses, your vices, etc. And that is why self-control is one of the hardest, yet most important things to master in this life. 

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There are all sorts of experiences we can’t really put a name to…The birth of a child, for one. Or the death of a parent. Falling in love. Words are like nets—we hope they’ll cover what we mean, but we know they can’t possibly hold that much joy, grief, or wonder. Finding God is like that, too. If it’s happened to you, you know what it feels like. But try to describe it to someone else—and language only takes you so far. Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart (via breanna-lynn)

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How to get into college in 1983: get good grades

How to get into college in 2013: get good grades, speak six languages, be a rocket scientist, and end world hunger

How to pay for college 1983: Work part time and summers. Maybe take out minimal loans. 

How to pay for college 2013: Which of your organs is the most valuable? 

What to do with your degree in 1983: work in your field
What to do with your degree in 2013: cry


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Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone. Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie (via bookmania)
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