From a hopeful January to now, 2013 has been a crazy year. Here’s to ending it with a good December. ^u^
There are better ways to release emotions than to harm yourself or others. Please promise me you’ll find one that works for you!
Proverbs says “Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.” I think God takes it more seriously than we do.
"When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you,
and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.
Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.
(Proverbs 23:1-3 NIV)
It’s a warning to gluttons. The bigger picture moral is that it’s never wise to let your desires/cravings overtake you.
It’s like what Jesus says:
“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13 NKJV)
Mammon being material possession or greed, your desire for more more more.
We are meant to serve God first and foremost. We cannot serve him and our earthly desires at the same time. So yes, do what you must to avoid such behavior, but the root of the issue is idolatry, putting your own desires in the front where God should be. Seek him first, serve him first, and he works in us to change our hearts for good.
No more excuses.
I will forever reblog this
It’s sort of horrifying that we all know what they’re talking about without them really saying it.. that it’s become that much of a norm in our society that we just know.
actual Harry Potter
the awkward moment when the actor playing harry potter is a better representation of book harry potter than movie harry potter
d’awwww shucks :D
Answering this b/c i just realized my 8 page paper is 8 DOUBLE SPACED pages which is just a 4-5 page singlespaced paper which I plan to knock out before bedtime. Since that destressed me by about two levels, why not go on Tumblr, eh?
Five random facts about myself? Hmmm…
1. I’m hopefully going to South Korea over Spring Break.
2. I used to be addicted to coffee. Now I drink a lot of herbal teas.
3. I feel called by God to do Bible translation in the future (for people groups that don’t yet have the Bible in their language, so that they may know God too!)
4. My bike has been locked in front of the student union here for two months. Why? A spider started living in the left handbrake and I couldn’t get it out :P
5. I wish I had time to pursue my art projects. Hopefully after finals I can!
My Fellow South Africans,Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed.He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.He is now resting. He is now at peace.Our nation has lost its…
You lived a long, full life. May your legacy continue on much longer.
The world mourns the loss of such a great man.
|—||Entrepreneur Jane Chen, maker of the life-saving Embrace infant incubator, at TEDWomen 2013. (via explore-blog)|
Mary Shelley’s ’Frankenstein’ - Bookbinding by Dimitri
“I wanted the binding to convey the essence of the story, that its mere view could tell you what’s inside, to be intrigued by it. And what would be more iconic for the specific book than to be bound from leather scraps stitched together? I searched at the drawer where I keep leftovers of the leathers I use and took up random pieces. I wasn’t picky, I even chose some with minor stains, and most of the pieces vary in their texture, from smooth to porous to buffed ones. I wanted something a bit “messy” and just a hint gross.
Last but not least, I wanted something really special for the endpapers, so I found some anatomy notes from 1830 and Voila!”