Unlearning

My name is Samantha. I love Jesus and I love you.

My flesh hates prayer more than Bible study because Bible study can actually be used for my glory. I can know more than others. I can speak better than others. If I study well, I can speak in conferences. But no one will know about my life of prayer. I will gain nothing from men but I will gain much from God.

—Paul Washer (via godmoves)

(Source: community4christ, via godmoves)

Quoting Jesus makes you lots of Christian friends. Taking what He said serious is the fastest way to lose them.

—D. R. Silva (via jepaliko)

(Source: contrariansoul, via h2ointowine)

I sometimes read sugary things like “God has an amazing plan for your life” and then I see a dude on the street who’s about to die from gangrene or a diseased kidney, and I just know they could never ever relate. That sort of god, to me, is limited and fits right in my pocket. It’s god of self-improvement and wise habits and daily living, which are all necessary, but not primary. I believe the bigger we define God as He really is, the more we know He will work over, above, through, and beyond the worst of our circumstances.

If the love of God is not enough for you, then I would suggest that you are not experiencing the love of God; because it is a love that overflows, and no sane man can ever deny the abundance of a full cup.

—T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via godmoves)

(Source: tblaberge, via godmoves)

I don’t care if Mike Brown was going to college soon. This should not matter. We should not have to prove Mike Brown was worthy of living. We should not have to account for the ways in which he is suitably respectable. We should not have to prove that his body did not deserve to be riddled with bullets. His community should not have to silence their anger so they won’t be accused of rioting, so they won’t become targets too.

I’m a Jesus feminist. I’m a feminist precisely because of my love for Jesus, because following Jesus turned me into a feminist. And if you believe that women are people too, then technically, well, I hate to break it to you, but you are a feminist. After all, at the core, feminism simply means that we champion the dignity, rights, responsibilities, and glories of women as equal in importance to those of men, and we refuse discrimination against women.

  • Television: In the criminal justice system--
  • Me: SEXUALLY-BASED OFFENSES ARE CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY HEINOUS. IN NEW YORK CITY, THE DEDICATED DETECTIVES WHO INVESTIGATE THESE VICIOUS FELONIES ARE MEMBERS OF AN ELITE SQUAD KNOWN AS THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT. THESE ARE THEIR STORIES. DUN DUN