Keep Shining.

side note: my followers are cuties ✌️I love y’all

(Source: lovechangeseverythang)


nomadic-mantra:

If you’ve ever doubted yourself, walk deep into any forest. Notice how the trees still stand even though they are given no recognition. Walk along any stream. The water still flows, though no one stops to praise it. Watch the stars late at night; they shine without acknowledgment. Humans are just the same. We are made out of the same elements as these beautiful wonders. Always remember your beauty and self worth. 

(Source: lunakundalini)


s-urf-patrol:

Uh oh, run Julian.
Ph: Brandon Means 


this is why I didn’t go to the U.S. Open. lol
praisus:

Alana & Este Haim after their incredible performance at Terminal 5 (shot by me)


I ❤️ themmm
Just curious about your thoughts on this- legal abortion provides safe means for the procedure, I think that's a given. Do you think that by making all abortion illegal, it would result in higher rates of unsafe methods of abortion? If so, what are your thoughts on that?

letalltheearthrejoice:

Hey there anon! Well, I think “safe” is kind of a vague term to use here.  Abortion is an extremely invasive procedure with a ton of medical risks involved, just like any major surgery, except this one involves the termination of another life, as well as the emotional repercussions of terminating the life of a child that was growing inside of you. So if by safe you mean there are low medical risks, maybe.  That’s like saying going in for knee surgery is safe. Yeah, the doctors know how to do it but things can easily go wrong. (For example, my grandfather went in for a routine knee replacement and did not come out alive.) So if that’s what we’re calling safe, then go ahead. But what I don’t think is safe is the life of that dead fetus, and I don’t think the life of that woman is safe now. An abortion is a burden a woman has to carry for the rest of her life (link). That doesn’t seem safe to me.

Anyway, getting back to the root of your question: I totally get what you’re saying. Am I glad these women are getting medical care by doctors rather than in back allies? Sure, but that’s also like asking me whether I’d like to let a mother watch her child die in a hospital bed or a back alley. I’d rather just not have it happen at all.

What you’re asking me is if I think making abortion illegal would increase the rates of unsafe methods of abortion. And to be honest, I don’t know. I can’t read the future. I’d hope that the women of our generation would rather focus on safe vs. unsafe sex rather than safe vs. unsafe abortion. The only true safety is abstinence.

I hope this answers your question anon. Thank you for asking your question so kindly. God bless ya!

good response


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Can I say something to young ladies here? I’m trying to pick my words carefully here. Your husband, whoever he is, single ladies, will have an unbelievable amount of influence over your sons and daughters in regards to spiritual things. If you want your children to love Jesus deeply, hold out for a man that is Godly. And let me tell you this: I am well aware that Godly men are rare. Lots of neat Christian boys, not a lot of Godly men. And we’re working our tails off for you to try to develop some into that. But don’t settle, because it’s better that you be lonely now than you be married and lonely later. Are you tracking with me? It is better that you be lonely now than for you to get married to a man that will teach your kids everything but the way of Jesus.
- Matt Chandler (via jazminantoinette)

so, so important.

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been inspired lately. :) painting is good for the soul!
So I really need some advice or words of encouragement or reassurance. Recently I got accepted into a discipleship program where I'll be away form friends and family to figure out where in ministry I am called to be in. But I have been falling away from god and getting involved with people that I know aren't his plan for my life. Such as my ex boyfriend who I've gotten really involved with and I just want to change my life around but I'm scared of the hurt and struggles that will come with.

hiii… unfortunately, struggles are a reality. but they make you stronger. and I know that’s so cliché, but over the years I’ve found it to be so true. it sounds like this discipleship program is a great opportunity to be away from the people who are holding you back. so when you come home, you’ll be much more equipped to deal with everything. when people ask me for advice or encouragement, there’s always 1 thing that seems to pop up into my mind that most people forget (I know I forget it often too)… and that is, that God has given us power over our thoughts. if you can trust Him with your life, and focus on one thing at a time (for right now, your discipleship thing) then you’ll be okay! take it day by day and don’t worry about what might happen. focus on what you have control of, and give the rest to Him. & don’t forget that every moment is an opportunity to change what you don’t like. look at 2 Timothy 1:7…. love u. :)


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