4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
It hurts so much to read all the blogs about how girls think they aren’t pretty enough, aren’t skinny enough, aren’t loved because they still have their virginity.. I want to cry. To tell them they’re wrong.
We let the littlest things take hold of us and soon they grow and consume our lives. We’re left a wreck. Broken. Desperate.
They tell us we’re just insecure emotional teenager going through adolescence. It’s not that simple. This time in our lives doesn’t just blow over. It can change everything. Each little thing we start to believe and start to act on. These little lies can ruin a life. You need to know the truth.
YOU are beautiful. YOU were created just as you are and YOU are perfect.
I can’t even start on weight.. It doesn’t matter. Yes, you need to take care of yourself but don’t try to be as skinny as the next girl. You’ll never be satisfied. You’re body is perfect. Just as it is.
And sex. If a guy knows what’s right and loves you, I believe he’ll wait for you and your virginity. Sex is a gift and connection that was designed for marriage. Protect you’re virginity and save it for that one person.
Song of Soloman 4:7 ~ “…You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.”
Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and house keepers magically becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches…
fact: for some special event or “big day” i want to receive a globe. a really really cool globe. i think they’re beautiful. they spark my imagination and curiosity. possessing a globe would be a daily inspiration and motivator. a drive to achieve my goal - to adventure the world.
travels have not been a big part of my family’s agenda. “vacation” generally means finding something to accomplish at home. if i get really adventurous i might walk around random neighborhoods for hours.
the one family vacation that we’ve had was after my dad died. i was about two years old. we went to disneyland. that’s the farthest i’ve ever been (i live in colorado). sure enough, i’ve pretty much been all over colorado. i’ve been to new mexico a few times, utah, and wyoming. my idea of adventure surely exceeds the extent of those trips.
maybe i’m just picky or ungrateful. or maybe i just have high expectations and aspirations. i really want to travel.
ideally traveling gives me a sense of freedom that can’t be obtained from anything else. no ties, no permanent responsibilities, no routine. the idea of just going. simply utterly appealing. to discover and learn. to experience different cultures.
without an outline, tour guide, day to day hour by hour schedule… not the tourist side of the location. i want to feel the people. help the people. experience their lives as they are. not masked over. raw. organic.