Being tested by God reminds us that our function and task is to be about His business, that our purpose is to be an extension of his nature, an ambassador of His throne room, and a proclaimer of His message.
“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way - things I had no words for.”
- Georgia O’Keese
I want to be a lady - virtuous, modest and pure; to be known for her kind heart, her tender love and her daring soul. Not vanity, not pride, not fame, popularity or fortune. Not what fades in the wind - our physical appearance, but that stands eternal - our inner beautiful soul.
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to all bravely await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
-- William Henry Channing (as quoted by Si Hui)
my noob attempt at graphic design! (what you think? =D)
it’s messy cause someone commented how the original art itself is ‘tidy’
haha so i thought i should make it messier =D
inspired by this! (the original version)
I feel like an epitome of this quote and perfect excuse for my not so tidy room, and I like this so much; I attempted my own graphic and I’m gonna print this A2, put in a frame and placed it in my room! =D
(texture from aqueous sun)
A sincere born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has been called and gifted to express the love of Christ and the glory of God through entrepreneurial ventures recognizing that they are mere stewards of the accumulation of wealth derived from such ventures and entrusted to use this wealth according to God’s good and perfect will following the teachings set forth in the Bible.
--Brad Harmon (on what is a Christian Entrepreneur) - something interesting I found
- Moses and Isaiah were politicians.
- David was a shepherd and King.
- Samuel was a prophet.
- Peter was a fisherman.
- Luke was a physician.
- Matthew was a tax-collector.
- Paul was a theologian.
- Amos was a herdsman.
- Joshua was a General.
- Job was a businessman.
- Nehemiah was a butler/cupbearer.
God can use anyone with any profession. You just have to be willing and ready.
my excuse for my never neat room?
although I am like forever packing it, but it’s like still forever messy! =O
and I can’t stand the mess but I don’t know where to start packing… ahaha
aye dude i still can’t see my table, cause it’s buried under all my stuff, and I’m not even a hoarder, I throw away stuff like nobody’s business, SO WHERE DID ALL THE STUFF COME FROM =O and I don’t even really shop.
hahahaha good enough excuse?
I live in disorganized mess. =/
Festina lente (Make haste slowly)
--Emperor Augustus (Roman Empire)
“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.”
Our past does not determine our future. Our identity does. And when we are Christ’s, our future then, is known while being unknown — it can only be full of endless possibilities. And our past —the failures, pain and shame— are dust and cleansed, reflecting only the glory of God beaming through a transformed life. A life that is ever transforming. O happy day!
If you aren’t willing to be perplexed, you will never be amazed
--The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson (via jo-en)
Prayers are prophecies. They are the best predictors of your spiritual future. Who you become is determined by how you pray. Ultimately, the transcript of your prayers becomes the script of your life
--Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker (via princessgracesdairies)