If I trace the scars I bet I could see the constellation God is making me into.

unsmokedhamartias:

I CANNOT STRESS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT PEOPLE SEE THIS AND UNDERSTAND THIS. TRUE MUSLIMS CONDONE NONE OF WHAT ISIS AND OTHER TERRORISTS ARE DOING. THESE ARE EVIL, UNEDUCATED PEOPLE GIVING ISLAM A BAD NAME BY DOING THINGS THAT ISLAM DOES NOT CONDONE AND CALLING IT RELIGION. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

realest post everrr…

"I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process." 

— Vincent van Gogh

I Love Fine, College Educated Black Woman So Much!

ripspaddedroom:

strivingking:

How I react when a fine black woman is in undergrad and is hella determined to graduate…

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and when a fine black woman already has a bachelors degree….

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and when a fine black woman has a bachelors AND Masters degree…

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all that

The darkness can’t overtake some so instead it tries to conceal your light, and sometimes that’s worst; knowing there’s something good in you and feeling like there’s no way to get it out, feeling like you have the power to free people but not being able to reach them.

spiritualinspiration:

“…apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV)

Jesus put it this way, “Without Me, you can do nothing.” In this passage, He talks about a vine and branches. Just like a vine will die if it is cut apart from the vine, we also won’t survive without being vitally connected to Him.

How do we stay connected? First, by acknowledging Him. By talking to Him. By reading and following His Word. See, when you acknowledge God, that’s a sign of humility. You’re saying, “God, I know You created the whole universe. You flung the stars into space. You tell every raindrop where to fall. I’m not here by accident. You breathed Your life into me. You made me in Your image. You crowned me with Your favor. Now God, I can’t do this without You. I can’t make it on my own. I need You in my life.” When you show that kind of dependency on God, there is nothing He won’t do for you. God will move heaven and earth to get you to where you’re supposed to be.

A Prayer for Today

Father, today I choose to abide in You. I don’t want to live life on my own, so I choose to trust in You. Show me Your ways. Teach me Your love. Keep me close to You always in Jesus name. Amen.

dustinaksland:

Common for Billboard

07/18/14

New York City

babe.

You are not a reflection of the people who can’t love you. —Caitlyn Siehl (via loosebaggymonster)