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A Life Lived Well

Welcome. This blog is a representation of everything I find wonderful and inspiring in life. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy it.

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Your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you.

Unknown (via kvtes)

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It’s when you’re suffering, when it’s hard, when the trials are upon you, it’s when the fire is hot. That’s when you grow. You know what God’s discipline meant to produce? Holiness and righteousness.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton (via simplycasual)

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The sun is perfect and you woke this morning. You have enough language in your mouth to be understood. You have a name, and someone wants to call it. Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it. If we just start there, every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible. If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.

Warsan Shire (via youngfolksociety)

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Christ says, ‘Give me All. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want you. I have not come to torture your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don’t want to cut off a branch here and a branch there, I want to have the whole tree down. I don’t want to drill the tooth, or crown it, or stop it, but to have it out. Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked—the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: My own shall become yours.’

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via pureblyss)

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Take your time getting dressed this morning; read a book, make yourself some breakfast. The world can wait.

The art of recovery.  (via pureblyss)

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God’s assessment of you isn’t limited by where you’ve been before or even where you are now. His words reflect the places He plans to take you and the purposes He intends to fulfill through you.

Steven Furtick - Crash the Chatterbox (via definedbyyou)

C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity makes a brilliant observation about gospel -humility at the very end of his chapter on pride. If we were to meet a truly humble person , Lewis says, we would never come away from meeting them thinking they were humble. They would not be always telling us they were a nobody (because a person who keeps saying they are a nobody is actually a self-obsessed person). The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less

Gospel-humility is not needing to think about myself. Not needing to connect things with myself. It is an end to thoughts such as, ‘I’m in this room with these people, does that make me look good? Do I want to be here?’ True gospel-humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself. In fact, I stop thinking about myself. The freedom of self-forgetfulness. The blessed rest that only self-forgetfulness brings.

Timothy Keller (via definedbyyou)

Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is harder to get a splinter.

Lemony Snicket (via thatkindofwoman)

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