Messy hair. ♥ Goodnight! Mahh labb’s birthday tomorrow so excited weeee
Medical students in Taiwan are buried alive. This practice, which sounds like it could lead to a serious shortage of Taiwanese doctors in a few years, doesn’t actually lead to death. The docs-in-training at Rende Madical College are simply placed in a sealed coffin for 10 minutes. Why? To give them insights into death and to provide them with a new appreciation in life.
Paul taught that we were basically buried alive too. We remained physically alive, but we died spiritually to sin. In Romans 6, Paul declared that “we died and were buried in Christ” (v.4). This means that when we received Jesus as our savior, we died to sin. The result is that a true believer simply can’t continue to live in constant sin. If we do, then it’s likely that we’ve never been truly born again, for “those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep sinning, because they are children of God”. (1john3:9)
So “our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives”. (v.6). Does this mean that we can achieve sinless perfection in life? Nope. But we should see new patterns of holiness increasingly replacing old patterns of sin.
Paul told us we have a choice. “Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires” (v.12). Instead, we must prayerfully, actively die to sin each day —- choosing to “give ourselves completely to God” (v.13) and claiming God’s power over sin. For “sin is no longer our master” (v.14).
oh, okay, I can respond I guess..
IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK DON’T READ BELOW
ON ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
okay, so. I personally want to go and give Rick Riordan all the blessings I could possibly ever find on my livetime and some really huge bear hug as huge as I can possibly pull with my not-so-big-arms.
Because, seriously, how often to you see the true representation of different people in the media? Especially, in the books. And especially, in so called ‘kids books’.
I don’t quite think some of people realise how important it is, especially for children. Because, most of the time for ‘some reason’ it’s all up fine with romance in so-called-kids-books. Percy loves Annabeth-fine. Hazel loves Frank-fine. Jason loves Piper-fine. And then HEY here we go, Nico loves *since ‘the one you care the most* Percy and-NOPE. Nope. That’s can’t be it. He’s a kid. He cannot possibly be sure in his feelings yet. There’s no way he realises blah-blah he’ll soon unknowladge his ‘mistake’ bluh-bluh OH NO MY CHILD CANNOT READ THIS BOOK THERE’S A KID THAT LIKES SOMEONE OF THE SAME GENDRE IMPOSSIBLUUUU etcetcetc.. They start finding excuses.
Do those people realise the importance? Like, the actual freaking importance? As I stop by and think how horrible it is for people (especially teenagers) to understand they are different, to understand so many people simply won’t accept them and think as them as something sinful or disgusting if they ever let out the truth? How many teenagers are actually hiding it?
Like Nico, he was so desperate and terrified and ANGRY at himself for his own goddamn feelings. Something no one can fucking control no matter how hard they fucking force themselves. To the point when he was feeling sick and to the point of straight up hatred for himself?
How many children feel any different?
I just think it’s incredibly comforting, when they read a book and realise there’s someone like them, someone who is experiencing the same feelings, even though a book character. Character they love. And, most of all, there is also someone in the book who accepts them.The way they are. No matter what. Which probably gives them hope in real people, too.
If such a thing can shaken your viewment on the fandom and make you judge your enjoyment of the book…Well, maybe there’s time to think about changing it? A possibility of shipping yourself with a character should not be something that makes this character precious to you. Or, at least, not the only thing.
Because, seriously, how does it change the character you knew? Makes him more human? yes. Makes his feelings deeper? YES. But in the end, he’s the exactly same character you knew.
I just…I am really REALLY thankful Rick for this. End of story.
THIS IS REALLY AMAZING.
I don’t support third sex, but I guess this is true.
Rick is amazing, really.
Luke 9:27 NIV
“Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”
What should I feel? Excited? Anxious? Scared?
Urgh Lord please fix my heart.
Luke 9:23 & 26
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship at the house of God, as we walked about among the worshipers.
I feel you David. I feel you.
I’m a poem.
You’re a melody.
Let’s make a song.
#kilig #lande #lovelife #selfie #lol #christian #harot
You know what guise? I was revived this nght! Whooo thank you Lord. I chose to fight my numbness and stubborness and hold my bible. I prayed that God would touch my heart and heal me. Then I opened my bible.
I’ve read some verses in highlights and it didn’t affect me.
Then I cam across this.
James 4:7-8 NIV
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
God. That moment, my heart started beating again. I mean literally. You know what, the pump was so hard. I finally felt life again. I hope it won’t be fleeting.
I am revived. :) Thank you Jesus.
I was sent to our clinic this afternoon. I was experiencing so much pain in my stomach and its intolerable. I couldn’t almost walk straight to the clinic. So yeah. The nurses there asked me to describe how it feels, like is it like I’m going to vomit, or is it like its constricted and the like. I couldn’t describe it but I told them that maybe it’s acid because the part that hurts so bad is the upper part and I have heartburn (which is also because of too much acid).
The nurse concluded that I am over-stressed since hyper acidity and heartburn is mostly caused of stress. She asked me to stop thinking about so many things, or maybe, the things in my unconscious, so that it wont physiologically affect me anymore. The real way to cure this is to drop the stressor ‘coz meds are just substitutes.
A’right. So, my numbness affects me even in my health now huh? Nice.