C.S. Lewis (via tailorrows)
And then you go to Heaven and become canonized and people start praying for your intercession and hell realizes that you’ve only just begun to fight.
Beautiful: huge crowd proclaims, “We’re all Christians” in front of Notre-Dame de Paris (+)
Ecce lignum Crucis in quo salus mundi perpendit
Behold the Wood of the Cross, On Which Hung the World’s Salvation
O come let us adore.
Why pray when God already knows what you want/need?
Because prayer doesn’t change God, it changes us, and it makes us ready and able to accept His blessings. Through prayer, we become in tune with God and His will.
Millions (and millions) of mayflies hatched in Wisconsin and Minnesota caught on radar. Via BoingBoing
This reminds me of the Cicada outbreak in Maryland when I was growing up
Yeah so this is where I live and where I currently am…
That gas station picture is downtown.
Yesterday the Islamist group ISIS read out an ultimatum to Chrisians from its Mosques. It called on Christians to comply by midday on Saturday or face death if they did not leave the northern city.
The ultimatum cited a historic contract known as “dhimma,” under which non-Muslims in Islamic societies who refuse to convert are offered protection if they pay a fee, called a “jizya”.
"We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword," the Isis statement said.
Please keep the native Christians of Iraq in your prayers as they face this threat against their very existence.
Western media have been so lax about reporting the very real, and torturous persecution Christians are facing in Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Nigeria and others. For example, a 14yr old Altar boy was taken from serving Mass and Crucified against the front door of the Church not very long ago in Mosul/Ninevah. Elsewhere, a Priest was decapitated and his head left on the front steps of his Church.
But you won’t find out about it on the Internet, or in the newspapers, because Western Media doesn’t care. The only reason I happen to know this is because my (Benedictine) Priest has (Religious Order) friends that escaped from Iraq recently, and this was their lived experience.
Oh and by the by, when ISIS say that “they will have nothing but the sword”, it’s worth being aware that in parts of ISIS controlled territory, crucifixion is the preferred treatment for Christians. A dozen men were crucified in a town square just a couple of months ago, because they refused to recant or pay the jizya - that was in Syria, but the belief that ‘the sword is too good’ for Christians is strong in certain areas. (Rather like the Roman Empire - St Paul wasn’t crucified because he was a Roman Citizen, and crucifixion was kept for non Romans, as “lesser” human beings.
Signal boost the heck out of this, and please, please pray.
(and it shouldn’t need said, but please, do also remember that this is not the will of the majority of Muslims, who are just as horrified - if not more so - as we are at this reckless, awful treatment of other human beings.)
The Daily Show 2014-07-17 - Operation Black Hair
"Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that ignorantly discriminates against black servicewomen and their hairstyles."
People do realize that in the case of a gas attack, the gas can linger in hair/beards that are too long or braided. That’s why the army has shit like this you numb nuts.
Plus there is this piece of gear you kind of have to wear sometimes called a Kevlar. And having long ass hair or thick breads is going to add to the discomfort of wearing this already, bulky, cumbersome, irritating and ill fitting piece of gear. As well as have it basically resting on top of your head instead of you know, covering it. But at least your hair will look nice while their scooping your fucking brains off the humvee seats.
You want to know why there are people still against women in combat? Shit like this. The fact that hairstyle restrictions even registers as a problem, let alone the fact that people don’t bother to contemplate the implications in combat scenarios are disheartening at best. Let’s look at the male side,
Not approved - Fucking everything else.
friendly reminder: not everything is racism.
^ most stuff isn’t . protip trusting the daily show is bad for your health .
Crazy idea that fashion and looking good may have to take a back seat to your safety and the safety of others huh?
This also intentionally ignores the fact that non blacks are not permitted those hairstyles either .but then liberals are racists .
Exactly, lots of people like long hair I love having long hair but if joined the army I would realize it may get in the way and cause serious problems and so I would cut it. It’s really not that difficult to figure out. Plus really you’re arguing over hair??? That’s the biggest issue you see?
4. “As soon as I decided I was OK being single, my husband/wife came along!”
That is awesome. I love when God works that way. Isn’t it fun? However, God does not always work that way. I have been in the “OK with being single” stage of life for roughly seven years now. Men have come in and out of my life. I’ve dated a couple of them. I haven’t married any of them. I’ve been single longer than I’ve dated.
So please don’t present an attitude of contentment as a magic formula to find a spouse. Every person on earth should work on cultivating an attitude of contentment regardless of what stage of life they’re in, and for no other reason than to be the complete and whole and confident person that God has created them to be.
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