"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable."
i have been consumed with how much money i am not making, or the fact that i am 18 years old, and still havent had a boyfriend yet. these two things have been punching me in the face since i left Liberty last spring until this very moment. I have been dwelling on these things as if they had any importance. I want to pay my credit cards off, is that a sin?… when it becomes my main focus, yes. I want to be in relationship, something every girl wants.. but i need to be focused on my relationship with Christ. I need to content with the life I am living right now.
"I quickly found that the American church is a difficult place to fit in if you want to live out New Testament Christianity. The goals of American Christianity are often a nice marriage, children who don’t swear, and good church attendance. Taking the words of Christ literally and seriously is rarely considered."