Stop worrying about how you feel.
You lied, you cheated, you lusted, you gorged. You snapped, you hated, you cussed, you masturbated. You killed, you manipulated, you rejected or ignored.
God doesn’t want just half of your heart. God doesn’t want you to talk to Him only when you’re in the mood to do so. God wants all of you. He wants you when you’re sinless and when you’re sinful. He wants you on the days when you’re strong and on the days when you relapse. He doesn’t want just your beautiful parts, He wants everything.
Stop staying excuses. Stop listening to the devil. Stop thinking you can’t “go to God” because you feel you’re too unclean, ugly, or dirty. Stop worrying about how you feel because it’s not about you. Run to Him, even if you’d rather be dormant. Go to Him even if you’d rather hide in your guilt.
Ignore your laziness, embarrassment, and shame and go spend some time with the One who died for every dirty thing you think keeps Him away.
I don’t think anything is more annoying than people telling me I’m smart with patronizing undertones.
1.) I already know I’m smart.
2.) I don’t need to be told repeatedly and I don’t need anyone lying to me about what they think I am.
3.) its not like it matters anyway.
NASA astronaut Leland D Melvin with his dogs Jake and Scout
Fuck. All. Other. Photos.
Whoa. I just did a little research on this guy. Fact: he played in the NFL in the 80s, became an aerospace research engineer immediately thereafter, and then went into fucking space 20 years later. Where’s that sports movie, Hollywood?
"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue."
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”
[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]
"At the box office, people began asking "Is this the show with the little cross-eyed girl?" I had become the star of the chorus, much to the disgust of my fellow dancers. "Monkey", they called me, and did what they could to make my life backstage miserable. I finally took to dressing in the bathroom. At least no one bothered me there! One of the dancers even tripped me up one night as we were making our entrance, but I managed to do such a comical nose dive that I received more applause than ever. They didn’t try that again!”
—Josephine Baker in her memoirs [Source: Josephine Baker: Entertainer]
Classic Ladies of Color
(Source: classicladiesofcolor, via stopwhitewashing)