New Creation

God, teach me to be beautiful.

When someone won’t let you in, eventually you stop knocking.
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
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Tell me why every time I look in my eyes all of the things I’ve always hated in myself come alive…

reminds me of Romans 7

More Than Blue
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reminds me of 

reminds me of 

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Lucy (2014)

WHAT THE FUHHHHH Choi Min Sik?!?!?!?!?!?!

HE SO GOOD

Please don’t be another one of those movies with subtle but not so subtle racism…

Also, anyone else reminded of Limitless?

You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch.

Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.

You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.

If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.

Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.

Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary.

 Julien Smith (via meeradesai)

Counties of Southern California

KERN

Relient K - PTL
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Thought I could save you for a rainy day

I bet the sun was shining when I let you slip away

always

always

agirlchangingtheworld:

What is really going on in North Korea
We all know that what’s happening in North Korea is terrible, we hear figures and facts. The wide spread famine and labour camps but it doesn’t sink in how bad it is. To have an understanding what’s really going and not lose site of what people have to endure everyday, here are some of their stories*:
Jee in a Forced Labour Camp
Jee Heon was one of those refugees who made it to China, only to be dragged back and thrown in one of the many forced-labour camps for those who rebel against the regime.
Jee explained that any woman who was pregnant was forced to abort their pregnancy (often with rusty instruments, no anaesthetics or very late term) because of the country’s strict rules over racial purity. One occasion where a woman gave birth in the camp, only to be beaten by the prison guard immediately after birth until she submitted to his orders to drown her newborn baby in the bucket of water. Which she eventually did.
She described the horrifying situation, saying: “and the mother, with her shaking hands she picked up the baby and she put the baby face down in the water. The baby stopped crying and we saw this water bubble coming out of the mouth of the baby.”
Kim in an Orphanage
Famines resulted in wide spread starvation and death. Kim Hyuk was seven years old when his mother died. He was briefly placed in an orphanage but decided to leave when he witnessed 24 of the 75 children within the orphanage die of starvation. He decided becoming a street child would be better than remaining in the orphanage to starve.
Life in Prison Camp
A former prison guard, whose name was not disclosed, spoke about how officials would rape women from the camps and then kill them.
Detainees were apparently forced to walk 20 kilometres to get to the fields where they were expected to work until midnight before making the 20 kilometres return back to the camp.
In terms of executions, he described the two most common methods. “Getting the prisoner to dig their own grave. Afterwards, the prisoner is made to stand before the grave. The prisoner stands there, facing his grave, and is unable to see what’s behind him. The hammer is small. It’s a short metal hammer.”
The second method was more more horrifying. “The prisoner comes into the office and is told to take a seat. Behind the screen, there are two people on standby. Always. They are holding on to what looked to me like a rubber rope. It’s a metre long, just about. If you strike someone with it, it will wrap around their neck. Then you kill them by pulling the rope.”
What can you do?
I’m asking you to pray for a country that’s in desperate need, where people suffer imaginable things everyday. A country where you get the death penalty for sharing Jesus. If these stories made you uncomfortable or broke your heart then how can we sit here read this and just move on with or lives. Please take the time out of your day to pray for those who can’t even imagine what it would be like to live your life. 

* All information has been taken from the UN report into human rights abuse in North Korea.

Please repost this to get as many prayers as possible. This breaks our hearts but just imagine the hearts that are being broken by loved ones, and people in captivity fearing for their lives. And think about how much this breaks God’s heart. Let’s lift this broken country up in prayer. Most of them are unreached but not ever unreachable. We can pray for them and pray for missionaries to be sent to them. We can pray for their officials and leaders to find Jesus. We can pray for these issues to be brought to light. Spread the word. God bless!

heytinafey:

THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN