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I’ll admit it: I actually googled this article, thanks to a little moment between Piglet and myself back in Vancouver. Hmmmm!

So how can we love others as Jesus loves us and participate in the kingdom work to which we are called? By loving others when its hard, when it costs us something, when it’s not convenient. By choosing to be loving even when we are wronged, misunderstood and rejected.

This love we are to be known by can not come from our broken, sin-stained hearts, but rather from the One who has the power to heal and cleanse broken, sinful hearts and make them beat again for His glory. The love must come from the One who fills our heart with it. That is what separates us from the rest of the world when we choose to love despite our feelings, and allow God to supernaturally work through us. This is the love that will testify to God’s working in our lives.

Angela, Good Morning Girls

Loving others well doesn’t come natural to us. It’s hard because by nature we are sinful and want life to happen our way, on our terms.

But that’s not how Jesus commands us to live our lives. He commands us to love one another the same way He loves us…with a sacrificial love. A love that is willing to go the extra mile and pay a higher price. A love that even though it hurts, does it anyway. A love that is not just words, but words that are wrapped in actions.

Angela, Good Morning Girls

a love that is willing to go the extra mile and pay a higher price.

#fromABtoSeattle

It was truly the trip of a lifetime. I can tell from our shared vacation hangover, involving lots of withdrawal and missing each other (understandable as we spent the last 350 hours of our lives together). Things are winding down now - today I cleaned my room after unpacking everything, figured out and logged all my expenses, organized my pictures, and cut down the e-mails in my inbox by at least 75%. As the trip commenced and then progressed, I knew I wanted to blog about it, but found myself completely without time, caught up in the here and now of trying new foods, experiencing new places, seeing the beautiful sights and laughing a LOT. Trying to capture everything now seems nearly impossible. While I’m up for the challenge, I’m going to allow myself free rein to write whatever I want so it might get a bit long-winded, and if you’re not into it, feel free to skip the post entirely. :)

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Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you—and inside of all of us—when we see something and we think, “I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.” Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that—THAT is what life is. And I think you might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s special. And if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. Now you know. A mystery is solved. So, I think you should just give it a try. Just inch yourself out of that back line. Step into life. Courage. Risks. Yes. Go. Now.
Amy Poehler (via yesdarlingido)

been feeling this adventurous and risk-taking all trip long, baby!

(Source: the-healing-nest)

airakanke:

Iampain.

You’re beautiful the way you are! Thanks, Air, for the new song!

I went out dancing last night without doing my hair, putting in contacts, or applying a stitch of makeup…and it was awesome! I felt comfortable in my skin (and new fav pair of heels) and more than that, so ALIVE! Claire and I stayed on the floor until the lights came on, smiles on our faces the entire time. In short, we shut the place down, and it didn’t matter what we were wearing on our faces. So, note to self, and to all my lovely ladies: you don’t have to try. :)

(There is no try, only do.)

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