Did you know that a caterpillar has 228 separate and distinct muscles in its head? That’s quite a few, for a bug.
The average elm tree has 6 million leaves on it.
And your own heart generates enough pressure as it pumps blood throughout your body that it could squirt blood up to thirty feet. (I’ve never tried this and I don’t recommend it).
Have you ever thought about how diverse and creative God is? He didn’t have to make hundreds of different kinds of bananas, but He did. He didn’t have to put 3000 different species of trees within one square mile in the Amazon jungle, but He did. God didn’t have to create so many kinds of laughter. Think about the different sounds of your friends’ laughs—wheezes, snorts, silent, loud, obnoxious.
How about the way plants defy gravity by drawing water upward from the ground into their stems and veins? Or did you know that spiders produce three kinds of silk – when they build their webs, they create sixty feet of silk in one hour, simultaneously producing special oil on their feet that prevents them from sticking to their own web. (Most of us hate spiders, but sixty feet an hour deserves some respect!) Coral plants are so sensitive that they can die if the water temperature varies by even one or two degrees.
Did you know that when you get goose bumps, the hair in your follicles is actually helping you stay warmer by trapping body heat? Or what about the simple fact that plants take carbon dioxide (which is harmful to us) and produce oxygen (which we need to survive)? I’m sure you knew that, but have you ever marveled at it? And these same poison-swallowing, life-giving plants came from tiny seeds that were placed in the dirt. Some were watered, some weren’t; but after a few days they poked through the soil and out into the warm sunlight.
Whatever God’s reason for such diversity, creativity, and sophistication in the universe, on earth, and in our own bodies, the point of it all is His glory. God’s art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what he is like.”
Have you ever had someone you really admire fight for you? To have someone who you see worth the world, stand up and fight for you?
It’s something that makes a huge impact on you, it will completely change the way you see yourself; because you know that someone you love fights for you.
Imagine that love, that immense fire that burns in your soul, but imagine it infinity more within the heart of Christ.
He adores you, and He fought for you. He loves you, and He stood up for you. He lifts you high, and He was brought down for you.
When we see that wonderful reality and apply it to our lives, we will see real transformation in our lives.
When one has truly grasped the goodness of Christ; we are almost always brought to our knees in wonder.
For a love as pure and good as Christ’s cannot ever be found in the heart of man, we must lay down our lives so that that same love can change us, make us more like Him.
For His love is the fire that never goes out; and the joy that never dies.”
don’t mistreat people who are sincerely kind
don’t use them for their generosity
and for fuck’s sake don’t take them for granted expecting them to always be there because they’re nice
good-natured people can be worn down so much that even they can become jaded
treat these people right
If we do what we do to glorify God we won’t be afraid of what people think because we’re not doing it to receive praise from men, but to give honor to our Father.
GIRLS — if you hit, slap, belittle, kick, punch, choke, throw things at, or control your boyfriends, you are the abuser. You are not a “strong woman”, “empowered”, or anything similar. You are hurting him. Even if his muscles are strong enough to take it, a hit or slap from someone you love is an emotional blow.
Written by a girl who’d never hit a guy.
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