To lose control of your appetites is to lose sight of the gospel itself, the truth that God knows what you need to survive — the broken body and spilled blood of Jesus. God allows his people to “hunger” so he can feed them with what is better than what they would choose. The Israelites wanted Egyptian onions and leeks; God was training their appetites for bread from heaven.
Tempted and Tried, pp. 80-81

socialanxietygifs:

When you just can’t seem to perform basic tasks when people are watching you…

socialanxietygifs:

When you just can’t seem to perform basic tasks when people are watching you…


How much are you worth?

Think about fashion. Yes, the price placed on an article of clothing is partially based on what it is, how fancy it is, etc. But the main factor in determining its value is the name of the designer. Well, it’s not much different for us…
~Our value comes from our Creator~


silenceismymask:

What would you do if someone walked up to you and gave you a friendly smile and said a simple ‘Hi.’ And all of the sudden, you just froze. Anxiety takes over and you start to feel helpless. All you can do is stare back. The friendly smiles falters. The two of you stand in silences before the person just walks away. “I told you she was stuck up.” “Yeah, they’re such a brat.” You hear them say and you scream inside you’re head, “I wanted to say hi! I just…can’t.”Welcome to Selective Mutism. (SM is a communicative disorder in which a person, mostly a child, who is normally capable of speech is unable to speak in given situations, or to specific people. SM often co-exists with shyness or (often severe) social anxiety. )
A picture from a shoot I did today -Lauren

silenceismymask:


What would you do if someone walked up to you and gave you a friendly smile and said a simple ‘Hi.’ And all of the sudden, you just froze. Anxiety takes over and you start to feel helpless. All you can do is stare back. The friendly smiles falters. The two of you stand in silences before the person just walks away. “I told you she was stuck up.” “Yeah, they’re such a brat.” You hear them say and you scream inside you’re head, “I wanted to say hi! I just…can’t.”

Welcome to Selective Mutism.
(SM is a communicative disorder in which a person, mostly a child, who is normally capable of speech is unable to speak in given situations, or to specific people. SM often co-exists with shyness or (often severe) social anxiety. )

A picture from a shoot I did today -Lauren



"We can be easily tricked into believing attraction is eyes meeting across the room in an electric jolt. When, in actuality, romance is more in line with Boaz hearing of Ruth’s outstanding character, noticing her in the field, pouring out special favor on her, protecting her from his men and ultimately becoming her kinsman redeemer."

I just love that it wasn’t Ruth’s appearance that attracted Boaz to her. It was the good things he had heard about her. 

We focus so much on our appearance, trying to make ourselves look good to attract a guy, but really we should be focused on our character. Is it worth noticing?


I hate how my anxiety gets bad when I even think about speaking in a group, whether I actually do it or not :p


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svnly:

Sevenly is excited to partner with @TWLOHA this week to help give hope & healing! EVERY item purchased helps provide suicide prevention to individuals battling depression. || Click the link in @sevenly’s bio to visit the site & support this week’s cause! - Don’t Forget to follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/p/n56Iz3q9A4/ - http://www.sevenly.org?utm_source=TUMBLR&utm_medium=SEVENLY&utm_campaign=INST_May 12, 2014 at 10:16AM


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Asia is home to the largest number of orphaned children in the world: about 60 MILLION. // That’s why we’re yellin, #doadopt, especially for the children in Asia. This week, help orphans in Asia become adopted by shopping at @sevenly! [Link in Profile] - Don’t Forget to follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/p/nqNg6vK9Cr/ - http://www.sevenly.org?utm_source=TUMBLR&utm_medium=SEVENLY&utm_campaign=INST_May 06, 2014 at 07:57AM

svnly:

Asia is home to the largest number of orphaned children in the world: about 60 MILLION. // That’s why we’re yellin, #doadopt, especially for the children in Asia. This week, help orphans in Asia become adopted by shopping at @sevenly! [Link in Profile] - Don’t Forget to follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/p/nqNg6vK9Cr/ - http://www.sevenly.org?utm_source=TUMBLR&utm_medium=SEVENLY&utm_campaign=INST_May 06, 2014 at 07:57AM