Queen Elizabeth I of England

September 7, 1533 - March 24, 1603

"Men fight wars. Women win them."

— Queen Elizabeth I of England (via octoberinflorence)

(via houseofqe1)

Fundraising Update

Seven weeks and $2,945 left to collect. 

That number is crazy talk. Crazy talk, because its the highest fundraising goal I have had to raise for myself. I always try to scrimp on fundraising goals that I set for myself on mission trips that I organize. I like to lower the figure by the amount of money that I personally pay, and then lower it by paying for as many costs out of pocket as possible. 

I like to think that makes me a humble and good missionary. A missionary that doesn’t burden people. The reality is I am a scared missionary. Afraid that if I asked for the real number I wouldn’t see it come through. I like to keep the real number close to my chest, and count on my own working hours to bring in the biggest piece. I like to control and plan fundraising events. I like to work the hardest, and earn the most. 

No room for that here. God’s provision alone. So, here’s to letting go and humbly approaching a throne. 

"The economic, political, and nautral landscape of Brazil is in turmoil. Account deficits, riots, and droughts have put pressure on the country’s leaders to deliver solutions. As the state address the needs of its citizens through policy, the church is left to address the spiritual and physical needs hands …"

Losiak in Brazil | Mary Losiak’s Fundraiser on CrowdRise


I can never give away more than I have. Christ has given me something eternal. (1 Peter 4:11) 

Girl With a Spine

I would like to stand tall with a soft smile.

Turn to my friends and laugh at their jokes without hesitation. 

I am hunkered down, not laughing. I am an accountant. 

Rythm of Youth

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older? Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long. 

The wait is over! No amount of Netflixing can deny it, it is upon me. I am in the  golden age of youth and adulthood. Today I banked, bought MS student instead of shoes, threw out a bag of old clothes and shoes, and plugged my meetings into my phone calendar. 

I am a Spiritual Life point person, on the Student Events committee, in a Finance Club, working full time at the world’s largest Victoria’s Secret, leasing my own apartment, and trying to quit coffee. 

May the semester never take me away from my first love: Christ. 

"You know, the Bible doesn’t teach us to be defensive in relationships. It doesn’t tell us to protect your heart and be extra cautious ‘cause you don’t know who’s going to betray you, who’s going to leave you, no it doesn’t say anything like that, it just says love. And it says love always trusts. And it always tells us to forgive; forgive means they’re going to wrong you first and then you’re gonna forgive. And then go back up and trust again. That’s what the Bible says about our relationships. It never says, ‘No, close your heart ‘cause you’re going to get hurt. Be protective. Protect your own heart.’ No, it never says that. It says, ’Get hurt, I will heal you, I’ll restore things, reconciliation is for you, and then get back up and love again. Trust again. Go belong to that group again.’ That’s how the word of God teaches us."

Myunghwa Choi, ”Loneliness Unmasked” sermon (via breanna-lynn)

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This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

This is why we download. 

Spreading this like nutella because textbooks are so expensive. 

not necessarily art related but as someone who couldn’t afford their textbooks this semester this is a godsend

REBLOGGING because after a little digging, I found my $200 textbook for free in PDF form.

friendly reminder that this exists since I know we’re all going back to college soon

(Source: hal-ya, via ghostycariboo)