Name: Alyssa. I am incredibly human; flawed, terminal, and plagued with The Condition. My goal is honesty, both in my flaws and in the grace that showed me how little they matter.

So here are my fragments.

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Stop projecting your feelings about yourself onto God. Don’t assume He has the negative thoughts about you that you have about yourself. God does not think the way you think. He does not see you the way you see yourself. Let God speak for Himself.

My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.

If your past calls and tells you that he misses you, hang up calmly and go hug your present.


Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since
On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a militant attack, according to survivors’ accounts.

We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken

Will your life always be this way? No, it won’t. Not unless you keep it pointed in the direction it’s headed. A radically different life requires making radically different choices. Often God prepares us for receiving His blessings by requiring that we fight our way to the place where they are.

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.