"When your number one priority is your relationship with God, every other relationship falls into place."
— Matt Smith (via springtimeheart)
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Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014
After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet. Studio Ghibli is no longer producing animated films. So here’s to you, Ghibli, and everything you’ve given us.
God bless you, Studio Ghibli.
I wanna do a marathon of these… Now
I’ve seen 15/21. Not too bad. Now time to finish those last 6.
"I know it is very hard to accept a love without conditions,
but I know it exists:
that He loved me when I was useless to him."
— Brooke Fraser (via asenseofrebirth)
"The basic premise of religion– that if you live a good life, things will go well for you– is wrong. Jesus was the most morally upright person who ever lived, yet He had a life filled with the experience of poverty, rejection, injustice, and even torture."
— Timothy Keller (via proverbs31v25)
(Source: proverbs31v25, via jesus-christ-is-king)
"Jesus was not revolutionary because he said we should love God and each other. Moses said that first. So did Buddha, Confucius, and countless other religious leaders we’ve never heard of. Madonna, Oprah, Dr. Phil, the Dali Lama, and probably a lot of Christian leaders will tell us that the point of religion is to get us to love each other. “God loves you” doesn’t stir the world’s opposition. However, start talking about God’s absolute authority, holiness, … Christ’s substitutionary atonement, justification apart from works, the necessity of new birth, repentance, baptism, Communion, and the future judgment, and the mood in the room changes considerably."
— Michael S. Horton (via jesus-christ-is-king)
"Yes, there are many things that are wrong with the world. So many things to be against — but you can’t be against everything. At some point you have to begin to stand for something. Maybe the most important question is not what am I against, but what do I stand for? On my best days, I want to stand for love conquering a multitude of wrongs. I want to stand for forgiveness, for mercy, for beauty, for grace."
— Jon Foreman (via hellohurricane)
"Our greatest calling as followers of Christ is to be faithful. Not spectacular. Not glamorous. Not popular. Not relevant. Be faithful."
— Eugene Cho (via my-raindrops-things)