I thought I would make it known that I will be serving with the Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) for 11 months starting September. I am still waiting to find out what organizations and agencies I will be serving under, but I will have a full-time position offering direct support to marginalized individuals and communities, as well as striving to transform unjust structures. I was placed in the city of Portland through the discernment of QVS’s staff.
Also, I will be an intern with Friends of Jesus Fellowship
during the summer, a Christian Quaker network of ministries and fellowships “gathered around a common experience of the living presence of Jesus in our midst”. I am also awaiting my placement for this internship, which can bring me to D.C., Detroit, or Philadelphia. I will not only be serving in-church ministry, but will be serving the homeless and taking part in other service outreaches.
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or paypal me (email@example.com) or contact me for other ways to donate. Also, pray for me so that I can be a genuine minister of reconciliation and a vessel of the Spirit of Christ.
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11:47 pm • 20 April 2014 • 44 notes
I’m going to a multi-denominational service in the morning representing Presbyterian, Baptist, and Disciples of Christ denominations. It is a sunrise service outside and I am so excited but I have to wake up in like 3.5 hours from now to get there so I think I might just not sleep at all. Also I ate way too much chocolate and I feel like vomiting.
2:23 am • 20 April 2014 • 9 notes
It seems like after every high there is a low. You slowly decline into that state of familiar numbness. It is like there is an occasional shot of inspiration that last for a day or maybe a week, and then it fades into nothing. At this point you are left alone, stranded in the eternal nothingness. You may even feel like the odds are stacked against you. They probably are. Lets be honest, you have to overcome struggles every day just to get by.
Today I cannot stop thinking about how perseverance is so worth it. So keep moving forward, even when things seem impossible. When the world tells you no, tell yourself yes! When the obstacles arise, rise to the challenge of overcoming them! You can do it. You are capable of far more than you think you are. That inclination to see yourself as incapable is total bullshit. You are incredible. Do not limit yourself!
10:09 pm • 17 April 2014 • 10 notes
Anonymous asked: What do you mean by the Gospel calls you to do nothing at all?
I like to think of the Gospel as an endless supply of bread and wine. We have the choice to eat and drink as much or as little as we please. When we eat the bread we become full, and when we drink the wine we are no longer thirsty and if we drink enough we get drunk.
The Gospel is the life offered to us. It lacks nothing. It is entirely complete. The work has already been done. “It is finished” implies that no more striving, work, labor, efforts or deeds are necessary. We get to partake in what has already been accomplished. Any good deed, calling, or missionary effort should happen naturally with those who partake in the Gospel. That is what I mean when I say that the Gospel calls us to do nothing. We simply partake of the bread and wine, and whatever happens will happen organically.
4:18 pm • 14 April 2014 • 6 notes
Maybe being a good witness is less about people noticing God in my life, and more about me noticing God in theirs.
11:34 am • 13 April 2014 • 6 notes
The good thing about the Gospel is that is actually is good! Christianity is just man’s interpretation of what God did. The Gospel is far more organic that we are accustom to thinking. It is not limited by who you are, what you do, or even by what you believe. The Gospel is just as much for the Christian as it is for the Buddhist and the Atheist. The Gospel is not about saving souls, it is about giving souls life— a subtle yet HUGE difference! The Gospel is not a watered down message, it is a divine substance that we get to partake in. Anyone can eat the Body and drink the Blood! The invitation is for everyone in any circumstance at any time. The Gospel is not a law or rule, it is not an exclusive offer, it is not a get out of Hell card, and it is not a call to lay down your life for suffering and laboring. The Gospel is GOOD NEWS! The good news is that you don’t have to do anything! It is a call to DO NOTHING AT ALL. We get to partake, period. End of story. WE GET TO EAT AND DRINK AND BE FREE! If this seems too easy, too simple, or too good to be true, that is a good thing! The Gospel should seem too good to be true, because it truly is THAT good!
4:13 pm • 10 April 2014 • 7 notes
“Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility [coarseness, lack of refinement], witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.”
— William Shakespeare
7:41 pm • 9 April 2014 • 6 notes
God has a personalized workout plan for each of his children
7:15 pm • 9 April 2014 • 10 notes
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up”
— Galatians 6:9, NLT
3:38 pm • 7 April 2014 • 16 notes
Makeup on the eyes, drink in the hand, and my fellow ginger model by my side!
I feel like if my parents saw this photo of me they would go into a coma.
11:25 pm • 6 April 2014 • 13 notes
There is such an array of feelings, opinions, and attitudes concerning me and my life right now. Everything from support to concern— those who love that I am dreaming big, and those who think I’m too liberal, too conservative, too risky, or too worldly. Some see me as rebellious, and some see me as successful. Some don’t know what to think. The words of life and the judgment seem to be coming my way simultaneously. My beliefs, values, and faith may differ from what is expected, but that is okay. I can assure you that everything I do is rooted in love. At the end of the day I am not striving to be something, to fit a mold, or to please anyone. I am simply resting in who I am, knowing that I live for an audience of one.
3:07 pm • 6 April 2014 • 5 notes
Today I walked the runway in Nashville and Fern Mallis (the founder of New York Fashion Week) was sitting front row watching me!
The designer that I modeled for loved me so much that he asked me to model his clothes at an event tomorrow for Manuel! Manuel has designed for The Beatles, Johnny…
Reblogging this because my life right now is surreal.
12:16 am • 3 April 2014 • 13 notes
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
— Joseph Campbell (via timlebsack)
1:21 am • 1 April 2014 • 216 notes
“Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter so the world will be at least be a little bit different for our having passed through it.”
— Rabbi Harold Kushner
(Source: psych-facts, via wavesandbillows)
12:57 am • 28 March 2014 • 7,169 notes
I agree that there are SO many ways to feel and express intimacy that are actually a lot more sustainable than the average modern day relationship. Brotherly and sisterly love goes so deep, and can be so pure and treasurable. Affirming words and touches from someone who believes in you opens the floodgates for healing waters. Relationships of every kind are so important; trying to dictate and put limits on the relationships we have is foolish and only prevents what would otherwise be flourishing intimacy.
11:36 pm • 26 March 2014 • 22 notes