Today was beautiful but also really hard and it got me thinking more about how I want to raise our kids. I don't want to hide our brokenness (we actually can’t - it’s pretty much out here for them to see 🙈😉) but what I hope is that they learn to accept others and their brokenness. They face their own brokenness and truly find freedom and life.
Brokenness makes us feel uncomfortable. Have you noticed that? I feel like there are many reasons for this but here are a couple. In order to meet someone in their brokenness it means we must reach into their own pain to be able to empathize (go watch @brenebrown Ted Talk on The Power of Vulnerability) so instead we brush it off with "at least_____...." or we completely ignoring others pain, even our own.
Another big reason I see is actually due to twisted scriptures about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Messages on abundance, striving to live perfect lives in order to have a #blessed life. And that IF we do have pain, suffering, loss, trauma ...those things are given to us by His hand they are given to teach us a lesson. Due to our sin or to refine us. "3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ." 1Cor. 1:3-5
That isn't to say that "God will make us suffer so we are refined". We often say this and many other scriptures mean that God causes or allows suffering so we can refine us, teach us something, etc. Think about that for a second, we are we saying? He hurts us so we can find hope in Him? He hurts us to rescue us? That's just horrific, especially when you start putting context to it with things happening around the world or in our own personal lives. Instead, we actually believe it means as we suffer, and we learn to receive comfort from Christ, we learn how to be comfort to others. The refining comes because of His love for us, meaning... (cont’d in comments)...
Signatures vinyl works is a San Diego vinyl wrapping service based mainly within (but not limited to) the automotive re-styling industry.
Here at Signature, we offer ONLY the highest quality material in the market and our professionalism is consistently effective.
We have MANY color and finish options to choose from! The possibilities are nearly endless! Give your ride that Custom Edge or a completely new OEM look while protecting your paint from the elements!
We offer Gloss, matte/satin, chrome, colored chrome, metallic, glitter, color shift, carbon fiber and SO MUCH MORE!
-Partial wraps such as panel blackouts (hoods, roofs, trunks, etc.)
-Chrome deletes such as window trims, etc
-Headlight and tail lighting tinting
No project too big or small. ALL projects considered!!!! Disregard:
car wrap #rangerover#carwraps#2018#hypebeast#billionairetoys#sandiego#lajolla#lifeisbeautiful#cars#wrapped#signature#wordstoliveby piece wrapped jams
To GIVE or not to GIVE AWAY????!!!! 😜 Just feeling like giving gifts this Sunday no biggie. We have Black Sand fragrance oil and a Black Sand cream to gift away! *
All you need to do is:
1. Like + Follow
3. Share with a favorite (tag)
4. Join our news letter *
We will happily pick a winner in 48 hours!!
Pass this along people. Don’t just like and move on. Copy the link and sign that dam thing. Takes 30 seconds. #petition#signature#cadet#parkland#prayforparkland link can be found below. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-cadet-peter-wang-receive-full-honors-military-burial