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01 Feb 12 at 5 pm

Afternoon tea, is a small meal snack typically eaten between 2pm and 5pm. The custom of afternoon tea originated in England in the 1840s. At the time, the various classes in England had a divergence in their eating habits. The upper classes typically ate luncheon at about midday and dinner(if not eschewed in favor of the later supper) at 8:00 pm or later, while the lower classes ate dinner at about 11:00 am and then a light supper at around 7:00 pm. For both groups, afternoon tea filled a gap in the meals. The custom spread throughout the British Empire and beyond in succeeding decades…

Traditionally, loose tea is brewed in a teapot and served with milk and sugar. The sugar and caffeine of the concoction provided fortification against afternoon doldrums for the working poor of 19th and early 20th century England who had a significantly lower calorie count and more physically demanding occupation than most westerners today. For laborers, the tea was sometimes accompanied by a small sandwich or baked good (such as scones) that had been packed for them in the morning. For the more privileged, afternoon tea was accompanied by luxury ingredient sandwiches (customarilycucumberegg and cress, fish paste, ham, and smoked salmon), scones (with clotted cream and jam, see cream tea) and usually cakes and pastries (such as Battenbergfruit cake or Victoria sponge). 

If at all possible, my family will have afternoon tea time.

(Source: browndresswithwhitedots, via johnsteinbeck-)


Afternoon tea, is a small meal snack typically eaten between 2pm and 5pm. The custom of afternoon tea originated in England in the 1840s. At the time, the various classes in England had a divergence in their eating habits. The upper classes typically ate luncheon at about midday and dinner(if not eschewed in favor of the later supper) at 8:00 pm or later, while the lower classes ate dinner at about 11:00 am and then a light supper at around 7:00 pm. For both groups, afternoon tea filled a gap in the meals. The custom spread throughout the British Empire and beyond in succeeding decades…
Traditionally, loose tea is brewed in a teapot and served with milk and sugar. The sugar and caffeine of the concoction provided fortification against afternoon doldrums for the working poor of 19th and early 20th century England who had a significantly lower calorie count and more physically demanding occupation than most westerners today. For laborers, the tea was sometimes accompanied by a small sandwich or baked good (such as scones) that had been packed for them in the morning. For the more privileged, afternoon tea was accompanied by luxury ingredient sandwiches (customarilycucumber, egg and cress, fish paste, ham, and smoked salmon), scones (with clotted cream and jam, see cream tea) and usually cakes and pastries (such as Battenberg, fruit cake or Victoria sponge). 

If at all possible, my family will have afternoon tea time.

Just you wait.

(Source: thereisabetterway)

The question of what my career will be is a hard one to answer. You see, my answer is not the typical answer someone might give. I want my life to be 100% spent in service of my Savior. And I know that throughout this whole unit I’ve been learning that every follower of Jesus is called to ministry regardless of their vocation. But my heart longs for a vocational ministry, for them to be one and the same; for my entire life to be composed of knowing Jesus and making Him known.

I want to lead worship. I want to go into dark places and bring the Light of the World to them. My heart is drawn to young women; to bring them the hope their hearts long for and to show them the love that has ravished my heart. I want to see healing come to the broken, the sick, and the needy. I want to see the dead come to life; in a literal and a spiritual sense. I want to be a part of God’s moving in this generation. 

I believe that God has me here for a reason, even though sometimes I wish that I wasn’t. And so, because of that very reason, I want my entire life to be spent bringing Him glory and sharing Him with the world. I want to plant churches, write books about His love, write songs about His grace and power, and to invest in people because He has loved me and set me free. I know that He will provide financially for me and for all of my needs. I want to have a big house with rooms that can become safe places for people who have no where else to go. I want it to be a project of restoration; not only because I love old things, but because it will be a beautiful example of the restoration that I believe God is calling me to share. The same restoration He has shared with me.

My life will not be an ordinary one. My plans are not ones that are easy to express with those who ask. But they are what makes my heart soar. I know that my God has placed me here, in this world, for such a time as this. I will walk by faith and see Him come through like the wonderful Warrior that He is.

(Source: thereisabetterway)

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07 Sep 11 at 8 pm

runfurther:

kidwiththebulletsoul:

thereisabetterway:

and We will walk on the water.

Wow.

like. alright. I’ma throw a little vent/rant at ya’ll. So today I’ve been struggling a lot with I guess what you could call relationships. Satan is trying so hard to stop what’s going on at this Camp, and he’s trying to stop what God is going to do through all of us working here. And so, in an effort to do that, he has been hitting my heart hardcore. Filling me with the insecurity that I know is a lie. Stabbing me relentlessly with things that only make me hurt. All of this crap. 

Satan is so dumb. I wish his name was stan, because then he’d be even dumber. (No offense to any Stan’s out there, I promise.)

It’s as if I feel unworthy of love. I know God loves me, but no one down here seems to care that much. It seems that whenever I’m close to someone or start to think I could spend a fair amount of time with someone, perhaps even a lifetime, they leave. They move on. I’m not worth it. That’s precisely what Satan is trying to convince me.

BUT, he is wrong. He is dumb. He is annoying. He is a jerk. and he is wrong.

I know the truth. The truth is I am a beautiful woman of God. The truth is I am fearfully and wonderfully made with a purpose. God gave me specific passions and specific talents that He plans on using to change the world. He plans on shining light through me in the dark places. He plans on bringing hope and healing to broken people. And He’s going to use me. He has such big plans for my life, I cannot even tell you.

I scrolled past this picture twice tonight before I realized what it meant. 

Walk on the Water.

Walk on the Water.

If I’m walking on water, my future husband will be walking on the water too. And that’s exactly it. He’s going to be walking towards Jesus. I am going to be continually walking towards Jesus. And that’s when it will happen. 

I’m not sure if I’m actually communicating what I’m feeling right now. But Jesus really just gave me a kiss on the cheek tonight. He is so beautiful. He brings peace.

Get up and Walk, Hannah. Get up and Walk on Water.

^ this.

Amen, sister(s). 

I had to reblog this again. I just came upon it and saw my own words from about 2 months ago. 
Everyone, God is so faithful. 
He has changed my heart. He has shown me what it will look like when He brings the right man along. He has shown me what my heart is worth. He has told me, very plainly, that I need never worry about relationships again. He is growing me into the woman my husband deserves. And He is growing my husband into the man I deserve. 

In repentance and rest is your salvation;
In quietness and trust is your strength. -Isaiah 30:15.

He’s teaching me how to have a gentle and quiet spirit of rest. No, that does not mean I will suddenly become an introvert, or stop being loud. What it means is I will radiate His peace. My spirit will be one of rest, because I know, fully well, that He will provide. He always does provide. He is so beautiful. He is so faithful.

You must know my Jesus, too. He longs for you to know Him. 

(via lightspeck)

runfurther:

kidwiththebulletsoul:

thereisabetterway:

and We will walk on the water.
Wow.
like. alright. I’ma throw a little vent/rant at ya’ll. So today I’ve been struggling a lot with I guess what you could call relationships. Satan is trying so hard to stop what’s going on at this Camp, and he’s trying to stop what God is going to do through all of us working here. And so, in an effort to do that, he has been hitting my heart hardcore. Filling me with the insecurity that I know is a lie. Stabbing me relentlessly with things that only make me hurt. All of this crap. 
Satan is so dumb. I wish his name was stan, because then he’d be even dumber. (No offense to any Stan’s out there, I promise.)
It’s as if I feel unworthy of love. I know God loves me, but no one down here seems to care that much. It seems that whenever I’m close to someone or start to think I could spend a fair amount of time with someone, perhaps even a lifetime, they leave. They move on. I’m not worth it. That’s precisely what Satan is trying to convince me.
BUT, he is wrong. He is dumb. He is annoying. He is a jerk. and he is wrong.
I know the truth. The truth is I am a beautiful woman of God. The truth is I am fearfully and wonderfully made with a purpose. God gave me specific passions and specific talents that He plans on using to change the world. He plans on shining light through me in the dark places. He plans on bringing hope and healing to broken people. And He’s going to use me. He has such big plans for my life, I cannot even tell you.
I scrolled past this picture twice tonight before I realized what it meant. 
Walk on the Water.
Walk on the Water.
If I’m walking on water, my future husband will be walking on the water too. And that’s exactly it. He’s going to be walking towards Jesus. I am going to be continually walking towards Jesus. And that’s when it will happen. 
I’m not sure if I’m actually communicating what I’m feeling right now. But Jesus really just gave me a kiss on the cheek tonight. He is so beautiful. He brings peace.
Get up and Walk, Hannah. Get up and Walk on Water.

^ this.

Amen, sister(s). 

I had to reblog this again. I just came upon it and saw my own words from about 2 months ago. Everyone, God is so faithful. He has changed my heart. He has shown me what it will look like when He brings the right man along. He has shown me what my heart is worth. He has told me, very plainly, that I need never worry about relationships again. He is growing me into the woman my husband deserves. And He is growing my husband into the man I deserve. 
In repentance and rest is your salvation;In quietness and trust is your strength. -Isaiah 30:15.
He’s teaching me how to have a gentle and quiet spirit of rest. No, that does not mean I will suddenly become an introvert, or stop being loud. What it means is I will radiate His peace. My spirit will be one of rest, because I know, fully well, that He will provide. He always does provide. He is so beautiful. He is so faithful.
You must know my Jesus, too. He longs for you to know Him. 

and was instantly reminded not to wait.
the future is now. 

my time is so short, so please make it Yours.
I don’t want to wait. 

hah.

yeah it was uncomfortable. yet amazing. 

and yet, even though for so long I’ve completely rejected my past. I had a small longing inside to be in the same place again.

whoa.

didn’t see that coming.

but hey, then I remembered my Jesus. and I remembered the times I’ve been completely, undeniably, in love with Him. and instead that’s what I’m longing for. 

because that longing is way stronger than any other.

last night I took a musical trip to last year, and I survived.

-go skydiving.

-get married to a big, awesome, cuddly, funny, manly man with a passion for Jesus and heart for ministry just like mine. :)

-have a million kids. and by a million i mean like 8 or so. and adopt a few :)

-start a church, or ministry in a spiritually dark place, and see the light of Jesus take over.

-have a closet in my house, fully stocked with my family’s excessive collection of nerf guns and supplies. 

-go hunting and get a puma. :D preferably with a bow and arrow. but i’d settle for shooting it too.

-play guitar in the middle of a public place.

-have at least one of my worship songs recorded.

-own a hippie van. :)

-travel around the country for a period of time. playing music in random places and churches, having the opportunity to talk to the randomest people about life and about Jesus.

-go to space! i’m banking on technology making it able for a civilian to go to space. i’m even willing to be one of the testers. :P

-have a nerf war in Target at 11pm.

-walk into a random friend’s house and loudly exclaim “I DEMAND MY RIGHTS!” then walk out, as if nothing happened.

-own a big, burly dog that scares people at first glance, but deep down is the sweetest thing you’ll ever meet. :)

-become friends with an FBI Agent.

-have some of my writing published :)

-record some of my songs.

-paint. :)

-get a really good camera, and document my life through pictures. photography is a hidden love of mine. though it’s not so hidden anymore.

-have a town wide nerf war.

-make a music video with my family band. yes, my husband, children, and I will have a band. it’s just bound to happen.

-actually be good at a video game of some sort besides DDR.

-beat some cocky DDR player by a landslide.

-beat Josh Gies at a scrabble game. -.-

-fly an airplane :D

-pet a lion.

-take awesome, dangerously close up pictures of lions in their natural habitat.

-go to Africa ^^ :P

-go anywhere cool. lol.

-meet Aaron Gillespie, John Mark McMillian, and Jon Foreman.

-read the incredibly long list of awesome books in the world.

-be an awesome cook for my family :)

-be an awesome mom, and have the kind of house where all the kids want to hangout at. :)

-go on a billion road trips with my awesome husband, listening to awesome music the whole way, stopping at random places, getting lost, meeting people, and sharing Jesus however we can. :)

-buy an big, old stone house and restore it. then live in it :D

-always make people feel loved. whether it’s through anonymous messages, hugs, a listening hear.. food! :) anything. I just want people to see that no matter who they are, no matter where they’ve been, they matter. and there is a God who loves them so passionately.

..there’s probably a bunch of other things too. but I’ll stop here. :)

how can I be expected to be the wife that my future husband deserves if I can’t even be faithful to Jesus? there is no love outside of Him. when I am completely engulfed in Him, the rest will come. I will know how to love properly; not because of myself, but because of Him in me. how can I give myself completely to my husband, if I cannot give myself completely to the complete Lover of my soul? my steps are out of order. my society is messed up. but I am not called to blend with this society. I am called to follow my Jesus. He is where my heart should dwell. He is all I long for. He is the only thing that will satisfy my desires. Yes, it’s hard because He’s not here in the flesh. but does that limit Him? heavens, how could I think that limits Him? He is higher. He is stronger. He is more. He is mine. I am His.

I’m beginning to let go. again. 

oh, how He is faithful to me. He is so faithful. 

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19 Jan 11 at 12 am

heisjealousforme:

Remember, darling. You receive only by giving, never by taking. Love is the constant process of giving, giving, giving. Never seek to take anything. This is where fear comes from, where doubt comes from, where anguish lies. This is where you find jealousy and emptiness and self-condemenation and codependency. Give, give, give. Open yourself to receive as you give all that you are. Receive all you need from ME and give yourself away. You will never run out. You will never run out. Receive all you need from ME, beloved, in Me alone. Look to Me for reassurance. Look to Me so that I may tell you who you are. Let Me tell you who you are so that you may have confidence to give what I have given to you. Allow Me to be the link in the chain. Allow Me to be the pursuer. Breathe. And do not give the enemy a foothold. Repent, come back to Me. There is nothing that you go through that was not created in you for My own purposes long before you took your own breath. Surrender. And trust in Me. Do not close your eyes and fumble around. Do not grasp in desperation. It is finished. You have nothing to worry about. Do not seek to bury yourself again.

Live in the LIFE I have given you. Live in the freedom My love offers. DO not allow your emotions to get the best of you, beloved child. I am with you. You were created for this moment, and I am shaping it into a moment that will be used to glorify Me. It is in loving that you learn to love, so do not be ashamed when the moment comes where it seems that in the moments before, you knew nothing of the word. You are following the path of love. It is a path that is humbling. It is a path that brings meekness and dependency on Me alone. This is doing what I created it to do. This is fullfilling its purpose: which was and is to bring you closer to Me. Trust the process, darling.

Trust in Me. I am for you. I am for YOU. And I am with you through every moment. What looks like weakness now, what looks like doubt now…just wait till you see what it looks like when I shine My light on it completely! This is glorious. I am doing a beautiful thing here. Oh, trust Me with everything. Give Me your whole heart once again. I am shaping you. Yield to the pressure, even in this small struggle. I am purifying you. I am testing you that you may come out tried and true. Oh, beloved, if only you could see it…I am doing a marvelous thing here. Stop being an unbeliever and BELIEVE. Look at this fruit. This is just the beginning. This is just the beginning. Give, give, give.

It is in loving that you learn to love. And I am not asking you to know how to run when I have only just taught you to walk. I am asking you to hold My hand and pick up the pace as I do, as I show you how. Everything is going to be alright. You have no reason to fear. The enemy has no handle on you. It is finished. It is finished. Believe. Trust in Me, darling. I am teaching you. I am teaching you to give yourself, to surrender fully. I am showing you what abandonment looks like. Oh, if you could see your beauty, daughter. If you could see your worth. You would never again doubt. Do not doubt My love. Do not doubt the love I am pouring out on you in this. You are beautiful. There is no flaw in you. You are beautiful. There is no flaw in you. You are beautiful, there is no flaw in you. You will not be left behind. I am here, at the center. Give, give, give….It is in loving that you will learn to love. SO give all you are to Me and I will show you how.

(via i-am-anointed)

Led by His Spirit: The Path of Love