pure jollity.
My name is Sofie`. I enjoy many things. Amongst the vast list, here are a few: art, reading, writing, autumn, spring. I embrace change. The Lord is my most lovely Shepherd, my gentle warrior. I love delicacy. I love laughing. I love HAIR!
(check out my hair blog http://itsahairybusiness.tumblr.com/ where you will learn more about me).
Through life's often strange, yet beautiful mysteries, I aim to find what is lovely; what is pure jollity. Thank you, Lord for the life you've given me. I love you!
God is kind, but not soft.
Romans 2:4

Psalm 55 - The Message Bible.

16 -19 I call to God; 
      God will help me. 
   At dusk, dawn, and noon I sigh 
      deep sighs—he hears, he rescues. 
   My life is well and whole, secure 
      in the middle of danger 
   Even while thousands 
      are lined up against me. 
   God hears it all, and from his judge’s bench 
      puts them in their place. 

    22 -23 Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders— 
      he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. 
   He’ll never let good people 
      topple into ruin. 
   But you, God, will throw the others 
      into a muddy bog, 
   Cut the lifespan of assassins 
      and traitors in half.

   And I trust in you.

God, you did everything you promised,
and I’m thanking you with all my heart.
You pulled me from the brink of death,
my feet from the cliff-edge of doom.
Now I stroll at leisure with God
in the sunlit fields of life.

Psalm 56:12-13

Now I stroll at leisure with God in the sunlit fields of life.


I want more God. That’s it. That’s all I want! Give me more of You Jesus, that is my heart’s desire.

Contentment.

  • Philippians 4:11-13
    I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. 

  • 1 Timothy 6:6
    But godliness with contentment is great gain. 

Where I long to be.

Lord, I imagine myself at the foot of your throne. Lying prostrate, kissing your feet affectionately; full of joy and humility. I haven’t gazed upon your face honestly yet; however, I see a magnificent, light reflecting off the golden streets. My eyes are filled with tears of amazement; joy. But through the mist of delightful bewilderment I can distinguish features. Not a nose, nor eye, nor the sweet mouth of my king; but of everything simply good, and angelically peaceful.

Of all things you’ve ever bestowed upon me: happiness, fear, confidence, uncertainty. All I can do is insensibly stare at the likeness. For something inside me knows, that to look upon your miraculous splendor directly would mean the definite end of me. However, as I once again gain the liberty of hands and mouth they automatically begin to caress and kiss your holy feet.

God I don’t want leave this moment. I could lie here forever. Grant me this one thing, Oh Lord: that I may find favor in your house forever. I have no intention of leaving this place, Father. But if the world succeeds in greedily tearing me away from you, fight to bring back, Lord. God, leave the spot at your feet for me. Open always for the use of worshipping you. And there I will lie forever, at the feet of my Savior. 

I'm a girl tag!

1. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead? I wouldn’t know ;) .. but it looks cute! 
2. A big poofy dress or a short party dress? Umm, probably a party dress. The big poofy ones don’t really flatter me.
3. What would you do if you received a long love letter? Blush, big time. And probably freakout a little bit on the inside. 
4. Group dates or single dates? That depends on the group of people. But I’m a very one-on-one type of person.
5. Do you hate when guys act different around your friends? Yes. I’m big on originality. I like to think that I am some what original and the guy that I’d be with is some what as well. As for right now, just seeing other guys act differently is a huge pet-peeve.  
6. Are diamonds a girl’s best friend? Hahah, I don’t really think so. If I were to pick a material thing to be my best friend it’d be chocolate. But obviously that’s impossible. So in short - no.
7. Is your hair up or down today? Actually it is up today.
8. Do you straighten your hair? I sure do.
9. Favorite mascara? Healthy lengths, Neutrogena/Falsies, Maybelline.  
10. Do you get your nails done? Hardly ever. I wish I could more often. But whenever I actually feel like doing my nails, I do it myself. 
11. Small or large purses? Medium ;)
12. In your purse what are your must haves? Bible, journal, pens, backup makeup, for the just in cases. BOBBY-PINS. And Hairtyes. 
13. Jeans or sweats? I’ve been known to sleep in jeans.. So obviously jeans. But if it’s rainy and or cold - sweats.
14. Do you wear clothes/shoes/jewelry that is uncomfortable? Hahah No, I don’t get something unless it’s comfortable. That’s a big factor. I mean, I’ve gotten something that was comfy at first and then something happened and now I just don’t wear it. 
15. Do you text message a lot? I do not. I don’t really like too; as much as I used too at least.
16. What would you do if you got pregnant? Well, knowing myself I wouldn’t put myself in that situation. But if I did, I’d be in total shock but receive it as a blessing. 
17. What’s your favorite color? Blue!
18. Heels or flats? HEELS! I love em’.
19. Did you ever cry during a romantic movie? I have. But not often, and I hate that. I love crying over movies. And if I do cry at a movie, it’s not really a romantic one. It’s more like a really great story with a happy or sad ending. 
20.  Would you ever leave the house without makeup on? OF COURSE. I did it today. Fasting makeup is one of my favorite things to do. 
21. Walmart or Target? Ugh, dumb question;) Target.
22. Do you ever wear collard shirts? Yes. But not as much as I’d like too because I don’t have many. My dad loves that classy style so I like to wear it for him. 
23. Do you like preppy boys? Hahah Nooo. I like down to earth, funny, dorky guys.
24. Do you think lip gloss is the best? Only the lipstick from Urban Decay, because it’s not sticky.
25. Do you own any big sunglasses? I used to own so many and that was only because I’d lose the first pair. So at the moment no. 
26. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Depends on how much I feel like doing to myself. Normally I prep the night before so I can determine the time I need. But I’d say anywhere between 25-30 minutes. Sometimes longer.
27. Do you like to wear bandaids? Not really. It depends on the kind. I like to wear the super hero ones, because usually anytime I get hurt I’m doing something semi-manly. So I like to get the boy kind ;) hahahah.
28. Do you like skater boys? Eh, I guess. I prefer longboarding boys if they were to skate.
29. Do you often wish there was something you could change? Yeah, my height. I wish I could be just a tad bit taller.
30. Gold or silver? SILVER!
31. Do you like to receive flowers? I do, I do!
32. Do you like surfer boys? YEP! Jon foreman is a surfer boy! ;)
33. Do you dress up for holidays? Yeah, normally just the color palette part though. Not like costumes.  
34. Do you like to wear dresses? Absolutely.
35. On a scale of 1-10 how much do guys confuse you? Uhh, they don’t really confuse me.. I’d say like 5.
36. In the last 48 hours have you hung out with a guy? If my brother counts, then yes.
37. Would you date a guy shorter than you? I would not prefer it.
38. Do you like to hold hands? Yes, I think its the sweetest form of affection.
39. What is the youngest you would date? Uh… no me gusta. If I had to …. 2 seconds younger.
40. What is the oldest you would date? 5 years. 
41. What do you notice when you first meet a guy? His hair, smile and eyes. And height.
42. Is it hot when guys sweat? It must be hot for them … hahahah Just kidding. Personally I don’t really care.
43. What is the best feature in a guy? His smile/lips… and eyes. 
44. Do you like making eye contact? Yes, I do.
45. Would you kill for chocolate? I don’t normally have to. I just kind of mope around if I don’t have it available.
46. Did you ever spend all day/night getting ready for a guy? No, it’s always been for myself or an occasion.
47. On a scale of 1-10 how fun is shopping? Mhm, 4. Because I have no money.
48. Do you freakout if you ever miss your favorite show? No. If I forget to tape it and it’s not coming back on I get kind of sad. But there’s always youtube/hulu.
49. Do you yell a lot? Not typically, but I am known to raise my voice occasionally. 
50. Do you ever wear sweatpants/pajamas to school or work? I have before. But I’m homeschooled and I don’t work so its a little different.  
51. Have you ever dressed unlike yourself to impress a guy? I have not.
52. Do you write a lot of mushy love poems? No I do not.
53. What makeup could you not live without? Chapstick or Mascara.
54. Do you fall in love easily? No I don’t. I don’t really allow myself too.
55. Do you think you have the bestest friend ever? I don’t have just one. I have 5. So yes.  

You Are Blessed

When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said: "You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is more dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you. You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are — no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for. You’re blessed when you get your inside world — your mind and heart — put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family. You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom. Not only that — count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens — give a cheer even! — for though they don’t like it, do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.” SALT AND LIGHT"Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage."

 "Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand — shine! Keep open house: be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven." MURDER You are familiar with the command to the ancients, ‘Do not murder.’ I’m telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother ‘idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ’stupid!’ at a sister and you are on the brink of hellfire.       

                              The simple moral fact is that: words kill.

                   

Matthew 5.

Daily Challenge:

teenagefaith:

Set aside a time to read the Bible.

No matter how busy you are.

idpaste-up:

I love full wall bookcases

idpaste-up:

I love full wall bookcases

I’m in a fairy tale mood. Fantasy is so appealing.

Reminding myself that, the fear of the Lord, is the only fear I’m entitled too. He is strength.

Our Lord is great, with limitless strength; we’ll never comprehend what he knows and does. God puts the fallen on their feet again and pushes the wicked into the ditch. Sing to God a thanksgiving hymn, play music on your instruments to God, Who fills the sky with clouds, preparing rain for the earth, Then turning the mountains green with grass, feeding both cattle and crows. He’s not impressed with horsepower; the size of our muscles means little to him. Those who fear God get God’s attention; they can depend on his strength.” -Ps. 147:6-11.