I hear some of you complaining “women always say they want a nice guy.” I know lots of women — I’m even related to a few — and I can’t say I’ve ever heard any of them say that. I can’t prove it, but this sounds like one of those things stand-up comedians say about women and everyone else just repeats. I’ve also never known a woman who cries when she breaks a nail — although I’ve known a few who swear like a 15-year-old sailor in jail — and I’ve never had a woman ask me if her outfit made her look fat unless she actually wanted and subsequently appreciated my opinion. So either I’ve stumbled upon a secret trove of women who aren’t passive-aggressive sob machines, or you need to stop mistaking Dane Cook routines for peer-reviewed sociological studies.
— Lore Sjöberg, Alt Text: Taking Another Look at the Myth of the ‘Nice Guy’
You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.
— Luke 10:42
A woman in her glory, a woman of beauty, is a woman who is not striving to become beautiful or worthy or enough. She knows in her quiet center where God dwells that he finds her beautiful, has deemed her worthy, and in Him, she is enough.
Until you discover how to trust God for everything in your life, you will constantly seek to control others for the things you think you need.
— So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore, Jake Colsen (via favoredgrace)