Trying to take everything around me and put it in a blog.


So here’s one that happened today. I wanted to do something for the people I work with, for easter you know. So I had the idead of baking some cookies and putting a message for them inside the baggies. A personal message, followed by this passage in scripture: 

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So I said I would write, and I’m working on my character, so I should write. Like I said, I’m returning to blogging basically because of God.You may ask: “God? Since when God is a reason to blog?” Well I would say it’s not a super popular reason, from what I can see on tumblr, but I feel like I finally have something to talk about. 

So I’m blogging not only to keep a record to myself, and to help me process things better (writing has that effect in me), but because maybe there’s someone who is in a similar journey, or a very different one, but also seeking God; and maybe reading my words can make them feel less alone.

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Hi Julia! How are you? Thank you so much for adding me on Tumblr! I have not been on here in a while since I have been so busy with school! I really find your story so interesting! And of course, Brazil!!! It's really all amazing!Like you I am am also a child of Christ and it has been amazing what the Lord has done! I would definitely like to know more about life in Rio De Janiero!

Well, I absolutely LOVE Rio with all my heart, but life here can be a mixed bag. The city is beautiful Like, take your breath away beautiful. But it’s not beautiful everywhere, and it’s usually very expensive to live in the beautiful places. These days, with the World Cup and the Olympics, it’s expensive everywhere. It’s basically a real state bubble waiting to burst.

At the same time, something interesting is always happening in Rio. There’s so much to do, to see, to participate in. The city has a lot of artists. in all fields. But, good luck getting to all the cool stuff happening. Traffic is a nightmare, and now we are officially the city with worst commute time in Brazil. And let’s not even talk about public security.

But even with all that, I still love it. It’s a unique place, full of character and life. And the church is absolutely amazing. Do you want know anything more specific about life here?

We were born for greater things
We were born to chase Your dreams
Come my Lord, awaken holy fire

We are turning from our sin
We are praying once again
Come my Lord, awaken holy fire

Burn Like a Star
Rend Collective

But God said to Jonah, “Do you have any right to be angry about what happened to the vine?”

“I do,” he said. “In fact, I’m angry enough to die.”

Last recorded words of Jonah (via godsaidgotochina)

I’m such a Jonah sometimes

One of the best times of my life. My mission trip to Scotland. And I was in the best car too! :) I miss these people so much, even though we were only together for 10 days. Thank God I’ll be seeing most of them soon.

One of the best times of my life. My mission trip to Scotland. And I was in the best car too! :) 

I miss these people so much, even though we were only together for 10 days. Thank God I’ll be seeing most of them soon.

Hey, is anyone there still?

So, I have no idea who still reads this thing, since the last few months have only been instagrams and weird stuff. But once again, I will try to post consistently. If you have been paying attention, the few things I have rebloged have a lot to do with God, and spiritual things, and my return to blogging has a little bit to do with that.  I really want to make this blog thing work, but it is so hard to find the time! Seriously tumblr people, I know a lot of you have busy lives, so what do you do?

Do you want a life of conviction and power? Then spend time with the King. Make it your number one priority every day. Carve it into your schedule. Treat it like eating or hanging with your best friend. It must become essential to your day. Not a hurried two second prayer but a coming aside and sitting in his presence for an hour or two if need be. Work at it. Develop it. Allow it to grow. It is awkward at first, even difficult, but the longer you do it the more natural it will become and the more sensitive to the Spirit you will be.

We have no excuse for the current state of affairs in the Body and in our personal lives. Jesus has made sure that we are equipped with everything we need to be his witnesses, to minister to a suffering world, to demonstrate his love with power and conviction. It is we who choose to fail; who choose to hide; who choose to seek for ourselves. We need to find our courage again; to rise up in the anointing of the Spirit and use the tools we have been given for the mission of our King.