“Mas nós, segundo a sua promessa, aguardamos novos céus e nova terra, em que habita a justiça. Por isso, amados, aguardando estas coisas, procurai que dele sejais achados imaculados e irrepreensíveis em paz.”
— 2 Pedro 3:13,14
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

Karl and I went Parasailing before I left to Mexico. He is amazing :)

It was an amazing birthday goodbye gift.

(Birthday is coming up, 23)

“Whenever we treat people honorably even if they refuse to honor us, we demonstrate that we have a standard within us that isn’t determined by the people around us. We don’t just honor people because they are honorable, we honor people because we are honorable.”
— The Supernatural Ways of Royalty by Kris Vallotton

God cries at weddings

Some people might think that to cry at a wedding is a female thing. Women cry, because they are foolish and romantic, because internally they are made of pink cellophane, fragile and ethereal. But if you a good observer of people you will notice that men also cry at weddings. Some of them try to disguise it, others are little more obvious. 
I think that the fact that we are prone to cry at weddings has nothing to do with the sugary notion of romance of Harlequim books. We cry at weddings because of grace. The redundant and undeserved grace of God, that generates hope, builds life, allows new beginnings. We cry because we know that any kind of love that we ever receive in this earth is undeserved, yet deeply desired. 
The love that makes people commit to each other at a wedding has something sublime in it. It is saying “ forever”. How can we humans say “forever”, unless we believe there is a God in heaven that loves us in this “forever” way too? So just because a wedding implies commitment it is a powerful statement of hope. I commit because I hope to continue choosing you instead of me. I hope to live beyond my own frustrations and selfish desires and serve you, I hope to be a good person. I hope, if or when I have children, to not let them grow that there is unconditional love, that love protects, love cares, love has the power to make the world better. 
We cry at weddings because the sublime love that commits, can transform ugliness in beauty, the undesirable in the most beautiful and elegant gift. We cry because at each wedding we go to, we know there is hope for all and cure for all the pain we see around us. 
I do believe that God cries at weddings too.

by Braulia RIbeiro