I have spent my whole life as a cautious individual. Fear is as much a normal part of my life as sleeping. Comfortable, as far as fear can be considered so is how I viewed it. Uncomfortable yes, but less so then moving into unknown places and situations. A year & a half ago God allowed circumstances to place me in an unknown season of life. In that he confronted the way I had comfortably been living in the corner, rather than choosing to tackle my fears head on. I got to a place where I realized that as uncomfortable as it might be to face my fears, living in quiet complacency would be worse. I made a promise that whenever God revealed a fear to me I would find a way to confront it. These pictures are part of my journey of learning to let God teach me to actually live with abandon

LIFE WITHOUT BORDERS

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"Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent."

- Wendy Flynn  (via theriverjordyn)

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""It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake." - Frederick Douglass"

- Frederick Douglass (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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"Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary."

- Henry David Thoreau  (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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"We want clarity — and God gives a call. We want a road map — and God gives a relationship. We want answers — and God gives His hand."

- Ann Voskamp (via nblomblr)

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"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (via larmoyante)

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"So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me and reminded me that there are good things in the world."

- Vincent Van Gogh  (via gensdumonde)

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"God is always seeking you. Every sunset. Every clear blue sky. Each ocean wave. The starry hosts of night. He blankets each new day with the invitation, ‘I am here.’"

- Louie Giglio (via kvtes)

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"If you take a book with you on a journey,…an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it…yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else."

- Cornelia Funke, Inkheart  (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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"Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind."

- Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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With our mouths we pray, ‘thy will be done,’ but with our hearts we hope, ‘thy will match mine.’

Why would we limit a Sovereign and holy God to our human condition? We must learn to hope for immeasurably more.

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- h.s. (via heartbeatofatwentysomething)

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"Jesus is finally tuning us in our doubts, for when we feel no song of praise coming from our lips, it is because Christ is tuning you to the melody of Heaven; music and praise will burst forth once again, just let the Master pull and tighten the areas of your life that have gone slack; He is preparing you for a grand concert in which you will be used for the glory of God."

- T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

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Within the three days that Christ was in the grave; The world mourned, Heaven prepared a throne-room for the Eternal King of Glory, and hell witnessed the collapse of its empire.

Sometimes in the silence and sorrow of life, Christ is doing His greatest work.

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- T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

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"Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."

- Kurt Vonnegut 

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