Sharing My Heart & Exploring the One Who Made It

I live in Mississippi, and recently graduated with a degree in psychology from Ole Miss. I’m looking forward to graduate school so I can get my master’s in counseling. My posts are for my own benefit as I use writing as an outlet to document and organize my thoughts through my journey of living and learning. I write a ton. I’ve been in a relationship with Jesus for over a decade, I've been dating Charles since 2011, and I've been a female all my life so my writing is coming from a Christian feminist who is in love. My writing is an account of what I’m learning about myself, love, mercy, and justice. You can find it all by clicking on "navi" at the top and then going to "My Word Flow." You’ll find plenty of my voice there, but if there’s more you’d like to talk about, just go to my ask blog--asklaurenbritt.tumblr.com. I'm no longer able to answer all the questions I receive, but I try my best. I've already answered over 1300 questions, and I've tagged most of them with general key words, so they're easy to search.

God is constantly editing my perspective—confronting my mindset and altering each one that isn’t representative of his heart. Jesus is steadily revealing His reality and relevancy, and only because of His faithful pursuit of my life am I gaining understanding of Him and the world. Seeing how he rearranges my values, convictions, and desires is evidence of how needy I am to grow and mature, and this realization alone makes me desperate for the grace and hope of Christ to lead every aspect of my life.

There’s nothing new here—it’s all recycled wisdom mixed with my love for writing and communicating. It is all for the glory of Christ that I write. It is all for the glory of Christ that I share. It’s all to know him more and make him known. It’s all to understand him more and make him more understood. As we seek him, we find him; as we find him, we know him; as we know him, we love him. It’s all for him.

-LB

What is it you have on your mind?

“I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry.”
Aditi (esn13)

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“We too often care what others think about the parts of us that don’t matter and don’t listen to the opinions that speak of the parts that do.”
LB, The Guts & Glory of Grace

Love is only transformational when it is received in vulnerability…

It is not the fact of being loved unconditionally that is life-changing. It is the risky experience of allowing myself to be loved unconditionally.

Dr. David Benner
“i don’t want you
to love me
for my flaws,
i want you
to love me enough,
to demand
that i grow.”
m.v., you can love my skin and hate the scars i put on it.
“So many people refuse to identify as a feminist because when they hear the word, they don’t think about the equality of the sexes. Instead, they think of a bitter, defiant, man-hater. This is sad for two reasons. For one, this isn’t an accurate depiction of what a feminist is. Second, and most importantly, in rejecting the woman who is bitter, defiant, and untrusting of men, you forget that there was a time when she was soft, blithe, and ingenuous until a man she trusted wounded her so deeply that she refuses to risk feeling that pain again. And instead of caring to ask, “Who did this to you?” you shame her lack of compassion, and in doing so, you forfeit your own.”
“Don’t equate the presence of God with a good mood or a pleasant temperament. God is near whether you are happy or not.”
Max Lucado
“The worst distance between two people is misunderstanding.”
“We have a stance on love, and we have conversations about everything else.”

Pastor Carl Lentz

Wow, this is everything.

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”
Philippians 4:5, NIV
“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”
Helena Bonham Carter  (via thestylishgypsy)
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