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?

Malgosia Bela in The Gentlewoman S/S 2014 by Roe Ethridge

“I want to be known as somebody that loves. Somebody that’s compassionate. It’s about compassion. It’s about the passionate heart of God for people. We’ve got to stop manipulating people and manoeuvring them into praying our prayer and just become love. Not pointing out the trash, but pulling out the goodness that people are. We’ve been given the ministry of reconciliation, not imputing the world’s trespasses against them, but reconciling people back to the Father. That’s the ministry we have.”
Todd White

Audubon Park

“You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch. Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.

You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.

If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.

Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.

Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary.”
Julien Smith, The Flinch

kiikkoco:

Lily Stan Studio

“The words you say carry more weight than you know, and to some, they may weigh more than they can handle. Be kind, speak with purpose and clarity, always with the intent to help those around you grow. If you do say words that are hurtful, be quick to use words that heal, and in doing this you will find that you are being more and more like Christ; speaking truth in love.”
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)

sandandglass:

Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

Author of “Just Mercy”

“Studying theology is like learning music theory. It means nothing unless it inspires you to play.”
Jimmy Needham (via trepak2104)

halloween really is the best. i’ve started my party planning for this year’s bash and i am just so stoked about it. 

“Let us be women who love, in spite of fear.
Let us be women who love, in spite of our stories.
Let us be women who love loudly, beautifully, Divinely.
Let us be women who love.”
Idelette McVicker, excerpt from “Let Is Be Women Who Love” (via hopefisch)

new paint job + rearranged furniture .
i don’t ever what to leave my room now. too damn cozy. 

“In the company of one another, women are finding their voices, telling untold stories, and singing freedom songs. A movement is underfoot, a holy rumbling. And things will never be the same.”
Rachel Held Evans, foreward to Jesus Feminist.
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