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Posted on 28th Aug at 9:15 PM, with 121,190 notes
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It’s Monday,
and your hair is messy.
You haphazardly put on your jeans and shirt
as you moan about the day of the week -
and I love you.

It’s Tuesday,
and you’re stumbling your way around the room,
trying to sort out the things you have to do.
You stop to briefly kiss the freckles on my nose,
asking me about my day -
and I love you.

It’s Wednesday,
and you’re quietly sprawled on the couch.
You pat the spot next to you and pepper kisses on my hair
because it’s my least favorite day of the week (and you know it) -
and I love you.

It’s Thursday,
and you’re wondering what the weekend will bring,
but you’re still moaning about how
the week is going by too slow for your tastes -
and I love you.

It’s Friday,
and I’m surrounded by DVDs and snacks
you’ve prepared when I was gone.
You welcome me with blankets and warmth from your arms -
and I love you.

It’s Saturday,
and you’re feeling lazy.
You won’t let me leave your arms
(or is it the other way around?)
So you tuck me under your chin as we both wonder
how much time we have left
before sleep makes us miss each other’s faces -
and I love you.

It’s Sunday,
and there’s nothing much to say but
I love you.

"

Loving you (NJ.)

many feelings <3

Posted on 28th Aug at 8:11 PM, with 16,073 notes

stricklandbrittany:

kingsleyyy:

u can delete your post but u can’t delete the screenshot I sent my best friend

rebekahbryant

the most relevant thing i have ever seen i’m literally rolling on the bed laughing

Posted on 27th Aug at 12:33 AM, with 78 notes
"Genuine hope is not blind optimism. It is hope with open eyes, which sees the suffering and yet believes in the future."
Jürgen Moltmann (via blakebaggott)
Posted on 27th Aug at 12:29 AM, with 4 notes
I sure am going to miss this dear friend as he sets out on life&#8217;s newest adventure! Happy 23rd Birthday, @blakebaggott. I&#8217;m rooting for you!
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I sure am going to miss this dear friend as he sets out on life’s newest adventure! Happy 23rd Birthday, @blakebaggott. I’m rooting for you!

Posted on 25th Aug at 4:00 PM, with 15 notes
"Whatever glory we want to bask in that does not look like the incredible glory of our King Jesus is nothing more than a cheap knockoff."
Rebekah Bryant ( rebekahbryant)
Posted on 25th Aug at 3:22 PM, with 3 notes

I was tagged by blakebaggott, who knows how much I love these things! What a spiffy friend.


Name: Rebekah


Birthday: March 24th


Favorite color: Black to wear, green to look at, purple overall
 (goth barney kid)

Lucky number: 17 is my favorite number and 12:34 is my favorite minute!

Height: 5’8”ish

Talents: playing music, writing, singing, teaching/preaching, probably more stuff
 (yes, I did just leave Blake’s response on that one)

Last dream you remember: I can’t remember the last dream I remembered… That was a confusing sentence.

Can you juggle: No. I’m awful, even at Wii juggling!


Art/Sport/Both: I like sports in the company of others, and I like art by myself.

Do you like writing: Very much so.


Do you like dancing: Yes, but that’s something most of my friends never seem to know about me! 


Do you like singing: Who doesn’t??

Dream Vacation: Greece!


Dream guy: Obviously my darling Justin above all others <3 But also stix1997 & blakebaggott & perhaps N. T. Wright & maybe Greg Boyd & definitely Dick Van Dyke circa 1960.

Dream girl: itsashleymorgan & stricklandbrittany DUH

Dream Wedding: Let’s wait and see :)

Dream Pet: I love pitbulls and sweet cuddly cocker spaniels!

Favorite Song: All time favorite love-song is “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, current favorite Christian song is “Forever” by Kari Jobe

Least favorite song: “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain is the first that comes to mind
, but it’s probably not my very least favorite ever

Least favorite album: 
I honestly don’t know

Least favorite artist: 
I can’t think of any artist that I just dislike altogether.

Guys/Girls/Both: Sexually? One guy. In general? I like everybody pretty much.

Hair color: It’s naturally blackish brown… currently dark plum with lavender and silvery blonde panels. It’s just as rad as it sounds.

Eye color: Chocolate (bc just brown sounds basic)


Humorous/Serious: Obnoxiously serious and accidentally humorous, I’d say

Taller/Shorter: I like taller people just because they make me feel a little bit smaller, and I’m a pretty big girl. It’s a selfish preference. 


Biggest turn off: Probably when someone is “too cool” to have fun, “too cool” to happy-cry because of a glorious cappuchino, “too cool” to wear a flower headband, or to enjoy life in general. Being grumpy isn’t cool.

I’m passing it on to stricklandbrittany, sir-nerds-a-lot, & stix1997!

Posted on 25th Aug at 1:19 PM, with 3 notes
Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on cuddling and/or spooning outside of marriage, within a relationship?

I honestly can’t figure out if this message is satirical or not, so I won’t respond in my usual sarcastic manner. Maybe this is a joke in response to my post about saving eye contact for marriage, but it may be a serious concern for someone, so I will treat it as such. I will also assume this is being asked from a Christocentric (Christian and Christ-focused) perspective.

Paul taught that we should work out our own salvation, because it is God who works in us. (Phil. 3)
To me, that means that we each have a unique responsibility in our own sanctification, but the same Lord performs that work of sanctification in all of us. So although we hold convictions and standards that are slightly varied from person to person, we all have the same goal. That goal is to be like Jesus. To look like Him with our actions, think like Him with our words, love like Him with our lives. How we achieve that goal can be slightly different from person-to-person. That is why some people choose not to listen to any secular music, or never drink alcohol, or never wear makeup. It’s the same reason some Christian couples choose to refrain from intense kissing and, as you mentioned, cuddling.
How we become more like Jesus varies slightly from person to person. There are obviously moral absolutes (love, honesty, purity, etc.) but how we express those moral absolutes can be different (working in a soup kitchen to share God’s love, avoiding jokes that can be taken the wrong way, or wearing a purity ring as a reminder of our commitment to God).

Because of this, I can’t just give you a cute answer that some people will amen and others will condemn. I can’t just strike up another “How far is too far?” debate. There’s more to it than that because, even though our salvation is secure in Jesus, not all things are beneficial for us. In a Christian relationship, I believe the absolute moral standard is that we should
determine to preserve God’s covenant-sealing act of sex for a monogamous and Christ exalting marriage relationship. These other details will have to be addressed on a personal level with questions like:

"Does this activity draw us closer to God?"
“Does it reflect the sacrificial love of Christ?”
“Does it damper my efforts to become more and more like Jesus?”
“What is the WISEST decision in this situation, even if both options are okay?”

Asking the big questions like that can make our
qualms seem less significant, and can give us clarity. As the hymn writer said, “The things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.” Just look to Jesus and know He is always with you and for you.

Posted on 6th Aug at 11:06 PM, with 16 notes
Please keep this sweet little lady in your prayers. This was taken several years ago (when I was a little thinner and she had a little more hair) but sometimes it seems like just yesterday! She&#8217;s been hit with loads of bad news in the past few days, but she&#8217;ll tell anyone that comes in how good God has been. Continue to pray, and be thankful for the unshakeable hope we have in Jesus! (Also, if applicable, go hug your mom&#8230; No one ever wishes they&#8217;d hugged less.)
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Please keep this sweet little lady in your prayers. This was taken several years ago (when I was a little thinner and she had a little more hair) but sometimes it seems like just yesterday! She’s been hit with loads of bad news in the past few days, but she’ll tell anyone that comes in how good God has been. Continue to pray, and be thankful for the unshakeable hope we have in Jesus! (Also, if applicable, go hug your mom… No one ever wishes they’d hugged less.)

Posted on 30th Jul at 8:00 AM, with 717 notes
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The teaching that men are to be the “spiritual leaders” of their homes is found nowhere in Scripture, and yet I—along with far too many young evangelical women—spent hours upon hours fretting over this in college, worrying I’d never find a guy who was more knowledgeable about the Bible than I, who was always more emotionally connected to God than I, who was better at leading in the church than I, and who consistently exhibited more faithfulness and wisdom than I. (In fact, under this paradigm, I came to see many of my gifts as liabilities, impediments to settling down with a good “spiritual leader”!)

Well guess what. I never found such a person. I never found a spiritual “leader.” Instead, I found a spiritual companion to travel with me on the journey of faith, for better or worse, in good times and bad, in times of spiritual wealth and in times of spiritual poverty. Dan isn’t expected to always be the strong one while I am always the weak one. Instead, we cheer each other on, help each other up, and challenge each other to do better. Sometimes we walk side by side, moving along at a quick pace. Sometimes we help each other over boulders and fallen trees. Sometimes I’m leading the way; sometimes Dan is. Sometimes I carry him and sometimes he carries me. The journey of faith is far too treacherous and exciting and beautiful to spend it looking at the back of another person’s head. Jesus leads us down the path, and we tackle it together, one step at a time.

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Rachel Held Evans (via blakebaggott)

Minus Dan plus Justin literally equals my life… I’m so thankful for freedom from that constricting type of belief!

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