Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sentimental | Melodramatic

It's the song—너에게...기데 by 메이트 (Mate). So many memories flood back listening to this track. Sigh.
I'm gonna make it far, I'm going to make it big, and the term obstacle fails to exist in my world, now. It's all a game. You fall behind, your energy levels drain. It's all but re-strategizing, recharging. On your feet, vigilant. 

Life doesn't require ideals. It requires standards of action.
It's not that I don't believe in contemporary literature, but I don't want to waste valuable time reading any book that has not had the baptism of time. Life is too short.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

If I'm going to test myself, I want to do it in the biggest field there is - the nation. I want to see how high I can climb, how much power I can exercise in this insanely huge bureaucratic system.
Sounds like a game.
is a game. I don't give a damn about power and money per se. Really, I don't. I may be a selfish bastard, but I'm incredibly cool about shit like that. I could be a Zen saint. The one thing I do have, though, is curiosity. I want to see what I can do out there in the big, tough world.
And you have no use for 'ideals' I suppose?
Life doesn't require ideals. It requires standards of action.

If you think about it, an unfair society is a society that makes it possible for you to exploit your abilities to the limit.

I look around me sometimes and I get sick to my stomach. Why the hell don't these bastards do something? I wonder. They don't do a damn thing, and then they bitch.

When you start at zero, you've got a lot to learn.



Anyone who falls in love is searching for missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time. It's just a natural feeling. 

You take and give a piece of your heart to each one of your lovers. 
I only have so much to give. I've given so much, they've taken so much. 

Hebrews 10

Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All
 1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. 2 Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. 3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. 4It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:
   “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
   but a body you prepared for me; 
6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings
   you were not pleased. 
7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
   I have come to do your will, my God.’”
 8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. 9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
 11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
 16 “This is the covenant I will make with them
   after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts,
   and I will write them on their minds.”
 17 Then he adds:
   “Their sins and lawless acts
   I will remember no more.”
 18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.
A Call to Persevere in Faith
 19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”[e] 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
 32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34 You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For,
   “In just a little while,
   he who is coming will come
   and will not delay.”
 38 And,
   “But my righteous[g] one will live by faith.
   And I take no pleasure
   in the one who shrinks back.”
 39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Get yo shit straight gurl.

Proverbs 14

17 A quick-tempered man does foolish things and a crafty man is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly but the PRUDENT are crowned with knowledge.
20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. (may or may not be a good thing, depends how you look at it)
21 blessed is he who is kind to the needy
22 …those who plan what is good find LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS
23 All hard work brings a profit, but MERE TALK leads to POVERTY
24 The wealth of the WISE is their CROWN, but the folly of fools yields folly.
26 He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge
27 The Fear of the Lord will be a fountain of life,
turning a man from the snares of DEATH

29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered fool displays great folly
30 A heart at peace gives LIFE to the body, but ENVY ROTS the bones
31 He who oppresses the poor shows CONTEMPT for their Maker (Jesus Christ, your heavenly father),
but whoever is kind to the needy HONORS God.

33. Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning,
and even among fools she lets herself be known.
34. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin  is a disgrace to any people.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Collages from college freshman year

In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. 
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. —John 1:1~3
 The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. —John 1:14

Friday, October 14, 2011


Break time.
My heroes. And yes, Eleanor Roosevelt inspires me, as well, despite marginally so. 

Je suis une Tumblr fiend. I flounder with French, by the way. And I looked up flounder because fail or suck seemed inappropriate for le mood. In any case, French I felt, in French I wrote. 

I hope she'll be a fool—that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.

A wonderful feeling filled with nostalgia – flirting with The Great Gatsby and Daisy once more. 

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world's eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.
   God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. Therefore, as the Scriptures say, "If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord."

A note: I see my blog as my sort of journal for myself, an account to keep myself in check while I grow and mature, become stronger in mind, body, and spirit. I write what I feel, and I'm not boasting when I write things to increase my self-esteem. In the end, all the things I write are for my motivation, and if readers find encouragement or healing in the scriptures or blog messages I post, I'm glad and happy for you. If readers happen to be offended by my posts, that's too bad, but I won't apologize. Don't complain, because I probably won't acknowledge it. This is who I am. Although I take constructive criticism under consideration, I do not change my values for anyone but God. Outside influences will not sway my interests and my goals. Just an FYI.

Motivational Quotes for Sophie's Growth

Don't let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, "Life is not pleasant anymore." Ecclesiastes 12:1

Youth is preeminently the forming, fixing period, the spring season of disposition and habit; and it is during this season, more than any other, that the character assumes its permanent shape and color, and the young are wont to take their course for time and for eternity. —Joel Hawes

The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left. —"Smile" Zingers, Chicago Tribune

Almost everything that is great has been done by youth. —Benjamin Disraeli

Youth people will respond if the challenge is tough enough and hard enough. Youth wants a master and a controller. Young people were built for God, and without God as the center of their lives they become frustrated and confused, desperately grasping for and searching for security. —Billy Graham

The sins of youth are paid for in old age. —Latin proverb

Experience is a wonderful thing; it enables you to recognize a mistake every time you repeat it. —Associated Press News Service

Youth comes but once in a lifetime. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you'll find you've done it. —George Bernard Shaw

A youth becomes an adult when he realizes he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. —Thomas Szasz

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. —Helen Keller

At almost every step in life we meet with young men and women from whom we anticipate wonderful things, but of whom, after careful inquiry, we never hear another word. Like certain chintzes, calicoes, and ginghams, they show finely on their first newness, but cannot stand the sun and rain, and assume a very sober aspect after washing day. —Nathaniel Hawthorne

Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord. —Psalms 25:7

Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions. —Ecclesiastes 7:10

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. —1 Timothy 4:12

Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on your. —1 Timothy 4:14

Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. —1 Timothy 4:16

Thursday, October 13, 2011

credits go to tumblr, maybe cocotrish blog, and other fashion sources i'm not sure i have so many saved pictures i lose track, forgive me. if you claim credit, let me know i will most certainly post it here! :)