- Seventeen: You've said girls should embrace their curves. Why did you think it important to make that statement?
- Jennifer Lawrence: When I was playing Mystique in X-Men, I remember thinking, If I'm going to be naked in paint in front of the entire world, I'm going to look like a woman. I'm going to have curves and have boobs and have a butt. Because girls are going to look at that, and if I look like a scarecrow, they are going to think, Oh, that's normal. It's not normal. I'm just so sick of these young girls with diets. I remember when I was 13 and it was cool to pretend to have an eating disorder because there were rumors that Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie were anorexic. I thought it was crazy. I went home and told my mom, "Nobody's eating bread--I just had to finish everyone's burgers". I think it's really important for girls to have people to look up to and feel good about themselves.
watching videos on playing piano worship music.
ahh, it’s been nearly 5 years now, am I really admitting that I miss it?
There can be no doubt that this possessive clinging to things is one of the most harmful habits in this life. Because it is natural, it is rarely recognized for the evil it is. But its outworkings are tragic.
We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety. This is especially true when those treasures are loved relatives and friends. But we need to have no such fears. Our Lord came not to destroy but to save. Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed.
-A.W. Tozer, “The Pursuit of God”
finally done watching 6 seasons of Bones.
now coldplay + getting back into the groove of studying (:
wrapping up a very long, good day by organizing files on my computer and watching bones (:
Finally visited UGYP this week! So glad I went. I LOVE Chad Veach (and now his wife too! :3). Their so cute, anointed, and humble + they’re from the 253? Pumped for what their ministry up to in Tacoma.
I was pretty disappointed when I found out didn’t get the GHC internship for this summer. I think it made it worse that my interviewer/the person I’d be working for personally called me, told me that I interviewed well, apologized, and that she wished I had also considered one of their other internship positions. But after hearing my sister complain about her coworkers for a good hour… and realizing that this would only hold minimal significance to me in the long run. I feel a bit better.
Plus, this completely opens up the door for me to go on a mission trip this summer. I’ve always wanted to have a heart for missions. After sowing a bit of my own money into a friend’s mission trip recently.. it’s definitely been on my mind. (Perhaps it really is true that where your money is, your heart is also) Definitely looking forward to this.
Currently planning on applying for this trip to Nicaragua at House of Hope (a place that helps women/girls caught in human trafficking.) I just read the bio of the doctor in charge of this trip… and she sounds so amazing. First married woman to even be accepted to the UMich med school (it’s pretty known that med schools look down on women being married… or planning to get married during med school…… & sadly they aren’t even afraid to ask those “illegal” questions during interviews about your intentions of it… ) AND their OB/GYN residency. Ridiculously involved in the church, been on mission trips to 10+ countries, and recently left her private practice and being a professor at a medical school to be more devoted to ministry/health care in low resource countries. She’s definitely the type of woman of God I’d want to be at her age. Seriously, so crazy.
I know this website usually deals with blogs posts, but here’s some food for thought: today I was reading the “Miss Manners” column in the Washington Post and found something pretty disconcerting. A reader had written in with a simple question - is it okay for a girl to say no to someone asking…
Even when things don’t go my way, You’re good.
I’ll be expecting greater things than I had hoped for or intended.
Two people who I NEVER speak to asked me the one question that I’ve been avoiding for a while. Two people that never knew much about the circumstances.
“So, what happened?”
I kind of avoided the topic with the first person, told her to ask him… because they’re closer anyway. Less so with the second. I feel better now. Even though I knew that nothing that happened was my fault. That for once, it wasn’t my wishy washy feelings that initiated these situations. It’s nice to finally get it out, in a non cryptic sort of matter of the fact way. Even if it’s extremely confusing to the other person. bahahaha.
I don’t know how to really express it, but I feel like I finally let it go. Not in the sense that I was holding onto the hope of things resolving itself.. because I definitely realized when it was over that things would never be the same. (and I want to believe that I know better than to think otherwise).
Anyways, I’ve been seeing a lot of things work out… lately. God’s so good.