Melissa // 22 // AZ

I'm all about Jesus, Country Music & the Arizona Wildcats- in that order. I like other things too.

“Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them.”

– Iyanla Vanzan (via ohlovequotes)

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Often we speak about love as if it is a feeling. But if we wait for a feeling of love before loving, we may never learn to love well. The feeling of love is beautiful and life-giving, but our loving cannot be based in that feeling. To love is to think, speak, and act according to the spiritual knowledge that we are infinitely loved by God and called to make that love visible in this world.

Mostly we know what the loving thing to do is. When we “do” love, even if others are not able to respond with love, we will discover that our feelings catch up with our acts.

– Henri Nouwen (via breanna-lynn)

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i thought i had a crush!! but it turned out to just be a 2 day long infatuation where i was actually just bored

(via i-peed-so-hard-i-laughed)


by Julé.


im not ignoring your snapchats, im just too ugly to reply at the moment

(Source: croasy, via beyoncevevo)


don’t waste sunsets with people who will be gone by sunrise.

(via famousest)

“Can I say something to young ladies here? I’m trying to pick my words carefully here. Your husband, whoever he is, single ladies, will have an unbelievable amount of influence over your sons and daughters in regards to spiritual things. If you want your children to love Jesus deeply, hold out for a man that is Godly. And let me tell you this: I am well aware that Godly men are rare. Lots of neat Christian boys, not a lot of Godly men. And we’re working our tails off for you to try to develop some into that. But don’t settle, because it’s better that you be lonely now than you be married and lonely later. Are you tracking with me? It is better that you be lonely now than for you to get married to a man that will teach your kids everything but the way of Jesus.”

– Matt Chandler (via amandaandinteriors)

(via mylovewillcarryyou)


if you make me laugh im already 89% in love with you

(Source: baebly, via beyoncevevo)

“A beautiful feeling, when someone tells you “I wish I knew you earlier”.”

– (via nizariat)

(via ohlovequotes)

i think freckles, stretch marks, tattoos, bruises and birthmarks are probably the coolest thing, you started with almost a blank canvas and look at u now, all this evidence that you’ve lived and the sun has shone on you and you’ve grown and maybe tripped up a few times and liked an image so much u made it a permanent part of u!! beautiful!

(Source: artvevo)


he went


he went

(Source:, via laughterrulesmylife)

“My wants are simple: a job that I like and a guy whom I love.”

– Emily Giffin (via whatalovelythought)

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esztyke10: vintage, modern, love, egzotic, fashion

esztyke10: vintage, modern, love, egzotic, fashion

When someone doesn’t fit your stereotypical view of a Christian, you’ve already shortened the arm of God.

Everyone is accountable, but everyone is also being chiseled in their personal relationship with Christ — and you are not the judge of that. You don’t get to judge someone’s life over a tiny slice of their lifetime.

— J

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