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Julie Lai  on a wild adventure following Christ

To my big sister with the colorful hair, happy birthday!
You are the person I dab most frequently with. My artsy Van Gough. My strong cancer warrior. My buzzfeed chef. My partner in being weird as heck.
You are the best sister. And I love you.

You are the Beloved.
All I hope is that you can hear these words as spoken to you with all the tenderness and force that love can hold. My only desire is to make these words reverberate in every corner of your being--you are the beloved. || Henri Nouwen

A woman is harmony, is poetry, is beauty. Without her the world would not be so beautiful, it would not be harmonious. -Pope Francis

"The ashes mean I am not who I'm supposed to be, but the cross means there's a God who believes so fully in me He is making me right now into the person that He believes I can be" -Fr. Mike Schmitz

sweet, sweet sarahi 🍊

A little philosophy I try to live by is, love others so radically they wonder why. This is Pope Francis by definition. Thanks for showing us love that points so obviously to Jesus.

thankful for the grace upon grace carrying me through this busy week

Thankful for sisters who build me up and love me so well.
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Super special s/o to the woman with the great hair to the left of me, happiest of birthday to you. Thank you for always calling and speaking truth into my life, making me laugh like no other, and educating me on biscuits. Always counting down till I see you next. Love you my sweet friend!

The coffee + friend combo go together as well as Barack + Michelle

girlz

"Yes, America, you are beautiful indeed...But your greatest beauty and your richest blessing is found in the human person: in each man, woman and child, in every immigrant, in every native-born son and daughter.
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For this reason, America, your deepest identity and truest character as a nation is revealed in the position you take towards the human person. The ultimate test of your greatness in the way you treat every human being, but especially the weakest and most defenceless ones.
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Every human person - no matter how vulnerable or helpless, no matter how young or how old, no matter how healthy, handicapped or sick, no matter how useful or productive for society - is a being of inestimable worth created in the image and likeness of God. This is the dignity of America, the reason she exists, the condition for her survival-yes, the ultimate test of her greatness: to respect every human person, especially the weakest and most defenceless ones, those as yet unborn." // St. John Paul II

I wasn’t the first to look at this masterpiece. And I won’t be the last. Billions of people have been and will stand there in wonder and awe.
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And that’s what happen’s when we don’t settle with mediocrity and complacency. A beautiful masterpiece is born. It’s born out of mess, frustration, and a lot of talking yourself out of, “I can’t.”
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But it’s worth it. Because we're created to be more than just average or some copycat. We are made to be extraordinary.

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