MARIA MAGDELEINA

writer, podcaster, child of God

Thoughts during Lent: Body Image ‚Äď Part 1

maybe you thought talking to a #friend you haven’t spoken to in so long was a good #idea, but you got slapped in the #face when they didn’t respond back. when they didn’t answer your simple #question. your simple #howareyouor #doyouremember. maybe they thought you were being opportunistic. maybe it’s the #jetlag ūüēě. maybe they’re doing exactly what you did to them long ago. maybe …

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one day, something will turn your¬†#world¬†upside down. or maybe it already has. it could be a text, a¬†#phonecall, a letter, a¬†#facebook¬†post, a¬†#party, a bad or good grade, a loss, a rejection, a first job, a camping trip, a¬†#car¬†accident, a simple encounter with a¬†#stranger, a trip to¬†#Paris, a shooting, a¬†#disease, a natural catastrophe, a¬†#breakup, a new¬†#friend, …

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i am thankful to have been born and raised in a¬†#country¬†that promotes¬†#love¬†#freedom¬†and¬†#equality. where¬†#terrorism¬†and other similar¬†#violent#attacks¬†don’t happen often. i am thankful to live the¬†#life¬†i’ve chosen and walk freely, being myself, in a democratic country. i am truly¬†#blessed¬†but how can i be at¬†#peacewhen i hear gunshots from a privileged skin colour triggered at¬†#humans¬†in the country next to …

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i remember¬†#feeling¬†#broken¬†and¬†#lost¬†for a while and i kept¬†#asking¬†myself, “who am i called to be?” then one day, i¬†#read¬†one¬†#simple¬†sentence that shook and brought me instantly to¬†#tears: “He is broken for us to be whole.” in this phrase lies the main¬†#purpose¬†of our Lord Jesus Christ: Him dying on the cross to¬†#save¬†us. He broke Himself completely for us not …

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my mind is full like a cookie jar. i just wish someone could open it and eat some of my thoughts, especially the haunting ones. some thoughts are a bit bitter though, reflecting¬†#anxiety¬†and torment. others taste like¬†#french¬†#pastry, some sweet¬†#memories. but i¬†#hope¬†anyone can find the most¬†#delicious¬†thoughts that taste like¬†#faith¬†and¬†#trust¬†and divine¬†#light. i hope i, myself, can find …

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i hope you had a good¬†#day¬†today. and if you didn’t, then i hope you learned something new. i hope you got the¬†#chance¬†to¬†#cry¬†your¬†#pain¬†out whether you were alone in your room or in the streets. i hope you won’t let the pain¬†#change¬†your kind¬†#heart¬†to a¬†#cold¬†one, your wide-eyed gaze to a mistrustful one. i can’t¬†#promise¬†you that tomorrow will be …

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