My adoration rests in my SAVIOR. I'm a former missionary and current coffee snob, living on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This blog is my blog for ministry, and little parts of my life you may find fun, inspiring, or crazy. - Kristin, 21.
Tonight has left me extremely discouraged. I feel like I am staring at a steep cliff and about to scale it without any ropes. And I just kinda feel a little lonely right now. So I went to get coffee and write, when I just happened to check my verse of the day on my YouVersion bible app.

"Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God." Psalm 42:11.

Sometimes, He just blows me away.

→ Singleness and the Next Generation. (David Platt)

If you’ve ever wondered what was so wrong with you that you don’t have a significant other, or why God proceeds to “taunt you” with singleness; if your singleness feels like a burden, like the only real relationship you have is with the ball and chain of singleness; this is for you.

today at the video store, i saw a friend that i haven’t seen since high school. what started as a warm greeting from both parties soon faded as i noticed the black eye and the cigarette burns on the side of her face.

i was floored. she didn’t say anything, but she looked at me. she looked at me in a way that told me my assumptions were true.

the pain i saw in her face, which i knew even during high school she’d attempt to mask as if her life depended on it (and she probably thought it did); it was just so raw, and so evident.

my friend is being abused by her live-in boyfriend.

i know that some of you have known friends like mine. or maybe you have been abused, physically, emotionally, sexually. me included.

unfortunately, it isn’t an uncommon occurrence nowadays.

i just want you to know, if you’re reading this, that you’re not alone. and you, or whom ever it may be falling victim to abuse, is precious to God. more precious than gold. He is your Father, and He sees you in your times of pain.

please, put your faith in the Father. His hand saves all who reach for it. all lips that cry His name will feel His love save them.

if you EVER need someone to talk to, but feel like there’s no one who’ll listen, know this: I WILL LISTEN.

it can be anonymous, it can be over skype, it can be over the phone. I DON’T CARE. i don’t care if you need someone at 4am, inbox me. i will listen to you.

and so will Christ.