Bisutti’s goal was to be a Victoria’s Secret model. In 2009, that dream came true when she won a model search. However, as time went on, her faith made it difficult for her to model underwear. She felt uncomfortable and decided to quit modeling immodest clothing.
“God just changed my heart he really just opened my eyes to the fact that I wasn’t being the right type of role model for young girls that I could be-that I’m pursuing to be now. I don’t want girls to look at my images and want to start throwing up their food or acquire eating disorders because that’s what they think they have to do to feel beautiful in this world.”
You were brought up to think love and family are about protection. Like you need to hold people close in order to care about them. But that’s just living inside a bubble. It’s control. I was brought up to think love is trusting people enough to let them go.
Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
April 17, 1928: Happy birthday, Cynthia Ozick! A master of fiction and essay, Ozick was born in New York City, 85 years ago today.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:16-18 NIV
So get out
And let your fear fall to the ground
No time to waste
Don’t you turn around and miss out
Everything you were made for
I know you’re not sure
So you play it safe
Try to run away
If you take that first step
Into the unknown
He won’t let you go
Even when a storm hits
Even when you’re broken
Even when your heart is telling you, telling you to give up
When your hope is stolen
You can’t see where you’re going
You don’t have to be afraid
You can walk on the water too.
Two steps beyond the edge
I can’t undo this leap of faith
Takes my breath away
So high above the ground
You’ve got me hanging in mid air
Between here and there
Now all I have is You
I’m not afraid
I know Im safe
It’s a chance but my choice is made
I’m not alone
You won’t let go
And I know through it all
You hold me in the freefall
I am awaiting
perpetually and forever
a renaissance of wonder
March 24, 1919: Happy 94th birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti! The cofounder of City Lights, America’s first all-paperback bookstore, also published some of the best minds of his generation.
So take me to the middle of Your heart
Lead me to wherever Your love starts
To a new day dawning
To the place You are
And if You want to take me over the edge
I’ll let you cause Your love is where I’ll land
Wanna be right where You are,
In the middle of Your heart.
“As she reaches an ever-widening audience, Britt aspires to stay focused on creating music that’s both genuine and empowering. ‘Whether it’s pop or rock or hip-hop, what moves me most is music that’s passionate, real and comes from artists who really believe in what they’re putting out into the world,” says Britt, who is inspired not only by their hit songs but by the authenticity of artists like Adele, Mary J. Blige, Taylor Swift and Coldplay. “And with a song like ‘Gold,’ I’m putting out a message that everyone needs to hear, regardless of where they’re coming from. It’s about knowing that you’re loved, that you’re worth something. It’s a message of hope.’” http://www.brittnicole.com/