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maineyahflarts Real Love Bleeds.
"Loving people can be hard work. It can be even harder when the love you give requires the very essence of who you are to flow through wounds inflicted by the ones your heart beats for." - Chrystal Evans Hurst

This was evidenced by Jesus' life and mission on earth. He had to hurt, endure the greatest pain no one can imagine --physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually...all at once. He came into this world knowing that, and still He came. He obeyed. He sacrificed. He gave. He forgave. All because God loves, for God is Love.

This Palm Sunday, I am reminded of that. I am reminded that it's not about me. It's about what God has called me to do: to love without fearing pain. It's easiest said than done. I have been too callused in the past that a lot of times I practice self-preservation, esp with those I love most. Lord, I'm ready for you to peel the hardest parts of me so I can be free to love. It hurts to even express that outloud. But because He has been faithful, I want to be better.

We are growing. We are changing. But God is stirring something in us, He's calling us to deeper waters and I no longer want to be afraid to jump in. In every aspect of my life... It starts with my relationship with Him, with those dearest to me, and onto people and situations I have yet to encounter. It's scary, but it will be worth it.

#allornothing #divein #todayistheday #goingafterHim #theRightRoom #Jesusbled He answered our cry for "Hosanna!" Real Love bleeds...
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maineyahflarts My burger wanted to eat my fries #firsttime #nofilter 1d

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maineyahflarts "That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
And why worry about your clothing? LOOK AT THE LILIES OF THE FIELD and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?" Matthew 6:25-30 (NLT) #WordoftheDay #myGodcares #nofilter
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maineyahflarts Taylor's signature surprised/shocked/excited face aptly portrays my reaction to when my bro handed me this card and TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT TICKETS from him and Kirzten... #imdying #thankyou #dead #wheresmychill #earlybirthdaypresent ️ I think I'm gonna cry every other week till the concert! Thank you guys SO MUCH! For real, I didn't expect it, and I don't even deserve it, but I am #blessedwiththebest ️ Shows you how thoughtful, caring, and giving @jeremiahbenjo and @k.kursten are. Now, who wants to come with??! Let's all go!!!! #1989worldtour 6d

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maineyahflarts Ehh... What's Up, Rock? #randomwednesday 2w

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maineyahflarts Randomly got invited to a wedding this past Saturday... Glad I went. I didn't even know the bride and groom personally, but I can honestly say it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I've witnessed.
From the scenic background, to the romantic string trio (err four-io with the cajon drum), to witnessing the joining of two individuals in holy matrimony to become one in honor of their God --in asking Him to work in and through their relationship as a married couple... It was a true worship service because through their story, through their testimony, through the radiance reflective of Jesus in their lives, God was glorified. I was brought to tears as I felt the presence of God. There. in the middle of their vows.
Knowing that it was "Pi Day" (3.14.15...) the bride's father reminded them that "The Word of God is your pi in marriage...it is your constant (2 Timothy 3:14-15)."
Also, having pie and ice cream for dessert, the server accidentally dropping salmon on my dress and onto the floor, getting grass stains from falling (@missjeje__ ), Siri turning on during the ceremony, dancing silly on the dance floor with all the lights on but not caring, and getting blisters on my feet --you know it was a great night.
Oo & I lost my jacket, but I ain't even mad
#jenniferandericwedding #justaglimpseofTheRealWeddingFeast #whenJesuscomes
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  •   missjeje__ Thank you for your spontaneity in coming love our random friendship .. You were the perfect date Maine :) so HAPPY you got to come with me.. Let's make our biannual dates every other month!!! Lol love you 2w
  •   tvotam where was this at? 2w
  •   maineyahflarts @missjeje__ Thanks Je, it was super fun! ️ LOVE YOU TOO! & yes, let's make it spontaneously every ️months or less 2w
  •   maineyahflarts @tvotam Bay Club StoneTree in Novato, very picturesque venue 2w

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maineyahflarts Friday night lines at Jollibee. #imhungrythough #chickenjoy #whynot
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maineyahflarts I love how God finds ways to speak to us... Imagine, we were getting off work and Ky gets a super craving to go to Chick-fil-A, and Auntie Nita is there and sees me. We get to talking, and she tells us there's a conference starting that night (yesterday) at Jubilee with all these well-known, respected speakers. When we find out Francis Chan was there, we rushed over and made it right before he went up to speak. What an eye-opening message that he allowed the Lord to speak through him: Jesus' prayer for all believers is "that all of them MAY BE ONE, Father, JUST AS you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us SO THAT the world may believe that you have sent me." [John 17:20-25] Wow. May my prayer and attitude and actions line up with Jesus' desire for us as a Church, as the living, breathing Temple that He wants to fill with His glory.

If anyone is free from now till this Saturday the 14th, come and hear God's call for His people to be UNITED. Be encouraged in the Word. #JTB #JesustotheBay
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  •   mrsangenette Where is Jubiliee? I love hearing God speak through Francis Chan! 2w
  •   maineyahflarts @mrsangenette Jubilee is off of 237, going towards Sunnyvale. I believe the exit is N 1st St. Right?? He is an awesome servant of the Lord :) 2w

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maineyahflarts Twinning with Mochichang today #ootd #blackandteal #tiffanyblue ?
: @jonathane3 #nofilter
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maineyahflarts Sven's just chillen #randomwednesday #lemoosePhilippians 4:10-13 3w

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maineyahflarts This looks Photoshopped, but it's not. Love car rides, food/city adventures, inside jokes, and honest talks with them. #thisisreal #missingAteLeah tonight, as she also encouraged people around her to take steps toward their dreams and live life to the fullest 4w

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maineyahflarts Rainbows remind me of one of God's greatest attributes: MERCY. I think A. W. Tozer put it best, "Mercy is the goodness of God confronting human suffering and guilt." It is well undeserved. My only response, and should be, is to worship Him (Romans 12). Lord, thank You for WHO YOU ARE: merciful and forgiving and just. This rainbow displays only a glimpse of Your beauty. It goes beyond what I can see through my human limitations, but it's more than enough to make me look in awe. You are good, and your mercy endures forever. #yearofthanks #dayofpraise #LordPrepareMe 4w

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maineyahflarts He kept staring at me like this... #creeper #jk #sumoisfunny 4w

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maineyahflarts Hiiiiike! "Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home." ~Matsuo Basho
#lp #lovethem #LOJResound
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maineyahflarts the story is so far from over / So hold on to every promise God has made to us / And watch this glorious unfolding [The Glorious Unfolding] ~Steven Curtis Chapman #lovethissong #nofilter #Godfillsmyheart to overflowing :) 1mon

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maineyahflarts Starting a new book this Valentine's week :) "America's favorite bachelor on faith, love, marriage, and why nice guys finish first." #rightreasons #onlyBachelorcoupleImafanof 2mon

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maineyahflarts I know this is from a couple nights ago, but thanks to the true homies for helping me with my flat tire Changing tires #LikeAGirl Freda is back in action 2mon

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maineyahflarts Being hekka Filipino. and productive together [sorta] 2mon

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maineyahflarts When road-tripping with my parents, destination is: R O S S 2mon

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