Instead of trying harder, trust more.


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A Hope Full (of Humble Beginnings)
pottery by hope wilt
styling and photography by kate wilt
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A Hope Full (of Humble Beginnings)
pottery by hope wilt
styling and photography by kate wilt
a love letter to you

I’ve struggled with being open about my faith for a long time. I’ve been afraid that I’ll offend someone, that they’ll stop wanting to be my friend, that they’ll forever think I’m judging them for how they live their lives. The truth is that all of these fears are lies I’ve believed for far too long. 

Sure, my beliefs may offend you. 

Okay, you may not want to be my friend anymore. 
But, know that I don’t judge you. I’m actually extremely self-judgemental (and learning to not be so). 
Know that I’m actually attracted to those who don’t believe in what I believe. I didn’t always know God loved me, or believe that he could really, truly save me. I spent a few solid years living in a manner proving only that I didn’t care what happened to me. I just didn’t want to feel the way I was feeling. Jesus saved me from self-destruction. 
Even though I’ve walked away from most everything I thought I needed in the past year; I’m at peace with my decisions. Even though I don’t know where I’m going; I know which path I’m choosing and God knows where I’m going. Even though lately I kind of, sort of, almost always dread getting out of bed in the morning; I know that my faith is being made stronger each time I choose to keep going regardless of my circumstances. Even though I don’t feel like everything is going to be okay; I know that my present circumstances don’t determine my future. 
I have hope for my future and that’s what I want for you.
Now, to me, that isn’t offensive, unappealing, or judgmental.
No, to me, that’s love. 

1 month ago // 7 notes
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