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a broken but a beautiful hallelujah

28 December
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Bail ó Dhia ort.

I'm Leslie, a college kid attending her dream school and doing an Intercultural Studies major. I love Jesus and green growing things, and live in a state that has rain forest and desert both. My heart's in Ireland and soon enough I'll be where my heart is. I'm addicted to Swedish pop. I'm quiet, artistic, eternally optimistic, compassionate, a daydreamer, analytical, overly inspired, musical, and a lover of languages and cultures, especially in Europe. Welcome to my tumblr, an buile mo chroí: the beat of my heart.

My life has fullness and meaning because of Christ. I have purpose in my life and a hope for eternal life because of Christ. Nothing else in this whole world would make sense. My goal is to show people Jesus’ love, and that He is the answer. Nothing else matters more. "Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him." [St. Augustine]

I’ve been called to Ireland as a missionary. The more I learn about myself and Ireland, the more I realize that God has fashioned me especially for this. My heart aches for that country and people. I wish I could be there right now, but I know I’ll be there when it’s time. "If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me." [St. Patrick]

If my heart is for missions in Ireland, the blood that runs through that heart is music. Music is a big part of Irish culture, and I am so comforted in knowing that God knows I need music. Music is part of who I am; it stirs the very waters of my soul. "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul." [Johann Sebastian Bach]

I’m an eternal optimist. I appreciate the smallest things, and I see endless beauty everywhere. I see the art in everything around me. I never cease to be inspired by the people and things I see around me. As an artist, the need to express myself is always with me. I need to be like a river, constantly shifting, moving, and changing. "Creativity is discontent translated into arts." [Eric Hoffer]

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