Love is an Open Door

Susan Fields| 18 | NoS RP
Disney, Music and God are all I need...well my family, friends and Mykah are lovely as well. <3
(I'm not Carrie Hope Fletcher nor do I claim to be)
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*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

Gabe: Well why didn’t you just say that in the first place? Jeez, my fucking head’s spinning from that info dump. 

*flushes* Sorry.

7 hours ago on April 19th, 2014 | J | 53 notes

*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

*Gabe and Hunter look at each other, then back at her, completely lost* 

Gabe: …what?

*ruffles her hair* …it’s a branch of Christianity that focuses on the Loving God and helping others.

7 hours ago on April 19th, 2014 | J | 53 notes
Tagged as: #awh no!!! 

*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

Gabe: What’s a Methodist? 

*blinks* It’s a movement is a group of historically-related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley. George Whitefield and John’s brother Charles Wesley were also significant leaders in the movement. It originated as a revival within the 18th-century Church of England and became a separate Church following Wesley’s death. Because of vigorous missionary activity, the movement spread throughout the British Empire, the United States, and beyond, today claiming approximately 80 million adherents worldwide.

Methodism is characterized by its emphasis on helping the poor and the average person, its very systematic approach to building the person, and the “church” and its missionary spirit. These ideals are put into practice by the establishment of hospitals, universities, orphanages, soup kitchens, and schools to follow Jesus’s command to spread the Good News and serve all people.The Methodist movement is also known for its rich musical tradition. Charles Wesley was instrumental in writing much of the hymnody of the Methodist Church, and many other eminent hymn writers come from the Methodist tradition.

Methodists are convinced that building loving relationships with others through social service is a means of working towards the inclusiveness of God’s love. Most Methodists teach that Christ died for all of humanity, not just for a limited group, and thus everyone is entitled to God’s grace. Theologically, this view is known as Arminianism, which denies that God has pre-ordained an elect number of people to eternal bliss while others perished eternally. However, Whitefield and several others were considered Calvinistic Methodists. The Methodist movement has a wide variety of forms of worship, ranging from high church to low church in liturgical usage.

Early Methodists were drawn from all levels of society, including the aristocracy, but the Methodist preachers took the message to labourers and criminals who tended to be left outside organized religion at that time. In Britain, the Methodist Church had a major impact in the early decades of the making of the working class. In the United States it became the religion of many slaves who later formed “black churches” in the Methodist tradition. *smiles sweetly* 

7 hours ago on April 18th, 2014 | J | 53 notes

*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

susan-fields:

Mhm! *sits there cutely not listening to their whispers*

Gabe: Well you’re the smarter of the two of us.

Hunter: Yeah, but I don’t spend my free-time looking up different sects of Christianity. 

Gabe: Well fuck. What am I supposed to do now?

Hunter: Ask what Methodism is? Act like you already know? I don’t know; you’re on your own. 

…is there something wrong?

12 hours ago on April 18th, 2014 | J | 53 notes

*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

susan-fields:

*smiles* Saint Paul United Methodist

Gabe: Methodist, eh? *turns to Hunter, whispering* Hunter, what’s a Methodist? 

Hunter: *whispering back* How should I know? 

Mhm! *sits there cutely not listening to their whispers*

14 hours ago on April 18th, 2014 | J | 53 notes

*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

susan-fields:

*shrugs* Just wondering.

Gabe: Fair enough. I’m going to assume you’re one of those religious types, but I’ve never seen you or your family at my church. Which one do you belong to? 

*smiles* Saint Paul United Methodist

14 hours ago on April 18th, 2014 | J | 53 notes
Tagged as: #coo 

*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

susan-fields:

*smiles* Well is nice to meet you.

are you in town for Easter?

Gabe: I should be, until… 5 o’clock, maybe. Why? 

*shrugs* Just wondering.

15 hours ago on April 18th, 2014 | J | 53 notes

*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

susan-fields:

*giggles a little* Are you two brothers?

Hunter: Unfortunately. 

Gabe: *lightly punches Hunter in the arm* Oh brother… 

*smiles* Well is nice to meet you.

are you in town for Easter?
16 hours ago on April 18th, 2014 | J | 53 notes

*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

susan-fields:

Ahhh. *nods* ….sorry who are you again?

Gabe: You leave town for a couple of years then nobody remembers your name. Wow, I’m a little offended. 

Hunter: That’s my brother, Gabe. 

Gabe: I was going to give myself a grand introduction. Thanks for ruining it, Hunter. 

*giggles a little* Are you two brothers?

16 hours ago on April 18th, 2014 | J | 53 notes

*at the park*

hunter-martinez:

susan-fields:

*giggles* That’s us!
Oh were you two friends?

Gabe: We worked on a project in health class together once. I’m not sure if that constitutes friendship though. 

Ahhh. *nods* ….sorry who are you again?

16 hours ago on April 18th, 2014 | J | 53 notes