This morning I have a lot on my mind. As a Woman Broken and a Woman Whole (still working on the wholeness piece), I realize that past hurt can run deep. Most days I feel as though I have overcome … Continue reading
GOOD MORNING FATHER GOD.
Thank You for another day.
I thank You for this one more chance, to bend my knees and pray.
I thank You for the trials,
which You have brought me through,
and I thank You for healing me, as only You can do.
I thank You for protection
from enemies and foes
and from dangers seen and unseen
some I’ll never know.
I thank You Father GOD
for this another day
And I thank You for this one more chance
To bend my knees and pray!
New International Version (NIV)
19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
"I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives.
There is an undeniable rush from getting it off of your chest. Complaining gives us a way of putting it out there, getting them told, saying exactly what we feel. It makes us feel alive and relieves pressure and pain, allows us to shake it off. Thing is, an emotional outlet is a temporary high and worst yet, only benefits the person venting.
They viewed you as unfit, inadequate and not enough. But you will be everything to the one who wants to spend the rest of their life with you. Keep moving forward. —Melvin Davis
1. LISTEN without interrupting. (Proverbs 18)
2. SPEAK without accusing. (James 1:19)
3. GIVE without sparing. (Proverbs 21:26)
4. PRAY without ceasing. (Colossians 1:9)
5. ANSWER without arguing. (Proverbs 17:1)
6. SHARE without pretending. (Ephesians 4:15)
7. ENJOY without complaint. (Philippians 2:14)
8. TRUST without wavering. (Corinthians 13:7)
9. FORGIVE without punishment. (Colossians 3:13)
10. PROMISE without forgetting. (Proverbs 13:12)
Today marks the 1-year “anniversary” (if I should call it anniversary, I don’t know) of my mom’s death. My family are upset and still crying as if she actually passed, today. I can understand that but I’m feeling kind of sad, too; not because mom passed, but because I didn’t know her like the rest of my family knew her and two years wasn’t enough time for me to get to really know her. I try to think what it would have been like to be raised with my mother. Although mom had her problems, as we all do, I still catch myself wondering what would have my life been like had I been raised by my mother.
My siblings got hugs I didn’t get. They had heart to heart talks with mom that I will never get. When they got sick, mom was there to nurse them back to health, but not me. Sometimes I find myself being envious, jealous and yes, even angry when I see the baby pictures, and the pictures of my siblings as they grew up and I am not in any of the pictures. That hurts but I can’t go back and place myself in those photos.
Sometimes I feel as though I got robbed by not having my mom when I was growing up. Sometimes it hurts like I can’t even explain, but then I think of how I turned out and I think my life turned out for the best.
Did I have major problems? Yes, but I can’t blame my mother for that. She could only be who she was at that time. She had issues. A baby son of hers was alive when she went to do her errands but when she got back home, he was dead in the playpen. That caused her to spiral into drunkenness, a trip which she never came back from.
So, on this day of remembering the passing of my mother, 1 year ago today, I wrestle with thoughts of “WHAT IF?” I will never know the answer to that question but I do believe GOD chose this life for me.
Discipline your mind; otherwise it will be out of control. You cannot just think whatever falls into your mind. You must take every thought captive into the obedience of Christ. What are your thoughts generally like? Do you just allow whatever comes to your mind and start believing it and then eventually feeling it?
Every minute we have about 38 thoughts.
I know several of you have already discussed this topic, yet I want to bring it up again so I might understand. E-book pricing is a hot topic issue. Some people feel that if the price is too low, or free, then either the Author does not believe in their work or it isn't worth reading. Others feel that if the price is too high, the Author or Publisher needs to get their grubby hands out of their wallet.