Recently, I have been struggling with my over-thinking at night. Night is when I am alone in my apartment, it is dark, I am lonesome and my thoughts wander a lot, sometimes in deep thought of spiritual matters, sometimes in physical and shallow matters like wishing I was not lonesome, sometimes in thoughts of people who once walked with me in the journey and hoping they are ok and praying for them. I have very recently decided to try to harness these thoughts and tame them, trying to take them captive for Jesus and give them over to Him for sorting and guiding. It is and new mental exercise, so to speak. I do not wish to allow my over-thinking to be used by the enemy and turned into a stumbling block, so I see wisdom in it. And God is increasingly my focus, His Word, prayer with Him, just worshiping and praising Him. It is a great new focal point on my journey through life. Love you! ❤
We live in a world of distraction, even chaos, if we let it escalate. We live in a world where people allow the wrong things go unopposed and the good, important things to be undefended. So we must be more intentional in our lives because that which matter is everything- God and things of God and set up by God. And things which do not matter do not matter in the least on a permanent, eternal basis. We must fix our eyes on Jesus, on the eternal, for our faith is much more valuable than our comfort. The things not eternal we must discern whether to simply ignore or to stand up for the Lord, and only the Holy Spirit can tell you which is which, but we will not hear Him if we allow distractions to in cringe on our spiritual health like little bacteria building up to try hard to make us sick. We must take our vitamins and vaccines, even medicine, specifically through constant prayer, throwing off of distractions, Bible reading and study/truth injections. We must do this because what really matters matters more than you can imagine and yhat which doesn’t (the temporary, evil, distractions, entertainment, antisocial media, etc.), not only doesn’t matter to our eternal life but can keep is from it. Ouch. Please pay attention with me. Let’s walk this together. God helps the second we humbly ask Him and we can encourage each other with truth. I love you! ❤
My mind has been on friends lost and friends staying, friends good and friends challenging, all friends I love. Friendship is invaluable to me because I firmly believe friends really are family that you choose and adopt. And as times are tight sometimes, good friends or even one will allow you to feel like you are not alone in the battle. We have to go through battles but we don’t have to go through them alone. It is amazing to know someone is praying for and/or with you. Someday in heaven we will be able to have a hug from the Savior directly and until then He gives us friends. Hugging is so important. So prayer, hugs and communication are the most important moments in friendships and these require time and attention. So friendship is an investment in another person. They incest n in you and you invest in them. No amount of self-service is more important than that. I love my friends and appreciate them so very much! 🙂
“On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!” ~Thomas William Parsons
“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” ~President Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” ~President John F. Kennedy
“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and the beauty weeps the brave.” ~Joseph Rodman Drake
“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.”~Francis A. Walker
“They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.”~Henry Ward Beecher
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”~President Harry S. Truman
“For love of country, they accepted death.”~President James A. Garfield
“Greater love hath no one than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”~Jesus Christ
To all who gave all for us all, we remember. We love you for you showed us the greatest love. We know what you did and give ou respect and honor. God bless your families and God bless America!!!! We surely need it.
There are treasonous evils and principalities fighting all around us on all fronts, in most all countries right now. These forces seem united and he’ll bent on destruction. Those standing for God, righteousness, good, truth, America need to humbly bow/bend our heads to gain the strength of God. Then these evil people should be prosecuted for their treacherous activities and pray the principalities out. I am tired of idly standing by and just praying alone for this country and souls I love so much. We need to unite in prayer and fasting and do something. For heaven’s sakes, why are we so timid against these evil forces? They are defeated foe trying to kill as many as possible let on their way to hell and we just let them?! Why aren’t Christians in an uproar? Are we afraid? No, who would be afraid with the God of the universe on our side??? Rise up, man up, start humbly praying and fast for these lost souls and justice for the traitors to humanity and our freedom.
I see around me women working and men often bumbing off of them. Women ruling and men being ruled. Women then having their babies and taking care of them financially and in every way then guys leaving or cheating then leaving because they aren’t getting what they feel they deserved. Even worse, they get kicked out of their current location with the new girl sponsor and move back in with their kid’s mom, the first girl, and getting back with her. And the cycle continues. I saw this recently in someone I thought was a friend. Wow, what an eye opener. This. Is. Wrong. Let me say it again, it is wrong. It is horrible for the kids, horrible for the adults, horrible for all the mistresses who believe the lies, horrible sins against God and humanity. It is hideous, atrocious, and I needed to voice this injustice to the world and demand better behavior from people in society. Pick a spouse and be satisfied with that spouse. Love them. Pour into them. Men, take care of your family, work for God’s sake and take care of them. Stay with and raise your child. Life isn’t just about you. There are many others out there, you Andre not special. The way to be special is to settle down, raise a family, bond with them, take them to church, get close to God, stay with and stand by God and your family, this is how to be a good man. Women, shut up and let them be men they need to be. Encourage them, help them meet good goals for you all, be okay with supportive loving wife. Respect him. Get people out of your lives that do not support your family as a whole. My rant is through. My anger is diminished. Please be good and want right, people. Jesus is Coming soon, no one knows exactly when so be ready. God bless you!
I have had a myriad of successes (and failures, but that is a different topic lol) in my life. I have traveled much, moved a lot, gone on mission projects in three countries oversees, graduated high school as salutitarian, graduated with a bachelors of science in premedicine, a Masters of science in audiology and a doctor of audiology degree with honors, skydived, married, carried and gave birth to two beautiful and intelligent children, been a worship minister, been on praise and worship teams in very large churches and some small to medium ones, and many other successes. But recently, upon reflection, I am most proud of my recent success with humility, if that is not too much of an oxymoron. Lol. I realize that many of the successes I have had are meaningless because the success was in self glorification or material things. My greatest success to date is in humbly obeying the Lord and having humble faith in Jesus Christ to save me from my sins and take me to Heaven with Him any minute now. And I will be ready. I have thrown off things and people I have worshipped in the place of my Almighty and Amazing God and am forgiven and turned away. I have cancelled out addictions. I have humbled my soul and know I am only strong when I am weak. And I am proud of realizing my greatest need is humility. Maybe you have a different one, but the key is finding it with God’s help and doing it now. The only good in me is Jesus Christ. It is such a relief to get it. It is more of a relief to know without a doubt that I am saved and there is eternity with God starting right now and continuing forever, despite what happens. There is such peace and love and joy in that assurance. “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of glory divine!” I am so thankful. I share my story to encourage yours. Be blessed! Ask any questions of me, or better or God and the Bible. It is vitally important. 🙂 God bless you.❤