I read a post by a fellow blogger. He wrote that exercise can help people coming out of addictions. And I agree with him. And I am thankful for his insight because it did not occur to me that addictions in some way or another only arise in the lazy. It is lazy to choose to create a temporary high to handle pain or avoid life rather than have the courage and energy to face and handle it. And in reality, it is much more pain and effort and guilt in the “quick fix” than thr short-lived painful process of healing and the peace and joy returns after the pain so there is hope. There is no long term hope in the “quick fix” and in fact it compounds the original problem that took you there. Life is in the healing. God blesses the humble prayer and effort into healing. He breathes into it. He gives love and energy to it. He promotes it. It is always a choice and at any time anyone can choose to face and deal and not withdraw and cover it up. And anyone who needs help, God will provide that help. Because He longs for and loving, sober relationship with any addict and me and you. We are so very special and important to Him and oh so loved.❤
It is impossible to separate love and freedom. They need each other and support each other. In the presence of love, freedom has breathe and power. In the preaence of freedom, love inheritably exists. They work in cooperation and function in every way together. When someone is controlling, they are acting out of selfishness and/or brokenness and not love. Let me be clear, controlling and demanding behavior is selfishness-based and/or brokenness-based and NOT love-based. Bank on it. Also bank on love and freedom being connected. They always are and always will be. And that is why I love God so much!❤
My daddy was a Marine for 6 years for America.
Many great men and women serve our America.
I am proud of our country and will stand and show respect for America.
We have not been perfect but have been knit together in America.
Our good President and his good staff are working for America.
Some of Congress and some of the Senate are working for America.
Few in Hollywood or mainstream media are working for America.
Those who do not stand out of respect for our country should not be paid American dollars or stay in America.
Fewer big monopoly owners are working for America.
But God still loves our America.
And if we start acting like Americans, we will again be a great America.
And if we deny the rights of divisive and destructive anti-American people, we will strengthen America.
And we will lead in generosity and love in America.
And what we do will rebuild a Christian America.
And my heart beats for God, for family and for America!❤
“Why did God allow this to happen?” With all respect and honor, the premise of this question shows a level of deception believed and/or ignorance of God. The Bible is quite clear on the nature of God. He is love, joy, peace, patience… all things good, the Fruits of the Spirit are His atteibutes. He is also holy, unable to tolerate evil and hatred. To bridge the gap between Him and us who sin a lot, Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, sacrificed His life for our choice to be holy to be possible. We become holy through Jesus Christ and that answers that problem. The other problem mentioned in the Bible is this whole fight against “spiritual forces of wickedness”. They want us dead because they are doomed and want to hurt God anyway they can before their eternal punishment is dished out. And of course on top of that is free will given to every person alive. People make their own choices. Some are fantastic and some are downright deadly and everything between. And the evil forces are always at work too. So bad things happen as a result. God cannot give us free will and then remove that free will every time something bad happens as a result. He is not a dictator. He wants good. People choose evil too often, and innocent people suffer as a result. God “allows” it because He gave us free will and people choose what they do with it and often choose to follow the evil spirits and there are often casualties, sadly, and they anger or sadden God. One comfort is the truth that He comforts whoever asks Him to and can use any evil situation to bring good out of it. And He heals. Oh how He heals. ❤
Even in a dictatorship, the mind is free.
Even in deepest oppression, spirits can soar.
The mind is sound and it’s parts unique
And the draw to operate it can invent and create.
Even in solitude, the mind is free.
Even in abuse, the spirit can restore.
For God’s blessing to us is our brain
And our spirit is where His finds a home.
Never having been “normal” and knowing a few boring people but absolutely no “normal” ones, I am convinced this term is both ignorant and against God’s original design when He made us. See, we were made on purpose, beautifully and excellently, full of our own specific abilities and gifts and upbringings. This refutes the ignorant “normal” claim and makes those who embrace their uniqueness feel “abnormal” and be bullied and pressed down. This is very dangerous for people may be tempted to not fulfill their original and beautiful and rather powerful design. Whoever countermands God’s design will have seriously bad and extensive consequences. So be careful that no one deceives you into a false reality of who you were designed to be and go all out in obedience to God as to your original and unique design. Be you and do ago with God. ❤
In clinging to God, I let go of so much. I let go of pain, even if I feel it a while. I let go of confusion and distraction, though the world wreaks of it. I let go of worry and expectations of badness for I am clinging to goodness. I let go if lies and dishonesty for I cling to truth. I let go od unforgiveness and hate for I cling to generous love. When I cling to God, I let go of so very much. But in letting go of these other things and cling g to God, I am truly free. Free. Free forever. God is freedom. How I love Him! ❤❤❤