Samson's Purpose was Greater than Marriage

Can you imagine knowing your purpose from birth? And knowing everything your parents did for you was preparation to fulfill that purpose? Samson knew, yet he still sinned…. He allowed his flesh to rule him even though he experienced the power of the Spirit of God strengthening him on occasion. [Click below to read the full post.]

Show Me the Love

Occasionally, I have to remind people that I am a work in progress, just like them. Though I continue to strive, I have not reached the mark (Philippians 3:12-14), just like you. When I first read God’s instruction to Hosea, I was taken aback. I felt sorry for him. Goodness, to be explicitly instructed to take an adulterous spouse back! That couldn’t be me!

Our Nakedness

Some argue that Adam and Eve knew no shame before the fall because they were innocent. The argument suggests they had no knowledge of good and evil. I think that’s rather simplistic. Adam and Eve were made in the image of their creator. They were connected to their source. They had all the knowledge they needed and access to whatever they wanted. (Read full post)

Firstfruits of All Your Crops

However, when you love others, share your joy, spread peace, are patient, kind and good the people on the receiving end usually can’t help but to reciprocate. Such behavior starts a chain of sorts. Sooner or later, someone is going to ask you about your faith, your beliefs, the God you serve and the church you attend.

Saved from Nice

Nice translates to dishonest to me. People try to be “nice” by not hurting your feelings, so they misrepresent their feelings, their thoughts, their ideas. They misrepresent who they are. Because they are being “nice”, you end up interacting with a false representative. (Read the whole blog by clicking on “View Original Post”)

Happy Thoughts in the Morning

I know my absolute best for myself is merely a drop in the bucket of His best for me. I’ve been in continual thanksgiving and praise this year because I’m so grateful and appreciative for all that the Father is going to grace my life with. His mercy and generosity is legendary – so big the horizon can’t even give it proper scope. {Click on View Original Post to read whole blog.}

Bless Your Life

Rejection moves you forward.

So many people are afraid of failure and rejection. I’m not. I don’t actively look for it, but I do actively learn from it. Sometimes pursuing what you want is the best way to find out it’s not what you need. (CLICK on View Original Post to read all.)

Trains, Planes & Automobiles!

She didn’t see or appreciate any of that. I briefly thought of how controlling, manipulative and tyrannical she was being. I also focused on how she repeatedly claimed to be the head of the family, and thought that one belief could’ve led to the destruction of her marriage more so than all the wrong-doings she’s accused Granddaddy of throughout the years. (Click link or View Original Post to read full post.)

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Anon

I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.

Erika

Thanks for writing and sharing your heart. It read transparent, which made it all the more encouraging and empowering… God continually bless you and reward you with the desires of your heart because you have made Him your God!

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