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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
"God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted"
As I shared yesterday, one of my focuses is praying for restoration for me, my family and my close friends. This year, the past few years, this season has been rough and we lost loved ones, positions, relationships, our good health, and more. So I'm praying for restoration of health, restoration of joy, restoration of peace, restoration of stability, restoration of finances. God, we need emotional restoration, spiritual restoration, physical restoration, and mental restoration. We weren't ALWAYS here. It's time to return to who we were and I'm praying that God will help us get there. But... Until we get there, we have to be honest in our journeys. It's okay to mourn for where we are and what we've been through and to be transparent about that!
Monday, March 13, 2017
This year, we are fasting for 21 Days (March 13 -April 2). This year our scriptural focus is Ephesians 1:3-12. This year, I am seeking restoration, peace, and stability for me and my family (including those who are like family to me). Thus restoration includes me getting back to reading my Bible and devotions daily and meeting my minimum steps. At the end of this fast, I want to be stronger in my prayer life and focused on God's will for my life. I also want and need to feel healthier. This post is brief, but I have to return to blogging and I have to write through it!
Friday, October 28, 2016
Time keeps on ticking...
And I have been making poor use of it. I'm weeks behind on my schoolwork, my house is a wreck, my job tasks keep piling up, and I have the nerve to have unwatched and unread tv, movies, and books. So where has all my time been going? And why can't I get anything done? And where is my motivation to do anything? There's no way I'm answering all of that here tonight, but suffice it to say that I'm making my way out of this time-funk I've been in.
I realize that I have allowed my desire for perfection to play right into my tendency to procrastinate, cycling from omg to oh-forget-it over and over again (yeah you know you like that alliteration). Anyways, while this has all been going on, I have started dating again (enhanced by Tinder) and perhaps in another cyclical method, as I've gotten to know one guy, I have been so unwilling to catch a hint of a feeling for said gentleman, that I keep swiping, to meet even more guys to not catch feelings for... To be honest, this whole spectacle of dating is a sham where most guys are pretending they're interested in me but the moment they find out that there's no sex in the champagne room, they disappear. And that's all really just a huge smokescreen hiding what I'm really concerned about... Smh... The continued feelings for the prototype (thanks Ya) and wondering if those feelings will ever be returned or am I wasting my time, God? If it's not him, then is it somebody else? How much longer? Like, forreal though?
I'm getting sleepy now, after finally doing a little cleaning and blogging, after 1am, after having finished this week's homework (hootie hoo!). I'm going to do my best to fill tasks in where I have free time, like tonight. And also stop letting an ordinary sleep schedule define my ability to get things done.
Feeling a little accomplished,
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
1 John 4 NLT