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Sewing Into Others. SOMEBODY ELSE NEEDS WHAT YOU HAVE TODAY!

When I was in junior high somehow I gained possession of this Christian fiction book about staying pure for marriage. I believe I bought it at a book store or Walmart or something. This book really impacted me as an adolescent. God used that book to minister to me at a very young age about true love and the proper place and time for intimacy. God loved me so much more than I understood then and even more than I am trying to understand now.

I did a Google search and I believe this is the book that I am talking about. Some other girls in my class would see me always reading this book every time I had a chance to open it back up. One girl took notice and was interested enough to ask to borrow my book. She never returned it. I know she was was blessed in some way. God reminded me of how much I enjoyed this book today. Hallelujah! God truly used this book to shape my own life at a very young age.

Becoming Me: Becoming Me by Caitlin O'Connor (Diary of a Teenage Girl Book 1) by [Carlson, Melody] CLICK HERE to get a copy ON AMAZON.

God is performing supernatural inner healing on my soul around the clock (more to come on that in the future with an updated testimony). He’s been dealing with the ACTUAL SOUL itself through the reliving of trauma for rapid integration as He’s re-knitting me together like He did in my mother’s womb the first time. I’m finally at a place now where God is dealing with the deepest inner healing aspects of forgiveness, strongholds, faulty belief systems, and sonship. God really wants His People to KNOW WHO WE ARE.

Praise God! He wants to reach the youth in the world, but we are His Hands and Feet. Are we willing vessels?

Here are a couple of great reads to share with the young women in your life today. Excellent prices via Christianbook.com!

Friends without Benefits: What Teens Need to Know About a Great Sex Life  -     By: Ron Luce CLICK HERE to buy on Christianbook.com

Website description:

* Television, movies, music, advertisements—our sex-obsessed culture bombards your teens with the message that “everybody’s doing it.” Luce’s hard-hitting and relevant book shares the lowdown on sex and emboldens young people with the conviction to pursue purity and speak out against immorality. Filled with honest stories and frank discussion of timely topics. 192 pages, softcover from Baker.


 

The 30-Day Prayer Challenge for Teen Girls  -     By: Nicole O'Dell CLICK HERE to buy on Christianbook.com

Website description:

*A perfect way to jump-start your teen girl’s prayer life! A month’s worth of devotions, Scriptures, questions for consideration, and challenges will draw her closer to God and encourage a deeper, more powerful spiritual life through meaningful conversation with her heavenly Father. Topics important to her young heart include friendships, family, school, and her future. 186 pages, 4.25″ x 6.75″ softcover from Barbour.


This is a call to EDIFY, EQUIP, and BUILD UP the young people in YOUR life for THE KINGDOM OF GOD!

These are ONLY 2 BOOKS, 2 IDEAS in a great big world FULL of young people with different needs, unique callings on their lives, whose LIVES GOD WANTS TO TOUCH!

We MUST INVEST in PEOPLE! LIFE GOES ON after we pass away!

WHO are we sowing into?

So many young people are thirsting for validation and nurturing that they are NOT getting in the home as they should from their parents.

I have really enjoyed The David Series by Pastor Paul Daugherty at Victory Church out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was searching for messages about father wounds one night on YouTube and this was what I watched. It led me to watch the rest of The David Series, which was amazing.

Published on Jun 18, 2017

Statistics around the world show that the majority of prisons, rehab centers, & homeless shelters are packed full with the majority of those who grew up with a FATHER WOUND. Under the surface of people’s chosen paths of self-destructive behavior lies a wound of unresolved pain from their father or absence of father. David knew how to be a PUBLIC SUCCESS as the King but often had moments of being a PRIVATE FAILURE as a father. Through this message, David discovers again that God’s love never stops even when he misses it as a father. We also learn in this message that there are no perfect fathers on earth, but there is a PERFECT FATHER in HEAVEN where we can find true healing in our hearts. I pray this message confronts you with the truth of God’s healing power to move forward in forgiveness knowing you have the Perfect Good Father in Heaven ready to help you in every way. QUOTES FROM THIS MESSAGE “Dad’s, do your best, TRUST God for the rest.” – Paul Daugherty “You can have VICTORY through the humble approach of forgiveness.” – Paul Daugherty “GOD does His healing through people.” – Paul Daugherty “Jesus adopted EVERYONE into His family to become the FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS.” – Paul Daugherty “GOD is not looking for perfect Dad’s, HE’s looking for present ones.” – Paul Daugherty “There are no PERFECT fathers on earth, but there is a perfect father in HEAVEN.” – Paul Daugherty SCRIPTURE 2 Samuel 18:6-9 https://youtu.be/C-gZsBTGEZI?t=152 2 Samuel 14:21, 24-26, 28 https://youtu.be/C-gZsBTGEZI?t=627 HOW YOU CAN STAY CONNECTED TO VICTORY Victory Church Website: http://victory.com Victory Church Facebook: http://bit.ly/2lfgplu Victory Church Instagram: http://bit.ly/2E7Qd48 Victory Church Twitter: http://bit.ly/2lp29pM Paul Daugherty Facebook: http://bit.ly/2BOyCN9 Paul Daugherty Instagram: http://bit.ly/2CiieFH Paul Daugherty Twitter: http://bit.ly/2E9tx3q

 

No matter what you’re going through today, be encouraged. We survive things for The Glory of God. Somebody else NEEDS what YOU HAVE right now.

Be a Mentor! It doesn’t have to cost any money. You can give an encouraging word for free. God has a plan for your life. The devil wants to destroy YOU and GOD’s PLAN and CALLING ON YOUR LIFE.

Today, you can find your place in Yeshua/JESUS.

Have a wonderful day and keep looking up. This is NOT the END!

GOD has a plan for YOUR LIFE and YOU can SHINE A LIGHT TODAY for the world to see HIM. Amen 🙂


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I Am Not A “Super Christian” Story Of Marcus Rogers

Published on Mar 22, 2018

Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.
Get a copy of Marcus’ amazing testimony and book Through The Fire to Be On Fire on Amazon HERE
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Check out Brother Marcus’ website HERE
God bless everyone in The Name of Yeshua! Amen ♥
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Deep Places Within Our Soul…

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3 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Single

"Loneliness isn't fixed by surrounding yourself with more people." Lysa TerKeurst // www.incourage.me

Here I have shared the image & exact article by author Lysa TerKeurst via her blog. I only copied and pasted because I know that not everyone clicks on these links, and I really think you just might find this beneficial…comforting…enlightening!

🙂

So here we go…


I remember the hardest day of the week for me when I was single was Sunday. Specifically Sunday right after church.

Many of my other single friends would have plans with their families that day, but not me. My family lived 9 hours away.

So, I’d walk through the parking lot watching young moms ooh and ahh over Sunday school artwork and I’d think, “Their lives seem so blissfully full.

I’d walk past an older couple holding hands and think, “They are so lucky to have such an easy, breezy life.

I’d walk past a gal walking arm in arm with her boyfriend and think, “She is so fortunate to feel loved.

And then I’d get in my car and decide happiness, fulfillment, and contentment were something to hope for in the future, when I found the life I desperately wanted.

Boy, do I wish I could go sit in that car beside my single self and tell her some life-giving truths I now know.

1. Loneliness isn’t fixed by surrounding yourself with more people.

Sure, having people to go grab lunch with after church is great. And having the built-in companionship of your own family is wonderful. But it hasn’t fixed my struggles with loneliness like I thought it would.

Some of the loneliest women I know wear wedding rings.

I had to learn to enjoy life without being dependent on someone else to create the fun for me. That way I could bring the fun. I could bring the interesting conversation starters. And I could start to better discern the kinds of people who would get me.

What are those things you truly love spending time doing, creating, or researching? Invest your lonely moments there. Create life-giving experiences around your unique passions. After all, people are attracted to others who are full of life.

2. Learn from the pitfalls in friendships.

If only I would have dared to really look, I could have seen patterns of pitfalls in my relationships. Some of the same relationship struggles I had in my single friendships quickly popped up in my marriage.

Being a little more self-aware of how I contributed to frustrations in friendships would have helped me work on having a healthier marriage even before I met my husband.

I could have learned valuable self-improvements like taming my spontaneity a tad, remembering that not everyone likes to talk before the sun comes up, and working to not interpret everything with way more emotion than necessary. Just to name a few.

I absolutely would have encouraged my single self to make good use of those hard friendship moments by learning — really learning — from them.

3. Stop expecting perfection.

All those people I was watching those Sunday afternoons weren’t living perfect lives. They were having a moment of perfection in the midst of very imperfect relationships.

None of those moms were perfect moms. None of those couples were perfect couples. None of those families were perfect families.

I obviously know this with my head. But sometimes my heart gets tripped up looking for perfection and missing what’s really good.

Single self, realize perfection doesn’t exist on this side of eternity, and it’s exhausting to chase something that doesn’t exist.

So, look at relationships through the lens of grace. Instead of asking, “Is this the perfect relationship I’ve dreamed about?” ask, “Is this a person with whom I can both give and receive grace?”

Sundays are no longer the hardest days of the week for me. But it wasn’t because I got married and had kids.

It’s because I finally learned how to bring the joy I wanted to experience, became a healthier version of me, and stopped chasing perfection.


Hope this article leaves you with some insight.

Remember, you are not alone this Valentine’s Day…God bless.

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Lookin’ For Love?

Its amazing. Its marvelous. Its life-changing. Once you experience it, you are never, ever the same.

Scientists say we have internal chemical reactions to hugs. If your hug is with a potential lover to your likings, you will feel butterflies as they say as well 😛 That kind of hug is a deep rush, I think. When you embrace your grandma, your mother, a best friend, or significant other, you feel this soothing connection between both your hearts.

The empathy your dog has for you. Over time he has picked up on your moods with your body language and observed behavior. Maybe you’re stressed or upset and you lie down or curl up on the couch, ball up full of stress and raw emotion. Your dog comes over to you and likely nudges your hand so you will pet him. Maybe he taps you with his paw. Whatever the case, he feels your pain. So much of the time when I am sad my dog will even whimper with me. We share the pain. And that feeling…to be understood. Its so comforting. The world can be falling apart, but if you have some sort of comfort like that you are somehow stronger.

The high school teacher, coach, or band director who went the extra mile, working after school. After hours. After hours to make you better. To make you who you are today. Some people have very little support at home. Sometimes the leadership acquired in after school groups and activities, or lessons learned from our educators light a fire inside our hearts. Maybe before you didn’t try as hard, you weren’t motivated enough to give it your all, make goals & strive to achieve them. But somebody believed in you. Another soul expressed concern for your life, assisted you on the stairway of your life at the time. There’s nothing like feeling that somebody cares about you.

This brings me to my point. Our Source.

Our Source is Love. These examples described above are all accounts of love expressed in different ways. But it gets deeper, you know.

Love = Our Source is our Creator, God AlmightyHe is Love itself, and everything good, everything of loving nature, stems from our Father in Heaven.

So, if you’re looking for love, if you feel hurt and broken, like nobody cares…maybe you would choose to turn to God. His love is unlike any other. The love of God is unconditional, bold and daring. Life changing and earth shaking. If you open up and let God do what He can and will with your life, I promise you will not be disappointed. He’s a sure shot! He always delivers. He proved it on The Cross when Jesus died for all of us. All of mankind. Its truly worth thinking about and looking into. Because if you look close enough and hard enough, you just might fall right back in love with God. There it begins. The beginning of that relationship. The beginning of knowing God. Knowing Him as your Father. As more than a word in a book. He is very real and He is waiting to put His mighty Hand on your life and do extraordinary things if you take that step.

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Wow…

A member of the church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few
weeks, the pastor decided to visit him.

It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the
reason for his pastor’s visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited.

The pastor made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the
flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the pastor took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a
brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone then he sat back in his chair, still silent.

The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember’s flame flickered and diminished, there
was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead.

Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting.The pastor glanced at his watch and realized it was time
to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow, once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, ‘Thank you so much
for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I will be back in church next Sunday.’

We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too little. Consequently, few listen. Sometimes the
best sermons are the ones left unspoken.

via Gregg Braden

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Why I read the Bible: How I see the Word of God Today

This dawned on me tonight, so I made a poster for it.

My attitude toward the Bible…the Word of God, has changed dramatically in the last year, more than ever. For many years I had the wrong attitude toward reading or studying the Bible. I sort of wrote it off as something I couldn’t understand without being at Church. It was just over my head, and the old English didn’t help. It wasn’t but a couple of years after my Baptism that my Bipolar disorder symptoms began to surface, and in that time I lost interest in things I cared for most.

I honestly disregarded the Psalms because I counted them as a bunch of poems or songs that really didn’t matter as much as the rest. I gave Proverbs the most credit as it seemed pretty easy for me to understand. But you know, you can open the Bible to a random spot and find yourself in the middle of the story of a particular person or leader, a battle, and all sorts of situations, including Jesus.  These people, stories, and situations have a background, and it is possible to figure ’em out! It can and will really make sense if you simply give it some of your time and dedication.

I was way off!!!

There is reiteration in this Holy Word, so if you pay attention, you can really see what God is telling us. Now I look at the Bible as The Official Guideline, and Only True Self Help Book (in my words) for living a full, happy life on earth, and especially into a Grand, Beautiful, Eternal One that we cannot comprehend in our mortal form. It is a handbook for anything and everything concerning all matters of this life, Salvation, and the next one.

I think that the main point I wanted to bring about is that I didn’t think I, personally, would ever be able to find help for what I called modern day problems here. The Truth is, over time, and with the more attention you give the Word of God, you see it differently.

There are all sorts of Bible study guides for people, like me, who need some help getting started. There are Bible dictionaries and References so that we can better understand. The study guide that I first picked up was Stuck by Jennie Allen.  I found it at a Christian bookstore…actually it found me, but that’s another post.

Bible study guides are awesome! Whether you’re a Christian or not, reading the Bible can become something extraordinary, and light up your life. You can pray for understanding and guidance, and the Holy Spirit is sure to follow. I just really wanted to share my former attitude toward the Word of God for what it was. Now, my Bible is no longer just a book on my shelf. It’s a part of my daily life. Out of Its case! …Unless for protection or travel 🙂

& If you don’t have a case, you’ve just got  faster and easier access! ❤

I hope you find this post encouraging and helpful. If so, perhaps you will share with another, the idea of how approaching and handling the Word differently changes things, forever.

God bless!

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You Are Someone’s Miracle

We begin as blank slates, fresh from the womb, knowing nothing, spotless. Wherever we wind up after that and a bunch of psychology to boot determines how our personality, and the very perception of ourselves develop. There is so much information, theory etc… with that sort of thing. That’s not my point tonight, though. Even on my best day, at this point in my life I would be unable to really deliver a textbook explanation.

But you know, no matter what, we are absolutely 100% able to rise above and beyond our childhoods, troubling life lessons learned the hard way throughout the years like bullying or abuse. I’m not saying it will be just wiped away from our hurting minds and hearts. What I am saying is that though you may still carry the dark or troubling events & people that have hurt you, and the fact that even now, after all these years it still stings…You can rise above it all. The lingering pain can be healed. You can come to a true place of peace in your heart, despite all the memories. The thing is, we have to do some work to find that peace and carry on that work to maintain it.

Reaching out to others, trusted loved ones, friends, family, a significant other…and professional help. I am a living testimony that therapy does work. It will work for you-but you will only reap as much as effort you put in with your counselor. Developing insight is just huge. Sometimes meds can make a dramatic impact. It may take time with trial and error as we are all made differently, but if it works for you, it is worth it. *All credit goes to Jesus Christ, The Son of God. He is the Great Physician, and the one I choose to serve. The things He has done for me I could never count on this earth.* The healing of my weary soul has everything to do with this.

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No statistics, no linking of articles or anything tonight. I just want to offer hope. That is the blessing that I have as an overcomer. If you are struggling with anything that haunts you, interfering with your daily life, and leads you to believe a lie, do not give up. Miracles happen every day. There is light within you, whether you see it or not.

You have it in you, precious soul, to be someone else’s miracle.

God bless

Salvation is free

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Dating while Being a Christian…&..sex

Best Tip For Healthy Dating | Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke

A Christian perspective & advice on dating in a healthy manner. Now newlyweds, this husband and wife have some great things to say. For one, Making your significant other a ‘functional god’ is really unhealthy for life… Check this out 🙂


 

 How Far Is Too Far To Go When Dating? | Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke


Sex, Marriage, & Fairytales || Spoken Word

“This poem is a poem on how our society has distorted marriage, sex, and relationships. God’s vision is so much better.”

This is a piece of awesome spoken poetry, delivered with such strength and emotion.


 

How Do You Know Someone Is “The One?”

He says…

“Forget Nicholas Sparks & Disney… etc”

Awesomeness! I agree… Worth checking out if you are searching for love!