Christianity, Love, Personal Journey

First Kiss.

I had my first kiss in the back row of this movie theater when I was 16 years old. Very late for a first kiss, but memorable none the less.
My first love took me to see The Princess Diaries starring Ann Hathaway. Right at the part where her makeover is unveiled, My then first boyfriend took me by The cheek, turned my face into him and pulled me in for my first kiss. It was very surprising. I loved him so much. He broke my heart.

My boyfriend broke up with me because I wouldn’t fornicate with him. He was blown away that I turned him down for Yeshua. It was a first for him.

Not every first is good.
Praise God for His Grace and Mercy and the extra chances He gives us in life and in love.

I really love the popular quote by Alexander Hamilton
“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.”

In my case at 16 I obviously stood for Yeshua/Jesus.
Therefore I didn’t fall for this dude’s flattering tongue.

Just walking down a literal memory lane brings lots of creative writing ideas.

Praise The Lord that He can make Beautiful things with our pain and hurts!

The difference between life and the movies is that our actual existence never ends. After we die we can continue existing on Fire in horrific pain in the eternal damnation of hell for all eternity, or we can live forever in Heaven in peace with God through Yeshua our Messiah, The Son Of God.
I choose Yeshua.
This life is so short.
Don’t let the pain and sufferings of this world get you down. You were made for more. Seek The Lord!
God has a Plan for your life!
It’s real! He’s waiting on you in the secret place…

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Christianity, Personal Journey, Women

Rest For My SOUL.

As human beings we weren’t created to be alone. We were created to Fellowship with God and with other people.

This morning I listened to a song that stirred up emotions and pain of heartaches in the past. I thought I’d write about it this morning…

I was a very lonely teenager. I was a very brokenhearted girl.

All I ever wanted was to be accepted and loved.

That’s all I ever wanted as an infant and a small child.

The LORD has revealed so much to me this year that answers so many questions.

The pain I’ve been dealing with for years is now being dealt with by The Holy Spirit.

I was cursed and as a result of it I experienced rejection over and over for 32 years.

I am 33 now and so very blessed.

I’m dealing with the pain today.

I feel it everyday in my body and in my soul during this season of inner healing.

I wound up trapped in an abusive marriage that God never intended for me to be in.

I tried to leave my ex-husband many times but I could never get away. It wasn’t until this year when God Himself intervened that I was able to break free from that unholy marriage and so much more.

Who hasn’t ever been lonely or felt rejected?

Throughout the years, my break-up style was to throw away everything that had anything to do with the boyfriend that had dumped me (usually they broke up with me) the night of the break up so I could wake up and not feel as bad the next day.

Here I am in high school. The chained woman in my artwork is actually part of my soul. I had no idea that I was in such bondage in the very depths of my being.

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Thanks be unto GOD for His Unspeakable Gift! Yeshua saved me. I didn’t know all of this was even real and I never would have known it applied to me had He not revealed it by The Holy Spirit.

My whole life I’d try extra hard to make the boy/man love me in every relationship and EVERY time, even in the abusive marriage I was in for 9 years, they’d let me down.

I would be THE ONE buying THEM gifts. It’s like I was selling myself.

Every woman wants to be adored! Every woman wants a man to BUY HER gifts!

Who doesn’t wanna feel special? I never did.

Yep. I have been burning bridges for years… and it’s tiresome.

Yeshua said He’d carry all of this…

Matthew 11:28-30 King James Version (KJV)

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light

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*Image via Google.

Yeshua/Jesus died on the Cross for ALL of us for ALL sins.

He offers His PERFECT REST for ALL of mankind!

No matter who you are or what you’re dealing with, you too can find REST for YOUR SOUL today!

The same Cross that covers lying and adultery covers homosexuality as well.

We are all loved by God. He is NO respecter of persons.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fugitive or a Freemason.

 

The LORD is ministering to my very soul everyday. He’s showing me that He ALONE is God! He is ALL I need! Anybody else in my life can only compliment what He is doing. Nobody ELSE and NOTHING else can COMPLETE me. ONLY GOD can complete any of us.

Brother Marcus Rogers does an amazing job of explaining this concept in his book Through The Fire to Be On Fire.

I have just begun reading Brother Marcus’ Testimony in his book from Amazon and I, like many others, am being so blessed by it! Check it out here and get your own copy. Support Brother Marcus as he’s doing amazing things for The LORD!

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ALL women must know that their worth is ONLY in The CROSS.

It doesn’t matter how many people have broken your heart.

Our identity can only be rooted in THE CROSS and what GOD did for us!

Our worth as women or as human beings is ONLY determined by The CROSS!

No matter how many may have broken up with you and no matter how many times you have been rejected… God LOVES you and has a plan for YOUR life!  ♥

As you read this, I pray The Lord God Almighty blesses you one hundredfold.

Have an awesome day!  God bless 🙂

Christianity, Faith, Inspiration, life, Love, Personal Journey

Tonight You Are LOVED.

Child of God, if you feel you’re at the end of your rope, ask The Lord to tie a knot. If you’re torn apart and overflowing with tears, look in the mirror. You’re alive and still here. God saw you through countless other nights that you despised. God is ALL you need. GOD has to be ALL you need.

NOBODY ELSE can save you! NOBODY else WILL save you! NOBODY CAN complete you.

Like Brother Marcus Rogers is preaching, your mate should compliment you.

Nobody and nothing else can have that Sacred place in your heart. That’s for God. There’s places for others, but He is our TRUE and ONLY Rock and our first Love! The Son Of God is our Everything!

Revelation 2:4 “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.”

Hold onto The Lord tonight and every night.

He’s the only one that will ALWAYS be there.

He said He’d never leave us nor forsake us. He means it.

Jesus/Yeshua is The only MAN (The God Man) that will Forever catch EVERY tear you EVER cry.

He’s Perfect.

Don’t set your affections on the things of this world. We’re not here to stay anyways.

No matter how heavy your pain or even how dark the night, it’s temporary!

These light afflictions cannot compare to the glory that awaits us! Heaven is our Home!

Don’t look at what is seen! Be faith-driven, not fear driven. The Righteous are as bold as a lion.

Tonight He’s enough.

In every trial, Jesus/Yeshua is IT for us ❤️

Not just because He has to be or He should be.

He’s enough because we love Him.

He’s enough because He’s proven Himself Faithful and True! He holds the keys to death, Hell, and the grave and because of HIM and what He did for you, there is ABSOLUTE, Complete FREEDOM!

Nobody can love you like The Son Of God.

Hold onto Him.

He’s holding onto you.

He’s holding onto all of us far more than we’ll ever know this side of Heaven.

Amen. Rest well in The Lord, Precious Ones.

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My Valentine!

Married 6 years next month! Time is flying by. I am so grateful to be sharing our 6th Valentine’s together with my hubby!

I love him so. Ups & downs, but never boring 🙂

He is a walking piece of evidence of the Lord working in my life, and in his, as we were cut out for each other. It all makes sense now…more and more.

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Deep Places Within Our Soul…

Find Lysa and Proverbs 31 Ministries on Facebook HERE

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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!

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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.

Life, Love, Marriage, Personal Journey, Poetry, Romance, Women

Your Woman: a poem

 

She just wants to be acknowledged…to really be seen.

To be the star in all of your dreams.

 

She plots to grab your attention…and take your breath away.

To wake up to what was the dream last night, each and every day.

 

Miss desires to be your brand new diamond ring.

Not some dirty little secret you have to rethink.

 

Oh, words of meaning; in your heart a permanent place.

Just to wrestle in your arms, her most tender embrace.

 

Candles. Heels. Hair hanging down. Red Lipstick

She’s craving all of you, so lay it on thick.

 

 

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The Fault In Our Stars…& my thoughts

Today I made a very important decision. The list of my most favorite things was shaken up when I decided that “The Fault In Our Stars” is now my all time favorite movie. I know it hasn’t been around very long, but yes, its the one. I am so in love with this movie. I seriously recommend that you watch it, and read the book by John Green. Watch. It will change how you see love, life, and what it means to be human.

The line above really struck a chord inside of me…

That one speaks for itself…

The above? …Well, I cannot think of anything more amazing and kind thing to say to the person who you truly love… *sigh!*

Bring a box of tissues, but…This is epic!!!

 

*Images via Google.

Personal Journey

This Song Makes Me Crazy! (Audio Video of “Sure Be Cool..” by Blake Shelton)

All women secretly want a Blake Shelton-song-kinda love..

*sigh!*
haha!

Love Blake Shelton! He knows how to write a good love song, that's for sure…

Below are the lyrics to the song.
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Sure Be Cool If You Did…

"I was gonna keep it real like chill like only have a drink or two
But it turned into a party when I started talking to you
Now you're standing in the neon looking like a high I wanna be on
Baby it's your call, no pressure at all

You dont have to throw back your pretty pink lemonade shooter and lean a little closer
You dont have to keep on smiling that smile thats driving me wild and when the night is almost over
Meet me in the middle of a moonlit Chevy bench seat and do a little bit of country song, hanging on
You dont have to keep me fallin like this
But itd sure be cool if you did

You cant shoot me down cause you already knocked me dead
Got me falling apart with my heart talking out of my head
Let your mind take a little back road
Just as far as you wanna go
Baby Ill do whatever you wanna do

You dont have to throw back your pretty pink lemonade shooter and lean a little closer
You dont have to keep on smiling that smile thats driving me wild and when the night is almost over
Meet me in the middle of a moonlit Chevy bench seat and do a little bit of country song, hanging on
You dont have to keep me fallin like this
But itd sure be cool if you did

Have a night that you'll never forget
And now you're standing in the neon
Looking like a high I wanna be on

You dont have to throw back your pretty pink lemonade shooter and lean a little closer
You dont have to keep on smiling that smile thats driving me wild and when the night is almost over
Meet me in the middle of a moonlit Chevy bench seat and do a little bit of country song, hanging on
You dont have to keep me fallin like this
But itd sure be cool if you did
Yeah, it'd sure be cool if you did.

*I don't think he was in on the actual writing of this song. Not sure. Either way, he really stirs up the heart of a woman and brings it all to life.

Personal Journey

Saints & Angels…For my Husband and I.

This song describes my love that I declared to be ‘broken’ a few posts ago.
Its about the essence of marriage/love…such an amazing song, most definitely worth a listen! 🙂
“Saints & Angels” is by country vocalist Sara Evans.
This is a lyric video, meant for audio purposes only.

finding peace daily,

Amanda

Video source: I am but a fan of this song, and via YouTube came across this.