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The Gift of Time 

Luke 6:37-38 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)

Judging others

37 ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

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Wisdom bestows well-being

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Proverbs 3 King James Version 

My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase:

10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:

12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Proverbs 3 V6 Is probably one of the most common verses quoted in the bible. I’ve lost count of the number of bibles or hymn books I have been presented with or given as a present with that verse on the inside cover.

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Thinking of Jesus

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Philippians 2:5-11

5 In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus. 
6 Christ himself was like God in everything. But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be used for his own benefit. 
7 But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing. He was born to be a man and became like a servant. 
8And when he was living as a man, he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death — death on a cross. 
9 So God raised him to the highest place. God made his name greater than every other name 
10 so that every knee will bow to the name of Jesus — everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. 
11 And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and bring glory to God the Father.
The first time I sung this song I was a young teen and still ‘XX’ amount of years on the words still have that meaning and power behind them.

It’s a myth that suffering makes you stronger —

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IDEAS.TED.COM Oct 24, 2017 / Lidia Yuknavitch Monica Ramos Suffering is not beautiful, nor is it a state of grace. But you can swim to the wreckage at the bottom and bring something back to the surface that can help others, says writer Lidia Yuknavitch. The truth is, suffering sucks and it can take you to a […]

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Joy knowing the Lord

Romans 5:1-8

1 We have been made right with God because of our faith. So we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through our faith, Christ has brought us into that blessing of God’s grace that we now enjoy. And we are happy because of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory. 3 And we also have joy with our troubles because we know that these troubles produce patience. 4 And patience produces character, and character produces hope. 5 And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts. God gave us his love through the Holy Spirit, whom God has given See the source imageto us. 6 Christ died for us while we were still weak. We were living against God, but at the right time, Christ died for us. 7 Very few people will die to save the life of someone else. Although perhaps for a good man someone might possibly die. 8 But Christ died for us while we were still sinners. In this way God shows his great love for us.

I first heard and sang ‘Joy because of you’ about 36 – 37 years ago at The Salvation Army Divisional music camp , unfortunately I am unable to provide the words to the song but I hope you can make them out as you listen. As the song and bible passage suggests they are not just a passage and song of joy but also of testimony and praise.

Greetings this Saturday

Self Care & Mental Health

Good Morning, Afternoon, and Evening =) I am sitting here, on my bed, sipping my second cup of Cinnabon coffee. It’s pleasingly delightful!

I’ve lived to see this glorious day; for that, I am thankful. I’m blessed to have each of you, as a flower in my garden. For you, I am dearly thankful.

Where ever you are, I hope you will take a few moments to extend kindness. If not for another, for yourself. Your legacy isn’t in what you say or do, but in how got make others feel.

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Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 🌺🌸🌼

Nova Namastè

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Marijuana has won…

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It’s more than time. The jury is no longer out. States have been weighing in. And the answer has been a resounding : “Yes”.

It’s a massive shift that took place over just a few years.

A decade ago, no states allowed marijuana for recreational use; the first states to legalize cannabis in 2012, Colorado and Washington, did so through voter-driven initiatives.

Now, 17 states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana (although DC doesn’t yet allow sales), with five enacting their laws through legislatures, showing even typically cautious politicians are embracing the issue.

https://www.vox.com/2021/4/12/22371929/marijuana-legalization-new-mexico-virginia-new-york-biden

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BlogchatterA2Z, O for Ordinance, Ordinance of life.

Soul talks

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26 Shades and 26 Strokes of An Artist ❤❤

Hear me more. Says your body. 
Your health can speak in many ways.
Disease is the annoy expressed by your body. Sometimes we ignore our body and mental health.

Today’s poetry form is Soliloquy.

A Soliloquy is a monologue in which a character speaks to himself or herself, expressing the inner feelings that the audience might not otherwise know. Soliloquy is not considered a poem, but witnessing them in most of the Shakespeare's plays can blend them into a poetry form. 

Soliloquy reveals the character of an individual. Popular soliloquy of Romeo Juliet play speaks her loud thoughts when she comes to know that Romeo, is the son of her family’s enemy.

At times every individual needs that liberty to speak his thoughts aloud. Feelings are vented out to unchain from the mental blockage.

A soliloquy or a monologue is…

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The time … he brought me flowers

Ellie the Crunch

I was just thinking “if he brings me flowers I will throw them at him” that I see some flowers on the dining table.

I ignored them hoping they weren’t for me.

Husband had stepped out and wasn’t home.

He comes home.

I was in the bedroom, so the bedroom is at the end of a long hallway directly in front of the stairs.

I was in the bedroom and I see husband coming up with flowers. I saw him walk through the entire hallway, almost looked like in slow motion like a movie.

He hands me the flowers telling me he doesn’t want to fight. I ask him so why does he? His answer was :”I need you on my side”

I was tearing up not because of his words but because I was reading something on Facebook before he came up but it looked like I was emotional…

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What teens really want to know about sex —

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IDEAS.TED.COM Sep 26, 2014 / Al Vernacchio Remember how weird it was to ask questions about sex as a teenager? High school teacher Al Vernacchio answers his students’ questions about everything from DIY birth control to how to tell when a guy really likes you, in an excerpt from his new book. On the first day of […]

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Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt

Self Care & Mental Health

     The rain drenched the forage, for four days and three nights. The towering trees sprinkled droplets, as the storm brought in a cooler front. They were lushly leafy maple and buckeye trees. The ground tried hard to soak it up, as quickly as the rain fell,... but failed miserably. Surrounding the Tribe, patches of steep water threatened to cover passerby’s with mud. 

     Natalia peaked outside her small intimate teepee, longing to resume her exploration of the area. The wait has been torturous. 

—- Nova Namastè

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