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Forgiveness 2.0 – Can you go back?

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Forgiveness, just like Love, has definitions to varying degrees or like an onion—layers. I always thought I had the forgiveness thing locked down, yeah right! Just like the proverbial out of the blue, it hit me that I had just erased that part from memory and decided the type of forgiveness I wanted to extend. I found out that I couldn’t (or at least that’s what I had subconsciously agreed) go...

Spotlight

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Something we all shy away from, well at least most of us do, but we secretly crave it and would do anything to get it. As with everything on earth, it comes with both good and not so good sides. Once you break into the spotlight, center of attention, even if it is for twenty-four hours, you have gone down into the history books and your every move becomes an interest to everyone around you.  Then...

How Strong is your Judgmental Bone?

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Guilty! Hang Him! Serves him right! He got what he deserved! He’s had it coming! That’ll teach him a lesson!  Have you found yourself thinking or worse still, saying any of the above judgmental phrases, then, you are not alone. We humans have a sense of judgment, which can sometimes be lopsided and skewed, and we erroneously picture God, as a deity who, like a loan shark is out to collect from...

Fresh, New, Another Word

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Isn’t it funny how we always look forward to hearing something new from God when we have conveniently chosen or otherwise to ignore His previous words. We derive a kick out of being connected to the divine and having proof which over time, become monuments, devoid of any transformational power. It is in our best interest to act on the instructions we have received from God, for it is in the doing...

A Whole New Level of Relevance

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As we grow up in our human interactions, our roles change ever so slightly. Once we looked up to the people ahead of us and all we wanted was to be like them; we were like sponges soaking both the said and unsaid. Observing people with relative influence over our lives and mimicking their every move, long before we knew what was wrong or right. Our underdeveloped sense of morality was the...

Breaking News

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My heart breaks when we seem not to care about what happens immediately after a tragedy. We have a knack for wanting to be the first to ‘break’ the news, the drive erodes our sensibilities and we post words, photos or videos we regret later on. If we had our heads screwed on properly, and our faculties are in good working order, we will empathize with the families of victims and allow the...

Grayscale

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That is exactly what I feel like, dull, uneventful and monotonous. Seems someone flipped a switch and sucked away the color, flavor, joy, hope, excitement from my life and I looked on with helpless demeanor, wondering how I ended up in this horror movie-like reality show called my life. All I crave right now is some warmth in my heart; in all, it feels like the stream is in trickles now and I...

Falling Out of Love

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It is very easy for me to change my mind, based on prevailing circumstances, so as to minimize exposure/vulnerability. However, it appears He is always in love with me and all the junk I have allowed into the room of my heart have blocked the ray of God’s love from illuminating my heart and thus, the warmth I have been accustomed to is glaringly missing, hence, the gloom, depression...

You Have Everything 2

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Luke 13:7; “then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up ground?’” (emphasis added) LIF101 You have time to cultivate your gifts and harness them to produce positive results to benefit others. Imagine, the fig tree gets what it needs from the earth, air, rain but it produces fruit...

When Determination Fails

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The proverbial moment of decision on which the real purpose of the whole story hinges on is here in this chapter of the story. All I have learned prior are turning out to be more than was summarized in those books. Looking back now, I think I would have rubbed minds directly with the authors to have a firsthand knowledge of what they went through, how they held on (if they did) who/what changed...