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RANDOM THURSDAY: “HEAVEN ON EARTH SERIES”


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“The theological conversations on the subject of heaven have been so distorted. We allow ourselves to let our imagination run wild, and we take things out of context. We have taken the paint brush away from God, and in doing so, we are painting different pictures. That is what we have done with the idea of heaven. We speak of heaven as a future concept instead of a present reality.”

I wrote this 3 part series to bring back the idea of heaven from a far far away land back to earth in its realistic tangible present reality — heaven on earth. Below I will set all the links in its order, so enjoy!

Introduction

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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HUMP DAY THOUGHTS: “LOVE DOES”


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Love rids of fear.
Love heals wounds.
Love doesn’t doubt.
Love doesn’t have walls.
Love seeks affection.
Love seeks connection.
Love communicates.
Love respects.
Love leads to obedience.
Love is patient.
True love has no conditions.
Love flows relentlessly.
Love is compassionate.
Love is understanding.
Love listens.
Love fixes.
Love is not selfish.
Love does no harm.
Love does not seeks excuses but solutions.
Love sacrifices.

God is love, and He loves you greatly.

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TENDER TUESDAY: “YOU’RE VERY GOOD”


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Christianity has done an excellent job on pointing out what’s wrong in the world or in people, but they haven’t done a good job in pointing out the good. You see, throughout the first chapter of Genesis God kept saying everything that He created was not just good, but very good. You and I are good. Everything that God created is GOOD! You are not a mistake, but rather a perfectly created puzzle that is meant to fit in the grand puzzle of humanity to continue God’s plan for the greater good. Despite all the bad currently in the world, God’s original words “very good” still are true to this day. God wants us to redeem all the goodness in the world. The good in culture. The good in music. The good in technology. The good in entertainment. The good in everything, because everything He has created is good, and you are included in that declaration.  You are created with purpose. You are beautiful. You are amazing. All of you is good, and all that you are is meant to be for the good of others. You’re not a curse, but a blessing in this world. God is pleased with you, because in His eyes you are “very good.”

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good...” — Genesis 1:31

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HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY: “I REFUSE”


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The time to act and the time to manifest your purpose is now. The world needs good men and woman to rise up, and stand against the injustices that are destroying humanity. I don’t need to go into detail on what’s going on in our world, just turn on the television and put your local news station to know. However, what I do know is that I refuse to stand and do nothing. I refuse to stay quiet. The time to act is now.

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: GOD will not hold us innocent. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

FRIDAY RECAP: WEEK 1 = SUCCESS!


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I’m excited for this new weekly themed posting program, and being the first week since my official relaunch on Monday, what a success!  I just want to say thank you to all of my lovely readers who have supported me throughout the years, and who are killing it by sharing and enjoying these new weekly themed posts! Much love to all!

To recap…

Happy Music Monday: “LOVE WINS

Tender Tuesday: “NEW BEGININGS

Hump Day Thoughts: “WE ARE GOING MAD

Random Thursday: “FOR GRANTED

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RANDOM THURSDAY: “FOR GRANTED”


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Once you have something, don’t take it for granted. Be joyful. Be content. Be responsible. Do all the pure and right things with it. Don’t pressure it to be more than it is. Love it unconditionally. Develop what you have. Don’t search for something else when you have it already. Communicate honestly with it. Lastly, don’t give up on it just because it becomes difficult to understand.

Whatever you have in your life at the moment, don’t take it for granted.

I know I did.

 

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HUMP DAY THOUGHTS: WE ARE GOING MAD


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Madness by its definition is “the state of being mentally ill.” This world is going mad! There is so much illness – emotional illness, relational illness, communicational illness; illness is rapid, and people are going mad. When will the madness end?

Hate being dealt with more hate.

Violence being dealt with violence.

Slanderous conversations and gossip than wholesome conversations of grace and love.

Jealousy than being content.

Envying and seeking to disrupt rather than being happy for others.

Vague emotions.

Vague conversations.

Vague intentions.

Vague relationships and friendships.

Separation of couples being celebrated rather than celebrating the union of two people who love each other unconditionally.

People satisfying their sexual appetite with multiple people rather than finding one partner to truly celebrate the beauty and pureness of sex within the confines of marriage.

Political discourse rather than respecting a difference in opinion.

Different cultures trying to trample each other rather than becoming a melting pot.

When will the madness end?…

 

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TENDER TUESDAY: “NEW BEGINNINGS”


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Change is scary, but it is good. Letting go is hard, but being open to something better is freeing and beneficial. The old is gone, and the new has come. Cheers to new beginnings!

When I first started this blog I never thought to myself that it would become what it is today – a website that is visited from all over the world, and not just a couple of views, but thousands, and hopefully millions in the next few years. My website has evolved since 2012, and if you have been one of my faithful readers, you know exactly what I’m talking about! I’ve written about pretty much everything, well… except about poop, and I hope I never have too… I’ve written about a lot, and I’ve done it passionately, but in the past two years I found myself stuck in my ability to write something meaningful, enjoyable, and relatable, but that was due to my unwillingness to accept the fact that everything evolves and changes in life, and that my writing should evolve and change as well, and since I didn’t understand that at the time, writing became almost like a household chore than something I love doing. As a result, I stopped writing and posting on my site for a while. However, I’m obviously back. After walking a dry desert, not literally of course, I found an oasis of new ideas and a new level of creativity once I accepted the fact that it is time to change and try something different.

Don’t be afraid of change. Don’t be afraid of trying something different. If you find yourself stuck and wanting something different in life, then go and discover what awaits you.

Don’t be afraid of new beginnings.

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HAPPY MUSIC MONDAY: “LOVE WINS”


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There is a love that cares for you.

There is a love that fights for you.

There is a love that defends you.

There is a love that gives you strength.

There is a love that makes you victorious.

There is a love that makes you complete.

There is a love that looks you straight in the eyes and calls you to greater things.

No matter what storm you are going through, love will carry you forward.

Love wins.

(1 John 4:7-12)