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Day 28 of my 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for Writing . 😀

I actually am very grateful that I have the opportunity to write.

It gives me a way to transpose the events of the day, life in general, personal issues, trauma, sorrows, glories of creation, family, happiness, death, disappointment, friends, the majesty of God and my  relationship with God.

Poetry gives me one of the greatest and most fun outlet of all. I would like to reiterate my former blog on the ‘writer’ and ‘the written word‘.

J. B. Priestly says, “Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write. If it all feels helpless, if that famous ‘inspiration’ will not come, write. If you are a genius, you’ll make your own rules, but if not—and the odds are against it—go to your desk, no matter what your mood, face the challenge of the paper—write.”

That’s good advice but I don’t want mindless drivel. I seriously would like to fill the page with the breathings, the battles and the bliss of my heart and soul. Not just words but phrases that would illuminate not to deceive nor depress. I admit sometimes ‘to illuminate and encourage’ one must show the dark side of things or go to a place in the past.

The ‘written word’ is perhaps the most influential, the most important, most dynamic of all time. Naturally we cannot depend upon our limited human memory. I can forget a thought from one side of the room to the other. The written word can be a timeless record whether it is bad or great writing preserved for generations way off into the future.

These words can provide food for the mind, for the soul, for understanding, and for awareness. It is unbelievable that we can put our words together and placed in a timeless Zone.

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William Hazzlitt says, “The more a man writes, the more he can write.”
I believe the elitist writers of our time will concur that writing is a distinct durable and transmittable way to convey your thoughts. I believe they will also concur that it is very important to set the standard high to have skilled writers. It is there that sometimes I fall short many times but I will not give up.
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Personally I have always written for a cause. I realize many write for the sheer enjoyment, a mythology muse and a variety of other reasons.

Initially at a naive age I felt a desire to write but chose to remain silent. There is a price to pay for silence in writing as well as disclosure of abuse. Methinks the majority of health issue fall into this category of silence.

“God wants you to be delivered from what you have done and from what has been done to you – Both are equally important to God.” Joyce Meyer, Beauty for Ashes

Surprisingly with my limited experience I found a profound, inspiring, freeing connection between writing and healing.

The written word, my words became a catharsis at first because I broke the silence and vented. However the experience of the written word began to allow me the opportunity to reduce my stress and depression.

Through the experience of the written word something had occurred but I had no professional scientific comparison. Not only did I begin to understand other people but my own essence opened up as a fountain. Something more began to happen when I wrote only ‘negatively’ the fountain did not flow the same. However when I expressed both negative and positive in words something truly magical happened. I literally felt better on the inside and it expressed openly in my demeanor and actions.

The fountain of passion changed; I not only wanted to help me to true life and living but I wanted to help others. Now it felt possible.

A writer has to figure it out on their own many times but I feel it is not enough to disclose abuse though monstrous as it is. Disclosure is important for our emotional health but that in itself is not enough. We have to face and examine the past and understand the abuse and realize the child isn’t to blame. From there begin to understand our hurt and pain and give credence to the pain we can actually begin to understand the polars of pain.

The next step is finding the path to forgiveness and allow ourselves to learn; it actually will boost our physical well being. So it is the words of negative and positive allows for a healthy well being.  It is the words that are penned; the indescribable and overwhelming to become describable and less overbearing. The words gave freedom.

A survivor of child abuse I will continue to campaign for the advocacy of putting a stop to all forms of abuse. My desire is to be a vessel of honor for God who wishes to speak for those who can’t speak about their traumatic pasts. I Put Creator God First and Know God’s power can help us.

“The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say”. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” –William Wordsworth

“I have to continually balance ‘being a writer’ with being a wife and mother. It’s a matter of putting two different things first, simultaneously.” Madeleine L’Engle

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. Graham Greene

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Day 16 of my recent 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for God and the Universe.   😀

The universe is centered on neither the earth nor the sun. It is centered on God. ~ Alfred Noyes

It is my belief that the stars and other heavenly bodies do not influence human personality and activity and the position of celestial bodies cannot foretell our future. The Search for meaning and purpose has drawn many people toward human-centered philosophies and religions.

God is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. The Creator of me and quite capable to help me every day. I found my purpose in God.

When I need protection God has it under control and if need be, he can dispatch a guardian/ministering angel.

So Grateful to God for my life. God so loved you and me…

The more I learn of his great love for humanity and for me as an individual the more I am awed.

..declares the Lord, “I have plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

The Universe is SO interesting.

  • If the sun stopped shining suddenly, it would take eight minutes for people on earth to be aware of the fact. This is because the sunlight takes around 8 minutes to reach the earth.
  • Our universe consists of more than 100 billion galaxies, and each galaxy, on average contains more that 100 billion stars, which accounts for more than 10 billion trillion stars i.e. 1 followed by 22 zeros.
  • The Earth is rotating on its axis at a rate of 0.5 kilometer per second at the equator, and is orbiting the sun at a rate of about 30 kilometers per second. The sun is orbiting  the centre of the Milky Way at a rate of about 220 kilometres per second.
  • Even on the clearest night, the human eye can only see about 3,000 stars. There are an estimated 100,000,000,000 in our galaxy alone!
  • Its estimated that the number of stars in the universe is greater than the number of grains of sand on all the beaches in the world! On a clear night, we can see the equivalent of a handful of sand.
  • Mars hosts the highest peak in the solar system, named Olympus Mons, with a height of around 80,000 feet(2400 meters) which is more than 2.5 times the height of mount  Everest.

I love looking at pictures of the universe whether its a cosmic storm, a view from the space station.  It is all quite spectacular.

A giant cosmic necklace –  The object, aptly named the Necklace Nebula, is a recently discovered planetary nebula, the glowing remains of an ordinary, Sun-like star.

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The nebula consists of a bright ring, measuring 12 trillion miles across, dotted with dense, bright knots of gas that resemble diamonds in a necklace. The knots glow brightly due to absorption of ultraviolet light from the central stars

Wow the Universe is AMAZING – The Helix Nebula (also known as The Helix, NGC 7293, or Caldwell 63) is a large planetary nebula (PN) located in the constellation Aquarius. One of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae. The Helix has often been referred to as the Eye of God.
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God’s Creation is so Awesome. Can’t say that enough! Another pic I love is The Spiral Galaxy M100 one of the brightest galaxies in the Virgo cluster.

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During a geomagnetic storm, a neon green ribbon of aurora australis danced over Earth as seen in a 2010 photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station.

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All photos found on the Nasa Site.

http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/the_universe

Pertinent Quotes:

John O’Keefe (astronomer at NASA): “We are, by astronomical standards, a pampered, cosseted, cherished group of creatures.. .. If the Universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence. It is my view that these circumstances indicate the universe was created for man to live in.”

Genesis 1:1-31 – In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day

C.S.Lewis ‘Mere Christianity’ page 46
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.

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Day 12 of my 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for Water. 😀

I do appreciate the life giving qualities of water – H2O.
70 % of the earth is covered with water.

It may seem like a strange thing to be thankful for.  We here in Canada have water plenty.  WE take it for granted from rinsing of dishes before they are placed in the dishwasher to just stand in the shower pretending it’s a hot tub. Such plenty, we spray more water on flowers than some countries can provide for children. 

On a normal day we do not have to worry about disease-ridden water.  We can drink as much as we desire.

Our children can go to a community pool and frolic in the water until there isn’t any dirt under their nails and their skin is wrinkled.

I love what can be done with water. It can be cold, boiled, steamed, or frozen.  It is pliable and nature can throw as much of it on you as it pleases.

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I love the sound of water as it ripples in a stream pathway or waterfalls.  Outside of drinking water this is my favorite.  There are wealthy people today who have recorded the sounds of the movement of water and sold it as CD’s such as waterfalls, rain, ocean waves etc.


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Pertinent Quotes:

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”  Steve Maraboli

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Song of Sahel

Looking out from my bedroom at our cottage on the lake; It was a beautiful sunny day, blue skies and white fluffy clouds; the making of a poet’s dream.

I could hear the soft musical lap of the water against the shore while the wind teased the wild flowers.

That day I was writing my submission for Song of Sahel (SOS).

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From my Window!


Sahel, a stark contrast to where I was sitting!


Sahel

such a stunning name

the ‘edge’ of the Sahara

the belt of Africa

dry heat, flat terrain

lofty sand dunes

and mountains

land of gold and amber

one thing remains

inveterate drought

famine and urgent need

oh Sahel…

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Yesterday I was asked for my perspective on my decision to get involved with the Song of Sahel (SOS). I got involved with the Song of Sahel not only as a member of Plum Tree Group but because I felt a deep sense of compassion for the plight of the children in Sahel. I have always had an innate desire to do what I can for children whether they are here in my homeland or in the Sahel.

The present drought and subsequent tragedies in the Sahel requires immediate action to make a difference to a seeming impossibility.

DiAnne Ebejer another member of Plum Tree Group, said that Over 15 million people are directly affected by drought, food shortages and malnutrition. Last year over 600,000 children under the age of five lost their lives here and are facing an even bigger crisis in the coming year.

Dr. Naimh Clune founder and CEO of Plum Tree books placed a call for submissions and join Song of Sahel (SOS); which would raise awareness and the potential to raise funds.

I join with Dr. Naimh Clune in this call To Join Us with your submissions.

Plum Tree Books, a new on-line Internet Publishing Company, sent out this call to artists, poets, musicians, writers and photographers to send in submissions for Song Of Sahel (SOS). Dr. Naimh Clune said, “The project aims to bring creative voices together from across the world to participate in an on-line event hosted on 15th September.”

There is an incredible response of poems, songs, story, photographs, art and music being donated to raise funds and awareness for the crisis facing Sahel.

There is still time – Deadline for Submissions will be August 15, 2012

As Dr.Naimh Clune explained the Song of Sahel, an anthology of poetry, fiction, music, art and photography, will be launched worldwide on September 15, 2012 on Facebook.

The Song of Sahel will be published by Plum Tree Books.

It will be a Multi-Media Kindle and available on Amazon.com

The proceeds of the sales will go to SOS Sahel, an NGO working in the Sahel region of Africa.

On the Plum Tree Dr Naimh Clune has written a compelling blog entitled  “A Song Of Sahel SOS: How Do We Show Solidarity?”

She asked many burning questions. It was rather gripping when I read her words,  ” How do we show solidarity for mothers, too weak in themselves to bury a child. The hungry desert claims tiny carcasses.”

Please go the link below to see all the details written by Dr. Naimh Clune

http://ontheplumtree.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/a-song-of-sahel-sos-calling-for-submissions/

  

Here are some amazing people who have written on the Song of Sahel.

Take a moment to check it out.

Susie Bertie http://sooziebird.blogspot.com

DiAnne Ebejer http://ebbiesplace.blogspot.com

Claudio Fiore http://claudfiore.blogspot.co.uk/

Marla Todd http://vampiremaman.wordpress.com

De Ann Townses Jr. http://deannnative.posterous.com/song-of-sahel-sos-lift-your-voice-in-solidari

Marla Todd http://vampiremaman.wordpress.com

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“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” (Oscar Wilde)
“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” (Peace Pilgrim)
“The first step toward the solution of any problem is optimism.” (John Baines)

“Every morning, I look in the mirror and say to myself: “This is your day. Don’t let ANYONE take it from you!” (David Deida)

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. —Anon.

What are the effects of Optimism?

Optimism makes us happier. Seeing the positive in each day. Thinking positive thoughts. Seeing the good in others. All have a profound effect on our psyche and overall emotional and psychological being; we naturally feel better about ourselves and others. Practicing this type of thought pattern rewires us from the negative to the positive. Some people want happiness served on a plate while others try to create and make life meaningful for others. “…a happy heart is like a continual feast.” Proverbs 15

Optimism allows us the opportunity to accomplish more. Going forward as an optimist will see beyond the obstacles that others consider impossible to overcome.  This frame of mind allows you to think beyond the present into the zone of creativity; there you will envision ways to triumph over the difficulty. You can’t keep an optimist down. Here is a cautionary thought:  do not allow optimism to take unacceptable risks in business, personal arenas. We must have a measure of common sense about us  and weigh risks.

Optimism improves relationships.  Living a life of optimism provide a charm that makes it so much easier to get along with others. Friends will enjoy their time with you so much more. Be honest it is so much fun being around an optimist and very depressing being around a pessimist.  I admit that I have been a pessimist on many occasions. I would caution however that if we are to be faithful friends and one of our friends struggle with pessimism do not betray them. Hang in there with your optimism and encourage them by example.

Optimism reduces stress. I personally believe our physical body enjoy this optimism; our heart revels in this new found joy. We are healthier and sick less often. It is a stimulant. No need to look for those marijuana fields. I’m not endorsing an extreme high that borders psychotic but a natural pick-me-up. This in turn gives us a different outlook and our world seems so brilliant. The weights are gone and will be reflected in our actions, our overall health improves. It is the most wonderful antidote to depression. This reduction in stress actually stimulates our immune system.

I can speak from personal experience that prolonged pessimism and negative thought patterns will bring you down and it is very difficult to break through that wall. It impedes your motivation, your get-up-and-go nowhere to be found.

This topic is very important for parents, caregivers and grandparents because how we handle situations is imitated in the emotional health of the next generation.

I read about a schoolboy who brought home his report card. It was heavy with poor grades. “What have you to say about this?” Asked his father. “One thing for sure,” the boy replied, “Dad, you can be proud. You know I haven’t been cheating!”

 

Optimism comes from God. “And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8: 28)

God did not create us to drown in pessimism, stress and depression. Because of Jesus, the hope that he gives us, we have the assurance that everything will turn out okay, even if things do not appear to be okay right now. This hope that is resident in our soul gives us the assurance that God is going to take care of all the details of our life. We are not helpless and hopeless.

Yes there are struggles and dark places we have to travel that give cause to stumble but we can pick ourselves up and keeping moving on the optimistic road.  Step by step you can do this.  We will still have to face dreadful days  but our learned ability and trust in God will help us in those situations.

Please be encouraged, optimism can be nurtured and learned. You have within you the ability to learn optimism and make major changes in your life. See the possibility, see the potential in your life today.  If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.

I would like to add another caution: these techniques and encouragements will not be enough for people who suffer extreme mental disorders, anxiety disorder, bi-polar, schizophrenia, anger issue and other horrors.  People with these types of issues will require the help of professionals trained in this field with the possibility of medication/s. Mental illness is a war with many casualties. However I do believe the creator God can guide you even in these dark placesBlessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Believe it or not a walk, moments in the sunshine, time of meditation can be very rewarding on a dark journey.

My prayer is that people who suffer these conditions have supportive people in their lives, a compassionate doctor, proper medication in addition to an all knowing God who is walking with them every step of their journey. God’s mercy never ceases.  Remember that people who have such health issues as mentioned above are lovely people of value and contribute to society in their own unique way. We should never be the judge and jury of each other’s journey but encourage. It is noteworthy to mention that people who have suffered thus have given some of the greatest in creative gifts in all of the arts.

Is it possible to have optimism after abuse?
At first the enormity of change is significant.

Maybe your life of abuse brought low self esteem and lack of motivation. So for me to say; see life through positive eyes, seems daunting.  Often a fine line between holding on or letting go for total healing.
There will be bad days but with help; the answer is yes.

 

God wants us to enjoy life not endure life. It is easier to be negative when you get beat down by circumstances of life but God is saying it is only for a season.

A dad asked his son what he would do if he were given a lemon. The son’s reply: “I would make lemonade!”  Perspective, attitude and optimism is very powerful.

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. [ I Cor. 10:13]

Be blessed.

Be encouraged.

Enjoy life.

Walk in  sunshine.

Walk with sincerity.

Walk in the magic of creativity.

Walk on, Walk on

With Hope!

 

Joshua chapter 1 stated: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Solomon was right, “For as a man thinks in his heart, so he is…” (Proverbs 23:7). “If you abide in My word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John). So, abiding in Christ’s words fills us with His truth. God gives us new thoughts.

 

Some Optimistic Stories:

The Winner’s Edge

Winners seem to be lucky because their positive self-expectancy enables them to better prepared for their opportunities. When asked by a news reporter how she thought she would do in one of her early career swimming meets in the United States several years ago, 14-year-old Australian Shane Gould replied, “I have a feeling there will be a world record today.” She went on to set two world records in the one-hundred- and two-hundred- meter freestyle events. When asked how she thought she would fare in the more testing, grueling, four-hundred-meter event, Shane replied with a smile, “I get stronger every race, and besides … by parents said they’d take me to Disneyland if I win, and we’re leaving tomorrow!” she went to Disneyland with three world records. At 16 she held five world records and became one of the greatest swimmers of all time, winning three gold medals in the 1972 Olympics. She learned early about the power of self-expectancy.

Denis Waitley in The Winner’s Edge (Berkley Books) quoted in Bits & Pieces, March 4, 1993, pp. 13-15.

The Grace Awakening

During his days as president, Thomas Jefferson and a group of companions were traveling across the country on horseback. They came to a river which had left its banks because of a recent downpour. The swollen river had washed the bridge away. Each rider was forced to ford the river on horseback, fighting for his life against the rapid currents. The very real possibility of death threatened each rider, which caused a traveler who was not part of their group to step aside and watch. After several had plunged in and made it to the other side, the stranger asked President Jefferson if he would ferry him across the river. The president agreed without hesitation. The man climbed on, and shortly thereafter the two of them made it safely to the other side.

As the stranger slid off the back of the saddle onto dry ground, one in the group asked him, “Tell me, why did you select the president to ask this favor of?”

The man was shocked, admitting he had no idea it was the president who had helped him. “All I know,” he said, “Is that on some of your faces was written the answer ‘No,’ and on some of them was the answer ‘yes.’ His was a ‘Yes’ face.”

C. Swindoll, The Grace Awakening, Word, 1990, p. 6.

 

Practical Joke on  Grandpa

Sometimes we probably feel like the man whose grandchildren played a practical joke on. Each afternoon Grandpa would lie down for a nap. One day the kids decided to put Limburger cheese in his mustache. Quite soon afterward he awoke sniffing. “This room stinks,” he exclaimed as he got up and went out into the kitchen. He wasn’t there long before he declared, “this kitchen stinks too.” He decided to walk outdoors for a breath of fresh air. Much to Grandpa’s surprise, the open air brought no relief, and he proclaimed, “The whole world stinks!” The truth was it was grandpa who stunk. The problem was right under his nose. Do we go around, thinking everything around us stinks when in fact it’s not everything around us, but our attitude that stinks?

Chuck Swindoll in, Strengthening your grip, wrote, “Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitude toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to it. I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitude is right, there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.”

Let’s get Optimistic.

Let’s chose to be positive about life.

Let’s be positive toward God, others and ourselves.

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LOVE

What is love?  The short list.

  • emotion
  • affection
  • affirmation
  • virtue representing human kindness, compassion
  • actions toward others
  • compassionate
  • consideration
  • communication
  • forgiveness
  • gateway
  • gracious
  • sacrifice
  • honor
  • laughter
  • pay it forward
  • personal attachment
  • present- in the moment
  • respect
  • sexual
  • not envious
  • not abusive
  • not angry
  • not selfish
  • not hurtful
  • not compromising

 

Here are a few quotes highlighting love:

Jonathan Edwards said, “Love is the sum of all virtue, and love disposes us to good.”

Mother Teresa said, “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”

“If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.” – Proverbs

The strength of love is shown in great things; the tenderness of love in little things.”  Robert C. Chapman

Today I want to be  a prompt and a reminder that love and appreciation is very important. It is true our feelings come and go and we oft’ become disoriented in life. Anytime we are side tracked we can find our way back by looking at the perfect example of God’s love.  He invented love.  

Like a lot of other things, love can be enjoyed or abused. Casual or appreciated. Genuine love is an unconditional, sacrificial, kind, caring, faithful, expressive, mature, compassionate, respectful, lifelong commitment. If we say we are Christian and do not love then we do not know truth but have become a liar.

Love is not supposed to be painful. A lot of people misrepresent the Bible and say we have to be obedient to husbands at any cost. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that. Peter did say that wives should respect the authority of their husbands in order to promote harmony within the family; as well as to submit to one another in mutual respect. What the Bible is not suggesting is for wives to become doormats nor feel inferior. If you are an abusive person, please seek help now. Don’t wait until you’ve made a terrible mistake that you will never be able to correct. If you are being abused, please talk to someone you can trust, whether it be a family member, a counselor, a friend, a pastor, a teacher or a doctor. Don’t delay.

Love should be at the forefront of everything that you and I do. Without love, our speaking and doing is noise! Let’s focus on kindness and goodness .

I encourage you to work on your relationships. My prayer for you is a complete, safe and happy relationship.

This week take time to read the entire book of the Song of Solomon.[check the end of this blog to direct you the site] The focus of Song of Solomon/Songs is not progeny but of passion. “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is more delightful than wine.”

Do you still get the butterflies when you think of your love? Romantic and sexual  love is an incredible gift from God so don’t give it to just anyone and it will be a wonderful, worthwhile adventure.

You are free to believe as you wish but for me I follow God’s word, the Bible. God wants us to be blessed in love within the context of the marriage. I believe God wants to us to wait for marriage to express sexual love.

At an early age; I envisioned being in a marriage relationship, where there is no shame or bashfulness. You can express every physical desire and have a deep, expressive, loving, wonderful relationship. Ahh  here you can share your hearts, your dreams, your goals, your strengths, your weaknesses, your present, your futures, and your bodies together and without shame!

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. [Romans 12:1-2]

I hope you make time to have a love relationship with your partner, family and with God.

His Rose

A rose
Pink yellow white red or blue
Reminds me of you
Gently takes the thorn
From my skin
Silk and scent
Takes me to the place
Where we spent
Love’s first passionate kiss
Perfection
Is your silhouette
My love is greater
Than ten thousand red
Not a blast of hurry
Stayed on love and bliss
Set free
Unending love forever mine
Like the petals fold
My heart in thankful prayer
Inhale again aroma sweet
Your beauty smile and living
In celebration
Nothing says
I love you
Like His single rose of June
-Beverley Hoyles

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Endnotes:

Here are two sites I believe would help you.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=song%20of%20Solomon%201-9&version=MSG

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+13&version=NIV

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"The work will teach you how to do it." - "Le travail va vous apprendre à le faire." 09-23-18 ..... I am temporarily on hiatus, attending to matters of health and well being. I will return as soon as possible.

A DEVOTED LIFE

Practical Daily Devotions for the Real World

JD Stockholm.

Dear Teddy

The Journey

... following His lead

surviving sexual abuse

child sexual abuse victims and survivors

Shirani Rajapakse

Poet. Author.

Hugs and Chocolate

Inspiration, information, and motivation

Wendy Reis Editing (Blog)

Striving for excellence in the written word.

GYA today

Give Yourself Away

The Sunset Blog

Inspirational sunset & nature photos by Psychic healer Eva Tenter

aprilthomasbooks

Just another WordPress.com site

Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.