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Offense vs. Love and Purposeful thinking

Good Morning World, Today we are going to talk about offense. Below I have a couple verses and a short post I would like to share with you. Is that alright?And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Philippians 1:9‭-‬10 KJV http://bible.com/1/php.1.9-10.KJVOffenseThe referenced Bible passage is reflective and confirmation I received on how to deal with an offense, most recently one that happened yesterday. While the offense does not warrant elaboration or another minute of emotional response the text does serve as a powerful lesson that love and purposeful thinking is always needed. Love. I look at the mention of love in this text and in the context that it heals and allows for forgiveness. That it allows wisdom to permeate while addressing less than pleasure experiences. Also that love allows the heart not to be hardened…

Make others a Believer

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Good Morning World,
This morning during my quiet time I came across a a piece of scripture that defines my drive for 2016.  It comes from 1 Timothy 4:12 that says, Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
I get so many things from this, especially in this stage of life.  I am unsure if you all are familiar with the writer Shonda Rhimes that is a major writer responsible for the shows "Grey's Anatomy", "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder".  In addition to being a writing success story she talks about her year of "yes."  She talks about saying yes and pushing herself to be great and say yes to being a great mother, now bestselling author, a woman without boundaries, fear and anxiety.  
This desire to live and be great-not the egotistical "Great" that is amounted to material possessions or  fleeting power trips and soc…

Misfit

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Good Morning World
I just finished my morning prayer and reflecting over my life and so many amazing experiences.  Some good. Some bad. But amazing just the same. I say that because I don't know about you but I've always been an active person and as a kid an active "little" person. So being bored would always creep up from time to time. I suppose that is why I've always loved traveling, learning and meeting people. I suppose my ability to embrace change, other cultures and out-of-box thinking and living was also the thing that made me different from my small town upbringing.
As a child I always tried to fit in and be a part of the pack. I tried to blend in into the wall if I could but that was not to be and trust me when I say I tried. I laugh at the thought now as I am coming into my own. I say this in the present tense because I believe as long as we are alive and truly LIVE we never stop growing, learning and becoming who we are meant to be. I embrace my ind…

Life Experiences

Good Morning World!This is my first post for 2016. What have I been up to? Sooo much. My intent at the end of the year was to get you caught up on all my 2015 adventures however, I have to admit I've been living life had not been dedicated to recording it. However in true fashion I always come back to you because I always feel the need to share. It is my hope that you are living in abundance, love, peace and joy as you read this. This morning I wanted to share a couple quick thoughts I had. You know in addition to my travel side I also am a thinker and these are some thoughts I had when reading a verse in the Bible today. I don't know what or if you have any beliefs in a higher power but regardless I do hope it helps you as much as these thoughts helped me.
1 Thessalonians 1:8"The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it.."When reading this verse …

Shenanigans Part Deux - Fight night and New Orleans

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Dear World, I must get you caught up on all my summer time shenanigans. Oh my! I feel as if I have neglected you again. Bad girl!! You can rest assured regardless of the radio silence life has been anything but silent. First off, my concert filled spring opened the door to a carefree summer effortlessly. Summer just glided in my life like an expensive pair of pantyhose. So yeah. That was me. Going into the summer feeling good and expecting to enjoy every minute of it. My first summer stop was fight night in Birmingham, Alabama. By the way, with Alabama as my home you will see many mini excursions and treasures on my page from my home state.  Getting back to the story, current heavyweight champion and native Alabamian, Deontay Wilder was set to fight Eric Molina at Bartow Arena in June.  It was my first professional fight and surprisingly exceeded my expectations. I know. I know.  A fight?  For those that are acquainted with only on side of me one would think that I am either a priss…

Art. Art. Art Crawl.

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Dear World, Guess what I've figured out. I am an artist! I know that sounds like an unusual discovery for someone to make. I mean, don't you just know???? Well, let me explain. I've always had a soft place in my heart for all things art. I grew up singing in the church and school choirs.  Spent countless days getting lost in creating song lyrics, various paintings and drawings still exhibited throughout my family's home.  At some point, I developed a strong passion for writing and now have a collection of poetry, short stories and even now trying my hand at book. I took acting classes in college and was even encouraged by my thespian instructors to make the leap from the conservative Political Science major to the arts.  The optimistic realist in me stayed on course.  Nevertheless, I continued to learn.  I learned how to make jewelry and was taught at an early age to sew many beautiful creations by my grandmother. And as most women, I have a passion for clothing and …

Patience and Contractors

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Dear World, I want you all to know that I have THE most amazing friends. Maybe it's luck or that I'm simply blessed but I am thankful. I do not see or speak to them all as often as I would like but when we get together or have the opportunity to communicate it is as if we have never skipped a beat. These individuals are my heartbeat and they encourage me, challenge me and inspire me. From time to time I will share with you the latest of a series of conversations I have with those closest to me. With their permission of course. This is a snippet of an experience one of my friends told me I could share. As with all lessons,especially those of others I always try to learn something from them. I hope this proves to be as interesting for you as it is for me. Maybe someone out there cam relate. "Patience and Contractors" I've had many dealings with contractors and if you learn one thing it's that you need to have an abundance, let me say that again, an abundance of…