Posts tagged ‘Strength’

July 6, 2012

Friday Fun Facts Fav’s

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July 6, 2012

 

1.  The Little Mister worked in the yard with the Tree Man:

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2. Sarah went with her friend Jade to her Asian art class:

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3. I got blessed:

Tina’s aunt Jo sent me over a Bread Maker!!! I am so Happy!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

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4. Something got sort-of fixed :

About a month ago I notice that our water bill jumped 20 bucks…well we have this pet leak ( not really!! grrr!!) we have had it for almost 7 years… I know rightConfused smile Well that little leak became a stream …a steady stream down the drain. Ok well that sink now has a shut off valve (YEAH!!!) so now we shall see how long it takes to replace the sink…lol  ( I will let you know what we save on the next bill.. geez! )

 

5. A PhotoQuote:

 

http://lornpearsontrains.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/strength-is-the-product-of/

 

6. A SONG:

This song is so so good!

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7. We have a pinterest:

 

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http://pinterest.com/frndshipsoflove/

 

8.  A quote:

JOY – “IT’S UP TO ME” NOW

I – I create the quality of my life with my ongoing thoughts.

T – The choice of joy or the opposite is mine.

S – See, hear, and feel the way joyful people see, hear, and feel.

U – Un-joy is created by negative T.W.A: thoughts, words, and actions.

P – Perspective makes me happy or unhappy.

T – Talk to yourself the way you would if you were a master of joy.

O – Oneness of humanity gives me many opportunities for kindness.

M – My unconditional joy & love creates a magnificent life.

E – Every moment of joy is stored in my awesome brain and I can access those moments whenever I choose.

“It’s up to me” now!!!

9.  A PhotoQuote Tina Pinned on pinterest:

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10.  Were Back this week for facts:

Hope you enjoyed this weeks Friday Facts!!

 

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June 30, 2012

Him in these 3 things

True strength is only in Christ Jesus!

His great love for us was and is a strength that is unmatched in this world.

Our (my) versions of strength consist of multilayers of deception, putting on a strong image to walk through a difficult situation, thinking that it makes more sense that other not seeing me in my weakness. When truly I am  wearing it on my face.

Christ is many things to us but today I am focusing to see Him in these 3 things:

TRUTH

LIGHT

LOVE

When we choose to walk out His life in strength it isn’t always some mystical, meek and mild mannered, lay down your life kind of thing. (even though those are good things) It is simply being willing to speak TRUTH and 95% of the time that is going to be truth about YOU.

John 8:32

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

His strength rises when we say “ I’m hurting” instead of “ I’m fine.” It rises when we say “I’m angry” instead of “ It’s ok!” Showing realness draws others to the source of strength for it is simple sincerity. In that place we are free to be who we are, where we are, moving on into where He is leading.

The multilayer of deception of “I’m fine and Ok” come in like a whirlwind, turning my insides upside down. Filling me with denial, defense and damaging credibility and relationships along the way.

It also means being willing to stand in the LIGHT. No one really like those bathrooms with all the florescent lighting. Our flaws look magnified to us. The dark circles of tiredness, the pimples of stress, the paleness of our lack of nutrition -spiritually or otherwise.  Seeing those realities are part of why we choose not to walk in the light as He is in the light. Light means we can see clearly everything about us… but we like dim soft candlelight it makes everything seem more beautiful. (like photo-shopped lives for face book) 

But we are the lamp of the Lord.

 

Psalm 18:28
For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

We see dimly without His light -not clear. But in His strength, with His light in the lamp, we can stand confident in the light knowing that if we have dirt on our faces or sin, hurt, anger, even pain …He will wash us clean and renew us. No where else can we get that than in the Light of His presence.

It also means LOVE. Christ loved people with the strength of many waters. He was poured out for us.

Song of Solomon 8:6

…. For love is as strong as death…..

He spoke the truth and brought light.

We think strong love is some mushy, be there for you over and over, lay down kind of thing ( again all good stuff) Yet Christ told people the truth no matter what. If they rejected it, He moved on. He left the door open for if they chose to hear the truth and return to Him. He did not baby sit their every whim, or try to reason with them and all their excuses. Instead He went to the Cross, forgave them and He sat down at the right hand of the Father. Those of us who are His are seated with Him.

True strength is being willing to Love by speaking truth about ourselves and to others and bringing light. -Letting it shine through us.

I don’t always walk in this true strength!

I fight with my fears and flaws and all my insecurities but I know if I allow myself to become weak in the sight of others that He is faithful to show up STRONG!

TRUTH+LIGHT+LOVE = STRENGTH

a three fold cord!

Starla

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June 11, 2012

STRENGTH #1

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We need to stand together as pillars of strength in unity!

 

Luke 11:17

 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.”

Starla

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