Idealism is Idolatry

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Marriage.

Money.

Health.

Friendships.

Career.

Family.

These are All Blessings. To Be Treasured and Worked at Fervently to Gain the Best from them.

They’re all Finite in the Amount of Pleasure we can Derive from Them.

The Moment I look at Any of Them to Complete Me. Fill the Void. Make Me Happy. Feel like I’ve Arrived…

I’ve entered into Idolatry.

Here’s to Enjoying all of Life Blessings. Here’s to the One who Completes Us.

xoxo

I Am…

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Because of “I Am”…

I Am Strong.

I Am Able.

I Am Peaceful.

I Am Patient.

I Am Joyful.

I Am Loving.

I Am Wise.

I Am Enough.

If I Am…

Weak. Unable. Anxious. Impatient. Irritable. Unkind.

I Find My Way Back to Jehovah.

To His Throne.

Til He is My “I Am” Again.

“Love is the Toughest Minded Virtue” – David Brooks

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When I think of Love, I picture Soft.

Willowy.

Sun Dappling Through The Leaves Gentleness.

It is.

But it’s the Strongest of all Virtues.

For Love…

Keeps the Light On when Darkness Prevails.

Lends Warmth in the Most Toxic Environments.

Bends to Comfort in the Front Lines of Battle.

Heals Generational Pain.

Trailblazes Paths to Wholeness for the Weary Life Traveler.

Says I Forgive You when No One has Asked.

so Yes, Love is Tough

Tough Enough To Soften Us All.

Love You All…
xoxo

All I Can Say Is…

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Life is Literally the Coolest Thing that’s Happened to Me.

I wouldn’t Change a Thing.

It’s Battered me.

Healed me.

Challenged me.

Gave me Respite.

It’s Disappointed me.

Thrilled me Beyond My Wildest Dreams.

It’s Sobered Me.

Made me Cry Tears.

Of Exhilaration.

Of Deepest Pain.

It’s been Hum Drum.

It’s been Chaotic.

Brought me to My Knees.

Risen me Off My Feet.

I Love This Multi-Coloured Roller Coaster of Life we Experience Every Day…There’s the Anticipatory Climbs, The Heart Stopping Twists, The Tunnels, The Rest Spots…

And Faith to Let Go and Put Our Hands in the Air…The Ultimate Riding Companion.

Thank You Life, You’re Cool.

I love You

xoxo

No Is Really Yes

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The Word No seems Restrictive. Punishing. Sacrificial.

But Really when we Say No, it opens the door to Say Yes.

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When we say No to Overindulging, we say Yes to Self Control. The endorphin rush from Advocating for Yourself feels better than any “Over Anything” ever will.

When we say No to Gossip, we say Yes to our own Integrity. And to the Integrity of Others. Others’ Pain is Sacred, we should treat it as Hallowed Ground.

When we say No to Lust, we say Yes to Love. Self Love and Love for Others. Nothing good comes from the Intense Fire of Lust, just Scorched Earth.

When we say No to Laziness we say Yes to Productivity. There’s nothing sweeter than the Satisfied Elixir of a Day Well Spent.

When we say no to Negative Emotion, we say YES to JOY. Probably my favourite of all Trade Offs.

So, for me, I will not focus on The No…I will see I’m really invariably Saying Yes.

I Say Yes.

xoxo

Martin Luther Had It Right…

We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.

Whether a country Builds Walls or Disallows More Immigration, it doesn’t Change The Fact that we Share This Planet Together.  We are Neighbours even if there is a Ocean Separating Us.  In My Completely Uneducated but Heartfelt Opinion, to be Nationalistic and Alienating other races as Less than Worthy or Putting Our Needs above the needs of other countries may Seem Good in the Beginning. But we all Need Each Other.  It never works to Be Selfish.  Putting our Needs First and Not Considering the Needs and Comfort of Others Never Works.   One day we will have A Need.   Invariably It Happens.  We will need someone to Consider what we need.  Put Our Needs in their hearts and minds.  We can expect from others, how we have treated them.  We can expect Tariffs.  Fines.  Denial of Support.

Our Forefathers of Democracy Had it Right.  They wanted a Country where Differences are Tolerated.  Compassion and Benefit of the Doubt were Bestowed Liberally.

Some Would Say that makes Us Patsies.  Easily to Be Taken Advantage of.  But if you Believe in Light Dispelling Darkness.  And Good Trumps (Did I Use That Word?) Evil.  Then we Must Have Courage to Live it.  Make it An Action.

Hold Onto The Greater Good Mentality.  Tolerate.  Support.  Show Grace.  After all, this Country was Built on Christian Beliefs.  We Believe that there is One Judge.  And One Must be Accountable For Himself.  Live the Truth.  Let Others Live Their Truth.  And Trust Your Creator to Do What’s Needed To Sort Out the Rest.

Here’s to Democracy.  Here’s to Freedom

xoxo