Thoughtful Thursday: When Dreams Are Shattered

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Job 17:11

“My days have passed, my plans are shattered, even the desires of my heart.”

Proverbs 13:13

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is like a tree of life.”

Joel 2:25

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten.” 

Psalm 27:13-14

13 “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.”

Perhaps nothing stings more than the reality of a hope that is dashed or a dream that is unfulfilled.  You were so close to your goal, and then suddenly it is gone.  Or the plans you had for your life have seriously been altered, completely shattered because of circumstances beyond your control.

Why is it so disheartening?…

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The Painful Breaking of a Man

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Time to repeat this message.

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How is everyone?! It’s seems like forever since I have written on this blog and then God gives me a difficult Word right before Christmas, but I am going to obey the Lord because it may be just what someone needs in the days ahead.

I was thinking about a member of my family and how God showed me that his path has been very rough because he has not submitted many areas of his life to God. Yes, this person is saved and even in the ministry, but he was still doing his own thing and has been in a state of rebellion for a while.

Now I know some of you may be thinking, who died and made you God? Well, nobody. But if you’ve read my blog in the past, you know I am a seer and God shows me things even when I don’t want to…

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Worshipful Wednesday: The Blame Shame Game

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Genesis 16:3-6, 13

16:3So afterAbramhad lived in Canaanfor tenyears, Sarai, Abram’swife, gaveHagar, her Egyptianservant, to her husbandto behiswife. 4He had sexual relationswithHagar,and she became pregnant.  Once Hagar realizedshe was pregnant, she despisedSarai5Then SaraisaidtoAbram, “You have brought this wrongonme!  Iallowedmy servantto havesexual relationswith you, but when she realized thatshe was pregnant, she despisedme.  May the Lordjudgebetweenyou and me! 6AbramsaidtoSarai, “Sinceyour servantis under your authoritydoto her whateveryou thinkbest.” Then Saraitreated Hagar harshly, so she ran away fromSarai. 13SoHagar namedthe Lord

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The Guarded Heart

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Excellent post!

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Proverbs 4:23

Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Our heart – an organ that pumps out blood and sustains our lives, yet we ascribe to the heart the ability to feel or to choose righteousness.  The word, “libbecha” (Hebrew for heart) in the Scripture above is translated as pertaining to that “inner man, mind, will or heart” (Strong’s).  Our soul cannot be found on any anatomical chart, though it is evident in our mind. Much like the phrase, “the very heart of a matter”, refers to the main point of something, so the very heart of a person is the inner core of that individual.  What defines the person is based on their actions or decisions which are in accordance with their convictions.

So what does it mean to guard our heart?  Ironically, guarding our heart, which is the…

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Thoughtful Thursday: The Blessing of Rebuke

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Job 5:8, 17-19

5:8But as forme, Iwould seek Godand toGod I would setforth my case. 17Therefore, blessed is the manwhom Godcorrects, so do notdespisethe discipline of the Almighty. 18Forhe wounds, but he also bandageshe strikes, but his handsalso heal19He will deliveryou fromsixcalamitiesyes, in seven noevilwill touchyou.”

Proverbs 15:32

“The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever hears reproof acquires understanding.”

Psalms 94:12

“How blessedis the onewhomyou instruct, O Lordthe one whomyou teachfrom your law.”

Psalm 145:1

“May the godly strike me in love and correct me! May my head not refuse choice oil! Indeed, my prayer is a witness…

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When a Woman Needs a Man

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Palm Springs 2003

I found myself appalled at the idea.Women don’t need men? How can a grown man thinksuch a thing? Just because a womancan take hercar into the shop or call a handyman to fix a broken pipe?

My previous post sharesmy struggle to “let go” of my deceased husband in an effortto allow another man into my life.

After a particular conversation with”Leroy,” I went homecompletelybaffled.

I personally could handle manytasks without a man. Myheart, on the other hand, wrenched daily over personal losses that went far deeper than accomplishing “man-jobs.” I missed the relationship, and all the ways in which love between a man and a woman unfold.

I started a list. 30. All the things I missed about marriage. 40. The things my best friend could no longer do for me. 50. The things that matter most. 60.Icouldn’t stop. 70. They just kept coming. A total of73 reasons I

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