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Stillness πŸ’₯

Peace in the darkness, But long to feel the light. Its warmth down upon me, Its aura soft and bright.

The light captivates my mind, With dreams of gentle skies. It reaches through my darkness And strips away all ties.

My darkness fights against it, This bringer of the light. But it fails to pierce its brilliance, And fades into the night.

Freedom has finally found me, And I respond with open arms. I embrace its vivid glow And all its hidden charms.

The weight has finally lifted, and I am truly now free. Of all my darkly baggage, That had a hold of me.

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Lord πŸ‘‘

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.πŸ™Œ

The best way to train a child is by showing them yourself. The best way to show them yourself is to master the thing that you aim to train them in. Train yourself in the ways of the Lord so that you may train a child. They will see the benefits that it has on your life and they will naturally train themselves to adopt the same beneficial behaviors and beliefs.πŸ™Œ

Almighty Father, You have trained me well, but I am a slow learner. I am thankful for Your patience, because I need to be told things many times for my stubborn mind to let it set in. Help me to learn the ways of Your holy word, so that I may train others in the same way that You have trained me. I also wish to thank you for sending the many teachers and holy people into my life, for my faith journey would have taken an entirely different course if not for them. I pray all of this in Jesus’ name. Amen.πŸ™

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Broken Soul 🀐

I find peace in the darkness, But long to feel the light. Its warmth down upon me, Its aura soft and bright.🀐

The light captivates my mind, With dreams of gentle skies. It reaches through my darkness, And strips away all ties.🀐

My darkness fights against it, This bringer of the light. But it fails to pierce its brilliance, And fades into the night.🀐

Freedom has finally found me, And I respond with open arms. I embrace its vivid glow, And all its hidden charms.🀐

The weight has finally lifted; I genuinely am now free. Of all my dark baggage, That had a hold of me.🀐

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You can’t choose your Family. God knows that. Read this it may help you understand πŸ™

Our love of God is a response to God’s love for us. Just as we love our earthly parents in response to their love for us, we love our heavenly Father. Hopefully, we also love our siblings, even though we sometimes have disagreements. In this passage, we are challenged to love our brothers and sisters in Christ despite how we might differ. God loves all of his children and expects the same of us. Little children get this; we adults have a problem with it. In the play “South Pacific,” there’s a song about hating others that says that hatred needs to be taught. It’s not something that comes naturally. Children are curious about people who don’t look or talk the same way they do. In Haiti and again in Africa, children wanted to touch my skin and my hair because it was so different from what they say every day. But they weren’t afraid of me, and they didn’t hate me. They were open, friendly, and, as they came to know me better, affectionate. They had never been taught to hate others. The wider the circle of life becomes, the more we interact with people of different races, creeds, and ethnic backgrounds. Do we act with the curiosity of children or fear? John tells us in this letter that if we fear, we don’t yet have perfect love because love cancels out fear. Maybe the key is to get to know others better and then love them even if we don’t like everything we find out. And we might be surprised! After all, we don’t like everything about our family members and our friends. We may love them even if we don’t like them. When we look at the faces of others, we are looking at the beginning of God. Let’s remember Jesus’ command, “Love one another.” 🫠