Monthly Archives: July 2016

#ThankfulThursday – Loss

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#WQWWC – Hope

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And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. – Romans 5:5

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. – Job 14:7

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. – Proverbs 13:12

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. – Eccl 9:4

HOPE is a rope…

Maybe a bridge that helps you cope

Hope is the thread you hold onto

Whilst expecting answers on which way to go

Hope, like a heartbeat, says “don’t give in!

It might not happen today, but you will win!”

It is a decision to stand in the midst of a trial

And say “come what may, I will not retire.”

One thing you are told not to loose

Even when it gets down to having to choose.

Hope feels like an assurance

That a promise given has insurance.

Let’s hold on to what we have been told

When you have hope, you are worth more than gold.

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Picture Source: http://www.dailygood.org/story/798/towards-a-psychology-of-hope-louise-danielle-palmer/

#LyricalMonday – Really?!

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People didn’t start out becoming Cynical, well that’s my thought, except for those that derive joy in being cynics. I guess it emanates from too much failure or let-down by a system that should otherwise be functional. Well, maybe not.
So when next you meet a really cynical person, show empathy rather than anger. They are struggling with acceptance too. It is hard being one, I tell you!

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Of songs and flowers…

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Come, let’s blossom whilst we sing Ronovan encourages

Her Stage…

Sing Babygirl Sing

Let the lines flow from your heart

Don’t cower but bloom

Workers picking saffron flowers in the Ghoriyan District of Herat.- AFP

Work Life

Though the sun smite us

“Bend! pluck! pack!” they serenade

It’s for select few

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Expanding the Core: Building relationships with Christians in the Church

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Expanding the Core: Building relationships with Christians in the Church

Practical ways to reach out to others in church, maybe at the office too! I know you will enjoy this.

Elihu's Corner

(This article is part of the series “Building GenNext.” You can read the previous post by clicking here.)

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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

~ 1 Corinthians 13.1-3, ESV

The elderly man tottered slowly into the foyer of the church building. He looked over his shoulder and glimpsed the bumper of his son’s Honda as it pulled away from the curb. Small knots of people were scattered around the warmly-lit entrance.

A deep sigh escaped from the depth of…

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#ThankfulThursday – Known Victories

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God has indeed been faithful! He has delivered dear friends and family from illness and accidents that had been fatal. He turned mourning into dancing without us having to engage in the mourning section of the ‘movie’. So you see when I give a dance, a song, or let the joy in me break into words unplanned. It is because of Known Victories. Please join me in celebrating these victories.

And just so You are reminded, I yob You to …You know!

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