Love always wins…

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Character

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“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”

Romans‬ ‭5:3-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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Awakening

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“Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.”

~Deepak Chopra

As the realization settles that something is coming to an end; I begin to reflect.  Did I serve my purpose?  Was it worth it?  Am I grateful?  Am I better or worse?  Even more importantly, did I make a difference?

It is easy to get caught up in what we are made to believe we should be or what we should accomplish, always seeking for an approval that will never be enough.

All things are temporary, it all must come to an end…eventually.  So make it count, leave your mark so that it cannot be forgotten.  Let it be forever altered just as you are for living it.  Be intentional to be yourself!

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Bridge of Reconciliation

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“Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat……Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true change, no real relationship can be established………Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive. But should they finally confess and repent, you will discover a miracle in your own heart that allows you to reach out and begin to build between you a bridge of reconciliation………Forgiveness does not excuse anything………You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely. And then one day you will pray for his wholeness……”

~ William Paul Young, The Shack

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no regrets

losing my identity
finding it in you
where it never belonged

emotions pushed and pulled
awakening a fire
tempting fate

risking too much
creating a high
too dangerous to last

i wasn’t meant for you
nor you for me
doomed before it even began

grateful
for what it was
ready to let it go

~ kristie bueno

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God does…

Don’t complain about that opposition,
that person that’s trying to hold you down,
trying to make you look bad.

They don’t control your destiny,

God does.

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Persevere

“Sometimes the silence is the loudest thing in the room.”

~ Cory Basil, Skinny Dipping in Daylight

I know that I have written on this topic before, but I have been faced with an unexpected road block along my journey, and just maybe I will feel a little bit better about it if I get it all out and do my best to move onward.

The road block you see, is the unforeseen fact that it does not matter how old we grow or how mature we may think that age will bring – we will find ourselves standing in the presence of a bully. Such a harsh word – but isn’t the transgression itself even more offensive? As a mom, I do my best to instill in my children to be kind, to understand how powerful our actions are and how everlasting they can remain with someone.

I don’t think I will ever understand the lack of compassion. We all have feelings, we all have a history, and not a single one of us are perfect. Why would anyone think that they have the authority to treat another with such disregard? Just as a child, stumbling into the wrath of a bully as an adult, is brutal. It’s unexpected and leaves you stunned. As your heart races, and your breath shortens, your brain is paralyzed and unable to respond. You feel defeated because you failed to bark back.  They found victory in the silence. And in that moment, the fear begins, terrorized with the unknown…waiting for them to strike again.

But, in my silence, I acknowledge that their fear is greater than mine, that what drives them to act with such venom is just as powerful as what drives my composure. In my silence, I acknowledge that it takes just as much strength to have grace towards them as it does for them to antagonize me. In my silence, I acknowledge that I might not be the one to change their heart, but I can be the one who prays for the one that does. My silence is thunderous and it resounds throughout my soul.  My purpose is greater than the circumstance – my resolve is resolute.

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Conquering Challenges — Waas Blog

“My ability to conquer my challenges are limitless. My potential to succeed is infinite.” ~ Affirmations

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When God Made You

HIS most amazing light shined
From the farthest star you could see
HIS magnificence working so carefully to find
Elements to create your spirit so exquisitely

The celebration the angels must have had
Welcoming their new sister in Christ
To walk her life among the land
To share and inspire from the love Most High

Her purpose destined for greatness
For the lives that will be saved
Because her love for the Lord is contagious
And the journey only HE could have paved.

The doubts and worry the enemy may cause
Will never compare to the Father’s grace and love
HIS power and blessings upon her are limitless
There is nothing HE can’t do or take care of

HE walks beside her every single day
Smiling upon HIS pride and joy
Assuring her HIS presence is there to stay
Strengthening her with HIS light and HIS glory

Each step she takes in faith
Praying for HIS will to be done
Victory is hers to proclaim
Born of Christ, she has already won

Walk in HIS light
Breathe in HIS grace
Love as HE loves
Feel HIS embrace

~ Kristie Bueno

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