Thoughts

We are in control of our own thoughts and feelings.
If we don’t tame and direct them, they will most certainly control us.
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Father help me control my thoughts and think on Your word and peaceful things. Help me not be swayed by every thought and feeling that passes through my mind. For those things are temporal and Your Word is forever lasting and True.

 

 

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His Love

 

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There’s a place he calls those,

He has marked as his own.

There’s a place he calls them to,

this world has never known.

 

Far away from this time

into the place of holy,

beyond the darkness of this world

through the veil He draws me.

 

His love so passionate,

most intimate and deep,

beyond the veil I go,

as he gently calls to me.

 

He lifts me up before him,

He tells me He loves me so…

His presence pours into me,

His Spirit into my soul.

 

In this place of holy

forever I long to stay,

just to feel my saviors touch,

where earthly cares fade away.

 

His ways are perfect!

Great and wonderful is He!

Oh! To know the Master

and abide in His love for me

 

Written by Paula Allday 06/25/2017

 

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Love My Tribe

I’ve been searching for “my tribe” my entire life.

It’s taken me 48 years to find them .

I got stuck in the wrong tribe and due to the longing I had to belong, I stayed even though I never really fit. Yes, I looked like them, but still didn’t belong.

One day I wandered into another tribe and discovered not only that I fit…. but that they had been waiting for me.

No more “square peg in the round hole” feeling.
I have found my tribe…… I’m gonna LOVE them HARD.

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I’m rebelling ( dissenting from an accepted moral code or convention of behavior, dress, etc.) against what society/Hollywood deems as the beautiful over 40 look.

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Like Really???

Who says they get the ruling opinion about how I should look in my aging years? I am embracing every beautifully grown and silver-ish gray piece of hair I have……after all, God gave it to me….. just like my blue eyes, It’s me, it’s a part of who I am.

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The mindset “you have to have a size 2 body, non-aging hair, and skin, firm “body” or you are not attractive” is a lie. In fact… there is nothing to support it.

No, I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with coloring your hair per se however, the underlying intentions/reason maybe more of an issue of our heart than we’re willing to publicly admit. That is a subject for another day. (subscribe to my blog to be sure you don’t miss it)

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I woke up one day and realized that I had been comparing myself to women who are just as insecure as I was, who also was looking to the media to deem what was the perfect over 40 specimen.

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Father,
Help me except myself and the process in which my body is growing into my older years. Help me see the beauty in my gray, the experience in my fine lines engraved into my skin… help me LOVE me.

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It is my prayer that you are encouraged to come out from among them and embrace YOU as God created.

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Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee.

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Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
 
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
I remember a time in my life when I was pulled ever so slightly at one point or another into sin. Sometimes I was aware of what I was doing and then there were times that I spiritually woke up became conscious of the fact and realized that I had detoured from the path and His righteousness.
After much thought, I made a decision.
Was I going to keep falling into the same old sin and keep going around the same mountain over and over again or was I going to change some behaviors, attitudes and my environment that would enable me to make better life choices?
Compared to eternity, my life is only as a second here on earth and eternity is a long time to be wrong.
My prayer: Oh Father, bind my wandering heart to thee.
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Created to Connect

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It can be easy to miss the point of the video.

Hint: It has nothing to do with her needing help… but everything to do with the need to connect with each other on an intimate level. (intimacy = into me you see)

We’re uniquely created like that… with a need to connect.

I admit, I have often gotten caught up being so “busy” (dishes, laundry, cooking, paying bills, auto maintenance, being a mom, ministry) that I have failed to “see” the person I married. Though I see “A” man, I have often failed to see past the “man” and see the person.. “my husband.” and in doing so, I have forgotten to be the “wife.”

I want to be a good wife, and sometimes I measure my success as a wife by the amount of things I do… when it’s really not about that. It’s everything about how I “am the wife to my husband” by giving of myself “to” him in quality time and attention. Something I’m going to purpose in my heart to work on.

I‘m thankful for this reminder. Thank you, Alexandria Lucas, for sharing this with me. I needed this.

Thank You, Heavenly Father for marriage… that’s designed to be like our relationship with you.

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Author (Video) Credit: Richard Paul Evans