Self-Love: the middleman

Self-Love: the middleman

Self-love is the middleman between our relationship with God and others. We can know and care about how people would feel when treated a certain way, based on our own sensitivity to how we would feel. Our sensitivity to ourselves, or self-awareness, being regulated by God’s love for us, teaches us what is acceptable and right for us, as for our human dignity, and what is not (sometimes it’s not even other people doing us wrong, it’s ourselves. God’s love for us sheds light on those cases too, on things we may want to deal with and things we may not want to deal with. In some cases, opening  up to more of God’s love for us makes us grow inevitably in our self-love …and to more growth, more responsibility… Are we still together👀?)

Help!

Help!

To me, it’s quite obvious that the time you give away you can never take back. When we understand that time is actually our life running, it becomes hard to part life in sections. For example, you can’t say, there’s my work, there’s my family, then there’s my life. Your life will be spent in everything you do, whether at home, at work or enjoying yourself somewhere else… -unless you could name one thing we can do that doesn’t involve our time…- because as long as it will involve our time, it automatically will involve our life…

A first for me…  and I enjoyed it!

A first for me… and I enjoyed it!

There was a musical group having some soft live show that night, I was glad about it. I was wearing an outfit that made me feel very good about myself. I was well in my skin, with excitement and a little joy deep in my heart every time I felt the chilly night breeze on my face. I could already anticipate my next season; it felt like freedom, newness, rebirth… I chose my table indoors, ordered, then went to tidy myself up a bit. I did a little retouching and stuff… (including appreciating the restroom decor, seeing how fancy and cozy enough it was around the mirrors, to probably take a little selfie.. Y’all know💅). Then, on my way back to my table, I bumped into a stranger…

Religious fights: not my fight.

Religious fights: not my fight.

I am and will be “God daughtering” in Christ 24/7. The only fight I’ll partake in is the battle of the faith. Fighting not only to protect and keep my faith in God through all life’s vicissitudes (my daily response to Him: my trust), but also to encourage and strengthen, to the extent that I can, that same faith all around me. That’s the real fight that sticks us with Him here and gets us on the other side with Him. And that’s the fight, that I believe we should all do together, both inside the structures and outside them, so that no one among us is missing. The focus is sharp and no matter what the topics are, the real fight remains same: trusting God through it all for our lives, families, work, countries. Keeping the faith in Him, keeping His love in us for one another…

Ever been dealing with resentment, lack of forgiveness, or bitterness?

Ever been dealing with resentment, lack of forgiveness, or bitterness?

I really didn’t want to end up with a resentful or bitter heart. Not only that it’s not good but I’ve witnessed that it doesn’t look good on people’s body either. And I am 100% sure that I would never want to look that way, so I repeated “I forgive them”. Then I started thinking that I’d probably have to greet one of those neighbors on my way out for work tomorrow morning, unknowingly greeting my cat’s thieves among them. Then I thought that I’d greet them with my head instead of actually speaking to them, but yet again the same morbid look of bitterness out of that hard life-lesson… So I knew that I needed to ask: “Help me forgive for real whoever did that”…

My first encounter with the divine (Part 2)
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My first encounter with the divine (Part 2)

I was not good. Smh… At all. It was also clear to me that these evil things were bright open doors flashing the demons to access me. I was afraid and very sorry when I realized how I had put my soul in such a vulnerable position. I was suddenly conscious of all that. So I was confessing them as they kept coming one after the other. I needed God’s forgiveness and rescue; otherwise, it would be just a matter of time, I kind of knew that. So there I was, confessing and calling on Jesus, in my heart, to save me, when suddenly, OUT OF NOWHERE…

My first encounter with the divine (Part 1)

My first encounter with the divine (Part 1)

Growing up, I heard that story about God & humanity over and over. But I was in no rush to decide whether to believe it or not. The story and I simply coexisted alongside each other. The idea of an existing God was not particularly bothering me. That could always be as possible as the fact that I actually had no particular reason to mind it. As for me, I was just being told stuff. I did not know for sure. However, I could always see that this God was very real to my parents. I respected that. Somehow, I even felt protected by their faith and prayers. But it never seemed to require for me to have a faith on my own. Until that evening…

What if we were like him somehow?
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What if we were like him somehow?

“It” doesn’t seem to suit my little guy, sorry! I tried, but I guess all the acrobatic moves to catch him and the intense moment that bird and I went through remained significant to me enough. Not that I’m taking part in the pronoun war going on though. Just saying…!
But it is a true story. The pictures were taken by a friend who doesn’t feel comfortable around animals; but since she witnessed it all, she wanted to keep some memories. And I’m glad she did. So, if you ever see a flying bird missing a tail, that could be our little guy! And in case it’s not, at least you’ll be reminded of him…

It took a fabulous “64 years young” lady…

It took a fabulous “64 years young” lady…

Have you ever taken the time to sit with yourself, assess the current aspects of your life and define new visions for each of them to improve them? By aspects, I mean physical, emotional, social, spiritual, educational, financial, etc. I’ve been adding some more specific ones lately like: preferred mindset, wishes (desires/ dreams), skill sets, weaknesses (where to improve), hurting areas, strengths, things I’d like to do, to have, to learn, places I’d like to go, etc. and here is why: