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Hindsight- Go Back

Sometimes, your fervent feelings and emotions build in you an expectation to possess something that your Spirit was not assigned - Chapter 1, Hindsight This isn’t the same as pursuing something that you know is for you and you’re overcoming hurdles.This is essentially pursing something but you ought to be doing so…

Hear Me

How long, o na├»ve ones (you who are easily misled) will you love being simple-minded and undiscerning? ( Proverbs 1:22 )   My heart is beginning to break for her. Break? No, let’s say weighed down by sadness. I almost feel sorry for her. She is wise in her own eyes, but doesn’t see that she is walking down a wide ro…

HINDSIGHT: OUT NOW

There are things that are outstanding that need to get completed, things remaining that must be established. It isn’t meant to bring anxiety or pressure; but it’s a call to alertness, a call to be intentional, a call to arise from existing like a tumbleweed, blown here and there, and everywhere, without a particular…

Iron Sharpens Iron

You are different now; I don’t know how to explain it. There is something about you that has shifted. I’m not quite sure how to place it. There is a strength in you that was not there a couple of months ago. You’re still the same, but you are different. What is going on? What are you reading? Which exercise are you …

Happy Mother's Day!

...for he guards the course of the just   and protects the way of his faithful ones. | Proverbs 1:8 | It is said: Wisdom is a woman. And woman, you are wisdom. You are not the wisdom of this world, which speaks one thing today, and next season perishes. You are not the wisdom of this age, borne in science and reason…

Shackles

pic [unknown] It’s cold out. I thought I’d come visit you for a while, see how you are. I last saw you at my house a while ago. I didn’t want to be one of those people who are good at pointing out how long it has been since we last saw each other, how you haven’t come to visit, but they themselves would never …

Slowly Becoming

who you are. is not what you are doing. what you are doing is being someone else. --architecture |salt, nayyirah waheed| ***  For the longest time, I was asking myself, if I am being someone else, then who am I? And it triggered a journey that is peeling away fear and confusion. I’m like a camera lens coming into fo…

Be At Ease

In hindsight, I would have told you that you have a good sense of responsibility. Stop thinking that you don’t. The door on the other side comes with a blessing and responsibility that you are able to handle; you are more than capable. Remember all the things that you thought you’d never be able to do, yet you learn…

Seizing

I only asked that we pray together. Because I don’t know what else we can do. I leave the house feeling unsafe. Worse off, when I see you leave, because I don’t know if you’ll come back. It has been like this for a while; the gunshots late at night, the jostling, and the sounds of feet slapping hard on the pavement.…

One Man's Trash...

I thought of the verse I read today, about the friends who brought their paralyzed friend to Jesus. And Jesus seeing their faith, forgave the sins of the paralyzed man. I noted that Jesus didn’t heal him, but forgave his sins.(Mark2:5) The man was paralyzed by sin. Thinking about it now as I write this, I guess I…

An Excerpt from Hindsight--Chapter 11: Endure

Do not waste time comparing. Do not waste time fighting those who are not on the same path, who are not called to the purpose set before you. Do not spend time reasoning, even with those close to you about the cross that you have been called to carry. This life is hard. This body, this flesh that houses your soul an…

The Reason

The   Lord   is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  |Psalm 18:2|    ** I am not always consistent.   People around me are not always consistent.   The world I live in is not always consistent.   And I need something …

Don't Give Up

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.  | Alexander Graham Bell | *** This too shall pass. This storm won't stay forever. It'll cease. And the air will clear and the fright will dissipate. It'll pass. And every tear cried will not go un…

Hindsight: Coming Soon

pic via  @loladeclet As I am growing older, I am learning that the “good” things that I desire aren’t always from God, and the things that are from God, don’t always make me feel good. And once upon a time it was a harsh lesson to learn, coming to the realization that just because I thought a particular job, position,…

Dear Friend

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother | Proverbs 18:24|  For years, I’ve sought to bury the memory of you.    I had a conversation about you years ago, to which I swore I would not help you in the way that I was being asked to. Not because I hated…