The Danger of Should: Why Positive Thinking May Not be the Answer

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A preliminary scrolling of Instagram started my day, between the morning meandering that makes up the daily routine of my life and sitting down for my first cup of coffee, I find myself under assault.

The word, should, catches my attention.

I haven’t opened my Bible yet, but fortunately I must have slept in my spiritual armor. Or maybe after years of wearing it, it finally has become my permanent garb. Or maybe it’s just that I open my Bible enough so when I am confronted with philosophies disguised as wisdom in the form of memes, posts, advertising and free offers, I recognize the not so subtle brain washing of an unseen enemy who plays for keeps.

Have I gotten your attention yet?

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As It Is in Heaven

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“Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, even there was wickedness, and in the place of righteousness, even there was wickedness.” Ecclesiastes 3:16

 

I debated on naming this poem, “On Earth”… but decided after I penned the last lines, “As It Is In Heaven” was a better fit, though this is fresh from this morning’s journal so may need to be tweaked a bit. Either way, I hope it hits you where it needs to.

 

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Discover Joy with Creative Scripture Journaling

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You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:11

                                                                

Earlier this week I shared about a favorite Journaling Prompt I enjoy which allows me to experience great intimacy with the Lord and also inspires my poetry and prose writing.

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Insta-Prayer

 

 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 

1 Timothy 6:6-7 (NKJV)

 

From this morning’s pen and messy journal…

 

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My Bible Stack (with Videos)

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This morning I decided to film a video (Part 1 and 2)  about the Bible Stack under my desk. I have such a close relationship with Scripture as it is the vehicle most often used by the Holy Spirit to teach and guide me into timeless truths.

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