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John 19

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)
This first post of 2017 comes from a day of no motivation with a slight pinch of indifference. This was the day when God would eradicate all of that with the most beautiful and brutal part of my faith as a Christian; the Cross. As I read through John 19, it hit me once again how great the sacrifice, the grace, the price, the love. And there went the apathy. Thank You, Jesus, for the Cross. Thank You, Lord, for letting me behold Your glory again. ~~~ You were flogged for me. Mocked repea... Read Full Post »

Shame upon shame, Grace upon Grace

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Sometimes, a spiritual attack isn't hearing a demonic voice speaking to you, sometimes it's hearing your own voice telling you that you are of little worth or value.

 

Sometimes a spiritual attack is focusing on the 'would, could or should be's; alternate realities based on conditions that cannot be met instead of on the reality that God has placed you in.

 

Sometimes a spiritual attack is not pain, emotional distress or terror that threatens to take you o...

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To Weep and to Worship

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out the (rough) audio of this poem here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfQExHjxijY


Tear stains on my glasses

Smile for the masses

Everyone expects it.

 

The classic, "I'm okay" with a happy emoticon

For if you say you're not, you've sinned,

You've committed a grave wrong

 

Yet, I've read my Bible cover to cover

And those are verses I have ye...

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Inherited Insecurity

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out the (rough) audio of this poem here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEZswZpSH7A


My smiling lips and yet sad eyes are only the tip of the iceberg for this person that you see

Beneath my everything that makes me me

Is my inherited insecurity


Melanin has rendered my skin darker

And has subjected me to the darkness of humanity

The depths of how devastating misinterpret...

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When the Memory is Still Reality

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I had initially resolved to not post anything from me personally about what has transpired in this past week and a half. Mostly because there are many who have already said what's on my heart with a lot more eloquence than you'd read here.

 

But, today - really yesterday, but it still feels like today -Facebook showed me a memory from 3 years ago. And it hit home.

 

 

I was brou...

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Identifying Identity

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (1)

#ThatAwkwardMoment when you said in your last post that you would be consistent and posting sometime later in the week and that didn't happen at all. This just goes to show that I was being honest when I said before that I struggle with consitency, and I was not relying on the Holy Spirit. And I publicly apologise for that. Excuses are not allowed. 

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So, unlike many people, I actually use Facebook regularly and not just because Facebook is the mediu...

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I'm Back :)

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey all!

 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, eh? It's actually been just over a year since I’ve done anything here. That is one of my shortcomings, I’ll admit. Are you ready for this confession?


I am absolutely horrible at consistency.


It’s the reason why I stopped going to the gym after reading week and became one of those annoying seasonal gym-goers, you know who I’m talking about: when...

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Just Because We Can ...

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

... Doesn't mean we should.

 

So, last night a few floor-mates and I were spending some time together in one of their rooms. We were just talking with each other about random things, learning the little things about each other and listening to old blues music. It was a lot of fun and during this time we were all snacking on something. I was eating away at my Tostitos while they were eating Oreos (I don’t like them, yes I know that’s uncommon) and I was literally o...

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Love is Our Greatest Offense

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Alrighty, can you believe that this going to be the last post pertaining to 1 Corinthians? I feel like time has just completely flown by. We went through humility and coming to God, living as a legitimate Christian, being a part of the Church family and the apathy that can creep into our lives when we’re not paying attention. I want to close off with reaching out to people, because that’s what we’re supposed to do. Today, I want to talk about the best way that we...

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The Apathy Attack

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (2)

 

I’ve said it in a few blogposts and it has been clearly stated in Ephesians 6:10-12; we’re in a spiritual war. A lot of people hear that or read those words and don’t take it literally. It’s believed to be metaphorical or a symbol of some sort.


That’s not the case, folks. The war is real and it’s on.


And our enemy? He’s not playing around.


Fear, anxiety, depression, suicide, murder, ...

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Miracle (Melanie) Moments

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey all, this is not a part of the regular 1 Corinthians thing that I’m doing (and that should be up sometime today, if not then look for it on Sunday when I come back from a retreat I’m going to in Montreal). This is going into a whole new category because this is something new that He has done that just needs to be shared with everyone – and I have a feeling that it will only be the beginning.

 

So, what happened? Why the deviation? And who is this “...

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Ohana <3

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Ohana means Family

 

When reading the past few chapters of 1 Corinthians, there have been so many different topics introduced. There is so much meat here in this book, it's amazing. There are verses that sermon series could be written for, much less one little blog post by yours truly.

 

So, I'm going to go with something general that I feel like includes what was spoken of in a few of the chapters from the last couple days and then try to get specific.

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1 Corinthians 1; Humility

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (2)

So, I'm going through the book of 1 Corinthians for the next just about two weeks and every Tuesday and Friday I will post about what I've taken from His word. I'm not a theologian, I'm not a pastor (though I am a pastor's kid) and I don't believe I know everything there is to know. I only share with the hope that whatever He reveals to me or puts on my heart can impact YOU positively.


So here we have it; Day 1 : Humility.

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Coming to God begins with kno...

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Soulmate

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey everyone !


So, in our culture, there is a lot of emphasis on finding your "soulmate". But, I've come to realise that the creator of my soul is my soulmate. Think about it, Ephesians 1:4-5 says:


Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave hi...

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It Is Finished

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey y'all!


It's Good Friday, the day we choose to really reflect upon and remember Jesus' death on the Cross for our sins. Here's a poem that I wrote earlier this week that I felt should be shared today; It Is Finished.


 

The cross hanging from my neck is heavier than anyone will ever know.

When I wear it,

It's not my status as a Christian that I'm attempting to show.


How could I ever show-off my salvation?

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God > Me

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

For the past approximately two years, I've been a member of the SheReadsTruth community. In this season, we will be having a #SheSharesTruth every Friday.



This Friday, the passage of scripture that we've been given to write on is 1 Corinthians 2:1-...

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Confession

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey all <3


This is a poem that I wrote - according to my IPod - 604 days ago, though it feels like just yesterday because a lot of the emotions still ring true. I guess that's because we are never truly done confessing to Him. We will always have things to bring to Him.


Proceed with Caution: this poem is not filled with pretty emotions, but it's honest. I was debating whether to post it or not, when the Holy Spirit nudged me and used someone in my life t...

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His Word = Everything

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (1)

For the past approximately two years, I've been a member of the SheReadsTruth community. In this season, we will be having a #SheSharesTruth every Friday.


This Friday, we've been given Joshua 1:8-9 to write on. 


Shall we dig in?


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Jonah - Angry at Grace

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (4)

For the past approximately two years, I've been a member of the SheReadsTruth community. In this season, we will be having a #SheSharesTruth every Friday.


This Friday, the passage of scripture that we've been given to write on is Jonah chapters 3 and 4. If y'all do...

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