The Snake & Tainted Tongues: Gossiping

“But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17). “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made.” And the serpent [gossiped] and said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:1, 4). As you see from the serpent’s intentional misrepresentation of Genesis 2:17, words [changing one word] could be devastating.

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My Life With Impactful Christian Women

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste [not chased], keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” –Titus 2:3-5

I was asked why do I hang out with older women. I did it in Montgomery, Alabama, and I am still doing it in Gainesville, Florida. My response is the women pictured in this blog have a wealth of history, knowledge and wisdom who willingly share it with me. Their obedience to Titus 2:3-5 is commendable and beneficial to my life—spiritual and personal. I am thankful for opportunities to visit, talk, sing, pray and dine with these women to hear their fascinating stories. Lord willing, in 2020, I plan to continue ingesting their wisdom. Sometimes, when they are reminiscing, I sit and observe how their clothing, behavior, speech and even their body language are all in obedience to God’s word.

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Dehydrated! Who? Me?

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” –John 7:37-38

Have you ever experienced physical dehydration? If so, I have no doubt you took steps to hydrate your body. Physical dehydration is a harmful reduction in the amount of water in the body that occurs when much fluid has been lost, and not replenished, and the body can no longer function normally. It takes a toll on one’s body if immediate action is not taken. If you read my blog titled “Red Sea Experience,” you know I have Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage 2. Therefore, hydration is crucial.

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Lover of My Soul

“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” –Psalm 18:2

How often should one perform self-examination to ensure they are in the faith? Do you believe your journey is approved by GOD? Do you believe we are in a war for our soul? I do!

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It Is My Story To Share If I Choose To!

Have you ever heard, or said to someone, “It’s my story and I will share if I want to?” Have others ever invaded your personal boundaries by evoking interest in your story before you decided to share it with them? How do you handle people’s intrusiveness?

I recently saw a Facebook post that got my attention because I once struggled with it too. The post read “LEARN TO BE OKAY WITH PEOPLE NOT KNOWING YOUR STORY. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO PROVE TO ANYONE.”

I had to learn it is okay with others not knowing my story. Why? I shared general information with people whom I truly believed were my friends until they shared negative versions of what I said. It was then, I became leery of our friendship and decided it was time to protect my emotional, physical and spiritual boundaries.

Struggling or concerning yourself with opinions of others is a waste of intellectual energy. –Tangie T. Woods

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