The Path to Eternity

Wouldn’t it be WONDERFUL if everyone stopped hating, fighting, struggling to satisfy their own interests and looked to the Father for their care and protection while helping those around them with true respect and love.  Paradise, a place of eternal bliss.  We now know the difference between this and our reality,  thanks to Eve’s choice in the garden, but are you aware that God has provided a means by which to supersede the consequences (DEATH) of this choice?   Jesus is the Way just as the Path of Totality was the only way to see the full effects of the solar eclipse.

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On Monday, I wanted to get the BUZZ on why traffic was increased 3x in some states because of the solar event. This is what I found:

If you’re wondering why everyone is freaking out about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, it’s because this one is especially unique. While eclipses tend to happen somewhat frequently, Monday’s event marks the first time in nearly 100 years that people across the country will be able to see the total solar eclipse in its full glory — the path of totality stretches all the way from the west coast over to east. It’s a big deal for many, but can you see the solar eclipse if you’re not in the path of totality? The good news is that everyone will get a chance to experience the eclipse to at least some degree — but certain locations are definitely more ideal than others.

But wait, what does this “totality” nonsense even mean? It sounds somewhat apocalyptic, but it’s really just a word used to describe the phenomenon when the full moon’s shadow completely blocks out the sun, leaving only a fiery ring of the sun’s atmosphere (called the gossamer corona by science folks) visible in the sky. It usually only lasts for a few minutes, but it’s a pretty amazing thing to witness; unfortunately, though, this type of bulls-eye view is only going to be visible to people who happen to live along the eclipse’s direct path on Monday — aka the path of totality.

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I was impressed that we have the choice each day, that God grants us to stay here, to get IN THE PATH of His provision by turning our hearts away from the selfish ways of the world  toward Jesus and following His teaching.  Repent…turn away from evil and denounce it.  Only then can we hope to feel the full effects of the Path to Eternity (with a loving Father not eternally separated and tortured by our choices).

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SLAVERY HAS NEVER BEEN ABOLISHED!!!

Yes, That’s correct!!  chains

We are slaves by choice some to media, some to work, some to unhealthy relationships, food, anxiety, drugs, alcohol….the list is endless.  We were redeemed in blood by the God of Everlasting Love; however, we MUST CHOOSE to serve Him.  He is not looking for (and never has been since our creation some according to the Jewish calendar 5777 years ago or our current birthdays when He breathed our first breath into our lungs)  mindless followers.  He gave us FREE CHOICE and with it the consequences of those choices.  Then in His Infinite Mercy allowed a part of himself to become human and take the consequences eternally so that we could choose to enjoy freedom.

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”   Romans 8:1-2

We have the choice to return good for evil and love for hatred.  We have the choice to return peace for division because He grants us Peace beyond our understanding as we abide in Him.

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself, it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit, apart from me you can do nothing.””  John 15:4-5IMG_9103

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New Mercies for Today

This is an amazing encouragement each time I read a post I am empowered by the Spirit in which it was given.

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Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. | Lamentations 3:22-23

My Child, I am the Glory and the One who lifts your head. Even now My heart of compassion is being extended to you. My mercies are new every morning, and they never come to an end. Even in your weakness and in your times of struggle, My strength is being made perfect in you (2 Corinthians 12:9). Receive all that you have need of today, for a bruised wick and contrite spirit I will not deny (Isaiah 42:3).

Do not fret or fear the future, rather receive the grace that I offer you for today. Be assured that there will be new mercies every morning. I am calling you to trust Me and leave the future in My hands, having full confidence that I have…

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5 Signs You Haven’t Fully Healed from Narcissistic Abuse

This is a tremendous article. Many who encounter a narcissist for the first time are slow to recognize behavior. It can be a long struggle while the narcissist continues to isolate whenever possible. I found great truth in these 5 signs which cry out seek help to those who have not yet recognized the truth.

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By Eric Perry, PhD-c


“Narcissistic people are always struggling with the fact that the rest of the world doesn’t revolve around them.” ~Unknown

It is common for individuals who experience narcissistic abuse to suffer in silence or not even know that they are being abused. Because narcissists are master manipulators, they can be very difficult to spot. Narcissist abuse syndrome is a term used by mental health professionals to describe individuals who have been victimized to the extent that long-term negative effects may seem insurmountable to the victim. Before we can heal, we must identify the signs telling us that healing must be a priority. Here are some of those signs.

1. Trusting again seems impossible
If you are experiencing the effects of narcissistic abuse, chances are you find it difficult to trust others and maybe even yourself. Let’s not assume that the world is a safe and harmonious place…

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Desperately Hopeful

Oh Wonderful Readers!!  There are soo many encouraging articles, statements, and affirmations out there to cling to!  I am exhausted at looking at my circumstances or situations.  These are things over which I don’t have control.

 I must face up to my problems and not hide from them.

For many years, I did not look at myself or examine my feelings or what depression was doing to me. I would, in fact, refuse to do so, but I now realize that I must do the exact opposite of this. I have to inspect my negative thoughts and ask myself what I WANT to do and what direction I must take. Just what are motives and where do they come from? Are thoughts trying to control me, dominate me, or coerce me into doing something that will harm me or others? If they are not helping me, then they are not what I want or need and I should reject them but first I must recognize each thought and its dominion. Some thoughts are not there for my own good but are simply put there at my expense to lure me into believing LIES. Equally, I believe (and songs have been written) that we know WHAT we should do but feel weak and unable to overcome the negative thoughts.

PRAISE ADONAI our Lord of Lords, who gives us strength as we ask and believe.  Even belief if we feel weak in our faith.

I am NOT my faults,my virtues, nor my past choices; I can choose my path today!

The Jehovah Shalom does not condemn me.  I now know the truth: the negative thoughts that have dominated my behavior are not who I really am, so I can face these thoughts and call them out as the lies that they are. I can see that they try to control me and to harm me, but I don’t have to let them.

So just as I am not my faults, virtues, or past choices. I am not my depression. What is bringing me down is something from outside that is trying to affect the thoughts and feelings that I have.  God knows that thoughts lead to feelings and feelings to actions, so He calls us to heal our thoughts first.

Depression does not come from within me, so it CANNOT define me.  Understanding this puts depression on the outside and FREES me to think of myself as someone whom Jehovah Raah loves and treasures. 

Depression is temporary; love is permanent.

Depression is a parasite. It feeds from me, leaving me debilitated,  literally unable to move or to respond to others. Love is the opposite of depression: it is selfless. Love feeds me, is always there, and all I must do is reach out for it.  Depression can only survive if I allow it do so.  TRUTH- there is so much beyond depression, my thoughts guide my actions.  I do NOT want to be RULED by my emotions but I want to enjoy LIFE BY RULING my emotions in a positive way.

Love is our life..it is what we were created for.  Not physical love but inner, deeper love.  Truly self sacrificing love.

Some Thoughts contributed by Peter King, PhD

more to come….

Unshakable Peace

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It is crazy to think about my life just one year ago. It seems crazy to grasp the concept of unshakable peace when the world around us is constantly going. I have allowed myself to be consumed by the busyness of the world and just accept it as a way of life. After all, if I am not busy, I am not being productive, right? So I thought.

In just the past six months, after I began praying and reading the Prayer of Jabez my life has never been the same. God has been expanding my territory in every aspect of my life propelling me to live outside my comfort zone and trust in HIM on all fronts. It has been an AMAZING ride and I wake up every day excited to see what I will learn and the miracles that will unfold in my life and in the lives…

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