Personal Blog

Love is a Verb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is the perfect day to ask yourself, what is my definition of love? If you asked me this eight years ago when I first fell in love my answer would have been different than my answer today, however I have learned many lessons the past eight years. I’ve learned communication is key in any relationship, as well as, quality time, and making your spouse a top priority. Romantic relationships and marriages are not the product of each of you giving fifty percent. Both parties must give one hundred percent. Most importantly, love is a physical task, not a simple emotion.

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Love is a verb, not a noun

My blog today is written by Jeremy and Audrey Roloff from Beating 50 Percent. Take a look at their thoughts revolving around the biblical meaning of love. I couldn’t agree more!

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Books

Choosing Your Devotional

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means its time to shop for a brand new, freshly printed, unmarked devotional. How exciting!

There are too many different devotionals on the market. How do you pick one? It depends on what you’re looking for. What are your specific needs? I’ve listed a few things  to search for when shopping for the perfect devotional.

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Books

Book of the Month: FERVENT

I purchased this book at least four months ago, but I never took the time to open it and really dive in. After a massive wake up call a few weeks ago, with my life spiraling out of control, I decided it was time to pick it up again, and I’m extremely grateful I did! Wow, Priscilla writes exactly what I’m thinking and precisely what I need to hear. The enemy is against you, and it’s not who you think it is.

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Priscilla Shirer

New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer, widely known for her international speaking, teaching, and writing ministries, brings her new role from the 2015 film War Room into the real lives of today’s women, addressing the topics that affect them most: renewing their passion, refocusing their identity, negotiating family strife, dealing with relentless regrets, navigating impossible schedules, succeeding against temptation, weathering their worst fears, uprooting bitterness, and more. Each chapter exposes the enemy’s cruel, crafty intentions in all kinds of these areas, then equips and encourages you to write out your own personalized prayer strategies on tear-out sheets you can post and pray over yourself and your loved ones on a regular basis.

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Monday Motivations

The Highway to Happiness

The big question of the day is: Are you happy? I complied a list of questions to help you answer this. After reading the inquiry only you can determine weather you have truly lived at all. Look no further and discover the pure meaning behind an authentic, happy, life.

I’ve filled in my own answers to these questions below.

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Books

Book of the Month: Angels Walking

For this months book I decided to read a genre I’ve never read before, christian fiction. After researching a few Christian authors, I chose Karen Kingsbury. I didn’t have a specific title in mind, but I knew Ollie’s Bargain Outlet sells books really cheap. I wanted to check out their selection first, before looking anywhere else. It was my lucky day! I was able to find several Kingsbury novels. At first glance, I spotted Chasing Sunsets. I read a summary on the back page, and learned it was book two from a three part series. After searching through several stacks of books for over fifteen minutes, I eventually found book three, Brush of Wings. Both hardcovers for $3.99 each! I was unable to locate the first book in the series, Angels Walking, but no problem. I found a copy on E-bay.

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Poems

My Lungs Are Made For Breathing

I was lying in bed a few nights ago, when a random idea managed to make its way through my tunnel of thoughts. My mind wanders a lot before bedtime. Sometimes of memories, books I’ve read, shows I’ve watched, or what I want to eat the next day. I seem to always formulate my best concepts during the early hours of the morning. I’m a night owl.

That particular night I was disappointed at my myself for disposing a poem I wrote a few years ago. I thought it was lousily written, so I crumbled it, and tossed it away, over a year ago. I sat in bed, staring at the wall, desperately trying to remember what I had written. All I managed to recall was that it was about breathing with new lungs. I sighed heavily, thinking, Oh well, I can write a new poem. Then, suddenly I came up with the title, my lungs are made for breathing. Anyone who suffers from cystic fibrosis knows our lungs simply suck at being lungs. Our lungs are definitely not made for breathing well, but new transplanted lungs is a different story.

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