Increase your Faith! Release & Exchange

Do you ever feel like you need to protect yourself from someone’s negativity? How about when someone hurts your feelings and you try to talk with them about it, but they don’t see it the same way? How about when your attempts at reconciliation are met with resistance?

What do we do? If you are like me, maybe you retreat and hope for the best. It’s hard to trust people when you have been stabbed in the back, talked about, avoided because you follow God, had authority misused against you, and been mistreated.

I believe the Holy Spirit led me to share this vulnerable part of my life in order to help others grow. I’m praying it helps someone.

Now, I have moved on from those hurts. I am kind, I forgive, and I don’t dwell on these things. They’re not in the forefront of my mind. But they have taken up space in my heart! Thus, I simply retreat. I even found myself neglecting prayer, which is unlike me.

This summer, God revealed some things I needed to...

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Facebook Shakedown! Opinions—Everybody's Got 'Em

We’ve all seen people use Facebook as an outlet to share their opinion. They may air out their dirty laundry, thinking they’re being “real”. Some may express depressing thoughts, hoping to gain sympathy from their followers. Others may put forth a negative agenda of some sort to stir the pot or attract attention. How about the political meltdowns we have seen! Oy vey!

Here is why I tend not to post opinions or comments:

  1. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It doesn't mean they’re right, but they do have a right. Why do we all get up in arms over things we don’t agree with? Most people are not right or wrong, they just think differently. And that’s OK.
  2. Why do we post within our friend group as if to persuade people to think like us, and stir up strife for those we claim to love who happen to disagree with our mindset?
  3. We speak love in one post, and spew hate in the next.
  4. What message do we want to share with our Facebook friends?...
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