#Oncegay. Still queer. 🙌🏻🏳️🌈✨Lord Jesus I wasted so many aching days praying for God to fix something that was never broken. Lord Jesus save this next generation of queer kids from that heartbreak. 🌈 There are so many things that break my heart about reparative therapy and the push for “mixed orientation marriages” (convincing gay folks to marry straight folks) - but the one that breaks my heart the most is that it is such a huge and heartbreaking waste of energy. Sacred, holy energy that God has given us to love our neighbor, heal the world, fight sin in our lives, live generously and kindly, loving mercy and doing justice and walking humbly. When we focus all this laser energy into being “less gay,” our souls crumple up into paranoid self-focus, self-hatred, obsessive sin-hunting in ourselves. We have so much to give the world, so many gifts and joys and SELF to offer! When these corrupt churches like Bethel convince these beautiful queer kids to hate themselves into “straightness”, we lose a whole generation of Gospel workers and light bringers and justice fighters. We need you too much, you lovely gorgeous creative souls. We need you so badly, just as you are! // And if you are one of those folks who is struggling and wonderful and longing to find a way to love Jesus and Scripture and be queer but is scared of the “slippery slope” - I’ve been there, we’ve all been there. Check out @emmykegler’s wonderful site, queergrace.com, for resources, books, and articles about how to be #faithfullyLGBT. This is a long journey but you don’t have to it alone. You are Beloved. You are made just exactly right. #gaychristian#queerchristian#progressivechristian#changedmovement#progressivechristian#lgbt#lgbtq#gay#queer#lesbian#bisexual#exgay#exgays#jesus#god#christian#faith#prayer#hope#prayer#worship#scripture#freedominchrist#jesuschrist
There’s just something about sitting and walking barefoot in the grass🥰 Being low to the ground. The way the grass feels on my feet. The purity of it. The simplest of things but the best of things. These kinds of moments give me perspective and flood my heart with joy and goodness. There’s just nothing like it, is there? God cares about the big things and the small things. He knows just what your heart and mind needs to rest, refocus, and to enjoy the moment. I pray you find pleasure in something simple, pure, and quiet today. The world buzzes around but Child of God, He’s got something different for you - a divine, fulfilling, sweet life with these kinds of moments that transcends all the hustle and bustle. Where time stops and nothing else is important but you and Him and that moment. He knows they matter. It’s soothes the soul and puts childlike wonder in your heart. So kick off your shoes today. Walk around In the grass. God gave that moment to you just for you. Enjoy it! Freya and I sure did🙌🏼☺️•
I remember walking into my therapist's office last year, and when I heard the words "Anxiety," I immediately thought...no way...I don't struggle with anxiety! As you can see, I don't have any problems with pride! 🙈But after looking at my symptoms, looking at my life, I don't remember a time where anxiety was NOT present! And for months and hours, and tears and crying out to God, and tons of therapy, I finally got to a place where I felt I could LIVE in peace! ·
And then, we sent our children to school for the very first time this week! And do you know what happened? That anxiety crept right back in! That fear crept right back in! The lies of the enemy crept right back in, and I needed to tell it to go back to where it came from! And you can too! The enemy hits us where he knows we have struggled! You know those areas! Those struggle points! He hits us because it worked for him in the past to Target your "weak points." Or what he feels are weak points! ·
But can I share something with you, you have power in Jesus name! You have victory in Jesus name! You do not have to live in fear and anxiety any more! The victory is yours! Yes if you need to see a therapist, do it! Yes if you need meds to manage, absolutely! I am not taking away from the severity of anxiety! BUT please know anxiety is not the end! God has more for you friend! And it starts today! It starts with saying no to partnering with fear! It starts with breaking up with the lies from the enemy and saying NO MORE! You have to flee! And guess what, with GOD IT IS possible!
Start today friend! ·
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♾NEW BLOGPOST: AUGEN ZU, BLICK NACH INNEN UND DURCH!♾ „Es gibt Zeiten im Leben, in denen die Dinge nicht grad so laufen, wie wir sie uns wünschen. Diese „Dinge“ können als Probleme angesehen werden oder einfach als eine Herausforderung, die es zu meistern gilt. Glaub‘ mir, jeder von uns hat die Lösungen und Antworten in sich selbst. Wir haben alle eine Intuition, einen inneren Wegweiser, der uns den richtigen Weg zeigt. Der uns führt. Manche nennen diesen inneren Hüter auch Universum, Allweisheit, Gott usw. Im Grunde genommen ist es egal, wie Du diese Kraft, die auch Dir innewohnt, nennst. Wichtig ist einzig und allein die Tatsache, dass sie auch in Dir wirkt und dass Du die einzig richtigen Lösungen und Antworten erst dann findest, wenn Du Deine Augen schließt, den Blick nach INNEN richtest und da durch gehst. So findest Du den Zugang zu Deiner inneren Weisheit.
Du bist der Ozean. Der tiefe, stille, kraftvolle Ozean. Die Wellen, die an der Oberfläche strömen, können zwar stark und wild sein - keine Frage. Doch der Sturm, der von „außen“ kommt und diese stürmischen Wellen auf der Wasseroberfläche verursacht, können dem Ozean IN DER TIEFE nichts anhaben! Gar nichts!“ Ich freue mich, wenn Dir meine Gedanken Kraft schenken und Dich auf Deinem Weg stärken. Noch mehr Push und Inspiration findest Du im vollständigen heutigen Blogeintrag auf meinem Blog [Link in Bio!]. Ich teile dort meine Erkenntnisse und alles, was ich je irgendwo aufgeschnappt, gelernt und angewendet habe. Wenn ich mich selbst heilen und für mein Wohl sorgen kann, dann kannst Du es auch. Vertraue auf Dich selbst.
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I’ve been reading Back Roads to Belonging by @kristenstrong this morning (GREAT read btw), and I remembered giving the introduction last year at our women’s gathering at church. The word God laid on my heart then was just as applicable to my life as it is now.
We are daughters of the One True King - princesses, if you will. I was thinking today about what princesses DON’T do.
A princess doesn’t worry about where she will sit or whether there will be a place at the table. She sits exactly in the place designated for her.
She doesn’t bother with trying to “fit in.” She was groomed for this position - royalty. •
She doesn’t try to sit at all the tables in the room, or lament the ones she wasn’t invited to. She sits at her table, completely content to converse with whomever has also been placed at her table.
A good princess is kind, merciful, and giving, but strong in her position - she walks with her head held high.
If you’ve accepted your position as God’s beloved daughter, then you, beautiful friend, are just where and who you should be. You won’t be invited to all the tables - or even feel at home everywhere you’ve been placed - but you can feel at home in YOU, knowing that you are who your Father created you to be. •
Through each experience you’ve walked through - every heartache and celebration - He has prepared you for where you are. Walk into the room with Him, knowing He will guide you to just the right table with YOUR people, and until You get there (and even when you’ve arrived), He will always be with you.
When you look in the mirror what do you see?
Can you see your soul or just what you see externally 💭
Obviouslyyyy , I’m getting deep , That’s just me , Im just challenging you mentally 🧠 •
I used to be so hidden behind style and fashion , people would know me mainly for the things I would wear and how I would present myself.
When I looked in the mirror these where the main things I saw , Until I went through a bit of a process and the Lord started to show me that my power comes from within , who I am is not what I wear , what I wear is only an expression of who I am.
Looking within can cause you to face parts of yourself you have been hiding from and it’s easier to cover yourself up behind a load of make up and a big fur coat that makes you feel good..
But behind all of that is your soul and spirit ( Which can become so neglected when you only spend time glorifying your physical appearance ) .
I’m challenging you today to look deeper , You are more than what you see with your physical eyes 👁
Please follow the link in my bio to check out my latest vlog where we can talk further on this topic 💕 - CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MIRROR .
Um olhar e um pensar sobre o futuro de maneira sadia, é fundamental para um presente produtivo e com excelentes resultados.
Uma vez que você planeja o que realmente deseja pra sua vida, tudo em sua volta passa a ter um sentido diferente, o que pode ser um ganho passageiro pode se tornar um prejuízo irreparável. Portanto pense bem sobre o seu futuro.
Absolutely love this ❤️❤️❤️ I know I am guilty of this, anyone else 🙋♀️. Rest assured, God has a plan for you. He has given us each individual gifts and callings. We don’t need to try & fit into a certain mold or be what the world wants us to be 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #wednesdaywisdom
Recently my son shiva got ill, he is 18 months old and he is very naughty - full day is on for dhamal and masti,
But due to heavy fever and season change, he was feeling very tiresome and lazy.
Obviously as parents we were worried and tensed so immediately we took him to doctor uncle, as we can’t see him sitting ideally like that.
Doctor said that there is high fever and some virus is there, better two days you don’t give him ANY MILK or any of its products.
Now that was a great dilemma - because in the morning the first thing that Shiva wants/needs is MILK and without it he will cry like a hell, and obviously we can’t even see him crying and shouting like anything that too in the morning.
So the first day, we got a little carried away with his cry- and gave him milk.
He was very happy, as after full of struggle he got what he want- but we forgot doctors advise in blind love for our child and due to that fever was not going down!! Such a dilemma -
If we give milk, fever will not come down,
If we don’t, because of his habit and need he will cry like a mad, which we can’t see.
On one side there is a long term gain, he will be out of danger, and get well soon but in that there is short term pain-seeing him cry.
On other side there is a short term gain, we don’t have to see him cry as we keep on giving milk as he wants but long term pain, he may get more ill.
What you will do? What’s ideal to do in such scenario? . . . .
Yes, we did what was necessary, we did not give him a single drop of milk for next 3 days, he will cry like a mad boy, do everything in his power to have the milk, as for the first time in 18 months he did not get milk,
Read the full story and learnings out of it - on my blog.
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Community has been one of the hardest concepts for me to grasp.
I’ve always had a community, but there were times that I realized that it was not so healthy for me. There was a time where I felt drained, rejected, alone, broken, and just over all just really dysfunctional.
It wasn’t until the Lord took me on my healing journey that I was able to understand the true purpose of a community. Even though I experienced a lot of pain within communities, I understand that healing is also found in communities.
If you have ever experienced a negative impact within a community, but believe In the power of healing within community which gives clarity, Comment below “ God has a community for me”.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”Hebrews 4:12-13 NIV
Grand rising family.
What does yours self talk consist of?
Are you speaking life or death unto yourself?
You have the ability to be, do and have anything you want in life. The chances of getting what you want in life depends on your thought patterns.
You can create the life you desire.
You can do that by deliberately speaking(affirming )the things you want for yourself.
Having faith in yourself and opening yourself up to the Divine Father to use you. Following up with action and discipline all your dreams can come true.
Be aware of your self talk.
Reflections on Chapter - 2, Verse (103-105): https://quran.com/2
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“I initially got involved [in prison ministry] on a medical mission. But after becoming involved, I felt a great need not only to bring health to people in prison, but also to show them what we have received by grace. And that is what we are doing—giving by grace what we, by grace, have received.”
– Dra. Luz Rojas, Crossroads Dominican Republic Director