Anointed Courage

Encouraging Words from Lessons Learned

Month: October 2015 (page 1 of 4)

Days #59-70

Migrating from WordPress to a self hosted site, has been hard. WordPress is like a bad break up, they are ex that doesn’t want to return your things.

Life has not been easy this last month. Changes in my age, my employment, family issues…I want life to slow down and just be peaceful. It gets really difficult.  Thankfully God is bigger than all of these issues....   Continue Reading

Gossip…Loose lips sink ships

“But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness and their talk will spread like gangrene…” 2 Timothy 2:16-17

 

Gossip…I cringe when I hear that word, but I have gossiped with the best of them.  I have gossiped about people who I know, loved and hated.  I have read my fair share of gossip columns or watched entertainment shows about celebrities.  Who doesn’t want to get the dirt on someone?  It is our selfish nature to compete and feel better about ourselves.  But when you are on the receiving end of it, it is devastating and hurtful....   Continue Reading

Be gentle (with yourself)

“And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39

 

We have heard these verses quoted and hopefully take them to heart and practice them daily.  We are to put God first and love our neighbors. I do look at the last verse differently now.  I have come to realize that when you love your neighbor as yourself, you are supposed to have love for yourself too.  Not a distorted love, that is selfish.  It is a love that is gentle and not critical.  I have lived my life as my own worst enemy.  Shame could have been my middle name....   Continue Reading

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