Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Don't Take It Personal" by Monica

I often write lyrics under the video, but not this time. This song is just what I have going through these past few days.  I am and have grown tired of the daily grind.  Now that I am back, I realize that if I wish to accomplish something, then I just have to do just that, push through it.  Sometimes, it takes pushing through pain to accomplish something.  I hate pain as I don't have such a high thresh hold but sometimes even I have to go through pain.  It makes all of us stronger, whether it is physical, mental, or emotional.  I have been exhausted lately.  That is something that I need to learn  to fix or at least deal with.  It's life. Deal with it.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

At the moment,

At the moment, I am taking a break.  I hope to make another entry tomorrow.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Being bored and feeling down

I am right now just bored.  Lately, I have found myself bored.  It is quite depressing to be bored.  It is even quite depressing when all I ever do is to complain.  Help me, Lord, to count all my blessings.

Friday, June 23, 2017

"Speak To Me" by Kari Jobe

There isn't a Kari Jobe song that I don't listen to.  No matter how stressed I am, this song puts things in perspective.  All of her songs do that for me.  There aren't many songs that I have listened to today, so you have to excuse me if I have come upon this song so late.  It is as if I am always the last to know some things, if not all things.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Just stressed

As I am writing right now, I was thinking about always what to do.  I seem to have proven others right.  I got my feelings hurt, but they are right.  However, I have gotten lazy when it comes to my health.  I have a lot to do it seems.  One goal as a time means that I don't have to do everything at once.  I have a lot of issues running through my mind.  Well, it seems that way.  I have exercise, a healthy diet,spending time with and obeying the Lord, etc.  It seems that a woman's work is never done.  So, where do I begin?  Then there is my physical, mental, and my emotional health.  I realize that life isn't always easy.  It is a lot of pressure that I put on myself.  I need to first relax.  Now that is what I call a first step.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

"Say Yes to the Dress"

Right now, I am watching "Say Yes to the Dress".  I don't know why, but I just love it.  It is the type of show I or anyone else can watch whether it is in the morning, or right now, in the evening.  It is a good show because I find it interesting.  I guess it is because I don't find the show mean-spirited or exploitative.  I admit that it is not everyone's cup of tea, but it is actually better than a lot of shows out there.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Five minutes to peace

I guess there isn't much to write much about.  Well, at least my mind is calm.  I feel so much better.  I don't know what has been going on with me, but it feels good to actually rest.  Even if it was for five minutes, a little rest wouldn't hurt.  Five minutes is not enough time for a dream.  I wish it were.  Right now, I am at peace.  I actually, I feel I am at some much needed rest.  I am calm.  I am thankful.  I feel blessed.  I haven't had that in a while.  It is as if all is right with the world calm.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

You Must Be Born Again

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him,

“How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Black Love Matters

 The feel of your beautiful brown skin sliding against mine;
it's oh so good and super fine.
My fingers touching along juicy places;
Slipping and pumping in secret spaces.

You feel me baby, I know you do;
That sensual rhythm that's me and you.

This is why you have to know,
Being with you...feels right,
its home.

Black Sensual Love Poems by KYB

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"I Will Rest in You" by Jaci Velasquez

Lord, I'm in the dark,
Seems to me the line is dead when I come calling.
No one there, the sky is falling;
Lord, I need to know.
My mind is playing games again,
You're right where You have always been.
Take me back to You,
The place that I once knew as a little child;
Constantly the eyes of God watched over me.
Oh, I want to be
In the place that I once knew as a little child,
Fall into the bed of faith prepared for me.
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You.
Tell me I'm a fool,
Tell me that You love me for the fool I am,
[And*] comfort me like only You can,
And tell me there's a place
Where I can feel Your breath
Like sweet caresses on my face again.
Take me back to You,
The place that I once knew as a little child;
Constantly the eyes of God watched over me.
Oh, I want to be
In the place that I once knew as a little child,
Fall into the bed of faith prepared for me.
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You.
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You.
La la la la You.
La la la la la.
La la la la la-ah.
(You, ) You la la la la You.
La la la la la-ah. (You.)
Take me back to You.
The place that I once knew as a little child;
Constantly the eyes of God watched over me
Oh, I want to be
In the place that I once knew as a little child,
Fall into the bed of faith prepared for me.
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You.
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You,
I will rest in You.
Oh, la la la la la
I will rest in You.
(I) I will rest in You. (in You)
I will rest in You. (Sweet caresses)
I will rest in You.
I will rest in You.
(So take me back to You)
I will rest in You (I, I)
I will rest in You.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How to Take More Action: 9 Powerful Tips by Henrik Edberg

How to Take More Action: 9 Powerful Tips

 “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Leonardo Da Vinci
To get things done you need to take action. Things seldom happen on their own.
But taking action can be difficult and hard. And so it’s easy to wind up in Lazyville or Procrastinationland a lot. How can you break out of such behaviour and develop a behaviour of taking more action?
Here are 10 tips that you’ll hopefully find useful.

1. Reconnect with the present moment.
This will help you snap out of over thinking and just go and do whatever you want to get done.
This is probably the best tip I have found so far for taking more action since it puts you in a state where you feel little emotional resistance to the work you’ll do. And it puts you in state where the right actions often just seem to flow out of you in a focused but relaxed way and without much effort.
One of the simplest ways to connect with the present moment is just to keep your focus on you breathing for a minute or two. Check out 7 more tips in 8 Ways to Return to the Present Moment.

2. Be accountable to others.
If you tell a bunch of people that you are going to do something then it will be hard to not do it. You don’t want to disappoint them. Or have to face up to them the next time you meet.
If you have a hard time getting going with something get some support. If you for instance workout, do it with a friend to motivate each other to take action – and actually go to the gym – when motivation runs low. Motivating each other and bringing enthusiasm when one of you is feeling low can really help to develop consistency and useful habits.
Think about how you can involve others to help all of you to take more action.
This tip works well. But it can put you in situation where you take action to avoid pain, to avoid judgement. And it can help you create pressure within yourself. Such a state may not always be the best one to be in to take action and perform well. One way to lessen such problems is to use this tip and then when you are about to take action you reconnect with the present moment to quiet negativity within yourself.

3. Be accountable to yourself.
In the long run a more consistent and perhaps healthier way to develop a habit of taking more action is to answer to yourself instead of others. To set your own standards and principles for how you will behave.
The problem with this one is that you are likely to cheat on yourself and rationalize how you don’t need to take action or follow your principles. When the social pressure of having to answer to others isn’t there it’s easy to slip and fall into laziness or procrastination.
But over time you can become more and more consistent with acting according to your own standards. I believe that one of the keys to develop this kind of thinking is to get off a dependence on external validation and be more internally validated. You can read more about that at # 8 in 9 Great Ways to Make Yourself Absolutely Miserable.
If you can develop accountability to your own standards then it can be more consistent than the one you get from relying on being accountable to others. It comes from within so it doesn’t have to rely on other, outer circumstances that may fluctuate.
It is also very useful to help you feel good about yourself and to help you grow. If you rely on being accountable to others and their validation then you may grow but also feel confined by what others expect from you. If you are accountable to yourself then you set your limits wherever you want them.

4. Lighten up.
One way to dissuade yourself from taking action is to take whatever you are about to do too seriously. That makes it feel too big, too difficult and too scary. If you on the other hand relax a bit and lighten up you often realize that those problems and negative feelings are just something you are creating in your own mind. With a lighter state of mind your tasks seems lighter and becomes easier to get started with. Have a look at Lighten Up! for more on this topic

Tips 5-9 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

My situation about no longer being stuck in the past

Here is my situation.
I have been stuck in the past so long, that I don't know where to begin. I am at an age where I have found myself regretting the things that I did when I was younger. Now, I would like your advice on this. I am a different person now. I am in my 40s now. I became a Christian in my late teens and there have been times I have regretted making some foolish decision that I felt have led me to the position where I am at now. I am now seeing a counselor and all, but I wonder if secular counseling is right for me. It took a long talk with God to realize that I need to live in the present moment, but what do I need to do? I have no idea where to put my foot forward. I have no idea what I want to do with the rest of my life. If this were your situation, regardless of your age, where would you begin?