Gratefulness

Gratefulness. “For who do you know that really knows you, knows your heart? And even if they did, is there anything they would discover in you that you could take credit for? Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all you need. […]

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness. Forgiving is one of those actions that you know is good for you, but hard to do. It’s like self-care. Actually, It is self-care. See unforgiveness only clouds our judgment, plants bitter roots in our heart, and drags down our spirit. Hebrews 12:15 states ” See to it that no one fails to obtain […]

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Wisdom

Wisdom. The definition of wisdom is “having experience, knowledge, and good judgment.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a characteristic I would love to have. Proverbs 9:10 explains that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” The verse has given […]

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Determination

Determination. This word is actually on my goals’ list for this year. I want to remain determined to be consistent with God, praying, blogging, and school. It is also an excellent characteristic to review since this blog is late. I know I am not the only one who makes goals, some that are simple to […]

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Contentment

Contentment. Content is one of those words that can have both a positive and negative connotation. Today, I want to speak about the positivity in contentment. See contentment does not mean that you are stifling yourself or that you are not willing to grow. Contentment means “a state of happiness and satisfaction.” I take contentment […]

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Availability

Availability. It is something that is very limited in many of our lives. It is sad that we barely find time to eat between activities. So thinking about exercise and self-care fall to the bottom of a long list. For many, there is limited if any time to spend with God because we are so […]

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Alertness

Alertness. Have you ever been walking while thinking about something, and you almost run into somebody? This scenario is an example of not being alert. You are aware of the thoughts of your mind, but you are not alert to the things that are occurring around you. This lack of external awareness can put you […]

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Gentleness

Gentleness. I have always disliked constant abrasiveness. Some would see that as a sign of “weakness”; however, I see it as turning away from the unnecessary. Yes, sometimes the dirt and scum are so built up in the pot that you have to use something firmer to clean it out, but if you use something […]

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Goodness

Goodness. The chaos around us can be so consuming and dark. However, there is one thing we can count on, God’s goodness. Psalm 27:13-14 MSG states ” I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with God!” This verse is […]

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Self-Control

Self-control. Having self-control is hard at times. I think what makes it so hard is that a lot of times we react subconsciously only thinking about what we have done after the consequences occur. We do not have to live our lives this way. We can wake up daily choosing to respond to our spirit […]

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