Archive | January 2015

Feel Good, Bad things

Revisiting the oh it feels so good, but oh it’s so BAD thing 🙂
How many of these do you have????

a Word with Mindy

Feel Good, Bad Things

Hey to all of you out there, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing!  I hope you are having an excellent day!
I just have to tell you – Wow – have I just been renewed, re-energized, and pumped!!  Let me back up a little and provide you some background info.
Have you ever had one of those times when you do something that you know you shouldn’t do, but temptation just gets the best of you and for a few moments you give in?  And oh my, for that few moments, it feels really good?  And you’re glad you’re doing it.  But…wait a minute…
… what’s that feeling? Uh-oh, guilt!  Yikes! You quickly shut the guilt feeling out and continue the feeling good, bad thing.  Oh yeah.
…then the guilt jumps up again and takes a bite.
Ouch…that hurt – it took a little of the…

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Opportunities In Trials

This post, Opportunities In Trials, written by Bill, on his blog, Unshakable Hope, is encouraging, uplifting, and right on the spot! Bill has had ALS for 18 years and is now paralyzed, yet holds an unshakable hope and faith and “ministers” to all with his hope-filled words. Worth reblogging a hundred times!!!

Unshakable Hope

In the midst of a trial, the greatest temptation we face is to hunker down and wait for the storm to pass. I don’t believe this is ever God’s will.

We tend to view trials as a kind of imprisonment, thinking our life is on hold until the day we’re released from the grip of the life challenge. ALS has made me a virtual prisoner of my own body for the last 18 years. It has been a very cruel warden. But I look around me and see other people fighting illness or trying to overcome addictions, depression, abuse, debt and so many other cruel masters.

We must continue to hope and pray for freedom from whatever is trying to “holdus,” and we should do everything in our power to move toward that goal. But, in the meantime, we should look for opportunities for God to use…

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#Goodness

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Psalm 139:13-14

             Because I believe and know this deeply within my heart – that I am fearfully and wonderfully made – I also know that I am ok; I have good in me; my body, my soul, my spirit – all that makes up who I inherently am – is good, is right, is wonderful.  The very basis for who I am is good, right, and wonderful.  Because I was made – I was created that way, from the beginning, and with love.  By You. Baby Tommy for Blog

 “I have loved you with an everlasting love;

Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

 Jeremiah 31:3

             I will dwell on this, I will recite this, I will ingrain this FACT, this knowledge into my brain, my heart, into the whole fabric that is me.  Until I believe wholeheartedly, with all of my heart, soul, and spirit, without hesitation, that I was in the very beginning – good!  My basis is GOOD! (Not bad, wrong, off, by mistake, flawed, evil, in error, etc.)

             And if my BASIS is good, no matter the circumstances of my conception and/or birth, if my beginning is GOOD, then I can always go back to that beginning good.  I can always choose to tap back into that good that has always been there inside of me since the beginning.  I can claim it and drag it out!  Yep, I can drag it out, pour it over my head and let it wash all down and over me, washing off all the years of grit and grime I have wallowed and covered myself in! Oh yes I can!

             No matter what I have done, no matter how unloved, unworthy, or unlovable I am feeling, I can go back – back to that good.  I can dress myself in that good.  I can walk in that good.  I can make that beginning good in me a real thing – once again.  And again.  And again.  I can allow that goodness within me to take over my mind, my heart, my body – covering over all the hurt, the betrayal, the negative.  I can allow it to mend, to heal, to relieve all the regret, the brokenness, the pain.  I can allow myself to feel that goodness within me!  I can become that goodness in me – I can BE  that GOODNESS – again!  Yes, once AGAIN 

 I CAN!

YOU can!!

Just #Believe

           …#Believe you have that goodness within you and that it’s been there since the day of your conception! Go look for it –dig down in there if you have to – find it! Take it out, dust it off and put it on!  Yay!!!  And then #Commit to allowing #goodness, #love, and #mercy into your heart, allowing them to reign over all else in your life.  #Commit to being and doing #good for yourself.  #Commit to being and doing good for others.  #Commit to #love, patterned after the #greatestlovestoryofall

 And if you don’t know what this love is, here are some fun explanations:  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+13&version=MSG

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+13&version=NASB

            This is what’s on my mind and heart today.  As I did this morning, I hope you will too, take this truth and push it deeply within your heart and soul, soothing your scarred and torn self-worth and shoring up your strength to start each day with GOOD!  Because you were intended for this!

 #Peace and #Goodness to you ❤

 If you don’t know what the #greatestlovestoryofall is, you can find out here: https://www.biblegateway.com/

           If you don’t believe this man is who this book says he is, then try to see it this way: the story of him, his life, and his love is still a perfect template to trace and model in our own lives.

 Here’s to living out #Goodness in 2015!

#Commit to #goodness, #love, and #mercy, allowing them to reign over all else in your life. #Commit to a #love patterned after the #greatestlovestoryofalltime.