Re-branded love

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I was one of those people who had the words stupid and worthless seared into my soul at a young age. But God came in and like a laser of love re-branded me‪#‎beloved‬ ‪#‎Mine‬ ‪#‎Loved‬ ‪#‎Accepted‬

What an awesome, healing, loving God we have!!

 

I still have thoughts that come and try to eat me alive whenever I speak or pray in front of people. I don’t focus on it in the moment but when a quiet moment comes…then comes also the enemy of my soul trying to enchain me again to words that have long been removed. I hear thoughts in my mind that go something like this:

…you sound so stupid….

….you make no sense….

…you don’t even know what you are talking about…

all accompanied by a feeling of worthlessness

Then I find myself saying out loud “ I hate talking in front of people!”

I had spoke up during worship at church. In a vulnerable moment I said that “I was a person who was told you’re stupid but God called me loved.” Then the enemy used my words to beat me up through out the day and so I ended up in warfare of the mind for the rest of the day, contending for what God says of me.

The only way I know how to overcome the enemy is through worship

and so I sang to my King within my soul throughout the day.

The song Lord, I need you became my companion.

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When we worship, we become aware of God’s presence. And in the spirit we light up and shine like Christ on the earth.

And while that did bring me some relief the next morning I could still feel that hangover of indulging in words that crush the soul.  I went to the Lord in prayer and the Word. I read 1 Corinthians. God had allow that hangover so that He could minister to me. Seriously everything happens for a reason and a teaching!  And these words leapt off the page at me.

1 Cor. 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

not with wisdom of words meaning without any attempt to dazzle with eloquence or intellect, without trying to impress.

I felt rest come to my soul. Its ok to JUST BE ME!

Why?  Because if I try to impress, the cross of Christ is made no effect.

What He did on the cross was enough for me!!

1 Cor. 1:26-30 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;  and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.

AMEN!!!

This is why we do not reclaim those words seared upon our souls!

We are chosen & HE BECAME FOR US WISDOM.  All Glory to God!

And when I can not stand I’ll fall on you, Jesus you’re my hope and stay!!!

When He said “ It is finished!” He covered in all!!

Starla

Monday Goodies – lists, links, likes and La La La

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1. This is me and my sister I call her my LALA :

She came to visit me this weekend !!! I love her! It is so wonderful to have coffee together, talk and laugh.

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2. Yes!! Reading should be done for this purpose:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/263460646924558124/

3. Psalm 91:1-2

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4. My Thanks….because all is grace:

* Being asked to sing at the end

* Watching one enjoy FUN DIP tremendously

* creating a moment of silence

* Seeing Two find kindred hearts – one smiles more with this other than with any

* Favorite TV shows  – season premieres – Criminal Minds! CSI! OHHH YEAH!

* Family TV NIGHT

* Snap chat with teens :0) making silly faces back is so fun

* MORE FREE CHOCOLATE – I got another two coupons!! so yummy!

 

* Sister looks like me – so many said that it was crazy!! Made us SMILE!

*Pajama night with Sissy LALA

* Lunch with Gma, sister and the kids

* Grandma’s face of love and joy listen to daughter sing and play her Ukulele

* Her (my Daughter) singing and playing – her love to praise the king:

 

* Teaching a boy to mop

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5. A quote because I love them:

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Friday Facts

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1. A song:

2. Picture of the week:

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Easter Egg Head Daughter – Sarah

3.  Something on my heart:

Pray for me …I am singing a solo at Church for Easter….

It is a big song and I am intimidated by it. It is Via Dolorosa most commonly sung by Sandy Patti.  Lord Help Me!

Linking with:

friday favorite things | finding joy

4. Something I like :

We recently took YOUTH TEAM Photo’s at Church ….it turned out good.

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5. Tip of the week:

http://www.plus3network.com/

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THIS SITE LETS YOU SUPPORT A CAUSE WHEN YOU EXERCISE !!!

How cool is that!?

6. Another Photo:

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This photo is of 3 of my favorite people… Left to Right :

Krista  , Amy, Joy (my sister) Amy is fighting cancer. Joy came to town to visit and they were being so silly. I love this shot. The friendship shines forth!

7.  Another Tip:

Want to teach your kids creatively about Jesus and the Resurrection –http://www.beyondbathtime.com/a-recipe-to-teach-the-resurrection/ 

Teach through cookie making!

Linking with:

Mommy's Idea

8. Something Funny:

I need one of these –

I have a couple of friends who are both TALKER TYPES and they are married…so listen to them when they are both in the “know” about a subject makes me feel like a rubber necker. AND a bit of a chicken cause I don’t know how to step out and cross the road of understanding because my brain has a cramp from split -information highway going on in front of me ….

DO YOU THINK IF I SHAKE THIS IN FRONT OF THEM THEY WILL UNDERSTAND I DON’T GET WHAT THEY SAY WHEN THEY BOTH TALK AT THE SAME TIME!!! LOLSmile with tongue out

9. A QUOTE:

Loving your enemies can break your heart and this is how you break free and Gospel-love recklessly makes all the enemies friends.Is joy found in the upside-down places that upright everything? 

~Ann Voskamp

10.  WHOOOOOOOOOOOO :

didn’t think I was gonna make it to 10 this week

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

STARLA

Friday Facts

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1. A Song:

 

2. Tip of the Week:

http://blog.familybringsjoy.com/2012/01/03/a-chore-system-motivating-kids-to-work/

This is a magnetic dry erase board –add pretty paper and make you own magnet job chore chart!! brilliant!

This is suppose to be a daily chore choice…I would be broke..

so I think weekly would work Smile with tongue out

Linking with:

friday favorite things | finding joy

 

3. Something that made me Laugh:

DRAMA ;)

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Sorry if this is offensive…

are you a drama queen?? Oh sorry, did it again!!

It is just too true for me to pass up – shhh I am at times! and

yes I call myself retarded when I am being a drama queen…

-it is simply human nature to create a

problem and explode it all over everyone else

(see even with this #3 -I am implying it will create drama)

 

4. Something I like :

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SO CUTE!!!

 

5. Something Wonderful:

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Let’s all live like that!

6. Favorite WFW:

THIS IS JUST SIMPLY VISUALLY INSIRING AND WONDERFUL!!

http://www.mythreeandme.com/2012/02/word-filled-wednesday-philippians-46-8.html

I tried to comment on mythreeandme to let her know that I wanted to share this beauty but sadly the silly computer wouldn’t let me…perhaps if she wanders over in a trackback she can see here how great her WFW photo and verse is… thank you!

Linking with:

Mommy's Idea

7.  A verse:

Proverbs 24:10

If you faint in the day of adversity.

Your strength is small.

Remember in whom is your strength…Have Faith!

 

8. A Quote:

Honor the ties that bind. Relationship is the currency of all reality and our God is a love body and He hates amputations and He sutures our wounds together with the silver threads of community.

~Ann Voskamp

Who do you need to call ? or go see? who has been missing in your sight and mind that you haven’t gotten around to because life’s days are just flying by.

 

9. Something to Share:

my daughter and I are going to sing this song for offering this week …just her and I and her lovely piano playing

 

10. I’m Excited:

Today if all goes well I will be spending some BFF time!!! woot…love getting together with Tina!

 

PS!!!! … NO UNDERLINING THIS WEEK!!! LOLNyah-Nyah

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

STARLA