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But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2

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What does genuine love TRULY mean?

Well, let me tell you from the best source available to each & every 1 of us:

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Love is patient,

love is kind.

It does not envy,

it does not boast,

it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others,

it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered,

it keeps no record of wrongs.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

I'd LOVE to always remember this wise verse! (in a perfect world . . . )

I’d LOVE to always remember this wise verse! (in a perfect world . . . )

Best Idea I’ve Heard in a Long Time

Take a lighthearted view of trouble, seeing it as a challenge that you and I together can handle.”

– “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young

What’s the imperative operative word in the above quote?Together.”

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16:33

Double Good

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2

Continue reading

What does genuine love TRULY mean?

Well, let me tell you from the best source available to each & every 1 of us:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Love is patient,

love is kind.

It does not envy,

it does not boast,

it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others,

it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered,

it keeps no record of wrongs.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

I'd LOVE to always remember this wise verse! (in a perfect world . . . )

I’d LOVE to always remember this wise verse! (in a perfect world . . . )

“Hole-Ear then Ow”

My niece has pierced ears!

My baby niece has pierced ears!

by Aunt Amy     4.7.11

“I promise you, I did it today,” she insisted her claim to me was true that day, Tuesday, the fifth of April 2011.

“I don’t believe you,” I replied to my oldest sister, maintaining my skepticism of her admission. “She’s only seven months old.”

“Then I’ll stop by,” offered my four-years-and-just-shy-of-five-months older sister. “We’re on Ann Arbor Trail, coming home from dinner. We’re a couple minutes away.”

Wearing pink sweats – I change into sweat pants after returning from early morning Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, in which I wear a different set of sweats used only to wear back and forth from treatments; I didn’t realize my current fashion trends, or lack thereof, were noticed by my six-year-old nephew until he saw me one day and exclaimed “Wow, you’re in jeans!” – from JC Penney and a baggy grey t-shirt, I threw on a hat and hooded sweatshirt as I prepared to venture out to my driveway in 40˚ Michigan spring weather. I had to see for myself if in fact the statement was true.

“Did two people do it at once or did the same person do it twice?” I wondered if my young niece felt the zapping sting one after the other, or mercifully endured the short-lasting-but-all-too-real pain simultaneously as both ears got holes at the same time.

“We were at Twelve Oaks today,” her mom explained as she described the circumstances surrounding her daughter’s ears’ experience.

A minute later I opened the right rear door of her blue Durango.

“Oh my gosh!” I couldn’t help but exclaim after seeing a car seat containing an infant, my sweet baby niece, with a lasting imprint on either side of her little cranium.

Her reaction to my shocked expression began turning slowly into a whimper and downward curl of the lower lip. I quickly changed my composure to calm the little one.

Two diamond-like small shiny earrings sparkled beautifully right above her earlobes.

Now I lay down my aunt duty,

Praying for this little cutie,

And if I worry and can’t rest,

Don’t forget, her Mom knows best!

 

THE END

Pretty Ears Pierced

Pretty Ears Pierced

See the earring?

See the earring?

 

 

“If you don’t use it, you lose it – GREAT!!!”

(The title is my own take on the famed cliche “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”)

Let’s pick apart the first sentence in the Bible verse Proverbs 12:16.

The first sentence in Proverbs 12:16 says “Losing your temper is foolish.”

So, rewinding to this post’s title, what I actually mean is that if you DON’T use your angry temper

but instead employ self-control to keep yourself calm & level-headed

you lose it (it being the lost angry temper).

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