HopeK429

 
Joined: 2019-07-23
Love within us is what were each born with hatred is learned prejudiced is learned, but some never learn that love conquers all
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Quarantine2020

2020-04-06       

Sometimes, I’m really thankful Jesus said “come to me all who are weary,” because honestly, I’m tired more than I’m not. Maybe I’m not supposed to say that, but it’s true. I’m messy more than I’m put together. I’m struggling more than I’m thriving. I’m insecure more than I’m confident. I’m unsure more than I’m sure. I’m lost more than I’m found. I’m shaky more than I’m solid. My ducks are running around all over the place like maniacs, not listening to a word I say more than they are ever standing neatly, all in a row. So yeah, sometimes I’m really thankful Jesus said “come to me all who are weary,” because it’s this sweet reminder that I don’t need to be embarrassed by my short-comings. I don’t need to hide because of my flaws. I don’t need to work on myself until I’m good enough. I don’t need to shoulder it all. I don’t need to work it all out. I don’t need to have a master plan, or get it all organized, or know exactly what I’m supposed to do next. I don’t need self-help. That’s what made me confused, and exhausted, and stressed out in the first place. I need His help.I think God has a master plan during all these hard days, he isolated us from the rest of the world so we would connect and reconnect with those who matter most to us be it family friends near or far, a neighbor an old friend, check on your people your family make sure they ok, Our worlds changing each day and for some its hard to change with it and it causes uncertainty, anxiety fear , loneliness and multitude of so much more,,, we need those connections more than ever now , that bond of love, of friendship,,And we need God in our lives. our world is being attacked by a virus we cant see and the only person to heal our world to heal our people is man we can't see, God... I'm not super religious I'm not writing this for any other reasons than this is a time to slow down to focus on what most important in our lives, it isn't material things, its those we love and care about near and far and that is the beauty in the pain amidst all this pandemic craziness, Love those your with be thankful for those you have in your life, becuz none of us know if we could lose one of those so called people during this ,Covid19 is evil and its unleashed so much pain and misery and the only way we can ease that is be thankful for the time we have, for those close to us nothing more nothing less than this...I know I've learned I take way too much for granted , even down to the ability to get in my car and go to the grocery store, for a drive to anywhere,,I panic each time I see the numbers on my screen of deaths not just here but all over the world, Our nurses and doctors are the heroes, along with food service chains, truck drivers people that are keeping our country going,I pray this is over soon and when it is I cant speak for any of you but I know I will be changed by all of this if by nothing else than not to take the time we have with those we love for granted, the ability of freedom to come and go as we please, my list could go on and on and on..I've had time the last few weeks to work on writing a book on a personal experience that changed my life in every single way, and still does to this day , I hope despite all of this going on now that later in life it will benefit someone that reads it..but right now I'm putting all my faith in one man that can get me and all of you thru this, I need peace from the worry, And I need to come to Him, because He’s gonna help me rest.He will keep me focused on the light at the end of this dark tunnel. Hope . And that is something this girl can handle.

Stay Home Save Lives

2020-04-01       

Our world is changing every hour during this pandemic, lives are forever being altered and changed, our daily routines have come to a halt along with most of the world as we know it, but the one thing we can change is spreading this any faster than it already is and that is by staying home, only by doing this will we have any chance of saving lives, I know its hard for all of us but think of it this way like I did today..I got news today that really made me think long and hard about our battle with Caronavirus,I dont want to lose anyone that I love and care about but none of us know the answers to that for now,,, but what I do know is carelessness and not social distancing will wreak havoc just as President Trump spoke of today,,Do it now later could be too late,,Make no mistake. When loved ones are removed from your home by ambulance because the virus has hit them hard, you are not going to be able to follow them there, sit by their hospital bed and hold their hand. You are not going to be able to pop in at 7.00 pm for visiting hours. They are going to have no one other than exhausted and brave hospital staff to see them through days or weeks of barely breathing through a ventilator until they either die or recover. They are not going to be well enough to text you. You are not going to be able to phone the ward to check in on them regularly (staff will be too busy for that). During that time, they will be completely alone, while you sit at home waiting to hear whether they have made it through. Imagine that person is someone you love dearly. Because it's going to be a reality for many in the coming weeks. And if that person in hospital happens to be you, or your love one, going through that ordeal completely alone, it would be nothing less than terrifying. Please stay home and only go out if absolutely necessary. Social distancing is imperative right now for your family and mine. Be responsible to yourself to be responsible to your loved ones.Save a life or lives of those you love and possibly your own..

Stay safe during Covid19 everyone

2020-03-19       
These are difficult times for many people. Many of us have been increasingly distressed about the political situation, the destruction of the natural environment, the deterioration of social networks, and increasing financial insecurity. Now we have an invisible threat to our health in the form of the Caronavirus that is spreading rapidly around the world. We watched a few months ago as it was happening across the globe and we didn't have the fear that we have now that its actually here, I pray for Italy as I have a very dear friend there and I pray for our country as I fear the coming weeks here will be the same as they are now in Italy. In order to make sensible choices and maintain equilibrium, we need to recognize the danger of allowing our mindset to be swept up in the pandemic of fear that is all around. We can resist this. We shouldn't allow our minds to be taken over by this fear. We can do our best to eat healthy food, wash our hands, and stay away from large crowds and irresponsible people. Self isolate save the lives of those older than ourselves.. the children,, Its scary as hell everywhere now ,and I am not one to preach about fears, I let fear rule my life 99.9 % of the time in the past and still as of today but as hard as it is I'm trying to deviate those fears into positive thoughts, and I do that with the help of those I care about most...some close some thousands of miles away.. If we could all practice generosity when were feeling the grip of scarcity of things and of foods in our stores, the grip will loosen. If we can cultivate patience as one plan after another is eroded by the fear or presence of illness, we can find stability where there seems to be none. If we can settle into problem-solving with a positive attitude rather than looking for someone or something to blame for each setback this new times presents, we can persevere to help normalcy return. If we do become ill, even seriously ill, all of these practices will support us as we strive to re-establish our health. As unlikely as it is that we will be asked to face our own death or the death of those we love due to this virus, these same efforts will support us so we can meet any eventuality with courage, determination, and stability. I pray we all stay safe from this dreaded virus and that we can stop the spread of it, protect our kids our elderly WASH those hands, stay home, value this time with your children, teach them things they can't learn in a classroom, , teach them kindness, teach them compassion, the gifts of sharing , helping those that need it, teach them empathy towards others, this crisis can have some positive realms to it, All I know is I'm putting my faith in God not the news not the media not here say, simply in faith that this will surpass soon and that we all learn our own lessons from it, if nothing else but how to connect with those around us and the things around us and not so much focus on the material things in life after all THE BEST things in life are not things https://omgmobc.com/img/icon/smile.png#32 they are those you love ! ♥the things money can never buy,,Stay safe all!! Given all of the conflicting information about the virus, were all trying to figure out what is real and what is not. It is difficult to make decisions about daily activities because the presence of the Caronavirus and its effects are so unpredictable. It is in times like these that our faith is especially needed l because it provides a compass that is not dependent on external opinions or other people’s fears and hopes but one driven from within.

Still here

2020-03-05       

For some of us, this year was brutal.

Painful. Grief-filled. Heavy.
Not the best year, to say the least.
It can feel tempting to just want to jump ahead into the mentality of a new year, and new beginnings.
But I think it’s important to stop for a moment and recognize that even though this year could have wrecked you...
You’re still here.You’re still alive, still fighting.
Although you might feel so eager for this year to end, it’s possible that someday you look back on this year and think that the year that grew me..

This might be the year that you pleaded with God, day in and day out, for the strength to take just one more step.

It might be the year you cried more tears than ever, and begged God to take away your pain

It might be the year that you learned how much you needed Him because only He could carry you.

I know it’s hard to see it now, but this awful year might be the one that shapes the rest of the years to come... in a beautiful way..
So, look into the next year with hope and expectancy.But don’t dismiss what this year held.
It held strength and courage each time you got back up.
It held a fight of faith each time you fixed your eyes on God and trusted him to guide you
You are still here. I am still here.. continuing this journey called life :)

Chris Klafford Cold At The Altar

2020-02-25       
https://youtu.be/BwSxYKQRJXc

When the Truth Hunts You Down

2020-02-25       
https://youtu.be/ECMsOEIX1A8

Magic

2020-01-17       
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.” “I do believe in an everyday sort of magic -- the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone.” When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it. See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God’s sake. And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they’d allowed to wither in themselves. After you go so far away from it, though, you can’t really get it back. You can have seconds of it. Just seconds of knowing and remembering. When people get weepy at movies, it’s because in that dark theater the golden pool of magic is touched, just briefly. Then they come out into the hard sun of logic and reason again and it dries up, and they’re left feeling a little heartsad and not knowing why. When a song stirs a memory, when motes of dust turning in a shaft of light takes your attention from the world, when you listen to a train passing on a track at night in the distance and wonder where it might be going, you step beyond who you are and where you are. For the briefest of instants, you have stepped into the magic realm. That’s what I believe.

The truth of life is that every year we get farther away from the essence that is born within us. We get shouldered with burdens, some of them good, some of them not so good. Things happen to us. Loved ones die. People lose their way, for one reason or another. It’s not hard to do, in this world of crazy mazes. Life itself does its best to take that memory of magic away from us. You don’t know it’s happening until one day you feel you’ve lost something but you’re not sure what it is. It’s like smiling at someone and they look at you like your crazy in a way..

These memories of who I was and where I lived are important to me. They make up a large part of who I’m going to be when my journey winds down. I need the memory of magic if I am ever going to conjure magic again. I need to know and remember, that Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” 

Love on the go

2020-01-16       
“I am convinced--truly convinced-- that 99% of living is useless. The only--and I mean the ONLY--part of life that is worth anything, is the part where we love a few people in our lives, and to what degree we are able to love them, how much we are able to give, how much of our hearts we are able to put into it. Time moves fast forward; meanwhile, we spend that time on making money, chasing dreams, building names for ourselves, achieving stuff that we want to achieve...time moves fast forward and instead of standing in moments with a few people that we love, we run fast forward with it! We forget how to love a few people given to us to love, we forget how to stay, we forget how to feel, we forget, we forget, we forget, so we can run towards death, leaving behind a house perhaps; kids perhaps; a bank account hopefully; a name worth remembering maybe. But did we love? Did you love? Did you stay? Did you love with all of your heart? Did you? Will you?” 

Catch me if you can

2020-01-08       
https://youtu.be/3Acv1hRI6RA

Hurricane

2020-01-08       
https://youtu.be/EIpF-cwkY5E

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