Though I maybe on my honeymoon in Italy enjoying a wonderful vacation, I know my home area is burning right now. I dread coming home to be honest...
Being Roman Catholic, I'm surrounded by gorgeous churches and today decided to light a candle for all of the victims of these ugly northern California fires!
I'm halfway around the world, but I'm praying Butte County. I'll be home soon!
Sex is a beautiful thing between two mutually consenting and sober adults. And this post is not meant to judge or shame anyone in how they choose to express themselves sexually with their partner/s
In my experience, I had multiple partners and all I could think about was having sex with them again. While at work, around the dinner table, in traffic, walking the dog, taking a hike with the family—all I could think about was recalling my last sexual experience, fantasizing about my next one, or planning how I was going to get away with it
Then I lost control. I couldn’t stop. I went to counseling, took various psych meds, tried meditation, tried just not talking to my lovers, spending more time with my wife. None of it worked. I tried to stop and I couldn’t
Finally, I lost one marriage, lost a job, my wife was suspicious and I kept on going. My mind was being eaten away by all the secrets, shame and drugs. And it didn’t matter. I thought: if I could just have this sexual experience with this particular person, I would be cured
Sex addiction is lethal. The shame, stigma, isolation, and risk involved in acting out often leads to suicide. I know, I tried twice. Recovery is possible. You are worth it. If you think you are a sex addict, don’t wait. Get help now
I will be still and know You are God.
In the midst of our challenges and worries, let’s press on to the One Thing that never changes, Jesus. He is mighty to save and what’s more, He is a God that loves us so dearly!!!
A student asked me what I thought about joy when I was meeting with a seminary class about mental illness and the church. The students had read an essay of mine in which I described a situation where I heard a pastor say you are in sin if you aren’t experiencing joy. I definitely disagree with that take. Those who have experienced depression and anxiety know it can be difficult to experience or feel joy.
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My response to him was a little more wordy than this, but I told him I believe joy is resting in the truths of the gospel and being able to believe God is who He says He is. Joy, for me, is also connected to the hope of eternity and the hope that one day all of our tears will be wiped away. So while my circumstances may be difficult, there can still be a humming undercurrent of joy.
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One of my favorite verses about joy is from Romans 15:13 that says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” I like this because it says God is the provider of our joy. And this verse connects our joy to hope and trust in God.
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How do you describe or define joy? What is one of your favorite verses about joy?
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Of course the Bible is THE greatest book EVER written for which we can all be thankful for since it is Gods love letter to us & gives us hope for every occasion. Here are 2 of my favs. If you haven’t read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, buy it/download it today. It’s profound in its parallel of God’s love for us. Another FAV is a devotional called, Streams in the Desert” - it’s page after page of encouragement & sheds light on God’s purpose for pain. What are your favs? #star991#star991fm#books#bible#redeeminglove#streamsinthedesert#hope#encouragement#30daysofthanksgiving
Not accustomed to the insincere words spoken, How can silence allow you to understand it all.
Embracing this moment with you, also counts as having a start and end.
There are many types of blessings, but heartache is exhausted in not speaking.
Please may you surely be happier than me, just so my difficult withdrawal will not be in vain.
Even if I am aching I still won't say its painful, Love does not need pity or being sorry to make up for it
The least I can do is to oblige with your pursuit.
I silently count down, Lastly to get you to again see clearly.
Seeing the me in your eyes, being so blurred and slowly vanishing.
Go pursue your happiness at ease
Don't worry whether I am willing or not, if I am lonely or not, don't worry about it all!
Please remember to be happier than me, so that it is worth being cruel to myself.
For a healthy and peaceful life
you have to relax your mind
Take a few breaks to do it
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Pensando na vida, nas escolhas e nas consequências.
"...tudo que é, já foi; e o que há de ser, também já foi... tudo tem o seu tempo determinado, e há tempo para todo propósito debaixo céu. Há tempo de nascer, e tempo de morrer, tempo de plantar, e tempo de colher o que se plantou..."
مهم نیست که زندگی چه بازیهایی را برای من تدارک دیده؛
مهم این است که من برنده این بازیها هستم
گاه در ذهن، گاه در نتیجه...
هیچکس نمیاد از دست خودت نجاتت بده.
از شیاطین درونت، از عدم اعتماد به نفست، از نارضایتی از خودت و زندگیت.
فقط عشق ورزی به خودت و گرفتن تصمیمهای خوب می تواند نجاتت دهد.
It does not matter what kind of games I have provided for me;
It's important that I win these games
Sometimes in the mind, sometimes as a result ...
No one is coming to rescue you from yourself.
Your inner demons, your lack of confidence, your dissatisfaction with yourself and your life.
Only self-love and good decisions will rescue you.