“Enjoy each day to the fullest, for the next breath is not promised!”
Dave A. H. Gavin
Posts tagged ‘singles’
“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” ― George Bernard Shaw
For decades there have been hidden within families skeletons dancing around seeking freedom. When will the day come that you will set yours free?
Remember, your enemy can’t hold you hostage if all your skeletons are out of the closet…..
“Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment…’dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love — which is to transform us.’ Many people want love to function like a drug, giving them an immediate and sustained high. They want to do nothing, just passively receive the good feeling.”
― bell hooks
True love is not a fantasy, drug and more than a good feeling. As we invest time in others the dividends are far greater. True love is priceless!
So why do family and friends continue to enable their loved ones in exchange for the name of love? Is it the mask of fear, hopelessness, or just that true imbedded addiction that causes one to continue this endless roller coaster.
Their is hope! Once you identify this great ill, the process of conquering it has just begun. Begin today by becoming free from people who enjoy keeping you hostage and in bondage for the sake of love.
You can recover from this great addiction!!!!!!!!
I pray you to set your heart upon this, and to offer the humble prayer, “Lord, now reveal yourself to me, so that I may never lose the sight of you. Give me to understand that through the thick darkness you come to make yourself known.” Let not one heart doubt, however dark it may be at midnight – whatever midnight there may be in the soul – in the dark, Christ can reveal Himself.”
Peace Be Still!!!!!
David A. H. Gavin
1. Commit to personal spiritual maturity.
“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.” John 15:4 Msg
2. Commit to love one another.
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 Niv
3. Commit to help reach the world.
“When the Friend I plan to send you from the Father comes—the Spirit of Truth issuing from the Father—he will confirm everything about me.” John15:26 Msg
We mature daily by showing unconditional love simply by helping a family member, stranger, neighbor or even that boss that works our last nerve. So today just show some love.
In today’s social sector dating is like going to a fast food restaurant. One may go out a couple of times, begin to have sex and in some cases then begin to play house. However, this style of speed dating takes the essence out of courtship. Where the male woo’s a woman for her attention. How does one accomplish this? By inviting her out for walks in the park, cooking a nice dinner for one another, spending time together and getting to know each other. Maybe this person is the one for you and maybe not. Time will tell all before you become sexually or emotional entangled if you allow it. So do you prefer fast food dating over fine dining courtship? Now, that’s something to thank about.
The good news is as a married couple wooing your mate is great for jump starting a marriage thats been in a recession.
When things don’t go our way, we typically go through stages, which are a normal part of the coping and healing process.
1. Denial—”It can’t be,” It can’t happen to me,” “It’s not true”…. The first stage of reaction to any sudden, unexpected event tends to be denial. Denial is normal if it lasts a short time, but persistent denial is unhealthy because it blocks further growth and healing.
2. Anger/Blame—”Whose fault is it?,” “This makes me mad,” “This isn’t fair,” “Why me?” The second stage of reaction looks backward in hopes of finding the cause and someone or something to blame it on. Although nothing can be done at this point to change the past, it’s nevertheless a normal response. Like the stage of denial before it, the anger/blame stage is unhealthy if it persists for an unreasonable amount of time.
3. Despair—This stage tends to be characterized by tears, negative and hopeless/helpless thoughts, and a feeling of total emptiness and loss. Sleep and eating disturbances are common as the “reality” of the situation sets in. Relationships with other people can become more difficult at this time, but understanding and compassion must be given and accepted if one is to move beyond this stage. Stephen R. Yarnall, MD
Change is inevitable but its how you deal with change that will make you a success or a failure. If you’re right now on the unpleasant side of the balance scale you have the power to tip the scale the other side toward pleasant. Dahg
We’re in the season of love, the beginning of new relationships for single moms and dads, dinner, dancing’s and even fresh roses. A time when some will let there guard down in the name of fun, happiness and a good time. However, there is a predator waiting for entry into your securest place. This place maybe, your heart, mind, body, home, or child/children’s bedroom. Enjoy life but put up your predator shield. Shielding you from the triple A.A.A threat, the Adulterer, the Abuser, the Abandoner. The red rose means love and romance not you can have it your way. You are special in the eyes of God.