Tag: Faith

Now, That’s Love

Whether you are a believer or not, or whatever you choose to believe,

for the sake of belief or unbelief, you must admit, there is no greater

love than one who would lay down his life for another, carry the

burdens for another, take thirty-nine stripes, and hang on a cross for

them unless He loved them. You do not have to believe to know that

no one would do these things without the power of love-

Someone who would do this, now “that’s love.”

`Yvonne L.

Waiting at the Bottom

Arollercoaster

For some, rollercoasters are invigorating and filled with thrills. There is much anticipation and anxiety.  As the ride ascends and descends through loop after loops, the body is turned upside down repeatedly. Emotions of laughter, tears, joy, and fear are all entangled.  Finally, when the ride finishes, a sense of relief or excitement is what one  experiences.

At times, isn’t life like a rollercoaster? One minute things are going fine and suddenly a circumstance changes things. Life will change for the better or worse. But, it does not stay the same. Like a rollercoaster, you’re either up or down it seems. When the worse is over there’s a sense of relief, and when things are going well it’s exciting.

Yet, between the ups and downs, there is another posture in life. It’s a posture of being grounded.  The benefits of being grounded are when life takes you for a ride, if you are grounded, you’re determined to brace yourself and embrace whatever comes your way. Through the ups and downs, you’ll remain encouraged in knowing, “no matter what”, it will soon end. You’re like the person at the bottom of the rollercoaster waiting for others to get off.

Find a place or posture where you can remain grounded- it’s exciting to know it’s possible to live life this way.

`Yvonne L.

Inspirational Sunday -Is Truth Dead?

Time Magazing

Photo credit: Time Magazine

Time Magazine proposes the question- Is truth dead? In its April 8, 1966 issue, Time proposed the question, Is God Dead? Both questions are thought-provoking and introspective. Whether you are a faith believer or someone who does not believe, the relevance of truth is inevitable.

Perhaps instead of exploring the vitality of truth, one should ask “Are We dead to truth?” One might find his or her answer.  Regardless of the period or culture one lives, the fundamental principles of truth remain in place.

Any trial lawyer knows the burden of providing guilt takes precedence over proving innocence. To solve the answer to whether truth is dead or not, the process of examining what truth is not might lead us to the answer.

Truth stands on its on. Skepticism leads to the relentless search of proving truth as false, not truth providing itself true. For some, this might appear on the side of a oxymoron, but it is not.  Think of it this way, how can one argue what is or what is not true if truth does not exist?  Also, consider if there is no truth, there is no untruth.

If you find it difficult to believe in the fundamental principles of truth why bother to argue its existence, why not prove its non-existence?

For this reason, establishing truth, awareness of truth, recognizing truth, and upholding truth are important steps to truth remaining vital. Truth is necessary for applying consequences of actions, offering guidelines to govern and live by, serving as a moral and spiritual compass of conscience.

Therefore, in response to Time, unless others have given up on these principles, yes, I concur, truth is still alive.  Truth is not dead. Are we dead to truth?

`Yvonne L.

 

 

 

It’s Intentional

I am confident enough to believe no matter what situation

presents itself, I can have the confident in knowing “All things

are working for my good” because it’s “intentional.”

I truly believe this. I have seen things forming to work against

things I desire for my life, but I refuse to not focus on the situation but

on the solution. I intentionally choose to walk by faith and not

by sight. I choose to believe any report in favor of what

I desire if it aligns with the perfect will for my life

than to believe any report of adversity. It’s intentional,

“all things are working for my good” because I believe in the

power of words.

Words can build up or tear down. For this reason,

I am an encourager. As an encourager of others, I know how

to encourage myself as well.

I choose see life as an idealist realistically because my

trust is in a higher power and a higher source of inspiration.

It’s intentional.

`Yvonne L.