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I am so touched with your experience right now. I know you're facing a hard time. Hopefully you can get through this time well.
And Hopefully, your cat is getting better also.
Hi this is the first time I have came on to this group that I joined quite a while ago. I as well as most of you are probably stressed otherwise we would not be part of this group. I need some advice or coping skills to destress or lesson my stress. I hope you all will welcome me and help!!!
God Bless to all of you
Right now, I am trying to deal with helping my Mama Kitty be comfortable as she is, well, some days I think she is close to dying, and then she surprises me~I can't afford to put her down, and I don't have the heart to watch her, but she eats and drinks when she feeels like it, I am just having a hard time.
Thanks for listening
Lisa in VT
I'm new here,wondering if there is live chat to talk with people or how does this work...Someone let me know please..Thank you
When All That Is Good Falls Apart
"When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do? The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord sits on his throne in heaven. ~Psalm 11:3-4~
Isn't David's question ours? When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do? When illness, marriages fail, children suffer, and death strikes, what are we to do?
Curiously, David doesn't answer his question with an answer. He answers it with a declaration: "The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord sits on his throne in heaven." His point is unmistakable: God is unaltered by our storms. He is undeterred by our problems. He is unfrightened by these problems. He is in his holy temple. He is on his throne in heaven. Buildings may fall, careers may crumble, but God does not. Wreckage and rubble have never discouraged him. God has always turned tragedy into triumph. Did he not do so with Joseph? Look at Joseph in the Egyptian prison. His brothers have sold him out; Potiphar's wife has turned him in. If ever a world has caved in, Joseph's has. Or consider Moses, watching flocks in the wilderness. It this what he intended to do with his life? Hardly. His heart beats with Jewish blood. His passion is to lead the slaves, so why does God have him leading sheep? And Daniel. What about Daniel? He was among the brightest and best young men of Israel, the equivalent of a West Point cadet or an Ivy Leaguer. But he and his entire generation are being marched out of Jerusalem. The city is destroyed. The Temple is in ruins. Joseph in prison. Moses in the desert. Daniel in chains. These were dark moments. Who could have seen any good in them? Who could have known that Joseph the prisoner was just one promotion from becoming Joseph the prime minister? Who would have thought that God was giving Moses forty years of wilderness training in the very desert through which he would lead the people? And who could have imagined that Daniel the captive would soon be Daniel the king's counselor? God does things like that. He did with Joseph, with Moses, with Daniel, and, most of all, he did with Jesus. In our toughest times we may see what the followers of Christ saw on the cross. Innocence slaughtered. Goodness murdered. Heaven's tower of strength pierced. Mothers wept, evil danced, and the apostles had to wonder, When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do?
God answered their question with a declaration. With the rumble of the earth and the rolling of the rock, he reminded them, "The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord sits on his throne in heaven." And, today, we must remember: He still is. He is still in his temple, still on his throne, still in control. And he still makes princes out of prisoners, counselors out of captives, and Sundays out of Fridays. What he did then, he will do still. It falls to us to ask him to do so. Will you except the challenge to ask the questions that trouble us all during difficult times: Who is our God? Where is God in all of this? Can good come from evil? And prayer...is God really listening? As we ponder these questions together, I pray that God's peace and understanding will touch your heart and bring healing to your spirit. May peace and light be upon you life.
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I'm new to this community, and just wanted to share. I am currently stressed to the max with a LOT of different stressors, which seem to increase every day. Just when I thought nothing more could be added to the pot, I was overdrawn at the bank, and found out when the cashier couldn't accept my debit card after checking out my groceries! I was upset, but more than that, I was humiliated in public for an oversight. I posted on another blog that I'm bipolar and I smoke. I can't do anything about the former, except take an increase in my meds with a new one introduced just last week. AND - as far as smoking is concerned, it DOES help me (BAD habit, I know). I do the deep breathing exercises, and keep only positive people around me. All I ask is for your prayers and good wishes as I go through this very stressful time. Thank you, and Thank God. In His Name...
When I get too stressed out to contain myself and think that I am about to have a stroke, I force myself to do deep breathing and relax thinking to myself, "I need to live longer just to aggravate those people who hope that I don't." It helps!
I stress less when I take nothing for granted. Whenever I do the joy of enjoying is lessed for me. We can rob our own lives much more than we know when we fail to respond or in any way show our thanks for the blessings that daily are ours. The warmth of the sun, the fragrance of flowers, the beauty of twilight, the freshness of dawn, the coolness of dew on a green velvet lawn. You know,the kind little deeds so thoughtfully done and the favors of friends and the love that someone unselfishly gives us in a myriad of ways expecting no payment and no words of praise. How much can be our loss when we no longer find a thankful response to things of this kind, for the joy of enjoying and the fullness of living are found in the heart that is filled with thanksgiving. Peace be with you my friends.
Wisdom~A thankful heart!
Right now I am stressed, almost to the breaking point, as I get closer to buying land for investment purposes.
The other stress point has to do with making my soul mate part of my life.