lulu2's blog listings. Christ,truth,pro-life,science,religion,political,opinion Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2 Innocence is Our Spirit Our Spirit can be understood, when we see the innocence of a new born babe. We see in a new born, purity, untouched by the earths soil. How is it we know we must be gentle, That we need to keep this pure being clean. We wrap it in softness, speak to it gently. Hold it with care. This is the spirit of our soul...this is its innocence...visible to us in the flesh.
Is it any wonder, God asks us to be pure of heart? For He see's us in our innocence even though He knows the dirt upon our feet.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:57:06 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/27/innocence_is_our_spirit http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/27/innocence_is_our_spirit Our Spirit can be understood, when we see the innocence of a new born babe. We see in a new born, purity, untouched by the earths soil. How is it we know we must be gentle, That we need to keep this pure being clean. We wrap it in softness, speak to it gently. Hold it with care. This is the spirit of our soul...this is its innocence...visible to us in the flesh.
Is it any wonder, God asks us to be pure of heart? For He see's us in our innocence even though He knows the dirt upon our feet.

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Sex Drugs Rock&Roll Now that I've got your attention. I would like for a moment to separate that which lives in our heart, and that which drives the bus towards sex, drugs and rock and roll.

  Have you ever noticed that when we feel the LACK OF LOVE, we tend to want money more? Its built into our society's structure. When we work for a living, and believe we have given much of ourself to the job, after a while, we begin to feel A LACK. That lack cant be filled with sex, so we now turn to the other element of our survival, money. We then believe we can fill that lack with the reward, of a raise. There is a natural reason for this. Sex and love are linked together, even though we all know we can love without sex, and we can have sex without being in love. We were built so that our heart and our gonads work together, even though they can exist on their own. 
 The sex center is the center of physical survival. Its where we reproduce and seek our needs ,in the physical realm. So its no mystery that the LACK OF LOVE we should fill with the only thing that truly filfills, we ignore , and instead believe sex and money is the cure.
Can we see then, why America is so sexually focused. We have built Capitalism on this centers need. It's why sex ed is overly stressed in our schools, while good character is not? Its because the center of physical life, lives in our lower nature.
If we take sex out of the equation and just focus on the product of our heart, we would get a very different focus, and far less entertaining :)

A pure heart (without its lower link) would produce things relegated to our good character, our highest nature.
It would produce compassion, truth, gentleness, charity, gratitude, humility, innocence, beauty, honesty, sincerity and virtues that are forever. Our heart can, and does live for LOVE..a love that when it is fulfilled with God... needs nothing. Our heart when it no longer seeks phsical fulfillment, becomes the place where all that is good lives, and has its being.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:58:52 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/22/sex_drugs_rockroll http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/22/sex_drugs_rockroll Now that I've got your attention. I would like for a moment to separate that which lives in our heart, and that which drives the bus towards sex, drugs and rock and roll.

  Have you ever noticed that when we feel the LACK OF LOVE, we tend to want money more? Its built into our society's structure. When we work for a living, and believe we have given much of ourself to the job, after a while, we begin to feel A LACK. That lack cant be filled with sex, so we now turn to the other element of our survival, money. We then believe we can fill that lack with the reward, of a raise. There is a natural reason for this. Sex and love are linked together, even though we all know we can love without sex, and we can have sex without being in love. We were built so that our heart and our gonads work together, even though they can exist on their own. 
 The sex center is the center of physical survival. Its where we reproduce and seek our needs ,in the physical realm. So its no mystery that the LACK OF LOVE we should fill with the only thing that truly filfills, we ignore , and instead believe sex and money is the cure.
Can we see then, why America is so sexually focused. We have built Capitalism on this centers need. It's why sex ed is overly stressed in our schools, while good character is not? Its because the center of physical life, lives in our lower nature.
If we take sex out of the equation and just focus on the product of our heart, we would get a very different focus, and far less entertaining :)

A pure heart (without its lower link) would produce things relegated to our good character, our highest nature.
It would produce compassion, truth, gentleness, charity, gratitude, humility, innocence, beauty, honesty, sincerity and virtues that are forever. Our heart can, and does live for LOVE..a love that when it is fulfilled with God... needs nothing. Our heart when it no longer seeks phsical fulfillment, becomes the place where all that is good lives, and has its being.

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White on White Embroidery Today I attended the yearly "Glad to be alive in July" party, at a friends. For the first time I felt I was there, but not "there". This was the first time I attended the party without my husband Lou or my best friend Charlie accompanying me. And although I never needed anyone to get me out of my shell, today I was more a witness than a participant.

l love being with people, only this time I felt odd.  And as we shared the usual pleasantries, that not seeing each other for over a year brings, it wasn't the same.

 I listened and heard nothing being said. It was as if we all got together, every years with little in common, other then just being there. No indepth conversations, or thoughts about the world in which we live?
 It was much like the new embroidery I THOUGHT I wanted to learn. White on white, with all the stiches on the surface.  I suppose was what I was sensing...a severe lack of depth.
 And as I drove home I remember the laughter Lou & Charlie would create, as they needled each other left and right. This was the first time neither of them were there, and it was as if the life of the party had turned out the light. I thought I had that in me as well, but today there was nothing I had to share.
I'm asked to go out and see plays, or take bus rides to occupy my time, now that my two best friends are no longer with me. But I find I have lived a very different life. With them I could share my deepest feelings of intimacy, and that had become the core of my relationships. No superficiality I suppose?
I find its hard for me to live in a white on white world, where surface pleasantries, are all there is to share.
Maybe that's why I prefer not leaving my home. Guess I find I like the company of my own thoughts. The focus on who I love, and the company I keep in Christ.
 Not everyone see's a party as the place to speak of Him. But what a party we could have had, had we made Him the focus of why we are alive in July!.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:22:06 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/19/white_on_white_embroidery http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/19/white_on_white_embroidery Today I attended the yearly "Glad to be alive in July" party, at a friends. For the first time I felt I was there, but not "there". This was the first time I attended the party without my husband Lou or my best friend Charlie accompanying me. And although I never needed anyone to get me out of my shell, today I was more a witness than a participant.

l love being with people, only this time I felt odd.  And as we shared the usual pleasantries, that not seeing each other for over a year brings, it wasn't the same.

 I listened and heard nothing being said. It was as if we all got together, every years with little in common, other then just being there. No indepth conversations, or thoughts about the world in which we live?
 It was much like the new embroidery I THOUGHT I wanted to learn. White on white, with all the stiches on the surface.  I suppose was what I was sensing...a severe lack of depth.
 And as I drove home I remember the laughter Lou & Charlie would create, as they needled each other left and right. This was the first time neither of them were there, and it was as if the life of the party had turned out the light. I thought I had that in me as well, but today there was nothing I had to share.
I'm asked to go out and see plays, or take bus rides to occupy my time, now that my two best friends are no longer with me. But I find I have lived a very different life. With them I could share my deepest feelings of intimacy, and that had become the core of my relationships. No superficiality I suppose?
I find its hard for me to live in a white on white world, where surface pleasantries, are all there is to share.
Maybe that's why I prefer not leaving my home. Guess I find I like the company of my own thoughts. The focus on who I love, and the company I keep in Christ.
 Not everyone see's a party as the place to speak of Him. But what a party we could have had, had we made Him the focus of why we are alive in July!.

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Humility...the Goal of a Sincere Christian What does it take to become humble?
It takes our becoming completely dependent upon God.
Something our ego finds extermely hard to do. How can we give up our belief, that we are the center of the Universe? That every success isn't our own? That the pride we feel in who we are, is the possible preventative that keeps us from becoming one with Christ!
The humble Christian understands through trials, that without Christ, we can do nothing. The humble Christian loves all equally. They can love another's child as if it were their own, because they have no pride of possession. The humble Christian owns nothing, not even his thoughts of God. For all that is good is of God. 

The humble Christian recieves peace because he has given all he is to God.
This can only happen, when we shift from a human centered faith based on the self, to a God centered faith, based completely in God. One that gives up the self's need for attention, and reward, to the place where God is the center of all our being. Where nothing we have, is our own. Where all that we have, belongs to Him.

Where all glory is His...and all we are lives because He allows it.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:18:52 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/13/humility...the_goal_of_a_sincere_christian http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/13/humility...the_goal_of_a_sincere_christian What does it take to become humble?
It takes our becoming completely dependent upon God.
Something our ego finds extermely hard to do. How can we give up our belief, that we are the center of the Universe? That every success isn't our own? That the pride we feel in who we are, is the possible preventative that keeps us from becoming one with Christ!
The humble Christian understands through trials, that without Christ, we can do nothing. The humble Christian loves all equally. They can love another's child as if it were their own, because they have no pride of possession. The humble Christian owns nothing, not even his thoughts of God. For all that is good is of God. 

The humble Christian recieves peace because he has given all he is to God.
This can only happen, when we shift from a human centered faith based on the self, to a God centered faith, based completely in God. One that gives up the self's need for attention, and reward, to the place where God is the center of all our being. Where nothing we have, is our own. Where all that we have, belongs to Him.

Where all glory is His...and all we are lives because He allows it.

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Questions to Ask ...Answers to Learn Are you a new person in Christ? What has He changed in you?
Do you still worry and fear? Or are your fears lessened, because you have learned lessons because of them?
Are you more grateful then wanting? Do you believe in yourself? 
Do you attempt to love move, those you say you love?
Are you more concerned in the lives of others, and less interested in your own? Have you asked yourself why? 
If Christ were in your presence, what would He change within you?

Some people await God's voice in silence, thinking it is separate from their own.          His voice is always there within you. His voice is the one that asks you to not be anxious or fearful. To be kind to yourself and even kinder to others. His voice asks you to learn what you think is missing in your life, and than add Him in its place.
He asks you to be better, and forgive even those you say you hate, because they hurt you. He tells you that true love is gratitude. That no one is loved more by Him then you.
He asks that you live in joy, and happiness. He asks that you know, all that is good within and without you, is of Him. He asks you to look beyond the beauty of the earth to find Him. He lives IN the invisible. In the depth of BEAUTY that makes you feel so profound in it's glory, it makes you cry.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:10:06 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/12/questions_to_ask_...answers_to_learn http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/12/questions_to_ask_...answers_to_learn Are you a new person in Christ? What has He changed in you?
Do you still worry and fear? Or are your fears lessened, because you have learned lessons because of them?
Are you more grateful then wanting? Do you believe in yourself? 
Do you attempt to love move, those you say you love?
Are you more concerned in the lives of others, and less interested in your own? Have you asked yourself why? 
If Christ were in your presence, what would He change within you?

Some people await God's voice in silence, thinking it is separate from their own.          His voice is always there within you. His voice is the one that asks you to not be anxious or fearful. To be kind to yourself and even kinder to others. His voice asks you to learn what you think is missing in your life, and than add Him in its place.
He asks you to be better, and forgive even those you say you hate, because they hurt you. He tells you that true love is gratitude. That no one is loved more by Him then you.
He asks that you live in joy, and happiness. He asks that you know, all that is good within and without you, is of Him. He asks you to look beyond the beauty of the earth to find Him. He lives IN the invisible. In the depth of BEAUTY that makes you feel so profound in it's glory, it makes you cry.

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