Have you ever had a hard time getting over something hurtful that somebody has done to you?  Being able to forgive the people who may have hurt you is a huge step to healing spiritually and emotionally.  It is unavoidable during the course of our lives, to at some point, not get let down by others. Although these disappointments can cause us all a lot of distress and heartache – with faith, it could also help mold us into better people; the most positive result of this is, we could grow to be more compassionate, caring and Christ-like. We can also can learn beneficial life lessons about what really matters to us and others.

What I’m trying to explain is – you won’t be able to avoid disappointments – but what’s most important is how you ultimately decide to deal and react to them. All of your reactions will have consequences,  eventually determining whether you will be able to heal and move on, or allow negativity to fester and drag down your emotions for the long run.  Secondly, it is significant to realize that – View Post

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But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:6 kjv)

Fairly recently, two pastors local to the city that I live in were arrested and charged with sex trafficking a teenage girl.  Fast forward to today, months later from the when the first arrests were made, and come to find out, a third pastor has been charged with his own alleged involvement with the same case.

Such jaw dropping news spreads fast, and so does opinions.  I can only imagine what the families of the accused feel when being hit with such serious charges.  I feel so sorry for those who were blindsided and also the victims.  I’ve also often wondered how church members deal with the news of finding out their pastor could really be a pedophile, and/or a sex trafficker. View Post

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For many people, the idea of being “blessed” is somehow automatically thought to be physical rewards in our lives.  Whether it be a brand new car, a rewarding career, living in a beautiful home, having access to more money than you can count – when some people come across situations like these,  they may think that the person in question is by all means “blessed.” No one is wrong to think or to believe that such successes are indeed blessings from God.   What is not right is when individuals who are having a hard time in life, when nothing seems to be going the way that they want, or when they start to compare their lives to non-believers that are more successful than they are start to feel, think or believe that they have not been blessed at all.   Despite what you may be going through, you are still blessed!  But, in what other ways are we all blessed, other than the ways people deem obvious? View Post

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Do you trust your intuition?

For a very long time, I had not.  There have been many situations both big and quite small – where something deep inside of me would say “Tenille, stop… something is not right” or “Tenille, they are lying” and I’ll go ahead and finish what I was doing or I chose to believe a person anyway.  I can feel the words deep inside of my heart and also in my mind, actually causing me to pause and have second and third thoughts about whatever situation that I am in at that moment. Years later, I would find out that my intuition was right for every single one of those times, looking after my well-being while my naivety did otherwise. View Post

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