Selah Vita

Life is a treasured asset…don't let it pass by without pausing to think about each moment~~~selah vita

RUN!!

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RUN!!

doesn’t it seem like people are against you a lot? in today’s world everyone fights against each other always seeing the bad in each other…it’s getting kind of sickening if you ask me.
i’m not a pessimist, by any means, yet this troubles me. i hate seeing everyone backbiting, going for each other’s throats over silly things.

where’s the love these days?
i’ve come to terms with it and finally concluded, people are truly lovers of themselves and don’t care who they hurt or who they step on to get things they want..they’ve forgotten how to love others and deny themselves…what a crazy world we live in huh? it’s all a sick game don’tcha think?
well, the more i gave it thought, the more frustrated i became and started my own little version of how the game should be played…i’ve asked myself this, if someone has it in for me b/c they don’t like the color of my hair, skin or eyes, then should i extend grace to that person or make them feel the pain they’re causing me? should i spew my mouth off at them or turn in silence and walk away avoiding strife at any cost? the more i thought about it, the more scenarios my little mind came up with! i tried my best to be christian in my thinking until i heard about a young boy i knew who was bullied and beat up in school and i became a bit different for that moment in time! that’s when i realized sometimes one must stand up to some people…and that’s when i figured out my human side made a decision…and it was this…”take your best shot, and it better be good, because if i get up you’re gonna wish i didn’t!!!!!
is that a good example? probably not, but if you think about it, the flesh can make one lose control, espeicially if you hurt any of my loved ones!!!

obviously it’s time i change my focus and let my flesh sit down for a spell…ya think?

as i did that and surrendered my thoughts i began to look from a different perspectiveHis perspective instead of mine (ouchie)…i realized i was thinking from human thoughts and not with the mind and heart of the spirit. as i refocused, i began to see it from another side, His side…i saw hurting people who lashed out because they were unhappy with themselves. i saw hurting people who were never taught how to manage their emotions. i saw hurting people who never tasted love, pure lovemy heart hurts now

soooooo, now, i felt the pain of some and realized maybe if i pray for them, maybe their life can be changed…maybe if i could touch one or two or three of them i can show them what love is…maybe if i smile at them, they’ll sense i’m not against them, but for them…maybe, just maybe, that will help them move toward the warmer side of love and succumb to the truth of His great love…hmmmm…

got lots to think about now…

peace out

ps…in answer to my own question …yes, i should extend grace to them…but if they’re on the dark side’s team…then, they should run… (sorry, there’s still some human blood running through my veins) 😉

 


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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

OK OK, so we all know the world is going crazy,,,obviously, there’s no more RESPECT!!!! and that’s sad…when was please and thank you such a bad thing? when and how did it all stop? where’s the love for others?

but i’m sayin’ we don’t have to sit and watch as the “crazies” do their thing . we can make a difference…all we have to do is “be the change”!!!

it only takes one person at a time to begin acting with loving kindness! if enough people think of others more than themselves we can make a break in this hard, crusty, calcified interior that most seem to have these days…i’ve heard some say they’ve never been shown love, yeah ok, i buy that (sometimes)…but, believe me,that can change too, all it you have to do is check your hard drive…go ahead…try it…

funny how we know all about running computer checks on our laptops, but never check our personal computer, you know the one i’m talking about, right? yeah, you got it…go ahead run the virus scan…oh, and do the deep one not the short scan…check it out…see what comes up? don’t be afraid, no one’s watching…it’s just you and the man who made the computer…

hmmm, do you think it’s defective? ok, kidding…just trying to lighten you up a little…(smile)…

ok ok, let’s go back a bit…i’ll try to be serious here…so, what’s the computer reading? got some junk in your trunk? did you find some glitches that are making you a bit on edge? got some issues with the family, boss, spouse, or maybe your dating and there’s something not working right there? or is it all of the above?  no matter which one it is or how many, the point i’m trying to make is this…start with you, yeah that’s what i said, Y.O.U…we all have glitches, we all need to run the virus scans often…and believe me i’s for our good!

all it takes is a few adjustments, that is, if you can recognize the glitches and agree to work on them…it’s not hard at all…and the key is, wanting it to work, wanting to change…trust me, it’s in the reader’s manual…do you always want to be angry, mad, frustrated, hurt, unloved (that’s really a lie you know, everyone is loved by someone, but that’s another post)…so are these any of the things found on your hard drive?

bottom line is this…start small and make the changes. try it daily, even moment by moment is good…but do it and you’ll find that soon you will feel something warm and fuzzy goin’ on inside…when you feel that…go with it!! and when you go with it, you’ll find you will probably like it!! AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS???? you’re ready to rock and roll!!!

that’s when you make your move and alert your face!! let everyone see your smile, (instead of the frown or disgust or whatever scowl you wore)…DO IT and you’ll be happy you did…and before you know it others will see it and they’ll smile back…hmmmmm, i feel good already!!!

i hope this helps you find your glitch and get back into showing the world some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

but can i be honest? you’ve got to show yourself some R.E.S.P.E.C.T…. that’s where it begins…and when you do, others will take notice…and then that’s where it all happens, that’s where the change starts to ignite others…so go ahead, do it, do it for them, do it for YOU…do it and change the world, one hard drive at a time…


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A SISTA from ANOTHA MOTHA…

there aren't enough miles to keep a solid friendship together... not time  or miles can keep what God has brought together, apart! this post is for a dear friend that could have been my birth sista! and yes, she's more talented and def the smarter one, BUT those are the qualities i love about her... she's one who has been deeply tattooed in my heart by God Himself... honestly, i think He knew not to make us sisters at birth because He knew we'd get in too much trouble together!! this is for my dearest friend Cate who is always and i mean ALWAYS ready to lend a helping hand to this sista, especially if it comes to techie stuff... i tip my hat to you, and am forever grateful for your loving kindness... i wouldn't trade what God has given us for anything... YOU ROCK SISTA!! ...love you girl!!

there aren’t enough miles to keep a solid friendship together…
not time or miles can keep what God has brought together, apart!
this post is for a dear friend that could have been my birth sista! and yes, she’s so much more talented, cuter and def the smarter one, BUT those are the qualities i love about her…
she’s one who has been deeply tattooed in my heart by God Himself…
honestly, i think He knew not to make us sisters at birth because He knew we’d get in too much trouble together!!
this is for my dearest friend Cate who is always and i mean ALWAYS ready to lend a helping hand to this sista, especially if it comes to techie stuff…
i tip my hat to you, and am forever grateful for your loving kindness…
i wouldn’t trade what God has given us for anything…
YOU ROCK SISTA!!
…love you girl!!

REBUILDING THE JERSEY SHORE…after hurricane sandy

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to those of us who love the Jersey Shore, here’s a video a NJ Reporter made after the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy…for those of us who hold treasured memories of all the great, fun times we held dear…lets hope one day soon, it will be rebuilt and will bring many more memories for us and future generations…
we can only hope and pray it will and once again bring happiness to all the surrounding areas of people who came from everywhere, near and far, just to get a taste of our beautiful beaches, our boardwalks and lots of fun times together with friends and family…
if you lived in or visited the Jersey Shore, you were blessed with wonderful memories..,
here to all those working hard at bringing it all back… remember, we’re Jersey Strong!
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I Got An Award!

I want to thank my friend Shaun at http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/about-2/ for recognizing my blog.  Thank you Shaun.  All of you should click on his page.  Shaun speaks from the heart and holds nothing back with the way he has had to deal with an affliction in this life.  He loves his family and his friends with a big heart.

Thank you again Shaun!

BE STRONG...bob marley

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