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B of the B

To my bestie of the best, I know times been a little hard
Situations occurred where u were happily open and now
They've put u on guard
It sucks when u stand up for what u believe
When people and values u stood for, made u feel u were
Deceived
Just know to stay faithful to those who stood with you
Christ and your beliefs, the things never ending and
True
We aren't perfect but people like you have the heart of
Good and gold
You're a blessing and it's been hundreds of times to u that
That's been told
Just know God gives adversity to those whom He sees as
Great
Even If u feel down and things feel bent, He will make sure
It all gets straight
So stay on your Pos and Christ will keep you strong
I got your back, so does all who truly know your heart, so
All this negative energy, trust me, will soon be gone

I love ya bestie!


//Jason S

Anger

What does the Bible say about anger

Handling anger is an important life skill. Anger can shatter communication and tear apart relationships, and it ruins both the joy and health of many. Sadly, people tend to justify their anger instead of accepting responsibility for it. Everyone struggles, to varying degrees, with anger. Thankfully, God’s Word contains principles regarding how to handle anger in a godly manner, and how to overcome sinful anger.

Anger is not always sin. There is a type of anger of which the Bible approves, often called “righteous indignation.” God is angry (Psalm 7:11;Mark 3:5), and believers are commanded to be angry (Ephesians 4:26). Two Greek words in the New Testament are translated as “anger.” One means “passion, energy” and the other means “agitated, boiling.” Biblically, anger is God-given energy intended to help us solve problems. Examples of biblical anger include David’s being upset over hearing Nathan the prophet sharing an injustice (2 Samuel 12) and Jesus’ anger over how some of the Jews had defiled worship at God’s temple in Jerusalem (John 2:13-18). Notice that neither of these examples of anger involved self-defense, but a defense of others or of a principle.

That being said, it is important to recognize that anger at an injustice inflicted against oneself is also appropriate. Anger has been said to be a warning flag—it alerts us to those times when others are attempting to or have violated our boundaries. God cares for each individual. Sadly, we do not always stand up for one another, meaning that sometimes we must stand up for ourselves. This is especially important when considering the anger that victims often feel. Victims of abuse, violent crime, or the like have been violated in some way. Often while experiencing the trauma, they do not experience anger. Later, in working through the trauma, anger will emerge. For a victim to reach a place of true health and forgiveness, he or she must first accept the trauma for what it was. In order to fully accept that an act was unjust, one must sometimes experience anger. Because of the complexities of trauma recovery, this anger is often not short-lived, particularly for victims of abuse. Victims should process through their anger and come to a place of acceptance, even forgiveness. This is often a long journey. As God heals the victim, the victim's emotions, including anger, will follow. Allowing the process to occur does not mean the person is living in sin.

Anger can become sinful when it is motivated by pride (James 1:20), when it is unproductive and thus distorts God’s purposes (1 Corinthians 10:31), or when anger is allowed to linger (Ephesians 4:26-27). One obvious sign that anger has turned to sin is when, instead of attacking the problem at hand, we attack the wrongdoer.Ephesians 4:15-19says we are to speak the truth in love and use our words to build others up, not allow rotten or destructive words to pour from our lips. Unfortunately, this poisonous speech is a common characteristic of fallen man (Romans 3:13-14). Anger becomes sin when it is allowed to boil over without restraint, resulting in a scenario in which hurt is multiplied (Proverbs 29:11), leaving devastation in its wake. Often, the consequences of out-of-control anger are irreparable. Anger also becomes sin when the angry one refuses to be pacified, holds a grudge, or keeps it all inside (Ephesians 4:26-27). This can cause depression and irritability over little things, which are often unrelated to the underlying problem.

We can handle anger biblically by recognizing and admitting our prideful anger and/or our wrong handling of anger as sin (Proverbs 28:13;1 John 1:9). This confession should be both to God and to those who have been hurt by our anger. We should not minimize the sin by excusing it or blame-shifting.

We can handle anger biblically by seeing God in the trial. This is especially important when people have done something to offend us.James 1:2-4,Romans 8:28-29, andGenesis 50:20all point to the fact that God is sovereign over every circumstance and person that crosses our path. Nothing happens to us that He does not cause or allow. Though God does allowbad thingsto happen, He is always faithful to redeem them for the good of His people. God is a good God (Psalm 145:8,9,17). Reflecting on this truth until it moves from our heads to our hearts will alter how we react to those who hurt us.

We can handle anger biblically by making room for God’s wrath. This is especially important in cases of injustice, when “evil” men abuse “innocent” people.Genesis 50:19andRomans 12:19both tell us to not play God. God is righteous and just, and we can trust Him who knows all and sees all to act justly (Genesis 18:25).

We can handle anger biblically by returning good for evil (Genesis 50:21;Romans 12:21). This is key to converting our anger into love. As our actions flow from our hearts, so also our hearts can be altered by our actions (Matthew 5:43-48). That is, we can change our feelings toward another by changing how we choose to act toward that person.

We can handle anger biblically by communicating to solve the problem. There are four basic rules of communication shared inEphesians 4:15,25-32:

1) Be honest and speak (Ephesians 4:15,25). People cannot read our minds. We must speak the truth in love.

2) Stay current (Ephesians 4:26-27). We must not allow what is bothering us to build up until we lose control. It is important to deal with what is bothering us before it reaches critical mass.

3) Attack the problem, not the person (Ephesians 4:29,31). Along this line, we must remember the importance of keeping the volume of our voices low (Proverbs 15:1).

4) Act, don’t react (Ephesians 4:31-32). Because of our fallen nature, our first impulse is often a sinful one (v. 31). The time spent in “counting to ten” should be used to reflect upon the godly way to respond (v. 32) and to remind ourselves how the energy anger provides should be used to solve problems and not create bigger ones.

At times we can handle anger preemptively by putting up stricter boundaries. We are told to be discerning (1 Corinthians 2:15-16;Matthew 10:16). We need not "cast our pearls before swine" (Matthew 7:6). Sometimes our anger leads us to recognize that certain people are unsafe for us. We can still forgive them, but we may choose not to re-enter the relationship.

Finally, we must act to solve our part of the problem (Romans 12:18). We cannot control how others act or respond, but we can make the changes that need to be made on our part. Overcoming a temper is not accomplished overnight. But through prayer, Bible study, and reliance upon God’s Holy Spirit, ungodly anger can be overcome. We may have allowed anger to become entrenched in our lives by habitual practice, but we can also practice responding correctly until that, too, becomes a habit and God is glorified in our response.
R Resources: The Other Side of Love: Handling Anger in a Godly Way by Gary Chapman and Logos Bible Software. (I have not read these, so I don't know if they are to recommend) 
http://www.gotquestions.org/anger.html


godiz - I'm raising this subject because... at this point in my life i am dealing with frustration - as i mentioned before in the blog. "Fam problems" I'm trying really hard to hold back the anger i feel inside. But sometimes "humanity" takes over. I'm the type of person that is very protective over things i love and stand for. I just can't handle un-justice, especially when it's right in my face. I am not a weak person and i will ALWAYS stand up for myself and the needy. But sometimes when things reach a certain point, i kind of feel like I'm about to loose my grip. I will NOT allow this to happen, but there is only so much a person can take. I know for sure that i WILL get through this with God by my side...No doubt! Though i must say that I haven't been myself lately... and that is something that frustrates me the most as a person. I always have to stay true to who I am or else i panic. I can't stand not being able to be myself, aaaahhh!!!. Lord, i really just want to find my peace again - I'm praying for patience and strength.

note: I do not have anger issues, It takes a whole lot to make me real upset.

Auntie M's






 

 godiz - my aunt's 60th b-day (swy abt the bad quality - phone pix)

Riddle Round

When you do not know what I am, then I am something. But when you know what I am, then I am nothing.

What am I?

Disconnected

I've been feeling a bit disconnected lately cause of  a few current situations at home. 
I am praying for peace within my heart.  
Please forgive me Father for not being myself during this time.

Miss Summer


godiz - when will i see you again?

Waff-Lez

Today is the day of waff-lez in the SWE. Bottoms up! :-P

Fast Sweety

I decided to fast until easter... and so far I have been fasting for a week (pat pat on the back) pheew! Since I already don't eat a whole lot of meat, i figured i'd focus on staying away from the sweets. Being a sweet tooth, It hasn't been easy. But I'm gonna do this and I will manage to do it. When I'm done I'll have an easter feast with all kinds of yummy treats. May God be with me and protect me from the Cookie Monster! Me NO cookies.

Matthew 5:6 - Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

G'Pa!




godiz - browsing around the mall with granpa'... one of my best friends <3

Thank You

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for my life on this earth, however challenging or not.
Thank you for giving me free will to love and be loved to make my own decisions, to learn from my mistakes, to laugh when I’m
happy, to cry when I’m sad.
Thank you for my loved ones, my family, my friends, and for every other person I meet along my journey,
Thank you for giving me strength to overcome adversity, to do what’s right for the benefit of the greater good, and to rise above negativity.
Thank you for giving me hope where I know there’ll be an end to world’s suffering and pain, and the promise of a world filled with light and everlasting love.
Thank you Jesus for listening to me.


And there’s one more thing I’d like to say, 

I love you Jesus more and more each day! 
No one will ever take your place.

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Tips & Tricks



A little tip for you who have sensitive skin and for those who don't want to damage their skin etc. If you don't use natural products or home made remedies. Then i would definitely recommend Baby products. They are way more skin-friendly than the regular stuff you buy in stores. Try it, if you haven't. It works great on me. 


I love the fact that they don't have a strong smell.

At This Moment

I am sitting in my room listening to Gladys Knight & The Pips, as I'm pampering my doggies... <3

Header Change


godiz - I think it is time to change things up, getting bored of that face. Stay tuned for the new header to come... I just need to take my time to make a new one lol 
Any kool ideas? HOLLER! this way.


Music Minute - Faith

None Of My Business

Hello Everyone! who's passing by :-) Wondering... if anyone of you has any good tips or ideas on how to start your own online store? I surfed the web, but have not yet found any good sites that i like. I mean I kind of get the idea on how it works, it's more of how things work around it. Like where do I get in contact with manufacture companies and vedndors? How much do I need to start off with? And so on... Of course I'm grateful for any advice i can get :-) I'm sure it would be a great help. Please feel free to send me a link, e-mail or why not post a comment in the comment field below? I would love to hear from you. I'd appreciate it a lot. So, if you know anything on this topic and would like to share it with me? do not hesitate. Thanks for your kindness in advance.

Peace & Love


B-Day Wishes


godiz - I just wanna say thanks, to all of you who wished me a happy birthday! LOVE <3

One Baby








Happy Birthday Lil One <3

godiz - Having fun at my cousins son's 1st B-day party. How moosi is that kid? Eat!!!



I Am With Thee

We might experience being alone. We might experience devastating events. Disappointments might feel like they are par for the course in our experiential reality. But our faith, which is the substance of things unseen, invades the void, becomes our companion in the very midst of the loneliness, and whispers, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee". Believe in God, for He is there.

Lounging







B-day dinner with my two favorite ladies.


ordering our bar "drinks" ice water and tea lol



Had a pretty good time. I'm out... PEACE!