Archive for April, 2013


As I reflect on these five simple, but very important and powerful words, “No More Hurting People – Peace,” I sense that these words have been very prophetic, and God is saying to the world, enough is enough. These prophetic words came from none other than  a beautiful boy by the name of Martin Richards, one of the victims, who, unfortunately did not survive the Boston Marathon Bombings on April 15, 2013.

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Nonetheless, his message is a powerful reminder to the world, that it is not okay to go around causing terrors, mayhem, and hurt. It’s a call for peace from a young eight year old boy. This was no coincidence that Martin wrote those five simple, but powerful words some time before his death. Martin had been on this earth for a purpose, to carry a message of peace and love. He skillfully crafted two signs of love on either side of his poster sign, which also serves as a powerful reminder, that a little child shall lead us. (Isaiah 11:6) As his parents’ message stated, “He’s now at peace.”

With all the terrors, mayhem, and hurt that continue to plague our world, let us be reminded of the peace that Jesus has already left with us, so that we should not be troubled, or become afraid. In John 14:27, the Scripture states, “My peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Let us all continue to pray for all those who have been victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings, but most importantly, let us all continue to pray for peace.

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To You, Love God

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To: You
Today is Friday.
Think back over the events of this week as if they were a computer text document.
Has this been a really tough week?  Have there been a lot of challenges and problems that you are glad you have simply survived?
Then, in your mind, press the “delete” key and let this week go.  It’s over.  Cease to focus upon it. Empty your trash file and leave behind the events of this week.
If, however, there have been some good experiences– experiences that brought you joy and satisfaction; or, if you overcame challenges which have now given you resources to live even more fully, imagine highlighting, cutting and pasting these events into a new document titled “Next Week.”  Set your intention now to enjoy the upcoming week to the fullest.
Lastly, if this week has been extraordinary, then consider saving it as a template for your future.  Create a file for this wonderful week and let it serve as a model for what is to come.
Delete, cut and paste, or make a template. 
You choose.
Love,
God

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Peace

Coping with Grief and Loss

Do you have a family member, close friend, or someone you knew very well, who has recently died? Have you loss something that you have possessed that has changed your life dramatically? Have you invested all you have got in something you thought you would have gained from, but have loss instead? Have you recently moved, changed your job, or is going through any other major life changes or losses?

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Grief and loss can be a horrible and painful experience that you may encounter in your life, and everyone will have to go through this experience at some points in their life. Nonetheless, trying to develop a coping mechanism is essential to enable you to get through the process.

You may experience a sense of shock, anger, or even guilt, by seeking ways of blaming yourself, or thinking of things that you should have or could have done. In light of what you are experiencing, your feelings of sadness may take days, months, or even years to get through, but, everyone grieves differently, so you should not feel bad about expressing your emotions. You should cry if you need to, as crying is a normal part of the grieving process.

If you have a difficult time expressing your emotions to others, you should try writing about your feelings in a journal or diary. You can also join a support group, and try to talk to others who have gone through similar experience. Try not to isolate yourself, but reach out to others, and accept their assistance, if they offer to help you. If your grief and loss is unbearable, and you are unable to cope, you can also seek professional help.

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Remember, your pain is never permanent, and the time will pass when you will get through the grieving process. At the same token, you should endeavor to take proper care of yourself during the grieving process, by eating a balance meal, exercising, and getting enough rest, as the symptoms of sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, and forgetfulness can often times accompany grief.

And, lastly, but most importantly, look to God for help. Inspirational outreach is a great way of coping in times of grief and loss. Jesus reminded you in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus will comfort you through your darkest moment. He will restore and take care of your every needs, just trust Him to guide you to the road to recovery.

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