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The Beginning of a New Month

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My favorite time of the year is when dogwoods are in bloom and that will be happening this month!

 

Can you believe it? April is already here! I don’t know how it is where you live, but here in South Central Missouri, spring is starting to bloom all around us. The forsythias and the daffodils have already done their song and dance and other flowers are getting ready to take their place in brightening our world.

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This Month’s Affirmation

I may not be mother Teresa, but I do believe I have a place in God's Heart.

I may not be mother Teresa, but I do believe I have a place in God’s Heart.

 

 

Every month I have been adding a new affirmation to my life. My goal is to have a different affirmation every month that leads to my ultimate goal for the year of a complete lifestyle makeover. So far, in January my affirmation was “I am organized and productive.” February was  “I am Energetic, Fit, Strong, and Healthy. March was “I first seek to understand then to be understood”. Because we celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection in April, this month, my new affirmation is “I am a Spiritual Being on a Physical Journey”. This month, to help me better improve my relationship with my God, I will be studying other women of the Bible and their relationships with their creator as well as those around them.

What it mean to be a Spiritual Being on a Physical Journey

So what do I mean by being a spiritual being on a physical journey? Well, the first thing that I think of when I think of this is the verse in the Bible where it says that this life (on this earth)is but a vapor. Literally it means that it is just a puff of are, a quick breath compared to eternity. Think about it. Everything that we experience here on this earth whether it be five minutes or a century is less than one quick exhale of breath, barely something to think about. To put it more in perspective, can you remember a specific breath that you took yesterday. I can sort of think of one that I took yesterday. It was during exercise and I was a bit out of breath, but it didn’t seem very significant in relation to my life overall or toward even the whole day yesterday. It was really nothing.

Eternity on the other hand is never ending. My physical body is going to die one day, but my spirit is going to exist forever.  I intend to live forever with Christ. How about you? If you knew that you were going to live forever, do you know where you will spend eternity?

 

God Sees The End From The Beginning

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The term for the idea that God is everywhere all the time is omnipresent. It presents the idea that God knows what was going to happen to mankind from the beginning of time.

One thing I hear all the time is that if God is a just God, why did he make evil in this world. God didn’t make evil people, but he offered people the ability to agree with or to disregard what God has said was right. The fact that evil exists is a result of human kind disregarding what God said.

God knew that humans would disregard his word, even before God created humans. That is why God created on the third day herb bearing seed. those herbs had medicinal properties that offered people relief from the diseases that would occur after human disobedience.

More importantly, because once we disregard God’s authority, we forfeit right standing with him, we are ever separated from him. he knew that people would not even have the ability on their own to agree with and follow through with every best decision that God had for them so he sent his son not as a reigning king, but as a baby to the most ordinary of couples.

God Sees Our Deepest Thoughts

God knows everything. He is omniscience. He knows our motives and  every thought we think. We cannot fool him like we can fool others about who we are. We may even be able to fool ourselves from time to time, but we will never fool God.

God Is All Powerful, He is the Final Judge

In the end God holds all the marbles. He allows us not to choose him, but in the end, if we do not choose him, we will face his wrath. He is our judge, we think otherwise to our peril.

God is All Loving

A number of years ago, I was thinking about the fact that God is our judge and I asked him (in prayer) why a just God would allow evil to happen. The answer came immediately and brought tears to my eyes. He is a just God, but he is also a loving one. The Bible says that he is patient and slow to anger. In addition, he wants us to share in this loving experience. He expects us to develop this characteristic that we can only get from him. As we grow closer to him and are obedient to him in this love, we become more like him.

Where are you in your walk with your creator? Do you doubt his existence? Look to nature and it will whisper his truth. Are you angry with him? Tell him about your anger and he will explain himself. Are you confused about what God wants you to do next? Ask him giving as much detail as possible your situation and he will give you an answer. Did someone hurt you? He wants to comfort you. Are you facing illness or injury? He wants to heal you. Whatever your need, he is everywhere you are. He knows the answer to your problem. He is powerful enough to meet your need. Most importantly, he loves you and wants the best for you.

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Cygnet Brown has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. Click here for more information about Cygnet Brown and her books.

Remember to pick up YOUR free kindle copy of When God Turned His Head on April 4 & 5.

 

 


How I Did in March

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Branson Landing

It is hard to believe that March is already over. It is time now to see how well I have done this month. My affirmation is: “I Seek First to Understand, then to be understood.” My intentions were to begin working on developing new relationships, however, the direction I ended up taking was in solidifying the relationships of those closest to me. I spent time developing the relationship with my roommates kids so that we are as much strangers as we have been since I moved in. Second, I went on a trip with my daughter to Branson. Three, I spent time with my son Jonathan who was here this month from Hawaii. I had a great time with my children at Colton’s Steak House.

I determined that I would change my headings for the month toward that direction. I have determined that I will be calling my children more, not so much to bother them like an old busy-body, but to let them know that their mother thinks about them every day. I am really grateful that each of my children have their own lives and that I prepared them toward being independent individuals. I know I am not a perfect mother, but I at least have allowed each of them to develop independent of me. Each one of them is capable of standing on their own two feet, even my not quite 14 year-old daughter.

Keeping Up With January and February Affirmations

I have not forgotten my affirmations from January and February either.

January, if you remember was “I am Organized and Productive.I have (for the most part) continued to use the schedule that I set up for myself in January.  I have continued with that in that I have cleaned out a closet that needed organization. In addition, I have made changes on my novel A Coward’s Solace as my first beta reader suggested and I handed it off to my second beta reader. I have also kept up with submitting to Bubblews and writing this blog regularly. In addition, I have been working on developing my author platform. I have started making arrangements for putting my book A Coward’s Solace Back out as a free book on April 4 & 5.

February My affirmation was “I am Energetic, Fit, Strong, and Healthy”. This month, I have been exercising on my roommate’s elliptical machine as well as continuing to eat healthy foods and taking vitamins. I HAVE NOT BEEN DIETING, I have simply been eating healthier and yet since last July drum roll peace, I have lost 30 pounds. It may not be fast weight loss, but like the tortoise, slow and steady will win in this race. I am seriously thinking about writing a book about this health gaining experience.

Coming Up In April

April’s Affirmation is “I Am A Spirit Being On A Physical Journey”. This month in honor of the fact that Easter, my blog will focus on Godly women of the Bible. Over the past few years, as I have read my Bible, I have found that many traditions concerning women of the Bible are inaccurate and have been promoted by books like Dan Brown’s The De Vince Code.. I am not sure exactly why this is true. Some of it may be because of the fact that our western culture is based on patriarchal society. Other reasons may be because Christianity has over the years embraced certain pagan traditions as Christian traditions.

I want to look at the Godly women of the Bible and determine how these women relate to me as a modern Christian woman. What can I take away from their experiences in my growth this year? Even more important, how can I share these insights with other women?

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Cygnet Brown has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. Click here for more information about Cygnet Brown and her books.

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