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Losing My Voice Because of Negative People

  Funny things happen when you look back on your immediate past.  For me, that was the past two years.  You see my cursumstances were far from ideal.  When I originally started writing online, I had enormous amount of joy and spark to share my vision of life with anyone who would listen. I have learned that no matter how much happiness I felt, I couldn’t help those around me to focus on the positive things that were happening around them.  The harder I make my case to have them wake up, the more they would push back with more negativity.   Some people are just hardwired to be negative. #truth #movingforward Click To Tweet At some point, I was surrounded by a sea of negativity.  Everyone that encountered that environment became negative.  Next thing I knew, I was engulfed.  Everything that were outlets for me became things that others pointed out as selfish, stupid, or pointless.  The things that I loved to do: blogging, photography, raising my kids became a point to argue and for ridicule. Now, that I look back on it, it wasn’t me that had this problem, but those around me who couldn’t find ways to make themselves happy.  What they wanted to do was take the joy from everyone else.  I didn’t realize this then, but I do now.  Things do become clearer when you’re removed from a stressful situation. Surrounded by that all day and night became soul crushing.  Just going out with my family became a week long battle of trying to protect myself from the guilt trips that was constantly being...

The Body Is A Temple

For the longest time, I always heard that the body is a temple.  for me that always meant to try to avoid sin.  Do the right thing and not focus on anything that was harmful.  But while I completely took the spiritual parts seriously, I now must admit that I neglected the most obvious part: my physical body. Now, I always have an excuse: kids, homeschooling, home responsibilities, pregnancy, hormones, but the truth is that I didn’t do it completely because I didn’t want to.  October 2015 was my wake up call.  After going through a health scare that turned my world upside down, I read Saint Paul’s words differently.   We always make an excuse not to do something, until it’s decided for us. #health #bodysoul Click To Tweet   You know that your bodies are parts of the body of Christ.  (1. Cor. 6:16) Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who lives in you and who was given to you by God?  You do not belong to you but to God. (1. Cor. 6:19) Yes, I still take into account of the spiritual meaning of the words, but now I am driven to take the physics meaning of these words as well.  As the gatekeeper of food for this family, I have to think about what this means for us.  As of now my family has different dietary needs.  Some are allergic to peanuts, and others can’t handle wheat-gluten. Everyone needs something different. Since October, I have tried a new eating plan for myself.  I have started an elimination diet....

Wading Through Doubt

  In the past year, one phrase has been on my lips, “Lord, Give me strength.”  The problems has been adding up.  Fear, doubt, worry, anxieties all have been something that has plagued my mind.  When I think I’m free of that, then comes a restlessness of my soul that I never anticipated before. From the outside, my lot is not that bad at all.  I am able to homeschool, which has it’s own challenges, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.  I am able to stay home with my children.  As well as show success to my family other than it being monetary.   Doubt   No. The problem lies within the mind.  While I’m not in a bad situation, rather loving one, my enemy at the moment has been my mind.  Doubt has crept in my mind which has affected my ability to write my words on paper.  Express myself completely and honestly.  Doubt had me questioning my decisions that I have made in the past that led me to my current role.  Doubt, overall has been the shovel that has unsettled my mind. Because of this overwhelming doubt, I have been filled with anxiety.  Questions regarding decisions that I am making in life, even when not conventional, has me spiraling into that dark sea of the abyss whose main goal is to swallow me up whole.   Giving Up Freedom & Being Obedient   After all of this, I realize that I have to give up the one thing that I am holding onto with an iron fist–the idea of being in control.  Afraid that once when I...
8 Inspirational Quotes For Peace of Mind

8 Inspirational Quotes For Peace of Mind

  Have you ever felt like you lost your sense of peace? I mean, it’s normal to feel out of it, but sometimes it just seems like that lack of peace doesn’t seem to stop. One thing after another doesn’t seem to go your way, and you feel like it’s only going to get worse. Maybe you received bad news, or perhaps you are anxious about something. Either way, your sense of peace is now gone, and now you’re just scrambling to get things back in order. I know what what that feels like. I also know that is not the way we are supposed to live (and this is coming from a “worrier.) It doesn’t matter if you are concerned about a health issue for yourself or your loved one, or that job that you really wanted. What I understand that when we lose our peace of mind, God can’t work in us at that moment. Over time, I have collected some quotes, and reminders that helps me put things back in the correct perspective. Being part of the Church Militant, we know that there is a lot of things that we cannot do on our own, so it’s always to good to call in reinforcements. Yes, we’re going to worry about things, even be anxious about them— but if we ask our Father for guidance, and then be patient to listen for the answers, we will see that there is nothing we have to worry about.   8 Inspirational Quotes for Peace of Mind   1. The devil does his utmost to banish peace from one’s heart...

Do We Really Get What We Deserve?

What goes around comes around. I don’t treat people bad, because I don’t want that happening to me. You get what you deserve.     Karma. For a long time, I thought I believed in it. I bought into the idea that there was some other force out there that determines how the scale balances. That my actions would decide how others may act towards me. If I wronged someone, then they (or someone else) would wrong me in return. But if I believed in that, Karma, then I would have to accept and believe in everything that surrounds it.   Bad Things Happen To Good People   In a nutshell, Karma cannot explain why bad things happen to good people. Why bad things happen to children. In all honesty, it’s very brutal. For example: your child gets hit by a flying baseball and is seriously injured. Someone comes up to and say, “ Looks like that kid did something horrible in a past life, looks like he’s getting what he deserves.” That must be Karma…or is it? What would you say to that person? Agree? I know I wouldn’t! Karma cannot explain why bad things happen to good people. Would we then say that’s Karma gone wrong? It’s just how the universe corrects itself. It’s just the way things are. Maybe the parents did something wrong, and the children are paying the price….   Multiple Lives.   Karma (action, deed) is able to cross lives through reincarnation. If you had good Karma, then you have a higher place in rebirth, bad karma, the opposite But now the next...
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