Be Happy & Be Happy For One Another

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After 3 weeks, some “Teeny” fallout from my last post and a lot of prayer, I’ve decided to write a follow up to the “You’re Only As Free As You Allow Yourself To Be” post. 

To begin, no one should ever assume that I’m being passive aggressive or posting things to hurt people that have hurt me.  That’s not my style and my friends and family know that if I have a problem with anything, I come directly to them.  I’m just NOT a passive aggressive person and I have no agenda to use my blog as a weapon.  I write passionately with intense feeling because that is what is REAL.  I’m very transparent about my life.  How could any of my readers understand the GRAVITY of my revelations and victories if they don’t understand the INTENSITY of my pain and hurt, my faults and weaknesses? 

I write my posts as though the people that have hurt me don’t read them.  They might and I have very strong opinions about this unhealthy behavior, but I write as if they won’t.  I am going to write freely. I will never mention these people by name or give details about their identity, but I’m not going to let my FEAR of these people (who have a history of unhealthy behaviors) dictate to me what I can share with my friends, family and followers.  I wont let their intimidation and emotional manipulation determine how I live my life anymore.  I will protect their identity, but I won’t let my fear keep me from talking about what I’ve learned.  My blog is a place for me to communicate the things on my heart and to help others positively!  I don’t use my blog to hurt people.  It is a place for me to be transparent.  It is a place that is healing for me.  If you confess things openly you are more likely to have your moments of repentance and victory stick!  So I’ll try, with everything I am, to keep to the things I’ve confessed to do.

For clarification, my previous post is about me.  If you read it a second and third time, that is really the only conclusion you can come to.  My feelings are filled with regret, hurt, anger and grief but what it comes down to is this… The only person I can change, is me.  I made decisions to change myself and how I view my trials.  Rather than be upset about those who have hurt me, I can just move on.  They obviously have and that’s great.  What an AMAZING revelation that was!  Everyone deserves to be loved no matter what they’ve done.  It really doesn’t matter how I’m feeling.  What DOES matter is that I choose to be free from these feelings as well as the people that have invoked them.  I choose to forgive and move on with my life.  I choose to let these people be happy and be happy for them.  I choose to let go.

I now have healthy relationships with some of the people I refer to in my posts.  They know that some of the things I mention may refer to things that happened between us.  Fortunately, we have repentance and healing, and our relationships are healthy and encouraging.  They have changed and I have changed.  The past is in the past and trust has been restored.  They understand that I don’t dredge things up to make them look bad and they know I will protect their identity.  I’m practicing my beliefs and the things I’ve learned from wise people when I’m navigating difficult situations and difficult relationships.  I have a healthier life, restored relationships and overall general happiness because of it.  The evidence reflects that I’m definitely doing something right.

So!  The last post was a celebration for a major victory in my life to be shared with people who want the same thing in their life.  This post is for anyone who may have misunderstood.

P.S.  If anyone doesn’t like what I have to say or doesn’t agree with me, that’s completely understandable.  We are all so different.  I do ask that you utilize discretion and refrain from taking it out on my family and friends.  They really have nothing to do with my personal feelings.

Thanks!  Hope you all have a beautiful, stress free weekend! ❤ 

Dwelling Places in Uganda

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I’m very excited about a charity event that Victory Worship Center is hosting for Dwelling Places in Uganda.  Be prepared.  I’m going to be flooding the internet with information about this organization and how you can be a part of something amazing!

“Dwelling Places is a Christian non-governmental organization dedicated to removing children from the streets, rebuilding families, and restoring broken individuals with the love of Jesus Christ.  Dwelling Places works to rescue, rehabilitate, reconcile and resettle street children with their families. We speak out for children at risk – informing, motivating, and equipping families and communities to promote positive change in Ugandan society.”

Our Mustaches, Bowties, and Pearls Event will be a night filled with music, fine desserts and fellowship.  We will be holding a silent auction to raise money for Dwelling Places and we will be focusing on Child Sponsorship.  There is a special Children for Children corner where we will be selling art work created by our local kids to help raise money for the children in Dwelling Places.  You can purchase tickets on the Victory Worship Center Website. (click here)

As I’m writing this, my 4.5 year old son comes up to me and asks, “Mom? Mom? MOM? I’m right here. Can you look at me? I’m right here.”  Wow, I cant even stop writing to look at my son? I can’t believe how selfish it is for me to ignore my son and consider that there are more than 10,000 children on the streets in Uganda who don’t have a mom to bug.

I stop typing and look at him, “Mom, I just want to be with you. Can we cuddle?” Again, wow, my son isn’t whining or complaining or being ungrateful.  He just wants to cuddle.  I stop everything to scoop him up in my arms we spin in my desk chair, kissing him every full turn. We laugh and giggle.  I am completely blown away right now that God would use THIS moment, during THIS blog entry to illuminate once again why THIS is so important!

There are children who are living in the worst conditions, suffering the most horrific abuse, and don’t have a mother to “bug” about cuddles.  This is what Dwelling Places is all about!  Giving these children the love they absolutely deserve.

Will you please consider helping this organization?  When you sponsor a child, you are giving them hope!

Click Here to sponsor a child today!!!

My Calling…

My Calling

 

LOVE 

Everybody needs love. Some would say we all deserve love, but I believe that we ‘need’ it. We cannot survive without it. Most of the world’s worst problems come from a lack of love for each other. Some of the seemingly worst people you run into, or hear about have no love because they received none. Sure, some are just sick. Some people had all the love in the world and they grew up selfish jerks. But if you take a troubled child, and love them appropriately, they ARE more likely to overcome.

I love you guys. I feel like my purpose in life is to love. My beliefs and values encourage this, but that hasn’t stopped 100’s of millions of ‘believing’ people to act out of hatred, contempt and judgement. It goes beyond my beliefs and is confirmed by the scientific fact that LOVE WORKS! I am devoted to be a fighter and a lover of people. I am a woman of healthy boundaries and I will not compromise my beliefs or values, but I won’t use them as an excuse to withhold my love. In fact, I will use them to justify it.

My Calling… I will fight bravely against Fear. I will speak with Virtuous Compassion. I will love Relentlessly! – This is the person I want to be!

I hope you all will help me in being that person. You have all given me so much. Now, hug yourself for me, DAG-NIT! 

Here are some articles about the importance of love and healthy human touch… I don’t encourage you to go around touching people. You will probably get punched in the throat. I will also say if you touch a baby you might get arrested. But science and spirituality tell us that human touch and love are essential for our survival. Consider yourself loved-on today! 

http://www.livestrong.com/article/72120-effect-human-contact-newborn-babies/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maia-szalavitz/how-orphanages-kill-babie_b_549608.html

http://www.livescience.com/21778-early-neglect-alters-kids-brains.html

I Heart You!

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I got my inspiration off of Pinterest, of course!  Thank you, “Dressed Up Nails” for your amazing work.

To all my friends!  I Heart You and thank you for all your love and support!  You’re the best of the best!

 

 

Couch Coinage For Comic Con Campaign!

Carrie Bland Comic ConThere are 313.9 million people living in the United States of America and nearly 7 billlion  humans on this little piece of rock we call Terra…Earth…whatever.  We only need 1000 people to donate $2.50 in Couch Coinage in order to reach our goal of $2500 and send one of Geek Culture’s best loved women to San Diego Comic Con 2013.  We have until Tuesday, July 16th to raise this money and make Carrie Bland’s (@Keeba13) dream come true! Let’s prove that Couch Coinage can make a huge difference and generosity is alive and well!

Questions you might be asking yourself right now:

1. “Who is Carrie Bland?”

Carrie is one the most amazingly talented GeekMoms. She is respected as a top Gaming Girl and is the Community Manager for PMS Clan Halo Division. Respect! A Whovian, a Zombie Apocalypse lover, Supernatural addict, and did I mention she loves tacos? Carrie’s an Amazing GeekMom who is so dope, that she crafts-up Legend of Zelda Link arm cuffs for her daughter and cosplay’s some hardcore Stormtrooper action! What lucky kids ❤

http://www.gofundme.com/22sbj0

Check her out on Twitter… @Keeba13 !

2. “What the heck is Couch Coinage?”

Couch Coinage is the Coinage you find in your couch!  I haven’t done any research, but my guess is that the average person vacuums/cleans out their couch once a year.  Its a nice little treasure to find $2.50 in coins among the cereal, hair, crumbs and the God-Only-Knows-What-Putrescence-That-Is.

3. “Why should I give my Couch Coinage to you?”

I truly believe that Couch Coinage can be used for something bigger than just a 12 oz coke out of the vending machine!  If it wasn’t important enough to have it for the year it sat between the cushions and some crusted cheerios, why keep it to ourselves now? Use its simplicity to do something totally AWESOME, like sending Carrie on a well deserved dream trip for Geeks!

4. “Is your Donation Site safe?”

GoFundMe.com uses Paypal to accept donations which is extremely safe. Here’s a quote from their website, “In terms of online security, all payments are securely processed using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer encryption, or SSL.” For more information on GoFundMe Safety & Security , click here.

Creating a PayPal Account is easy, secure and one of the safest ways to purchase items online or make charitable donations.  It is used by thousands of websites and makes donating online a SNAP!  The best part is…ITS FREE to create an account!  Click here for more information about PayPal!

Just Click on the Donate button below or visit the link on our virtual flyer (pictured below).  If you love the idea of Couch Coinage making a difference, PLEASE REBLOG THIS!  We are trying to get as much exposure as possible.  Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other site you can please. Carrie is the sweetest person and this is our gift to her!  I desperately want this for her, will you please help us make it happen? Thank you everyone! ❤

 

DONATE!!!!!!       

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Father’s… We love You!

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We hope you Daddy’s are all having a wonderful Day today! Love and Blessings ❤

You Matter!

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This is for you, my friend.  I love you and you matter ❤

Thankful!

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I love my new camera!  I was lighting a candle because our room smelled like a lost dirty diaper and I noticed a little tableau of our family.  So I dusted everything off and removed the clutter to take this picture.  I think it came out beautifully ❤

Have a blessed and beautiful weekend!

Here’s Hopin’ For Hope!

Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

This verse touched my heart today from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Wherever you are and whatever you believe, hope is real. I don’t fully understand it and I’ve rarely experienced it, but it is real nonetheless. AND if you’re like me, you really need it. So here’s “hoping” that we get some soon! 😉

LOVE YOU ALL! Seriously, even you, Random Castleville and Gardens of Time friends! Especially you, Never Met You Geeks In Cyber Space Friends! I’ve got enough for all of you, Facebookies, Tweeps and Blogites!

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