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interconnectedness /in(t)ǝrkǝ’nektǝdnǝs/-n. The state of being connected with each other. Yes, that’s a word. But here’s my personal definition: interconnectedness-n. The relationship of all things through all time. This is how I have come to understand my own life: all things are related to all things. Karma. Fundamentally, even though we are a planet of…




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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Apr 22

Let It Go!

Yesterday is gone. We have no power over the past. Some people say: If I could go back knowing what I know now…..can you honestly say that? My 20s sucked. I thought I was grown. I was into drugs. Though there were some good times, it was filled with mistakes and heartbreak. I wouldn’t go…




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Apr 21

Bear Fruit

No. Not bear (growling animal) fruit. That would look like this. No. As fun as that is, today, I get to bear fruit. Patience fruit. I am a budding tree and this is the spring of my seasons. The time for flowers and growth and fruit. There are several fruits of the Spirit. Love, joy,…




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Background I was abused for 19 years by my father and others. Physically and emotionally. Then my dad died in ’92. For 6 more years, I would be physically and emotionally abused by my sister. At 25, I moved out, got married and I was free! From almost-daily emotional abuse. But. That day? That I…




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When we struggle, it gives us a chance to evaluate our lives and see what we can change. I used to get depressed during times of struggle, but I try to stay positive now. We can find joy in anything, including our struggles. Sometimes God will let us go through struggles to test our faith…




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by Martha Maggio aka Crafty B/poopiemcgoo 🙂 I really hate holidays. As a recovering food addict and post-surgery weight loss patient, I really deep-down hate holidays. Food-centric, contortions of celebration. Self-righteous self-indulgence. Every shred of meaning gets licked off the dish of holiness. Holidays hold no restraint or significance; they’re orgies, not feasts. Birthdays, Valentine’s,…




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He was human/ He walked the earth Word of God First through the great virgin birth. A man in flesh/ Son of God Division between us/ all hope was gone God couldn’t have it/ his love it shows Father, if it is your will/ I will go Died on the Cross but now he is…




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Going through abuse and struggles can have a bearing on your self-esteem. God wants us to feel good about ourselves. We were created in His image. That is a beautiful thing. God made and formed you with His own hands. One of the devil’s greatest weapons is attacking our self-esteem. He wants to drag us…




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Sometimes in life, we are bombarded with stress and struggles. Sometimes these things will tear into our lives and cause depression. Depression is not joke. Here is the good news: We are the authors of our own life. God is the author of our destiny. When we walk in His Grace, depression can still touch…




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My wife and I drive an hour and twenty minutes to get to work everyday. There are a few things that I have noticed. For one, I guess I am one of the few that still uses turning signals.  I also notice that everyone is in a hurry. The speed limit will be 70mph and…