10 Things People Often Confuse

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1.  A Smile with Kindness

2.  Money with Happiness

3.  Self-worth with Material Possessions

4.  A Genuine Friend with Being Friendly

5.  Love with Infatuation

6.  Genuine Intentions with Ulterior Motives

7.  Forgiveness with Weakness

8.  Control with Strength

9.  Power with Integrity

10. Your Heart with Your Head

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Happy Blogiversary

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com one year ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

 

Today, FAITH LOVE SOUL turns one!  Who knew time would pass by so quickly, writing?

One thing I know for sure is blogging has changed my life.  I am beyond humbled that you all have taken the time out to read, like, and comment on my posts. Thank You!

I value each and every one of you!

Also, I would like to express how MUCH I have enjoyed following your blogs as well.  I have grown so much this past year and have learned even more and for that I am grateful to each of you!

Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself, for making this world a little brighter and for allowing me to do the same!

 

 

 

Reckless Love

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Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.

Oh, it chases me down, fights till I’m found,

Leaves the ninety-nine.

I couldn’t earn it,

I don’t deserve it,

Still you give yourself away.

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God!

THE MESS IN THE MIDDLE

 

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Ever feel like you’ve made a mess of things? 

You’ve made a choice in your life and it turned out all wrong.  Truthfully, big life decisions can be difficult to make, especially because we don’t know the outcome.  Sure, we can speculate on how things may turn out, but we will never know with certainty.

And so, we make a choice and go for it, only to discover shortly thereafter, that maybe, just maybe that wasn’t the best decision after all.  Our head becomes filled with questions.  “Did I rush into this too quickly?”  “Maybe I should’ve asked for some additional advice?”  Or, worse yet, you start to question your own judgment upon realizing you have officially created a mess for yourself.

As times passes the mess grows and things become more difficult.  Now you’re in over your head with seemingly nowhere to go. You begin to feel stuck, stressed, and disappointed.

Then one day, out of the blue, things begin to shift. Something unexpected happens providing a window of opportunity to turn things around.  Whether you turn right, turn left, or make a U turn, doesn’t matter.  All you know is you’re finally moving forward and on your way out of this mess you’ve created.

Months later you reflect on what happened.  Now you’ve not only made it through the mess, but things turned out completely different!  As a matter of fact, much better than you ever thought possible! And although your mess in the middle was one of the most difficult experiences in your life, you feel a sense of gratitude knowing this was all part of a bigger plan.

 

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Oftentimes we must go through a messy middle to arrive to an “alternate” ending. Because God will always redirect you and take you from where you are to where he wants you to be.

 

 

 

 

What It Takes To Give

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To give forgiveness takes humility,

To give empathy takes understanding,

To give thanks takes gratefulness,

To give advice takes sincerity,

To give love takes vulnerability,

To give of your time takes patience,

To give joy takes peace,

To give of yourself takes trust,

Learn to give more than you take,

For your life is measured not by what you take, but by what you are willing to give.