Is it time?

There is a right time for everything, and everything on earth will happen at the right time. (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3‬:‭1‬ ERV)

There are times you go through things in life wondering “why me”? Why am I going through this thing..every one has something different yet equally important that brings change to their life.

It seems to me that there are times in the quiet of our spirit where God whispers his direction. Some people are very good at hearing this word and acting on it. Others of us are so consumed by the noise in our lives that we don’t hear that quiet voice leading us and we keep going down that path we were directed to three years or three months ago. Now, we love to quote “What God has for me is for me!” We love to remind people of that simple truth when we don’t get something We Thought was ours, it implies that if it was from God it would be ours without having to do much at all. Well that might be true in more ways than one.
God speaks to us for direction and growth, his word tells us that there is a time in our life when will experience the fullness of living. Listen for God to direct your life but never forget that you must experience each season in your life to its fullness.

There is a time to be born and a time to die. There is a time to plant and a time to pull up plants. There is a time to kill and a time to heal. There is a time to destroy and a time to build. There is a time to cry and a time to laugh. There is a time to be sad and a time to dance with joy. There is a time to throw weapons down and a time to pick them up. There is a time to hug someone and a time to stop holding so tightly. There is a time to look for something and a time to consider it lost. There is a time to keep things and a time to throw things away. There is a time to tear cloth and a time to sew it. There is a time to be silent and a time to speak. There is a time to love and a time to hate. There is a time for war and a time for peace. (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3‬:‭2-8‬ ERV)

And this is WHY, things happen to you! But trust this thing:

God gave us the ability to think about his world, but we can never completely understand everything he does. And yet, he does everything at just the right time. (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3‬:‭11‬ ERV)


Words Matter

I love your word. Time and again it has been proven true. (‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭140‬ ERV)

uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn, meaning ‘so be it.’
“Amen” is a Hebrew word that stems from the word aman, which means “to be faithful, support, or confirm.” The word “amen” actually means, “so be it,” or “truly.”

Therefore, when we end our prayers with “amen,” we are re-affirming our dedication to God through Jesus Christ. We also use it to confirm a statement (i.e., when the pastor says something powerful out of the Word of God, and members of the congregation say “Amen”).

Take the steps to understand who and what you agree to. I was thinking about how often we say “Amen” to people and about what they are saying. Are you really standing in agreement with what they are saying? For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭18‬:‭20‬ NKJV)

Are you allowing their thoughts and ideas to be bound in heaven? And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (‭Matthew‬ ‭16‬:‭19‬ NKJV)

I ask each of you to be stingy with your Amen, remember you are agreeing to this, your agreement on earth causes a reaction in Heaven because you are infused with the blood of the Lamb!

Top Ten Writing Mistakes Editors See Every Day

Confessions of a Creative Writing Teacher

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In addition to writing and teaching, one of the things I do for a living is to evaluate manuscripts for their suitability for publication. I read fiction (and non-fiction) across several genres, and write comprehensive reports on the books. I try always to guide the author towards knocking his or her project into a shape that could be credibly presented to literary agents, publishers and general readers. You know how Newman and Mittelmark introduce How Not to Write a Novel by saying, ‘We are merely telling you the things that editors are too busy rejecting your novel to tell you themselves, pointing out the mistakes they recognize instantly because they see them again and again in novels they do not buy,’ well they’re right; I am one of those editors.

However good the idea behind a novel, when the author is still learning the craft of writing – like any…

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Technology and Hardware: Some Sentimental Reflections

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It’s funny how I still remember getting my first Game Boy. It was the original one, 8-bit in a lovely yellow colour, feeling heavy and smooth in your hand. My mum had bought it off my older cousin for about £10, and I remember feeling so surprised that she’d got me it for Christmas. I had a few games which were these wonderful plastic cartridges that you slotted into the back of your Game Boy, and you could hear the satisfying click when they were inserted properly. There was the sweet little noise it made as you switched it on, the Nintendo logo fizzling onto the screen, the red ‘on’ light glowing in the corner. The shimmering pixels and the chip tunes of game music.

I guess every generation grows up with some form of technological hardware that seems always exciting and new. Whether it’s a radio, gramophone or mobile…

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Five O’Clock

I love this. Make memories with your children. Being a parent is so pivotal to growth. This brought tears to my eyes.

Teri Carter's Library

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I miss my mother most at five o’clock.

When I was a kid and came home after school, the TV was my babysitter — Gilligan’s Island at 3:30 followed by The Brady Bunch followed by The Partridge Family — until five o’clock came and it was time to do the few chores my mother had left for me (as fast as possible) before she got home.  I stayed with my grandparents in the summers.  My mother, if she was working the right shift, the good 7 to 3 shift, would sit for an hour or so at the kitchen table with my grandmother, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes and gossiping, until we went home, just the 2 of us, around five.  As a teenager, I would dink around with friends after school, knowing I had to be home by five, that my mother would be waiting for me to help…

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The other day I was so frustrated with my prayer that I did not know what to do. I sat down to pray and no words would come, of course that made me even more frustrated. I was thinking about my problems, my cares and my concerns, and not the problem solver. I had lost track of my responsibility
for the blink of an eye. I know that concentrating on the problem feeds the negative and I needed to stop the cycle of feeding the monster. Fear, doubt, frustration, anger, envy, strife, crazy people, family problems, personal problems, other people problems, lack of self esteem, all monsters.

I sat down and asked myself, what did God say about prayer? He answered:

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭8-13‬ NKJV)

This whole prayer speaks of Trusting Him. Left him handle this “Thing” for you, whatever it is he has said he knows what you have need of. His will be done! Hallelujah

The devil thought he had me best because my head was down, but he realized his error when I lifted my head and said “Amen”