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July 20, 2018 - Friday
Gospel: Matthew 12:1-8
I desire mercy, not sacrifice (Mt 9.13)
When we see others commit wrong acts, we feel bad and we judge them because they did something wrong. We initially react based on what we feel and what we know.
In the gospel, the Pharisees were quick to judge the disciples who became hungry and ate the grains in the field. They rushed to Jesus and told him. They said it was unlawful based on the Sabbath law. In response, Jesus told them a powerful message, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” He said that there is something more than the temple and the sacrifice. Jesus invites us to have a compassionate heart and extend our mercy to other people.
At this moment, let us examine ourselves. Are we like the Pharisees who are quick to judge at the moment we see others doing wrong things? Let Jesus be our inspiration in planting the grains of mercy in our hearts so that we may be compassionate to those who need it. Amen.
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Last night I came home from leading a Happier @ Work workshop, caught up on some email... and dragged a huge canvas onto our deck to paint.
It was a beautiful night. My family is traveling (for work and camp, respectively.) And this was one of the first nights I was home, not traveling or speaking since my book came out.
I’m a totally self-taught artist and I don’t get a lot of time to paint these days, but as I was messing around with the painting I was reminded about how important it is to create.
Anything, at all. But to create something from scratch, to make something with my hands, to create just for the sake of it, without a purpose.
I don’t even know if I like this painting — but that’s not the point. The point of creating is to create, to express, to make... and it’s a practice to leave the judgement of what we create to others. (Not easy, but so freeing!) #happiernow #gratitude
Day 2 of the Culinary #delightworkshop
has been in full swing, but we first want to share a few photos from yesterday! Yesterday, we started with the basics of knife cuts and sharpening, our favorite kitchen tools, and food storage. Lunch was an Asian teriyaki noodle stirfry and dinner was a southern homestyle meal with roasted whole lemon rosemary chickens, garlic potato gratin, skillet green beans, homemade biscuits, and fresh pie. 😋 But our favorite part of the day was the evening session with @_elizabethqualls
sharing her heart + God's heart for the table and challenging us to be gatherers, to invite people in, and just show up.
▫️”Our job is to love others, whether or not they are worthy."
No. 49: Quran 56:77-79 🙏🏼💕🙌🏼⠀
There is a lot of propaganda out there. There are also mistranslations - both well-intended and not well-intended ones. But the Quran, in its pure, untampered form, and especially in its native Arabic language, is a perfect book of truth that ONLY promotes universal tenants of love, justice, mercy, compassion, equity, charity, service, etc. ⠀
It is the ultimate human rights manual. It features heroes and heroines. It honors men and women alike; it honors people irregardless of race, color, or creed; it honors Jews and Christians amongst others; it honors the new and old testaments. I can go on and on. But so many of us - including and especially Muslims - have internalized the propaganda because we haven't taken the time to dig in for ourselves. A world of truth, love, and freedom awaits you...⠀
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On the blog now: how to start eating a plant-based diet! Click the link in my bio 💖🌱Pictured is a “cheesy” broccoli quinoa from Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon 😍 The other day my sister came home with a prepared meal her gym recommended that she wasn’t enjoying at all, and she ditched it in favor of this 🤭🌱 Let me know what your thoughts of the piece are below, or feel free to comment directly on the website! Hope it helps! 💕 #plantbased #posifitivy
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Your future is yours to control. Remember that, and own your life for all the good and bad. Every living person on this planet is given two things equally, time and skill. How you decide to use yours will equate to what you get out of life. What you dedicate yourself to will build mastery, and what you build mastery in will help to build you a fulfilling life. There is no difference between the poor person and the rich person, except for the way they spend their time, and how they use their skill.
This is reality! No filter No taking! Keeping it real! There are days where you just can conquer anything that comes your way! Then there are days where you just feel like you did your best, but you know that this heat wasn’t the best! As a mommy, to all the mommies, girl you got this! Sometimes we have glam days and sometimes a ponytail and with our most baggy comfy clothes will be just fine! It’s ok! Get up the next day and tell yourself today will be better than yesterday! Thank Him for another day! Thank Him for another chance! Thank Him that He will give you the strength to carry on and be the best you can be! Rock motherhood! #motherhood #mommyofthree #tinyfeet #Godislove #dailyinspiration #womenempowerment #aspiringtoinspire #purpose #bethebest #nomakeup
Small decisions aren’t as small as we perceive them to be.
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Your playing small doesn't serve the world. You have gifts, talents, love, wisdom, and stories to share.
Are you playing small? Do you want to play big? Commit to your growth, connect to your purpose and a community people who will support and cheer you on!!
The last 48 hours have been exhausting. With that being said I am thankful for the fact that
1. My wife and I were able to visit our family in Upstate New York for 5 days.
2. We saved money on flying thanks to my Father in law and Southwest Airlines
3. My superiors value me enough to allow me the days off to do so and understand that somethings are not in my control
4. That I had a job to return to that I love and colleagues that make returning to work after such a crazy time getting home worth it.
5. I came home today to my wife and our little girl who arrived early this morning after having to wait another day to catch a flight back to Texas. My two most important people are also home.
I know that there are those of you struggling. Not sure where to turn. Not sure whats next or who you can rely on. I know that you think that it can't get worse or it can't get better. I know because I've been there. I have been to the bottom of my own personal dark hell but I clawed my way back and so can you. Its the Underdogs that become the champions. I am on a mission to release that beast inside you. The Beast that consistently and daily overcomes the odds by tapping into their unleashed power that's been bottled up for years. Start your journey here
JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE DESIRES YOU, DOES NOT MEAN THEY VALUE YOU.
Even after a lot of self-care, a heart hungry for intimacy may occasionally cry out its longing in anxiety or despair. When that happens, we should not confuse the perfectly natural yearning for a close relationship with an emotional need for one. The best chance of finding freely-given love in a safe relationship is to approach it from desire, not emotional need.
“Freedom to love” is a key phrase. To be free to do something, we must be free not to do it. We are free to love only to the extent that we aren't forced into it in vain attempts to relieve guilt, shame, or fear of abandonment or by misguided efforts to make up for past mistakes or, worst of all, by misinterpreting vulnerable feelings as signals of emotional need.
An emotional need is a preference or desire that you've decided must be gratified to maintain equilibrium, that is, you can’t be well or feel whole without it.
The perception of need begins with a rise in emotional intensity—you feel more strongly about doing this or having that. As the intensity increases, it can feel like you “need” to do or have it, for one compelling reason: It’s the same emotional process as biological need. When emotion suddenly rises, your brain confuses preferences and desires with biological needs. psychologytoday.com .
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What kind of window do we see the world through...? Does it change with what happens in our life...? How do we influence our mind to not miss the beauty the world has to offer...? 🤔
I hope we all have moments of childlike wonder that brighten even the worst of days!!! ❤❤❤
💫Don't postpone l i f e . Be happy now.💫
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✨No pospongas la v i d a . Se feliz ahora.✨
💗✌🏼You know you’re on the right path when you have no intentions of looking back ✨🔮
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