MAY THE MARRIAGE BED BE UNDEFILED!
DO NOT STIR LOVE UNTIL IT’S READY
SONG OF SONGS
This is my first article in Goose & Gander, in DATING THE KING! I will have many giggles and would be in Heaven if there were no articles to write for Goose & Gander. But alas the material is abundant!!
I read an article by Tom Matlack in The Good Men Project. His article was Inside a Strip Club. I wanted to give a females response to what he wrote.
Every day when the bells ring out to mark the start of services at a church in Italy, Tommy is there. The German Shepherd used to attend mass with his owner Maria Margherita Lochi. Two months ago Lochi passed away and Tommy continues to attend mass without her, heartbroken and missing his companion.
Lochi adopted Tommy, a 7-year-old German Shepherd, when she found him abandoned in some fields close to her home. Lochi had rescued several strays over the years, but with Tommy she developed a very special bond. Every single day Lochi and Tommy would walk to church from their home and the priest would allow Tommy to come in and sit at her feet during services.
When 57-year-old Lochi passed away, Tommy was there with the mourners at her funeral service. He continues to mourn and attends services every day. “He’s there every time I celebrate Mass and is very well behaved,” said Father Donato Panna. “He’s still coming to Mass even after Maria’s funeral, he waits patiently by the side of the altar and just sits there quietly.” Panna, who recently lost his own dog, can’t bear to turn Tommy away.
Tommy has become part of the entire village’s family since Lochi’s passing. “Tommy’s been adopted by everyone in the village now and he is everybody’s friend,” said Panna. “Everyone looks out for him and leaves food for him – although it would be nice to find a proper home for him.”
January is the start of our new year and taking time to course correct our thoughts, actions and plans are well advised. WRITE YOUR PLANS & MAKE THEM PLAIN.
Pick the right spot to meet with the King! He is everywhere, natch, but having a regular place; your prayer closet can be snuggling in bed and conversing with Him before you let your mind drift or that perfect spot to have your tea! Charles Stanley speaks of having a special place to hear from God! Solitude and silence are two of the keys.
What you need: Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the right place or create it. Have a listening ear, a pen, paper and The Bible. You might read before or after as well.
Sum up last year. Where did 2012 take me? What was fantastic about last year? What of that can I cultivate that in this new year?
Envision what you want for this year. What do you need to do to get there ~ write the steps. What thoughts need to change in you? These are new Declarations.
Read the Bible Daily.We take in more information from more sources than ever before. Take in His Word and hold everything else you take in to His standard.
The right people on your journey! We veer from paths and take side roads because of our traveling companions. Have the right traveling companions. Do your companions share your beliefs? Do your companions share the same destination goals? Traveling alone is way better than being blinded to the truth. Let the Truth be your traveling companion. Reading the Bible every day is essential to know what direction to take.
The King Connects Through His Four Elements: Air ~ breathing it in at the ocean, before a storm, as you look at His stars, laughing with loved ones we breath in more. Fire ~ Fire in a fire pit, even candles on a cake, fireworks connect us with Our Liege. Water ~ Swimming or sitting by water in a pool, fountain, pond, lake or ocean. Earth ~ Mountains, tending the garden or lawn, even a plant, wheat fields, flower fields, rock climbing, sand at the beach. All of the elements are here to ground us with God.
Be Aware: We are heading into the final of the final days, the end of Act 3. This time shortly coming up will be the darkest of days mankind has ever before seen or ever will see.
Fasting: Just to turn off the give me voices. I finally choose a juice, tea, coffee, kifir, yogurt, all the fruits & veggies & for a treat nuts ~ for 30 days! Today is day One! So if you didn’t start or quit your fast. . . start again. Do it how you think He wants it this year.
January is First Fruits It’s powerful to understand this precept from our King!
How to Build a Fire Pit: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,1636191,00.html
ISN’T HE BRILLIANT! HIS QUOTES ARE MOTIVATING AND FUN TO SAY TO OUR CHILDREN!
This is a poem I wrote three years ago as a daughter to her father. Now that I have a son I can only imagine the hurt he will feel from his father not being there when he is older. I am thankful every day that I had a boy though. Because a girl without her dad is a girl without a definition of love, a boy without a dad is a boy w/o a hero, but at least another hero can take his place.
My first love was my daddy, he held my heart in his hands.
When he sat and listened he taught me love understands.
My first love was my father, I was daddy’s little girl,
When he gave me his time, He was giving me the world,
My first love was dad, my earliest memories revolved around him,
I’d give him my all if he asked me, doting to his every whim,
My first love let me down, When he walked away that day,
HE taught me try as hard as you will, but love won’t stay,
My first love scarred me, gave me this new perception,
That to love means to hurt, to have to live with deception,
My first love took a part of my heart, and was too selfish to see,
While he was hurting my mother, he was slowly killing that piece of me,
My first love let me invest in him, Trying to build up a hopeless case,
Let me love him so much, while he lied to my face,
My first love is still out there, determined to the end he wasn’t wrong,
I try to work out my issues, so the damage wont be prolonged,
My first love hardly calls, but I’ve learned to cope,
He taught me well that love revolves around hope,
My first love is fading from my mind, but he’ll always remain,
As the one who seemingly unconsciously gave love a bad name,
My first love showed me something, And now Im aware,
Any man who in any way resembles my first Love to BEWARE
And dad I hope one day you read this and things change for the good
Instead of you thinking this is just another time you’ve been misunderstood,
My daddy, my father, my friend, you were all of the above,
But you also were the man who was my first dysfunctional love.
I love you dad. I wish you knew how to love me.
Posted by Leila Harris at 11:17 AM
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