Let David Arise

Cindy Powell

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Come out of hiding
My chosen ones
Come into the open
For your time has come

Faith forged in the fire
of painful adversity
Character developed in hiddenness
and quiet obscurity
Love refined, redefined
by uncompromised purity
His beauty now revealed
with grace and maturity

Saul’s time has passed
Let David arise
As one inHis love-
A pure spotless bride

My beloved spoke and said to me,“Arise, my darling,my beautiful one, come with me.See! The winter is past;the rains are over and gone.Flowers appear on the earth;the season of singing has come,the cooing of dovesis heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit;the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.Arise, come, my darling;my beautiful one, come with me.” – Song of Solomon 2:10-13

This is for those:
~who’ve learned to flourish in the wilderness
~who’ve chosen to lean in, rather than away
~who’ve cast off disappointment as a…

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Who Do You Know?

A Necessary Pain

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3

As a doe-eyed youth, I often imagined spending time with celebrities. There was a degree of celebrity status that I attributed to peers who appeared to be doing better in life than I thought that I was doing. These celebrities became idols who I sometimes longed to get know. I thought if I knew more about them and their way of doing things, I could try to conquer life on their terms and win. To my release, I’ve grown to understand that there is only One celebrity worth knowing on a life-directing level. Some may argue that following actors, musicians, athletes, and the remainder of the greats of the world are time well spent. I will not dispute the passion an individual may have toward the talented professionals…

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GOD IS STILL GOD OF YOUR SITUATION…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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No matter how bad, dark or desperate…

Whether it be your fault or not…

Even it’s life or death…

No matter how hopeless it seems right now…

Your situation is not bigger than God…

He’s bigger than anyone or anything that is causing you trouble.


God is still the God of your situation!


He still is the only one who can change your situation.

Trust Him!

BE BLESSTIFIED!

Psalm 27 (NKJV)

The Lord is my light and my salvation;

Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.

One thing I have desired of the…

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LET’S TALK ABOUT SLAVERY IN THE BIBLE…

BE BLESSTIFIED!

wp-1472172005191.jpgTHE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (OR CHURCH)

It’s impossible to ignore the presence of slavery in the bible. Many people wonder if slavery is evil, then why is it in the bible, both Old and Testaments. To fully explain this concept would take a series of lessons, which I do intend to publish soon, as I get time to responsibly put them together. I will however give you a brief answer for general understanding.

First and foremost, we in the 21st Century have the tendency to view things only from a 21st Century perspective, but God exists outside of time and relates to us holistically throughout time, beyond time and the cultures we have created. God deals with us from and through the lens of HIS prospective. We must look at the many aspects of servitude throughout history.

IT’S CLEAR AMERICAN SLAVERY WAS EVIL

Slavery and servitude have existed in…

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EATING HOME vs. EATING OUT

All About Healthy Choices

Publication4CROPPED400I have been asked by many readers to share my TYPICAL DAY of eating with a TYPICAL MEAL the consumer eats out to better contrast the vast differences. Below is an example of my breakfast, lunch, dinner, workout snack (water and protein shake) and after dinner snacks. Although my pictures don’t make these foods aesthetically pleasing, the taste is my greater concern. More importantly, I wanted to show you the variety of foods eaten over 3 meals, 1 workout snack and 2 after dinner snacks. When this is compared to 1 MEAL EATEN OUT, you will better understand how calorie consumption and macro nutrient percentages (protein, carbohydrates, fats) result in the REALITY of diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease we face today!

TAKE A LOOK!

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(SIDE NOTE: I mix espresso coffee in the yogurt giving it the BROWN appearance.)

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36% PROTEIN, 37% CARBOHYDRATES, 27% FAT (16 grams of…

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The Darkness Chokes The Sense Of The Homeless

Creative Writing Of A Teenage Aspergian

zerozeroThe darkness chokes the sense

of the homeless

throwing punches of humility

and stealing the cents out of hats

too big to fit the head of a ten year old boy

silence awakens the mind of a soldier

trapped in a traumatized mind

he marches up and down his home to Iraqi time

and swings an AK around his head like a toy

bullets rain down in a cascade of calamity

and with the blindness of humanity

there’s more to this never ending story

of birth, disappointment, and death

medicine buys you an extra breath

but takes away twice the life

adults cheat on each other

teens resort to the knife

and poor babies, they don’t get any rights

there’s more vacant houses on a single block

than the times the gangster will cock his glock

at the very thought of red and blue

shallow crooks like Hillary say they…

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10 Commandments to follow in life!

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Someone has written these beautiful words. Must read and try to understand the deep meaning of it. They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time.
1. Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout.
2. A Car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look Ahead and Move on.
3. Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it take years to write.
4. All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last long either.
5. Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don’t forget the Gold!…

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A Love Letter To My Nephew

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 9:00pm

A love letter to my nephew

To my dearest, Shahzain

I got off the phone with your mother and she told me you were sleeping. We discussed our usual lady stuffs and then the conversation turned to how you were doing at home. I am happy to know that you are doing super great and I am excited to meet you this weekend, to embrace you warmly and strongly and watching you struggling to get out to play with your toys.

As I write this letter, you have yet to reach your second birthday and by the time you are able to read this letter, the train of my youth will have almost reached the next station while yours will be gaining steam.

To the young man I fell in love with, right at the first sight, with all of my heart, being and core…

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