Posts Tagged: Inspiration

Poetry
Fall at your feet
May 27, 2017
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A woman is healed by clasping at your cloak’s hem, The life and power in your Word completely astounds them. The man who dines with sinners assigns himself the Messiah’s task? And true to the voice in the desert, they begin to plot till dusk With a myriad of questions from resurrection to taxes, They […]
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Scars Fade Away
May 12, 2017
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At every break of dawn Begins a new day of hustles, A ground for new battles As we grope into the unknown, Together, yet somehow still alone.   We struggle with our needs And hide our shameful deeds, Things we have said or thought, That we are proud of not. Under the draining weight of […]
Mind
Expectations vs Hope: Could Shedding Your Expectations Improve Your Life?
March 30, 2017
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He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45 If the world worked the way we expected it to, we’d have a guy operating the sun like a steam engine, deciding who deserved the sun’s glory to shine upon them every […]
Travel
My Love Affair with Fine Art
February 21, 2017
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If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may know me as a photographer. But like most creatives, I have other skills as well. Some people call it ‘the artist’s curse’ because with so many skills, one tends to get confused about where to focus their energy. An artist may have 5 or […]
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John Milton the Blind Poet: An Inspirational Life Story
January 20, 2017
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John Milton was a great poet in the 1600s. He is most known for his epic poem Paradise Lost but not many people know the circumstances under which he wrote his most famous works. He was born in December of 1608 in London, England. He studied independently for six years in preparation for his career in […]
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Ludwig Van Beethoven, the Deaf Composer: An Inspirational Life Story
January 13, 2017
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a great pianist and composer in the 1700s and is still considered a musical genius to date. He was born in 1770 in Germany. He was raised by his alcoholic father who took to teaching him music in a rather brutal way. Often he would be flogged, locked in a cellar […]
Mind
Achieve the life you want: 6 ways to beat procrastination in 2017
January 10, 2017
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I have been wanting to squeeze in a workout session since before Christmas. I promised myself that I’d steer clear of that holiday weight gain that sticks with you six months into the new year. I keep saying, “I’ll do it later in the afternoon or early tomorrow morning,” but as you know, tomorrow never […]
Mind
What to do when you’re feeling left behind
December 23, 2016
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Your cousin is getting married, your best friend just had a baby and your classmate from campus just tweeted #GotMyDreamJob while you’re contemplating a career change. Even Bob from Accounting got a promotion. Meanwhile, your birthday is around the corner and you’re facing the very real possibility of celebrating it alone because that relationship you […]
Mind
4 Important Reasons to Start Reading Now
December 2, 2016
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You start to read the sentence and you even grasp the first few words but then your mind trails off. So much to do today…Then you remember yourself and start to read again. This time you make it mid paragraph before your phone chimes. Someone has updated an Instagram photo of themselves on holiday. It […]
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Parable Sunday: Snowflakes
August 28, 2016
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One quiet and peaceful morning, it was snowing. The fluffy snowflakes slowly circled in a captivating dance, slowly falling to earth. Two little snowflakes flying close to each other struck up a conversation and to avoid drifting away from each other, they held each other’s hands. One of the snowflakes said cheerfully, “Flying is such an […]
Body Soul
Healing my brokenness: One Woman’s Story
August 26, 2016
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So there I was, broken; broken in every possible form –emotionally, physically, spiritually, sexually… There I was drenched in brokenness, the stench of bitterness reeking off me like alcohol on a drunkard. Bitterness was my vice now, after all, I was a battered woman; battered and beaten down by life, scorned by one too many. I […]

Think of yourself as a river. You chart your own course. Sometimes you meet great cliffs and boulders in your way so you change course, take a different direction and go on your way. You don’t stop there. You are ever flowing. You do not get frozen at this one cliff you cannot bore into. You are not meant to bore into it anyway because your path is much simpler than that! It is by nature, that of effortless ease. So you correct your course and move along.

Sometimes (as a river and as a person), you will find that humans have ‘reclaimed’ land and built their structures on your natural course. When your energy is low, your voice is drowned and you aren’t able to forge your own path, you will find yourself following all these detours that people outside of yourself have placed for you. However, (and this is bound to happen no matter how long it takes), each time you are energized, and you find your voice, you will always follow your natural course of effortless ease and you will sweep away the little bridges and houses and obstructions that people have placed on your path rather assertively. This is what happens in nature and it is what our nature is.

A path of effortless ease
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Gomer (Hosea:1)
August 5, 2016
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Gomer’s marriage to Hosea is one big, real-life parallelism of God’s thoughts and feelings about Israel and Judah at that time. Hosea was a prophet whom God spoke to about his frustration with Israel’s worship of baal and unfaithfulness to him. He considers Israel to be like his wife, for whom he provides abundantly, but […]
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The Samaritan Woman (John 4: 1-43)
July 29, 2016
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The story of the Samaritan woman is quite the incredible one because she was chosen to be the gateway through which many more Samaritans would come to believe in Jesus. It was no mistake, her testimony was what brought many Samaritans into Jesus’ fold. Now in those days, Jews did not associate with Samaritans. They […]
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The Adulterous Woman
July 22, 2016
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During the time when Jesus was conducting his ministry, at one time he was seated in the Temple teaching a crowd. The Pharisees and Teachers of the Law had grown afraid of him and had began plotting to catch him in a mistake. They did so by asking him questions and posing situations to him […]
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The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8)
July 15, 2016
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Jesus told his disciples a parable about a widow who lived in a certain town. The judge of that town neither feared God nor cared about men, but the widow kept going to him with a plea for justice against her adversary. In those days a judge would sit somewhere and people would go to […]
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The Woman with the Alabaster Jar
July 8, 2016
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One time, Jesus went to visit Simon the Pharisee. You will remember that the Pharisees were part of the ruling class in those days, and formed a part of the Sanhedrin Council. Although fairly liked by the masses (in comparison to the Sadducees – other superior members of the Sanhedrin Council), Jesus took issue with […]
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The Widow at Zarephath (1 Kings 17:7-24)
July 1, 2016
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If there’s anything we know about being a woman, it’s that sometimes we’re called to give and give until we have nothing left. This is the story of the Widow of Zarephath who lived alone with her little boy. Those were the days when King Ahab ruled Israel. King Ahab was the one whose wife […]
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Tamar (Genesis 38)
June 24, 2016
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This is the story of Tamar, a woman who went through a lot in her life but eventually became part of the lineage that bore King David, the other kings of Judah and eventually, Jesus Christ himself. Tamar was the daughter in law to Judah, one of the sons of Jacob and his first wife […]
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Deborah & Jael (Judges 4)
June 17, 2016
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The story of Deborah and Jael is intertwined with that of a man named Barak. As was the pattern in those days, the people of Israel would forget their God and sin against him. He would then hand them over to foreign rulers who ruled them with harsh cruelty and made them suffer. In line […]