One Question.

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“Everyone look happy on 3! And resume hatred of everyone else on 4.”

Let me paint you a picture.

I woke up this morning with my left hand in great pain.  I couldn’t close me fingers enough to make a fist because of the swelling and pain.  Let my boss know I wouldn’t be able to make it to work today and made an appointment with the doctor.  By the time I got to the doctor I could make a fist but it hurt like crazy.  X-rays showed no fractures or anything.  Prescribed a brace.  Got one.

Came home and decided not to waste the day.  I love some people in Charlotte, NC who are going through hell right now.  I can’t fix it.  But I can walk with them.  So I had found a couple of jobs I wanted to apply for.  Amazon is hiring for a warehouse job.  Only no they’re not.  Went through their whole application process just to find out that they don’t have any openings right now.  So I started looking around and slowly but surely the bigger questions started to arise.  What do I even want to do with my life?

Have you ever noticed that is how strangers start conversations?  “So Maggie, what do you do?”

“Well, stranger, I appreciate the fact that you are trying to figure out where I fit in the ranking of acquaintances you have based on monetary value on your assumption of what I make in my current position, but I prefer not to answer this questions because I am a complex individual and that question irritates me.”

I’m working on an updated version of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

Anyway, once the deepness set in, I thought I’d just do some career tests.  They helped.  Only no they didn’t.  I did three.  The first one told me I was SACIRE (social, artistic, conventional, investigative, realistic, and enterprising).  As in that is the order of my personality.  The VERY NEXT ONE I TOOK said I was RIASEC.

I’m not laughing.

The next one didn’t make me laugh either.  But it did make me cry a little bit.  It identified the girl that took the test as:

“Feeling stressed out due to her current situation and the demands which are placed on her.  Working to release herself from all things that hold her back or tie her down.  Let down from hopes and dreams being unfulfilled or disappoint her.  Is doubtful and uncertain about the future and weary of choices she needs to make.  Feels conflicted between hope and necessity.”

Y’all.  This skips directly over the classic “hammer hitting nail” cliche and goes straight to trained army sniper nailing an enemy assailant perfect center in the heart from 1,000 yards.  I mean.  I can’t.

And basically…that’s my day.  We’ve had physical pain, we’ve had emotional pain, psychological pain, you name it.  And in the grand scheme of life, it wasn’t a lot of pain and I know that.  But in the grand scheme of my Monday, November 19th, 2018…it’s been overwhelming.  So as I listen to some music and get ready to go watch something that will make me life, let me ask you a question.

What do you do?

Be His.

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Ignorance is Bliss.

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Her name is Malak. And it means “angel”.

Clichés are a lot of fun, and this one is no exception.  I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of people say this phrase no matter where you are in life.  It’s said about many things and seems to be used less as you grow older, the thought being that you have lost your ignorance and can no longer dwell in the bliss it provides.   Continue reading

#EatLikeSyria

Let’s talk about an event coming up that I think you need to get on your calendars.  You may or may not (my bet is on the may not) know that this Wednesday, June 20th, is World Refugee Day.  It is a day to remember the people all over the world who are without homes.

On that note, I would like to introduce you to an amazing non-profit organization that you need to be following.  The name of this group is “Preemptive Love Coalition” and prepare to get emotions down to the tips of your toes.  And if you don’t…prepare to go to the doctor because something is disconnected.

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WORD TO THE WISE: Coffee, Fishing, and Doing Okay.

Hello one and all!  I am so excited to be starting a new week, and I look forward to seeing what God has in store!  Why don’t you leave me a comment on this post letting me know what God has been teaching you recently.  It is so important that we stay connected as a family of believers so let’s get started right here!  While you’re thinking about that, let me talk to you for a few minutes about three things from my week. Continue reading

My Jam! Episode 5

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Okay friends and freaks, let’s talk music for a minute.  As you have undoubtedly noticed while wandering around my site here, music is a very important facet of my life.  It keeps me going, it’s my fuel.  My relationship with Jesus is the oxygen that gets me up and moving, but music is what fills my tank.  I like to share things with you from time to time that I think you need to be listening to.  Today’s song is definitely one you need to have in your life.

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Live Line Devotions.

Good morning friends and freaks!

I wanted to take a couple minutes this morning to let you know why I’ve slowly moved into referring to our live stream devotion series as “Live Line Devotions”.

This is a combination of multiple different references. First of all, they are live stream devotions that you can watch online. So there’s that. However, it is also a nod to the idea of being a livewire. In electric circles, a live wire is “a wire with a flow of electrical current”.

So, we are doing “Live Line Devotions” because we are online, but also because as God’s people we are meant to be alive with the flow of the electricity to be found in the Holy Spirit. And we are meant to be a direct line from our God reaching out to other believers and to the ones who have yet to begin a relationship with Jesus.

And that’s where that came from.

WORD TO THE WISE: Internet, Betta Fish, and Floyd, VA.

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a blessed week. I also hope you had the opportunity to enjoy the first week of Live Line Devotions. We discussed “Insignificant Sins” and how the little sins we harbor in our lives can cause some big problems when left unchecked. Be sure and check those out by clicking up in the menu bar or going to my YouTube channel! I’m excited about them and what the future holds. But enough about that! Let’s look at this week’s wise words. Continue reading

Responding to Clouds.

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The other day, you and I discussed the promise of rain. It is an important thing to think about. This idea that, maybe the storm clouds don’t mean God has abandoned you…but that grace is on the way, God is on the way.

God has been putting that thought on my heart for a while now and this morning He opened it up to me even farther. I was reading this morning from the book of Exodus and a passage jumped out at me.

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