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Just came across this and had to share!

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Love Is In Zee Air

Been a while my lovelies! I have abandoned the internet for a few weeks due to my busy schedule. Alright chaps, just in:

I recently got to witness one of my best friends, since 3rd grade, marry her High School sweetheart. First time being a bridesmaid and I could barely keep from crying. The beautiful bride left shortly after the honeymoon to follow her Husband to Idaho, where he is stationed in the Air Force. Talk about a love story. These two are absolutely perfect for each other. I can’t imagine them with anybody else. There friendship has inspired me to hold out on relationships until i have found what they have, and settle for nothing less. I pray that their marriage be blessed!

Over the past week I have been on the Paleo diet. What’s that? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet Am i crazy? No! It’s not as hard as it sounds! And i feel so great! I am becoming one with my body! I plan on keeping it up for as long as I can and when I am done I will permanently remain at least 70% Paleo. Keeping a few dairy items and whole grains.

I have two weeks left of work and then vacation! After that it’s TEXAS TIME BABY. I am so nervous.

I’ll try and update more now! Muah! Be blessed!

Bethany LynnImage

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Americano

Imagine, if you will, a mother watching her daughter play with a ball in their driveway. The ball suddenly rolls away, and instinctively, the young child follows it. A car quickly passing the house makes an attempt to slam on the brakes, watching the girl continue to pursue her desire of the ball. Luckily the mother gets to her in time and pulls her out of the road. What made the mother step in front of a moving car? What made the little girl do it?

The mother loved the daughter; the daughter loved the ball. Love is our motivator. Love draws us to act; to move.

“Anger can fuel hatred in a man’s heart until he feels like attacking his enemy. But love can spark kindness in his heart so he lays down his life for his friend,” writes the Kendricks in “The Love Dare by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples.” Fill your soul with love not anger. Fill your mind with positive, loving, Godly things.

What has love moved you to do? Do you wish you were driven to do more? Love more? Receive the love of Christ for your inspiration! Read the word and see what others have done because of love! We all need the reminder of what Jesus has done because of it. For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died,” (2 Cor 5:14).

Father, thank You for loving me. I’m sorry for not saying thank You enough. Abba, I love You. I’m sorry for not saying it as much as You deserve. Please forgive me for my mistakes, my shortcomings, my selfish desires and harsh words, perverse thoughts, and lazy days. Lord, give this world the strength to follow you boldly. We put our hope in You. May we not hide in our self-seeking ways and live comfortable lives but step out into the path You have made for us and fearlessly become men and women after Your own heart. Set a fire down in our souls that we cannot contain and cannot control! Empty me of me and fill me with You! Replace my thoughts with your thoughts! “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind,” (2 Tim 1:7). Place somebody into my path today that I may have a chance to bless them and show them a Christ-like love. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Personal Update: Agent SL

“This is Agent Snow Leopard, do you copy?”

“KKKKkkkkk!! Over!”

Fellow agents of the Jesus: I have donated and cleaned out a vast majority of my room. I have a few boxes of books that were my grandmother’s, in which I had struggled parting ways with, that are officially ready to be dropped off at the living center she resided in before her death. Many pieces of furniture and clothes have been removed from my house. The less I have, the fuller I feel. This is only our temporary home! And I will spend my future traveling, so material thing need to lose their value in my life!

Secondly, I have failed at praying 4 psalms each in the morning, afternoon and evening. BUT. I will try again.

Then there was of course the 12 hour prayer. I am planning this event for a few weeks from now since my schedule is full of camping trips and Hawaii, to see my brother who is serving in the army. I miss my brother so much. I have however done a 2 hour prayer last week and I am so excited to crank it to 12.

Alas, Texas is getting closer and my training for becoming a full time missionary is quickly transforming into a reality. I am so nervous and excited! I will however miss my friends. I actually wrote 30 letters and mailed them to people who have had such an enormous effect on my life up to this point. There’s some words of affirmation flying around! Haha Get filled up by God and release it into the world around you!

Man, my leg and abs are sore from working out. I want to be in top condition so my body won’t slow me down in my days of serving. I have been spending lots of time outside and out of the air conditioning because I know I need to get used to no coolant eventually.

All for His glory.

Love you all! Be blessed!

Bethany Lynn

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Dry Cappuccino

God has placed you into every part of your life for a reason! Minister to those around you. Make yourself vulnerable and share your story. Tell someone today what God has done in your life. My life isn’t about me, just as yours has nothing to do with you. Love those around you! Everyone is hurting and has a past that needs the healing power of Christ. Pray for God to open Your eyes to that suffering! Quit praying for His blessings on YOUR life and start praying for Him to make you a blessing in someone else’s life! Philippians 2:3-5 says, “don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” Choose to reflect on Gods love everyday! I constantly get wrapped up in my own life. I drink coffee, sit in air conditioning, sleep on a very nice bed, eat warm filling meals; my life is so comfortable. We weren’t called to live comfortably! When we are comfortable we get selfish and lazy, thinking of our desires and needs, and forgetting about the rest of the world. Maybe we have too much. Maybe we need to just give away a little. And a little more. And a little more. And more still! I think we’d be surprised at how much we can ‘survive’ with. How much less can we have and still be thriving? If you confess with your mouth that God is all you need, would you be willing to prove it? And if you claim to be a follower of Jesus, who fed the poor, healed the sick, clothed the needy and cast out demons, would you be willing to live like Him like you you say you do? Because I don’t think Jesus only attended church, listened to 91.3 and had good Christian friends. Who would He have helped if He kept to Himself, concerned with only His salvation? Brothers and sisters this is a matter of life and death! Can we stop treating it so lightly? Love someone today. Just do something so full of genuine love that the world points to Jesus, knowing His hand was in it.

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Seek God First

Too often we spend all of our time seeking God for answers to our problems when what we should be doing is just seeking God.

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Tremble

@Baffers28: My tender heart is Yours alone, I come trembling at the thrown. A sinner guilty; tear stained face, standing only thanks to Grace.

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Joyce Meyer conference, ya dig??

So if you haven’t heard the Joyce Meyer conference is a Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, MI all week! Friday 10am and 7pm; Saturday 10am! I was there last night and loved it. Absolutely wonderful. Fo serious. And for some reason there was bananas everywhere for sale. Which excited me.

Panting For God

http://bible.us/97/PSA42.1.MSG A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. I’m thirsty for God-alive. I wonder, “Will I ever make it— arrive and drink in God’s presence?” I’m on a diet of tears— tears for breakfast, tears for supper. All day long people knock at my door, Pestering, “Where is this God of yours?”
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“Abba, cleanse me of anything that breaks Your heart! Empty my head of my own selfish, confused, and perverse thoughts and fill it with Your promises, words of affirmation and encouragement! Thank you for loving me! Fill me Holy Spirit! And forgive me for all my sinful habits, and heal me from them, Jesus. Amen!”

“Abba, cleanse …

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