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Being Encouraging :)

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i LOVE this verse…

Keep on encouraging one another.​—Hebrews 3:13

Rhetorical Questions:

Who(m) did i encourage today?

Why did i do so?

Who will i encourage tomorrow morning?

Tomorrow afternoon?

Tomorrow night?

Who will i encourage the day after tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that???

Random Ones crossing my path?

Family and Friends?

Strangers aka Ones i may not know intimately?

Positive-kind-thoughtful-compassionate-comforting-loving-helpful-words…and random:) smiles :)…help us all aka all of us need help in one form or another.

Being encouraging is a form of generosity.

Another verse(s) i LOVE:)…PRO verb (ing) 11:24, 25

One gives generously* (Lit., “scatters”) and ends up with more;

Another withholds what should be given, but he comes to poverty.

25 The generous person*(or Soul) will prosper,*(Lit., “will be made fat”)

And whoever refreshes*(Lit., “freely waters”) others will himself be refreshed.

GREAT Job READER:)…being encouraging, giving, and refreshing to All-Breathing-Fragile-Life crossing Your Path…here, there, and everywhere!

This SMILE is for YOU:)

Peace

3/19/18 @ 7:23 p.m. (P.C., Florida)

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Kale Chips and Brussels Sprouts

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My limited diet today… made myself oven-baked Kale chips with Pink Salt and Ginger (and for breakfast?! YEP!;))

Tonight, for dinner, Chato made Brussels Sprouts.

Washed Kale chips down with Chamomile tea and Sprouts with Green tea with Thyme.

Yucky!-lol (You may be thinking?)… but Kale to me is like Spinach to Popeye!:) Though, yeah, i resemble Olive; teased much as a skinny kid for resembling her (especially when Popeye movie came out.) ;)…In other words, healthy mind/body food “spiritual” and physical helps me in my fine fight of compassion/Agape Love Living Every Day…(BTW: NOT endorsing physical violence whatsoever as any solution to problems. Hate, violence, war make misery and more problems, DUH!)

As You:) probably already know: Spiritual and/or psychological warfare is not the same as carnal warfare…further context, please read: physical-v-spiritual-warfare and caregiving-soldiers-in-the-fight-for-compassion and honoring-the-duty-of-compassion

Please “research” the multi-benefits of Kale and Brussels Sprouts… and Spinach… and anything else You may be thinking of consuming (mentally or bodily) or are already consuming as You read this post.

I haven’t been feeling well lately and needed an energy boost. Feeding my mind/body-body/mind nutritious food is good for my physical and spiritual health.  This wise-practical-admonition “protects” my mental/emotional/psychological health and “positive” attitude and “well-founded” “Bible-based” hope for the future…

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste,*(pure) whatever things are lovable, whatever things are well-spoken-of, whatever things are virtuous, and whatever things are praiseworthy, continue considering*(or “thinking about, meditating upon”) these things.”

Just like i wanna be “selective” about what i eat for health reasons (i.e., my quality and quantity of life)…and to feel good, be healthy, etc…There is so MUCH mind-poison and depressing-propaganda “readily” available on and off-line…i do well to ask myself: about any reading material/mind-food, etc.

Will this pass the Philippians 4:8 test??
Will this add to my wellness??
Will this add to my peace??
Will this take away from my wellness??
Will this take away from my peace-of-mind??

Spiritual Health & Physical Health & Peace to You Reader:)

3/8/18 @ 8:30 p.m.

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My Epitaph

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“all she wanted was a hug”

Blurted, okay, dramatically cried out tonight…;)

(haven’t felt this sick, weak, though my tummy is usually upset, almost (exaggerating a little now) since giving birth to a ten pounder sans drugs!)

Sorry Reader, but pain can be hard to explain… without coming off as a crabby complain…ERRRRR!!

Besides suffering from grief (like most of us fellow-fragile-life)… in its various torturous forms, from caring too much about just about everyone and/or everything i happen to be aware of affecting fellow-fragile-life and our planet (aka compassion fatigue)…i’m finding myself in this semi-constant state of mind/body hypersensitivity!

Food–most food these days–bothers me, a little or A LOT!! some weeks better than others… today,  not a good one. Finding myself so busy with work/responsibilities, etc. unable to really decipher exactly/precisely my inconsistent-consumption-culprits. (I have vague ideas and have eliminated some stuff.)

Stayed up way too late last night till around 4 a.m. reading/studying after a busy day…have to better control my eagerness to drink up the learning! Then was up early getting kids to school, busy with volunteer work, and other activities… so an exhausted/spent body/mind ….mind/body has problems processing an overload of work… digesting food properly can be liken to arduous work, right?

Last week did too much reading, hours upon hours at a setting, strained my eyes; literally couldn’t see straight without tearing…I can’t live without reading, how do the blind cope? (My heart breaks for the blind, (especially the spiritually blind), so thankful for healthy eyesight!) Braille, incredible tactile skill!

Anyway,…

Itchiness/allergies/cough is pain, too… and headache…

Well? Feeling better now… enough to document this brief diary of digestive issues.

Indigestion? Sufferings? of the hungry stomach? loving heart? learning mind? limited-frail-flesh?

Realize and am attuned to my personal, particular triggers… that I shall keep private. Thank You for listening Reader and HOPE You:) are healthy and have all the hugs You need to keep going. Sorry IF this post is TMI (too much info).

Learning my limits… challenging. (feeling so pathetic sharing this here; may be? that’s an indicator of a hidden/iota of

arrogance, not sure, that i need to eliminate!)

For some further context, please read:

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P.s. the accompanied missing music from my above-mentioned previous “Partners in Wellness” post… we all need a “complete” cure from sickness and pain… asap would be nice, huh?:)… who of us fellow-sufferers couldn’t use a “comforting” hug/kind, encouraging word in the waiting meantime?

 
Never Give Up Hope!! Keep choosing compassion and patience, forgiveness, peace!!

(listen at your own risk IF You so choose)

1:11 a.m. 3/8/18

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Yokes, yoking, and yoked; no joke!

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Peaceful Greetings Reader:) Thank You for taking the time to stop by this blog and read/consume it. Time is a precious investment. (In what/who am i making investments??)

“Make” …build/construct a worthwhile day (span of time to accomplish compassion aka invest in compassion) now!:)

Are You a skilled “tekton”?

Christ’s Carpentry…(my highlighted points of interest; excerpted readings)…

carpenter’s son: The Greek word teʹkton, rendered “carpenter,” is a general term that can refer to any artisan or builder. When it refers to a woodworker, it can mean one who works in the building trade, in the construction of furniture, or in the making of other types of wooden objects. Justin Martyr, of the second century C.E., wrote that Jesus worked “as a carpenter when among men, making ploughs and yokes.” Early Bible translations in ancient languages also support the idea of a woodworker. Jesus was known both as “the carpenter’s son” and as “the carpenter.” (Mr 6:3) Evidently, Jesus learned carpentry from his adoptive father, Joseph. Such an apprenticeship would typically have begun when a boy was about 12 to 15 years of age and would stretch over many years. [New World Translation Study Edition, Gems]

From a young age onward…Jesus learned the art of “yokes”…through physical work/labor. (And through spiritual/mental labors.)

To what or to whom am i yoked??

Successful Stress Management…contributes to inward (and outward Peace)/health: spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically…here/(inwardly), there(outwardly), everywhere, huh?

Relief from Stress a Practical Remedy w 01…excerpts:
Did you note that in the words quoted from Matthew 11:28, 29, Jesus said: “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.” Back then, a common man might have felt as though he were working under a yoke. From ancient times, the yoke had been illustrative of slavery or servitude. (Genesis 27:40; Leviticus 26:13; Deuteronomy 28:48) Many of the day laborers whom Jesus met worked with an actual yoke on their shoulders, carrying heavy burdens. Depending on how a yoke was fashioned, it could be easy on the neck and shoulders or it could chafe. As a carpenter, Jesus may have made yokes, and he would have known how to shape one that was “kindly.”Perhaps he lined the contact points with leather or cloth to make the yoke as comfortable as possible.

10 When Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you,” he could have been likening himself to one who provided well-made yokes that would be “kindly” to a workman’s neck and shoulders. Thus, Jesus added: “My load is light.” This signified that the yoke bar was not unpleasant to use, and the work was not slavish either. Granted, by inviting his listeners to accept his yoke, Jesus was not offering immediate relief from all oppressive conditions then current. Still, the change of viewpoint he presented would bring considerable refreshment. Adjustments in their life-style and way of doing things would relieve them too. More to the point, a clear and solid hope would help them find life less stressful.

Refreshment Can Be Yours

11. Why was Jesus not simply suggesting a trading of yokes?

11 Please note, Jesus was not saying that people would trade one yoke for another. Rome would still be in control of the land, just as today’s governments are in control where Christians live. First-century Roman taxation would not go away. Health and economic problems would remain. Imperfection and sin would continue to affect people. Still, refreshment could be theirs by adopting Jesus’ teaching, as it can be ours today.

12, 13. What did Jesus highlight that would bring refreshment, and how did some respond?

12 A key application of Jesus’ illustration of the yoke became apparent regarding the disciple-making work. There is no doubt that Jesus’ main activity was that of teaching others, with the emphasis being on God’s Kingdom. (Matthew 4:23) So when he said, “Take my yoke upon you,” that would certainly have involved following after him in that same activity. The Gospel record shows that Jesus moved sincere men to change their occupation, a major concern in the life of many. Remember his call to Peter, Andrew, James, and John: “Come after me, and I shall cause you to become fishers of men.” (Mark 1:16-20) He demonstrated to those fishermen how satisfying it would be if they did the work that he was putting first in his life, doing so under his guidance and with his help.

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that there is a difference between agreeing with Jesus’ teachings and actively embracing them, thus reducing stress. If you truly want to overcome the effect of too much stress in your life, what is going to help? How can you be affected for the better if you increase your attention to spiritual matters, letting such occupy more of your thoughts? Is there some concern in your life that you need to attach less importance to, allowing for greater attention to spiritual issues? If you do so, it will add to your happiness now.

An observation from my own life experiences…equal/balanced amounts of challenging physical labor and challenging mental/spiritual labor…aka body/mind work or mind/body work…is healthy for me!:) The teachings of the Sermon on the Mount… such as “treat others the way you want to be treated” “freely forgive” “live a simple life and putting spiritual interests first instead of being anxiously consumed by materialism”…”be self-sacrificing vs. self-indulgent”…”love your neighbor as yourself” “Pay Caesar’s things to Caesar and God’s Things to God” “those who take up the sword, perish by the sword” (as well as his example of political neutrality) contribute greatly to joy and peace!! Jesus courageously taught TRUTH!…by living it!! What he taught/lived…healed Others physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually…leading them to a multi-faceted wellness.

I encourage all Readers:) do “Your” own investigative-research on the AMAZING teachings of the Sage of Compassion, Jesus Christ…a great teacher! It’s interesting to note, from my studies, those who knew him well/best, his closest followers…viewed/respected him as a “teacher” vs. a carpenter and as “God’s Son” and NOT as God Almighty/Yahweh/Creator.

What a Great Man and Miracle Worker/Positive Teacher…who selflessly labored/worked tirelessly from youth onward on behalf of Others!!…Healing/helping both bodies and minds by compassionately changing dead-weight burdens to bear into transparent-bijoux to wear with dignity!:)

Positive Transformation, Peace & Transparent-Bijoux to You Reader!!:)

 

3/4/18 @ 2:20 p.m.

 

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