Join us on Monday at Reading for Transformation at the Hub City Bookshop (@hubcitywriters) to dig deep into "Black Elk Speaks" at 12 PM and/or 7 PM! "There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of [people]." "And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being." "You have noticed that the truth comes into this world with two faces. One is sad with suffering, and the other laughs; but it is the same face, laughing or weeping. When people are already in despair, maybe the laughing face is better for them; and when they feel too good and are too sure of being safe, maybe the weeping face is better for them to see." #reading#books#book#transformation#activism#native#indigenous#americanindian#power#dialogue#discussion#together#truth#suffering#spirituality#interfaith#blackelk#speak#spoken#word#words#spokenword#griot#oraltradition
For the unbelievers; Let me hypothetically ask you this, if God is indeed real and he designed the heaven and the earth, do you not think for a second that he could easily have this book written for us in advance? Do you not think that he would leave his word here for us to read and learn, like an instruction manual to Life? Is it just a coincidence that there are many prophecies in this book that have actually come true? Even right before our eyes. If the bible was written by naive men, then how could they possibly know the future? What if the bible was written by God THROUGH man? This book is full of wisdom, there is no other wisdom quite like it. Only a creator can be as wise as the words of this book. If you feel like you need "proof" of God, then study Flat Earth. Study the design of where you live, flat earth has more answers than you can imagine. It even raises the question of your existence o earth. The flat earth is the biggest awakening as well as God actually existing, which has been a life long question... is God real?
WIB Review 76- Rhoda. This story's message is one most of us have witnessed or lived. In Acts Ch.12, it tells us how the Saints were praying because Peter was locked up and would soon be killed by Herod. However, the prayers of the righteous availeth much and God sent an angel to free Peter from jail. So, when Rhoda heard Peter's voice at the door, why didn't the Saints stop praying, praise and Thank God, and run to the door to greet Peter? Maybe because sometimes we get so caught up in the act (prayer) that we neglect the action (God's answer) that results from it. They called Rhoda crazy and after she persisted to tell them he was at the door, they said it was Peter's angel. As if God didn't hear them and rescue Peter. Let us pass the test, when we ask God for something, let's have faith that He will do it. After all, there is nothing too hard for God. Let's be like Rhoda and be so excited for what God does that we have to run and tell others the good news. And when others think we're beside ourselves because of their small faith, not to get discouraged and doubt but defend what's true, holy and is the report of the Lord!
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Today I have become one with my bed. And food. It's beautiful in thought but not in sight. Oh! has anyone watched "Naked and Afraid" yet? I was kinda not into it at first, but now I'm kinda into it. Just curious. Jeff is my favorite. The red haired girl is the worst. But in all fairness I guess I'd probably be the worst too if I had to be naked in the wild living off crickets, dead squirrels and tarantulas. Ya.... I'd for sure be pissed.. I'm watching that mostly today and thee ol Vampire Diaries and all its unrealistic drama that I CANNOT STOP watching. PS shoutout to UberEats and Postmates for making "to lazy to go get food" moods so much easier. Question tho: the delivery guys keep going to the alley behind my house and I'm afraid of getting murdered so how do we gps that problem away cuz I'm wearing ugly cat shorts and don't want to be seen in them cuz I don't even like cats and setting up wrong ideas of who I am (they're so comfy tho). Ok I'm shutting up. Ignore what I said, you're amazing. I'll risk it. Back to my shows! ------------------------------------------- #nofilter#lol#fit#me#sandiego#foodie#fitness#like#instadaily#yummy#love#fitfam#gym#selfie#like4like#funny#instagram#travel#happy#me#latepost#truth#girl#followme#instagood#bodybuilding#life#beautiful#lifestyle#instafood#snapchat
Today's inventory is "when was the first time you felt self-conscious?". This is a hard one for me. I think the first time I felt self-conscious was in 6th Grade. I had just moved and I was attending a new school. At that point I realized I was different than some of the other students. At this time in my life I figured out that I was poor, that I wasn't as beautiful as my parents told me I was, that I had crooked teeth, that I wasn't wearing the 'right' clothes.
I remember wearing baggy clothes to hide my body and wearing my hair long to hide my face. I felt unworthy. I would wake up and dread the start of a new day.
This really shaped me into who I am today. I used to shame my body for what it was. Now as an adult I have come to know that my body is a gift. That my body is strong, powerful, feminine. My body is a warrior. I no longer strive to make my body something that it isn't. I embrace every curve and dip, every piece of bone and skin.
Ladies, know your worth. Sometimes it feels like you are traveling a never ending road of hate and anxiety. But I can tell you there is an end. There is a new beginning that you can open your self too. Take courage that you WILL make it through.
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. 👉👉Matthew 5:10-12 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. 👉👉Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 👉👉2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 👉👉sanc·ti·fy
set apart as or declare holy; consecrate. ✴✴We have to learn to discipline ourselves and separate ourselves from behaviors that will lead us to a path of destruction, regardless of what anyone has to say about it or about us.✴✴ 👉👉Matthew 7:13-14
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.