Nov 10 2010

Intimacy is not Romantic

Rebekyah Brewer

Intimacy is really not as romantic and attractive as people make it out to be.  More often then not, it is painful and ugly. If you looked deep inside our hearts, chances are you probably wouldn’t see a lot of deep, beautiful, profound thoughts and memories. Instead you would see a tangled mess. You would see a lot of darkness, a lot of dirt, false beliefs, selfishness, ulterior motives, anger, resentment, guilt, bitterness, shame, confusion, hypocrisy,  coldness, painful memories and experiences that we tend to push back and push to the side over the years because they were in the way of  our getting what we wanted in life.    They were in the way of people liking us. In the way of our having a happy home. In the way of our succeeding and being accepted.

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Sep 23 2010

In Times of Darkness

Rebekyah Brewer

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jer. 29:11

Candles2 The verse from Jeremiah 29:11 has been standing out to me lately.  “”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  It’s the “I know” part that I keep getting hung up on. He knows. I don’t always get to be in the know but He knows.

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