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There Will Come a Day

There Will Come a Day

"Time is a creation of God just like everything else, HE does not exist inside time and has no real need for it. Time came along like everything else during creation because we needed it."
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Flawed Vessels

Flawed Vessels

"When you think God could not possible use you in any meaningful way, that there is no way you with your flaws limitations and mistakes could do anything for God, remember these people."
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It Occurred To Me

It Occurred To Me

"Watching a show about Jesus last night called ‘ The Chosen ‘ it occurred to me just how much God truly used and still uses the foolish and weak of this world."
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Living In The Light Of Eternity

Living In The Light Of Eternity

"Think about how it feels, early in the morning, cool, clear and fresh from a night’s sleep."
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Easily Offended? Stop Reading This Now

Easily Offended? Stop Reading This Now

Easily Offended? Stop Reading This Now

by Neil Murphy

I do not know where this began but it is way past time to stop. You know what happens when you get offended? NOTHING absolutely nothing so get over yourself and get back to living like an adult. It occurs to me that my parents if still living would be laughing their hearts out at the children in charge now.

Those people, my parents generation was born into a different world, much harder, much more unforgiving and much more real. No lights, no heat and no indoor plumbing. Yet with all that and more they survived, loved and lived quite successfully.

Coming off a major First World War just before their births they knew a lot about it and as small children in the 30s they saw a major financial depression, hunger and poverty on a level most living now have never seen. Shortly after that what happens? A second real World War in which they lived, participated in and somehow survived as best they could if they were lucky.

About the time they got back home, relaxed a little and became civilians again what happens? Korea is what happened which was a three-year brutal bloody war with Communist China they had to go back into and fight to win.

So when I laugh at you when you say your feelings got hurt about someone’s words, faith or their beliefs just understand that it is not because I do not love you or want the best for you. It is because I was blessed to know the people who fought and died to earn this easy life you now have yet they experienced very little of it for themselves.

So get over yourself, pick yourself up and be an adult.  

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submitted by csmurphy 3-25-21

 

 

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Time Flies

Time Flies

Time Flies

by Neil S Murphy

I’ve been noticing in the last few years just how fast time seem to pass. When I was younger things like Christmas and Thanksgiving seemed to come slower and last a lot longer, not so much now. I decided to look into what Psychology and Science had to say about it. Turns out it is not just me and is a real thing. Funny thing is their advice, their wisdom can be found in scripture. Even this little quirk about humans, God knew all about it a long time ago, he designed us this way. Below is advice given by a psychologist about it all followed by something else written a lot earlier.

“So here is the key to slowing down the pace of life (at least psychologically): As much as possible, take advantage of new and unique experiences. When we go to the same places and do the same things, we don’t make distinct memories and time seems to fly by. Zimbardo and Boyd suggest focusing on positive (rather than negative) past memories, trying to live more in the present, and holding a positive perception of the future—envisioning a future full of hope and optimism. In other words, use time wisely.” Ronald E. Riggio Ph.D Psychology

James 4:13-15 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

2 Corinthians 4:18 So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.

More by Neil S Murphy at Long Journey Back To Joy: https://murphy-farm.net/

submitted by cs murphy 1-2-2021

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