Things I’ve Learned, pt 2 – Intimacy with God


I need and want to know my Creator more. Now that I have a dream worth working towards, I need to know how to make time for God in the day without putting Him last (or spending rush time with Him first thing in the morning).

Originally posted on Deeper Waters:

“Intimacy with God is never, ever, based on performance. Never. Ever.”

This was my first, and probably the most important, point on a list I posted earlier in the week of a few things I’ve managed to learn on my journey of faith.

I believe in the truth of this statement with all of my heart. If I didn’t–I probably would have given up a long time ago. Because, well, my “performace” isn’t always all that great.

Before going further, it would probably be good to define what I mean by “intimacy with God.” What is it? Is it something to be desired?

The dictionary defines intimacy as: close familiarity or friendship; closeness. One catchy definition I’ve often heard is “in-to-me-see.” Intimacy is a place of vulnerability and authenticity. It’s a place where there are no pretenses; a place where you know and are fully known—without shame. In a…

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A Hallelujah Shout ~

Originally posted on CHRISTian ~ poetry by deborah ann:

I Shout For Joy ~ CHRISTian poetrybydeborahann ~ used iwth permission IBible Verses

When trials and tribulations,
makes you fuss about
lift your voice to Jesus
give a hallelujah shout.

For, by faith we are encircled,
by the glory of His grace
He will help us to withstand
the adversity that we face.

When disappointments come,
as we know they surely will
lift your voice to Jesus
give a hallelujah shrill.

For, by faith we are promised,
patience will come to us in time
the hope that Jesus gives us
over setbacks we can climb.

When temptation comes around,
when it’s knocking at your door
lift your voice to Jesus
give a hallelujah roar.

For, He came to save the sinner,
and Satan will run and flee
when you sing out Jesus’ name
with a triumphed joy and glee!


Psalm 98:4

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord,
all the earth: make a loud noise,
and rejoice, and sing praise.”

King James…

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English Majors Make Great Business Leaders

Originally posted on For English Majors:





If you’re planning to major in English, I bet you’re worried.  You’re worried about your career prospects.  You’re worried that you’re preparing yourself to lead a life of noble pursuit that comes with modest paycheck.  And what good is a modest paycheck in this economy? 


Maybe you’re worried you’ll land a job that has nothing whatsoever to do with your education—fry cook, hammer swinger, landscape maintenance worker, all of which not only don’t require an English degree but don’t require a degree at all.  You’ll be over-qualified and under-employed.


I bet some well-intentioned family members have tried to talk you out of majoring in English, all the while pointing you towards the College of Business. 


“You could get a degree in Marketing,” they advise.  “After all, you like to write.  You could make lots of money writing ad copy!”



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No more footprints in the sand

As the waves cover the footprints in the sand and disappears into the ocean, so the Blood of Jesus covers our sins (footprints of the things we did or said) and wipes them away as far as the east is from the west and thrown into the sea of God’s forgetfulness… evidence of us having sinned…..but only for those who turns from their own way and accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior.fmb005