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You Can Be Right or You Can Be Happy

March 3, 2014

 YOU CAN BE RIGHT OR YOU CAN BE HAPPY...

 

There are times to be strong. There are also times to sing songs, don’t we know about that. Those who are bright...Don’t have to be right, That's right. In fact we enjoy being wrong if it is right.

We know this bit of wisdom that does keep us tight. Sometimes you are not wrong, being wrong is right. You can either be right or you can be happy. There is nothing wrong with being right except when you have to be right. I have learned with much life experience behind me that ‘life’ is not so black and white. It is filled with grey. Grey is good. Grey is not a problem. I don’t have to have others either agree with me or think they are wrong when they don’t. Something is wrong with that thought. Being a better person and Christian gets easier the more I don’t judge others or push my agenda on someone else. The moment I think it is my job to make someone other than myself think my way…I lost my way. It is God’s job to change someone’s mind. He knows it is not possible to make someone think anything. He created free will for a reason. 

 

Having to be right means I alienate myself from others who don’t agree and I cut myself off from growth because I’m already right-right?  I saw the world from only my point of view. Try that with children and you will soon discover…it is so much easier to be free and fair. 

 

Who appointed me the expert on what is right or wrong? Acting out of pride is harmful especially when it has to do with my ego, then it also means I’m “edging God out”. 

 

Letting go of having to be right has more benefits…I have fewer confrontations, more friends, have no thoughts as to how to deal with the lack of peace which is setting the world on fire right now, and I am happier when I don’t have to be right. 

 

In fact I have had to learn to say to others with a gulp mind you… “you might be right,” because they have a right to their opinion. I can argue, judge, criticize, correct or I can accept our differences and be happy. 

Rebecca Tatum a strong when I’m wrong believer.

 

Prayer Works

February 7, 2014
           Prayer Works

 

      The Victory Prayer is an ever-present help in a time of trouble. It is an inspiration from God. It comes from His Word and His Word alone. It was something I researched for three years. It is an all-inclusive Christian Prayer, a daily devotion. It is a discipline in speaking the protection, benefits and rights you have that God well designed for you.

It is a decision to take God at His Word, as well as a tool to submit to His plans and not ...


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Got Peace?

February 6, 2014

GOT PEACE?

 

There is only one path to this that works, completely. The sweet presence of Jesus, Prince of Peace. In all of human history there is only one person who has been able to make one day for world peace. That day is his birth. Christmas Day. I know the Olympic Games are amazing and they try to unite the world but only one day brings peace. Until He comes to rule in the thousand year reign there will not be peace on the earth for real. So for now enjoy Christmas day...


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Satisfied

February 6, 2014

SATISFIED

 

I used to be and probably still am, very ambitious. Since I can remember I was always reaching for the stars. That serious work hard and play hard mentality and that meant working 2 to 4 jobs. I love the feeling of being busy and succeeding. 

 

However, literally after all of that striving-all of the time, I ended up with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue-basically feeling ‘rode hard and put away wet’. I’m sure that I am not the only ...


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Seeing God

February 6, 2014

SEEING GOD

 

My husband John saw the face of God…

We both see God and have a personal relationship with Him. We say this very humbly. Personally we can’t imagine a life without a higher power. Sometimes life just really stinks and it is good to know that God never did intend any of this and that He still has a plan. God does not want to elude us but show us He is real. 

 

Even when we know and love God no matter how much we do what is most important to Him is that we ...


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Swoosh

February 6, 2014

SWOOSH...

 

I went to my favorite places in Malibu California and found a great rescue for animals called Hope Ranch. The owner was looking for volunteers to help her with this massive property full of rescued animals and every Friday I can go-I’m there.

 

I love this place, these animals and the other volunteers. It is so much fun and I feel like-I ‘found myself’ here. It is not only incredibly beautiful we all love caring for these animals and especially dogs for m...


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You Choose

February 6, 2014

      YOU CHOOSE...

 

I know this may sound cliché, but I have learned a few things in my many years of serving the Lord. The only person who can allow Him to make you happy is YOU. That means that no other person can permanently take away your happiness. There are some situations that dampen our spirits and require a process to recover from them, but those situations are temporary. Unless you choose different.

 

I was saved when I was 17 years old.  My salvation was a pro...


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"A Bright Light in a Dark Time...John"
 "My dad Tom Gerald Swoope"
"The Most Hopeful Story" is Hope...Period. 

"The Season of His Second Coming" is going to be beautiful... 

This is a photo of Amber she took of herself about a week before she passed. She looks like an angel.

The Evening of the Movie Premier in the blog 

"The Big 'C'."...

      This is Andrew in the blog "Bold Audacious Faith"...

My Grandmother "Annie" who inspired "Simple Grace" and yes that is me sitting on her lap...
My Daddy who was always certain when it came to God the inspiration for "When God Say's No"...
My husband John who living with my man has taught me "You Can Be Right Or You Can Be Happy"...
"Prayer Works" and this is dedicated to my best friend Dee Dee. Thank you John for this blog...
"Got Peace" is dedicated to so many I know and love as His sacrifice is for us all...this one is also in honor of our memorable tour: The Dream Tour with the Dream Team Below.
"Satisfied" is dedicated to my husband and our baby girl who make everyday great and my Lord whose life and death allow us to be satisfied with ours...
"You Choose" is dedicated to the One who no matter what He chooses YOU...

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