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Valhalla
“I wonder if it’ll be painful when I hit the ground”, Jacob thought as he stared down from his position on the bridge.  “It should be quick though … it’ll have to do.
He was looking down at the ground far below.  He closed his swollen eyes as he leaned forward, clinging to the rails behind him with his hands.  “If I let go now, I’ll just fall … I’ll fall and all of this will go away.”  He was shivering, but he wasn't afraid to die.  It was living that terrified him.  Life became unbearable after the invasion.
He felt the tugging of the wind on his clothes and he opened his eyes.  He was hanging from the edge of a bridge, overlooking the city.  The bridge was quite high, connecting two hills.  A small stream was moving somberly far below the bridge.  From his perch he had a good broad view of the desolated city a couple of miles away.
Almost not
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Solace
The sun rose the day you were born
and Earth and Heaven cheered with Me,
knowing a great daughter has been born,
a soldier of great destiny.
And in life she will rise with hope,
and at times she'll be cast down.
But she will find Me on her knees,
and so her strength, in Me, is found.
So fear not my love,
I am with you.
You have more strength than you think.
You have the power deep in you,
to make cities crumble
and mountains sink.
For life might seem to cast you down
you will rise unscathed and stronger,
until that day I strike them down
and I uplift you like a tower.
And all will tell you in that day
We never knew that God could do this
But you were faithful and your feet stayed,
My hand carried you through it.
So when the sun turns to black
and the night starts to fall,
Do not fear, do not relent
Remember who you are.
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The Mirror
Seduced were her hands,
as her fingers traced the delectable edge
of the shimmering shattered glass.
In remembrance she smelled
the beauty of her own reflection,
as she had endeared upon her radiance
in a time when she had kept the mirror whole.
Strange,
how it still sang out to her,
these shattered shards of memories past.
Until her remembrance whispered
why she broke the mirror long ago.
Trapped was her heart
in the confines of that frame.
Blinded, she saw none but herself.
Until one day she saw a shimmering light
and it gave light to her corruption and filth.
In horror she pulled her hands to herself,
knowing the mirror will make her forget.
That she saw a light that was virtuous and true.
She must chase it
until in her hands it is set.
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So Many Stripes by saykha So Many Stripes :iconsaykha:saykha 13 3
Literature
Excerpt: Grandpa
"Heroes never live long", my grandpa always used to say, "When you offer your heart to the masses, it gets consumed very quickly. There isn't much to show in the end ... not much of the hero, anyway." He always used to look so somber when he said it, like he had suffered a terribly deep loss once, under the name a hero.
I always wanted to ask him what happened, but I never could. You can see in a person's eyes which questions would topple them over the edge, into utter despair.
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Through the Ash
If you look closely, through the darkened ash, you could see the silhouette of beasts with wings on their backs. The battle had left the air thick with dust and death, making it almost impossible to see anything.  Strange ... how the faint glimpse of the winged creatures terrified me more than the sound of the person choking on their last breath next to me.
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Testimony: God saves a man from hi-jackers
The day God hi-jacked the hi-jackers
An article published in Christian Living Today Magazine
Gauteng-based evangelists, Des and Ros Sinclair have overcome many near-death experiences through their faith in God. Al Gibson captures their extraordinary lives and ministry in the book Life On the Line. Here is a short extract:
Ros and Des Sinclair have experienced God’s supernatural protection many times, and have seen how the Lord can intervene to change people’s hearts and bring about reconciliation between different races, but little did they expect what God would do to show them some light at the end of the tunnel when it came to combating crime in their own lives.
White man, you deserve to die
On 8 May 2002 Des was driving to Soshenguve Township north of Pretoria, where he was scheduled to preach at a high school. It was 6:30am when he was held up by four armed men.
“Get out of the car or we’ll kill you!” one man said, leaning through
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Hi Guys :hug:

Guilt ... this topic is heavy on my heart tonight.  A woman I very much admire, Joyce Meyer, wrote something that I would like to share with you.  Please read her article below if you feel this is for you :heart:

Love,
~saykha


xxx


I used to have a massive problem with guilt. I remember how I suffered with it. It was horrible! I would get up in the morning and wish it was time to go to bed because it was always there…lurking…condemning me with thoughts like this: “You didn’t… You should have… You shouldn’t have… You should know better. You did it again. What do you think you’re doing preaching to other people?”

Like I said, it was horrible. But I can honestly say that today, I am completely free from guilt and the condemnation it brings!

Now, I’m not saying I don’t do wrong things sometimes. But I have learned the truth about what Jesus did for me, which gives me forgiveness of my sin and keeps me from carrying around the terrible burden of guilt, letting it steal my life day after day.

I’ve also learned that it’s good to have a healthy grief about my mistakes but instead of just feeling bad about it, I come to God, admit what I did that was wrong, receive His forgiveness and then move on. The truth is, we don’t have to live with the burden of guilt!

The Price Was Paid

Guilt is mainly caused by the way we think about God’s expectations of us, our sin (mistakes), and the remedy for our sin. Guilt enters as a thought, which creates a feeling, and then we live by that feeling. But here’s some more good news: We don’t have to live by our feelings or make decisions based on our feelings.

If we’re smart, we won’t believe our feelings when we know they don’t line up with what God tells us in His Word, and God’s Word tells us that Jesus has paid the price for the forgiveness of our sins and removed our guilt.

Second Corinthians 5:17 says, Therefore, if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! We see in this scripture that being a new creation, or born again, means we are in Christ—we have personal, intimate relationship with Him.

And because of that relationship, we have whatever Jesus has and the Holy Spirit lives in our spirit. So His righteousness is now our righteousness and we can have His grace and strength to do what’s right.

Your True Identity

We need to see ourselves in Christ and identify with Him as our substitute, who paid the price for the cleansing and forgiveness of our sin. Our identity is no longer “sinner” but “new creation in Christ,” and there’s a difference between our “who” and what we do. I like to look at it this way: My children don’t always do things that I like or agree with, but they are always my children. It’s the same way with us and God.

What keeps us from knowing who we are in Christ is thinking more about what we’ve done wrong than what Jesus has done for us. We have to stop thinking about what we’re not and start thinking about the progress we’re making in our relationship with Him.

Journey to Freedom

The closer you get to God, the more you’ll know what’s right and wrong. And the closer you get to God, the more strength you’ll have to do what’s right.

Please don’t be discouraged if you don’t feel like you’re getting this all at once. It took time for me to really get that Jesus paid the price for the cleansing and forgiving my sin and then receiving His forgiveness. That’s why guilt tormented me as long as it did. If you will keep seeking God, study the Word, and fellowship with God, you will get completely free from guilt and condemnation.

You may be thinking, “But Joyce, I still make mistakes.” Yes, we do. And God knows that. He understands our nature and knows we have a lot to learn. He knew what He was getting when He called us into relationship with Him. But He is so merciful!

He loves us and He wants us to be free to come to Him when we do something wrong, admit it to Him with a sincere heart, receive His forgiveness and press on as you leave guilt and condemnation behind.


Original Article :pointr: www.joycemeyer.org/everydayans…

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For my Christian friends, have you ever submitted a testimony (online) on how you gave your life to Jesus? 

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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!Hi!  I'm Marlana. Nice to meet you!:D (Big Grin) 
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saykha Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Student Writer
Nice to meet you too Marlana :D
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Thank you. :) 
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marielcatdragon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi, Natasha....
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saykha Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Student Writer
Hey Mariel :hug: How has your day been?
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marielcatdragon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great so far....i just woke up
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oooangelicartooo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hello Sis Natasha! Please continue doing a great job of serving God through ur articles and art! We need more people like you! Happy New Year 2018 dear! God bless you and your family! 

ps. Thank You soo much for the support on my art! I'm Angelic btw! Nice to make ur acquaintance! 
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saykha Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student Writer
Hi Angelic :hug:

It's wonderful to meet you as well :D  Thank you so much for your kind words!  They really mean a lot :hug:
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Happy Birthday!! fella Gift (Party) Piece Of Rainbow Layers Cake 50x50 icon Rainbow Cream Cake with candles 50x50 icon 
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saykha Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Student Writer
Thank you so much :hug:
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