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Day Twelve: Increase Your Commenting Confidence

Today Task: Read six posts written in response to the same prompt, and leave comments on at least two of them.

I have read six posts for today’s assignment and commented to two posts that struck my interests.

1. https://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/daily-prompt-thats-amore-the-psychology-of-changes-in-love/

2. http://kosheradobo.com/2013/12/03/670/

Note: The first link is a guy’s perspective on love and marriage and the 2nd one is a woman’s personal experience on finding love.

This is a response to the daily prompt, That’s Amore.

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Posted by on July 21, 2015 in love letter

 

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I’m going to share with you my love life. This is a relationship that involved a lot of pursuing, dedication and a planned love relationship that existed before I even knew myself.

It all began before I ever existed. My father has already arranged everything for me and waited for the exact, right time. I must say, that my lover has been patiently pursuing me while my eyes were more fixed on other  suitors. Before I go any further, I would like to give you a brief description of my other suitors. One, is always dazzling and knows how to dress, style and always in-step with the times. The other is more laid back but can accompany me in times of despair and loneliness. This other suitor that has been pre-arranged for me is more like a long-distance relationship. We were only given descriptions about each other but never had a face-to-face encounter. This suitor is quite different for he likes to write and would use other people to communicate his thoughts and feelings for me. Sometimes, he would bring his emissary to bring some messages for me and would send his bodyguards to keep me safe from harm. I’m quite amazed about his style, it’s a little orthodox and old-style but still works every time. Oh by the way, my father said, that this suitor is quite extraordinary and very wealthy as well. So okay, I’ll just keep up with this since this guy must be pre-occupied with a lot of things considering that he is affluent so he must be running a lot of business endeavors.

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He gave me a love letter once with a red ribbon attached to it as a sign for his great love and devotion for me. His letter gave me a good glimpse about his character and personality. It was quite different and it being amazing and extraordinary is an understatement. Anyways, his letter contained his family’s history, stories from different time zones, poems, promises, his personal diary and reflections and prophecy. I couldn’t understand his letter most especially when he talks about the future as if he already knows what is going to happen but he wrote it as if its history in advance. How can he know these things? Does he have some resources that I don’t have? His letter has piqued my curiosity and as I read into his letter more, I found out that it is more like a mirror of myself. Sometimes I wonder if my suitor is telling me something about me that I could never discover on my own.

I have also discovered, that every time I read his love letter, that he somehow speaks to me in a gentle, kind voice. His letter is divided into the old and the new and a compilation of 66 books from the writings of people from different walks of life which spanned thousands of generations. Through his letter, I’ve become more involved and in love and he promised me that he will be coming soon and take me to his mansion. I cling to his every word, for he is the kind of man that would never break his promises and someone that could be relied on for generations to come.

By now, I think you know who my suitor is, was actually, for I’m already His and just waiting for the moment when He will come and take me as His Bride. If some of you are still clueless who my mystery man is, His name is Jesus Christ and I’m in love with him with such great passion that everything else pales in comparison.

A LOVE STORY

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2015 in christianity, love letter

 

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THE FIVE BOOKS OF PSALMS

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Many people won’t believe you if you say there are five books of Psalms. They will look at the contents page in their Bible and say, “I see one; where are the other four?”  But all you have to do is turn to Psalm 42, Psalm 73, Psalm 90, and Psalm 107 and look at what it says immediately above the psalm. You will find the same in any version you inspect.

Here is a short summary of each of the books:

Book One – Psalms 1 – 41

– The superscriptions identify most of these psalms with David.
– These psalms are mostly personal.
– God is almost always identified as Yahweh (the LORD).
– Key verse – Psalm 23:1: “The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need.”

Book Two – Psalms 42 – 72

– Among these psalms, eighteen of them are identified with David and seven with Korah and his descendants.
– These psalms are mostly national.
– God is usually identified as Elohim (God).
– Key verse – Psalm 51:17: ” A broken and repentant heart, O God, you will not despise.”

Book Three – Psalms 73 – 89

– Most of these psalms are attributed to Asaph, David’s choir-master, and some are attributed
Korah and his descendants.
– These psalms are mostly national.
– God is often identified as Elohim (God).
– Key verse – Psalm 80:3: ” Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us.”

Book Four – Psalms 90 – 106

– Aside from one psalm attributed to Moses and two to David, the others have no superscriptions.
– These psalms are mostly for worship.
– God is usually identified as Yahweh (the LORD).
– Key verse – Psalm 98:6: ” Make a joyful symphony before the LORD, the King!”

Book Five – Psalms 107 – 150

– Fifteen of these psalms are attributed to David.
– These psalms are mostly for worship and contain many hallel, or praise psalms.
– God is often identified as Yahweh (the LORD).
– Key verse – Psalm 125:1:
” Those who trust in the LORD are as secure as Mount Zion.”

        By the way, as you look up where each book starts, notice how the previous chapter closes.  The last verse in each of the five books of Psalms closes with a doxology.

        Frankly, no one knows who divided the Psalms into five smaller books, when the divisions were made, or exactly why the Psalms were put in a particular order. Ancient Jewish commentators compared the five books of the Psalms to the first five books of the Old Testament. They said, “As Moses gave five books of laws to Israel, so David gave five books of Psalms to Israel.”

        Another theory is that the Psalms were divided up for the purpose of reading them in public worship along with the books of the Law. In ancient times Jews customarily read through the five books of the Law in three-year reading cycles for public worship. They spent forty-one Sabbaths reading Genesis along with the first book of Psalms (which has forty-one psalms), thirty-one reading Exodus along with the second book of Psalms (which has thirty-one), and so on.

        However the books came to be divided up, the Psalms are now grouped much like hymns in a modern hymnal. Modern hymnals are a collection of all sorts of hymns and gospel songs, and they are usually grouped according to different subjects. Sometimes it’s obvious why one hymn follows another; sometimes it isn’t. So it is with the Psalms.

The resulting variety of moods and styles throughout the books of the Psalms makes reading them an adventure. There is hardly a mood or feeling you can experience that isn’t touched upon by one psalm or another.

Taken from:
One Year Book of Psalms, authored by William J. Petersen & Randy Petersen

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2015 in poetry

 

Are You Saved?

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I’m going to be frank and go straight to the point with you guys. As my heading says, ‘Are you Saved?’  This is the ultimate question we all have to ask ourselves at some point in our lives. In case some of you are wondering what I’m talking about, I’m actually referring to your salvation – where you will spend eternity when you take your last breath here on earth.

We are now living in the end times and we are on borrowed time. With all the disasters, economic collapse and new strains of viruses threatening our lives, we won’t really know when our last day would be. But even if you die, if your salvation is secured, you are saved indefinitely.

As for me, my salvation is secured in Christ and if you have not done so yet, I invite you to accept Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior by believing that he died on the cross for your sins and that he rose from the grave on the 3rd day. This is all you need and no more works by being good or doing any religious work on your part. Just a simple prayer and a step of faith is required.

So I urge you my good readers, make a decision today and secure your salvation while there is still time. Besides, what have you got to lose? Nothing. Nada. Nothing at all but everything to gain according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)0804-PHS004019ENGKJV08000480ISP02214791000

Isn’t this wonderful? You will have everything that you need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. This is the real and true wealth and is available to all His children who believe.

To gather more information about this issue, I have included a website by Jack Kelley who has written a lot of good and interesting articles for more clarification and understanding of the Bible.

Here’s the link: https://gracethrufaith.com

Hope you check this out and make the ultimate decision as early as possible.

Looking forward to be in touch with all of you again ’till next time.

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2015 in christianity

 

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