Longing for my home...

"The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made."

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"As a Christian it is far too easy to stray away from our faith and forget what it means to us. We live in a world that is bent on feeding us distractions and temporary feel goods. Maybe you were captivated by Jesus but have since forgotten what he means to you. If you fall under this category, let me encourage you by saying this; God is never far from you despite how it may feel. His presence is as available to us as the air we breathe. We try so hard to run from God and the moment we turn back around to him he is there waiting to pour life back into us. This is what God longs for in us, and whether we realize it or not, we reciprocate this longing for him in the deepest possible way. Allow God to fill you up. You will never regret it." -Mouth of the South

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy organs and tissue. Lupus can affect any part of the body, causing inflammation and damage in joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, or the brain.
More than 90% of people with lupus have skin rashes, often triggered by exposure to the sun. About half have kidney and lung problems. Because lupus affects the joints, it is considered a rheumatic (arthritis) disease.


Lupus is often accompanied by the following signs and symptoms:


Extreme fatigue
Painful or swollen joints (arthritis)
Muscle pain and stiffness
Unexplained fever
Skin rashes, including a characteristic “butterfly” rash over the nose and cheeks
Kidney problems
Hair loss
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
Mouth and nose ulcers
Headaches, migraine, seizures, stroke
Anemia
Depression
Photosensitivity (sensitivity to sunlight)

The autonomic nervous system regulates many of the body’s functions that happen almost automatically: heart rate, blood pressure, feeling hot or cold, bladder and bowel functions, release of adrenalin, breathing, sweating, and muscle movement. Lupus can cause these nerve signals to be overactive, which can lead to a wide range of symptoms:

Numbness
Burning
Tingling
Mental confusion
Headaches
Gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition of ANS involvement caused by inflammation of nerves or blood vessels. Blood vessels in the hands and feet go into spasm and restrict blood flow, usually as a reaction to cold temperatures, with the tips of the fingers or toes turning red, white, or blue. Raynaud’s can also cause pain, numbness, or tingling in fingers and/or toes

Just because I may look find on the outside, doesnt mean Im feeling ok. Please keep this in mind (:

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"Moses told the people of Israel to stop. This is often the LORD’s direction to the believer in a time of crisis. Despair will cast you down, keeping you from standing. Fear will tell you to retreat. Impatience will tell you to do something now. Presumption will tell you to jump into the Red Sea before it is parted. Yet as God told Israel He often tells us to simply stand still and hold your peace as He reveals His plan." (In Reference to Exodus 14)

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"A season of suffering is a small assignment when compared to the reward. Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Use it to the glory of God." - Max Lucado

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Jesus, I need to give myself up. I am not strong enough to love You and walk with You on my own. I can’t do it, and I need You. I need You deeply and desperately. I believe You are worth it, that You are better than anything else I could have in this life or the next. I want You. And when I don’t, I want to want You. Take all of me. Have Your way with me.
Francis Chan, Crazy Love (via jamiekcurtis)

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To achieve this contentment, Paul needed the strength of Jesus Christ.

Unfortunately, many people take this verse out of context and use it to reinforce a “triumphalist” or “super-Christian” mentality, instead of seeing that the strength of Jesus in Paul’s life was evident in his ability to be content when he did suffer need. We must always also put this precious statement of faith in connection with John 15:5: for without Me you can do nothing. With Jesus we can do all things, without Him we can’t do anything.

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Artificial Light - Demon Hunter

Lyrics:

Tell me your misery

Give us the antidote

I heard the voice of change

Behind a vacant note

All this tearing apart without a reform

Call it what you will, I’m not afraid to say…

I’ve heard it all

Connection lost

We’re standing by

Artificial light

You sell a fix

For our defect

And all we find

Artificial light

Doesn’t break the model

I can’t feel it in my bones

Nothing shattering my world

No

We want a real cure

Not idle sympathy

The dark consuming light

That you have failed to be

No, it’s not enough

I resent this deprivation

Your remedy is not a weapon to slaughter the sorrow

It’s just to keep you from feeling alone

I’ll never see what they see in you

A word about the song from Ryan Clark

"I’ve never understood a fan’s soul-completing devotion to songs with a depiction of bleak circumstance, but vacant of any glimmer of solution. Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually drawn to music that is dark and somber by it’s very nature - obviously. I get it. But when I hear stories of how a band that sings about nothing but depression and desolation ‘saved my life,’ I wonder how. I know being able to relate to the struggle of others, and understanding that you’re not alone in doing so, can be comforting… but is it enough? It’s like the path getting clearer, easier… then finding it’s a dead end.’ - Ryan Clark

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