2.13.17

Happy Monday to you!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! On this blog, you’ll find no critique of the holiday. This will not be an angry post about commercialism or a tirade against greeting card companies. On the other hand, I won’t be promoting any lingerie companies or chocolatiers.  I’m not going to share my favorite florists (although, I do enjoy a nice bouquet of roses). Love is essential like the air you breathe. So, I think one day of celebrating love is insufficient. Love should be acknowledged throughout the year. My hope is that the romantic or endearing plans you've made for tomorrow would inspire you to find ways to spread love consistently. In the spirit of the season, I would like to share another throwback video with you. The vlog is titled ‘Finding True Love’. I hope you appreciate the insight and share your own thoughts in the comment section below.

Love,

CompassionateLee

1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. 15 God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God. 16 So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. 21 The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.

2.6.17

Happy Monday to you!

Hi everyone! I have not forgotten about you. The cold and flu viruses are circulating at my job and I've been hit! As soon as I got home from work, I made a cup of green tea Theraflu. Hopefully, this cup of tea and some rest will speed up my recovery. In the meantime, I've attached a throwback video for you to watch. It is full of insightful and encouraging points; therefore, I would love for you to share the video with everyone you know. Many blessings to each of you! I’ll be back later this week with a new post.

Love,

CompassionateLee

Proverbs 3:13 Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding, 14 for her income is better than silver, and her revenue better than gold. 15 She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called happy.

1.24.17

Happy Tuesday to you!

When you repeatedly wrong someone you love, a schism develops. The schism creates a growing distance that neither individuals enjoy. Sometimes, the schism is irreparable and the relationship dissolves. Other instances, the schism is repaired; although, it takes much time and effort. Sin is the cause of schisms in our relationships with God. The more we commit to sin, the farther we get from God. God does not want to be disconnected from us. Certainly, we do not want to be disconnected from Him. So how do we repair the great divide? The answer is renewed commitment. 

We have to make it our daily mission to honor our commitment to God above anything else. Anytime our devotion to things and people supersedes our devotion to God, trouble awaits us. Unlike some of the other relationships we have, it is possible for us to become reconciled with God. It takes acknowledgement of wrongdoing, repentance, and recommitment. Intimacy with God is contingent upon our willingness to take these steps. 

In conclusion, if you have relationships in your life that are broken, apply the aforementioned steps. You never know what God will do when you make the choice to do what is right.

Love,

CompassionateLee

Matthew 5:23 So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.

 

1.21.17

Happy Saturday to you!

R&R Kit for the Weary 

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Happy New Year! It’s twenty-one days into January, and I am certain you’ve been working hard on your goals and resolutions. Like myself, I know you’ve seen major improvement and moments of progress. Yet, you haven’t reached your ultimate goal. That’s ok! Don’t get burned out. Celebrate the success of your current moment. Stay encouraged to finish your race. Today’s post is a collection of items meant to inspire you during your journey. One of the fastest ways to grow weary and quit is by skipping rest. Your ability to maintain long-term success requires a balance of working diligently and honoring the sabbath. The sabbath was made for you! So, take a hot shower or soothing bath. Put on some comfortable clothes. Make a cup of tea or coffee. Find your favorite lounge area in the house and pull out your favorite book. You can even journal, color, or watch a movie. Whatever you do, take a moment, reflect, and unwind. I wish you an impactful and blessed 2017. 

 

Love,


CompassionateLee

Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

12.26.16

Happy Monday to you!

Winter Essentials

A little after midnight, I walked out of the movie theater with some of my family members into the frigid weather. I was bundled up in a long sleeve shirt, hooded sweater, puffed coat, insulated jeans, fuzzy socks, and my favorite pair of Merrell boots. I should have brought a pair of gloves because I could still feel the cold air biting my fingers. Even with its grey skies, winter is such a refreshing and beautiful season. Some would say autumn provides the best temperature to show off one’s fashion. However, I would have to say that winter is also a season reserved for the stylish. Below are some of my favorite items from L.L.Bean. This retail company features comfortable, enduring, and stylish pieces. In the comment section, let me know which item is your favorite. Also, where do you shop for winter gear? *This is not a sponsored post.*

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Love,

CompassionateLee

Proverbs 25:13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest are faithful messengers to those who send them; they refresh the spirit of their masters.