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DRAG ME TO THE PITS OF HELL

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At the very same time I was dealing with some hardships, my girlfriends sister, another close friend of mine and my neighbor were going through personal issues as well. It took me half the day to pull myself together through prayer, supplication and meditation. I felt ready to tackle the rest of the day, when I received concurrent texts from friends seeking prayers and spiritual support. I’d just finished reading Psalm 119:81 which says, “I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.” It seemed the exact words needed to comfort everyone seeking wisdom and guidance to face the day. Sometimes, even as you’re searching for the right words to comfort those in need, you wonder if it will have any impact on them. You find yourself suddenly becoming a bit emotionally invested and before you know it, you’re being dragged into hell, without a passport. I imagined Jesus having to endure so much, even as He to helped others, while feeling the weight of the world on …

LATE NIGHT (s)TALKER

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I love to sleep. I look forward to getting at least a good 8-10 hours of sleep each night. However last night or this morning, I woke up at 4:30 and couldn’t go back to sleep. Now here’s some background on my bedtime prep that allows me a full nights sleep. I have an early dinner around five, which gives me ample time to slow down and prepare for bed time. I will make a golden milk drink to relax me, followed by a long bath. Then there’s prayers and meditation right before the lights come off, which is around 9pm. I stuck to my usual routine last night, but my eyes flew open and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I laid awake in the dark, my mind wandering from one thing to the next. From a meteor hitting the East coast to what my pups dreamt about, which led me to think about the times when Jesus had a hard time sleeping. With the weight of the world on His shoulders as the fulfillment of the prophecy drew closer, He often sought the company of His Dad. Mark 1:35 says, “And rising very ear…