Home . . .

Yes, home . . . in the south . . . in the place of origination, guidance and gift of life. As a child, I always thought to travel and venture out. Well, God granted me the opportunity. But, there is no place like “home.” Home has a deep meaning of permanency.

The meaning of home: the place where one lives permanently, esp. as a member of a family or household. The key word is permanently . . . not temporary. What do you have living in the home of your heart? I think it is a question for all to consider. Sometimes our hearts our filled with regret, guilt, bondage, lack of forgiveness, accusation, and others negative thoughts, beliefs and ideas. Home should provide warmth, comfort, and a refreshing sense of belonging. It is difficult to achieve the maximum benefits of home with outstanding, ancient issues that serve no benefit to life. Conditions and diseases place limits upon life and shortens our ability to live in peace and harmony. A healthy heart is a good home. Wherever home, there is the heart.

Thankful for Relationships

As we approach the week designated to give thanks and share with our loved ones, the word “relationship” captures my mind. The definition of relationship: the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. I have to read it over and over to realize that family and biological connections and bloodlines are not referenced. Sometimes, we give more respect and loyalty to biological connections than relationships. Just because you are related, does not mean you have a relationship. The key phrase in the meaning of relationship is “the way;” giving extension to connection by family, God, or other means of how you relate one to another.

Relationships should be fruitful, not frivolous. Just because there are no biological connections, does not mean they deserve less meaning in your life. Oftentimes, we easily walk away from divine, destiny appointed relationships. We tolerate the abuse, excuses and mistreatment of blood relatives and cut off the relationship of others – no problem. We all need someone, as it is the divine will of God to love and embrace one another. Hermitage is hazardous; it is a trap from the enemy to create division and breed delusion. The solo mind engages ill-intent, paranoia and toxic thoughts that poison the purpose of relationships. Let’s be thankful for relationships, whether family or friends.

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