The Pure Love of God

I’m no expert on love, and I’m always learning something about love maybe as much as the next person. But one thing I do recognise when it concerns love is that it really comes from inside, and when we release it, it truly becomes a gift to ourselves as well as to others because God gave it to us to give.

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What about our Tears

Whether this little research reveals significant facts or not, there seems to be many verses in scripture that reveal the significance of our tears. Who doesn’t find this interesting is beyond me.
Put thou my tears into thy bottle (psalms 56.8)
I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal you ( 2 kings 20.5)
She began to wash his feet with tears (luke 7.38)

Looking At Tears Under A Microscope Reveals A Shocking Fact.
One day Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered if her tears of grief would look different compared to her tears of joy, so she began to explore them up close under a microscope.

She studied 100 different tears and found that basal tears (the ones that our body produces to lubricate our eyes) are drastically different from the tears that happen when we are chopping onions. The tears that come about from hard laughter aren’t even close to the tears of sorrow. Like a drop of ocean water each tiny tear drop carries a microcosm of human experience. Her project is called The Topography of Tears.

Joseph Stromberg of the Smithsonian’s Collage of Arts and Sciences explained that there are three major types of tears: basal, reflex, and psychic (triggered by emotions). All tears contain organic substances including oils, antibodies, and enzymes and are suspended in salt water. Different types of tears have distinct molecules. Emotional tears have protein-based hormones including the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin, which is a natural painkiller that is released when we are stressed. Plus, the tears seen under the microscope are crystallized salt and can lead to different shapes and forms. So even psychic tears with the same chemical composition can look very different. Fisher said, “There are so many variables—there’s the chemistry, the viscosity, the setting, the evaporation rate and the settings of the microscope.”

Tears from laughing until crying
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Tears of change
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Tears of grief
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Like snow flakes and fingerprints, no tears are alike. I can’t believe the difference between all of these. If you found this post interesting, share it with others.

All Children All One Family

If anything has taught me that we are all children of God, it will be from the family Heavenly Father placed me in. Looking at my great great grandparents together, and how different they look from each other, culturally, shows me how God apparently sees his children as one. No matter our differences in color, the amount of money we have or not, the level of education, religion, and or circumstances. We are all His children and I believe He wants to bring his children together because we are all one family under Him.

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Backsliding Instead Of Growing

To clarify, backsliding is not a term we use in my church, although we do teach on how to avoid, and how to overcome from doing so. Also, this post is an intense read, and not for the faint hearted. It is a compilation of various visions of christians seen in hell and of what they are telling us to stop doing. Why share these awful situations? Why not just share more encouraged thoughts? Basically, its not my intention to scare anyone to repent, but that I found it to be astonishingly truthful, direct, and that this can be possible. Please keep in mind that these examples are brief and do not contain all of the background details for some situations. We also should not assume that if this happens at any one time during our lives or another’s life that its unamendable. Quite the contrary, all these examples can be overcome and we need not fear anything about it but instead move forward from it. I believe from what I have been taught in my church, that all men can be forgiven, and all can go to heaven when we willingly take part in the Lord’s atonement. But beginning with the post, to understand what it means to continually backslide and end up in hell as spoken from those there are as follows.
When we say we love the lord, praise the lord at church but hate or have bitterness toward our brother (Matt 5:22, Lev 19:17-18). When we don’t forgive our brother noting here, we might be able to do great services for the lord in the church but if we don’t forgive our brother in our hearts (Matt 6:14-15). When we feel we cannot cry in prayer in the presence of the Lord anymore, if we have stopped our prayer life (James 5:16, Matt 2:41, 3Nep 20:1). When we turn away the sick and the needy (Matt 23:31-46, Luke 16.19-18). When we are prideful and don’t humble ourselves (Luke 12:10). Lying and hiding the truth (Psalms 139.7-10, Acts 5.3-10, Rev 21.8, 1Cor 6:9-10). When we only want to enjoy this life, when we love the world more than Christ (Matt 16.26, Alma 4.8, D&C 25.10; 121.35). When we are envious or jealous of others, and being suspicious that another will gain some advantage (Prov 6.32-35, Ether 9.7, d&c 67.10). When we steal including stealing through tithes and offerings (Ex 20.15, Matt 19.18, d&c 42.20). When we don’t teach the gospel of Christ to our children in the way the lord wants us to…we must remember once a child is at the age of accountability and die in disobedience without repenting can be claimed by the adversary…we must get the spirit to teach our children (Prov 22.6, Rev 20.12). When we are ashamed of Christ, we should never be ashamed of speaking out His truths (Luke 9.26). When we go look for a church that makes us feel good about ourselves only, the Lord’s church is where the spirit of the lord moves Christians and moves them to repentance of all sins (1 Thess 5.2). When we turn away from the ways of God, when we are not willing to follow Christ’s ways and walk after the imaginations of our own hearts (Roman 6.23, Job 13.15, Dan 3.19-28). Please take the time to study this out in your own minds, even by prayer and scripture study, and remember nothing is set in stone until we leave this earth. God bless.

– Caramelo Brenes, Bernada Fernandez, Rick Joyner, visions on seeing christians in hell and heaven

Unconditional Love

When I think of unconditional love, I can only think of three people who possess it, and they are Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father, and the Holy Ghost. My understanding is that unconditional love is something we don’t automatically get in life by just being ourselves, or saying I love you to someone, or even by the service only we render to others, and or even by being a good person. Instead, I believe it’s work obtained by diligently seeking it from the source our Savior Jesus Christ. With this in mind, there is something about praying and asking the Lord, “Lord give me the love I need for others, or help me understand the love you have for your children so I can be loving.” Also, when asking for God’s love, to me it’s an acknowledgment that He is the one who which all things come from and than it takes the focus off ourselves. The power of seeking God’s love is love we can obtain, and that He freely gives when we do. The way Christ taught in scriptures about unconditional love to me is like a sword, even a two edged sword. Swift and gentle, that can cut, but can also save. Bitter and sweet. I feel the Lord knows what we need and just like a parent does, boundaries are given to keep us safe, of which encompasses all that unconditional love is. God bless.

Fear God Not Man

The fear of god is the beginning of wisdom (Psalms. 111.10), and to fear man is living without the the spirit (Numers 14.9). Ouch!! Conclusively, the reason for the latter is because the spirit of fear does not come from God, but instead it stems from the devil (2 Timothy 1. 7). Although, no one is perfect at this, we can humbly take steps on learning if we haven’t learnt yet to be a little godfearing each day by continually doing the things we know will build our spiritual progression a notch further. The Lord gives His full permission to be a godfearing people, so why not?

Standing Up For Truth

Standing up for truth is about always being reminded how much truth there is in living by it. It takes a lot of courage to stand out in any crowd, but especially a religious one. The lesson I learn is that to stand up is to continue asking the Lord for his strength through prayer. Maybe this is why many hesitate, but whatever reason one withdraws from doing so, the Lord does not agree. No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light (Luke 11:33). We must remember that to stand out is not to be perfect. The Lord does not call those who are perfect, because there are none who are, but he calls on the weak, that He might make weak things strong” (Ether 12:37). Christ said, ” I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8.12).