Day after day, life just tends to move forward. The beautiful part of it is…that nothing and no one can stop it. You can alter it, or leave it the same..but you cannot stop life from moving forward. However, it is always best that it improves drastically from what it was at one time. Life should never stay stagnant or stale. Boring isn’t that bad either…it gives time for introspection. The sheer vastness of life on this planet is astounding, to say the least of words. Life tends to move forward in happy ways…especially once the darkness clears and the fog lifts. Even if the past does come calling..which it has recently…life still moves forward. Life has changed for me in the last year…but always in a good way in the end. I’ve gotten to know whom I am…and have gotten to like and sometimes prefer alone time. Sometimes life just happens that way…and we are better for just accepting it and moving along with the flow of life rather than resisting it.
Been thinking about quite a few things lately..some I keep to myself…some I share with trusted friends/confidants. As life changes so do our priorities….and what we focus on expands. I’ve been trying my best to just stay focused on peace…especially when it comes to my life. Unfortunately, the past seems to be trying its best to repeat itself. Honestly, that is the last thing I need to happen. I’ve worked so hard to dig myself out from the hole I had dug myself in order to hide in…and I shut life out completely. I just couldn’t focus on my friends lives while I dealt with darkness and the forces of evil bearing down on me at the time. So I just holed up and kept to myself. Well…since then I’ve done an awful lot of work on myself…changing what needed to be changed, re-affirming my faith….and trying my best to keep my sanity in check. I have done far too much to have it all torn down by forces of evil all over again. I have tried to keep my attitude peaceful and positive….but that isn’t always the way things work themselves out. I am hoping of course to not have the past repeat..I am not so sure I’d survive it all over again if that was to be the case. I’ve heard, seen, smelled, felt and experienced things no human being should know of. But…through it all..faith and love has gotten me through…and given me strength. Although that took a long while to come onto…I had to learn how to turn fear & anger into strength. Once I accomplished this…it served me well and continues to this day.
It takes time to completely get over what I’ve gone through and so far…I’m doing pretty well. The nightmares have eased off a bit…for which I’m grateful. Mostly I need to do work on myself….and I have been since the initial haunting was taken care of months ago. Unfortunately due to what was done here…evil will always be attracted to this place. I have seen exactly what “fallen angels” or demons, can do to someone and a house. If you think they are fake, I can assure you that unfortunately these evil beings are very much real and can do physical harm to you as well. The fear they instill is the least of the problems. I have been burned, kicked, tripped, scratched, pushed, bitten, chased….and worse. This is why I fear for anyone using any sort of invocation to invite these beings in. Evil can only be invited in….and once in… is very hard to remove. The after-effects of evil being in a location are deeply felt..by negative energy, a very heavy feeling….oppression,…etc. It can be nearly impossible to begin to see your way out of a situation…but it can be accomplished. Faith is the biggest ally you can have…and is the only answer. If you have brought in evil by invitation, then taking accountability for your actions is the only way to begin to assert yourself and claim your space. This is extremely dangerous to do without protection…both human and Divine. Never do this without proper help and protection. You can do more harm than good.
So true…ty for blogging about this!! 🙂 IF you enjoy this..PLEASE give credit to the original author..not myself. 🙂
Angels are all around us
Look out for them on this earth
They have been with us all the time
From the moment of our material birth
There are many other angels
Who all come in different sizes
People who walk this world
Show themselves in different guises
Ordinary people passing by
Close friends and family too
For when you are in trouble
They will be there for you
You are yourself and angel
When you feel someone’s pain
Seeing those who are suffering
Wishing them all well again
Not all angels are angelic
Be aware what you say and do
For those that looks least likely
Could be an angel standing next to you
By Malcolm Bradshaw
****This is not my recipe..if you like this, please thank the author. You may find her on FB at http://www.facebook.com/just1courtney. ***** Image courtesy of Google Images.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 (29 ounce) can of peaches
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
Cinnamon, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Drain the juice from the can of peaches into a bowl and set it aside.
Arrange the peaches in a 8 x 11 pan.
Cover the peaches completely with the cake mix. You might need a spoon to coat the whole pan evenly.
Slice the butter (or margarine, as long as it’s in stick form) into about 18 pats.
Distribute them randomly across the surface of the cake mix. If you skip this step, the cake mix will stay dry and won’t rise the way it’s supposed to.
Drizzle the saved peach juice over the top, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
Put the cobbler in the oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or so, or at least until the cobbler has a lovely golden brown color. Enjoy!!
This is a recipe from a Betty Crocker cook book, dated 1961. I am baking this particular recipe tonight. for Mothers Day. ❤
1 1/4 cups of Gold Medal Flour (or any kind of flour)
1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
3 Eggs (1/2 to 2/3 Cup)
3/4 Cup Sugar (White)
1/3 Cup Hot Water
1 Tsp. Vanilla Flavoring
1/2 Tsp. Lemon Flavoring.
Heat oven to 350 Degs F. Grease & flour a pan (I used Pam baking spray with flour). Blend flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat eggs in small mixer bowl until very thick and lemon colored. Pour beaten eggs into large mixer bowl and beat sugar in gradually. Blend in water and flavorings slowly, on low speed. Quickly blend in the dry ingredients; pour into pan and bake for 25-30 Mins. Cool.
*****This isn’t my recipe…but I am sharing this with you all. Courtesy of Cooks.com *******
|CLASSIC BLUEBERRY CRISP|
4 c. blueberries, washed
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. flour
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 c. quick cooking rolled oats
4 tbsp. soft butter
Arrange blueberries in deep greased baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice and granulated sugar.In separate bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and oats. Cut in butter until mixture is evenly blended and crumbly. Spread mixture on berries and bake at 375 degrees 40-45 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 5-6 servings.
It’s something that is earned over time, yet so many people want it right away. They also want an instant friendship and they tend to forget that something like that, takes time to build upon. Nothing is instant …if it is, usually its fake. At least, in the terms of friendship and respect. Anything that’s worth having, takes time. Once you have those things, treat them as though they are easily broken and fragile..which they are. Once you lost trust and respect..well those are the hardest things to recover. Since I mod on a popular chat site and easily have contact with thousands of individuals everyday, I can attest to friendship and companionship, along with the simple connection that others so desperately crave. At times, this can come with a cost. Handle it carefully. Respect is earned, never given. If you are lucky you meet new friends who are there and you can expand your social circle. Often times just a gentle word is needed to establish someone being comfortable in an unfamiliar environment. I’ve been in that situation myself so I can understand that people do whatever they can to simply fit in with everyone else and feel included. Some are more prone to making the wrong choices in order to avoid feeling excluded however. I’ve seen more than I thought I would on the basis of human nature, but at the same time it’s nice to worry about human things again. It’s nice to connect with more people than I had …and it’s definitely nice to have more peace. 🙂
With that being said I have finally decided that having peace is a priority..and remembering? Very low on the list..almost non existent in fact. Gives me the space needed to focus on other things and move on. I’ve also been prioritizing things lately in terms of importance. Coursework definitely ranks up there in terms of being a top priority while modding fell to a distant low place. Having peace is also more important than being right…so I’ve let more than a few things go. I’ve also cleared up assumptions and misunderstandings. I definitely see the point of things clearer now than I did a few months ago and that has helped tremendously. Summer is fast approaching so it’s time to move on and forward with life. It’s just that at that point. It’s been so nice to focus on daily life and humans…instead of the un-dead. I really am starting to believe that things will be fine..and are going as planned, like they should. So…just riding it out for now and allowing whatever is supposed to be ….to just be. Much easier and more peaceful.
I do plan on posting some recipes for you all to try..as always if they are not my own, I will note that ahead of time. I finally managed to finish a history class, and I will finish one more on the Federalist papers here within the next week or so. So…am relieved. I might take this summer off from courses to give myself and my brain a break..but for now that’s still up in the air. It’s nice to have them and it’s also nice to have a balance from being a moderator as well. It really is a lot more work than chatters give credit for. Next time you go into a moderated chat room…give the mods some credit and perhaps a thank you. We put in hours and a lot of work to keep the chatters safe. It’s a lot of work behind the scenes that most chatters never see. It’s our free time that we give up to keep human beings safe. 🙂
Well I am going to post this and post a new recipe. 🙂 Stay safe folks and enjoy the warmer weather. 🙂