We Are Not The Same

We all bleed the same. 


But we are not the same.

 And for the most part that is a good thing. We are each fearfully and wonderfully made [Psalm 139:14] in our own beYOUtiful and unique way, SET APART [Jeremiah 1:5] living the life He has planned for us to prosper [Jeremiah 29:11] 

I was just thinking about how similar my new husband and I are in so many ways. But then again,  there are several other ways (aside from the obvious anatomical ways haha) that we are vastly different in how we handle "life on life's terms." 

Most importantly though, we both turn to GOD for all our answers. We both surrender to what he has in store for us. And this vital fact makes up for a plethera of other differences. 

Letting go of the need to control him and/or the situation we are facing is so incredibly liberating and peace-giving that I can't even begin to describe the SERENITY that this simple "trust the process" step provides. 

 God, grant me the SERENITY to ACCEPT the things I can not change the COURAGE to CHANGE the things I can and the WISDOM to KNOW the difference. 


 Listening to Mandisa's (feat. Toby Mac) "Bleed the Same" song today on my "hurry up and wait" excrutiatingly long commute to work this morning put it all into the proper perspective for me to set the tone of LOVE GOD LOVE PEOPLE for me at work as I continue to exercise patience and grace for those who don't look, act, sound, or behave like me. I love you all anyway. 

 However, it is equally important to note that as a person in recovery who is Codependent No More (Melody Beattie);

 I will continue to enforce healthy boundaries with my daily mantra of #healthymindbodysoul —

I still have no tolerance for cyber bots or other cyber scammers who attempt to solicite personal identity or financial information for personal gain. 

 My ministries are carefully monitored and driven by God-given (Holy Spirit led) discernment, not pushy individuals or organizations who DM via Facebook or Instagram. 

 We are not the same. 

 Do I judge you?  

Yes I do. 

 When I see the quote "Only God can judge me" grafittied and vandalized on the side of rock mucking up God's Beautiful Creation where I hike with the wild burro in the canyons in my backyard;

 I must strongly and respectfully agree to disagree with you on this point. I do judge you. And you judge me as well.

 THIS is the criteria I use to judge you:

 "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Martin Luther King, Jr.