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Stay Alert, Stay Safe

Just a shout out to everyone to stay alert while crossing the roads.Yesterday, while I was heading to work, a father in front of me crossed the pedestrian crossing at a four-way road junction, with his two little girls hand-in-hand, while staring at his mobile phone, and was just about to make a phone call. The traffic lights had just turned green for the vehicles but without checking, he had assumed they were for the pedestrians.Thankfully, the drivers on the incoming path had noticed them and began honking at them. At the same time, I shouted at them and, finally realising the gravity of the situation, the father pulled his daughters back on this side of the road.Thank God everyone was safe!

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

BY AMY MORIN
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFbv757kup4

I'm definitely not a mentally strong person so this video has been rather informative for me. If only it were that easy to pull myself out of a cycle of self-pity. If I'm not depressed, it's only because God has been performing miracles.
1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves

2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.
3. They Don’t Shy Away from Change They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond. Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome posit…

Sin & Suffering

Did God create everything, including sin?
God created everything and it was good. He also loved His creation and wanted us to know and love Him without forcing it on us. He gave us free will. It is not free will if we are forced to love Him. Since we have free will, sin is actually doing something that goes against the intended purpose of its creation. The creation itself is good, but when used in a way that twists God's purpose for it, that's disobedience.
Recommended reading: Who created sin? God or Satan?
Sin is an abstract man-made concept that cannot be created or destroyed. It's just like science - who can say who created science? The phenomenon of good and evil are concepts governed by rules and laws. When God spoke, creation came into being through certain rules that He set. Free will is a choice between obeying and disobeying God's intended purpose of His creation.
God's creation is good but when given free will to interact with His creation in multiple wa…

Sober Encouragement

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"I’ve been feeling a little bit down of late. It’s the process of maintaining my sobriety. It’s repetitive and it’s relentless and above all it’s tedious. When I left rehab, I accepted your influence. I committed to my recovery and now two years in I find myself asking: Is this it? My sobriety is simply a grind. It’s just this leaky faucet which requires constant maintenance and in return offers only not to drip. [...] I used to imagine that a relapse would be the climax to some grand drama. Now I think that if I were to use drugs again it would in fact be an anticlimax, the impious surrender to the incessant ‘drip, drip, drip’ of existence. I will be fine. It’s just a temporary malaise."

- Sherlock Holmes

Murphy's Law

Anything that can go wrong...1. I messed up in my menial role of stage curtain manager today. I closed the curtains on the emcees not once, but three times or more. *facepalm*2. I played the piano offbeat and offkey during a worship session. I wanted to dig a hole and bury myself. Can I erase that memory now?3. I almost fell asleep in the middle of a conversation. The temperature was so cool - perfect for hibernation.DOH!

Choices: Stories You Play

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The Freshman Not my favourite genre, but I ship James & my OC. The team dynamics have been amazing so far.
Most Wanted The Dave and Sam dynamic was perfect.
The Crown & The Flame This game has made me a happy Dom and Kenna shipper. These two remind me of the characters Mary and Sebastian in the TV series "Reign", so I'm not even mad that "Reign" had gone down different character arcs.

Thank you for creating such beautiful and complex stories, Pixelberry. You have an incredible team of writers who have created loveable casts of protagonists and antagonists. If these were made into their own TV series, I would be so hyped.

The Woodlawn Miracle

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
So I just watched a truly encouraging and motivating film called 'Woodlawn'. The theme? Agape love. The answer which could potentially solve almost all of the world's problems sounds simple enough, but it directly opposes the rules of this world.
Forgiving and loving your enemies may be difficult, but after seeing this film, the hope of seeing a multitude of all nations of the world (including changed enemies) united in Christ is really something to look forward to.