Love One Another?!
How are you doing? How have you been? You know I really do care about my friends, my family, people I meet, and you!
I do not just say that, I truly mean it. I have have quite the life I have had a lot of hardships, challenges, rough times. I have had lots of blessings memorable, unreal and treasured moments. All of which has taught me to be who I am today. I am far from perfect but I work hard at staying cheerful, upbeat, kind, non judgmental, and encouraging loving. Not just because I am a beliver in Christ; who teaches us to Love one another. ツ John 15:12-13 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
There are over 30 verses in the Bible talking about how we should treat each other as believers, some are listed here: https://www.biblelyfe.com/blog/bible-verses-to-help-us-love-one-another
Often times we forget that we are all human and we all have needs and emotions. We all have unique life’s. I say this all the time.. How you treat others matter.
Are you nice, do you loose your cool when you react ? Do you hold on to anger? Do you hate? We aren’t perfect and honestly the world we live in right now makes it harder. You are constantly asked what side you are on Pro whatever ——- Anti Whatever………..?????
I really don’t care what faith you have as long as you aren’t out to attack others. Our current society is pushing us to become divided and to turn us against each other. Don’t tell me I am wrong. The evidence is all around you.
We spent the majority of the past two years, where I live, to keep a distance from each other. That included Family and other grop gatherings, parks, restaurants, stores, ectara – were closed. There was forced separations from each other. We were mandated to wear masks. Almost completely shut down all forms of travel. So much so we got used to being alone and living in fear in our homes. Forgetting how to react to people we actually come in contact with. We are now face to face literally with people. However with the news and groups promoting fear and hate to others of all sides tryingtokeep us separated if not physically but also mentallyandemotionally… Am I wrong?
I don’t know about you but I do not want to live a life of fear. I want to live a life of Love. I don’t care what side you are on. You are welcome to your own opinions and feelings. I am not trying to devalue them. If they matter to you – they matter to God. So they matter. At least that’s How I feel about all the subjects.
I do not want to be judge and jury. I would rather change the world one person at a time with Love. To let you know you matter and that you are important. No matter what you think or “so called side your on” . God loves us… He loves you and we have a bigger enemy out there that wants to drive a wedge between us all and tear us all apart.
He is the Devil….. My favored verse isn’t ツ John 10:10 for nothing. It says : The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Meaning Jesus came so we could live a better life if we so choose too. Have you ever taken the time to think about your actions? Your words? That what if you do and how you treat others matters?
I am not here to scold or punish you. Nor is God. He loves you and He wants the best for you. ツJeramiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” He doesn’t want you to waste time beating yourself up… Heck I am sure you already struggle with your self worth enough. That’s why he encourages us to love one another. Because Love is powerful and it changes lives. Think about how much we could change if we could come together and work together for the good. Hate only leads to war and lives lost….. Is that what you want? More death? I am not trying to be dramatic but I think we all need a dose of reality… Maybe that’s what I should have titled this post instead of Love One another….
How do you wanna change the World? Honestly – It is up to you who you want to be and how you want to treat others.
You have more power then you realize… Please start thinking about your actions, your words and how you can love the people in your life and treat the strangers you come across. Anger comes easy. You have to work at kindness and love.
What is remembered more? Acts of anger or acts of love in your daily life?
( I am not referring to abusive relationships’ those are bad and if you are in one you should and seek help! )
I can say honestly I often forget about being cut off, treated badly after a while. However acts of love stick with me. Why? Because they touch my heart they heal my soul and lift me up.
If you know about DeepyRootedInHim.net you may me asking why didn’t I post this there. I choose to post this here because the topic is so close to my heart. Because it is my main message in life. If I do anything in my life or I am known for anything. I want it to be that I helped and encouraged you to Find Love in your life and to be loving and kind to others. That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about right? It celebrates love and to me it’s not just for couples but for all people. That’s one of the greatest things my Dad ever taught me. To treat all with respect and love. If they deserve it or not. Pray for them, Ask God to heal their hurts and try to forgive their mistakes and wrongdoins… Because holding anger and hate in your heart hurts you more then it hurts anyone else..
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Good night 😴
Goodbye 2022 – Hello 2023
Hello Everyone 👋,
Long time no see!
I started so many posts tis and last year but I didn’t finish or post 😕; I went to go edit a few and post them but apparently they weren’t saved. It is quite frustrating when that happens. I couldn’t post them right away because I was on my phone and though it is great to write on the app all the editing needs to be done on a pc. Otherwise it would look like a the post was drunk. Speaking from experience. I had posted a few from my phone before but then had to re do them. I wasn’t near a pc for quite some time. Which is odd since anyone who knows me knows I love computers and enjoy gamming and writing on them. Sometimes life likes to get in the way of your plans and if you have not experiences this then you are truly blessed. We had a couple of family emergencies starting in July lasting till now.
My baby sister went missing. She is indeed not a baby anymore but she is previous to me all the same. She didn’t know who she was and every time we found her she would disappear again. Finally she was found and taken in for observation and they diagnosed her with Alcohol-Induced Psychosis. https://www.banyanmentalhealth.com/2019/06/03/what-is-alcohol-induced-psychosis/
She had quite challenging adventure from July till the end of December. Alcohol is not something people should take for granted. I know not everyone is alcoholics, but it is still a mind altering substance. It was scary how much it changed her personality and she didn’t know who or where she was for most those moths among other things. If you drink alcohol you need to be careful this doesn’t happen to you especially if you are on other meds. I can not go deeper into the story it is not mine to tell but I needed to tell that part, not just for your sake if you drink, but also because it was such a miracle how God took care of her. He was with her everywhere she went, getting her the help she needed and restoring her to not her former self but better then she was before. I am still in awe of how God did it.
Let this be an example for you. Don’t wait till you are in trouble to change how you do things you should start taking care of yourself now. If you are depressed or addicted to something you shouldn’t be because of depression I am praying for you…. Depression is real and not everyone can recognize the signs. You may not even recognize you are depressed. The battles of life are real even if they don’t seem as valid to some as they do to you. A problem is a problem an issue is an issue…. How we deal with them is up to us.
This is good advice …..
You are a fighter a warrior a survivor! Even if you can not see it. Look at all you have accomplished so far. It may not seem a lot to you but it is a lot more then you would have done if you didn’t do anything. I used to be very hard on myself comparing myself to others asking God why them and not me? But I am not them nor are they me. We all have unique gifts and talents even if you do not see them others do and God does. If you realize it or not you impact other peoples lives by your actions lack of actions, choices, and words. You leave lasting impressions you may never realize you do. As I say often we are windows. Constantly watched examples if we want to be or not. I am not saying this to add more pressure to you but its the truth. Another truth is you are loved! You may not feel loved or be around people who seem to appreciate you but you are loved. You are appreciated you are special! If you see it or not it is a fact! I strongly believe that! John 10 :10 says The devil comes only to steal kill and to destroy but I ( Jesus) Comes to bring life and to bring it abundantly! God / Jesus / The HolySpirit want you to be happy they want you you be healthy and whole . They want you you to succeed. They want your life to be full of blessings and well full of goodness. There is a real enemy out there who wants to see you fail fall down and to even die……. If you believe that or not I believe it to be true.
God bless you today and always!
ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane Sandberg ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hello, it has been a while… Welcome back!!
First of all I want to say that I am sorry for not posting more. Even tho writing gives me joy and fulfillment, I just haven’t had the desire for it as of late. I’ve been dealing with a lot of emotions and life changes. My heart is still healing from the losses this year. I won’t go into them at this time, I will in the future. I did not want my work to be brought down to the level I was on. It is not is place I wish anyone to be in. Not only that but there is real chaos going on in our country and world.
Usually I do a reflection of the year and all things good for Christmas. Then around New Year’s I discuss all that I want to see and accomplish. I had full intention of doing just that. Evey time I tried, I just couldn’t put my thoughts and feelings into words. Honestly, my heart just wasn’t in it. I did start and do still have some blog drafts.
However, they are not really life related. Mostly all just game talk. I’m sure those will be fun. I’ll get around to posting them probably in Febuarry. I again I just haven’t had the desire to write. Shoker I know!! Here’s why…
God willing. I say that very seriously. So much is going on right now the last thing on my mind has been sitting at a computer. Every day is so important and every person is a gift. I am still fighting my own sadness. Yet also saddened by all the hate and division going on right now all around the world.
It isn’t right nor healthy… I was raised that our words and our actions matter… That we have to be productive, and responsible. We have to be people of our word, loyal, honest, and examples of Jesus’s love. Why? Because it is right – Because it makes a difference and Because it is what would Horner God. He sent Jesus His so for us to be blessed out of love. (John3:16) We are to treat others how we wish to be treated. You say you may not care… But I thinks you do… No-one likes being neglected and treated poorly.
You nay not feel like you deserve love, nor feel loved. However you are loved and no one does. That’s why Jesus did what he did for us!!!
Now back to tbe chaos…. I still have a strong faith in God. Despite all the drama, and conflicts going around. It is so much more then a game of he said she said. People are attacking people, friends turning aginst one another over various reasons big and small. An example being: difference of opinion. I don’t want nor approve of violence or hate crimes.
People are not communicating well, even on the same sides. Things are being taken out of content and some are being cut off and silenced. For what? I am truly scared of the future at hand. We all have a choices to make…
I am not happy about all the forced silences going on. It just doesn’t feel right. No matter what side your on. Violence and muteing has never been a good thing in my opinion. I won’t go further into that. I am glad I can freely share my words with you all still. I love our country and I’m very concerned about the future of it. We all have choices to make.
All I can do is be myself, stay positive, stay strong and keep praying. I hope we find some positive chances soon. Remember that you matter. You may not feel like you do, but I’m telling you that you are a treasure. You may not see it but the ones around you do. Even if they don’t tell you. I am telling you right now-
I encourage you to seek reasons to smile. Even if the reasons are small. Remind those you care about how much they matter to you as well. Try not to stay angry or hurt others on purpose. Treat others how you wish to be treated. Every day you wake up is gift. It may not be easy but we have to move forward. We do that one step at a time. We may not be happy and hardships are sure to come. But you can move forward if you choose to. It is harder to let life pass you by and have regrets Dont live a life of regret and anger.
We have to encourage eachother and set good examples of Christ Jesus’s love. Be sure sisters and brothers in Christ we are being watched and judged. We are humans but we are called to spread the gospel and we can only do so by developing a personal reallationship, truly knowing Jesus as our friend and reading God’s word the Bible.
Thank you for stopping by and giving me a moment if your time to share my thoughts and feelings with you. I am truly grateful for you.
ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane Sandberg ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
Never Give Up
Hello all Good Day!
How are you doing? Especially with all the chaos and stresses that are going on with the crazy world right now. I know this year is extra rough for our family. Especially for mom and I. Not only did we loose my dad in April, after he survived so many trials so suddenly… We also lost some pets. My one of my parents twin cats, mainly my dad’s ran away, or or was abducted Early June… We’re still hoping she will come back. Then my Great Dane and best friend passed away less then a month ago. Talk about rough… I understand that some people may have it worse but this is extremely painful 💔 😢.
That’s not all of what’s been going on. I’m not going to mention the little things. Our whole family is struggling with so much right now… Mom’s been really strong. My parent’s are my real life heros for a reason. We were both in a deep depression. We are doing better tho. Taking it one day at a time. This depression was the 2nd worst I’ve been through. The thing about depression is you seem ok at some points then you get knocked down and out of nowhere. Its like a panic attack or anxiety attack without having the full symptoms. You feel numb, trapped, like a shell of a person, if even a person. Maybe a you are robot… I told my man. It’s like I have theses support walls up, but inside theres nothing but broken rubble. For the past several years I’ve been taking care and supporting my dad. We were very close and were together most of the day until he got better. Then he started doing his own stuff but it didn’t last long. He suddenly had cancer and ended up leaving us because of heart failure. Anyways…
It sounds funny but Frozen 2 actually helped us, especially my mom. Mainly Ana’s song “The Next Right Thing”
“The Next Right Thing” lyrics:
I’ve seen dark before, but not like this
This is cold, this is empty, this is numb
The life I knew is over, the lights are out
Hello, darkness, I’m ready to succumb
I follow you around, I always have
But you’ve gone to a place I cannot find
This grief has a gravity, it pulls me down
But a tiny voice whispers in my mind
You are lost, hope is gone
But you must go on
And do the next right thing
Can there be a day beyond this night?
I don’t know anymore what is true
I can’t find my direction, I’m all alone
The only star that guided me was you
How to rise from the floor?
But it’s not you I’m rising for
Just do the next right thing
Take a step, step again
It is all that I can to do
The next right thing
I won’t look too far ahead
It’s too much for me to take
But break it down to this next breath, this next step
This next choice is one that I can make
So I’ll walk through this night
Stumbling blindly toward the light
And do the next right thing
And, with it done, what comes then?
When it’s clear that everything will never be the same again
Then I’ll make the choice to hear that voice
And do the next right thing
Songwriters: Kristen Anderson-Lopez / Robert Lopez
The Next Right Thing lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company
Neither of us could have gone through this alone. Not without the help from God / Jesus / The Holy Spirit, our loved ones and our friends. We still gave a long way to go but we are all pressing forward one step at a time with lots of love and prayers.
I am starting to remember who I was and who I am subosoed to be. I want to hold on to that.
Remember matter what your doing this week, working or playing – Smile. It is a a choice we make. To let things get to us or to smile and move forward. knowing you can and will survive – whatever your going through: Losses, Rude people, things keep going wrong, etc. Whatever it is, know tomorrow is a new day. Look for the good in the bad, smile and show the world you won’t let anyone but you control how you feel. That to me is what a real warrior does. Now go have an Awesome week!!
🤔Depression seems to be going around….😔 Know that You matter❣ Know that it is ok to admit that you are not ok and need help or people. THERE’ IS NO SHUH THING AS PERFECT ❣❣❣❣ We are humans, an all have issues, fults, and needs. But also remember that you are AWESOME and needed!!!! Even if you don’t feel that way… It is the truth ❣❣❣
Here are some places you can reach out to if you don’t know who to talk to or don’t want to discuss anything about it with people close to you..
The mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression. NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness have a 24 hour helpline: 800-950-6264
NAMI offers support and education programs for families and individuals living with mental health conditions. NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness.
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Remember that you are not alone and that you are loved!!!
💚 Amy Jane Sandberg 💚