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Spending time with my Kids

I’ve been a solo parent since 2008 and I have no regrets raising them the best that I can. I was not easy but seeing them grow made me realized it all worth it.

Keep you going while waiting for your Right One

The best kind of partner is one who is caring and cooperative, it’s simple but true. Having a long lasting relationship needs those two qualities. What if you two fall into a fight, being care and cooperative will lead you to fixing any issue. We may fall victim to the person who causes a lot of drama, but it’s important to get back on your horse and see what do you have to find to start again.

Finding someone who you can talk to sounds simple yet some of us fall flat on it. We tend to go for physical traits rather than internal values and similar likes.

Avoid people who cross your lines. If you’re someone who has religious values than it’s a lot tougher being with someone who doesn’t have those values and vise versa. It’s more likely that a fight or argument will break out again and again so it’s better to find someone with similar values.

It may be tough to find that person, but if you do, don’t rush into a relationship. Take time to build up that connection and see if this person is truly what he/she says he/she is. Good relationships take time, especially when you’re waiting for the right person to come along. If you’re cooking, you wouldn’t open up the oven every second to see if the chicken is ready, righ? That’s precisely why it’s so important to be patient. To wait and let things be what they are. Let the ingredients soak in, and warm it up so it’s tasty. Treat your circumstance like waiting for a cooked chicken.

While you’re still waiting for the right man or woman to come along, take a look at these sweet love quotes about waiting for the right partner, so you can have a forever relationship.

1. Love never runs out.

“Never rush in love for it never runs out. Let love be the one to knock on your door so that by the time you start to feel, you’ll know it’s real.”unknown

2. Don’t rush things

“Never rush into a relationship. True love is bound to reveal itself sooner or later.” –Jayden Hayes

3. Say it when you mean it.

“If we’re waiting for the most convenient time to say I LOVE YOU, we may never find one. “-Terry Mark

4. Try to move on if you have to.

It’s hard being left behind. (…) It’s hard to be the one who stays.” –Audrey Niffenegger

5. Be patient for the right one.

“I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.”Paulo Coelho

6. Be willing to wait as long as possible.

‘For a while’ is a phrase whose length can’t be measured.At least by the person who’s waiting.”Haruki Murakami

7. Love is imperfect.

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”William Shakespeare

8. Deal with the pain.

“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.” Paulo Coelho

9. It’s worth fighting.

“Love is everything it’s cracked up to be It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.”-Erica Jong

10. Value the people that are brought into your life.

“The right person will come,, once you have suffered enough to deserve her”Juvenal Lopez

11. Make sacrifices to find the right one.

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”-Joseph Campbell

12. Don’t be afraid.

“I have died everyday waiting for you. Darling don’t be afraid. I have loved you for a thousand years. I’ll love you a thousand more.“-Christina Perri

13. Just keep waiting.

“Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing of all.”Luanne Rice

14. Two people will become one.

“Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.”John Keats

15. Be open to waiting all your life.

“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. “Oscar Wilde

16. Just at the right time.

“The right man comes at the right time. “Proverb

17. I’ll be back.

If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.“-Paulo Coelho

18. Try to find that special someone.

“Good things come to those who wait, Better things come to those who try.”Nishan Panwar

19. You can’t force an opinion.

“You cant force someone to care, you can only sit and wait till everything catches up to them and when it finally does maybe then they’ll realize what they lost. “-Nishan Panwar

20. Find your partner, but be patient.

“How much of human life is lost in waiting.“-Ralph Waldo Emerson

21. Find your reason.

“Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count.”Dr. Robert Anthony

22. Love is worth waiting for.

“People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting”French Proverb

23. The rust of the soul.

“Waiting is the rust of the soul. “-Carlos Ruiz Zafon

24. Be excited for your future partner.

“Delay is a bitter tonic, but it increases appetite.”Austin O’Malley

25. Being patient is all that matters.

“If you wait, you grow old, nothing more.“- Unkown

26. Be willing to wait.

“Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on what we’re waiting for “-Charles Stanley

26. Great things are worth sacrificing for.

“There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.”J. G. Holland

27. Wait for the right person.

All things come to him who waits- provided he knows what he is waiting for.“-Woodrow Wilson

28. It’s meant to be.

I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.” ― Robert Browning

29. Don’t look for perfection.

If you can’t ignore imperfections, then your imaginary ideal soulmate will always remain pending till you grow old and die.”Michael Bassey Johnson

30. Have enough patience.

“I have enough patience to wait for the fulfillment of my wishes.” Lailah Gifty Akita

3 Ways Love Conquers All

It is often said that love conquers all, that love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the force that gives healing and life, binds souls together, and whispers to us that all will be well. We can see throughout the Bible that love conquers fear, evil, and sins.

But the power of love comes from its source. It is not a thing in and of itself. This is the mistake the world often makes. When love becomes the force we honor or worship, its power vaporizes. But if we let the radiance of love beckon us back to its source, we find the true reason as to why love conquers all. We find there is a Lover behind love, and that Lover is committed to conquering all that is not love and all that is not lovely.

That Lover is God Himself, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, whose life together is always one of mutual love. Love conquers all because God is love and God has already won.

‘Love Conquers All’ Scriptures and Biblical Meaning

What do we mean when we say that love conquers all? How are we to understand this in terms of how the Bible pictures love? The very idea of conquering implies a battle being fought with victors and losers. And this is certainly how the Bible pictures reality. There is a massive war being fought between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world.

The history of the human race and of each individual is marked by the struggle between these two sides. On one side, we have the Holy Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. On the other, we have the Unholy Trinity, the world with its structures opposed to God, the sin that corrupts us, called the flesh, and Satan himself. This Unholy Trinity seeks to dominate by hatred, deception, manipulation, and power struggles.

But God doesn’t fight with any of those weapons. The weapon He has chosen is love.

The Father gave His only Son and then the gift of His Holy Spirit, all out of sacrificial love. This tactic may appear foolish and weak in the face of such a titanic war. But we underestimate the power of love to conquer. We underestimate God and His wisdom.

What the Bible Says about Love Being a Conqueror

Although the actual phrase “love conquers all” is not in the Bible, the truth of it is behind so many verses. Here are a few examples:

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.Romans 8:37

Paul has just mentioned all the hardships a believer may face. Yet none of these in the end keep us from experiencing God’s love. In fact, through His conquering love for us, we become super-conquerors over those hardships.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.1 Corinthians 13:7

Paul is delivering a tribute to the supremacy of love when he makes this amazing statement. Love bears and endures whatever wrongs or irritations come. It also believes and hopes the best for others, seeing with the eyes of faith all that they could be. In this sense, love truly conquers.

In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.John 16:33

Jesus is teaching His disciples for the last time before His death. The last words of that teaching are: “I have overcome the world.” And how does He overcome it? By submitting Himself to the horror of the cross. He does all this because He loves us.

His love conquers the world.

But let’s get a little more practical. How exactly does love conquer all? Here are three ways:

Way #1: Love Dismantles Sin’s Power

We all have those habits of behavior and thinking that seem resistant to change. We know we should stop doing them, but their power over us feels overwhelming. Further attempts yield only more frustration or despair. You can call it an addiction, a bad habit, a character defect, or a thorn in the flesh (to use Paul’s term). Whatever you call it, the result is the same. We feel stuck. We are in bondage.

Enter God’s love. To open our hearts and receive His love precisely at the place we feel stuck is to open the door out of this prison.

Most sin patterns are simply disordered loves. We are looking for love in the wrong place or have shut the door to it altogether. But when we begin to experience His personal embrace for us as His son or daughter, a new power is released inside us. It is the power of our new self in Christ. We are given power to say ‘no’ to the sin that once overwhelmed us.

Here’s a personal story along these lines. I struggled for years with an unhealthy addiction to exercise and food. I would workout in extreme ways and then eat huge meals. My whole day became centered around getting the workout in and the food to follow. As I began to pray about this, the Lord revealed to me that I was trying to receive affirmation as a man through physical prowess. The food was a way to fill the void left by that same lack of affirmation. As I began to let Jesus affirm me as both a man and as His brother, the bondage to food and exercise began to release. His love conquered what I could not change.

Way #2: Love Heals Enmity

Once you have tasted God’s love, there is a desire to offer that love to others. It starts with loved ones and friends, but it is to move out into more difficult relationships, even to those we consider enemies. How does this happen? It starts by choosing to forgive those who have wounded us. This is the way of Christ. But it is also the way our hearts become freed from bitterness. Then we make that love tangible by listening. In the listening, enmity is healed.

For years I was angry with my father for his disengagement in my life, an abandonment that left a wake of devastation in me. Through the prompting of the Holy Spirit, I finally chose to forgive him, a process that I had to repeat a number of times.

But as I forgave him, I also desired to know him and began to ask him questions about his life. As I listened, I heard stories from his past that helped me understand him and even empathize with him. Love healed the enmity I had with my father. In the end, love conquered.

Way #3: Love Believes the Best for Others

Here is a final way love conquers all. Our default mode as humans is to find fault with others so that we can feel better about ourselves. We all carry on this critical tendency to one degree or another. In its most virulent form, it becomes a toxic mistrust or hatred. This is the genesis of all prejudices, where the things that make someone unique become the subject of criticism.

But the way of love is so different. Instead of looking for the worst in others and finding fault, love believes the best in others and seeks to build them up. This does not mean that we overlook their faults. What it does mean is that our focus is not there. It is instead on their gifts and strengths and on all the good that God can accomplish in their lives.

This is perhaps what Paul meant when he said that love believes all things and hopes all things. In the end, love can conquer our critical spirit.

Memories of the Past

It’s been thirteen years since I broke up with my Ex-wife and been three years I got annulled. As I recalled I know I did my share why we had our marriage fail. I had three relationships after our break up, I thought I did the right decision of moving on but ended up a failure. Then I decided to slow down, prayed to God to give me the right partner in life.

I built myself up, spent more time with my kids and tried to accept all my imperfections. I saw how my kids grown, I saw how life changes me to be better.

I did so many realizations in life. I learned to be grateful of the small things that God gave me. I learned to value myself and learned to forgive myself.

At first I was in denial that I don’t need a partner in life. I thought I can survive being alone. I am afraid to love and I am afraid history repeat itself.

I preserved myself for the right one but I assured myself there is no right one in my life.

I was not closing my doors to love but I am just so hesitant to love. I always see my past in every person I meet. That’s the main reason why I always stay on guard. I don’t want to give in and I don’t want to love again.

I tend to forget my prayers for the right one because I was too busy being single. But not until God surprise me. He answered my prayers.

I realized that Life was never a race. It’s better to wait than to hurry things. Now I am so happy that I made the right choice. Enjoy Life, Live life to the fullest.

 

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Life begins at 40

At forty,  everything changed. I tend to be very active in my social media accounts. I unravel wonderful things in life that I never discover during my younger years.

I was busy before and  took myself for granted because of my priorities. I realized to enjoy life and be who I am. There’s no need for me to pretend, prove my worth, and not giving time for myself.

I chase back my youth, dreams and self fulfillment.

I forgave myself for all my short comings and learned to correct them. Life is too short, enjoy it.