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From May 10, 2010, "This Is Where The Healing Begins"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written By: Teresa Criswell "As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us." ~ Psalm 103:12 NKJV ~ For many who know me, please pray before reading this. I pray that you will not look at me differently, but see the transforming power of Almighty God over a woman's life who went against everything she knew and had been taught. The life I had lived was of great selfishness and vanity, a life with great void, not choosing to walk with God. "I woke up late. I had RSVP'ed for the event that I was suppose to be attending at 10 am. It was now 9:45 am and I wasn't even close to ready. The anxious thoughts of, "How are you going to get there without being beyond late?" "The drive alone is 15 minutes." I thought,"Well, I'm not going then, I can't show up late." Yet, the pull on my heart to go was stronger th

"His boots"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.  Love does not demand its own way." ~ I Corinthians 13:4-5a ~ She yelled, "You just don't understand how I feel!"  "What about me?  Our kids?!" The tiring schedule of his job, traveling more often than he was home seemed to violently suck every ounce of life as his countenance dropped by her one sided accusations.  He stared at her for a moment with his piercing brown eyes and slowly walked away. Through angered remorse she observed him walk into the closet.  Normally he never walked away from a dispute...but this time was different.  Soon after she saw him enter the closet, he came back out with a pair of his often worn boots in his hands  He slowly walked toward her, knelt down before her as he simultaneously placed the boots at her feet.  He slowly got back up, backed away and looked at her in the

Beauty in God's Jealousy?

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written By: Teresa Criswell  "You must love the Lord Your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  A second is equally important: 'Love your  neighbor as yourself.' All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments." ~ Matthew 22:37-40 ~ Have you ever received a 'word' that was beyond your own comprehension?  You know, one of those words that penetrate your heart?  You might liken it to a 'whisper' in your heart confirmed by God's Word through His Holy Spirit, His Holy Wind, His Holy Breath. I was going through some writings I jotted down over a year ago and I came across this one...I pray that every eye that reads this will be able to catch a glimpse of God's glorious, incredible, indescribably amazing Love... "Do not confuse My jealousy for being an immature bul