Money can’t buy

Money can buy you porn to fulfill your sexual void,
But not love your spouse to cherish and to hold.
Money can buy you followers to stay for a day,
But not loyalty where friends are joyous to stay with you to play.
Money can buy you a ticket to go to an amusement park to experience the thrills,
But not peace to calm your personal ills.
Money can buy you the spotlight,
But not respect where you earn the right.

Money can buy you a ticket to see a comedy show,
But not joy where you can bestow.
Money can buy you a magazine where you look at women that are beautiful,
But not inner beauty where you can look fruitful.
Money can buy you a ticket to be on the voice to show out your musical ability,
But not talent where you show your capability.
Money can buy you a house where you can put furniture to roam,
But not a home where you call it your own.

Money can buy you a cell phone to call,
But not family to be with you through it all.
Money can buy you a subscription to watch Netflix,
But not to wisdom to deal with the tricks.
Money can buy a gym membership,
But not strength to go through the hardship.
Money can buy you clothes,
But not confidence that gives you a chance to grow.

Money can buy you a book,
But knowledge where you cannot be a crook.
Money can buy you an education,
But not a brain that full is of determination.

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

The Cross is

The Cross is humility it is humble it’s about others it connects with people on a human level like a chain and doesn’t leave anyone hanging like a fruit hanging from a tree.

The Cross is loving kindness it has a love for humanity it takes an interest in people. It draws people with loving kindness like a magnet draw keys.

The Cross is Grace it gives people another chance after they have messed up it demonstrates Grace to people like the president pardon a person.

The Cross is comfort it gives comfort to the person going through an unpleasant moment in life as a teddy bear provide support to a child.

The Cross is joy it gives a person joy because they greatly appreciated everything it’s doing in their life having a happy relationship with the cross it’s like riding high on cloud nine.

The cross is hope it gives a person hope for their situation change around for the better where they can start anew like the drawn of a new morning.

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Love

Here is Bishop Michael Curry preaching about Love at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding. I agree with everything that Bishop Curry is saying about Love with what is happening in the world especially in America only Love can drive it out.

Much Love and Many Blessings

Robin

Mind your own Business

Make it your ambition to lead a quite life: you should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 (NIV)

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, I told a classmate a little too much of my business while I was telling her she got carried away. I felt attack and judge by her what I should have said to her is mind your business and keep it moving end of discussion. I felt bad telling her my business after I have realized what I did I apologize that was my fault I will continue to never tell anybody my business I do a good job minding own my business and not telling nobody else but there are times that I do tell it from that I start to getting in trouble getting mad at people that want to give their advice about it. That is one of the areas I come up short in I need to do better in that area of not telling people my business. You know, we live in a social media world where anybody can tell their business thinking someone would care nobody won’t they won’t understand it especially if they haven’t experienced the situation before. They are not going to help you and most of all, it doesn’t concern them. When a person sees another person business on social media they give their advice takes it and runs with it while they are running with it they get it twisted from there it’s a problem. To keep that from happening is don’t say anything about it or don’t put it up on social media that’s where the quote comes in that says silence is golden (Carlyle, 1831) from that they won’t have anything to say. Who you need to tell your business to is the Lord because he is the only person that can work it out and he is the only person you need to tell it to here are 4 reasons we need to mind our own business and leaving other people business alone.

1. They didn’t ask for your advice.
If they wanted your advice on how to handle a situation they would have asked you other than that, back away.

2. You don’t know the situation.
If you don’t know the situation don’t talk about it because you don’t know the reason behind that situation that it is happening. You just looking on the outside you are not on the inside.

3. It doesn’t concern you.
If that person is in a situation that they are experiencing, you don’t know anything about it you don’t understand it you never experienced it and you don’t know that person either back away or if you do know that person still, back away it doesn’t concern you.

4. Don’t gossip
Once a person tells their business to another person they tell it to everybody else they misinterpret the words from what the original person has said from that it is gossip. If it comes to say you say I don’t know anything about it or just to get away from it say I have to go it is not good to gossip about anybody business especially if it not yours. You wouldn’t want your business to be the topic of discussion if it turns to be gossip.

I made up a metaphor after a woman that I know got into my business it describes minding your own business it goes like this. Why don’t you pay attention what’s happening in your own backyard than looking over the fence at mines.

Reference

Carlyle, T. (1831). What is the origin of the saying ” silence is golden speech is silver” and what does it mean? Retrieved from https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-origin-of-the-saying-silence-is-golden-speech-is-silver-and-what-does-it-mean

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Living the Beatitudes in your everyday life.

If you already know the beatitudes you know living the beatitudes in your everyday life is very important (Examples of living out the Beatitudes, n.d.). The motivation behind the beatitudes is to move you to act in a Christlike way. In this manner, living them is totally at the core of the matter (Examples of living out the Beatitudes, n.d.). The best way to deal with this subject will be for us to experience the beatitudes one by one, featuring how individuals can experience each beatitude. All of these demonstrations are excellent(Examples of living out the Beatitudes, n.d.).

Blessed (happy to be envied and spiritually prosperous – with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant,) for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 (AMPC)

An individual prays each day and stands in the gap to pray for others and gives up their whole free time to volunteer.

Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of his matches grace are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 (AMPC)

An individual loses a very close family member they won’t see them on earth. If that family member has a relationship with Jesus Christ, they will be comforted because they are in the presence of the Lord and God will accommodate that individual by enabling them to rejoin with that close family member.

Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and salvation, are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 (AMPC)

Individual show hospitality to a destitute individual by feeding them, giving them a beautiful place to stay, giving them good and warm clothes, giving them a warm and good bath, fixing their hair nicely and having a good conversation with them.

Blessed and fortune and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied. Matthew 5:6 (AMPC)

When individuals see that an unjust law has been put in place by Congress that can harm their community. They march and protest peacefully against that unfair law to tell Congress that the law they have put in place is not right and it must end. After months of marching and protesting Congress has heard the people they end the unfair law and the people are satisfied.

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous – with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and satisfaction, regardless of their outward conditions) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 (AMPC)

When someone forgives another person show mercy to them that person knows the feeling of being forgiven and shown mercy because they were shown mercy and forgiveness by another person, so that makes them pass on the mercy and forgiveness to someone else.

Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous- possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of his grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 (AMPC)

When children play together at a park, they don’t see any bias, prejudice or color of the other children. They see children who look like them they have no hate in their hearts only pure love and they are having fun.

Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous – with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God. Matthew 5:9 (AMPC)

When the two friends thought about the grudge they were holding against each other was stupid. They decided to end the animosity and rebuild their friendship because their friendship was more important than that grudge.

Blessed and happy and enviably fortunate and spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness’s sake (for being and doing right,) for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 (AMPC)

For a Christian to stick with their beliefs, they believe they are doing the right thing. They expect people not to like it, to disagree and go against them. It doesn’t matter how much persecution they get they will continue to stand on their beliefs.

Unmistakably, there are many ways by which the beatitudes become an integral factor in your everyday life. There are positively numerous of ways by which these principals can be lived out also (Examples of living out the Beatitudes, n.d.).

Reference

Examples of Living Out the Beatitudes. (n.d.). Retrieved from January 31, 2018 from http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-living-out-beatitudes.html

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Robin

Live, Laugh and Love

You may have a motto that is a guiding principle in your life I have many of them. If I would have to pick a motto to be a guiding principle in my life it would be Live, Laugh and Love let me explain why I would pick that as my motto.

Live

I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].
John 10:10 (AMP)

That means to me I’m living, working I am in my right mind I can do for myself I am breathing I am in great health I have the activities of my limbs. I am blessed since Jesus came for me to have Life and been in my life he makes life worth living because of that I can enjoy, live and love life until it overflows to eternal life.

Laugh

A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing.
Proverbs 17: 22 (AMP)

I LOVE to laugh I have an extraordinary time when I am laughing (Sykes, 2017). In the event that some individual said something funny, did something funny or an amusing thought come to my mind I laugh I tried to laugh as much I can (Sykes, 2017). Everything don’t need to be perfect in my life for me to laugh I can laugh with the fullness of joy (Sykes, 2017).

Love

And Jesus replied to him, you shall love the Lord, with your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself [ that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].
Matthew 22:37-39 (AMP)

Loving God

I love my Father God so very much because in him I live, move, I exist I love him for everything he is such as He is the source of my strength he is the strength of my life ( Smallwood, n.d.). He is Elohim he is my Creator he created me in his image and likeness (The names of God in the Old Testament, 2018).
He is Jehovah – Shammah he is the God that’s there he is always there for me I don’t have to feel alone by having his presence I know that he is there I don’t have to go through anything alone because he won’t leave or forsake me (The names of God in the Old Testament, 2018). He sent his son Jesus to save me from my sins.

Loving People

I love humankind with a agape love that is unconditional I can show them that love by going easy on them in the light of the acknowledgement that we’re humans and we have slip-ups. (Five Reasons Loving yourself is Vital Others, n.d.) Loving God and Loving People, must be adjusted how I love myself spiritually contributing to prayer, Bible study, going to church and having my daily devotion is one of the most outstanding ways I can show love to myself (Five Reasons Loving yourself is Vital Others, n.d.). The overflowing that I received from God floods and turns into a wellspring of love I take advantage of blessing others (Five Reasons Loving yourself is Vital , n.d.).

Loving myself

I love myself because I don’t need to be nobody else for me to wish to be somebody else is a sign of wretchedness and misery (Tsotetsi, 2013). Despite where I may go or what I do, I will always be who I am for the rest of my life (Tsotetsi, 2013). I love myself because I have been blessed with the skin that God gave me so I am going wear it proudly (Tsotetsi, 2013). I am the only Robin Marie Sykes that’s out there nobody has not lived my life so no one else aside from me has the right to judge me (Slusser, 2015). Accordingly, I am 100 percent one of a kind all around I am I will embrace my uniqueness and love my peculiarities (Slusser, 2015).

References

Five Reasons loving yourself is vital. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/galleries/5-reasons-loving-yourself-is-vital-to-loving-others.aspx?p=6

Slusser, E. (2015). 15 Reasons to Love yourself. Retrieved from http://www theodysseyonline.com/15-reasons-to-love-yourself

Smallwood, R. (n.d.). Total Praise. Retrieved from https://play.google.com/music/previewtnspebj6hb63ugkovyzhjw4dkhi?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-songlyrics

Sykes, R. (2017). Loving Kindness. Retrieved from https://encouragementfortheday.com/2017/11/27/loving-kindness/

The Names of God in the Old Testament. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/name_god.cfm

Tsotetsi, H. (2013). 12 Great Reasons to Love yourself. Retrieved from http://www.mindbodygreeen.com/0-11920/12-great-reasons-to-love-yourself.html

Much Love and Many Blessings,
Robin

Loving Kindness

For long ago the Lord has said to Israel: I have loved you O my people, with an everlasting love; with loving – kindness I have drawn you to me.
Jeremiah 31: 3 (TLB)

There are have been people that have said to me there is something different about you I will be like, what is different about me? I would try to figure out what are they talking about? I couldn’t find the answer to that until my boyfriend point it out to me I was like oh ok it dawned on me it was loving kindness. My Christian faith speaks for me it speaks loving kindness I have shown loving kindness to everyone least I tried to I am excited that’s what makes me different than everybody else. You win people with loving kindness when you do that it draws people to you they would want to around you. God has shown loving kindness to us we ought to show loving kindness to everyone we meet we should not want to be hateful and mean to people who what’s to be around that? or what’s to do that? Loving Kindness implies goodness, kindness, mercy, compassion, pity have a love for humankind, having the loving kindness of God ( BT Library, n.d.). Kindness starting in individual connection; tender and benevolent affection; esp. The loving care of the Creator for His sound creatures ( BT Library, n.d.). Here are 5 ways to show loving kindness to others.

1. Practice no less than one demonstration of loving-kindness daily. We as a whole have something to give a remark, huge or little. It might be a smile, or a mindful discussion (Salzberg, 2017). Maybe you let a stranger advance you in a line, or give a coworker a little blessing, or write a late – night note of application (Salzberg, 2017). Any demonstration of loving-kindness – regardless of whether material or however the spirit leads you to do is an important articulation of loving-kindness (Salzberg, 2017).

2. Recall the individuals who have helped or propelled you. Once in a while, even a little demonstration of loving kindness on somebody’s part has a fundamental effect on you (Salzberg, 2017). Developing appreciation is a method for respecting these individuals, and furthermore a method for lifting up your spirit and helping you to remember the energy of loving-kindness (Salzberg, 2017).

3.  Incorporate the individuals who appear to be forgotten. In a discussion with a group of individuals, there might be those that are excessively shy, making it impossible to talk. In a room loaded with individuals, there might be someone who feels out of place. Be the individual who opens the circle (Salzberg, 2017).

4. ” Walk a mile in someone’s else shoes before you pass judgment. ‘’ As this well – known saying proposes, regards of the possibility that we will solid move to attempt to change somebody’s conduct, a feeling of sympathy and understanding for them won’t debilitate us. On the off chance that anything, that component of kindness will enable us to act (Salzberg, 2017).

5.  Cease from talking bad of others. In the event that you feel enticed to put somebody down, accept learning of their terrible intentions, or for the most part demonstrate their inadequacy, calmly inhale (Salzberg, 2017). Despite the fact that we may feel a surge of energy in saying those words, we, at last, get no advantage from dividing individuals sowing seeds of discord and aversion. There are approaches to discuss wrong conduct without criticism or judgment (Salzberg, 2017).

I found out in my psychology class that my purpose is to encourage people I can encourage people with loving kindness.

References

BT Library. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.biblicaltrainig.org/library/lovingkindness

Salzberg, S. (2017). 10 ways to deepen your loving kindness practice. Retrieved from http://kripalu.org/resources/10-ways-deepen – your – loving – kindness – practice