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Abuse vs Divorce

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  Abuse vs Divorce Reprinted from my 2011 Blog This is one controversy in  Israel .  Moses allowed divorce because of the hardness of men's hearts.  You ever lived with a hard-hearted man, I am here to tell you that it "t'an't nothin" nice.  "In the beginning, it wasn't so", but neither was polygamy, meat-eating, and a whole lot of other things.  The Lord said he hated divorce, as a matter of fact, most of us do too, but he didn't say it didn't need to happen nor did he say it won’t going to happen.  Well, guess what?   "Shit happens!", It's just life.  Sometimes bad things, things that are taboo, unspeakable things, they do happen and very often we become better when it happens.  Yes, if each of us performed our duties in the manner in which the scripture dictates there would be no need for living with the pain of abuse nor would there be a need for divorce.  Mind you, I am no advocate for divorce,  It is not supposed to be and

The Enemy Within, an Urban Truth Fiction novel by Michelle Rhnea Yisrael.

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When a woman is physically beaten, everyone knows. But how do you know when she experiences emotional bruises and battery? Which one of your friends right now suffers from the emotional lashing of a tongue? Although the wounds may not appear visible to the naked eye; they still have real physical effects. This book tells the story of a survivor. One who beat the odds and broke free, before her abuser broke her. Simchah is a strong woman. Although seasoned by time and worn down by life, she is a warrior who endured many wounds on the battlefield of life. This story picks up where most stories end. Simchah entrusts her young granddaughter, Zaharah, with her hard-learned life-truths, in hopes Zaharah may learn from her mistakes. Through Simchah’s journals, Zaharah takes a painful walk down memory lane and witnesses the emotional abuse her grandmother endured. Simchah's ethnographic chronicles of her abusive marriage reveal, although she saw the signs of abuse early in her relationship

Your Liver, the Seat of Emotional Well-being

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In Leviticus 23, it is commanded to fast at least one day each year for spiritual reasons and as part of God’s plan to usher in his kingdom. However, there is a hidden health benefit. Once a year, God allowed us to rebook our immune systems. He’s thoughtful like that. What happens, though, when we make intermittent fasting part of our lifestyle? Recent scientific evidence suggests fasting reduces liver triglycerides and increases the expression of genes that prevent fat from being stored in the liver (Muenchen 2016).   Fasting is also associated with increased lifespan and reduced risk of diseases, including cancer and diabetes. What are triglycerides? They are a type of fat, also called lipid, found in the blood. Our bodies convert calories it does not need right away into triglycerides when we eat.  These fats, lipids, are then stored in the body’s fat cells for later use between meals. When we make it a habit of eating   more calories from high carbohydrate foods than the body b

Biblical Meditation

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  “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” ~ Psalm 1: 1-2  According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, meditate means to engage in contemplation or reflection. It means to engage in mental exercise, as concentration on one’s breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness. Meditation means to focus one’s thoughts on, and reflect on or ponder over as well as to plan or project in the mind. The first chapter of Psalms says that a blessed man or person is one who delights in God by meditating on His Word every day and every night. In fact, the process of thinking about and contemplating, and reflecting upon His Word makes us strong enough to stand against unrighteousness and stand for the things that are good and right. The strength we g

Pushing Through the Impasse with Laughter

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I'm feeling some kind of way today.  I tried to get into my old blog on Blogspot, but I don't remember the login.  So, I'm starting anew.  In my 2011 Blogspot blog, I was The Purple Rose, later I blogged as Urban Edu Coach.  I am still those people but I dropping the pen names.  Pieces of me are still those women. I was at an impasse when I wrote those blogs.  I pushed my way through my writing.   I thought I was at another impasse in life, but on second thought, I'm not really.  An impasse is a predicament that I would need to escape.  I'm not in a predicament, so I don't need to escape.  The word impasse means deadlock;  I'm not deadlocked, and I'm not bored I can always find something to do whether it be cooking, cleaning, crafting, reading, watching a good movie, or simply meditating.   I know my next steps.  I know my next direction.  So, what is happening with me right now?  Honestly, I think my problem is that I lack companionship.  When I say I l