Without a doubt,
I’m the best version of myself,
when my husband is present in my life.
Getting married to Tobias,
was the best thing in my life.
Although it’s only 2 years we’ve been married,
he enhances and influences my life.
if it wasn’t for Jesus speaking into my life,
I wouldn’t be the kind of person I want to be.
::: MOTIVATION OF OUR BEHAVIOR
is like a surface phenomenon.
The way that we behave
is generated and flows out
of who we think we are.
is no longer primarily our ethnicity or nationality background,
nor our economic status.
It’s not what used to be,
it’s something else,
we’re all part of new humanity.
Jesus Christ unifies us,
as the beloved.
If who we are is changing,
our behavior is just going to change.
::: SENSE OF BELONGING
In the 21st Century, not only terrorism, ethnic conflicts and civil wars increased. Another thing participating in dividing humanity, is class.
Class is an ironic concept.
An act of ignorance.
It groups people as bundles and sets them against one another.
It ruins people’s thoughts, feelings and behavior.
For the sake of the sense of belonging.
The need to belong,
the need to give and receive attention
to and from others.
The need to find value in life.
Many then live by expectations,
to prove to others.
Some might feel superior and better than others.
Some might feel awkward and embarrassed.
no interaction and no friendships.
It’s easy to put people in the box,
draw a line creating sites.
There’s us, who we feel comfortable around.
There’s they, who we don’t feel comfortable with.
There’s us, who share something with,
there’s they, who we don’t share anything with.
There’s those who have tattoos,
there’s those who feel lonely,
there’s those who have been bullied,
there’s those who have abused others,
there’s those who are in love,
there’s those who loose loved ones,
there’s those who fight cancer,
there’s those who are rich,
there’s those who got fired, etc.
here’s all of us,
who are created in the image of God.
As one body, we stand together,
united as one, under His grace.
We are mark-sealed,
called the children of God.
We all belong to the Almighty.
::: FREEDOM AND PARAMETERS
In the past, the profound lack of parameters, brought me into unhealthy relationships with friends, family and colleagues.
In God’s love,
implementing and holding parameters
is the key to freedom.
is not about having no parameters,
rather it is about finding liberation
within and through parameters.
We have absolute freedom to live.
Freedom to create, to make something meaningful.
Freedom to make decisions.
Freedom allows us to move to higher planes of mission and purpose.
Don’t take freedom for granted.
How we live matters.
Avoid influences that will impair us
from walking in humility, love, unity,
light, and wisdom.
is not to fortify our ego,
but to illuminate it.
Is not to keep ourselves from love,
but to deepen our capacity to love.
Discerning what’s pleasing to God,
is a steadfast guardian,
protecting us from invasion, intrusion, violation,
protecting us from other dehumanizing or life-negating forces.
soften and open our hearts and minds
to what is beneficial for us,
just as easily, say
a convinced “no” as a “yes”.
It serves our highest good.
It gives us the courage to venture farther afoot.
Live our freedom with a purpose.
Freedom is the opportunity to choose,
but choose we must,
wisely and pleasing to God.
::: MAX OUT OUR HUMANITY
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Since man is
a transient guest on earth,
a scion of his race,
a composite of body, character, and mind,
a husband or a wife,
a member of a family and a community,
a believer or doubter of a faith,
a unit in an economy,
a citizen in a state,
a soldier in an army,
a function in a workplace.
Since everything exists through relationship,
it is crucial that we learn to work well within relationships,
both with others and with our own needs, states, and identity.
Walk our love,
it’s not a warm, fuzzy emotion,
it’s a concrete action,
that serves not only for our highest good,
but also for the highest good of others,
in marriage, family, workplace, community.
Max out our humanity,
by not being ignorant and disconnected,
but by making meaningful connections,
with the guiding light,
which will stand guard,
but does not jail us,
not only for shared love and joy,
but also for shared pain.
Imagine dwelling in a place
of new humanity,
with no pain,
no nasty moral dilemmas,
just the perfection of Being
unfolding as it must.
This is a dream,
not to fulfil but to awaken from.
“The mystery is that people who have never heard of God and those who have heard of him all their lives stand on the same ground before God. They get the same offer, same help, same promises in Christ Jesus. The Message is accessible and welcoming to everyone, across the board.” Ephesians 3:6 MSG
“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT
“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.” Ephesians 5:8-9 NLT
“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,” Ephesians 5:15-18 NLT
::: UPDATE ABOUT ME
1 Year 10 Months Post Biopsy
Midline Pontine Glioblastoma/DIPG Grade-IV
No major changes with my symptoms.
(Please check http://titien.de/my-medical-history/ for monthly updates on my medical history)
My parents are here until 25 March.
I am very happy to be able to spend time with them.
We don’t talk yet about my physical condition and get melancholic. Instead we were enjoying great quality time together, mostly eating out at restaurants and Cafés. Oh my, a lot of eating.
I will have the 3rd round of avastin chemo on Wednesday.
Upcoming MRI is on March 20th.
I appreciate your continued prayer support 🙏
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