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He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Mark 5:34, NIV

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For she said, If I may but touch his clothes, I shall be whole.  Mark 5:28, KJV

 

Besides Jesus, who is your Biblical hero?

My Biblical hero isn’t someone you’d think of when you hear the word “hero.” She isn’t easily recognizable, she isn’t heavily referenced in movies or books, in fact she is nameless in the Bible. She is “The Woman with the Issue of Blood.” It all happens in a few verses in Mark 5:25-34.
The woman had had a disease where for 12 years she had been bleeding. She had been to many doctors and spent all her money but no one could help her. Instead she only grew worse. So when Jesus came to town she saw her chance to be healed. There was a crowd around Jesus but she knew within herself that if she could just touch his clothing she would be healed. And that’s what happened the moment she touched him.

Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering. Mark 5:29, NIV

I admire her so because she didn’t wait for Jesus to come to her, or wait for the chance that maybe he would pass her way, she went to him. I’m sure with a disease like hers leaving and moving around couldn’t have been easy. The story takes place in Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth, and in a Jewish town she was most likely an outcast. She was constantly bleeding and therefore “unclean”.But she took a chance, faced the crowds and in her misery and desperation she put her faith into action.
How many people out there are desperate and miserable but are waiting for the miracle to come to them?

Another reason I love her is because I see a little bit of myself in her story. You see I had disease too, I was sick with emptiness. I knew who God was in a general sense, but there was no relationship. I had this feeling that there was something missing from my life. I was tired of floating around with no purpose, but then Jesus came to town in a few forms. Through an impactful Christmas service, and I had a friend who would take me to Bible study. I saw a chance to be something I hadn’t been before and I purchased a One Year Bible. That was me touching him.

I wanted to know exactly what God wanted from me and to know what he was all about. I had heard it from others, now it was time to know for myself. It was a decision that changed my life. The peace that came over me when I read those words was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I knew that Jesus could make me whole.
I was baptized not too much longer after finishing that Bible and life has never been the same.
When you reach out to Jesus you will never be disappointed.

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Mark 5:34, NIV

 

Who is your Biblical hero and why? I would love to know!

 

 

*photo by Heather Hazzan

Poetry 101: Beloved

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All those things I wrote, I wrote for you. Because for a reason I may never fully understand, I adore you. And because I could see that you didn’t really think you were worthy of someone truly loving you and you are.
I just wanted to be someone who didn’t need anything from you, but gave to you.
I wanted to be your best friend.
I wanted you to live for something more, something real.
I wanted to peer inside your soul.
And so in case I never get the chance to tell you, I want you to know that you are worthy, you are a gem and I love you.

Just To Say Hi!

Hello blog-o-sphere!

It’s been way too long, but life has been insanely busy. I’m trying to juggle school, work, and life and somethings are falling by the wayside. Like this blog and just writing in general. When I get home at the end of a long day all I want to do is get in my bed and binge watch Vampire Diaries. I don’t want to do anything that requires a lot of deep thought. This little bit I wrote today is something I wrote after watching a particularly sappy love scene on Vampire Diaries. I thought to myself what would I say if someone really wanted to know about all my hopes & dreams.
So until the next one
xoxo,
Tawniimage

Writing 101: I Write Because…

Its God’s gift to me,

Three years ago I was desperate for a passion, something I could really care about, but I felt like I wasn’t good at anything. I didn’t think I was a creative person. But one morning the sun rose on my passion, literally.

I was at work and I was watching the sun rise out of the window and it was so beautiful I had to write about it. Then I started writing about all kinds of things, then I started journaling, then blogging. Now I have so many interests that I can’t figure out how to pursue them all.

Writing was a door to many blessings. Now I know I can never stop, I can never let it go. It is apart of me, apart of who I am. When I’m not writing I’m not thriving. Now if I can get a habit going of doing it everyday I will be set 😉