There is no perfect faith. There is perfect love.

There is no perfect faith. There is perfect love. The more I delve into the word of God the humbler (I'm not sure this is a word : )) I get. My spirit is constantly convicted and I am reminded to have a contrite spirit. Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. You see friends if we were perfect we wouldn't need saving. We wouldn't need forgiveness. We would be perfect people in a perfect world where everyone would get along and life would be for lack of a better word perfect.


But we all know that the opposite is true. We live in a world filled with hatred, anger, sexual immorality, jealousy, pride and every evil thing you can think of. So the need for a savior is always there. I find it funny when 'church' folk are so quick to call out 'sinful' people and to condemn them. It is such a pretentious disposition because our natural inclination is to sin. Remember how Paul struggled with this and he puts it so well:

A Break Up Is A Series Of Events-Actions-Moments-Words...

Break ups do not happen overnight. I think the act of breaking up with someone happens over a 
series of event, moments, actions or exchanged words... No one just breaks up to break up unless there is an issue of immaturity. Whatever the reasons or causes the act of breaking up should never be a surprise.



Endings are sad but when they are mean't to happen they are inevitable. There is a saying in my country that you cannot decorate a pig it will still get dirty. I don't mean that anyone is a pig in this instance haha I just mean that if something has a natural tendency towards being a certain way no matter how much you work to make it not so, it will always revert back to its nature. So when you realize that there are deal breakers in a relationship and you voice them and nothing happens or changes then you know in your gut that an ending is inevitable. If you or your partner are not willing to change/compromise then you are better of on your separate ways.

Japan 10 Day Itinerary On a Budget! Yes It Is Possible!

Planning for Japan is daunting. The language barrier and the numerous blogs all saying that Japan is expensive made it even more of a challenge for me to make sure I planned a good vacation that we would enjoy and that would remain affordable.

A few of my friends have asked me Japan? Why? The culture in Japan and the juxtapose between the new and the old makes it such an attractive destination. As usual I started doing my research and now I cannot wait to go (look at the photos I saw on various sites and understand why I want to go). I don't have a lot of vacation time to spare so I will try to squeeze as much as I can into this trip.


As seen on http://amongraf.ro/19-reasons-to-love-japan-an-unforgettable-travel-destination/

Travel expenses so far are $1,887.24 which includes flights, train passes and accommodation.

Rest

I was seating on the train today commuting to work, usually this is my 'catch up' time. Catch up on my reading, emails, messages, sleep, meditation etc It is my 'me' time. Today I felt drained, bone tired, weary kind of drained. I didn't want to go to work but it is an obligation and the bills don't pay themselves sigh!

I digress but it occurred to me that I needed to rest. I needed to be still preferably in my home, in my bed or on my couch. No calls, no messages, no visits, no social media just me and a book and maybe some TV. Does this happen to you friends? Do you ever feel incredibly tired and in need of a break?

Castle Cove beach by loop-oh

It's been a tough year at work, working crazy hours so I know where the source of some of my weariness is. I often say God has a funny sense of humor and I am not kidding. As I was lamenting and marinating in my unease I read these two verses,
Ecclesiastes 2: 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless.