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SelahV Today by Hariette Petersen
Free-lance writer, enslaved to Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of my soul.
Interests: WRITING, READING, BLOGGING ABOUT My faith in Jesus, Relationships, Marriage, Family, Grandchildren. CONVERSATIONS ABOUT: Depression, Hope, Death-Losses, Political Issues, Chronic Pain. Grief.
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My ACER laptop was hacked. The hacker attached a keystroke monitor that actually breached my password box so I couldn't even change that. It was so infected with viruses, I wouldn't use it even if I had it bleached and refurbished. Why do people hack little old ladies' computers? What... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
"Be of good courage, and HE shall strengthen your heart, all ye who hope in the LORD." Psalm 31:24 "Good" courage as opposed to "bad" courage-- courage based on self-reliance, self-aggrandizement. Our courage can be wrapped in, soaked in, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at daily IMPACT by selahV today
Would you like to see what happens to your prayers? Would you like to know how successful your petitions of intercession are? Do you ever wonder if what you ask of God is heard? acted upon? answered? If you do not have confirmation, do you tend to relax the fervor... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
You know the one--wide awake at midnight. It's when sleep is just far enough beyond your mind's grasp that it cannot hold onto it. And so, you think. Your mind wanders down paths of yesterday, where regrets are hidden in silly memories--where losses crowd your thoughts with sadness. You long... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
So glad it lifted your spirit, my friend. God bless you and Win, too. Revel in the season.
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SHE WROTE: "Unless you are famous and put into the history books, it doesn't matter at all how awesome you are or aren't. You have at best 2-3 generations who will remember you. It just is a fact. So spend a good part of your life living for you. You... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
I've been dealing with Chronic Pain for several years. It's annoying. It's sometimes excruciating. It interferes with every single thing I do: Sleeping, sitting, walking standing, bending, turning around, showering, getting dressed or styling my hair, reading a book, cooking, gardening, crafting, and more--much more. Of late, it interferes the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
It's easier for me to make moral decisions than those which demand an exchange of money for comfort. I've often sacrificed my health to avoid spending money we need for other things-- housing, food and security. And then came blurred vision, glare from lamps, headlights and sun. Impaired night vision.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
Thanks, Barb. Use any of my writing you want. (((hugs))) to you too.
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Some folks think the "wedding" is marriage. But, marriage is so much more than a beautiful day of childhood dreams. THE RECESSIONAL: After the bride and groom are pronounced man and wife, they walk down that aisle together and leave behind respective mothers, fathers, family and guests. It is they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
We cannot know for certain how another person feels--the depth of their pain...their emptiness, loss or fear. We may think we know how a person feels when we see them under fire, trial, or difficulty. We may have had some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at daily IMPACT by selahV today
Sometimes it takes every single bit of energy a person possesses to conjure up a smidgen of positive thinking to create a positive attitude... and even then, it falls short of being helpful to endure the negative forces one faces in life. Yet, we try. For me, I've found the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
Happy 45th Birthday, my son. Today I remember all the joy and love you gave me and so many others in your short 33 years. I miss your hugs, your calls, and all the detailed accounts of your day. You're in my thoughts many times throughout each day. I laugh,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
"You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures."~Psalm 16:11 Do I need to know anything else but the path the LORD has for me? On HIS path... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at daily IMPACT by selahV today
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6 Rest in the Lord-- his watchcare, his love, his perfect plan. Know that He's got "this thing"...whatever... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at daily IMPACT by selahV today
You might do well to remember something I read on Pinterest awhile back: "Sometimes God wrecks your plans when He sees that your plans are about to wreck you."~thesouldoctor Yeah... sometimes... and then, sometimes we try to force our plans and push them to meet our desires... and when we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
Thanks, Amy. I pray your hubby is better and life is returning to some semblance of normality for you. Love, hariette
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Thank you so much, Norm. I appreciate this word of encouragement from you. Far more than you can imagine. selahV
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and it's okay. There's nothing to be ashamed of. I just made a couple of really life-altering decisions which catapulted me into a whirlwind of emotional turmoil. The decisions were not made in haste, mind you. They were considered carefully, albeit bathed in entirely too much emotion. When a person... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
"And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten" Joel 2:25 I feel like something has eaten several months of my life lately. Lack-luster energy. Chronic pain. Trampled emotions. Vacuous interest in issues that seem to take center stage with so many voices and critics. Haven't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
Can you see it? the tiny frog? Beneath the rose petal, his safety is a temporal thing. What permanence is there in seeking refuge inside something as fragile as a rosebud? a wiser being might seek a stronger wall, a heavier shield, a more stable fortress. Where do you go... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
It's how I've been. Trying to keep up with the constant spin of Media and presidential candidates is enough to make a healthy 20 year-old dizzy. It's even harder when you're pushing 68, have high blood pressure and are battling vertigo. Yeah... that kind of dizzy. Suffice it to say,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at SelahV Today by hariette petersen
"Do not doubt His grace because of your tribulation, but believe that He loves you as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness." Spurgeon Life may seem to be a blanket of trials and obstacles; hours may... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at daily IMPACT by selahV today
When I feel useless, I remember words from a devotional: "...some of My greatest workers are those physically unable to serve, but who have learned to wield the powerful weapon of prayer.” Streams in the Desert (as recorded by Laura... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at daily IMPACT by selahV today