Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder

2 min readJan 14, 2023

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A Jewel: I hate religion. I absolutely despise it. It captures people and keeps them in dark deception. Religious folks think they are just so good. It makes my soul hurt when I hear religious people talking. God does not need your good. He wants your heart.

A Gem: Jeremiah was a prophet in the Old Testament. He and God had a conversation. God told him this:

My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them. 7 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.

Jeremiah 24:6

Beautiful relationship is what God desires with us. It is so powerful to know that he wants good for us. That His eyes are watching over us for our good. That he builds us up not tears us down.

Metaphorical Gunpowder: SHAME — it isn’t easy to tell my story with you. It really has been difficult. I have an ugly past but there are parts that are also delightful. My children. Watching how God has brought me through. SHAME — get behind me.

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