By Adrian Rogers
PRAY OVER THIS:
“…remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Unhappiness comes from mirrors. Happiness comes from windows.
If you want to be miserable, then think about yourself first…what you want, what people are saying about you, what you ought to have done for you, how down you feel, how good you…
June Nineteenth; Which Unstoppable Force Would You Prefer?
June Nineteenth; Which Unstoppable Force Would You Prefer?
I looked at the word prompt of the day and wondered, ‘what was I thinking?’. I’m guessing that when I first wrote the word I was thinking that would be something different and cool and a good challenge. But…juggernaut? Then, I looked the word up. While down the rabbit hole I found a site new to me; https://www.wordnik.com/words/juggernaut.
Lets go with, unstoppable force.
When the Covid…
Never say something to an over thinker, that you can't take back. You may forget it, but they may take it to their grave. Life is short indeed, try to live to the fullest, love more than you can receive and be kind to everyone even if you are empty inside.
“Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.”
Psalm 37:27 KJV
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
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The Biden administration is committed to economic growth through union jobs. Recent years have seen anti-worker legislation undercut the union movement and collective bargaining. The weakening of the union movement has resulted in “rising income inequality, stagnant real wages, the loss of pensions, exploitation of workers, and a weakening of workers’ voices in our society.”
There will be push…
What if SOC 3’s pull is the idea of “one last heist”. After the previous “one last heist” ahah, anyway— it’s the heist for the thing mentioned in ROW. It’s the game changer of an impending war. I saw someone mention it might be in Shu Han because it’s the one place Leigh hasn’t explored in great detail yet.
As I haven’t read Nikolai’s duology, my information on that is limited but hey, more crows being awesome??
Here for it.
So that’s the pull but what if the real heist is to get Kaz Brekker back? To save him??? There was too much set up in the crows duology to not consider this as a possibility. This storyline as a possibility. To not consider that the team would come back without hesitation to save Kaz. It could happen before the heist or after. He could go missing and that’s the catalyst that brings them together or he could go missing after the job and that’s the catalyst to stay on mission to find him.
So I keep thinking of where the crows are now. About what Nina said before she left. No matter the time and distance, always. “Count on it Brekker”. Of Wylan and Jesper in ROW (stuff I’ve seen). Of Inej being on the high seas but still clearly in contact or tied to Kaz.
And this is what comes to mind:
Only it’s Jesper and Wylan that comes to find Inej. They sneak onto her ship as she’s giving a briefing below deck. They slip past her guards but she was the Wraith before she was a captain and the stealth skills of the former isn’t just reserved for her ship so she lets the meeting continue (as a ruse) while she organises herself. She plans to ambush the intruders with a couple of her crew.
The three of them end up giving themselves a terrible fright and Wylan almost drops the flash bomb he took out (just for emergencies) and Inej has to immediately point her crew member’s rifle down just in case he gets to nervous and pulls the trigger.
And she’s all
“JESPER LLEWELLYN FAHEY!!! What the hell, we could have shot you?!”
And Jesper goes:
“You could have tried. Doubt it would have done you any good though.”
And then the mood shifts and these two people just stare at each other before breaking into face splitting smiles. Inej moves to embrace him and sees Wylan and is excited and then adjusts and her confusion is evident because what is going on? They weren’t supposed to rendezvous for another 2 weeks? Kaz was clear that it wouldn’t be safe till then.. but wait where is Kaz??
And then Wylan tells her what Jesper can’t bring himself to say—- that’s why they broke protocol. Kaz has been taken and they can’t find him. Jesper can’t look at her anymore and she knows he feels responsible even if it isn’t his fault. It’s not.
They’re here because they need the team. They need to find him and help him. They’re sure he’s not gone off on his own job. He would have told someone. He would have told Inej. At first they thought he might come find her but all his usual protocols have not been activated or carried out or whatever —- nothing. Radio silence. He hasn’t checked in anywhere. He’s gone dark (or their storyline’s version of that). He can’t have just disappeared or walked away. He wouldn’t have. He’s in trouble.
Inej agrees. Kaz wouldn’t let go like that. Not after everything.
And SOC 3 is literally the heist for Kaz brekker. (Probably after Zoya’s job or before and maybe it involves the council of tides???) but basically that whole moment is in my head.
I feel like it would be interesting to see the team come together like that for Kaz. This whole “ okay think think/- what would kaz do”.
Now imagine the “how do you steal a man’s wallet” conversation but they all try and answer with what Kaz would say. All those moments could provide the humour.
And it would also be amazing for a character like kaz to truly accept that his found family cares deeply about him too. To realise that they’d help him, save him, put the same effort into protecting him. Kaz never shielded them from the emotionally painful stuff sure but he kept them alive (better terrible truths than kind lies). He did his best to make sure they all walked away with their future intact.
(He couldn’t do that for Matthias because Matthias’s past came back to hurt him (Curse you wayward fjerdan murder child!). I’m sure it haunts him. After Nina, he’s probably the next one to find out who did it (fjerdan murder child).)
Kaz did his best to protect them and it would be cool to see them have the plans and go save him this time.
It’d be the ultimate heist and we’d still get each character POVs.
Sometimes the scariest of things can happen in the bright light of day. Sometimes the scariest place we can find ourselves is in our own minds. Sometimes zombies would pale in comparison to the dangers we face just living day to day. Sometimes its not the monster under the bed or in the closet it’s the one in our head planting seeds of thorny weeds to creep in and cut off the life to the fruitful…
If this is your day for rest, like us all you will still need encouragement. Be encouraged today by this wonderful scripture from John 13 Verse 34:
John 13 verse 34: ” I give you a New commandment; love one another. Just as i have loved you, you must also love one another.”
Again it is this word Love, that so many people take out of context, The word Love, is not like the meaning of the word that is brandied about today. It is a lay down your life, type of Love, the same as the Love, Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend is and use, when He died on the cross for all our transgressions.
We may not have to die for our friends, but we are expected to esteem them more than we esteem ourselves. This passage is talking about other believers, so if we can Love other believers the way we should, how can we fulfill the next verse. Verse 35:
“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
The great divide, in Christendom, there needs to be a king, but we have a King, who is Lord of Lord and King of Kings, and He alone is to be Loved and honored.
How the divide in Christendom is widening, when there is a move. for all to bow our knees with other beliefs, who don’t know the King of Kings, and Lord of Lord.
There would not be a divide, if we were to Love our fellow believers in Christ, in a way, the world can only admire, but isn’t that what the New commandment is so positive about. Let us all try to love more, but particularly to other brother and sister, that have been adopted into the Kingdom of God. That comes through repentance and acceptance, of the One, Who laid down His life for all, Christ Jesus.