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Eudora

in Qs & As

Hello Eudora! I thought I sent this earlier but I guess I didn’t. I have had a pretty reckless sex life since I was raped at 21. I remember it happening to me as a child too. I’m 24 now and I’m terrified to have an HIV test done,please pray for me.

Hello Love, I am so sorry to hear that you had to go through that. No one should ever have to endure the experience or the stigma or emotional trauma that comes with that. Every time I hear a story like this it reminds me just how oblivious a lot of us can be to these issues simply because we haven’t been victims of them, and reminds me just how real they are. Thank you for sharing that. I also applaud you for recognizing the correlation between your abuse and your sex life thereafter. It takes a lot of courage and reflection to recognize those after-effects for what they are, and it is definitely the first step in healing and moving past them. I grew up being so scared of HIV. I don’t know who thought it was a good idea to teach a bunch of 6th graders so much…

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Here’s to 7 out of 77…

What Lie Are You Believing? What false report? What words of negativity were spoken over your life that have taken root in your heart and sprouted seeds of doubt and fear without you even knowing it? Seeds that started off as tiny shoots but have grown to be a field of weeds in which nothing good can grow? In which the promises of God just can’t take root? We all have them, but to be honest, I didn’t think I had any till yesterday when God showed me just how much a single statement had made me a slave to a spirit of worthlessness – a slave to the same lie the enemy has used since Adam: ‘you are not enough’. It was a statement that was said supposedly to help me, but more likely to strike me. It cut so deep that over a year later I am still experiencing…

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Hi Eudora, can you please give me some advice on unpacking spiritually after a retreat or conference. This is because I came from one some weeks ago but it seems like after coming I am more disorganized or slacking in my Christian journey than before. It’s as if I can’t keep up with life.

Baby girl (or boy), that’s exactly what I would expect to happen after having a powerful encounter with God. Because what happens is that it’s the enemy’s goal to get you off track. To distract you. To blind you from whatever was released to you during that conference.  See, there’s no way you can enter God’s presence in such a powerful setting and ever leave the same. Things shift in the spiritual. Things start to be worked out in your favor. The gates of heaven open and are ready to pour out whatever God has for you with no holding back. But if the enemy can distract you… confuse you… disorganize you and get you to do anything and everything but taking hold of what God has for you, then he wins. And that’s exactly what he’s doing. A lot of people think that a conference or a Sunday service…

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in Health & Wellness, Lifestyle

My Seven Tips to Living a Happy and Healthy Life!

So I’ve been looking for a way to describe this season I’m in (and I’ll definitely talk more about it in a couple weeks), but it’s kinda like Eudora Got Her Groove Back! It’s like I’ve got this crazy positivity all of a sudden – and it might be because I just came out of a ten-day Daniel fast last week (talk about spiritual and physical detox!) or because of that Sephora sale this past weekend, but whatever light was off somewhere suddenly switched on, and I’m loving it!  So I thought I’d share the good vibes and the top things I do/have done when I’m mentally, physically, and/or spiritually worn out or congested that help me live a healthier and happier life in all those regards. 1. Let go of weights and sin.  I wrote about (here) how what goes on in our spirit is directly correlated with what…

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Hello Eudora, what are your opinions about different doctrines in the church like calvinism, arminianism, and molinism? Do you think they are important to learn and apply to our Christian lives? Can we live Christian lives without bothering about such things at all?

I think what doctrines do is create a situation where people become more consumed with understanding God than getting to know Him.  There is a difference. Understanding God is basically theology. Doctrine. Using human understanding to contemplate a being who supersedes and predates human understanding. Knowing God is about approaching God without any preconceived notions of who He is or how He works, and getting to know Him personally. Jesus said in John 7:  If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. When you start to know God, you will find the truth you seek, instead of relying simply on human understanding. You will be able to test and approve, and you will find the answers you need… should He choose to give them. There are times I have asked God deep,…

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in Faith

The Cinderella Complex

I’m fairly certain everyone knows the story of Cinderella in some form or the other. If you don’t, it’s your typical fairy tale: Girl loses mother, gains evil stepmother, loses father, becomes servant to evil stepmother. That’s the storyline of like 1 out of every 2 fairy tales lol. Well, this story continues that she finds out she has a fairy godmother who grants her a wish and a new outfit and she’s able to go to the ball and meet Prince Charming against her stepmothers wishes. Catch 22 is that she has to leave before midnight because the magic wears off and she’s back to being a servant girl. She happens to leave a glass slipper behind as she makes her getaway, and the Prince goes on this crusade searching for the girl whose foot fits the glass slipper. After a long and arduous search, and attempts by her evil…

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in Nuggets

A Prayer for Families

Dear God, I just want to come before you today and just thank you that you are a good father who loves His children. I thank you because since it is in your nature to be good, that you want good things for us. But God, I know that while your will for us is good and perfect and pleasing, that the enemy is at work to destroy those good things that you made Father: families. God you created the concept of families to provide community and safety and love and protection – an earthly and physical manifestation of your very heart and being for us. But we are living in a time where so many families are hurting God. Parents are hurting and hurting each other. children are hurting and being hurt by the people who are meant to love and care for them. We live in a day…

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WOMAN

The word the Bible uses to describe the formation of man is yaster – ‘to mold or shape’, as a potter with clay. The word the Bible uses to describe the formation of woman is banah, which means built – the same word used to describe making palaces and temples and forms of art. Darling – you are a masterpiece.

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