HI my name is Amanda Wiggins but I go by Mandie. I have had a deep desire to share the things that I have learned in the past 10 years that has brought me from being completely miserable and not loving myself or life at all to being complete and whole, loving myself and my life. Because I know how it feels to be tormented by shame, guilt, regret, rejection, abandonment, anger, disappointment, worthlessness, and hopelessness, I want to help people to not have to live with any of that. I want to give people the knowledge that helped to set me free from all the pain, anger, sadness, and worthlessness that I once had. I want people to be able to have the life that Jesus died for us to have, being whole and happy all the time. I want to help woman understand how valuable they are and to embrace the person that God created them to be. I want everyone to know that if no one else in this world loves them, God does love them and wants to have a personal relationship with them.

I have been writing down the things that I have been learning since the beginning. I have wrote down my experiences, my mistakes and the lessons that I learned from them, and the wisdom that God has given me. One day the Lord put it on my heart to share what I have learned that has healed me, changed me, and helped me grow into the person that I am now. So that is what my mission is,  to share the things that have allowed me to live the life that Jesus died for us to have. To let people know that there is reason to hope for better. And to share the practical things that Jesus has taught me that has allowed me to be able to love myself and my life. Ten years ago I would have never thought that I could have the happiness, peace, contentment, freedom, and satisfaction with life that I now have. And the best thing about it is that it continues to get better as I walk down the path of my life’s journey.

I write with pure truth, compassion, empathy, encouragement, and love. I can only speak about what I have personally experienced, learned, and grown from. I speak from real life, not from a text book. I am not  going to sugar coat or lie because only the truth will set us free. I have no college degree or special training but I have gone to the school of the Holy Spirit and I do have the #1 teacher, Jesus Christ.  I believe that we can learn so much more from someone that has lived it, walked it, fought it, felt it, and grown from it, than we can from someone that is speaking from textbook knowledge. And when someone can relate to what you are going threw it helps you to be able to connect with and receive advice from that person because you feel better understood. My prayer is that I am able to help people in any way possible to be able to be whole, lacking nothing, winning the daily battles of our choices, loving themselves & others as well as their lives.

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    As concerning the Word of life, Luke 10 section 25-28 says: On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
    Luke 18 section 18-25 says: A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'” “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
    Matthew 5 section 43-48 says: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
    In Old Testament, the Jewish people and their ancestors were given the Law to observe. First, What Adam and Eve should observe was that they could not eat the fruits from the tree of wisdom. Then, their son Cain was told that he should not kill. As sins became increased, the laws were also added more. Up to the generation of Moses, the Law in Old Testament was given to Israelites. We know that the Law is good and the Law is used to punish people who commit sins, but people cannot obey the Law because the sinful spirits are in people. Even that we know stealing and giving false testimony are sinful, but greedy and pride spirits in us drive us to do sinful things. So as Old Testament prophesied we need to get rid of our sinful nature from our spirits.
    Jeremiah 31 section 31-33 says: “The time is coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
    Ezekiel 36 section 24-27 says: “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
    The prophecies are fulfilled when Jesus begins to teach love. The two greatest commandments are ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Love is above the Law and if people have love they are free from the law of sin and death. People who are full of love will not think about stealing or giving false testimony but are merciful and they feed hungry people or give thirsty people something to drink or invite strangers in or clothe people who need clothes. The Law is for people who commit sins. Nobody will say that he will get reward because he does not steal before. But love is the grace we get. And with love we will get eternal life.
    Romans 13 section 8-10 says: Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
    Luke 17 section 20-21 says: Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say,’ Here it is,’ or ‘ There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”
    John 4 section 23-24 says: Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”


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  8. Dennis Osborn

    Mandie..I am deeply moved by your honesty and vulnerability in you posts. I am an 80 year old dude new to blogging. I would love to share some of your posts on my blog, inthegaragewithgod.com. We have different writing styles but have many thing similar to each other. If you would grant permission for me to use some of your material, I would be so grateful. Of course, you would be acknowledged as writer of the post and I would backlink to your blog. This may be helpful to both of us. Please take a look at my blog and let me know you thoughts. Thanks for your beautiful posts on the loving word of God.

    Dennis Osborn

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