Heavenly Father, Holy is thy name. Father, thank you for blessing me and for giving me the spirit of discernment. Thank you too for reminding me that my body is not my own and that I need to actively love not only others but myself. I ask for the desire and wisdom to properly take care of your temple.


 Thank you, Father, for listening to me and answering this prayer. I love you! In Jesus' name. Amen.

Prov 31 w Purple Flowers

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Godly or Grumpy? Spirit or Flesh?
Monday, February 13, 2012


Have you ever found yourself feeling grumpy or grouchy, irritable or snippy, but you didn't know why? Before you judge or condemn yourself, you should realize that those emotions could be related to health issues or hormonal changes in your body and are not necessarily a sign of spiritual weakness or a lack of love for your fellow man.


It's hard to be godly toward others and walk in the Spirit when we don't feel well. That's one reason it is essential to take care of ourselves or, as God's Word puts it, his temple. "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies" (1 Cor. 6:19 NIV). We need to eat right, exercise, and get our rest. We need to discern what is going on within our bodies, not only in the spiritual realm.


Being moody and depressed (especially over an extended period of time) is not always a choice, as some would have us believe. Many years ago, mainstream medical professionals said that PMS was all in women's heads. But time and experience has proven them wrong. If we don't realize that being depressed can be the result of medical problems or medications, we can get discouraged trying to figure out what in the world is going on within us


This reminds me of one time many years ago when I and my husband had just moved into our new home and our marriage was going along very well. However, after a few months I noticed that I was extremely irritated and grumpy, so much to the point that I couldn't stand myself! And I didn't know why. It was very unpleasant for me and I'm sure for my husband as well. Nevertheless, all praises to God, I finally made a doctor appointment. There I learned that I had developed hypoglycemia and one of it's many symptoms is depression and irritability. It is good that I went to the doctor and had a physical body checkup, even as I started to analyze my spiritual being and my walk with God.


If you sometimes find it difficult to be gentle, long-suffering, and self-controlled, don't condemn yourself. We do need to fix what we can, but we also need to be patient with ourselves, just as Father desires that we be toward others. So along with a spiritual analysis, look to the body to determine whether something physical is affecting you. There may be something out of order with your flesh, not your spirit. 




For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. (Gal. 5:17 KJV)


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Ladies, if you are battling depression, unusual mood swings or irritability, make an appointment with your doctor and get a physical. You may also want to check out Although I have not paid for their services, I have gleaned valuable information and resources from their website that has helped me tremendously, especially in dealing with female health issues. God bless, and remember to actively love yourself as well as others!


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P.S. Before I go I would like for you to know that this ministry is a labor of love for me and I believe a gift from God to me, the Lord's church, and godly women everywhere according to 2 Titus 2:3-5 and 1 Corinthians 14:12. Therefore I will continue to publish The Godly Woman's Guide and my Weekly Inspiration as long as women desire to read it, even if I never make a penny from it, as long as Father gives me the strength. Thank you for listening. God bless you!


Terri Temple

The Godly Woman's Guide


Terri Temple is a godly woman and devout Christian wholeheartedly devoted to God and 

his church. She is also a Christian author, publisher, and speaker and is a full-time servant and minister to women internationally. She edited and published two popular magazines (one an award-winning publication) that were distributed in Arizona, California, and Nevada. She authored her first book, 31 Days to a New You in Christ in 2007, and just recently released her first eBook entitled Be Happy Now! She also has a new, upcoming TV show, plus more books scheduled to be published this year.




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