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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said, "The flags represent good places to dig for water." I asked, "Why do you have so many flags?" He said, "I'm not sure if any of these places will produce water." I said, "Hold up, you mean if you dig all these spots and don't hit water I still have to pay you?" He said, "Yes, that's how it goes." I said, "Ok, fine." Needless to say, he dug three wells and never hit water. I said, "Just stop."

I got a few more extreme water bills and called him back. He said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes, keep drilling until you hit water." The next well he dug he was down 500 feet and still didn't hit any water. He asked if I wanted him to stop. I said, "Go deeper." He dug down another 200 feet and still nothing. I said, "Go deeper." He drilled another 200 feet and he hit rock. I said, "Blast it, cut it, do whatever you have to do but keep digging." After fighting the rock and breaking his drill and getting a new one we got a little deeper. He said, "We are at 1,200 feet, why do you want me to keep going?" I said, "Cause I'm tired of these water bills and I'm going to do something about it." He said, "But this is really deep." I asked him if he had hit water yet. He said "no," so I told him to go deeper. "But you don't understand," he said. "We don't usually drill this deep, this is going to be expensive." I told him that, "Sometimes you have to go deeper to get what you are after, no matter what the cost." He started the machine and went down another four inches and hit a river of water. Just a few inches separated me from getting my breakthrough. That was five years ago and that well has never run dry.

In 2013 I want you to apply that to your life in all ways. Sometimes you will spend time on a thing and it will produce no water. Don't be afraid to move on to another spot. YOU CAN'T HAVE FEAR. I don't care how much time you put into it. If the well is dry MOVE ON! Nothing lives where there is no living water. Be it a relationship, a job, a business, don't be afraid to move to another spot.

Now, on the other hand, if you are digging your well and you are sure that it is not only where you want to be but where God wants you to be, then keep digging in that same spot. Don't stop digging until you hit a river of blessings. Don't stop praying until you live in the change you've been waiting for. Don't stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough. Yes, it will get difficult. Yes, you may hit rock. Yes, there will be a cost. But when you get to what God is trying to get you to, YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL!  One of my favorite scriptures says that. "PURSUE AND YOU SHALL RECOVER IT ALL!"

Some people give up when they are only inches away!!

Happy New Year.

DDDDIIGGGGGG! People DIG!!!

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  • Daphne Valteau New Orleans, La.

    Hi Tyler, I just finished reading your January 4, 2013 posting. The message in the posting has renewed my strength. On January 1, 2013, my father was found in his appartment stabbed to death. He was 83 years old. There are no suspects, no clear motive, no evidence of forced entry, nor evidence of how the perpetrators entered or left his apartment. Since that time, I've been weak with grief and at times paralyzed with fear and concern for the other senior residents that live in the same building. Whoever is responsible is still walking the streets of New Orleans. The police department is overwhelmed, understaffed and underpaid. Crimestoppers has offered a reward but it is not attractive enough for anyone who knows anything to come forth. I was at my wits end, ready to give up and accept that the person(s) who violated my dad will never be caught, until I read your posting. I don't believe in coincidences. God has a purpose and a plan for everything. I was suppose to read your posting today (to renew my strength). I thank you for being who you are and for encouraging me to "Keep on digging". I ask that you pray for me and my family that our strength be renewed daily. God bless you, your staff and your endeavors. Sincerely, Daphne.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Let me say this, for the longest & for some strange reason or another. Intimacy, Making Love & Sex been a nature nature desire, & God given to be enjoyed at that. Enjoyed so much so that the woman body is to be her man's; & the man's body is to be the woman's. And they shouldn't be apart too long. The two need to come together. So, if someone wanna talk to me let's talk about that. Let's talk about what its all about. And what its made for. The two words themselves says it all "MAKING LOVE!" Ok, we will continue. And P.S. only thing wrong about intimacy, making love & sex is having it with the wrong person. THERE U GO PROBLEM SOLVED! :-) Now can we get our party started? I'm all so ready! I will let u in on one of my thoughts & prayer to God. It's like in stages/a process some calls it. Ok. I been determined to keep my fire burning. And I don't care for stuff thats not real. I like the real thing. Yeah, I said it. That's what I care for. Yes! The Real thing. That's right. God gave that to me/us. :-) ok, I'll talk to you later T! LOL :-) :P Ain't NOTHING like the REAL THING/THANG, BABY..... Ain't nothing like it. You the one, too!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Good Morning TP, how are you & how are you feeling this morning? What are so beautiful about seeing the two doves outside of the kitchen window, was that the two doves were together. I think its nothing like being together. I believe you would call it, being about to connect. Others would perhaps say, to relate. I say, "there is power in togetherness/accord." Do u know that I would like to be with you Tyler? I really mean to be with you! I don't even know what that details, not all of it anyway. But I know what I want. And I know we can learn it together. Like cooking lessons. LoL! & :-). Do you know that I'm so attracted to you? I think, u know this by now, too. When I saw the two doves on yesterday morning I looked at it as a sign to answered prayers. I also know what its been like to be with someone & not be able to connect. I had to learn that the hard way. But I learned it. The heart knows love when it feels it. Do u think so? And what I have noticed about ppl these day is, we, for some reason or another just get with this person or that person without investing the time, without knowing if u really can & will be able to relate. I didn't want to be with 1 more guy that really wasn't the one. That mess right there, is not it! I had to have the one. I didn't know who the one was to be but I, too knew he would be the one. Don't ask me how! LoL! :-) And I didn't know to what degree. But I knew what was most important to me, after not having it. :-) That's a painful feeling to be with someone who you're not suppose to be with. This is why ppl are so scared to be in love these days. They feel hurt by others and their selves really. I understand why ppl don't like to be along. There are several, many, plenty of reasons to why. But being alone is powerful also. Actually, its so powerful. It amazes me too. LOL! Two is better than one though. And two is a different powerful. And its a fun fun fun powerful. If u know what I mean?! Don't get it twisted! I am woman! That I am. And when I get with my man. We gonna do much more than kiss, Baby. That's for sure! Why must we keep pretending that intimacy, sex, loving making is a crime, when its NOT? How did each one of us get here? Smh!! We'll pick this subject back up in just a little bit. Cause I'm finally where I was going. That's right....

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    She...talking! :-) S-talking! LOL & here's a song for it: Get My Bodied, listen to what it says. Anyway, its now my bedtime. Ttyl! 2 doves they represent peace. :-) Good night, T

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Thank you Love! :-) you already know I wanna put "LoL", which stands for Love out Loud, sometimes it could mean Laugh out Loud & for sure its Live out Loud! :P ...LoL... w/ a :-) . And I love u more today than I did on yesterday. LoL cause its just keep getting BETTER & BETTER; and GOODER & GOODER! When we gonna get to the good PART?! LoL... :-) I been waiting for you & on you! What took u so long? Due Season! Yeah yeah yeah!!!!!! That's how u like it, Baby! Mmmm good! The real thang! I done found what I been looking for. LoL.... I told u I was Special! That's how & why I know you are SPECIAL, too! :-) SpecialSpecial PeacePeace & VictoryVictory!!! That's what u call OVERCOMING. Tyler, what He gives when we overcome? Tell me that! :-) Song: I'll always love you! That's just what that is. It's called a second chance. I once heard a saying, "peace is not the absence of war." :-) So, we WIN THE WAR!!!!!! Who cares about the battle when u done WON(now) the war?! Not I! It was good for me/us that we been afflicted...! We glory in tribulations. I have a question for you TP, are you happy, NOW? I AM! I'm happy, I'm excited, I'm thrilled, I'm victorious, I'm glad, I'm cheerful, I'm joyful, I'm youthful, I'm sugar & spice & all that's nice. You ever seen the righteous forsaken? Our righteousness is not of yourselves. How u do that there.... How u do that there! We gonna start this...off right we got Tyler and Sheneith in the house tonight! LoL!!! The end of a matter is always better than the beginning. We're ending one season to enter our destiny, purpose (His purpose). You're a bad man T! I got to give it to you. :-) And Sheneith, love her some you. Do she even know u? LoL! I would love&like&be so honored to get to know u. And never let you go, at that. That's how much I love you. So, please don't make me cry cause I can sometimes easily cry. Just at your presence I just might start crying just so you know. But know that its all good. Fyi... So, u might not wanna have on something u don't want to get cried on. LoL.... :-) ok, thanks & I love you. And just in case words don't come out my mouth at that time. Just hold me, T! That's all I ask. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) I am in love & loved by Him/him. :-) Song: "At Last My Love has come along & lonely days are over... Life is like a song..." What? The Song of Solomon! Press my cheeks 2! :o !!!! Hallelujah to God our Father which ART in heaven...Forever. Amen I'm in love w/ him AND he's in love with me. :o !!!! How u do that there....How u do that there!! LOL lol LoL :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    TP, Good Morning! :-) Read Songs of Solomon to me today?. Thanks! The song of songs, which is Solomon's....Make haste, my beloved, And be like a gazelle Or a young stag On the mountains of spices. :-) "I love you" Ttyl & thank you, too My Love. :-) Have a good day & Oh yeah, I'm thinking about you. 24/7 365 & 366. LoL! Now u tell me what's wrong about that? Now u tell me what's right about that? I'll be waiting, :-) I love you! Song: "I need Love" L L Cool J. "Spend My Life w/ You&you" King&king Lord&lord :-) You know my father IS the King of kings & The Lord of lords & The M***** of masters!. And I'm the Apple of His eye. Which means to me, that I can only be with that one somebody who is & will; And who plans on treating me accordingly. Thank you My Love, My Lover,My King, My Lord & My M***** with the Master's plan. Song: "Like Never Before" & "Back 2 Love!" "Pray For Me" :-) Have a good day! My Miracle.... :P :-)

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  • Tuwanna Westbrook Miami, Fl

    Thank you for that story. I plan on showing this to a couple of friends that need to know they need to keep digging until they get their breakthrough. You be encouraged and know that I am praying for you.

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  • Ne Los Angeles Co.

    Thanks a lot Tyler for that story of motivation.. Whew Life! Like babies first steps! We got back up till we got it.. So let me walk, run, skip, hop, and roll continue living this day! 1John 4:18

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    All means all! You will recover all! Pursue, Overtake, Recover all. David strengthen himself in the Lord his God! Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son, "Please bring the EPHOD here to me." And Abiathar brought the ephod to David. SO David INQUIRED OF THE LORD, saying, "Shall I pursue this troop? (run thru troops, leap over walls) Shall I overtake them? And He ANSWERED him, "Pursue, for u SHALL SURELY overtake them AND withOUT fail RECOVER ALL." SO David went, he and the 600 men who were w/ him, and came to the Brook Besor, where those stayed who were left behind. BUT David PURSUED, he & 400 men; for 200 stayed behind, who were so weary that they could not cross the Brook Besor.... "This is David's spoil." ....Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil(booty) to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, "Here is a present for you from the spoil of the enemies of the Lord"--- .... David Recovers All! :-)

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  • Chasity J. Bartlett, TN

    All I can say after reading that is, "Thank You". #tears-rolling#

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  • Johannesburg South Africa

    Wow!what a moving story.Iv watched my brother dig through his marriage until he ended up burying himself,not only is he going through a divorce but he contracted the HIV virus!They were a couple who feared God,active in God's work always trying to do things by da holy book.I want to help him,bt I don't knw what to do!!!!

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