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Your Mission….

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Your mission today should you choose to accept it, comes straight from the Word of God:
 
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:29-32
 
If we all lived by this and made it a point to treat others as we would love to be treated, oh what a wonderful world we would live in. May you find blessings in simple things that surround you and hope in the everyday things of life. All my love ❤

Be Blessed

He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
~ Isaiah 40:29-31

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Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
~ Galatians 6:9-10

Be Blessed

Life can be tiring
Draining and void of energy
May you not give up
Do good while you have the opportunity
Appreciation is not your reward
For that is only temporary
Thanks and good gestures
That last but for a moment
Eternal reward is what you seek
Your heart’s deepest desire
Hold tight the God’s strength
Run the race
But do not tire
Though life takes more than you can give
Enjoy every chance to live
Find rest in the shadow of His wings
Live in love and grace
Be kind
Be generous
Be patient
Be joyful
Be loving
Be gentle
Be honest
Be sincere
Be hopeful
Be grateful
Be blessed

God is So Good to Me!!

For this reason I kneel before the Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you
with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people,
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
for ever and ever! Amen.

~ Ephesians 3:14-21 ~

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So blessed am I for God is so good to me
Love overflows from the throne of grace
Filling my heart for the world to see

Patience He bestows each and every day
Helping me make it through the storms of life
Guiding me every step of the way

So blessed am I for God is so good to me
I am a flawed and sin filled woman
Yet His grace and mercy have set me free

Forgiveness he abundantly bestows
Breaking the chains that bind
My love for the constantly grows

So blessed am I for God is so good to me
Thankful for each gift the Lord provides
May He always be first before anyone or anything I see

New Year Equals New Opportunities (Beckah Shae~Life)

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New Year equals new opportunities, new outlook, and new chances! I love the beginning of a new year as it provides a chance to start over with a clean slate and positive outlook!! Just as each day provides a clean slate, so too does each new year. This year…expect the best, prepare for the worst, love boldly, laugh out loud, cry deeply, hope eternally, and live fully!! You never know when your life or the life of a loved one will be taken for none of us are ever promised tomorrow! Each breath is a gift! Don’t waste this year spending your life in anger, envy, strife, conflict, blame, guilt, shame, anxiety, or bitterness for they take away the joy and beauty of each day and take a physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional toll on the quality of your life.

1. If you are angry, pray for peace and surrender to the Lord your anger.
2. If you are envious, try being thankful for what you DO have, for many others have much less than you.
3. If you are in strife or conflict with someone, apologize and make things right….even if you aren’t the one
who made things wrong (after all God forgives and makes things right with you everyday, even when
He was not the one who sinned or made things wrong!–just saying’).
4. If you are spending time blaming others for where you are and who you have become, decide to take responsibility for yourself and the direction of your life for only you have the power to change it!!
5. If you are stuck in a life filled with guilt and shame, pray, seek counsel, change your ways, and surrender it to God– it was Christ’s sacrifice that has covered ALL your guilt and shame with love, mercy, and grace at the cross!
6. If you are filled with anxiety about whatever you are facing, be it finances, family struggles,
employment, death, health, or anything else out of your control….rest in the arms of God.
Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you (more than you may ever know!!).
7. If you hold bitterness towards someone who has wronged you…let it go!!
It doesn’t hurt the other person, but it destroys you from the inside out!
Forgive and find strength in God to show mercy and grace, just as he has so freely given it to you.

Strive to make this year a GOD centered year, instead of a ME centered year and look forward to all that you will be blessed with! When your focus is love and peace, the world is so much better off….and so are YOU!

All my love ❤

Family and Friends @ Christmastime

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being,
praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
~ Psalm 103:1-2

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     Praying you had a wonderful Christmas and were able to enjoy time with family and friends! I was so very blessed to be with friends, whom I now call family, and my wonderful son, who is growing into a fabulous young man. There were gifts given and received, food enjoyed by all, and sweets galore! The trivia games were a hoot and the laughter was the best gift of the day!! God has been so good. Despite the chaos, despite the storms that have occurred during the past year, and the busyness of life, God has provided a chance to remember what is important in this life! Christmas may be a man-made holiday, but the meaning behind it is precious and a constant reminder that we are forgiven, loved, and free to be what God designed us to be.

     May you rest in the knowledge that God calls you his own and wants to celebrate your life with you, turning even the hardest trials into the most joyous moments. All my love and blessings for a glorious new year filled with peace and grace overflowing! ❤

Christmas Haiku Countdown 2015 ~ my bad!!

Tis the season for laughter and fun, love and blessings, giving and sharing!!  Tis also the season of busyness with family and friends…which is an abundant blessing in its own right.  I apologize for the Haiku countdown not counting down–I have been enjoying time with my quickly growing son, who is now 16, and friends, which has limited my time online.  So rather than trying to create 17 Christmas Haiku’s in one sitting….I am going to pick up where we are today.  May the blessing of life bring you social time away from the computer and phone screen…and face to face with family and friends.

All my love and Merry Christmas Eve! ❤

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First!!

But seek you first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things will be added unto you!
Matthew 6:33

I am always so totally inspired by music, and God is so good!! He constantly reminds me where I need to turn FIRST in everything I do and say, in every season, in every circumstance, in the good and the bad, in all areas of my life!

Gotta love Lauren Daigle!! So talented and the lyrics are so God breathed! Thank heavens for the beautiful gift of music!!