I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. May the Lord be with you and your families during this busy time.
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy–the Son of God.
Over the past two weeks I have not truly been myself. I ask for prayers and I want to thank-you. Our home was broken into a couple of weeks ago and it seems like each day I find something else they took. Someone ask me if it makes me question my faith. I was shocked, as this never even entered my mind. No matter what happens to me it will never affect my faith.
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
I just wanted to let you know that I will be working this weekend Saturday and Sunday. My husband will be home reading Spiritual Sundays although he does not comment on them he does enjoy reading them. I will try hard to visit everyone. Here is the link to Spiritual Sunday just in case you have not visited us yet, we hope that you will.
This has been a long week for me. I was so undecided on what to post about this weekend. My mind has been across the board with different emotions. This could be one reason why I have posted later than normal. I just thought that I would share this verse that has been on my heart this week.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
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I would like to ask for prayers for both of my grown (adult children)
8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes,because they will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things. A life a rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
God Bless all of you and I am so thankful for each and everyone of you.
I am joining in on Simple Pleasures today, every Thursday this nice lady takes the time to do this meme. It is one that I love but not always able to join in. So please click HERE and join in on the fun.
This is truly a simple pleasure for me.
8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
I have a poll on the top of my blog, I would like to know how many people have fasted. I have turned my comments off just for today so that people don't feel obligated to say on way or other on their comments. If you need to contact me for prayers or any other reason please email me. My comments will be up again next week. firstname.lastname@example.org
I missed everyone last weekend, we had company for the weekend. Thank-you for understanding. Thank-you for your prayers for my mother in-law also.
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4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
A Book To Read
I read Sarah's book In The Eye of Deception . This book touched my heart. After reading this book I think differently about the people I see on the streets, or anywhere for that matter. I think about their story, is their story like Sarah's. Working in the public it is hard sometimes not to judge,I have been guilty of this in the past. We don't know their situations, we don't know what they have been through or what they are going through now. Sarah was blessed because the Lord was there for her when she just could not go anymore. Other people may not be as blessed as Sarah, they just may be getting deeper and deeper into a dark world.
They need our prayers to lift them up to the Lord. God bless you Sarah and may the Lord continue to be with you. You can click on the picture to read more about Sarah's book.
1"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
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So many people need prayers and we should do what the Lord tell us to in Luke.
Pray and not give up.
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10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
My life has been so busy, I'm not real sure why or what has changed. Sometimes I stay home from church just so I can get things done that I don't have time for during the week.I'm not proud to say this to everyone, but this does happen to me more than it should. I may as well tell the Lord, I'm sorry but I'm to busy today to go worship you.
I need to slow down, I need to make my days less busy, I need to be still and know that God is there.
Charlotte and I are so excited about all the new things with Spiritual Sunday, I love each and everyone of you. During my days at work I often think about how everyone is doing.I'm so glad the Lord has put each of you in my life, thank-you.
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Have a safe weekend,
This is such an exciting weekend, I'm sure you have heard the news but just in case you haven't please visit Spiritual Sunday and read all about it. It is women like Collette that make me stronger, thank-you Collette
The blessing that I think of daily and thank the Lord is that my family is healthy. I pray daily that the Lord be with my husband, my adult kids, and my grandchildren.
Thank-you Lord for the blessings of my family. One of my favorite sayings is this,
Every day is a GIFT that's why we call it the PRESENT
Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window.
"I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
"Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room .... just wait."
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied.
"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind.
I already decided to love it ... It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away ... just for this time in my life."
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"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Today is Friday and we have had our granddaughter since Wednesday so needless to say I'm tired. My wonderful mother in law and sister in law are here also to help while we are at work, our home is full. So I have had little time to think of a post this weekend so I decide to do one thats just kinda fun and light hearted.
I came across this song and I just fell in love with it. It surly put a smile on
I hope that you enjoyed this as much as I did.
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14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
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What is true happiness? What makes you smile? It's knowing all's well when facing a trail. It's doing the best you can do every day,
Then trusting the Lord to protect all the way.
Written by Elizabeth George
She is strong and respected by the people. She looks forward to the future with joy.
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My heart goes out to all the families that have lost loved ones serving our Country, I pray that the Lord will give you comfort always.
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I have a goal for this next year, well OK maybe it's more of a dream! My husband has enough time in his work that he could retire,but in reality he is not really ready to stay home 7 days a week. My dream is for both of us to work only 4 days a week instead of 5. In doing so we would have a tremendous cut in pay. So I think to myself what could I do without to achieve this dream. Would I be able to pay my bills, buy food, gas. I would have to take the meaning of content to a whole new level.
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
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