Pray Without Ceasing

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Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

I was asked a question today. How have you seen prayer help you in your life? Good question, huh? The first thing that popped in my head was, praying means spending time with God, which means I’m focused on Him and His will. Staying focused on God makes any situation better. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves to pray. When we let our circumstances or people upset us, it’s probably a good indication that we are not focused on God. (I wrote probably to be polite. LOL) Prayer is as important as oxygen. Without prayer, we will die spiritually. So, pray without ceasing. It’s a good idea to pray the word. 😀 I’m not exempt. I’m . . .

Just blogging it out . . .Oh, and Happy Monday Night!!!

Pray for our country!

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Spread Your Wings and Fly

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I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. (Psalm 34:1)

I love black and white scenery photos. I would like to one day invest in a good camera, so I can take my own photos. Until then, I will search the web. 😀 Linda Haynes took this photo of that beautiful swan. I found it on the Pixabay website. You don’t have to, but there’s an option to donate a cup of coffee to the selected photographer. I figure, if I use someone’s photo, the least I can do is pay for their coffee, right? 😀

Today, I submitted my bio and pic to my publisher for the company website. Pretty soon, I will be listed as one of the authors. 😀 There was a time in my life when I wouldn’t have taken such a risk. The idea of giving someone permission to critique something I wrote was unheard of. I’ve come a long way from the insecure person I used to be. I don’t know exactly when the change happened. I’m certainly glad it did. Kinda reminds me of the story, The Ugly Duckling. Not that I ever thought I was ugly physically, but the duckling was very insecure. Then one day, he developed into a beautiful swan ready to face the world instead of hiding from it.

I’ve learned over the years that if I rely on my own strength and abilities, I will always be insecure about something. But focusing on God and relying on His strength, gives me security in who I am in Christ.

Are you holding back because of insecurity? Be secure in who you are in Christ. Spread your wings and fly. (Figuratively speaking, of course. :D)  I’m not exempt. I’m . . .

Just blogging it out . . . Oh, and Happy Friday Night!! 😀

Pray for our country!!

 

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Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)

God made us all different for a reason. Let His divine hands mold you into the person He wants you to be. Remember, you’re not everyone’s cup of tea. And try not to be critical of others because He made them too. 😀 Stay focused! I’m not exempt. I’m . . .

Just blogging it out . . . Oh, and Happy Thursday Night!!

Pray for our country!!

 

Buttery Flaky Crust

I saw the funniest video today while scrolling through the FB newsfeed. It was of an elderly couple shooting a commercial for a restaurant. The interaction between them was hilarious. In my mind, this couple has been married for over 50 years. It hasn’t been a perfect marriage, but they made a commitment to stay together forever.

Marriage takes A LOT of effort from the day the couple says “I do”. Marriage is not a feeling, it’s a commitment. There are no vacation days when it comes to being married. But if the effort is consistent, there will be more easier days than not so easy days. Know what mean? Anyway, here’s the link to the video: Buttery Flaky Crust. I hope it makes you laugh as much as it made me laugh. I look forward to fussing at Antoine when we’re in our later years. 😀

Just blogging it out . . . Oh, and Happy Tuesday Night!! 😀

Pray for our country.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:2)

Another long weekend has come and gone. It’s September already and there are only 110 days (109, depending on when you’re reading this.) until Christmas. 😀 Where did the time go?

The enemy’s daily goal is to stop us from fulfilling our purpose. Beware of his distractions. They’re more obvious than we think. Recognize them and move on quickly. We don’t have time to waste on foolishness. I’m not exempt. I’m . . .

Just blogging it out . . . Oh, and Happy Monday Night!! 😀

 

24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)

Just blogging it out . . . Oh, and Happy Friday Night!! 😀

Continue to pray for our country.

 

Be Content & Trust Him

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I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. (Philippians 4:11)

God truly wants the best for us. And sometimes that means being caught off guard with a loss. Exactly four weeks ago today, I wrote about losing my contract for my next book after being signed for eight months. I decided to trust God because I know His plan is the best. I was content while trusting Him.

Well, I’m happy to report, I received another contract offer today. HALLELUJAH!!! God is awesome. 😀 I’m truly grateful. I’m also grateful for my friend, Toni Shiloh, author of A LIFE to LIVE, for the referral and for praying for me. I pray the Lord will bless you beyond your imagination.

Please go to http://www.amazon.com to get your paperback or kindle version of Toni Shiloh’s, A LIFE to LIVE. I just read it last week and it’s grrrrrreat! 😀 Great life lessons.

Just blogging it out . . . Oh, and Happy Thursday Night!

Please continue to pray for our country.