sunrise.jpg.png

22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

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

Pray for our country!!

Pic by getspotted @ pixabay

 

Yeah, But At Least I’m Doing It

PhotoGrid_1473921288946.png

I got inspiration and encouragement from the strangest place today. Have you ever seen “The One with the Fake Monica” Friends episode? It’s the one where Monica changes her name to Monona and claims to be Amish because she befriends a woman who has stolen her identity. Together, they try all sorts of things that Monica . . . I mean Monona would never have tried on her own. At the end of the episode, Monica/Monona decides to go back to the tap dancing class where she met the fake Monica. It’s only her second class, so she hasn’t gotten the hang of it yet. The instructor says, “You in the back, you’re getting it all wrong.” Monica says, “Yeah, but at least I’m doing it.”

gif monica tap dancing.gif

I was running errands today when that episode popped into my mind. I just signed up for something I’ve never done before. I’m in a group with people who have been doing it for years. I’m feeling a bit like Monica/Monona in the above gif. 😀 I will probably start off doing it all wrong, but at least I’m doing it. LOL I’m going to pedal slowly and enjoy the ride.

Are you afraid to try something new because of what people may think or you believe you’re not good enough? First of all, who cares what people think! LOL Second, don’t let fear hold you back. It’s just another attempt of the enemy to stunt your growth. And third, “Your blessing is in the place that you fear.” ~Deborah Smith Pegues. I’m not exempt. I’m . . .

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

Pray for our country!

Pic by Unsplash-Pixabay

New Level, New Devil

PhotoGrid_1473829347581.png

I once heard Joyce Meyer say, “New level brings new devil.” Of course he’s not new, but it’s a catchy phrase. LOL As we pursue the visions and  dreams God has given us, the enemy will do his best to stop us. His goal is to make us quit, so of course he’s not going to make it easy for us. And since growth is continuous, the devil will continuously resist our progress. Our pursuit will be hard at times and just when we think we’ve made it, there’s another set of stairs to climb. Sometimes we have a little time to rest before our next level begins, the flat surface before the next set of stairs. If our goal is to fulfill our Godly purpose, we cannot let the enemy stand in the way of us accomplishing the work He has set before us. Keep moving forward!! 😀

I’m not exempt. I’m . . .

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

Pray for our country!

Great phot0-pix1861

Pray Without Ceasing

building blog pic.png

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!

Photo: tpsdave-I love this photo.

http://www.pixabay.com

 

 

 

Spread Your Wings and Fly

blog-swan

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!!

 

Tea? Nah :)

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.