Psalm 23 Update

As of yesterday, I’m loving the Book of Psalms. Psalm 23 is my first favorite Psalm.

Will continue Psalm 119 every other day until completed. I enjoy creating different ways to share God’s word. (wink)

I see acrostics in my sleep.

Scripture references to Psalm 23 verses:
Verse 1
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
~ John 10:11 ~

For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
~ 1 Peter 2:25 ~

Verse 2
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies make thy way straight before my face.
~ Psalm 5:8 ~

He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.
~ Psalm 47:4 ~

I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall be their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
~ Ezekiel 34:14 ~

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of water: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
~ Revelation 7:17 ~

Verse 3
Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies make thy way straight before my face.
~ Psalm 5:8 ~

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
~ Psalm 19:7 ~

Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
~ Psalm 85:13 ~

Verse 4
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life ; of whom shall I be afraid.
~ Psalm 27:1 ~

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
~ Psalm 107:14 ~

Verse 5
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
~ Psalm 16:5 ~

Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?
~ Psalm 78:19 ~

But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
~ Psalm 92:10 ~

Verse 6
Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD.
~ Psalm 25:6-7 ~

All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
~ Psalm 25:10 ~

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
~ Psalm 27:4-6 ~

Have a marvelous day!

Abundant blessings, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Psalm 119:2-16 – BETH

Lately, I’m finding comfort in the Book of Psalms.

Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm and chapter in the Bible. My twentieth favorite Psalm. (wink)

Psalm 119 is a repetitive meditation of God’s Word using the Hebrew alphabet for the twenty-two sections, eight lines each.

BETH
9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.


13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
~ Psalm 119:2-16 ~

Scripture references to Psalm 119:2-16 verses

Verse 9
Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.
~ 1 Kings 8:25
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Now therefore, O LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that which thou hast promised him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit upon the throne of Israel; yet so that thy children take heed to their way to walk in my law, as thou hast walked before me.
~ 2 Chronicles 6:16 ~

Verse 11
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
~ Luke 2:19 ~
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
~ Luke 2:51 ~

Verse 13
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
~ Psalm 40:9 ~

Verse 15
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
~ Isaiah 58:2 ~

Have a marvelous day!

Abundant blessings, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Psalm 119:1-8 – ALEPH

Staying true to God’s Word, regardless of shenanigans, is something to ponder and specifically pray without ceasing.

ALEPH
1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently
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5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
~ Psalm 119:1-8 ~

Scripture references to Psalm 119:1-8 verses
Verse 1
They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
~ Proverbs 11:20 ~

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
~ Proverbs 13:6 ~

Verse 2
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
~ Deuteronomy 4:29 ~

And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
~ Deuteronomy 10:12 ~

And it shall come to past, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
~ Deuteronomy 11:13 ~

and shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
~ Deuteronomy 30:2 ~

Verse 4
And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tablets of stone.
~ Deuteronomy 4:13 ~

Verse 5
And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgements;
~ 2 Chronicles 7:17 ~

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
~ Proverbs 4:26 ~

Verse 8
Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
~ Psalm 71:9 ~

Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
~ Psalm 71:18 ~

Have a marvelous day!

Abundant blessings, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Challenged and Still Standing

Sharing encouragement for those challenging times. Once you pray about it and give it to God, let it go.

It’s a choice. It’s draining to replay or talk about it.

Forgive and forget it.

Bottom line, it’s not the end of the world and here is the beautiful part.

Still Standing.

Acrostic Still Standing Scriptures:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
~ Ephesians 6:10 ~

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his spirit.
~ 1 John 4:13 ~

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
~ 2 Corinthians 4:16 ~

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
~ Psalm 119:105 ~

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
~ Hebrews 4:16 ~

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
~ Hebrews 13:6 ~

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
~ Romans 12:2 ~


Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
~ Romans 15:13 ~

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
~ 1 John 4:18 ~

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
~ James 1:22 ~

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~

If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
~ 1 Timothy 4:6 ~

Give us this day our daily bread.
~ Matthew 6:11 ~

Look at the scriptures that spell out still standing. Praise The Lord.

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate The Small Things – Focused and All In


Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.
~ Unknown Author ~

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
~ Psalm 1:3 ~

Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

This week, I celebrate being focused and all in with my writing endeavors. (wink)

A heartfelt thank you to friends whose encouragement helped get me “focused” and be “all in” with my writing endeavors. May God bless you big!

Never underestimate the power and positivity of encouragement.

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Resilient In Christ – Wisdom

Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing whether or not to say.
~ Unknown Author ~

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
~ Proverbs 8:8-9 ~

Resilient in Christ perseveres by experience. Everything we hear doesn’t require a response. It’s a choice.

Sometimes, no response is wisdom.

Enjoy your day!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Thought For Today – Never Alone

Take comfort in knowing God is omnipresent. This means, he’s with me and he’s with you. We’re never alone no matter where we go. What comfort.

It’s a good day to have a good day because we’re never alone. (wink)

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Love One Another

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
~ 1 John 4:11-12 ~

The ability to love others, in a less than kind environment, is a choice.

To love imperfections, in others, is to love as God loves our imperfections.

These are just my thoughts and something to ponder….

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Focus and Think Positive

Thoughts are powerful. It takes practice to focus and think positive thoughts.

There is always a choice.

Philippians 4:8-9 scripture references:

Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
~ Romans 15:33 ~

And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
~ Romans 16:20 ~

For God, is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
~ 1 Corinthians 14:33 ~

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ~

Enjoy your day and think positive! Try it by faith…..

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

The Knots Prayer

I love this prayer of specificity. It helped me obliterate the nots, in my mind, that kept me stuck, for years, until God answered my prayer. Praise The Lord.

I encourage anyone stuck with troubling thoughts to pray without ceasing this prayer.

Moving forward or staying stuck is a choice.

Make it a great day.

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

The Road Not Taken

Real Christianity

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

© 1916 Robert Frost

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Finding Balance

Hello everyone. Hope all is well. I had big plans today. Woke up not feeling well.

Ended up unplugged and sleeping all day.

I feel better. Rest is a beautiful thing. (wink)

Praise The Lord.

Sometimes finding balance is understanding why we do the things we do.

Finding balance still challenges me. By faith, victory will someday be mine.

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate The Small Things – Kindness


Caring people help others not because they expect a reward but because it is natural to show kindness.
~ Unknown Author ~

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and her tongue is the law of kindness.
~ Proverbs 31:26 ~

Hello everyone, hope all is well. Happy New Year and welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to the first Friday in 2019, to celebrate the small things.

Never underestimate the power of kindness. Such a little thing that people always remember.

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Busy At The Circus

Hello everyone. Hope all is well. Things are picking up at the circus. Will try to post either morning or evening. This morning, just ran out of time.

Don’t be alarmed if a day is missed.

I’ve mentioned before the circus pays my wages. I like having shelter, food to microwave and lots of Dr. Pepper. (wink)

I still have my sense of humor. Praise The Lord for peaceful nights rest.

Will catch up on all your blogs.

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

IWSG Questions About Writing


Happy New Year everyone. Welcome Alex and January Co-hosts: Patricia Lynne, Lisa Buie-Collard, Kim Lajevardi, and Fundy Blue, to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG), where we share and support all about writing.

OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: What are your favorite and least favorite questions people ask you about your writing?

To be honest, I have no least or favorite questions asked about my writing. Keeps me neutral. (wink)

It’s the only way to keep my sanity and confidence as a writer.

It comes down to perspective, questions asked and answered are opinions.

Opinions can build up or tear down.

I had to learn opinions is information to accept or reject.

Make it a great IWSG day!

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

2019 – The Blessing of Daily Grace

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
~ Hebrews 4:16 ~


Remember the faithfulness of God and that we’re never alone in time of need.

Blessings and Happy New Year, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

7 Ways To Blog Like A Pro In 2019

Very informative post!

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If you are concerned about the affairs of blogging in 2019, you are not alone.

Yes, believe it or not, a lot of bloggers are concerned about the same thing too.

In reality, blogging is always evolving and it is quite normal for bloggers to be deeply concerned about the affairs of their blog.

Bloggers are usually concerned about the following things:

  • SEO changes.
  • Gaining new readers.
  • Keeping their existing readers.
  • Losing readers.
  • Coming up with new blogging strategies.
  • Coming up with new methods of improving their blog.

Hey, bloggers are always brainstorming (And, that is a good thing because it keeps them on their toes).

Now, while brainstorming is a good thing, excessive worrying is counterproductive.

Dear friend, I want you to know that it is possible for you to continue your successful blogging journey in 2019 and I am going to spill the proverbial beans (I am going…

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I Get It

Life and love apart from God has conditions and will never fill the emptiness within us. Only God can fill the emptiness within us that promotes self acceptance with the ability to love ourself and others, embracing the rough sides too. That’s the reality of living.
~ Ann V Friend ~

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
~ Romans 8:28 ~

I love Romans 8:28 because it gives perspective to know that all things work together.

The ability to encourage ourselves through Y moments is powerful when we speak words that lift us up.

The acrostic, I get it, helped me remember the faithfulness, of God, that I’m never alone.

Praise The Lord.

Enjoy the last day of 2018. See you in the new year!

Acrostic I Get It scripture references:

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
~ Psalm 32:8 ~

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
~ Psalm 46:1 ~

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
~ Jude 3 ~

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
~ Psalm 34:8 ~

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
~ Proverbs 3:6 ~

But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
~ Job 32:8 ~

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Thought For Today – Psalm 121

Another favorite comfort Psalm of mine.

Enjoy your day!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Energy, What Do You Attract Update

This post was originally published on 2 May 2013 and updated
on 29 December 2018.

Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God The Father,
and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father,
in truth and love.
~ 2 John 3 ~

Whether good or bad is determined by the energy we release.

Grace is given daily. So be positive!
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Take time to breathe calmly before speaking or smile and say nothing.

Stay positive, it repels negativity.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate The Little Things 28 December 2018


Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to the last Friday, of 2018, to celebrate the small things. 

Reflection is a beautiful thing from time to time. I celebrate 2018 as the year I found contentment, peace of mind and a mind set of positivity, in spite, of life ebbs and flows.

I also celebrate having over 1,000 WordPress followers. I’m humbled and grateful. Thank you!

Praise The Lord.

So I say adios to 2018 with my celebrate the little things poem.

Enjoy the last Friday of 2018. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord. Enjoy your weekend!

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Strength Deeply Rooted In Christ

Blessed is the man that trusted in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
~ Jeremiah 17:7-8 ~


The Oak Tree poem is powerful when we understand the source of our strength in Christ. Strength deeply rooted.

There are times, inspiration and encouragement comes when needed most.

It’s through the rough times, those difficult moments, to experience strength deeply rooted in Christ. As we grow spiritually, those roots grow deep.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
~ Philippians 4:13 ~

It’s putting on the full armour of God, praying the Word, having faith and trust, in the Lord, to endure the mighty wind that blows.    

Thank you, Lord, your loving faithfulness comforts and sustains us to be resilient through you. Strength deeply rooted.

Strength deeply rooted and resilient in Christ.  It’s learned experience to sustain the mighty wind that blows.  

Jeremiah 17:7-8 scripture line references:
Jeremiah 17:7 (Psalm 34:8; Psalm 40:4; Psalm 84:12; Proverbs 16:20)
Jeremiah 17:8 (Psalm 1:3; Psalm 92:12-14)

Acrostic line scripture references:
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say rejoice.
~ Philippians 4:4 ~ 

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
~ Psalm 5:1 ~ 

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
~ Psalm 1:3 ~

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, he is my refuge and my fortress:my God; in him will I trust.
~ Psalm 91:1-2 ~ 

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
~ James 1:2-4 ~

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
~ Philippians 4:6 ~ 

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shall condemn.  This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
~ Isaiah 54:17 ~ 

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
~ Isaiah 40:31 ~

Make it a great day and keep the faith. Strength deeply rooted.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Weather The Storm

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This post was originally published on 19 January 2014 and updated on 26 December 2018.

By faith, let us weather the storms, of life, with specific prayers to God.

Sometimes we pray the wrong things. Sometimes we speak the wrong things.

Someone is walking through a storm now and waiting for a breakthrough! Keep the faith! It’s coming!
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Some storms teach, change, and/or guide us into a new season. I encourage you to weather the storm. It will pass, just not today and only God knows about tomorrow.

So pray, without ceasing, for ourself, our family, our friends, and our enemies, that God moves in our life in a mighty way to give us a breakthrough! Our victory, by faith, as His will be done!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog…

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Psalm 150 – Praise The Lord

Let everthing that has breath praise The Lord.

Psalm 150 scripture line references:
Psalm 150:1 (Psalm 19:1; Psalm 102:19)
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.
~ Psalm 19:1 ~

For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven
did the LORD behold the earth;
~ Psalm 102:19 ~

Psalm 150:2 (Deuteronomy 3:24)
O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and
thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do
according to thy works, and according to thy might?
~ Deuteronomy 3:24 ~

Psalm 150:3 (Psalm 98:6)
With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD,
the King.
~ Psalm 98:6 ~

Psalm 150:4 ( Isaiah 38:20)
The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to
the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.
~ Isaiah 38:20 ~

Psalm 150:5 (1 Chronicles 13:8)
And David and all Israel played before God, with all their might, and
with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels,
and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
~ 1 Chronicles 13:8 ~

Psalm 150:6 (Psalm 145:21)
My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD:and let all flesh
bless his holy name for ever and ever.
~ Psalm 145:21 ~

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Thought For Today – Psalm 103

The theme, of this Psalm, is God’s great love for us. I love, love, love, the Book of Psalms. I find comfort in praying particular Psalms.

This Psalm covers the blessing of forgiveness, healing, redemption, loving-kindness, the mercy of the LORD, grace, just to name a few.

This Psalm is another blessing for praising The Lord.

Psalm Scripture line references:
Psalm 103:1 (Psalm 33:21; Psalm 104:1)
Psalm 103:3 (Exodus 34:7; Jeremiah 30:17)
Psalm 103:4 (Psalm 49:15)
Psalm 103:5 (Isaiah 40:31)
Psalm 103:7 (Exodus 33:13)
Psalm 103:8 (Numbers 14:18; Nehemiah 9:17; Joel 2:13)
Psalm 103:9 (Psalm 30:5; Isaiah 57:16; Jeremiah 3:5)
Psalm 103:10 (Lamentations 3:22)
Psalm 103:11 (Psalm 36:5)
Psalm 103:12 (Isaiah 38:17; Hebrews 9:26)
Psalm 103:13 (Malachi 3:17)
Psalm 103:14 (Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Isaiah 29:16)
Psalm 103:15 (James 1:10-11;1 Peter 1:24)
Psalm 103:18 (Deuteronomy 7:9)
Psalm 103:20 (Matthew 6:10; Hebrews 1:14)

Have a blessed day!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Resilient In Christ

Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, are ten powerful words, to be resilient, in Christ.

Resilient in Christ is faith and trust in him. It’s knowing his faithfulness to never leave nor forsake us. It’s knowing his mercy and grace through any situation.

More importantly, it’s knowing he loves us.

Resilient in Christ perseveres.

There is always a choice.

Acrostic line scripture reference:
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say rejoice.
~ Philippians 4:4 ~

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
~ Psalm 5:1 ~

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
~ Psalm 1:3 ~

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, he is my refuge and my fortress:my God; in him will I trust.
~ Psalm 91:1-2 ~


My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
~ James 1:2-4 ~

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
~ Philippians 4:6 ~

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shall condemn.  This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
~ Isaiah 54:17 ~

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
~ Isaiah 40:31 ~

Make it a great day and keep the faith.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Milk versus Meat – Hebrews 5:12-14

Maturity versus immaturity. Milk versus meat. It’s our choice when we’re ready.

References to Hebrews 5:12 (1 Corinthians 3;2 and 1 Peter 2:2)
I have fed you milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
~ 1 Corinthians 3:2 ~

as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the world that ye may grow thereby:
~ 1 Peter 2:2 ~

References to Hebrews 5:13 (1 Corinthians 14:20; Ephesians 4:14)
Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
~ 1 Corinthians 14:20 ~

that we hence forth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
~ Ephesians 4:14 ~

References to Hebrews 5:14 (Romans 16:19; 1 Corinthians 2:6)
~ Romans 16:19 ~

Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
~ 1 Corinthians 2:6 ~

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate The Blessing of Being Alive


Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

This week, I celebrate the blessing of being alive. I praise The Lord each day he wakes me up and equips me to faithfully keep moving forward.

Understanding the blessing, of being alive, is a reality to celebrate.

Make it a great day and keep the faith. 

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Lord Give Me Patience Humor

Its true that laughter really is cheap medicine. It’s a prescription anyone can afford. And best of all, you can fill it right now.
~ Unknown Author ~


A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
~ Proverbs 17:22 ~

A good laugh can lighten a moment.

Enjoy your day!

Thought For Today – Be You

God made us uniquely different.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
~ Psalm 139:14 ~

Enjoy your day and keep the faith!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord. 

As always, I welcome your thoughts. 

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Thought For Today – To Let Go

The power of letting go….

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

The Journey to Contentment 

A contented heart is a calm sea in the midst of all storms.
~ Anonymous ~

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
~ Philippians 4:11 ~

The journey to contentment is learned. Contentment is a mindset that develops with personal growth and maturity as we face life situations.

Contentment is a steady state, of well-being, for what we have and where we are today. Praise The Lord.

There’s no conditions to contentment. In whatsoever state, to be content.

To be content, in whatsoever state, is a beautiful thing because its temporary.

Life and/or circus situations teach or change something within us. It’s part of growing and maturing.

I’ve shared about the circus that pay my wages, until recently, I found contentment in that environment. Contentment comes from within. Praise The Lord.

Keep the faith and enjoy your weekend! See you Monday. I’m working this weekend.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith.  Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Friday Humor


Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

It’s been a long week. TGIF! This week, I celebrate Friday humor. Circus. Get it? (wink)

Have a great weekend and keep the faith.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to
present.

Thought For Today – Love

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ~


Make it a great day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Thought For Today – Roll With It

Keep The Faith. Stay positive. Remember laughter is good for the heart.

Make it a great day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord. 

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

I Know Something Good About You

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Wouldn’t this old world be better

If the folks we meet would say – 

“I know something good about you !”

And treat us just in that way ?

Wouldn’t it be fine and dandy

If each handclasp, fond and true,

Carried with it this assurance  – 

“I know somethnig good about you !”

Wouldn’t life be lots more happy

If the good that’s in us all

Were the only things about us

That folks bothered to recall ?

Wouldn’t life be more happy

If we praised the good we see ?

For there’s such a lot of goodness

In the worst of you and me !

Wouldn’t it be nice to practice

That fine way of thinking, too ?

You know something good about me,

I know something good about you !

Louis  C.  Shimon,

I Know Something Good About You

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Thought For Today – Stepping Stones

A quote of wisdom.

Make it a great day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord. 

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Motivation For Monday

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
~ Grandma Moses ~

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.
~ Romans 8:28 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well. Motivation for Monday, now brings a smile to my face. Life is what we make it.

I smile, for the opportunity, to stay positive, while grateful that I’m better than two Monday’s ago.

It’s about finding a fresh perspective to keep a positive attitude.

We can also choose. The world will not end should we stumble. Thank God for his mercy and his grace.

One day, it may become Fun Day Monday.

References to Romans 8:28

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
~ Ephesians 1:1 ~

According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
~ Ephesians 3:11

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.
~ 2 Timothy 1:9 ~

Keep the faith and enjoy your day!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Faith In Action – Blessed are Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
~ Matthew 5:9 ~


And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
~ James 3:18 ~

Reference scriptures to Matthew 5:9 (Hebrews 12:14)

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
~ Hebrews 12:14 ~

Reference scriptures to James 3:18

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
~ Proverbs 11:18 ~

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
~ Isaiah 32:17 ~

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
~ Matthew 5:9 ~

Being filled with the fruit of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
~ Philippians 1:11 ~

It’s amazing to see the similarity across scriptures. Praise The Lord.

Make it a great day!

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Moments of Spontaneous Joy


Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

Today, I celebrate moments of spontaneous joy. Praise The Lord.

I’m off schedule today regarding posting.

A good and unexpected massage after a manicure, dinner and good conversation with a friend, having a jam session in my car listening to my favorite music, were my moments of spontaneous joy. I had the best time. (wink)

Have a great weekend and keep the faith.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Contentment While Waiting

This post was originally published on 2 January 2015 and updated on 6 December 2018.

Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
~ Harry Hepner ~

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
~ Philippians 4:10-12 ~

Hello everyone, hope all is well. I apologize, am experiencing WordPress challenges.

Contentment is a good habit to acquire. To be content while waiting is endurance. It’s even more powerful, to do, by faith.

A season, of anything, can be challenging. Waiting can be brutal. Here’s the beautiful thing, seasons are temporary and waiting builds patience.

That thing, that stuff or that Y is temporary. Until it serves its purpose, it will be around. Keep in mind, it will be different for everyone. Similar, yet different.

Have faith. Be content. Have patience. Have self-discipline. Part of the process.

The ability to find contentment comes when the focus is on God and the blessings that He provides.

The ability to find contentment comes when we realize it is, what it is. Adapt and adjust by casting your cares, to the Lord, can work wonders.

It’s liberating to free the mind from angst that amounts to nothing. Put “it” at the foot, of the cross and be content until we can walk through it. Keep the faith.

We may still fail a test moment; praise God for His mercy and His grace because at the end, of the day, we’re still standing!

This WordPress challenge is validation to be content while I figure out the issue. How about that.

Abundant blessings, my friends, as we acquire the habit of contentment, by faith, while waiting for our break through. Praise The Lord!

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

IWSG Five Objects in My Writing Space


Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Alex and December Co-Hosts:  J.H. Moncrieff, Tonja Drecker, Patsy Collins, and Chrys Fey! to the first Wednesday, of the month, where The Insecure Writer’s Group (IWSG) share all about writing.

OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: What are five objects we’d find in your writing space?

You would find encouraging clutter, things to write about on colorful sticky notes, a laptop and IPAD, three bibles and reference material, and a place to sit my Dr. Pepper, in my peaceful and faithful writing space.

Sometimes, my writing space is mobile. (smile)

Wishing Happy Holidays and see you in the New Year! (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Psalm 63 – God Satisfies

Hello and hope all is well. I’ve mentioned before that I love the Book of Psalms. I find comfort and peace in the Book of Psalms.

There are sixteen scripture references, to Psalm 63, shared for your reading pleasure:

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God.
~ Psalm 42:2 ~

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
~ Psalm 84:2 ~

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
~ Psalm 27:4 ~

Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
~ Psalm 69:16 ~

Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
~ Psalm 28:2 ~

I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
~ Psalm 104:33 ~

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
~ Psalm 36:8 ~

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
~ Psalm 71:23 ~


Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
~ Psalm 4:4 ~

I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
~ Psalm 16:7 ~

An evil disease say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
~ Psalm 42:8 ~

Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
~ Psalm 18:35 ~

Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
~ Psalm 40:14 ~

Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
~ Psalm 55:15 ~

Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
~ Deuteronomy 6:13 ~

I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
~ Isaiah 45:23 ~

Abundant blessings, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Faith Through Struggles

This post was originally published on 22 July 2015 and updated on 3 December 2018.

No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.
~ Unknown Author ~

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: through it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
~ Habakkuk 2:3-4 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well in your world.

My encouraging thought today is the just shall live by faith, even through struggles.

There are times, we must lighten up and remember the faithfulness of the Lord. Every struggle, He will walk us through. The just shall live by faith.

Faith through struggles teach and change something within that makes us better.

There will always be something or someone that _________. Keep walking and moving forward. The just shall live by faith.

When we focus on what we see, ugh, the mind wanders and we speak to what is seen. Thus, putting faith in the struggle.

Here’s the thing, have faith and believe in God. There is nothing too hard for Him.

Faith believes God is working in the background of the situation. The just shall live by faith.

God can put a vision within us with patience and faith to endure. It will come in his timing. The just shall live by faith.

Maybe today. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe next week. Get ready. The just shall live by faith.

So keep the faith and enjoy your day!

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Acrostic on So What….It’s Liberating

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Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well. Another positive perspective using so what….it’s liberating with scriptures. (wink)

Brining light to a dark atmosphere. Praise The Lord.

The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
~ Isaiah 50:4 ~

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
~ Proverbs 15:23 ~

Make it a great day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

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Acrostic on So What….It’s Liberating

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well. Another positive perspective using so what….it’s liberating with scriptures. (wink)

Bringing light to a dark atmosphere. Praise The Lord.

The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
~ Isaiah 50:4 ~


A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
~ Proverbs 15:23 ~

Make it a great day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Faith To Silence…Psst

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

This post was originally published on 30 July, 2015 and updated 1 Dec 2018.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
~ Proverbs 18:21 ~

Forgive yourself first. Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your mind. Don’t become a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes. Don’t remind yourself of what should have, could have or would have been. Release it and let it go. Move on.
~ Les Brown ~

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
~ Philippians 4:8 ~

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Celebrate One Another Scriptures


Hello friends. (smile) Thank God, It’s Friday. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

I enjoyed my break. Thank you to my old and new friends that visited while I took a break. I appreciate that. It was a pleasant surprise. I’ll be visiting to catch up this weekend. (wink)

This week, I celebrate one another scriptures. One another. You and me, us and we with The Lord. Powerful and a beautiful thing to behold.

The power of sharing, especially those times, when we need it most. Praise The Lord.

Keep the faith (KTF) and enjoy your Friday.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord. Enjoy your weekend!

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Acrostic on Seasons

Seasons are more than just the weather. Moments in life can be a season. Some seasons can be harder than others. Seasons eventually pass. Have hope and keep the faith through any season.
~ Ann V Friend ~

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ~

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Spiritual Fruit Enhances Everything

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Those who leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything.
~ Unknown Author ~

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,
faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

~ Galatians 5:22-25~

Hello friends. (smile) A spirit led life manifests spiritual fruit with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual fruit enhances everything from trusting God’s Word to spiritual wholeness.

Spiritual fruit is evident when the Holy Spirit lives within and Jesus is Lord and Saviour.

Prayer is enhanced
Love is enhanced
Giving is enhanced
Wisdom is enhanced
Faith to run the race is enhanced
Patience is enhanced
Self-control is enhanced
Smiling is enhanced
Character traits enhanced
Relationships enhanced
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Acrostic on Self-Forgiveness

Self-forgiveness, seventy times seven, is important as forgiving others.  Self-forgiveness is empowering every single time we stumble and defeats those pesky coulda, woulda and shoulda thoughts from replaying.  Self-forgiveness is a choice.
~ Ann V. Friend ~

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
~ Matthew 18:21-22 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Sharing encouraging thoughts on self-forgiveness. I believe the power of self-forgiveness is liberating.

The ability to forgive period does not come naturally. It’s learned by various painful experiences. Praise The Lord, I’ve learned.

Going through unnecessary stress; dysfunctional relationships; toxic circus environments; object of bullies, manipulators and gossipers; betrayals; health issues; unresolved anger issues, were just a few challenges keeping me stuck until I learned forgiveness as a choice. Thank you Lord.

Forgive them seventy times seven. Huh? That’s when The Lord helped me learn to forgive myself as a choice.

Self-forgiveness can free those tormenting thoughts. So what, made a bad choice. So what, failed to see the signs by trusting them.

Sometimes, looking from a different perspective is a blessing.

Why be or stay negative. It’s quite draining.

Make it a great day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate The Power of Words


Sometimes, not saying anything is the best answer.  You see, silence can never be misquoted.
~ Unknown Author ~

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
~ Proverbs 16:23-24 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Happy Friday! Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

This week, I celebrate the power of words.

Whether positive or negative, words have the power to build up or tear down.

Make it a great day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Something to Ponder – Love

We have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because most of life’s lessons are taught through pain.
~ Unknown Author ~

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.  And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ~

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Thought For Today

There are times a quote says it all.

Make it a great day!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Count It All Joy When…

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

This post was originally published on 19 October 2014 and updated on 13 November 2018.

Appreciate the Unexpected. ~ Anonymous ~

And we know that all things together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
~ Romans 8:28 ~

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
~ James 1:2-3 ~

Hello friends. (smile) It’s a beautiful thing when The Lord gives understanding, to us, through His Word. It’s a beautiful thing to understand the power of specific prayers and to count it all joy.

I’ll be the first to admit, once upon a time, I struggled in my Christian walk. I struggled in my faith. I struggled in developing a personal relationship with God, through His son, Jesus.

Let’s just say, I struggled until…

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Psalm 136 – For His Mercy Endureth Forever

For his mercy endureth for ever.

No need to worry that God will run out of love. His mercy flows from a well that never runs dry. Amen!

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Honoring Soldiers on Veterans Day

Appreciate your service.

You and your family are always in my prayers.

God bless you for all that you do.

I would also like to honor ARNG Soldiers, no longer with us. I miss them.

Acrostic on Enough In Christ

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
~ William Shakespeare ~

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
~ Proverbs 15:23 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Today, my encouraging thought is you and me, we are enough in Christ. Praise The Lord.

The ABCs, in the acrostic, are just the first words that hit my spirit.

The things we tell ourself can make or break our day.

So smile and steal from the thief bringing negativity. I’m enough in Christ. (wink)

The point is knowing and believing who we are in Christ.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Faith


Even though they don’t have anything in common, doubt can be in a very big conflict with faith.
~ Unknown Author ~

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
~1 Corinthians 2:5 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Wahoo, TGIF! Hope all is well in your world.

Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another Friday, where we celebrate the small things.

Lexa, my prayers are with you. Hope you’re feeling better.

This week, I celebrate sharing encouraging thoughts on faith. Faith is a spiritual fruit of the spirit.

It’s a beautiful thing to have and live life by faith. Even faith, the size of a mustard seed is powerful.

Faith, aligned with the will of God, speak things into existence.

Faith that trust and believe, in the faithfulness, of God, is a lifeline in challenging times. I’m a witness.

Faith, to renew the mind, brings freedom from torment.

Faith to forgive, frees the mind to release and let go.

I wouldn’t be me without an acrostic (wink)

Faith to conquer fear, changes everything.

Faith is walking through the fiery furnace  (the circus) and coming out stronger. Praise The Lord.

Faith is knowing, current situations are temporary.

Faith is believing for that job, that mate, that child, that house, that healing, that book, that ____________( fill in the blank).

Faith is thanking God, while waiting on the manifestation.

Have faith and enjoy your day. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Acrostic on The ABC’s of Faith

The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.
~ Amy Gatliff ~

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.
~ Romans 1:17 ~ 


Keep the faith and enjoy your day. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

IWSG Creativity


Whatever may be our natural talents, the art of writing is not acquired all at once.
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~

Hello friends. (smile) The first Wednesday, of the month, is The Insecure Writer’s Group (IWSG) where we share about writing.

Welcome Alex and November IWSG Co-Hosts:

Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor http://thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com/
J Q Rose  http://www.jqrose.com/
Ann V. Friend  https://afriendofjesus2013.com/
Elizabeth Seckman   http://eseckman.blogspot.com/  

Thank you Alex for the opportunity to co-host again. (smile)

November 7 question – How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

I’ve learned to embrace my own writing style. I’ve learned creative ways to use words, bible scriptures and my faith. Praise The Lord.

I’ve become a better writer. Still learning the work, write balance thing.

I must thank all the talented, creative and accomplished writers that I met since joining the group. (wink)

Thank you, your encouragement helped me embraced my abilities to keeping writing.

By faith, quitting is no longer an option.

Someday, there will be a masterpiece with my name on it. (wink)

I believe creativity promotes seeing from a different perspective.

Enjoy the rest of your week and see you back here next month. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Acrostic on Making A Difference

What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.
~ Unknown Author ~

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
~ 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well. My thoughts on making a difference.

Sometimes, making a difference comes down to giving and acts of kindness.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present

Be The Light

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sometimes we don’t say what we feel, not because we don’t want to, but because we don’t know how.
~ Unknown Author ~

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
~ Matthew 5:14-16 ~

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
~ Matthew 6:22 ~

Hello friends. Be the light to those around us. Someone needs hope. Be the light.Someone needs courage. Be the light.

Someone needs a job. Be the light.

Someone lost…

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A Renewed Mind

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

A renewed mind is good for the soul. It’s faith that matures belief, perspective, and perception. It’s being spirit led. It’s silencing the psst of yesterday. It’s the blessing of releasing challenging situations to God. It’s spiritual and emotional wholeness to live and love abundantly.
~ Ann V. Friend ~

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
~ Romans 12:2 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Changing pesky thoughts, one at a time leads to a renewed mind.

The power of a renewed mind changes how situations and others are viewed.

The freedom of a renewed mind changes attitude.

A renewed mind reinforces inner calmness.

A renewed mind speaks words that build up.

A renewed mind lets stuff go.

A renewed mind can smile and keep the…

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Acrostic on Peace of Mind

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
~ Author Unknown ~

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
~ John 16:33 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well. Sharing my thoughts on peace of mind. We always have a choice. Positive or Negative.

I work in a pressure cooker environment that I like to call the circus. It pays the bills and provides food to microwave. (wink)


Peace of mind is a blessing. Praise The Lord.

My faith and trust, in The Lord, provides peace of mind for the pressure cooker environment that pays my wages.

I thank God for the gift of encouragement and sharing my faith in creative ways.

I’m just a humble friend sharing life experiences from a different perspective.

Keep the faith and peace of mind to have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Those Who….


Hello friends. (smile) Happy Friday! Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another Friday, to celebrate the small things. Hope all is well in your world.
God bless those who…..

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Maturity Begins

This post was originally published on August 2, 2013 and updated on 1 November 2018.

Maturity is not when we start speaking big things. It is when we start understanding small things.
~ Author Unknown ~

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:11~

Hello friends. (smile) Happy Thursday. (wink) The fruit of the spirit (love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance), within us, becomes evident as we grow and mature through good and bad life experiences.

Sharing my thoughts on maturity and spiritual fruit within us.

They will know us by our fruit. (wink)
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The words we speak, how we carry ourselves, tell our maturity level and the spiritual fruit within us.

Knowing who we are, in Christ, has nothing to prove. That’s maturity.

The ability to listen, agree to disagree, and bridle the tongue, is maturity.

Ain’t life grand (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Acrostic on Perseverance

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
~ Victor Hugo

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
~ Philippians 4:13 ~ 

Hello friends. (smile) Perseverance, along with God’s daily grace, keeps us moving forward through the ____________
(fill in the blank).


The mindful confidence, of I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, replaces negative thoughts one by one.

This is faith in action. (wink)

Enjoy your day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Start A Day Prayer

This post was originally published on September 9, 2013 and updated on 29 October 2018.

Hello friends. (smile) The power of prayer. Have faith that God is indeed working in our life!
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God bless us as we continue to walk by faith and let thy will be done!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Faith To Understand Different

Blessings. To all, of us, who are different.

Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013

Life lives, life dies. Life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different through everyone’s eyes.
~ Unknown Author ~

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
~Proverbs 4:23~

You can’t help a fool. Only God can change a heart.
~ Ann V. Friend ~

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
~Matthew 15:18~

Hello friends. (smile) Faith to understand different comes down to how we relate and communicate, to others and challenges, those things within our heart.

I give glory to God for the different way he leads me to share his word.

I love how the Book of Proverbs illustrates wise and foolish living.

Proverbs has wisdom for everyone on any topic.

It’s what comes out that shows the condition of a heart.

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Acrostic on I Get It

Hello friends (smile) How many times, do we hear the phase I get it?

Another perspective on I get it. (wink)

The power of words. (wink)

Enjoy your day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present

Celebrate Faith and God’s Amazing Grace


God never leads us where he cannot keep us. His grace is always sufficient for us in any and every circumstance of life.
~ Author Unknown ~

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Happy Friday and welcome Lexa and co-host L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week, to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well. This week I celebrate back to writing, sharing my faith and God’s amazing grace. (wink)

Simply put, have faith when we can’t, God can.

Have faith, when we’re weak, he makes us stronger.

So celebrate having faith and God’s amazing grace, for those unexpected challenges. Praise The Lord.

Make it great day and have a wonderful weekend.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

1 Thessalonians 5:18, In Every Thing Give Thanks

This post was originally published on April 29, 2013 and updated on 25 October 2018.

Hello friends (smile) Let us give thanks throughout this day. God has a way of using anything to promote our growth to keep us moving forward.
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Thank you Lord, for your mercy and your grace.

Thank you for equipping us with everything needed to get through today.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present

Acrostic on Criticism

You learn from both positive and negative experiences.
~ Unknown Author ~

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
~ Romans 8:28 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Happy Wednesday! Hope all is well.

My encouraging thought today sees criticism from a positive perspective.

The beautiful thing about creativity is there are no limits. It’s why I love creating acrostics. The power of words. (wink)

Life situations give both positive and negative experiences.

Either grow or remain stuck. Internalize or let go. The choice is ours.

My acrostic, on criticism, chooses to defeat negative thoughts that arise during constant criticism. Do it, by faith.

Make it a great day. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present

Acrostic on Inner Strength

Hello friends. (smile) Happy Tuesday, hope all is well.

My encouraging thought today is remembering with God, all things are possible.

The acrostic, of scriptures, accentuates inner strength.

We’re stronger than we know. Believe it.

Make it a great day by faith. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Acrostic on It Is, What It Is

Hello friends. (smile) Happy Monday, hope all is well.

Another acrostic filled with various scriptures that spell out it is, what it is.

A positive perspective using God’s Word.

Make it a great day by faith. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present

The Mindset of Positivity

Removing negative thoughts one by one is a blessing.

Pencliff

Some thoughts become a habit.
Worn like a favorite shirt.
Some thoughts keep us stuck.
Reinforced by words, we tell ourselves.

A mindset of positivity gives perspective from a different view.

The ability to choose positivity is ours.

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The Sustaining Power of God’s Word

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much.
~ William Hazlitt~

Hello friends. Hope all is well. My encouraging thought today is things and stuff, the Y moments, happen. None of us are immune.

During difficult times, comfort and solace can be found in the Book of Psalms.

Psalm 121 is one of my favorites.

Last year, I found comfort praying various Psalms.

To have faith and believe help comes from the Lord is powerful and sustaining until victory comes. Victory does come.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Expanding My Writing Experience

Hello friends (smile) I’m expanding my writing experience. Wahoo, something new to do (wink)

Praise The Lord for courage.

I’m blessed with another opportunity–an author with the Pencliff blog. Please bear with me as I blog between here and there.

Will baby step my way, to a routine that works, since the circus still pays the bills and buys food to microwave. (wink)

I embrace stepping out of my comfort zone to challenge myself.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Life

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

My encouraging thought today is celebrate life and what makes you happy.

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Acrostic on Still Standing

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
~ Anonymous ~ 

Another creative acrostic filled with various scriptures that spell out still standing. (wink)

How we define challenges is a choice.

Some challenges are easier than others.
Some challenges require endurance.
Some challenges grow us.

Still standing is just one perspective regarding challenges.

Simply put, still standing is encouragement, to have faith and keep moving forward.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Acrostic on Self Encouragement

Anything is possible, my friend.  Anything.
~ Author Unknown ~

Praise The Lord for creative ways to share his Word.

My acrostic is filled with various scriptures that spell out self encouragement. (smile)
Self encouragement from a different perspective. (wink) Enjoy your day!

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.