Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

IWSG Faith and Encouragement


My very first post, as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I am honored and humbled to be part of a talented pool of writers. I have been blogging about six months. Each day, I have faith that my words will help someone. Times are tough and we all need encouragement to do what we do! 😀

Faith and courage are important in expressing ourselves. We must believe in ourself and our abilities. We all bring something to the table. It is always nice when others encourage us.

There is a vulnerability about sharing our life, goals, thoughts on paper. There will always someone who may not agree with our thoughts. That’s ok, we just have to let it go and move on.

This is where courage and knowing who we are comes unto play. When we know who we are, we can easily understand that it’s not about convincing someone that we’re right and they’re wrong. When we know who we are, there is a confidence and maturity to know everything is not about us.

We all have a story. We communicate differently. It’s liberating to have the freedom to write. It is always amazing when you publish a post and people actually like it! 😀

It’s a beautiful thing to express ourselves and someone provides positive feedback. A little bit of encouragement can go along way. In the various seasons of life, we experience things from different levels. To express our experiences, with others can be quite remarkable. Things in life can be tough. It’s always exciting when someone shares what they went through and it helps others. No matter what we are going through, we are never alone.

Things and stuff. Things and stuff is different for everyone. It’s always refreshing when someone provides an answer to our things and stuff. I am taking about how to handle things and stuff. I have found in my Christian walk that sometimes, we don’t know the next step or can’t see a way to move forward. Lots of times, we remain stuck because it’s comfortable. To grow and mature requires we look to ourself first. Nobody likes change. Change is also a part of life that moves us forward whether we like it or not.

To be continued next month. 😁

Being able to participant with other writers is a win win. Thanks Alex and God bless you for creating and bringing such talented writers into one place. 😀


  Nissa Annakindt wrote @

I love the phrase, ‘things and stuff’. Though as a crazy cat lady I also might say ‘cats and stuff’. God bless.



  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you 😄 It’s fun to reshape the way we express words. This has helped me renew my mind the last few years 😃 God bless you!


  Caddo wrote @

“Things and Stuff”–I LOVE that!


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you! Instead of trying to list things and mess one, things and stuff is a fill in the blank for each of us! I am so glad you like it (smile) God bless you!


  Caddo wrote @

It’s a great all-purpose phrase! I think whenever someone asks how I am, and it’s not the best day, I’ll just say, “oh you know, ‘things and stuff’!”


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

That’s the spirit! This also helps to renew the mind 🙂


  IWSG Wednesday! | lilicasplace wrote @

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  gloria5454 wrote @

powerful message about about who we are IN CHRIST and with God’s armor can sustain any “things or stuff” and cast to God to work on us and to work His perfect plan to fix our “stuff”. Praise God. Have blessed day…


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God. Thanks and God bless you Gloria 😀


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