Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

IWSG Appreciate All Things

Sometimes life will test you but remember this:  When you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger.  
~ 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)  Life moments can and will challenge us and so will people.  Appreciate every challenge, person, thing, because in the long run, these things contribute to making us stronger.
Appreciate the ones who support our writing efforts.
Appreciate the critics.
Appreciate the little things that make us smile.
Appreciate those “work your nerves” moments.
Appreciate the good and the bad.
Appreciate _______________ (fill in the blank).

As strength builds, walking, crawling through is liberating and powerful.
Appreciate all things, because at the end of the day, we’re still standing, we’re blessed and we’re loved.
Enjoy your Mike, Mike, Mike day! (wink)



  Philip V. Ariel (@PVAriel) wrote @

Hi Ann,
Nice to meet you at a to z blog challenge.
The title of your blog brought me a this place.
Glad to join in. well written thought provoking
and inspiring write-ups. Keep writing
This Year at a to z challenge I am with the
team of Joy L Campbell as one of her minions.
Keep visiting.
Good wishes for the challenge
Keep informed
~ Philip .

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Philip for the welcome and encouragement. Looking forward to participating (smile)


  Angie Mc wrote @

I literally walk up a mountain (called Silly) to get stronger! I can’t say that I always love the climb but I *do* love the view from the top and the relief of the descent.

Have a great weekend, Ann 😀

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Angie! I appreciate your comment. Have a blessed weekend! (cheesy smile)

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  Lori L MacLaughlin wrote @

Love that first quote about your legs getting stronger when you climb the mountain. Thanks!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @



  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

God never throws anything at us we can’t handle with His help. And He knows it will make us stronger.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Alex! Blessings


  cgcoppola wrote @

It’s true. You’ve got to appreciate what you’ve got and I think so many people are bogged down with depression and anger over what they don’t. It’s an important lesson. Inspirational post!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Glory to God! Thanks, I appreciate you sharing your thoughts (smile) abundant blessings CG!!


  Jacqui Murray wrote @

I feel better already, even though my darn ears are all plugged up with this dang cold! God’s will. I’m listening.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

That’s the spirit Jacqui! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. (smile) Abundant blessings and I pray that you feel better.


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