Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

Archive for January, 2016

Faith to Weather The Storm


Keeping the faith and praying the Word of God defeats negativity every single time. Prayer and faith is powerful in any storm.
~ Ann V. Friend ~

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
~ Jeremiah 32:27 ~

Hello friends. Keeping the faith and praying as we weather the storm. I love the Book of Psalms. It provides comfort to dwell and abide in The Lord with faith and trust in him.
Psalm 91
These days, almost everything spoken is negative.

Thank God for balancing life by raising up encouragers with the gift of faith. Thank you Lord.

Abundant blessings and keeping the faith as we weather the storm praying and meditating on his Word.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013.

Celebrate Blessed By Faith


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

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
~ Luke 6:20-26 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.
Blessed By Faith
This week, I celebrate many things. To know that God can use anyone (even enemies) and any circumstance, to bless us, is a beautiful thing. It’s a painful process until the realization that it’s temporary and part of growth, nonetheless, blessed by faith.

Praise The Lord for blessings.

Imagine smiling or practicing the pause to breathe before reacting. Powerful! (grin)

Friends, we’re blessed, by faith, regardless of __________________ (fill in the blank) because his Word tells us blessed are…………

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate KTF


Keeping the faith is powerful when we believe in the love and faithfulness of The Lord. Faith that moves mountains.
~ Ann V. Friend ~

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 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another week where we celebrate the small things.

This week I celebrate KTF. Keeping the faith. (wink)
Celebrate KTF

It’s still quite busy at the circus. KTF.

Adjusting to challenges and colorful moments. KTF.

I thank God for his mercy and his grace as I continue to grow in my faith journey. KTF.

Praying. KTF.

Resting when I can.  KTF.  Praise The Lord for peaceful sleep!

Bottom line, I count it all joy and all is well in my world. KTF.

Blessings, my friends to  KTF and enjoy your weekend. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate Faith and Contentment


In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
~ Albert Einstein ~

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. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
~ Philippians 4:11-13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

This week, Join me to celebrate faith and contentment. It’s a beautiful thing to have faith and contentment in whatever season we’re walking or crawling through.

Remember, I love crawling through because it gives me rest in between challenges or Y moments. (wink) Praise The Lord.

Faith and contentment exemplify I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

The power of knowing I can walk or crawl through _________________ (fill in the blank) is liberating to being f r e e because we know who we are in Christ.

There are times, extra grace is needed, to maintain faith and a state of contentment, especially when waiting or stuck in a challenging environment or situation. Keep the faith, it’s temporary.

There are times, it’s painful, when faith is tested to maintain contentment, pause to breathe calmly and remember God’s faithfulness. Keep the faith, it passes. Praise The Lord.

Faith and contentment builds inner strength to show Jesus to a hurting world.

Abundant blessings, my friends, with faith and contentment to enjoy today.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

IWSG Faith Says….


Even the most negative thoughts cannot agitate something call Faith!
~ Unknown Author

For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome to Alex and our January IWSG co-hosts:

L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.com/

Denise Covey http://dencovey.blogspot.com/

Sheri Larsen http://www.salarsenbooks.com/

J.Q. Rose http://www.jqrose.com/

Chemist Ken http://hogwartssabbatical.blogspot.com/

Michelle Wallace http://www.writer-in-transit.co.za/

Faith to believe in our abilities is powerful. Faith says I can _______________ (fill in the blank).

Faith to believe challenges are temporary. Faith says I will ____________.

Choosing faith says I have what it takes to ________________.

There are times encouragement and faith brings victory. Praise The Lord.

Blessings and enjoy your faith says…. day! (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate Faith and Possibilities

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It only takes a simple attitude adjustment to build a little positivity, and little positivity is what makes great things possible.
~ Unknown Author ~

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
~ Jeremiah 32:27 ~

Happy New Year. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to 2016 and the celebrate the small things.

I’ve been resting and taking meds to combat the flu bug. Thank God, I’m feeling better. (smile)

I celebrate faith and possibilities in 2016. I have faith that this is our year for ____________ (fill in the blank)

Oh, the possibilities. (wink)

Blessings, keep the faith and enjoy your weekend!

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

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