Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

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


  Lori L MacLaughlin wrote @

Thank you. I enjoy reading the Beatitudes. They remind me of what’s really important.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You are most welcome Lori (smile) I agree. The Beatitudes comfort me every time I’m challenged. Blessings!

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  pempispalace wrote @

Hello Ann – a great message for anyone who is perhaps struggling at the moment and I loved the Shakespeare quote as often the theft is the least of the problems as one plays anger, revenge, fear etc over in ones mind!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you, your wisdom is spot on. (smile) Blessings!!


  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks my brother in Christ for the reblog! Blessings


  lexacain wrote @

Lovely words and post, Ann. Thanks very much and have a lovely weekend! 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Lexa. I appreciate your encouragement (smile) Blessings and enjoy your weekend!


  Tonja Drecker (@TDrecker) wrote @

My son just started learning the beatitudes. They are so comforting!


  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Awesome Tonja. Amen about comforting! What wisdom your son will know about the power of the word (smile) thanks for sharing. Blessings and enjoy your weekend!


  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks and blessings for the reblog (smile)


  Cathrina Constantine wrote @

I love the beatitudes!!! Have a blessed weekend!!!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Cathrina, me too! Abundant blessings and thanks for commenting (smile)

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