Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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 ~

IWSG Purpose

In life, you will realize there is a purpose for every person you meet. Some are there to test you, some will use you, some will teach you, and some will bring out the worst in you, while others bring out the best.
~ Jay Danzie ~

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 and welcome Alex and my February IWSG co-hosts: Allison Gammons, Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar and Rachel Pattison.

Wahoo, I’ll excited for this co-host opportunity and displaying our new badge. (grin) Thank you Alex, I like it, I like it a lot.

It’s quite liberating to realize things and stuff, Y moments, even pushing our buttons serve a purpose.

The blessings is understanding that God can use anyone to test us.  Anyone.

A purpose, whether positive or negative helps us ________________ (fill in the blank).

Write that book. Break that habit. Job promotion. Meet new friends.

Keeping the faith makes 2016 a year of possibilities. Thank you Lord. (smile)

Abundant blessings, my friends to realize there is a purpose for every person we encounter. (wink)

I would love to hear your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013


  Lori L MacLaughlin wrote @

That is so true. Everything happens for a reason. We may not see why at first, or we may not see why at all. But whatever or whoever it was, it needed to be. Thank you for co-hosting this month!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks and you are most welcome! I had a blast. Blessings

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  DonnaMcDine wrote @

Your quotes resonate with me! Wishing you much success and blessings today and always!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Donna (smile) Abundant blessings!!


  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

I know God uses slow drivers to test me.
Sorry I’m late – had trouble getting here earlier today. Seems fine now!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Alex, no worries (smile) I’m honored you make the time. I’m hopping my way through! Thanks for the opportunity. I’ll pinch hit if you are ever short for a co-host (wink) Blessings!


  Jeffrey Scott (@Jeffrey__Scott) wrote @

I think this applies to anything really. Anything that happens to us, either encourages us or teaches us. Anything positive in our life encourages us, everything negative tests us. How will we pass the test? Will we? Do we take failures and learn from them? Do we take abuse and learn how NOT to act? Sometimes it’s all in how we look at things. Truly, there is a time for everything. For every person, for every event, for everything good or bad.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen Jeffrey. Thank you for sharing and abundant blessings! (smile)


  lexacain wrote @

I love your posts – they’re always so encouraging and upbeat. I’m bot sure what my purpose is, but I’m muddling through with optimism. 😉

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

God bless you Lexa, your comment makes me smile bigger (smile) I’m muddling through as well in finding my true purpose. In time, we’ll know that we know. (smile) Enjoy the rest of the week! Blessings!!


  patgarcia wrote @

I received Romans 8:28 in 1978 at a crucial time in my life and it gave me hope. I love this verse.
Thank you for co-hosting.
All the best.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Pat! Yes, Romans 8:28 is powerful. Blessings (smile)


  Lidy wrote @

Thanks for co-hosting today! A purpose, whether positive or negative helps us find our true path.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You are most welcome Lidy! Thanks for blessing me with your visit and thoughts on purpose (smile) Blessings to you!

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  cluculzwriter wrote @

Lovely thoughts. Thanks for co-hosting. Have a wonderful February.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you times two. Any time you need a pinch hitter, I’m in (smile) Blessings.


  IWSG Purpose – WomanofGod2017 wrote @

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  mihrank wrote @

Just beautiful – please follow and like my new piano page, I appreciate it

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Done and done (smile) Blessings!


  lilicasplace wrote @

What an inspiring post, Ann. Thanks for co-hosting with me this month. Enjoy! Hugs and blessings, Eva

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Eva, you are most welcome (smile) let’s plan to do this again! Blessings!! Happy hopping (wink)


  Kristi Ann wrote @

Amen Sister in Christ Jesus!!

Love ❤ Always,


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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you, my Sister in Christ (smile) Blessings!!

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