Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

Celebrate Contrast in Life

Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should let go of what you can.

Take chances. Give everything have no regrets. Life is too short to be unhappy. You have to take the good with the bad. Smile when you’re sad.

Love what you got always remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget. Learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change things go wrong. but always remember, life goes on.
~ Unknown Author ~

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ~

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.

Today, I celebrate contrasts, in life, by keeping the faith and trusting God with everything.

It always comes down to choices. Why let things and stuff or Y situations change the course of a moment?

Thank God for grace when I react negatively. (shock face) Yesterday, I stumbled. I should have stayed home.

Sometimes, enough is enough. Sometimes, I get tired of rhetoric. Sometimes, we can come full circle to a blessings that makes the stumble worthwhile. (grin) Thank you Lord.

Contrast in life brings growth and better choices.

Abundant blessings, my friends, as we see the contrast of faith versus ______________(fill in the blank).

Enjoy your weekend!

Feel free to share your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013


  Tonja Drecker (@TDrecker) wrote @

This is a great way of looking at things. It’s hard to truly see one side of something if we don’t have a contrast to compare it to.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Tonja! Great point. Blessings!


  Lori L MacLaughlin wrote @

Thank you for reminding us of what is important in life. Life is indeed too short to hold onto things we shouldn’t. Have a wonderful week!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Lori. Blessings!

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  pempispalace wrote @

I always tell my students you can sometimes learn a lot more from your mistakes than by the things that just appear to go right so I totally agree with a life of contrasts 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Ann. Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks so much. What wisdom to sow into their lives. (smile) Blessings and enjoy your week!


  lexacain wrote @

I’m sorry you stumbled, but glad you have the wisdom to turn it into a learning experience. I guess contrasts are a part of life. Have a lovely weekend!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Lexa! I give glory to God as he leads me to different ways to share life. Blessings!


  patgarcia wrote @

Have a great weekend, Ann.
Thanks for the encouragement.


  Kristi Ann wrote @

Amen Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua Anne!!

Love ❤ Always,


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