Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

Celebrate The Ups and Downs of Life

Life is too short, grudges are a waste of perfect happiness, laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what can’t be changed. Love deeply, forgive quickly, take chances, give it everything and 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’ve got and always remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget, learn from mistakes but do not regret, people change and things go wrong but always remember life goes on.
~ 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) 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, I celebrate keeping the faith, through the ups and downs of life, by knowing how God can work all things out.

Sometimes, that set-back is a set-up for something better.
Sometimes, that ___________, we want the most is not God’s best.
Sometimes, prayers are delayed or unanswered.
Sometimes, timing is everything.

Keeping the faith and contentment help to keep moving forward through the ups and downs of life.

Abundant blessings, my friends and enjoy your weekend.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.


  lexacain wrote @

I love the quotes! The second one spoke to me in particular and is so true. Have a great week!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Lexa, abundant blessings and enjoy your week!!


  Tonja Drecker (@TDrecker) wrote @

Being unhappy only makes life more miserable and God always has it in His hands…so no worries.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

I agree Tonja. Thanks and abundant blessings!


  Lori L MacLaughlin wrote @

I very much like that quote. Here’s to weathering the ups and downs of life with faith and gratitude. And lots of deep breaths. 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen! Thanks Lori, abundant blessings!


  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

Life is too short to be unhappy.
What we think we want and what God knows is best for us is usually two different things!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Ain’t that the truth. Thanks Alex. Abundant blessings!!


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