Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

IWSG Encouraged That I Can

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.
~ Henry Ford ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Alex and March co-hosts to the first Wednesday of the month where we share….

Hope all is well in your world. (wink)

Thank God, my eyes adjusted to my two-in-one prescription glasses. Ugh, it’s been hoot! I’m thinking about getting a t-shirt that says objects are closer than I can gauge. (smile)

I was encouraged to keep wearing the glasses. I told myself, yes, I can do this.

It’s a beautiful and powerful attribute to encourage ourself, and one another.

Many times, it’s our self-talk that stops us. Life ebbs and flows and what we speak is enough to appreciate self-encouragement and encouragement to and from others.

I believe the ability to encourage ourself is empowering. It builds self-confidence when surrounded by negativity.

The ability to encourage “I can” and “you can” to someone can change anything.

Encouraged that I can write.
Encouraged that I can heal.
Encouraged that I can hope.

Encouraged that I can ___________ (fill in the blank).

Encouraged that I can keep the faith.

Encouraged that I can has unlimited possibilities.

Believe it, by faith, until you know, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Praise The Lord.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013


  mlouisebarbourfundyblue wrote @

That Henry Ford quote is awesome! It’s one I would have hung in my classroom because it is profound. Thanks for your wonderfully encouraging post! Good luck with the glasses. I made the adjustment years ago!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Sorry that I’m so late in responding mlouise, maladies and circus challenges kept me distracted from writing. Thank you and abundant blessings!


  Sharon Himsl (@smhimsl) wrote @

Thank you for the encouragement. I wish you a nice weekend too 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You are most welcome Sharon, thank you and have a blessed weekend!


  LucciaGray wrote @

Thank you for your encouraging words💝

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you for your encouraging response. (smile) Blessings Luccia!

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  vicki wrote @

Encouragement- thanks so much for this! I am so glad that I have friends around me who can encourage me when I need it! That verse is my verse for the year too- I CAN do ALL things- with Him!!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Vicki for your positive response. I appreciate it. I can do all things in Christ is the most powerful affirmation we can tell ourself daily (smile) it sure helps morale on crappy days (smile) Abundant blessings Vicki!

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  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

If we can’t encourage ourselves, no one else will be able to.
Hope you adjust to those glasses.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

So true. Thanks Alex (smile) Abundant blessings!!


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