Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

Archive for April, 2017

Faith To Understand Different, Forgiveness

Scars remind us of where we’ve been, they don’t have to dictate where we’re going.
~ Sergeant Harrison Scott, Criminal Minds
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Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
~ Matthew 18:21-22 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well and you’re keeping the faith. (wink) Stuff is my metaphor for scars and yesterday represents the past.

Stuff can be invisible and heard through words spoken. Stuff can be seen through actions.

No one is immune to stuff  life brings.  Stuff gives experience.  Stuff eventually heals yesterday’s wounds.  Stuff becomes a testimony.

Sharing stuff is the most powerful way to help others and so is forgiveness.

Stuff is experiencing and getting victory over yesterday’s unnecessary stress; dysfunctional relationships; toxic circus environments; object of bullies, manipulators and gossipers; identity theft; betrayal; failing health; or _______________(fill in the blank).

Forgiveness liberates today from yesterday’s stuff. Forgiveness stops the replay. Forgiveness shows the presence of the Holy Spirit within. Thank you Lord, for equipping, the ability to forgive as you forgive.

Faith to understand different, forgiveness shows Jesus, as Lord and Saviour, in any situation and glorifies God every time.  

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate Hope and Strength


At the end of the day, all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better and strength to hold on until it does.
~ Unknown Author ~

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1
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Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another week to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well while keeping the faith. (wink)

This week, I celebrate hope and strength through any season. Praise The Lord.

Praying specific prayers, for hope and strength, regarding things that challenge us most.

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Psalm 91, A Refuge and Fortress

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well and you’re keeping the faith. (wink)

There are times, The Book of Psalms brings encouraging comfort to get through difficult times and hurting situations. Praise The Lord.

Psalm 91 is my second favorite Psalm when life throws testing after testing of my faith.

To crawl, walk and run with The Lord as a refuge and fortress, is the safest place to endure since he’ll never leave or forsake us.

Praise The Lord.

Praying a Psalm is powerful faith and praying with specificity.

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate KTF Stimulates Hope


Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23 ~

Before befriending others, you have to be your own best friend. Before correcting others, you have to correct yourself. Before making others happy, you have to make yourself happy. It is not termed as selfish, but personal development. Once you balance yourself, only then can you balance the world.
~ Unknown Author ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another week to celebrate the small things. Hope all is well.

A friendly reminder, I write when I can since the circus pays my salary and I like a meal and place to sleep regularly. (wink)

This week, I celebrate Keeping The Faith (KTF) because faith stimulates hope. Praise The Lord.

People, environments, unexpected circus distractions can bring change whether we like it or not. We can only control ourself.

Change is my metaphor for personal development. Change forces self reflection. Change eventually heals, promotes and brings wholeness.

Spirit fruit comes from within. We can’t give what’s not within us.


There are seasons, change will separate us to crawl, walk and run to keep moving forward.

Life experience is the best teacher. It shows an ability to adapt when life brings issues.

KTF stimulates hope that tomorrow brings _____________(fill in the blank).

Everything, whether good or bad teaches something.

Thank God for his mercy and grace when we stumble.

As we change, the ability to be humble comes naturally. It demonstrates self-control and strength that runs deep.

Praise The Lord.

KTF stimulates hope to change perspective on those Y moments.

KTF stimulates hope during situations and conflicts that feel like a fiery furnace.

KFT stimulates hope when trusting the faithfulness of God in all things.

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

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