Z is for…

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts….
~ Unknown Author ~

If we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit.
~ Galatians 5:25 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Congratulations, we made it to complete the A to Z Challenge. Job well done!

Z is for….Zest
Eagerness
Ardor
Life

To be honest, I struggled with the letter Z. I had nothing, nada, zilch until ten minutes ago!

Thank you for the championship and encouragement during the challenge. (smile)

I met a lot of talented writers.

Abundant blessings my friends.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Y is for…

If you fill your heart with regrets, of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.
~ Unknown Author ~

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 3:13-14 ~

I may not be there yet but I am closer than I was yesterday.
~ Unknown Author ~

Hello friends. (smile) Yesterdays.  Keeping the faith, is a spiritual lifeline, to yielding inner yearnings, not yet manifested.

Thoughts, of yesterday, can move or stop progression, for tomorrow.

Yesterday’s memories teach or change something.

Yielding
Everything
Serves
Toward
Enlightening
Recognizing
Discovering
Awaiting
Yearnings

Being thankful for yesterday. Praise The Lord.

Blessings for keeping the faith, for yesterday’s yearning, could be today’s manifestation.

Enjoy your day as we approach surviving the A to Z challenge.   

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

X is for…

Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth – a sense of humor.
~ Author Unknown ~

Hello friends. (smile) X marks this spot where prayers and blessings, by faith, abounds today. 

Praise The Lord. Enjoy your day and the Y to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

W is for…

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
~ Unknown Author ~

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
~ Proverbs 21:23 ~

Trusting God is wisdom, knowing God is peace, loving God is strength, faith in God is courage.
~ Unknown Author ~

Hello friends. (smile) Wahoo, a faithful week of new and wonderful possibilities–like completing the A to Z challenge. (grin)

Praise The Lord, the finish line is near. (smile)

The experience has been wonderful to meet and see other writers creative writing style on alphabetical topics.

Which brings me to W is for….

The power of words spoken, to ourself or about ourself, promotes self esteem and will renew the mind.

A renewed mind changes a mindset. A changed mindset brings freedom let things go.

Spiritual and emotional wholeness, along with self worth, are powerful attributes; when we know who we are in Christ. Praise The Lord.

It comes down to speaking better choices. Praying the solution, by faith, versus the problem.

We are God’s children, blessed, fearfully and wonderfully made, and highly favoured.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and wisdom to know who we are in Christ.

Enjoy your day and the X to Z challenge! (smile) Wahoo, something to do!

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

U is for…

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
~ Unknown Author ~

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. ~ Proverbs 17:27 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Celebrate the blessing that we made it, to the end, of the week.  Praise The Lord.

Celebrate God’s unconditional love and amazing grace.

Celebrate understanding friends, whose voice or presence, bring a warmth and uplifting smile within us.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and celebrate the small things.

Enjoy your day and the V to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

T is for…

As you start and end your day, say ‘thank you’ for every little thing in your life. And you will come to realize how blessed you truly are.
~ 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.
~ Romans8:28~

Hello friends. (smile) Today, was kids day at the circus. Stayed home and enjoyed a noise free day. Praise The Lord. All is well in my world. Am a little distracted and just keeping the faith to finish the A to Z challenge.

Thank you for supporting my blogging effort. This is the longest stretch of posting since last year. Again, Praise The Lord.

Having a thankful attitude helps to see how really blessed we are, as well as, knowing how God works all things out.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and enjoy the U to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

S is for…

In silence lies the ability to listen; to listen to ourselves, to others and to God. Listening is a lost art. Without it we cannot communicate, we cannot relate to each other and so we cannot live life meaningfully.

We need to learn to listen. Sitting in silence allows us to listen to ourselves and to understand. This silence can heal. The worries, the pain can be healed when we listen. Spiritual medicine is ever-present in the soul. Whenever we need it, to whatever extent we need it, we can find it within.
~ Author Unknown ~

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.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~

To master life, control the mind. To control the mind, guard your speech.
~ Unknown Author ~

Hello friends. (smile) My schedule was off today. I made posting before midnight. (wink) Hope you had a super blessed day.

Spiritual strength. Spiritual growth. Self awareness. Seasons. God sustains.

Being spirit led helps the flesh man stay in check. Practice the pause before speaking.

Listening and silence are powerful during challenging moments.

Speak positive words by faith. We remember everything we say to ourself.

Speaking, Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, is powerful when thoughts of cannot whispers psst.

There is security knowing the grace of God is available daily, even when we stumble.

A smile can brighten a moment. A sense of humor keeps life balanced.

Nothing is more satisfying than letting go of coulda, shoulda, woulda. No second guessing, sometimes, it is, what it is, until it was.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and enjoy the T to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

R is for…

Life is like a book. Everyday has a new page with adventures to tell, things to learn and tales to remember.
~ Unknown Author ~

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.
~ Hebrews 10:35 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Rhetoric. To be honest, I’ve struggled with rhetoric for the longest time. (shock face) Really.

Sometimes, rhetoric is noise.
Sometimes, rhetoric is empty words spoken when people don’t really know us.

Sometimes, rhetoric is in the news, at work, at home, anywhere fear is present.
Sometimes, rhetoric can cause angst.
Sometimes, rhetoric is anything that troubles our spirit.

Praise The Lord, I passed the rhetoric test recently. By remembering who I am in Christ and realizing silence displays spiritual fruit and maturity. Anything else is irrelevant. Resting in faith that any retest will manifest victory.

I give glory to God, for confidence and grace, to share my thoughts that may help someone else struggling with rhetoric.

It’s a beautiful thing to realize/recognize that real life choices teach experience. Sometimes, we tell too much to the wrong people.

It’s remarkable and reassuring when spiritual growth shows while walking through things and stuff, as well as, “they” who test us. (wink)

My acrostic on rhetoric:

Rambunctious
Harassing
Empty
Talk
Obscures
Relevant
Interactive
Communication

Rhetoric stops open communication.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith to enjoy today and the S to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts on rhetoric. (grin)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Q is for…

Your destiny also depends on the quality of your physical, mental and emotional health, as well as your attitude, toward life and your lifestyle.
~ Unknown Author ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well in your world. My message is quite short today. (wink)

Sometimes quiet reflection is helpful to start the week, by faith, with positive thoughts and a positive attitude.

Anything less quickly drains energy.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith, enjoy your day and the R to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

P is for…

It’s a blessing to have someone or something in your life that constantly provokes positive thoughts.
~ Unknown Author ~

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. 
~ Romans 15:4 ~

Hello friends. (smile) I slept in and enjoyed being lazy today. Praise The Lord for peace and quiet.

Everyday brings  possibilities to grow patience with things and others.I believe patience endures while perseverance pushes toward:

Personal Growth
Evolve
Repetition
Strength
Empathy
Value
Edify
Responsibilty
Abound
Nurture
Civility
Encouragement

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and enjoy your weekend.

We return to the Q to Z challenge Monday! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

O is for…

When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open, you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start to do things differently.
~ Unknown Author ~

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
~ James 1:17 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Ok, let’s celebrate that we made it to Friday. Wahoo, Praise The Lord.

I like to give a shout out and thank you, to Lori MacLaughlin, for reminding me how to tie multiple writing topics together. (smile)

Let’s celebrate being alive and all the positivity in our life.

Let’s celebrate the outstanding opportunities open to us today.Ooh, something to do! (wink)

Let’s celebrate our originality to be different.

Let’s celebrate our obedience to love one another.

Let’s celebrate our oneness in Christ.

Let’s celebrate our answered prayers. Thank you Lord.

Let’s celebrate those who make us smile.

Let’s celebrate the balance in life.

Let’s celebrate all the little things.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith, by being open and optimistic today.

Enjoy the rest of the P to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog,Aug 2013 to present.

N is for…

Hello friends. (smile) N is for nothing new today. (shock face)

Praise The Lord, yesterday, I survived paying state and federal taxes. Ugh.

Ain’t life grand! (wink)Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and enjoy the rest of the O to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog,Aug 2013 to present.

M is for…

A good memory is one that can remember the days blessings and forget the days troubles.
~ Author Unknown ~

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
~ Romans 12:2 ~

Hello friends. (smile) It’s Mike, Mike, Mike. (the camel commercial) A little morning humor. (grin)

Renewing the mind will change a mindset.

Forgiveness is always involved with the past.Replacing bad memories with positive ones, moves us forward.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and remember today’s blessings.

Enjoy the rest of the N to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

L is for…

Someone remembers, someone cares; your name is whispered in someone’s prayers. Keep bright hope of the future in view; someone lovingly is thinking of you.
~ Unknown Author ~

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:3-8 ~ (NKJV)

Hello friends. (smile) Love and longsuffering are spiritual fruit. Everyone wants to be loved and accepted. Everyone. The ability to receive love starts from within.

To experience love, from within, requires a spiritual connection, to God, through His Son, Jesus and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, as well as, choosing to let stuff go.

To know the depth of God’s love is to understand His pruning process will fill any emptiness within resulting in emotional wholeness that is transparent.  

Emotional wholeness is a loving heart that is open and complete. We can love whether others love us back! Praise The Lord.

It’s a powerful life style to love without conditions as illustrated in 1 Corinthians 13.

Twelve years ago, I fell in love with the New King James Version of 1 Corinthians 13.

It’s beautifully worded and provides a deep understanding of love without conditions. (smile)

This love has no fear.
This love gives life.
This love blesses and encourages.
This love forgives.
This love adapts.
This love nurtures.
This love lets go.
This love never fails.

Blessings, my friends, to just keep the faith and appreciate those who love us.

Enjoy your day and the rest of the M to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

K is for…

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
~ Maya Angelou ~

Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
~ Romans 5:1-5 ~

Hello friends. (smile) To know each experience, in life, teaches something is liberating when considering choices.

To know choices contribute to experience can develop knowledge to know better.

Know better for the job, the house, the mate, fill in the blank_______________.

Spiritual fruit helps to show kindness everywhere. People always remember kindness.

Knowing who we are in Christ is a beautiful and powerful thing to know and experience.

Knowledge is knowing life goes on regardless of choices.

Knowing kindred spirits is a blessing.

Blessings, my friends, as we know to just keep the faith and enjoy the L to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

J is for…

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
~ Hebrews 10:38 ~

Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting.
Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but how it’s meant to be.
~ Unknown Author ~

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
~ James 1:2-3 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Sometimes, choices and decisions can leave us just_____________ (fill in the blank).

Late yesterday, my tax guy called. I became numb during the call.

Numb enough to stay silent before speaking wrong things into existence. Praise The Lord!

It’s just human nature to tell our woes; not understanding that in the process, things spoken may make matters worst.I talked and prayed to The Lord numb. I had a moment of angst. So I shared with someone. Still numb but the angst went away. Thank God.

I left work numb. I prayed and was still numb when I went to sleep.

Sometimes, Faith and patience are tested. Numb can be a good thing to keep emotions, in check, to just keep the faith.

Today, I can count it all joy because God is always faithful when we just keep the faith.

Here’s the thing, life brings challenges to all. No one is exempt. Some of those challenges promotes growth and maturity.

The just live by faith. Faith, to remain steady state, until the manifestation comes.

It’s just remembering that faith grows in challenging times. So the soundbite, keep the faith, just evolved.

Blessings, my friends, as we just keep the faith and enjoy the K to Z challenge Monday! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

I is for…

Inspiration moves one from Pessimism to Optimism, from Doubt to Faith, from Despair to Hope, and from Darkness to Light!
~ Unknown Author ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) I woke up late and behind schedule today and not sure what to write about I is for….

Instead of angst, Praise The Lord, these words poured into my spirit:Imagine being invigorated, at the end, of the week, to keep it simple, by the most incredible, inspirational and insightful idea that will indeed bless us, by faith, to enjoy the day….

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Powerful words to keep inner peace today. (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

H is for…

If your heart is full of love; you’ll always have something to give.
~ Unknown Author ~

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

We all create the person we become by our choices as we go through life. In a real sense, by the time, we become adults, we are the sum total of the choices we have made.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~

Blessed is the man that trust in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
~ Jeremiah 17:7 ~

Hello friends. (smile) When the Holy Spirit lives within a heart, the issues of life give hope and increase faith so old habits , perceptions and perspectives change. Hallelujah!

Wahoo, something to do. (wink)

In my humble opinion, hope and faith go together. Both come from within while similar in the ways to motivate from the inside out.

A new and open heart bring possibilities.

Hope for better times.

Happy that the past is just that, the past. It has no impact on who we are now.

Blessings, my friends, that we may laugh today, because laughter is good for the heart.
Keep the faith and enjoy the I to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

G is for…

The will of God will never take you, where the grace of God cannot keep you.
~ Unknown Author ~

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 ~

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 12:8-9 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Spiritual growth is a lifelong process. Years ago, I was genuinely shocked when I realized spiritual growth never stops. There is always something to learn. 

Spiritual fruit continues to grow and replace anything not of love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance, with the guiding of the Holy Spirit, within us.

Praise The Lord for his grace. Grace is given daily. We have grace even when we stumble. Grace frees us from condemnation or berating ourself for mistakes. Its all part of growing and learning.

Gratitude and giving to others keep us humble and gives glory to God.

Blessings, my friends, as we live today in God’s amazing grace, by faith and enjoy the H to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

F is for…

Even though they don’t have anything in common, doubt can be in a very big conflict with faith.
~ Unknown Author ~

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
~ Hebrews 11:1 ~

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
~1 Corinthians 2:5 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Faith is a spiritual fruit of the spirit. It’s a beautiful thing to have and live life by faith. Even faith, the size of a mustard seed is powerful.

Faith, aligned with the will of God, speak things into existence. I’m a witness.

Faith that trust and believe, in the faithfulness, of God, is a lifeline in challenging times. Faith, to renew the mind, brings freedom from torment.
Faith to forgive, frees the mind to release and let go.
Faith to conquer fear, changes everything.
Faith is walking through the fiery furnace and coming out stronger.
Faith is positive energy that draws others to us.
Faith is knowing, current situations are temporary.

Faith is believing for that job, that mate, that child, that house, that healing, that book.

Faith is thanking God, while waiting on the manifestation.

Faith is enjoying precious times with family and friends.

Blessings, my friends, as we keep the faith and enjoy the G to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts on faith.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

E is for…

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
~ Author Unknown ~

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
~ Galatians 5:22-23 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Everyday choices bring experience. Life comes down to choices. Some choices give experience to move forward, while another can keep us stuck.

Both positive and negative experiences teach us something.

The key is to evaluate and own our part based on our choice. Some choices are tied to emotions.

Spiritual fruit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance; develops and grows from within, and help balance the emotional roller coaster rides.

Encouragement can heal us to move on.
Encouragement can elevate us out of a rut.
Encouragement can teach us another way.
Encouragement can empower us to believe by faith.

Encouragement is a powerful blessing to give and receive when we endure the unexpected.

Blessings, my friends, as we encourage one another and enjoy the F to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

D is for…

There will always be people with different views from yours. Learn to respect their right to a different view.
~ Unknown Author ~

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
~ 1 Corinthians 2:14 ~

Hello friends. (smile) I’m delighted to try something different today. I struggle with discipline, especially in my personal life.

Things like chores, cleaning my vehicle get lumped into the I’ll do it tomorrow category. More about this when we get to P is for… (wink)

Here is a fun fact about me. I love playing mind numbing games like Angry Birds with Friends. Game play has a way of removing those pesky thoughts that keep on coming. Play a game, they will leave.

My acrostic on discernment.

Develop
Impact
Shape
Commit
Emphasize
Relevant
Neutral
Meaning
Emerge
Normal
Transparent

I believe spiritual discernment is a gift from above that develops within to know the difference between wisdom and rhetoric. Again, more about this in W is for… and R is for…

Wahoo, something to do. (smile)

Abundant blessings, friends and enjoy your Easter. (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

C is for…

Sometimes there are things in life that aren’t meant to stay.
Sometimes change may not be what we want.
Sometimes change is what we need.
~ Unknown Author ~

CHETH
Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep
thy words. I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
~ Psalm 119:57-59 ~

You will meet two kinds of people in life: ones who build you up and ones who tear you down. But in the end, you’ll thank them both.
~ Author Unknown ~

Hello friends. (smile) Change can be a good thing. Sometimes, it’s challenging to walk or crawl through a season of change.

Many times, those adorable folks, around us, are instrumental in the changing and growing process we walk through.

Although, sometimes, I’m crawling as I pray when leaving the circus. (Circus can be any place not home)

Thank God for the power of prayers.  We’re living in times where Christ and prayers are truly needed.

A spiritual and positive lifestyle perspective, by faith brings:

Calmness and prayer to whether the storms at home and the circus.

Capable to care about what’s important in life.

Careless by casting our burdens above.
Sleep comes easier when we do. Somethings are not ours to carry. Let go.

Celebrate just because with dessert.

Chocolate that moves you to say hmmm, yummy. (grin)

Communication that is open and shared comes from confidence in what we know and courage from the inside out.

Compassion to listen and help where we can.

Control of what we choose to speak takes maturity.

Contentment until things change.

Abundant blessings, my friends and enjoy the D to Z challenge. (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

B is for…

Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does.
~ Unknown Author ~

BETH
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
~ Psalm 119:11-12 ~

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
~ Anonymous ~

Hello friends. (smile) It’s a beautiful thing to have boldness to express thoughts.

It’s bravery, by faith, to share thoughts, in the 21st century, without incurring critics.

Faith and a positive belief in our ability is rewarding and helps set boundaries.

A spiritual and positive lifestyle perspective, by faith, brings:

Balance to have a moment to call our own. Even five minutes is a good start. (smile)

Banter to stay light hearted. Laughter is good for the heart.

Believe the bible says we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Better than the past. Praise The Lord, we’re not where we were.

Blessed, each day we wake up to face life. Even our enemies can bless us. I’m a witness.

Boundaries to say enough. Enough has been a favorite soundbite lately. (shock face look)

Build new opportunities and connections.

Abundant blessings friends and enjoy the C to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

A is for…


The pessimist says opportunities are NO WHERE.

The optimist says opportunities are NOW HERE.

Both see the same words, but read it differently. That’s Life!

~ Unknown Author ~

ALEPH

Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies,and that seek him with the whole heart.

They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

~ Psalm 119:1-4~

Hello friends. (smile) Lifestyles, like attitude and perspective, are driven by positive or negative views.

The Word of God becomes a lifestyle as we mature and grow spiritually. Doers of the word.

The beautiful thing about writing is its uniqueness, to the thoughts and experiences, of the author.

A spiritual and positive lifestyle perspective, by faith, brings the ability to:

Adapt to the ebbs and flows of life and people.

Abide in daily routines while dealing with acquaintances.

Abound in where we are today.

Accentuate the positive.

Accept our strengthens and weakness by knowing who we are and what we bring to the table.  No one on earth is perfect.

Adjusting our attitudes to see another aspect of  situation or an author’s perspective.

Appreciate all good things come from above, to include people in our life. 

Appreciate a writer’s creativity.

Appreciate those who visit and comment on our blog.

Abundant blessings friends and enjoy the B to Z challenge! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts. (smile)

© afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

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You can’t download a lifestyle. 

~Unknown Author ~

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 

~Galatians 5:25 ~

Hello friends.  (smile)  I’m having faith as I’m attempting to walk on the wild side and step out of my comfort zone again. Doing what?  (smile) 

Participating in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. 

By faith and the grace of God, see you at the finish line.  (wink)

Come join me, it’ll be fun.  (grin) Today, we’re to reveal our theme.  Drum roll please.  

My theme is Lifestyle.  I will Appreciate to Zeal, my way, through a spiritual and positive lifestyle perspective.  

Again, it’ll be fun in spite of the unknown.  I’ll keep the faith and revamp my writing woes through the process.  Thank you Lord.  

So I’m encouraged, at the moment, and plan on meeting new friends as I visit other A to Z bloggers during the April challenge.   (smile) 

Blessings and enjoy your day.  (smile) 

Your thoughts are always welcome. 

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