#AtoZ Challenge  – Zero Condemnation


Sometimes, not saying anything is the best answer.  You see, silence can never be misquoted.
Unknown Author

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:1-2

Welcome to the last day of the A to Z Challenge.

Concluding, the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state…

There is zero condemnation in Christ.

Sometimes, our mouth speaks, the wrong thing…

Negative and disapproving thoughts or beat ourself up moments, are not from God.

Bad habits are hard to break. Thank God for mercy and grace, in those not so kind Y moments….

The ability to know there is zero condemnation, in Christ, in whatsoever state, is my final example of the many blessings of positivity.

Hope you enjoy the A to Z Challenge. I sure did. (wink)

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Y Moments


Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
Oscar Wilde

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

Welcome to Day 29 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state…..

Y moments can be a positive or negative experience. Depending on perspective and understanding wisdom.

Remembering the faithfulness of God and Romans 8:28, going through Y moments, is a lifeline to faith and hope in Jesus.

The ability to endure Y moments, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – X


Welcome to Day 27 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state…..

To be honest, I have nothing for X and I’m okay with it… (wink)

The ability to be okay with nothing, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Wisdom


Wisdom is a blessing only to those prepared to absorb it.
 Anonymous

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Proverbs 11:30

Welcome to Day 26 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state is wisdom.

Wise choices come from experience. It’s a process.

The ability to learn wisdom, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Victory


But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57

Welcome to Day 25 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state…..

Having hope and faith, while patiently waiting is experience that brings victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Talk about a confidence builder….

The ability to experience victory, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Understanding


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

The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Psalm 119:130

Welcome to Day 24 of the A to Z Challenge.

Yesterday’s quote is applicable again today.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state…..

Understanding is knowledge and/or experience based on preferences, perspectives, beliefs, opinions.

It depends on how we look at life…

The ability to be understanding is a choice, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Thank You Lord


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

In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Welcome to Day 23 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state….

The highest praise is Thank you, Lord, you woke me up today.

Thank you, Lord, even when I struggle, get disappointed, you always work it out.

The ability to say Thank you, Lord, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Still Standing Strong


Stand still, smile and be strong even if others are not, even if others will not, and even if others cannot.
Unknown Author


Welcome to Day 22 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state….

Self encouragement through seasons sustain us to keeping the faith.

The ability to be still standing, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Smile, seasons are temporary…. Still standing strong.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Resilient and Repetition


A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
David Brinkley

Welcome to Day 20 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state….

Sometimes, in quiet moments, remembering how far we’ve come is a good thing.

Nineteen days left to work then annual leave starts and forty days until official retirement….

I’m grateful and blessed. Praise The Lord.

Reflection, on the ebbs and flows, shows how faith, patience, resilient and repetition endures.

The ability to be resilient by repetition , in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

A to Z Challenge continues Monday. Will not be posting Sunday.

Abundant blessings and have a blessed and marvelous Easter!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Quiet Moments


Welcome to Day 19 of the A to Z Challenge.

I was off schedule this morning. Sometimes, the best plan falls apart. Adapt and roll with it. (wink)

Continuing the blessing of positivity, to be content, in whatsoever state….

Make time for quiet moments.

Quiet moments can ease the busyness of the day.

Quiet moments for prayer comforts.

The ability to make time for quiet moments, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous evening!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Pressure To Peace Of Mind


You have more peace if you looked at things in a different perspective.
Unknown Author

These things I have spoken to unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

Welcome to Day 18 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state, using my never get old acrostics… (wink)

Pressure moments test the ability to remain calm and ask The Lord for a double portion of grace.

Perseverance is experience learned through wisdom.

The mindset of positivity is a choice to defeat negativity.

The ability to have peace of mind, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.
Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – No Weapon


Welcome to Day 16 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity, with encouraging thoughts, to be content, in whatsoever state…..

Positivity is a mindset and a choice.

Remembering the power of God’s Word during any situation is wisdom.

To pray no weapon that is formed against me shall prosper is complete faith and trust in The Lord.

Content is the ability to believe no weapon that is formed against me shall prosper, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Making A Difference


Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Romans 14:19

Welcome to Day 15 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity with encouraging thoughts …..

Somewhere, it’s fun day, Monday humor.

Making a difference, can help motivate, encourage someone. The acrostic is a few ideas…..

The ability to making a difference, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Love


Learn to love with all your heart and accept the unlovable side of others. For anyone can love a rose, but it takes a great heart to include the thorns.
Unknown Author

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
John 15:12

Welcome to Day 13 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity with encouraging thoughts …..

There are many expressions of love and different perceptions of love.

Love, the greatest commandment is the focus today.

Love comes from within.

Love gives time to listen, help, encourage, ______ (fill in the blank).

The ability to love, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Love gives, even to less than nice neighbors.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

#AtoZ Challenge  – Kindness


Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
Anonymous

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Galatians 6:7


Thank God, It’s Friday! Welcome to Day 12 of the A to Z Challenge.

Continuing the blessing of positivity with encouraging thoughts …..

Constant kindness requires spiritual fruit, (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance), to overlook challenging people and moments.

Kindness, whether in spoken words or actions, is a choice.

Kindness shows the world, around us, Jesus.

The ability to show kindness, in whatsoever state, is another example of the many blessings of positivity.

Sow kindness. People always remember kindness.

Abundant blessings and have a marvelous day!

The just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.