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Celebrate The Small Things, 20 March 2015

I’m stronger because I had to be, smart because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I’ve learned. ~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) Hope all is well in your world.  (smile)  

It’s a beautiful thing when God gives us what we need.  He always provides.  Praise The Lord.  A reason to celebrate the small things. 

Learning to celebrate the small things grow, as we walk through with faith, knowing how God can work all things out.  (smile)


Yesterday was my two year blogging anniversary.  Praise The Lord.  Celebrate the small things. 

Thank you friends and abundant blessings for supporting my blog.  I appreciate the support! Celebrate the small things.

I give glory to God for my second  year  anniversary.  Only He knows the number of times, I almost quit.  (shock face) Celebrate the small things.

So today, I celebrate the small things, I no longer take for granted.  

Keeping the faith is powerful when we keep walking through trusting the faithfulness of God working  all things out.  (smile) Celebrate the small things. 

Friends, have a blessed and great day, celebrate the small things! (smile) 



Until God changes our current situation, let’s stand in faith, on Philippians 4:11-12, Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Contentment – An uncomplaining acceptance of one’s share

Contentment opposed to:
Anxiety – Matthew 6:25, 34
Murmuring – 1 Corinthians 10:10
Greed – Hebrews 13:5
Envy – James 3:16

Contentment shown by our recognition of:
Our unworthiness – Genesis 32:10
Our trust – Hebrews 3:17-19
God’s care – Psalms 145:7-21
God’s provisions – 1 Timothy 6:6-8
God’s promises – Hebrews 13:5

God bless you, my friends and keep the faith! 😀

Learn To Love

Another illustration, of adapting and adjusting, to truly love others. Sometimes, we forget, we have unloveable sides too……


John 13:34 – A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

God bless you!

Happy Thanksgiving

Heavenly Father, we thank you, for the many blessings, you bestow to us. By faith, we thank you Lord for touching hearts today. Someone is hurting, someone is alone, someone is struggling, someone is healing, someone is separated from their love ones, someone is lost, only you can touch hearts, to see past current circumstances and make a way, out of no way. By faith, we pray that this Thanksgiving be filled with love and thankfulness, regardless of where we are today. In Jesus name, we pray, Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving and God bless all my friends and family! 😀

Happy Birthday to PC and DC, who are blessed x 2 today because their birthday fell on Thanksgiving this year! {{hugs}}

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Thanks and God bless you for visiting 😀

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1.47. Montana 3
1.48. New Mexico 3
1.49. Idaho 2
1.50. South Dakota 1

10 Things God Can’t Do

Happy Monday, by faith! 😁

God bless us, by faith, as we meditate on your Word to renew our mind. Let thy will be done.

Trials and Tribulations – Pray and Let Go

Challenges. Troubles. Things. Also known as trials and tribulations. (gritted teeth smile) At some point, we endure trials and tribulations on top of our stuff. (shock face) The good news is that God never gives us more than we can bear. We must pray and give it to God. Cast it, by faith, and let God work on our behalf. (smile)
Here’s the thing, don’t take it back! Keep our hands off. (nervous smile) This means no talking about it! No worrying about it! No asking somebody, “What do you think?” Let go and Let God.

As a good friend, of mine, likes to say “leave it, at the foot, of the cross.” (smile) Friends, we must find little ways to renew our mind during trials and tribulations and things and stuff! Spoiler alert–I use things and stuff, as another way to fill in the blank. (wink and a smile) Besides, it gives us something to do–think. Smile, we must keep our sense of humor!

We are all working through something, right? Sometimes, we may feel compelled to help. Don’t. Have faith. Practice the pause and pray. Roll with it. Sing a song. Praise The Lord, each time the mind wonders. Sometimes, just talk to Him, be honest, He already knows what we’re thinking. Ask Him, what am I missing Lord? Many times, we just need to crawl or walk through it. (smile)

Finding little things that work. (smile) I share this because the Holy Spirit taught me various little things, through the years, that helped to renew my mind. Thats where I got the 🎶🎶going around the mountain one more time🎶🎶 it was my theme song for awhile. (shock face) Glory to God!

God bless and equipped us, by faith, as we give our things and stuff to You. Let thy will be done.

Scriptures for our reading pleasure. (smile)

Trials – Hardships That Try Our Faith
Characteristics of Trials:
Some very severe – 2 Corinthians 1:8-10
Cause of, sometimes unknown – Job 1:7-22
Sometimes physical – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Endurable – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Rewardable – Matthews 5:10-12

Design of Trials:
Test faith – Genesis 22:1-18
Purify faith – Malachi 3:3, 4 and 1 Peter 1:6-9
Increase patience – James 1:3, 4, 12
Bring us to a better place – Psalms 66:10-12
Chasten us – Isaiah 48:10
Glorify God – 1 Peter 4:12-16

Tribulations – A State or Time of Great Affliction
Description of:
National distress – Deuteronomy 4:30
Afflictions – 1 Samuel 10:19
Persecutions – 1 Thessalonians 3:4
Severe testings – Revelation 2:10, 22

Tribulations – Christian’s Attitude Toward
Must expect – Acts 14:22
Glory in – Romans 5:3
Overcome – Romans 8:35-37
Patient in – Romans 12:12
Joyful in – 2 Corinthians 7:4
Faint not at – Ephesians 3:15

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