Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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Have A Beautiful Friday

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 ~

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Hello friends. (smile) Be blessed and keep the faith, as we mediate on Romans 8:28.

Laughter

Its true that laughter really is cheap medicine. It’s a prescription anyone can afford. And best of all, you can fill it right now.
~ Unknown Author ~

Hello friends. (smile) It’s a beautiful thing to smile and enjoy a deep down in your belly laugh. (smile)

Laughter, sometimes, reminds us to lighten up! Enjoy life. Have fun. Roll with it. (cheesy smile)

Yes, it can be hard to laugh, when we’re going through things and stuff or Y is working that last nerve. (shock face)

Ever notice, how God can send someone to bring a smile or tell us something to make us laugh, before the flesh man makes an appearance? Many days, I’ve thanked Him for his timing and His grace. (smile)

I laughed so hard the first time I saw the phase “Not my Circus, not my monkeys.” I see this as a reminder to mind our own business. (shock face) Pray, let go and let God.

I’ve learned that people ask when they want input! Free will to choose.

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For your reading pleasure, scriptures on laughter:

Laughter – an emotion expressive of joy, mirth or ridicule.

Kinds of laughter:

Divine – Psalm 59:8
Natural – Job 8:21
Derisive – Nehemiah 2:19
Fake – Proverbs 14:13
Scornful – 2 Chronicles 30:10
Confident – 5:22
Joyful – Psalm 126:2

Causes of laughter:

Man’s folly – Psalm 2:4
Something unusual – Genesis 18:12-15
Something untrue – Matthew 9:24
Ridicule – 2 Chronicles 30:10
Highly contradictory – Psalm 22:7, 8

So be blessed, my friends, and have a great day, by faith, taking time to laugh when you can. (cheesy smile)

As always, feel free to share your thoughts or comments on laughter. (smile)

A Beautiful Tribute to Father’s

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A Prayer for You

Hello friends (smile) God bless you for your kind and encouraging words. (cheesy smile)

Let us walk, by faith, knowing that we can give all of our things and stuff to God! Talking and complaining, to everybody, won’t change anything–just gets us worked up or fired up. (shock face)

Let it go! Put it at the foot of the cross! Continue to pray! Remember to thank God for his mercy and his grace!

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By faith, choose to remain spiritual. Keep speaking His word! By faith, choose to keep moving forward. Refuse to remain stuck. Here’s the thing, God loves us unconditionally; there are no strings to his love. We stumble, He will still love us. His love never fails. He will never leave nor forsake us. All else is irrelevant. Praise The Lord! (smile)

God bless us, by faith, as You walk us through things and stuff and we meditate on Romans 8:28 – 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 and Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me. Let thy will be done.

Feel free to share your thoughts or comments. (smile) We’re not shy here. (wink and a smile)

Faith Builds Courage

Money can’t buy happiness, but it’s a lot more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle. ~ Author Unknown ~

Hello friends (smile) The quote above had me laughing for days. (grin) Yesterday, my thoughts were blank and I had the courage to share that fact. (smile) I’m still in a silly mood and it feels wonderful! (smile) Roll with it!

Faith builds courage to step outside of our comfort zone. Faith builds courage to trust God when things fall apart. Faith builds courage to be real about feelings, thoughts, life.

There are days that blogging overwhelms me. (shock face) How about you, ever feel overwhelmed about blogging or anything? Many times, I believe we become overwhelmed when we forget to do what we can or lose our sense of humor to roll with it. Whatever it is! (smile)

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I’ve shared that I am trying to balance better. Well, it’s on my list. (smile) I can be the queen of procrastination in my personal life! (shock face)

I love the fact that I’m comfortable doing my own thing whenever. (smile) Somedays, I have nothing to say. Even when all is right in my world. Praise The Lord. (smile)

I figured out the pressure I put myself under because I’m still willy nilly in self discipline. Ugh. I have faith that someday, it will fall into place.

Until then, I am content with rolling with it and playing Words With Friends! (smile) Username is Ann Friend, for those who like to play! Game on. (smile)

I have found, no matter what we do, there are critics and naysayers! (shock face) God bless them. Have courage, to do, what you do, in spite of what they may say. (smile)

Have courage to get past the negatives. Have courage to keep the faith and be different. Have courage to recognize, what you bring to the table that helps someone. (smile)

Write what’s in your heart or what’s on your mind. There is a chance, if you like it, have faith that we’ll like it. (wink and a smile)

Another fun fact, sometimes, I overwhelmed myself that words won’t flow. The last few days, I’ve felt a joy of release. I talking, the release of laughter and being a little silly. (shock face)

It’s done wonders for the flow of words from the mind to the page, except yesterday. (grin)

Courage comes when you do whatever moves you forward by faith. (cheesy smile)

Thanks and God bless you for your continued support of my blog. {{hugs}}

Smile and have a blessed day! (cheesy smile) Your thoughts are always welcome. (smile)

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: “Silly”

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.
~ Author Unknown ~

Hello friends (smile) We could really have fun talking about silly. The lighter side of silly. The positive side of silly.

Silly things. Silly people. Silly me!

Silly with regards to our own sense of humor. (smile) We need a sense of humor or things in life will not be balanced. (smile)

Sometimes, silly can make us laugh. Sometimes, silly can work our last nerve. (shock face)

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Today, silly thoughts kept me smiling in my own little mind. (cheesy grin) I’ve learned to lighten up, even if I need to have a silly thought every now and then. (smile)

It’s unfortunate when others can’t or won’t recognize that we are all different. We talk and express ourself differently. (smile) Ah, a topic for another time, silly me. (smile)

I am learning some folks are just not happy with anything and are no nonsense types. God bless them!

Somedays, to be a little silly can be a blessing, at the end, of the day, because we walked through and laughed along the way. (cheesy smile)

Blessings and enjoy your evening! (smile)

Recognize

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
~ Matthew 8:26 ~

Hello friends (smile) What a beautiful and specific way to express gratitude, by faith, as we walk through, things and stuff and X, Y and Z, challenges without fear. (smile)

Faith, in God, builds each time, we recognize His answers to our prayers.

It’s how we recognize that each valley (things and stuff, and X, Y and Z) eventually brings victory (blessings) over the mountain (challenges). Praise The Lord! (smile)

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It’s how we recognize our growth. It’s how we recognize the power of words that we speak into existence.

It’s how we recognize Romans 8:28, 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.

It’s how we recognize to roll with it, because it is, what it is. (smile)

Today, have faith, to thank God, for the valleys to recognize the blessings of the mountains! Amen.

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