Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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

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Celebrate Faith and Contentment


In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
~ Albert Einstein ~

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 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. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
~ Philippians 4:11-13 ~

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

This week, Join me to celebrate faith and contentment. It’s a beautiful thing to have faith and contentment in whatever season we’re walking or crawling through.

Remember, I love crawling through because it gives me rest in between challenges or Y moments. (wink) Praise The Lord.

Faith and contentment exemplify I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

The power of knowing I can walk or crawl through _________________ (fill in the blank) is liberating to being f r e e because we know who we are in Christ.

There are times, extra grace is needed, to maintain faith and a state of contentment, especially when waiting or stuck in a challenging environment or situation. Keep the faith, it’s temporary.

There are times, it’s painful, when faith is tested to maintain contentment, pause to breathe calmly and remember God’s faithfulness. Keep the faith, it passes. Praise The Lord.

Faith and contentment builds inner strength to show Jesus to a hurting world.

Abundant blessings, my friends, with faith and contentment to enjoy today.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate Faith and Possibilities

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It only takes a simple attitude adjustment to build a little positivity, and little positivity is what makes great things possible.
~ Unknown Author ~

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
~ Jeremiah 32:27 ~

Happy New Year. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to 2016 and the celebrate the small things.

I’ve been resting and taking meds to combat the flu bug. Thank God, I’m feeling better. (smile)

I celebrate faith and possibilities in 2016. I have faith that this is our year for ____________ (fill in the blank)

Oh, the possibilities. (wink)

Blessings, keep the faith and enjoy your weekend!

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate TGIF



Appreciate the Unexpected.
~ Anonymous ~

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) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

This week, I celebrate TGIF. Had a couple of emotional days. I refuse to beat myself up over it. Grace. Thank God for grace.

No worries, all is well in my world. (wink)

Things have a way of working out. Especially by keeping the faith.

How was your week? (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Loved


The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
~ Psalm 23 ~


It’s a beautiful thing to realize just how precious and loved we truly are.

What a blessings!

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

IWSG Baby Steps


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

(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~

Hello friends (smile) Wahoo, it’s the first Wednesday of the month where IWSG members are blessed to share our thoughts and support other writers.

I extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to Alex and our November co-hosts:

Tyrean Martinson http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/
Karen Walker http://karenfollowingthewhispers.blogspot.com/
Denise Covey http://dencovey.blogspot.com/
Stephen Tremp http://authorstephentremp.blogspot.com/

I usually write encouragement about keeping the faith walking or crawling through things and stuff or those Y moments.

I have an insecurity this month that makes me smile because its self imposed.

There are times I put too much pressure on myself to write.

There are times I doubt my ability to complete a month of continuous writing.

Still a no-go to complete NaBloPoMo for a whole month.

Yay, I did complete the 30 day A to Z Challenge, by the grace of God. (smile)

There are times I unplug to have peace of mind from writing.

Baby steps. Baby steps as my faith is tested is another way to keep moving forward.

I’m learning to baby step my way to write shorter posts some days.

I’m learning to baby step my way to a better writing plan. (wink)

It is, what it is, until it’s not.

Keeping the faith and baby steps help to calm my angst and breathe easier. (smile)

Blessings and enjoy your day!

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

A Good Day

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
~ Anonymous ~


Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
~ 1 John 4:4 ~

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Practice The Pause


Practice the pause. When in doubt, pause.
When tired, pause. When angry, pause.
When stressed, pause. And whenever
You pause, pray.
~ Unknown Author ~

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Praise The Lord for a new day of grace. By faith and encouragement, let’s practice the pause and pray moment by moment during challenges.

No need to stress about 2:00 pm when it’s only 6:00 am. Buttons getting pushed. Fill in the blank_______________.

Breathe and practice the pause. God is faithful to help us through.

It’s a choice. It’s spiritual. It’s a blessing to let it go.

No one nor anything is worth unnecessary angst. Breathe deeply and practice the pause, pray and keep the faith. (wink)

Abundant blessings as we enjoy this day and practice the pause.

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

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