Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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Celebrate A Sense of Humor

Hello friends, 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. (smile)

There are times, a sense of humor helps to change perspective, focus and attitude.

This week, I celebrate having a sense of humor. (wink)

Laughter can heal and comfort after a difficult moment.

Laughter is good for the heart.

Abundant blessings, my friend, have hope and keep the faith!

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013.

Celebrate The Ups and Downs of Life


Life is too short, grudges are a waste of perfect happiness, laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what can’t be changed. Love deeply, forgive quickly, take chances, give it everything and have no regrets. 

Life is too short to be unhappy. You have to take the good with the bad, smile when you’re sad, love what you’ve got and always remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget, learn from mistakes but do not regret, people change and things go wrong but always remember life goes on.
~ 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) 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, I celebrate keeping the faith, through the ups and downs of life, by knowing how God can work all things out.

Sometimes, that set-back is a set-up for something better.
Sometimes, that ___________, we want the most is not God’s best.
Sometimes, prayers are delayed or unanswered.
Sometimes, timing is everything.

Keeping the faith and contentment help to keep moving forward through the ups and downs of life.

Abundant blessings, my friends and enjoy your weekend.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Roll With It


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

This week, I celebrate the choice to roll with it and a surprise blessing of a case of Dr. Pepper, from a dear friend, at my door. (grin)

The little things that touch us in mighty ways. (smile)

It is, what it is. It is my metaphor for things and stuff or the Y moments that test patience and self control.

This week, roll with it, kept my focus on the positive and put all else at the foot of the cross! Praise The Lord.

There are times, we give it too much power. Let it go  and move on.

No coulda, woulda, shoulda replays.

Roll with it, by keeping the faith.

Roll with it, by loving some folks, from a distance.

Roll with it, because you can’t help a fool.

Roll with it encourage the choice to let it go.

Abundant blessings, keep the faith and enjoy the weekend. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013.

Celebrate The Small Things


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.

All is well in my world and I hope all is well with you. (smile)

My message is light this week.

This week, I celebrate feeling better physically and the small things like the air conditioner when it’s brutally hot; a cold Dr. Pepper, patience and the ability to nap after a very long day.

Sometimes, it is, what it is. (wink) Keep the faith and keep moving forward.

Abundant blessings and enjoy your weekend.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present

Celebrate The Blessings of Contentment


The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
~ William Shakespeare ~

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.

Hope all is well in your world. (wink) My extended time away was needed. All is well.

Nothing gets attention like experiencing little maladies, (stiff joints, hurt knee, one minute hot, next cold, tiredness or fill in the blank); as well as, distractions and the testing of faith, to recognize, as we get older, the mind and body needs proper rest.

The fast pace to keep pushing takes its toll. Stress unchecked accumulates. Less and less time to properly rest. Back in the day, I could get by with four hours of sleep. Not anymore.

Extended time away helped balance things and stuff by being content until……

This week, I celebrate understanding and knowing true contentment through my Lord and Saviour. Praise The Lord.

Contentment is a state of being because I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Contentment, with the good and not so good, knows how to let stuff go. It is, what it is.

Contentment knows those “it” moments are temporary.

Contentment can smile and walk away from angst and foolishness.

Contentment can adapt.

So I plan to write as I can while staying in a state of contentment. (smile)

How about you, what brings you contentment?

Blessings as we keep the faith to keep moving forward. Enjoy your weekend!

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Taking A Break


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, I celebrate taking an extended break from blogging. No worries, all is well, in my world. (wink) Praise The Lord.

I will be back.

Abundant blessings, keep the faith and enjoy your weekend. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate Controlling My Tongue


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

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
~ 1 Peter 3:8-11~

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.

Hope all is well in your world. (smile) Been busy at the circus and just returned from a TDY trip.


I celebrate controlling my tongue. No complaining when I was assigned the last seat on the plane.

No nasty response when security randomly selected me to be padded down in front of everybody.

No entertaining rhetoric when I got the middle seat with no leg room and a crying baby near my ear.

Silence is powerful, when we realize most times, no response is required. Now that’s wisdom from above.

Praise The Lord for self-control and understanding controlling the tongue is a process.

Thank God for his grace and faith, at the end, of the day, I’m blessed, smiling and still standing.

Abundant blessing and enjoy your weekend!

Your comments or thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

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