Celebrate The Small Things – Focused and All In


Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.
~ Unknown Author ~

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
~ Psalm 1:3 ~

Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

This week, I celebrate being focused and all in with my writing endeavors. (wink)

A heartfelt thank you to friends whose encouragement helped get me “focused” and be “all in” with my writing endeavors. May God bless you big!

Never underestimate the power and positivity of encouragement.

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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

Celebrate The Small Things – Kindness


Caring people help others not because they expect a reward but because it is natural to show kindness.
~ Unknown Author ~

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and her tongue is the law of kindness.
~ Proverbs 31:26 ~

Hello everyone, hope all is well. Happy New Year and welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to the first Friday in 2019, to celebrate the small things.

Never underestimate the power of kindness. Such a little thing that people always remember.

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

Abundant blessings, everyone, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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

Celebrate The Blessing of Being Alive


Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

This week, I celebrate the blessing of being alive. I praise The Lord each day he wakes me up and equips me to faithfully keep moving forward.

Understanding the blessing, of being alive, is a reality to celebrate.

Make it a great day and keep the faith. 

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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

Celebrate Friday Humor


Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

It’s been a long week. TGIF! This week, I celebrate Friday humor. Circus. Get it? (wink)

Have a great weekend and keep the faith.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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

Celebrate Moments of Spontaneous Joy


Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

Today, I celebrate moments of spontaneous joy. Praise The Lord.

I’m off schedule today regarding posting.

A good and unexpected massage after a manicure, dinner and good conversation with a friend, having a jam session in my car listening to my favorite music, were my moments of spontaneous joy. I had the best time. (wink)

Have a great weekend and keep the faith.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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

Celebrate One Another Scriptures


Hello friends. (smile) Thank God, It’s Friday. Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

I enjoyed my break. Thank you to my old and new friends that visited while I took a break. I appreciate that. It was a pleasant surprise. I’ll be visiting to catch up this weekend. (wink)

This week, I celebrate one another scriptures. One another. You and me, us and we with The Lord. Powerful and a beautiful thing to behold.

The power of sharing, especially those times, when we need it most. Praise The Lord.

Keep the faith (KTF) and enjoy your Friday.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord. Enjoy your weekend!

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate The Power of Words


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

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
~ Proverbs 16:23-24 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Happy Friday! Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.

This week, I celebrate the power of words.

Whether positive or negative, words have the power to build up or tear down.

Make it a great day.

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

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

Celebrate Faith


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

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
~1 Corinthians 2:5 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Wahoo, TGIF! Hope all is well in your world.

Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another Friday, where we celebrate the small things.

Lexa, my prayers are with you. Hope you’re feeling better.

This week, I celebrate sharing encouraging thoughts on faith. Faith is a spiritual fruit of the spirit.

It’s a beautiful thing to have and live life by faith. Even faith, the size of a mustard seed is powerful.

Faith, aligned with the will of God, speak things into existence.

Faith that trust and believe, in the faithfulness, of God, is a lifeline in challenging times. I’m a witness.

Faith, to renew the mind, brings freedom from torment.

Faith to forgive, frees the mind to release and let go.

I wouldn’t be me without an acrostic (wink)

Faith to conquer fear, changes everything.

Faith is walking through the fiery furnace  (the circus) and coming out stronger. Praise The Lord.

Faith is knowing, current situations are temporary.

Faith is believing for that job, that mate, that child, that house, that healing, that book, that ____________( fill in the blank).

Faith is thanking God, while waiting on the manifestation.

Have faith and enjoy your day. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

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

Celebrate Hashtag # No More Stress


Making the choice to say no more stress requires faith and trust in The Lord, Jesus Christ through all things daily.
~ Ann V. Friend ~

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
~ Jeremiah 17:7-8 ~

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. This week, I share encouragement, to keep the faith, whether standing, sitting or squatting, be strong and wait on The Lord, because victory does come. Praise The Lord.

I also celebrate “hashtag #no more stress“. (wink) It’s a process.

Stress is cumulative.
Stress is energy draining.
Stress is not good for our health.
Stress is sleepless nights.
Stress is ____________(fill in the blank).

No more stress, the things that push our buttons.
No more stress, the little darlings that test our patience.
No more stress, the environment that’s unhealthy.
No more stress, the ebb that just won’t flow.
No more stress, ____________(fill in the blank).

Ain’t life grand, in situations, where we chose no more stress. (wink)

Making the choice no more stress brings an inner calmness and strength deep enough to know The Lord equips us to persevere and yield spiritual fruit in the process.

Making the choice no more stress is a life changing attitude.

Making the choice no more stress is wisdom to adjust.

Making the choice no more stress is emotionally healthy.

Hashtag #no more stress, robs the thief. How about that! (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends to enjoy your hashtag #no more stress weekend, because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (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 A Blessed Week

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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)

I celebrate a blessed week, kept the faith, and all was well in my world. (grin) Praise The Lord.

Abundant blessings and enjoy your weekend. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

Celebrate The Small Things, 3 July 2015


Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feelings after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
~ 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 as we celebrate the small things this week.

This week, I give glory to God for faith and courage to be different. (smile)

I now understand and appreciate balance. All things can bring balance. All things can bring change.

God made us different. Each of us bring gifts and talents that help and bless one another.

Every experience, walked or crawled through, becomes an entry to our resume of life achievements. Experience builds a ministry to bless others.

Sharing our resume can bless someone who may not know the next step or need encouragement to take that leap of faith.

Nothing is more powerful than realizing some experience on our resume, can bring comfort or help to someone.  What a blessing.

For every negative, there is a positive.

So this week, I celebrate faith and courage to be different with a smile, having the day off and receiving my last poetry assignment.

Wahoo, something to do. (wink)

Blessings, my friends, to have a safe and wonderful 4th of July. (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate The Small Things, 5 June 2015


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

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
~ Psalm 139:14 ~

Hello friends (smile) It’s a beautiful thing to know the love of God, His faithfulness, and His mercy and His grace. Praise The Lord. (smile)

Today, join me in celebrating that we are loved unconditionally and the praise of being fearfully and wonderfully made in His image.

I celebrate the blessing of grace and strength He provides, to keep the faith, to walk and sometimes crawl through the ebbs and flows, of life and the circus, as I run the race. Thank you Lord.

Friends, from my heart to yours, I celebrate your continued support of my writing and blogging efforts. Thank you with {{hugs}}

It is my prayer of faith that God blesses each of you in a mighty way.

Abundant blessings, my friends and enjoy your day! (smile)

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments.

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate The Small Things, 29 May 2015

It isn’t always necessary to achieve great things. Sometimes, just surviving is a great achievement.
~ Author Unknown ~

And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~

Hello friends. (smile) I extend a special smiling shout out to Lexa and co-hosts because we’re blessed to see another Friday to celebrate the small things. (wink)

Praise The Lord.

I pray you’re doing well. (smile)

I was back at the circus this week. Wahoo, something to do. (wink)

I celebrate surviving a brutal week, through prayer and keeping the faith.

Thank God for his mercy and grace that helped to endure things and stuff, as well as, the X and Y moments.

I celebrate the spiritual fruit within, faith, long suffering and temperance. Each grew by the grace of God.

Finally, I celebrate the smiles and laughter, among friends and co-workers, during this brutal week. We survived and are still standing.

Wahoo, we made it. God blessed us big!

How about you, how was your week?

Feel free to share your thoughts.

Blessings, my friends and enjoy your weekend. (smile)

© afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate The Small Things, 1 May 2015

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
~ Anonymous ~

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

Hello friends. (smile) This week, I celebrate quite a few little things…….

Keeping the faith, at the circus, with God’s amazing grace.
Appreciating, MiniMe, who blessed me with cookies yesterday.
Completing the A to Z Challenge.

Meeting awesome and talented writers.
Thankful for friends and writers who help me grow.
Blessing enemies gets easier by the grace of God. Praise The Lord.

Everyday, things may not go as planned; kudos for trying. (wink)

Blessings and enjoy your weekend and just keep the faith! (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.