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Archive for Celebrate The Small Things

Celebrate Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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If your heart is full of love; you’ll always have something to give.
~ Unknown Author ~

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
~ Jeremiah 31:3 ~

Hello friends (smile)  TGIF! Welcome Lexa and co-host, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another week to celebrate the small things.
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Celebrate yesterday, today and tomorrow, by remembering, God’s everlasting love.

It’s unconditional and never fails.

Embrace it and have a blessed and wonderful day. (wink).

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Strength Deeply Rooted


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 ~

Blessed is the man that trusted 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 week to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well and you’re keeping the faith. (wink)  Praise The Lord, I was able to post on time.  Wahoo.

This week, I celebrate strength deeply rooted. I love the Oak Tree Poem and today’s scripture.  Both helped me crawl through back-to-back seasons while praying round the clock.

The little things we share, build up, soften the rough edges, give a different perspective, show kindness, a virtual {{hug}} ______________________(fill in the blank), contribute to strength deeply rooted.

There are times, inspiration and encouragement comes when needed most.

It’s through the rough times, those fiery furnace moments, to learn and understand strength deeply rooted.

It’s putting on the full armour of God, praying the Word, having faith and trust in the Lord, to endure the mighty wind that blows.    Thank you, Lord, your loving faithfulness comforts and sustains.  

Like unexpected challenges, in life, it’s a process to develop strength deeply rooted.  It’s experience to sustain the mighty wind that blows.  

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just does everything by faith. Enjoy your day and your weekend.

Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Whoops


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

Hope all is well in your world. Praise The Lord that I’m back to blogging.

I forgot how demanding it can be to come up with something to post and run out of time. Whoops.

This week, I celebrate whoops. Couldn’t think of anything specific to write. So I reblogged a few days. Whoops.

I was overwhelmed with writing this week. Whoops.

Now I get to develop and organize a blogging schedule with topics.

Wahoo, something to do this weekend. Bare with me as I get it together by faith. (wink)

Whoops make me laugh each day to get rid of the angst. LOL

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord. Enjoy your weekend.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Mar 2013 to present.

Celebrate Perseverance


Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
~ Victor Hugo ~

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulations worketh patience; and patience, experience, and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
~ Romans 5:1-5 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to celebrate the small things. Hope all is well in your world.

Life. The ebbs and flows. The Y moments. The circus shenanigans. The lost of a someone. Health concerns or _________ fill in the blank. Ever had a moment where you thought life is not fair?

Although life can be unfair, it is, what it is. Don’t get stuck.

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 ~

This week, I celebrate perseverance and how things always work out in its proper time. Praise The Lord.

Perseverance is powerful when we realize all experiences get us there. Praise The Lord.

Progressing (keeps moving forward)
Encouraging (motivated by I can do this)
Renewing (changes our past thoughts)
Strongest (deep inner strength from above)
Enduring (learns from past experience to prepare for the present)
Visualizing (faith to believe in what we can’t see)
Empowering (validated by how far we come)
Recognizing (yes, been there, done that)
Achieving (deliverance through grace)
Noting (in time, we’ll make it through)
Changing (better than yesterday)
Experiencing (teaches something. It’s a process of life events)

Experience with the faithfulness of God, through our relationship with the Lord. He never leaves us, nor forsakes us is perseverance.

Experience with casting our cares is perseverance.

Experience with faith through all things is perseverance.

Experience with showing mercy and grace is perseverance.

Experience with forgiveness is perseverance.

Experience with seeing another perspective is perseverance.

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

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Mar 2013 to present.

Celebrate Inner Strength


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 ~

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
~ Ephesians 6:10 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

Hope all is well in your world. This week I celebrate inner strength.

To God, be the glory.

Inner strength to endure. Inner strength to go the distance. Inner strength that the joy of the Lord is my strength.

To experience, the joy of the Lord strength is comforting when crawling or walking through challenging times.

To have inner strength through Y moments is powerful, encouraging and faith in action. (wink) Praise The Lord.

The ability to keep moving forward is inner strength.
The ability to weather storms is inner strength.
The ability to adjust in any environment is inner strength.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

Enjoy your weekend!

As always, your thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Abundantly Blessed


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

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
~ John 10:9-10 ~

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. This week was rough. Sometimes, looking from a different perspective is a blessing. Why be or stay negative. Praise The Lord for faith and hope.

I believe that abundantly blessed is a state of mind. It took awhile to find a positive spin for such a ugly week.

Abundantly blessed to see the week from a different perspective. (wink)

The power of self encouragement can break old habits.

The choice, to keep moving forward, when challenged is a blessing.

The choice, to speak positive or turn the other cheek during a Y moment is a blessing.

The choice, to trust God, through uncertainty is a blessing. Praise The Lord.

Abundantly blessed is thankful and grateful for the things that matter.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

Enjoy your weekend!
 
As always, your thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

Celebrate Recovering From The Flu


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. This week, I celebrate recovering from the flu. No witty words or winks. I’m just grateful I’m feeling better. Rest and fluids.

Praise The Lord.

Abundant blessings, my friends because the just does everything by faith. Praise The Lord.

Enjoy your weekend!
 
As always, your thoughts are welcome. (smile)

©afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

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