Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

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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Contentment While Waiting

This post was originally published on 2 January 2015 and updated on 6 December 2018.

Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
~ Harry Hepner ~

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 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.
~ Philippians 4:10-12 ~

Hello everyone, hope all is well. I apologize, am experiencing WordPress challenges.

Contentment is a good habit to acquire. To be content while waiting is endurance. It’s even more powerful, to do, by faith.

A season, of anything, can be challenging. Waiting can be brutal. Here’s the beautiful thing, seasons are temporary and waiting builds patience.

That thing, that stuff or that Y is temporary. Until it serves its purpose, it will be around. Keep in mind, it will be different for everyone. Similar, yet different.

Have faith. Be content. Have patience. Have self-discipline. Part of the process.

The ability to find contentment comes when the focus is on God and the blessings that He provides.

The ability to find contentment comes when we realize it is, what it is. Adapt and adjust by casting your cares, to the Lord, can work wonders.

It’s liberating to free the mind from angst that amounts to nothing. Put “it” at the foot, of the cross and be content until we can walk through it. Keep the faith.

We may still fail a test moment; praise God for His mercy and His grace because at the end, of the day, we’re still standing!

This WordPress challenge is validation to be content while I figure out the issue. How about that.

Abundant blessings, my friends, as we acquire the habit of contentment, by faith, while waiting for our break through. Praise The Lord!

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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

IWSG Five Objects in My Writing Space


Hello everyone, hope all is well. Welcome Alex and December Co-Hosts:  J.H. Moncrieff, Tonja Drecker, Patsy Collins, and Chrys Fey! to the first Wednesday, of the month, where The Insecure Writer’s Group (IWSG) share all about writing.

OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: What are five objects we’d find in your writing space?

You would find encouraging clutter, things to write about on colorful sticky notes, a laptop and IPAD, three bibles and reference material, and a place to sit my Dr. Pepper, in my peaceful and faithful writing space.

Sometimes, my writing space is mobile. (smile)

Wishing Happy Holidays and see you in the New Year! (wink)

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.

Psalm 63 – God Satisfies

Hello and hope all is well. I’ve mentioned before that I love the Book of Psalms. I find comfort and peace in the Book of Psalms.

There are sixteen scripture references, to Psalm 63, shared for your reading pleasure:

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God.
~ Psalm 42:2 ~

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
~ Psalm 84:2 ~

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
~ Psalm 27:4 ~

Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
~ Psalm 69:16 ~

Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
~ Psalm 28:2 ~

I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
~ Psalm 104:33 ~

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
~ Psalm 36:8 ~

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
~ Psalm 71:23 ~


Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
~ Psalm 4:4 ~

I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
~ Psalm 16:7 ~

An evil disease say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
~ Psalm 42:8 ~

Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
~ Psalm 18:35 ~

Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
~ Psalm 40:14 ~

Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
~ Psalm 55:15 ~

Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
~ Deuteronomy 6:13 ~

I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
~ Isaiah 45:23 ~

Abundant blessings, 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.

Acrostic on Making A Difference

What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.
~ Unknown Author ~

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
~ 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well. My thoughts on making a difference.

Sometimes, making a difference comes down to giving and acts of kindness.

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

Acrostic on Peace of Mind

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
~ Author Unknown ~

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
~ John 16:33 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Hope all is well. Sharing my thoughts on peace of mind. We always have a choice. Positive or Negative.

I work in a pressure cooker environment that I like to call the circus. It pays the bills and provides food to microwave. (wink)


Peace of mind is a blessing. Praise The Lord.

My faith and trust, in The Lord, provides peace of mind for the pressure cooker environment that pays my wages.

I thank God for the gift of encouragement and sharing my faith in creative ways.

I’m just a humble friend sharing life experiences from a different perspective.

Keep the faith and peace of mind to have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

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.

Acrostic on Criticism

You learn from both positive and negative experiences.
~ 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) Happy Wednesday! Hope all is well.

My encouraging thought today sees criticism from a positive perspective.

The beautiful thing about creativity is there are no limits. It’s why I love creating acrostics. The power of words. (wink)

Life situations give both positive and negative experiences.

Either grow or remain stuck. Internalize or let go. The choice is ours.

My acrostic, on criticism, chooses to defeat negative thoughts that arise during constant criticism. Do it, by faith.

Make it a great 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

Acrostic on It Is, What It Is

Hello friends. (smile) Happy Monday, hope all is well.

Another acrostic filled with various scriptures that spell out it is, what it is.

A positive perspective using God’s Word.

Make it a great day by faith. (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

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