My favorite thought


Rejoice in His name and not in your circumstances.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Who are we missing?

                Last night I saw this short video that won the adult catalog 2013 Short Film Contest Winner and just had to share it and how it brings up questions that we need to be asking starting with Who are we missing?


video


                   What are we missing out of? Not just some adorable babies, not just daughters, sons, granddaughters, grandsons, nieces, nephews, cousins... We are missing over 55 million people who could change the world for the better; we are missing doctors, scientists, presidents, business owners, teachers... Who knows what these children could of became. Maybe we would have the cure of cancer or other diseases, maybe we would have another musical genius like Beethoven or Mozart, maybe another fantastic artist Micheal Angelo, Or inventors like Leonardo Da Vinci, or academic genius like Einstein. Think about what we are missing. We are missing a lot we are missing our future! Now that you know what we are missing, speak out, pass on, when you change your mind, you want others to realize what we are missing too. The answer to the question, What are we missing? is that we are missing BLESSINGS!! Let's not miss any more! Let's save our BLESSINGS!!

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, 
the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them."
 - Psalm 139:13-16  


             If you have not see 180movie, check it out at http://180movie.com/ it will rock your world!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Friends are a blessing!!

              I am so grateful to my loved ones, some come in the way of family, others come in the way of friends; no matter what way they come I am overflowingly blessed. Oh how I appreciate all those I am blessed with. You never know who you have touched, so just love and pray for others. You may never know, though if someone has blessed you let them know. It means so much to hear that you were a blessing to others. Let me tell you that I am so appreciative of all the ones I have been blessed with.It has been said that "some people come into your life as a blessing and others come into your life as a lesson". Well you still be thankful for those you learn a lesson from for that is a blessing. Being appreciative of the lesson does not mean that you like the trial you learned the lesson from. Being grateful that something good came out of something negative, that is always a good thing.



                  It's amazing to me that God can use anything for good: no matter what it is, the good, the bad, the terrible and the ugly. He is so cool like that!
 
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose."

-Romans 8:28 (NIV)
 
                 You know it is amazing how and when many people come into my life; God has some excellent timing for sure, for sure!! I know that it was not by accident that you have come into my life and so glad our friendship doesn't come with a charge; for I could never afford you.  Thank you for all that you have done for me, it is so appreciative beyond words can express.
 


"A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need."
-
Proverbs 17:17


          My prayer for you...
             
         I love you my friends no matter
how, when and why we met,
I am so blessed that we did!!
LOVE YOU!!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

It's all about meeting in the middle...




         There is this short video called, "It's not about the nail", that is so funny and real thought provoking on how we as women and men see things. This video makes fun of both sides and shows how we both can be so stubborn. We just need to meet in the middle sometimes; give in and let him try to fix it or give in and just listen to her. I got such a kick out of it, thought you would too and just wanted to share it will y'all too. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I am not giving up the fight, am I just choosing on what to fight over.

           I love love love technology and so grateful to be in this day and age though I am no computer whiz; I do really appreciate the ability to type faster than I can write as well as type into the Google bar and hit search on anything I would like to learn about. I absolutely love that I can keep in contact with loved ones within an instant with the strike of a few keys. I have also been a part of social media and I have loved it especially facebook, some times even too much! lol!
 

           Some people say they don't understand why I closed my account. Though I don't expect them to understand but just to respect my choice. Some of you may know I am going through some trying times and I feel that I need a break. So I took a few days off and when I came back it was soon back to the negativity and frustration. I know that me and many of my loved ones do not see eye to eye on many things, which I completely understand and accept. Though I think that some times it is easier to heal with not so much input from others. Please do not think I do not love ya or care since I closed my facebook account. Please know that I appreciate your calls, your messages, and your concern. I still very much would love to hear from you and keep in contact so, please stop by, call, write, text, and email. If you have a blog please send me a link for I would love to see it. I just need to focus on other things than facebook right now and need to press forward. One of my favorite quotes is by Helen Keller, who is a major over comer.


"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."
Helen Keller (June, 1880 - June, 1968)


            I am not giving up, I am just letting go. I am not giving up the fight, am I just choosing on what to fight over. I am focusing on my Rock, Jesus, my Bebe and me.


 "Then Jesus said, 
"Come to me, 
all of you who are weary 
and carry heavy burdens, 
and I will give you rest." 
- Matthew 11:28


           Just trusting in Him and His word, for He is all I have. When you realize He is all you have you come to realize that He is all you need. He will carry you when you need it, He will give you strength when ask, He will overflow your cup with peace that goes beyond understanding. God's peace to you and yours. Love ya!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

...through the storm... i will rise!

           A friend of mine asked me, "why does God allow these [bad] things to happen"? If we are honest, I think we have all asked that question. I think that we question God and His motives when we are going through the storm. We wonder why God would allow such things and events. I use to believe the old saying, "God will only gives you what you can handle". I no longer believe that because, I cannot handle the storm; nor do I want to, we cannot handle anything without Him. I have realized that God gives me more than I can handle so I will lean on Him. God does not say, just believe in yourself. He says Trust in Me!

Proverbs 3:5
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;"

John 14:1
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me" (-Jesus).

It is not with us all things all possible it is with HIM ALL things are possible.

Philippians 4:13
"
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."


        He is the One and the Only One that can handle my storms. He is teaching me lessons that I would not learn any other way and/or did not learn any other way. Truly this storm has taught me that I am not the master of this ship and nor do I want to be. GOD, Himself is the Master of my ship - my life and I only want Him to be in charge. I will man the deck and the sails when told. GOD has perfect timing and perfect knowledge so I am going to listen the Master Captain. He is the Captain of my vessel, Shepherd of this lost sheep, Life Guard of this drowning victim, He is My Boss - The BOSS!

         
      Through the dark valleys and the high peaks He is with me, I will never be alone; through the rockin waves and when I lose my focus He is there to save me when I call.


 Psalms 46:1
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

         Remember we we feel crushed and feel we cannot go on He is your refuge and strength and is always there when you need Him. When we are overwhelmed and feeling weak He is with us ALWAYS!

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Matthew 11:28
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Matthew 28:20
"
...surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


            No matter how dark the valleys get He is always there, wanting us to lean on Him and His word for comfort and strength. So grateful we can trust Him and His word for we can trust His character. So glad that I realize that it is not about me being worthy but me having faith in Him and Only in Him (Romans 3). It's ALL about FAITH in the ONE who can SAVE no matter what our storm is or how big! Praise the LORD i don't have to do this on my own, i have some to walk through the storm with me and HE will not even leave me (Hebrews 13:5) through the storm no matter how big or bad it gets i will rise ALL because HE is my strength and my comfort!





References and pictures:

Jesus saving Peter - http://www.christ-jesus-is-lord.com/christ-jesus-sitting-on-his-throne.html/2_religious_1-132631

Psalm 23 - http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoKxptq9Rum4AG7aJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3F_adv_prop%3Dimage%26va%3DPsalm%2B23%26fr%3Dchr-greentree_ff%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D1&w=500&h=500&imgurl=www.letuspraytoday.com%2Fpsalm23large.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.letuspraytoday.com%2Fpsalms.htm&size=56.8KB&name=%3Cb%3EPsalm+23%3C%2Fb%3E&p=Psalm+23&oid=147dd25ba6035a6061f7f7242b6abf43&fr2=&fr=chr-greentree_ff&tt=%3Cb%3EPsalm+23%3C%2Fb%3E&b=0&ni=21&no=1&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=1181oq2nc&sigb=13dqmr54s&sigi=1179u7mua&.crumb=ATl7tvIAJR6&fr=chr-greentree_ff