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Grateful

” Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.”  2 Corinthians 3:17

Where to begin with word grateful. Because regardless how bad life can become I can still find things and people to become thankful for. Like my mother, whom I could write volumes about all things she’s done for her children.

Along with my favorite person, I think laughter is something to appreciate. It’s a freeing that lights up the soul and the heart. Yet, another gift from Jehovah-jireh In addition to being redeemable through Jesus Christ.

Is that we, also have the gift of feelings of love, peace , joy and. Community. And yes! Sometimes when we’re upset or over heated with fear, sadness and insecurities , a nice cry can be refreshing and soul cleansing in away.

So , am so grateful to feel and to share those feelings with others. Because, it’s in those moments we let our true spirits shine. We shine what was given to us from above. Those are things  that leave me grateful ….

Big Thanks at Lisa Jo Baker ‘s for hosting a great writing exercise  as: Five Minute Friday Five Minute Friday. Where on friday we write unedited for 5 minutes and  we’re proud to show our mistakes.  If you’d like to join or see what other’s  have written for the word Grateful, click on the icon to join in the fun!!!!!

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Five Minute Friday . Mess

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Mess…..
There could be no other, beautiful mess than a child. Children , that included my young nieces and nephews. Kids I’ v baby sat or volunteered to work with.

Some of those where once young enough to chase around playfully like butterfly’s in flight. That , rest for a moments time . Where i can take notice in those brief moments on how great God creation’s can be. Before it takes flight as sun rays shine through it’s vibrate colors. “Awestruck”

To me it reminds me pretty much of a children, that I’ve ran after, for them to clean off the days joyful moments. Of playing in the mud and catching earthworms. “Yuck!”

Of finger painting, more of the walls than paper, as well as them selves. ” “Give me strength Jesus”

Of arts and craft’s , scattered crayons, glittered encrusted bits of paper fall to a recently clean floor. “Yikes!”

After those moments It’s during those down times those time that they land. After the baths and cleaning what seemed an overwhelming mess. I than look at their joyful and peaceful faces ” Thank The Lord!”

That are snuggled safe in bed, nestled under soon to become ruffled blankets. “Adorable ” smile and relief is felt all at once.

Because, I’m truly thankful to have been blessed of taking care and knowing these tiny mass of innocents and quite time for me! But, regardless of moments of stress and panic I still appreciate the love of children, though I may not have been blessed with my own. It makes having every moment a blissful rarity.

Hello it’s 5Minute Friday at Lisa Jo Baker’s , where we write for five minute today on the prompt word Mess, uninhabited and Un- err- well…. for me Edited.

Five Minute Friday hit this button to join us or read more ~ blessings

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Happy Prayer Day

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Romans 15:5 -6
  “May the God of endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude toward each other, similar to Christ Jesus’ attitude. That way you can glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ together with one voice. So welcome each other, in the same way that Christ also welcomed you, for God’s glory.”

Happy National Prayer Day or… Hum …Evening 🙂

*Photo credits:

* Text from Vrsly made by Walk in love

*Photo:Leah JLyn

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it is what it is

The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord’s Spirit is, There is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

Hi Ya! this is my first post in a couple of months. I’ve been going through some soul searching, as cliche as that sounds. But, it’s  true. Part of my searching  was for professional reasons. Another  was for creative purposes.However, most of it was wanting to live beyond my computer, to experience fully the people that God has blessed me with, undocumented. By, undocumented I mean not yet.

So, will this post  be about those adventures? maybe the next time. No, it’s  going to be about that moment of recollection, when I discovered  Jehovah-jireh‘s plan for me and my creative state. Due to the fact that as a blogger I was trying to fit in, almost everywhere. Specifically, in positive and peaceful forums, that display most art forms.

Which is great. If I didn’t open tons of blog accounts, twitter accounts and websites. I would use them for writing endeavors. But to much ado, I might have appeared a bit schizophrenic. Furthermore insincere.

As  I’d, pop up liking and commenting on everyone’s post. In order to be “like’d” back and recognized.  It was becoming cumbersome for me to keep up, though my efforts were being paid back. However, I had to stop!

I needed to step back and recognize what I was doing.  Which is, I was writing more for people to like me. Because, I wanted my blog to become popular. I wanted more followers than me and my best friend?

But what I really wanted was a blog that was uplifting , encouraging and loved! I want people to identify with me. And, I want to empathize with others? So, how could I do that and use my love for God ? Along with my experiences?

I discovered I can do that by using one blog,. That would be written by a faith based Christian writer,  photographer, crochter and etc :)))) Who, wants to share what shines upon my soul and days with unconditional love. For that reason, am quite okay, about less likes. Because, I have them, already.
That encourages me to encourage others to do the same.

Because, I have discovered, that if someone stops following me or “liking” any of my work, because of faith. Than I can only concluded, I have been judged, and that saddens me. Especially, when I like everyone who’s creative and respectful  with their talents.

Well,  with that said I can only pray continually, that we can all respect and identified with each other on some level. Right?

Until that time , May Jehovah-jireh in the name of Jesus Christ Bless you all. Also remember if no one “likes” or visits your blog , that, God “likes”  and Loves your faith based creativities in the name of Jesus Christ. So, lets keep up it!!!!! Peace

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Insecurities molding me.

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2 Corinthians 12:9 continued ~ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

I’m writing this post , because I  have been influenced by a devotional book I’ve read: Made to Crave by: Lyse TerKeust . It has a sister book by the same name.

However, this post is based on a quote I found on day 3’s thought of the day, which is:

“We were made for more! More than this failure…more than this cycle…more than being ruled by our taste buds, body image, rationalizations, and guilt. We were made for victory. Sometimes we just have to find our way to that truth. ~ Lysa TerKeurst

As, an imperfectly made person, whose body weight is a few pounds over. I also don’t  have marketable skin tone, features or hair. Further more my  feet are way to big for my body. That I have to careful of what I put on my feet. Least, I look like a cat walking in boots :)))) Those are just a few flaws that ail me. I have others, such as, human emotions where my words can mirror them,  when I don’t  put them in check.

So,  I’m amazed, that in our Heavenly Father’s eyes I’m beautiful and through Jesus Christ my transgressions are forgiven. This Gives me the opportunity to forgive myself and humble myself to whom I may have offended and start a brand new day.

It is for that leisure that I felt Lysa’s  quote in  my soul. As the Verse from  2 Corinthians 12:9 heals my soul as my insecurities try to mold me.  So, I must stay strong.

Have a Blessed Sunday evening and may our prayers of a peace of mind be answered ~ Amen

* I will try to post something every Sunday!