July 2016 is almost over and there are only 148 days until Christmas. 😀 I spent the evening taking turns reading pages from book 2 of my Autumn Moon series. (Book 1 available Oct 2016) Although book 2 is a full story including an ending, I haven’t made my word count goal yet. BUMMER!! Or is it? Not really. I’ll keep working on it until I’m done.  It’s talking longer to finish than I planned, but as long as I stay focused on the Lord I will finish.

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Not Focused
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Focused

 

Just blogging it out . . . OH and Have a blessed weekend! 😀

P.S. Don’t forget to pray for our country.

 

With all the foolishness going on in the world, I’m so happy to have a peaceful home. There’s no place on earth I’d rather be. I thank God for blessing me with my wonderful husband, Antoine. That’s all.

 

 

card.png Just blogging it out . . . OH and Happy Tuesday Night! 😀

P.S. Don’t forget to pray for our country.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Don’t let this election make you lose focus. When the time comes, cast your vote and have faith in God not man (or woman). Focusing too much on politics may lead you to mourn instead of rejoicing; to curse instead pray; and to complain instead of giving thanks.

Just blogging it out . . . Oh and Happy Monday Night!! 😀

P.S. Verse 17

Pushing The Off Button . . .NOW!

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8,9)

It’s been a busy week . . . busy month actually. Sometimes I find myself thinking too much. LOL God is in control and I will continue to trust Him. Tonight I’m going to push the off button for a change. Good night and be safe.

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Just blogging it out . . .Oh, and Happy Friday Night! 😀

P.S. Keep praying!

Home or Hindered?

Life is full of scary moments that are completely harmless. When I was child living in the Midwest, thunder used to scare me so much I would lie under my blanket practically suffocating. The thunder that started with the crackling sound like the earth was being ripped apart would send me under my bed. LOL No matter how many times my mother told me thunder was harmless, I was still afraid of it.

Today, a big bugasaurus flew into my car while I was driving. Okay, it was a big o blue beetle. It freaked me out. I safely pulled over the first chance I got. The idea of it landing on me gave me the creeps which made me consider leaving my car. LOL Technically, the bugasaurus was harmless, but I almost allowed it to hinder me. Instead of leaving my car there, I covered my head with a sweater, then drove home. LOL I was still concerned about the bugasaurus landing on me, but I pressed because I wanted to go home. So what’s my point?

As long as we have breath in our bodies, we will run into situations that may freak us out a little bit. We have to think about what’s important and not let harmless situations hinder us. Keep moving forward no matter what. I know my story is a little silly tonight.

Just blogging it out . . . Oh, and Happy Thursday Night!! 😀

P.S. Pray!!

 

On A Lighter Note

I made a decision not spend any money on clothes, shoes, or accessories for one year starting the day after my birthday which was July 12th. The reason for my decision is simply because I don’t need anymore of those things. I really don’t. I’m not in credit card debt and my husband didn’t demand I stop shopping. (Although, I’m sure he appreciates my decision. LOL) It’s definitely going to be a challenge especially since I do the bulk of my shopping online. You can’t visit a site without seeing an advertisement from your favorite stores. Yikes!

I believe this decision will influence me to make more positive changes. So who’s with me? 😀

Just blogging it out . . . OH, and Happy Wednesday Night!

P.S. I’m still praying for this country. Are you?

The Power of Love

Like a lot of couples, Antoine and I were tagged on Facebook to participate in the “Love Your Spouse” challenge. Basically, you post a picture of you and your spouse daily for seven days and tag two couples. We were tagged by four different people, but I’ve been so busy that I kind of ignored the requests until the forth invite. I knew I wouldn’t remember to post pics for seven days, so instead I posted a picture montage with seven photos. The challenge is a fun way to flood the Facebook newsfeed with positive images instead of the negative we’ve seen for the last few weeks.

To me, the “Love Your Spouse” challenge is a small example of how powerful love really is. We have a long way to go as a nation, but if we stay focused on the Lord we can experience peace in the midst of chaos. That of course depends on us. I’m not saying walk around like the world is a perfect place because we all know it isn’t. I’m saying seek the Lord. And let’s not forget 1 Corinthians 13. . .

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

WOW! THE POWER OF LOVE!

Just blogging it out . . . OH, and Happy Tuesday Night!! 😀