Sunshine Blogger Award 5.1.18

Shine, shine, shine! Turn Your Light on! Lord, You are shining so nice and bright!
You have placed my name in the ear of Jessy of FAB: Faith and Books.
She has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! 🙂
Thank you, Jessy! ❤ Me and God love you!

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Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
-Answer the 11 questions asked.
-Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
-List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post


My Questions from Jessy:

1. What is a short-term goal you’d like to share?
serve Christ

2. What is a long-term goal you’d like to share?
serve Christ

3. What is the hardest think you’ve overcome?
childhood

4. What is a song that lifts up your spirits when you are feeling down?
Jesus got ahold of my life and He won’t let me go.
Jesus got into my heart. He got into my soul.
I use to be oh so sad, but now I’m just free and glad
Cause Jesus got ahold of my life and He won’t let me go.
Jesus Got Ahold of My Life, hymn lyrics by Dallas Holm 

5. What is your favorite quote or scripture?
 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
– John 14:18 KJV

6. What do you want people to gain from your blog?
Knowing how much God loves them! ❤

7. What has been a self-development or inspirational book that has motivated you?
The Holy Bible

8. What movie has inspired you?
Jesus of Nazareth

9. What characteristic are you working on to become a stronger or better person?
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
– Hebrews 10:35 KJV
In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
– Proverbs 14:26 KJV

10. What person has inspired you in your life?
Jesus Christ

11. Which of these questions did you dread the most?
question 3


My Questions for the Nominees:

  1. Did you have a favorite teacher?
  2. Do you know how much God loves you?
  3. Where in the world do you live?
  4. What is your blog title?
  5. Do you have a favorite hymn (song)?
  6. What do you enjoy doing?
  7. Who amazes you?
  8. What do you like most about WordPress?
  9. what strenghtens your faith?
  10. When is your birthday month?
  11. Why do you get out of bed in the morning?

My Nominees:

Kristi Ann’s Haven
Brittany Ward Tucker
The Ascender’s Touch
Lonely Blue Boy
Lunarian Thoughts
Fact Based Truth
Mindfump
Those Who Sin Differently
An Unusual Kind of Perfect Life
Giggles & Tales
Unshakable Faith

Congrats to the Nominees! Please do not feel obligated to participate. If you do, no rush! Take all the time you need. I’ll be looking forward to reading your responses!

THANK YOU AGAIN, DEAREST JESSY!
YOU MAKE ME AND GOD SMILE! 🙂

The Inside My Head Tag 5.2.18

Lord, You do amaze me! From one tag to another, You keep filled me opportunities to thank You, praise You, share You, and share with the world Your wonderful love…
for me… and for them! ❤
And You continue to bless our Lovely Anita of Discovering Your Happiness!
Here is another display of creativity in The ‘Inside My Head’ Tag, of which You have whispered in her ear yet again for a nomination. Bless her richly, Lord!
You certainly use her to richly bless me!the-inside-my-head-tagRules:

  • Thank & tag the person that has tagged you.
    Thank you, Miss Lovely! Me and God love you!
  • Attach the tag photo
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag a 10-20 friends.

HERE WE GO:

  • How do I feel at the moment?
    • tired
  • What do I need more in my life?
    • More, more about Jesus, More, more about Jesus;
      More of His saving fullness see, More of His love Who died for me.
      More About Jesus, hymn lyrics by Eliza E. Hewitt
  • What would make me happy right now?
    • restful sleep
  • What is going right in my life?
    • I have Jesus! ❤
  • What am I most grateful for? List 10 things.
    • God
    • Jesus
    • the Holy Spirit
    • my son
    • therapy
    • church
    • God’s Holy Word
    • faith
    • hymns
    • WordPress Family and friends
  • When did I experience joy this week?
    • At the Priscilla Shirer Simulcast at church with Sarah
  • List a small victory/success?
    • finishing the last tag
  • What is bothering me & why?
    • my right hand but don’t know why
  • What are my priorities at the moment?
    • a bite to eat, sleep, make it to tomorrow’s appts
  • What do I love about my self?
    • That I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
  • Who means the world to me & why?
    • Jesus is all the world to me, my life, my joy, my all;
      He is my strength from day to day, without Him I would fall.
      When I am sad, to Him I go, no other one can cheer me so;
      When I am sad, He makes me glad, He’s my Friend.
      Jesus Is All the World to Me, hymn lyrics by Will L. Thompson
  • If I could share one message with the world, what would it be?
    • God loves you! ❤
  • What advice would I give to my younger self?
    • God loves you too! ❤
  • What lesson did I learn this week?
    • No matter how much we may hate our past, God wants to use it to help someone else!
  • If I had all the time in the world, what would I do first?
    • Spend as much alone time with Jesus as I could ❤
      I’d stay in the garden with Him
      Though the night around me be falling,
      But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
      His voice to me is calling.
      And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
      And He tells me I am His own;
      And the joy we share as we tarry there,
      None other has ever known.
      In The Garden, hymn lyrics by C. Austin Miles
  • Whats draining my energy?
    • life
  • What does my ideal morning look like?
    • with Jesus as the first thing on my heart, mind, and lips ❤
  • What does my ideal day look like?
    • Keeping Christ first no matter what! ❤
  • What makes me come alive?
    • the breath of God
  • What/who inspires me the most?
    • Christ ❤
  • Where does my pain originate?
    • from a fallen and imperfect world 😦
  • What are my strengths?
    •  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
      Philippians 4:13 
  • What is something I’ve always wanted, but am too scared to get?
    • For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
      – Romans 7:18
  • What is something I would love to learn?
    • A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.
      – Proverbs 1:5
  • Where would I want to live my ideal life?
    • Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
      – 1 Thessalonian 4:17
  • Where would I like to travel in the next 5 years?
    • wherever the Lord wants
  • What can I do to take better care of myself?
    • the tongue of the wise is health. – Proverbs 12:18
      a faithful ambassador is health – Proverbs 13:17
      Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul,
      and health to the bones. – Proverbs 16:24
      Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health:

      – Acts 27:34
  • What hobbies would I like to try?
    • whatever my Lord asks of me
  • When have I done something that I thought I couldn’t do?
    • The Lord helped me to quit smoking in 1992.
      Praise Him! Praise Him!
      Tell of His excellent greatness.
      Praise Him! Praise Him!
      Ever in joyful song!
      – Praise Him, hymn lyrics by Fanny Crosby
  • At the end of my life, what do I want my legacy to be?
    • Gail loves God ❤

MY NOMINEES:
Romy Ras Certified Life Coach
Emerging From the Dark Night
A Couple of Stars and a Happy Face
Invisibly Me
Pawz & Pray
Princess Blabbermouth
aYoKa
My Life with PTSD & Bipolar
Wrestling with Faith, Dancing with Jesus
A Certain Sign of Grace
Tracing His Goodness
Chibueze’s Blog
An Anonymous Escape from Life
Lebana’s Journal
Brooklyn’s Corner
The Sparkling Suitcase
This Is Life
Rhythm in Life
Hiraa Chaudhry
Lo Shame

PTL and Congrats to all the nominees! Please do not feel obligated to participate. If you do, please don’t worry about rushing. It is never too late to answer! Enjoy it! It is meant to be a blessing, not a burden.
Tag me if you do, so I can read it! I look forward to getting to know you a little more.
God loves you each one!

Thank you again, Lovely A for thinking of me! Me and God love you!

3 Day Quote Challenge 4.27.18 Day 3

Well, Dear Lord, here we are on the last day of the quote challenge… that means this is Day 3 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge that Jessy of FAB: Faith and Books nominated me for.
Bless her, Lord, for her kindness.


The rules for this challenge are:

♣ Thank the person who nominated you.

Thank you, Jessy! Its been a blessing!

 Post a quote for 3 days, and explain why it appeals to you.

♣ Nominate 3 bloggers each day!


Here was Day 1 (John 3:16)
Here was Day 2 (John 14:1-6)
Now here is Day 3 (John 14:27)

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
– John 14:27 KJV

If you read the quote from Day 2 (John 14:1-6), you can see how this verse almost seems to say the same because of the terminology “Let not your heart be troubled,” and you will better understand what I mean as I explain why Day 3 is a life verse for me.
I have been taught and/or believed so many things in my life that when Jesus offered  a peace like nothing else, promised like no one else, my soul was ready for such love! ❤
Everyone always wants to use my fears, my emotions, my compassion, and anything else they can to try to get whatever they want from me, even if they have to resort to false guilt. Jesus wants to give me peace! Not as the world gives it…. with strings attached. Jesus wants to give me His peace. A peace that wants my heart to be trouble free and unafraid! No one ever cared for me like Jesus! ❤

Nominations for Day 3
Reema’s Garden
The Godly Chic Diaries
Leila Grandemange

Anyone who wants to do the quotes, just tag yourself.
Feel free to say I nominated you… because I just did! 😉

Hope you each have a little fun doing your quotes.
I look forward to seeing what inspires you,
and what you like to inspire others with!
God loves you!

3 Day Quote Challenge 4.27.18 Day 2

Lord, it’s time for the 3 Day Quote Challenge that Jessy of FAB: Faith and Books nominated me for.

The rules for this challenge are:
♣ Thank the person who nominated you.
Thank you again, Jessy, for thinking of me with the nomination!
May God richly bless you! ❤
 Post a quote for 3 days, and explain why it appeals to you.
♣ Nominate 3 bloggers each day!

Here was Day 1

Today for Day 2 it is John 13:1-6

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

I learned this somewhere along my teenage years, but more as a way to protect me from evil. Kind of the same way a person is taught to say, “God forbid!” if you didn’t want something to happen that either you just said or heard someone else say. Like a jinx eraser. I didn’t even know the line where Thomas asked Jesus how they would know the way if they didn’t know where He was going. I had learned that if I was scared, to repeat these lines. I have always struggled with a great deal of fear as far back as I can remember. So I said this a lot!
It would not be until I was old enough to read the word for myself with the Holy Spirit as my personal guide that I would understand this was Jesus telling me not to let my heart be troubled, not even with needing any jinx eraser. He was telling me since I believe in God to believe in Him because God is His Father. Back home in heaven, Jesus is preparing a place for me, and coming again to take me to my specially designed home, so I can be where Jesus is, and know the way home! When Thomas was asking if he did not know where Jesus was going, how would he (Thomas) know the way, he was basically asking what we all ask.

If we don’t know or understand the things God does,
how do we know we’re doing things the right way?

Jesus gave Him that reassuring answer, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no many cometh unto the Father but by me.” Jesus was saying follow Him and He would lead us home. Like any Good Shepherd!
I now repeat those words (for all kinds of situations) for comfort, peace, and to allow my mind to hear JESUS speaking to me, not the many things that cloud my mind. And I make sure to include the words of Thomas because they are my chance to ask Jesus, “What if I mess up on knowing how to follow You?” And He gets to tell me, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” So I am reassured to just keep following and trusting Him.

Nominations for Day 2
Alisha’s Words of Wonder
Disletti Decor Destiny
The Cat’s Write

Anyone who wants to do the quotes, just tag yourself.
Feel free to say I nominated you… because I just did! 😉

Hope you each have a little fun doing your quotes.
I look forward to seeing what inspires you,
and what you like to inspire others with!
God loves you!

5.3.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

An update for those helping me pray for Kimberly on her PCT hike:

Kimberly has now hiked 400 miles!31753191_10155233901676035_3468862596113760256_n

I thought I would share more pictures with you this time, as Kimberly has been taking so many awesome pictures. I love the mile marking pictures like above, as well as the feet shots, the sky (especially when it looks like she’s above the clouds, looking like she’s on top pf the world, or when it looks like the sky is on fire), all the trail pics, one pathway that doesn’t look big enough to make room for one foot, a spider caught in its own web, power lines, train tracks, bridges, Kimberly drinking her beloved Sun Drop 😉 , the cliff she and her friends were jumping off of into the water, cool trees, and so much more.
So I leave you with those pictures.

Keep praying!

 

3 Day Quote Challenge 4.27.18 Day 1

Lord, how delightfully fun You are to do things in Your own loving way. I was paying a visit to Jessy of FAB: Faith and Books to let her know I tagged her with a nomination for the This or That Tag, and just after I left the comment I got a reply right back of being nominated for the 3 Day Quote Challenge! So cool! We were tagging each other at the same time! 🙂


The rules for this challenge are:
Thank the person who nominated you.
Thank you, Jessy, for thinking of me with the nomination!
I love how God had that work! 🙂 Me and God love you!
Post a quote for 3 days, and explain why it appeals to you.
♣ Nominate 3 bloggers each day!


Quote for Day 1:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

– John 3:16 KJV

This is a very popular verse. So popular that often times it is intentionally skipped over as trivial or because “everybody knows that one.” It was the first verse I ever learned. I was 6 years old, when Mr. Farlow (the church bus worker from the local church where we would visit when at my grandmother’s house) told me that when I could memorize John 3:16 that he would give me a jump rope.
I knew it by heart the next Sunday… or actually knew it by memory.

You see, what my 6 year old mind heard or understood was…

“This person named God… loved this other person named The World… and that He had a Son. Oh… that’s pretty nice of Him.”

That’s it. That’s all I really got out of it for years. There is no mention of the name of Jesus. Oh yes He is being referred to as the only begotten Son, but one has to know that and understand context. You don’t have that understanding just reading the word if you have never seen it. Especially if you have never read the book. And I had no hope of knowing such a big word like begotten at that age. But once I was old enough to understand salvation and read God’s word myself, having a relationship of my own with God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son, I would remember every single word!
❤ So often it has comforted my soul just to know…

❤ ❤ For God so loved the world! ❤ ❤
❤ ❤ That included me! ❤ ❤

My nominees are:
Splendor In Embers
Sara in LaLaLand
Thriving Under Pressure

Please do not feel obligated to participate.
If you do, no rush. Do it when it is a good time for you!
I would love to see what quotes inspire you,
and or what you use to inspire others with.

Thank you again, Jessy! Me and God love you!