Liebster Award 12.31.18

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through and steal:
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
-Matthew 6:19-21 AKJV

Lord, You have sent me a treasure from You that I will be able to give back to You… a crown to lay at Your feet. That is how I see Your whispering to Stu of Something to Stu Over to nominate me for the Liebster Award. Not because of the material value that can be deleted, and seen as something to brag about. This blog is Yours, and ANY glory it receives is ALL YOURS!
Thank You for the fellowship with my brother in Christ. Bless him in his blog, his ministries, his family, and in his own personal walk with You.

Thank you, Stu, for thinking of me with the kind nomination!
Thank You for the opportunity to share with others!
Thank you for allowing me another opportunity
to praise our heavenly Father! God loves you, brother!
🙂

The rules:
Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award.
Answer 11 questions that the blogger gave you.
Give 11 random thoughts about yourself.
Nominate 11 other bloggers and notify them of their nomination.
Ask your nominees 11 questions.
“This award is meant to encourage new bloggers. From The Global Aussie: “The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”

Stu’s Questions for Me:
1. What is your greatest fear?
disappointing my Jesus 😦
2. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
to give my heart and soul to Jesus ❤
3. Do you prefer wild game, such as deer, rabbit and squirrel or do you prefer “domesticated” like cow and chicken?
domesticated
4. What was your favorite toy as a child?
I really don’t remember any toys other than coloring books & crayons my granddad use to buy me, and a small Pillsbury Dough Doll that the head came off of but would still do the famous giggle if you pushed his belly.
The doll thing was strange and I really wasn’t into dolls, so I’ll go with coloring books & crayons.
Oh wait! The Lord is reminding of a jump rope I earned when I was 6 years old by memorizing John 3:16 for a church bus driver! Mr. Farlough challenged me to learn it and I knew it by the next time he picked me up. It would be a few years before I really understood it, but it stayed with me for life! (the verse not the rope 😉 ) ❤
5. What is your favorite past time activity?
spending alone time with God ❤
6. What’s your most embarrassing moment?
too embarrassing to mention (Thank You, Lord, for discretion!)
7. What is your most memorable moment?
learning about my precious Jesus at 8 yrs old ❤
and being baptized just weeks later ❤
8. Do you agree that dating after marriage is vital to the nurturing of your relationship?
While it can have an important and helpful role for some, I do not think it is vital to nurture a relationship. Keeping Christ first and center is most important for nurturing a relationship.
9. What is your favorite board game?
Sorry
10. What is your New Year’s resolution?
I have no resolutions. My goal is the same every day… to tell everyone of my wonderful Jesus, and how much God loves them so! ❤
11. What are your expectations for 2019?
I have none. Only God knows what He will bring my way each day.

11 Things About Myself
1. I love my Jesus! ❤
2. I am homesick for heaven! ❤
3. I am homesick for God! ❤
4. I am grateful for the Holy Ghost! ❤
5. I’m homesick for the place Jesus went away to prepare for me! ❤
6. I am grateful for the fellowship God gives me on WordPress! ❤
7. I am grateful for salvation! ❤
8. I am grateful for mercy! ❤
9. I am grateful for grace! ❤
10. I am grateful for faith! ❤
11. I am grateful for my son! ❤

My Nominees:|
Athena Johnson
Have Fun With God
E.G. Paint Studio
The Truth Will Set You Free
My Thoughts Exactly
The Daily Firefly
Hayley Boden
Daily Bible Bytes
The Precious Heart
Raysa’s Ramblings
Becoming the Oil and the Wine
Racheal’s Novels

Questions for the Nominees:
1. Do you know how much God loves you?
2. What color(s) did you wear today?
3. Do you have something I could pray over?
4. What season is it now where you live?
5. Do you have a favorite hymn?
6. What are you holding in your hand right now?
7. How would you define kindness?
8. Who inspires you?
9. Who did you last text?
10. How do you find your happiness?
11. Do you know how much God loves you?
(It’s worth repeating!)

Congratulations to the nominees!
Please do not feel obligated to participate.
If you do, no rush. Do in your time and your way!
Let me know if you do so I can read it! 🙂 God loves you! ❤

Versatile Blogger Award 11.27.18

” Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” 
– Philippians 4:4 KJV –

How many times, Father God, You have given me to rejoice… time and time again! Here is another blessing to rejoice, and to praise You as You have whispered my name to dear Julia of The Father’s Girl and author of I Can’t Hear You to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award.  versatile-blogger-award

God bless you, Julia! You have such a tender heart for the Lord.
And such a beautiful blog that shows that love!
Thank you for the nomination! God loves you! ❤


Here are the rules for the award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Include a link to their blog in your post.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers of your choosing to keep spreading the love.

7 Facts About Myself:
1. I met Jesus when I was 8 years old.
2. Molly introduced me to Him at the altar.
3. I was baptized a few weeks later.
4. Ralph Sexton Sr. (aka Poppy) baptized me.
5. God made me His writer when I was 9 years old.
6. I asked God for a child to give back to Him.
7. God honored that prayer.

Nominations:
Fractured Faith Blog
(author of Homeless Jesus)

Lebana’s Journal
(author of Haiku Is Love)

Kristi Ann’s Haven
(author of Jesus – Yeshua Christ is KING of kings, LORD of lords)

Family By Faith
(author of Sorrows Removed)

PsiHub
(author of Can An Algorithm Stop Suicide?)

Jesus, Coffee, and Books
(author of His Encouragement #5)

Life’s Fine Whine
(author of My Scary Experience)

Life With Jesus
(author of Even In The Mess)

Simply Chronically Ill
(author of Hope)

Frank Solanki
(author of The Child In You)

CHRISTian Poetry
(author of Jesus The True Light)

Educated Unemployed Indian
(author of
Dear Unemployment: An Open Letter to an Imaginary Acquaintance)

Speak For The Unspoken
(author of Redeemed and Rested)

Indians Abroad Desi Vidash Me
(author of Tears & Laughter)

Navigate My Recovery
(author of Why Hire a Life Coach, Counselor, or Therapist?)

A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse
(author of…
     Added Pain
     Guilt and Shame
     Speechless
     Predators
    The Role of Faith)

Congratulations to the nominees!
Please do not feel obligated to participate.
I know some of you are award free blogs. That’s okay.
I am sharing with you opportunities to rejoice also!
If you do participate, no rush.
Please let me know if you do post
so that I may read and rejoice with you!
God loves you! ❤

Sunshine Blogger Award 11.21.18

“But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”
– Proverbs 4:18 KJV

How I believe in Your word, Lord, when I think of having You with us every day of our life. No matter matter how dark our days can be, and our eyes dimmed by that darkness, Your Light shines to us and through us. Just as You have shined a little of Your Light my way through leading Stu of Something to Stu Over nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Keeping shining Your Light his way, Lord. sunshine-blogger-awardThank you, Stu, for sharing a little of His Light!
May the Lord keep His Light shining
in every area of your life, family, ministry,
and everything He gives!
God loves you!

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.
Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.

 

Stu’s Questions For Me:

1. How do you spread rays of sunshine outside of the blogging world?
Telling as many people as I can how much God loves them! ❤

2. By looking at your all-time stats, what are your readers favorite two posts?
Among the top 25 post that are about awards… the top 2 personal posts were:
Thanking God for Failed Relationships and Happy 26th Smoke Free Anniversary

3. What are you two favorite posts, either something you have written or something that touched your heart from another blogger?
My two favorites are Me and God and Love of My Life – I Am His Song

4. What is your favorite faith based film?
Jesus of Nazareth

5. What is your favorite verse in the Bible and why?
It’s hard to choose just one… but a life verse for me is
“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

6. If given the chance and the trip was free, would you go to outer space for a month? Why or why not?
Yes! Let’s fly! 🙂

7. What about writing is the hardest for you personally?
Reading my own writing out loud to others.

8. Could you see yourself as a missionary?
We are all missionaries called to share the news of God’s love.

9. If you had the chance to go on any mission trip where would you love to go?
Australia where the Hongs and Deatricks are already there serving 🙂

10. What is you favorite season of the year and why?
Spring… It starts to get warm enough to ride with the windows down, the wind blows in my hair, and I love seeing, hearing, and smelling all of God’s beauty!

11. Is there a specific topic that you have wanted to write about but haven’t yet? And if so, what is it?
Yes. Human trafficking.

NOMINEES:

  1. Bill of Unshakable Hope
  2. RENEW
  3. Tasha of Pain Warrior Code
  4. Becka of The Reclaimed Life
  5. Stella of Giggles & Tales
  6. Phoebe of Phoebe, MD: Medicine & Poetry
  7. Aishwarya of Eclipsed Words
  8. Sam of Peacock Poetry
  9. Bible Blogger: Daily Bible Bytes For You
  10. Choosing Joy
  11. Payte of Paytej

My Questions for the Nominees:

  1. Do you know how much God loves you?
  2. Do you have a favorite bible verse?
  3. What do you like to do on a sunny day?
  4. What is your favorite hobby?
  5. What season is it where you live?
  6. Do you have something I could pray for you?
  7. How long have you been blogging?
  8. Do you have a favorite hymn?
  9. What do you like to blog about?
  10. Is there an award you have not won that you would like?
  11. Do you know how much God loves you?
    (It’s a very important question. 🙂 )

Congratulations to the nominees!
Please don’t feel obligated to participate.
If you do, no rush. Do in your time and your way.
And please let me know so I may read it. 🙂
Just sharing a little of His Light and Love.

God loves you!

Versatile Blogger Award 11.22.18

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights,
with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
– James 1:17 KJV

Lord, while You brought James 1:17 to my mind when thinking on the word versatile, I know that You are a God who loves all types of people, in many different countries around the world, and choose to answer prayers in many different ways. You also have many different ways of letting us know You are thinking of us, as You have done so with Tosin of Alethea’s Mind in whispering my name into her ear in nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank You for her nomination and her friendship! Bless her, Lord!versatile-blogger-award

Thank you, Tosin, for your thoughtfulness! May God continue to richly bless you, your blog, and your family! God loves you! ❤

RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Include a link to their blog in your post.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers of your choosing to keep spreading the love.

7 FACTS ABOUT MYSELF:

  1. I love God the Father! ❤
  2. I love His Son Jesus Christ! ❤
  3. I love the Holy Spirit! ❤
  4. I love the Trinity! ❤
  5. I love hymns! ❤
  6. I love sweet fellowship with the brethren (and sisters 😉 )!
  7. I love the WordPress Comm”unity” 🙂

NOMINEES:

  1.  Created and Called
  2.  Tammy of God Inspired Art & Quotes
  3.  Anjali of Positive Side of the Coin
  4.  Akriti of Doodle’s World
  5.  Tasha of Pain Warrior Code
  6.  June of The Godly Chic Diaries
  7.  Shae of Shae’s Days
  8.  Becka of The Reclaimed Life
  9.  Stella of Giggles and Tales
  10.  Amy of A New Life
  11.  Rahul of Smoke Words Every Day
  12.  Robbie of Captive Dreams Window
  13.  Aishwarya of Eclipsed Words
  14.  Miriam of Mindful Journey
  15.  Doreen of Becoming the Oil and the Wine

Congratulations to the Nominees!
Please do not feel obligated to participate.
If you do, no rush. Do it in your own time and your own way.
If you do, please let me know so I can read it. 🙂
Just sending a little of God’s love your way! God loves you!

3-2-1 Quote Me Challenge: PRAISE 11.21.18

“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!
how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
when I awake, I am still with thee.”
– Psalm 139:17-18 KJV

Lord, Psalm 139:17 comes to me when thinking on 3-2-1. How delightful that You bring my mind to any passage from Psalm 139! I love that Chapter! ❤
And of course I absolutely think of You, Your Son, and Holy Ghost. ❤
Thank You for whispering my name to Vickie of Vickie’s Book Nook and Meditation Corner to nominate me for the 3-2-1 Quote Me Challenge: PRAISE. Bless her, Lord!

Thank you, Vickie, for your kind thoughtfulness.
It was fun. God loves you!

The Rules of this challenge are as follows:  

  • Thank the Selector.
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated topic of the day.
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in 3-2-1 Quote Me.
  • Give them a topic/word.

A picture of the Solar Eclipse 2017Psalm 148.3Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.”
– Psalm 148:3 KJV

Psalms 42.11 and 43.5“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”
– Psalm 42:11 and Psalm 43:5 KJV –

Nominees:

Carol Anne of Therapy Bits
Richa of iscriblr
Karen of A Couple of Stars and a Happy Face

Your word for the day is… FAITH.
It is the same word, even if you have to do it another day.
Hope you have fun! 🙂 Me and God have faith in you! 😉

God loves you!

Random Act of Kindness Award 11.17.18

“For his merciful kindness is great toward us:
and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.”
– Psalm 117:2 KJV –

“Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,
according to thy word unto thy servant.”
– Psalm 119:76 KJV  –

Thank You, Lord for Your many mercies and acts of kindness toward me. Thank You for whispering my name to Michelle of MWS R Writings to nominate me for the Random Act of Kindness Award, an award she created in July of 2018 and continues to share with others, continuously doing random acts of kindness for many. Bless her, Lord.

“Use hospitality one to another without grudging.”
– 1 Peter 4:9 KJV –

Thank you, Michelle, for YOUR random act of kindness that totally took me by surprise! May the Lord continue to bless you and your blog!
God loves you! ❤

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Rules:
1– copy or paste image for reward on your post.
2– Write a paragraph on a random act of kindness, either you saw, was given to you, or you have done. It is okay to spread the love people. You don’t have to name specific names or whatever but tell us about it.
3– Share this award and link to original post or tag the person who nominated you.
https://mwsrwritings.com/2018/07/30/random-acts-of-kindness-award-ka/
4– If you should want to do this then you can leave an open ended invitation, or personally tag others.
5– Pictures are a good share to, if you have pictures to share a random act of kindness, that is great!

My Random Paragraph:
Years ago (in the 90s) when my son Anthoni (aka Inner Man Theatre) was a young boy, I had to go to a Convention with a community organization I was a part of and he could not go. Everyone had to be over 21, and the majority of those attending were going to drink. I was going to represent my chapter in meetings, but still it was no place to bring my little boy. He begged to go, but had to stay with my mom and dad. They tried to talk me into taking him, but finally understood when I explained the alcohol and night activities purely for “socializing.” All rooms were open for hospitality, even if I weren’t taking part my roommates were. The trip was Friday afternoon to Monday morning.me ans Anthoni.6yrsoldSaturday morning, my mom and dad surprised Anthoni by bringing him down. They weren’t sure if we would get to see him, but took the chance by driving the 4 hour trip with plans to find things to treat him with. By the grace of God, I was delightfully surprised to see him and able to follow them to the local airplane graveyard near the airport. We were able to make some awesome memories! It was just a few hours, but it was an awesome few hours! While I wish I could pull that sock up on his right leg, I LOVE that picture! See that smile! 🙂 My mom and dad’s random act of kindness allowed that to happen. God is so good!

Nominees:
It is so hard to choose just a few bloggers or even a little more than that when so many have done random acts of kindnesses. These I name, God has had on my heart.

  1. Carol Anne of Therapy Bits has being leaving me random comments of encouragement all over my blog for the last month or so. Even among old posts and in sharing my son’s. I never know where God is going to surprise me next. 🙂
  2. Caz of Invisibly Me leaves me encouraging messages as well all over both blogs (gaillovesgod and gaillovesgodspoetry) even though I may be so behind on visiting hers! Such mercy! A friend indeed.
  3. Tosin of Alethea’s Mind surprised me with a nomination for The Thanksgiving Tag and then the Versatile Blogger Award while dropping by with encouraging comments. I have done the tag but am working on the award.
  4. Vicklea of Vickie’s Book Nook and Meditation Corner nominated me for the 3-2-1 Quote Challenge while dropping by with encouragement and also been patient in waiting for me to get it done.
  5.  Stu of Something to Stu Over nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award that I have yet to do, but more importantly started a prayer group not just for me, but anyone who wants to be a part, even if just to be a prayer warrior.
  6. Michelle of MWS R Writings nominating me for this Random Acts of Kindness Award was truly God keeping my spirits up in a way that seemed random to me, but was His perfect timing… as He always is!

Again so many have been a part of random acts of kindnesses.
Please tag yourself below,
and let me know if you do so that I can read it!

God loves you!

Thanksgiving Tag 11.12.18

**A very long read, but not nearly the Thanks I owe Him.**

Thanksgiving Tag! Lord, that is so incredibly like You! Here I owe You every breath I have to give You thanks for the endless supplies of blessings You give me (including You and Your Son), yet You have our dearest Tosin  of Alethea’s Mind nominate me for the Thanksgiving Tag! How delightfully surprising You both are! Thank You, Father, for again being who You always are! May the Holy Spirit help me to bring You the glory You deserve! And please bless Tosin and her blog, Lord. She has such a heart for You.
I love reading You in every line!

Thank You, Tosin!
I love my African-Scottish Sister in Christ! ❤
(Hope I remembered that correctly! 😉 )

Rules:

List your thankful ABC’s.
Add one theme clip art to your post.
Tag 3 people who you would like to participate.

AAlmighty God, my Abba Father, You make ALL things possible.
You are due Your thanks for who You Are,
and for blessing me with good gifts that only You can give…
like my son Anthoni! ❤
“And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.” – Mark 7:28 KJV

BBeloved, You Bless us with Bibles, Bible studies, Blogs, Bloggers,
Babies, Brothers, and so many Beautiful things!
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.” – Psalm 68:19 KJV

CChrist, You have made us Christians, Christ like,
from Your Cause on the Cross.
You Cleansed us from or sins, and sent us the Comforter! ❤
Computers help us to share that message.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” – Galatians 3:13 KJV

DDivine intervention has saved my life more than once,
but saved my soul forever! ❤
You have allowed Doctors to improve my health!
Depression tries to steal me, but You use it to keep me humble,
and to Draw me nigh.
Day By Day is one of my favorite hymns that  You strenghten me with.
“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” – James 4:8 KJV

EEmmanuel, You came for us!
Love came in a manger to give me Eternal life!
You use the story of Elisha and the chariots of fire
to greatly embolden my hope.
Thank You for opening my Eyes and allowing me to see them at times!
I love it when You do!  Encouragement is Your specialty!
❤ Eternal peace is on the way!
“And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. ” – 2 Kings 6:17 KJV

FFaithful are You who gives us Friends, Family, Followers, Faith,
and who will one day allow me to Fly! 🙂
“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”- 1 Thessalonians 5:24 KJV

GGod, You created me and everyone and everything in this world!
I am thankful, my Great Physician,
for the promise of permanent healing when I get home!
I am grateful to be able to tell the world…
Gail Loves God and God loves you! ❤
“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

HHoly Spirit, where would I be without Your leading?
Holy, Holy, Holy is one of my favorite hymns!
And oh how I love HYMNS!
Helping others is possible because of You.
Humility teaches us about Jesus! ❤
“He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:8 KJV

II AM THAT I AM is Your great name, our Invisible God.
Your Inspiration makes us feel invincible.
Your Immortality is our hope.
Ice- cream is a special pleasure You allow.
I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” Exodus 20:2 KJV

JJesus, You are the Love of my Life.
You are the great Judge who will deliver Justice and mercy
according to Your perfect Judgment, not mine.
Joy is something You give and seek.
John is one of my favorite books of the bible. How could it not be!
John 14:1-6 and John 14:27 have seen me through many fearful times,
and You of all people know how often I struggle with fear.
Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Is All the World to Me,
Jesus Loves the Little Children, Just a Closer Walk With Thee
,
are just a few of the many hymns I cherish…
especially Jesus Got a Hold of My Life.
You introduced it to me in foster care!
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.” – John 14:1-6 KJV
“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

KKing of Kings, King of my heart, King of my life, King of my soul,
and King of my mind… just so the world can hear it…
and all the people and things who think they have won
my body, my heart, my spirit, or my mind that is so easily failing me.
There is only one King of anything to do with me.
The fact that He will out last all of His enemies speaks for itself. 🙂
The King James Version of Your Word is the one You have me use.
Thank You for having King James put it into my language
so I could have my own copy to open the pages and lay in Your arms!
Weeping when I cannot even read!

Being able to Kneel in reverent prayer to You, my Lord!
(That’s me in the center. 😉 )46710044_973949219472790_699705319898480640_nThank You for allowing me to do that for the first time in years!
Thank You for allowing Anthoni to help me with the picture!
(Thank you, Anthoni! Your mom loves you! ❤ )
And thank You, Lord, for Keitha Bible Studies!
(You know there’s a difference, Father! ❤ )

“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.”
– Psalm 95:6 KJV

LLORD OF LORDS, You are the Lion of Juda,
the Lamb that was slain for the sins of the world!
You have used lymphedema specialists and lymphedema therapists
to vastly strengthen my legs, improving my health immensely.
Lipedema Specialist and lipedema therapists as well.
There is a huge difference, and grossly dismissed and overlooked
even in the medical community.
Love is possible because You are Love,
and You teach us to love one another!
“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” 
– Romans 13:10 KJV

MMarvelous and Mighty are You,
sending Missionaries and Men of God to serve You,
to meet lost and hurting souls who need  Your love and Mercy.
Medicines help keep Your people functional sometimes
(I know You use them to help me).
Majestic sunsets. Moonlit skies. I love You, Master!
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” – Matthew 26:25 KJV

NName Above All Names, the Nazarene I love…
No One Ever Cared for me like You have and do!
Nativity scenes remind me how precious, tender,
and vulnerable You allowed Yourself to be!
You gave up so much for me!
Thank You for Neo-natal units and nurses!
Thank You for reconciling me to our Father…
allowing me to draw Near to the Heart of God.
Thank You for New Life.
No Not One! ❤
Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.” – Genesis 50:21 KJV

O Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent,
You are Omni-omni! 😉
The One and Only.
I love Your hymn One Day at a Time.
You are Our God. Omega!
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” 
– Matthew 6:9-13 KJV

PPrince of Peace, my Prophet and Priest,
I am thankful for Your Preachers, Pastors,
and am thankful for their Preaching from Your Passages.
I love Pilgrim’s Progress, Psalms, and Proverbs.
Thank You for Your Patience, Peacekeeper, Promise keeper.
Praise Him, Praise Him is a favorite hymn.
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:1-6 KJV

QQuickener of my Spirit, Quieter of my soul,
I love Quiet time with You.
You are a God who allows/welcomes Questions.
Quick to forgive.
I love Quizzes (especially Bible ones) and Q-tips (genuinely! 😉 )
Quiet My Soul is a beautiful hymn.
Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.”
– Psalm 119:88 KJV

RRedeemer, You are the Righteous Ruler of my heart.
Thank You for Redemption, for Your Resurrection,
For Your Revelation to John, knowing You are Risen,
and for sweet Rest!
I Am Resolved to come to Thee.
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
– Psalm 37:7 KJV

SSavior, Spirit, You are my Strength.
I love Your Saints, Sacred Secrets, Secret Strengths,
Samuel and his momma Hannah,
Songs, Sisters in Christ, Sweet fellowship,
and the hymns Sweet By and By, and Sanctuary. Lord prepare me!
“And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.” – 1 Samuel 3:19 KJV

TThank You, Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Ghost)
for Timothy’s family influence to mine
(Timothy, Lois, and Eunice).
I love to hear Testimonies…
Salvation Testimonies, Life Testimonies, Ministry Testimonies….
everything that just tells of Your love!
Thank You for all of the Teachers and Therapists,
for the TENS, Tags…
Tosin’s Thanksgiving Tag ;).
Thank You, Lord, for Saving My Soul. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.
Trust and Obey. Tell It To Jesus.
These are all favorite hymns!
“Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.” – Psalm 18:49 KJV
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” – 2 Corinthians 9:15 KJV

UUnfailing Love, You are Understanding.
I love what is Unseen unto those who do not believe,
but is ever bit Seen by those who believe! ❤
You love Unity in us, and to see us Uplifting one another.
“Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.” – Proverbs 16:22 KJV

V – My Victor, You are My Victory. You are Valiant.
Your Vesture is priceless.
I am thankful for voting rights, having a voice,
a little bit of Vocabulary (though mine is nothing like Joseph’s 😉 ).
I love the hymn Victory in Jesus. It is the theme song at Temple. 🙂
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” – John 5:24 KJV

WWord, Wonderful, Wise, just a few of Your names Lord.
You not only were the Word at the beginning,
and gave us Your Word to read and learn,
but You precious Lord, allowed me the gift of words,
their power to hide behind, to persuade,
relay a message, deflect from pain,
explain and encourage Your word and its power on me.
Words have been a part of saving my sanity,
and a safe place to escape since I was 9 years old in foster care.
And my favorite part of Your words flowing
through my life and my pen
is so often allowing me to look back and see…
I DO praise my God! I DO love Him and openly profess so,
and I DO take EVERYTHING to Him in prayer.
It might feel like whining to me at the time,
but He surely uses those words to allow me
to be the first to read and be blessed by them,
and to fight all that comes at me… inside and out.
And then! God! My Hero…
allows those very same words to encourage others!
Where I am ashamed to speak it even just on paper…
God magnifies Himself!
How do I know?
Words from others who tell me
how they are experiencing the exact same thing,
or have battled themselves,
or love You just as much in those words!
They see my love for You… THEY SEE YOU!
One of my favorite hymns is…

Wonderful Words of Life! ❤
lyrics by P. P. Bliss

“Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life;
let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life;
words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty:

Refrain:
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
wonderful words of life;
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
wonderful words of life.

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” – Proverbs 4:7 KJV

X – King Xerxes is a nickname in Your Bible for Artaxerxes.
The kids in my son’s bible quiz team use to love knowing this.
Thank You for the updated X-rays on my cervical and thoracic
to help my doctors with the combo nerve block,
and the recent occipital nerve block.
They helped so much. Bless their Thanksgiving, Lord!
My son has a cousin named Xavier.
Who would think X could be a nickname… lol.
My stepdad has to sign an X even in this modern time
because of his remedial reading skills and poor eyesight. He’s 85.
“Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.” – Ezra 7:12 KJV

YYAHWEH is technically not in Your King James Version of the Bible,
but “YOUR” people know it to be Your name.
We do know You are a Yoke lightener. 😉
Yellow roses are so pretty.
I am too am guilty of using the phrase, “Follow the yellow brick road”
when telling others to follow simple signs of directions…
most often in the hospital… lol. It puts a smile on their face. 🙂
“Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.”
– Psalm 138:5 KJV

ZZion reminds me of the gospel song “Is That the Old Ship of Zion?
Love it!
Zeal reminds of having a Zeal for You…
and Judas and Barabbas being Zealots…
which meant to be well intended,
but was taking away Your Authority to say when and how.
Zacharias was a poor fellow who did what the rest of us do sometimes…
doubt even the idea of what You speak. May we take You at Your Word.
” And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.” – Luke 1:18-20 KJV

Whew! Do You think anyone will still be reading this far, Dear Lord?
I am long overdue in giving You thanks.
You know I’ve been hiding behind copy & paste from FB memories.
It’s been so hard to talk lately,
but I did not want to go without praising and thanking You.
You did allow me to do a couple of genuine posts,
but You deserve praise.
And that’s the point in trusting You in opening the site to Public.
Please forgive me for not doing the tag sooner
so the nominees could have kept passing on
the opportunity to thank You even more.
I will nominate 3 as in the rules who I pray will keep it going,
but I have no idea who has done it already,
and it is already Thanksgiving.
Most will be celebrating with their families.
or wisely taking time away from the computer.
So I leave it to You. It is NEVER too late to Thank You!!
We should all year long.

Nominees:

Efua of Grace Over Pain
Tamie of Tamie’s Alcove
Meredith of My Way Home

And whoever wants to keep giving Thanks to God! 🙂

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!
GOD LOVES YOU!!