The Sunshine Blogger Award 11.2.19

Look at You, Lord! Shining Your love again this way! You are so delightful to prepare another way to keep sharing a little of Your love. I pray I continue to please You, as You keep sending encouragement by whispering to Stu of Something to Stu Over to nominate me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. Bless him, his family, his ministry, and his blog, Lord. Let Him feel Your strong embrace and powerful presence.

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Thank you, Stu, for the kind nomination! God has used you to shine a little of His light and love my way! Always a welcomed blessing! May the Lord continue to shower you with crowns to lay at His feet! Me and God love you, Brother!

Here are the guidelines:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  • Ask the nominees 11 new questions.


Stu’s Questions for Me:

1. When, what seems like the weight of the world is upon your shoulders, what keeps you motivated to take that next step?
God! Without His help I could no nothing… literally. He helps me to take the next step when I can’t even feel my legs.
“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”
– Isaiah 40:29 AKJV

2. What is something that you used to collect as a child that you wish you still had?
As a child I did not collect anything. I don’t know if I ever gave thought to it. But as a unwed teenage mom, I collected tapes and pictures of my gift from the Lord… my son. I still have pictures, but the voice recordings are gone. I think of them often and wish for them. Especially one where my 3 yr old son was telling my 20 something yr old brother, “Uncle Charlie! Uncle Charlie! Wake up! Wake up and hit the world before the world hits you!” It was precious and profound. I don’t know where he heard it, but I have carried that with me through life. I miss those recordings, and I miss my dear brother who has been in heaven now for 12 years.

3. What exactly gives you a sense of accomplishment?
It is hard to feel I have accomplished anything. But when God lets me know I have done His will, I have the blessing of feeling accomplished. He is sweet to allow me the same feeling in puzzle books… especially when they are hard or challenging!

4. What was your hardest challenge to overcome?
Myself! God has worked long and hard to help me see the junk I carried for so long from being misinformed and intentionally misled. And He continues to make me more and more of His every day!
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
– Galatians 2:20 AKJV

5. Why do you feel the church is silent on dealing with real life issues like addiction and sex?
Fear of influence on those vulnerable and impressionable,
and fear of unknown, differences, what seems threatening to one’s faith

6. What is your personal opinion as to why it seems more and more little ones are being shot, beaten, kidnapped or worse?
It is a wicked and evil world we live in. We have devalued life for quite awhile now, while making life all about looking out for ourselves. It validates God’s warning of having tribulation.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
– John 16:33 AKJV

7. Why would any parent, no matter what the hell is going on in their lives, want to take the lives of their kids?
These are hard questions because it is unbelievable what is happening to our children, and breaks my heart. Yet I assure you it hurts God too. Whether someone has mental illness or is simply filled with a evil spirit, they’re God’s children. He will have His justice.
“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
– Matthew 18:6 AKJV

8. What is your favorite post/posts you have written? Share links please 😊
** Me and God This was my first attempt at a testimony. It was the 3rd post when I first opened my blog settings to public instead of just me and God. It was while I was taking the 30 Truth Posts Challenge about myself.
** Love of My Life – I Am His Song (my dear friend Lene invited me to write my testimony on her blog that honors purity… Song of Virginity. It is one of my favorites because I struggled for years to get my testimony down. Poetry I could flourish with (Thank You, Lord) but narrowing down everything Christ has done for me??? God used Lene to help me get it done.

9. I don’t know if this one is possible but what is the most liked post on your blog?
Thanking God For Failed Relationships is the top blog post among 20 or so awards that are most liked.

10. Which post is the one most commented on?
The Barnabas Award 10.21.19 and My Very Present Help

11. And finally, who is your top supporter as far as comments? Give them a shout out 😊
Wendi of Simply Chronically Ill ❤ God uses her so often to bless me!
Me and God treasure you, Wendi!

Nominees:

The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Mental Health Blog

Athena Johnson

Mws R Writings

elleguyence

Poems for Warriors

Educated Unemployed Indian

The Go To Girls Blog

THE ESSENCE OF LIFE

WATCHING DAILY AT WISDOM’S GATES

Congratulations to the nominees!
Please do not feel obligated to participate.
Just sharing a little of God’s love with you!
Praying you will be blessed! God loves you!

11 Questions for the Nominees:

  1. Do you know how much God loves you?
  2. Is there a blog award or tag you have not done yet that you would like to do?
  3. Do you have a favorite bible verse?
  4. What’s your favorite blog post on your blog?
  5. Do you have a favorite hymn?
  6. Do you like your pizza with or without cheese?
  7. Do you have a testimony that you can link here for me to read. I LOVE testimonies!
  8. Do you and your family have Thanksgiving traditions?
  9. Do you have a favorite bible character?
  10. Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, or Pecan Pie?
  11. Do you know how much God loves you?

October|“What Kind of Pumpkin Are You?” Tag 10.23.19

What kind of pumpkin am I?? Lord, You have an interesting sense of humor to allow Dawn of Drawing Closer to Christ to nominate me for the October|“What Kind of Pumpkin Are You?” Tag. I love the little story told in the picture. How cute.  I confess those seeds of doubt still need some cleaning out. Not because I distrust you, but because I am still growing, and I know You are still washing the dirt off, and scooping out all the yucky stuff. Just when I think it’s all cleaned out, You find a seed I didn’t even know was there. You keep carving to get that smile to stay, and place a light inside that may not be visible to the human eye (nor my mind’s eye at times), but is absolutely You as my ever present help. My favorite part is when You pick me up! ❤

Thank you, Dawn, for a precious tag that causes me to take a moment to think on my relationship with Christ. I love considering the different ways God is working in my life. May you always see the light burning in your pumpkin! 🙂
God loves you, Dawn!pumpkin tag 1Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours.
  2. Link the original post so the creators can read them 😊
  3. Use the original featured image and include it in your post.
  4. Copy and paste the meaning of the tag into your post.
  5. Answer the questions.
  6. Tag at least one person.
  7. Have fun and enjoy the rest of your month! ❤ I love the meaning behind this tag…

Here are the questions:

  1. Do you celebrate Halloween? Why or why not?
    No, I do not celebrate Halloween. Not only is against my faith, but I grew up around too much violence and death at least since 3 years old (earliest I can remember).
  2. Cookie Monsters!Do you like to watch scary movies? Why or why not?
    No! Watching death or someone’s pain is not entertaining for me. Fake or not!
  3. Name 3 of your greatest fears.
    I have struggled with fears for as long as I can remember. Sometimes you may read on my blog the Lord leading me to talk about them with Him or to testify. If He is not leading me to do either, I do not talk about them. Don’t help Delilah! 😉
  4. When was the last time you scared someone?
    I don’t know. 
  5. Do you believe in ghosts, angels, and/or demons?
    Yes. The bible speaks of all 3, but tells us to have nothing to do with them.
    a) We all have a ghost (biblically known as a familiar spirit) within us. King Saul tricked the witch of Endor (who knew better than Saul that it was a sin to deal with familiar spirits) to summon Samuel up from the grave. When Samuel arose, he rebuked Saul, and warned Saul that he and his sons would die too that day… and they did.
    b) There are bad angels. 1/3 of heavens angels fell with Satan.
    c) Legion is just one of the parables Jesus told of a young man possessed with a demon… actually several demons, hence the name Legion. They knew who Jesus was, and they feared him enough that at Jesus’ command they left the young man and went into a herd of swine, which they then drove into the waters and drowned.
  6. Do you ever get déjà vu? What do you think it means?
    I have experienced the feeling. I think it just means we either have done something we just don’t remember doing before but sense we have, or that there are too many similarities in life that get our attention more than others, just depending on where our minds are.
  7. What are two of your favorite candies?
    Reese Cups, gummies

Nominees: 

My Thoughts Exactly

The Go To Girls Blog

Fun Freedom Fables

Dancing After Jesus

Radically Saved

Shllyn

The Dopamine Queen

Faith on the Farm

Crazartt

Hope you’re able to enjoy the tag!
God loves you!

 

Share Your Passion Tag 9.27.19

What a mighty generous and thoughtful God You are, dear Lord! It is just like You to be Sharing… in our joys, in our troubles, just because You delight to do so! Just days ago, You encouraged Jesusluvsall’s Blog to nominate me for the  Share Your Passion Tag at a time You knew I was nervous about the Epidural I had to have yesterday. Thank You for his kindness, Lord!ShareYourPassion-Tag-Header-Image

Thank you, Jesusluvsall’s Blog, for your thoughtfulness!
May God continue to bless you and your blog!
I am smiling when I think of how passionate you are with thinking of others.
Your blog shares His joy! 🙂 God loves you! ❤


Rules of the #ShareYourPassion Tag:

  • Repost the #ShareYourPassion logo (above) on your acceptance post.
  • Tag the blogger’s site that nominated you.
  • Share a bit about your passion(s): Hobbies outside of blogging that keep you busy in your free time. What would you like to accomplish with these things? How could you use your passion(s) to be a blessing to others and show them the love of God?
  • Nominate ten other bloggers and spread the joy!

My Hobbies outside of blogging are writing, journals, puzzle books, reading bible studies, attending ladies bible studies (usually led by our dear Keitha! 🙂 ), church events, hanging at the house with family, binge watching tv, movies, videos, or comedies (lately The Waltons), and of course encouraging others
Whatever God wants to accomplish of these things, He is welcome to sovereign. May God use these passions be a blessing to others and show them God’s love! They need to know! May the Lord find me trusting and quickly obedient, faithful to the end. Whether this is your first time visiting or your 1,000 time stopping by…. God loves you! ❤

My Nominees, if they choose to participate, are:

Carol Anne of Therapy Bits
Sandra of Into The Light Adventures
Savannah of Rejoicing In Hope
Phoebe of Phoebe, MD: Medicine & Poetry
Jen of Jen’s Life
Siphe of God’s Anointed Princesses
Jill of Food, Feelings, Freedom
Stu of Something To Stu Over
Amy of A New Life
KJ of A Couple of Stars And A Happy Face
Tasha of Pain Warrior Code
Isabella of Redressed
Robert of Watching Daily At Wisdom

Congratulations to all nominees… including those who would like to keep the sharing going. Yes that is YOU! And yes you can write you were officially tagged!

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue:
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
– Proverbs 18:21 KJV

It’s hard to know who is still excited about sharing… whether it is about their blog, their passion, simply sharing with others… which is what an award or tag does… gives you the blessing to share with someone else who is eagerly waiting to participate.

“Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,
when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.”
– Proverbs 3:27 KJV

With that said, if I failed to miss anyone being tag or award free, just know I wanted to share with you how much God loves you!

God loves you each one!

Answering 30 Interesting Questions 3.4.19

God, You are so interesting in how You get me involved socially when I am trying to hide BEHIND the screen as much as possible. You take me out of my selfish mood, and remind how much others are trying to share with us, and how many would love to welcome the fellowship from anyone! We all need a little smile! We all need You! And You remind us that we all need each other! ❤

I love You, Father God!

Thank you so much Priya aka Zealous Homo sapiens of When An Introvert Speaks for the open nomination to Answering 30 Interesting Questions. I rarely do open nominations because it feels so greedy when the Lord has blessed me so much, but then He reminds me the reason He encourages me to do any of the awards and tags… to share!! A little of His love! And a little of His light. So thank you for the opportunity to bless others! 🙂 God bless you and your blog!  God loves you, Priya! 🙂


The 30 Questions:

1. What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?
My family calls me Brenda Gail. My brother Charlie got everyone in high school calling me Sweets (They signed it all over my yearbooks). Some friends call me Stormy because it’s a nickname for Gail. I am blessed to have souls who call me mom, momma, momma Gail. And there are lots of other nicknames… a Child of the King… His! ❤
However, as you see in my blog all the time, I go by Gail aka gaillovesgod. 🙂

2. How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like?
Anywhere from several times a day to several times a week. Most of it either comes out as just scribble or actual poetry. God is so generous to whisper!

3. What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep? Toss and Turn? Try to get up and do something productive?
I talk with God, read my bible, recite verse, write poetry, or even sing hymns to Him (sometimes singing myself to sleep 😉 )

4. Do people consider you as talkative or quiet?
Depends on who and when you ask. I am mostly quiet, but I can be very talkative.  Jesus wants me to tell others how much He loves them. Sometime I could endlessly talk about the sweetest love I have ever known. Sometimes I have to pray for Him to give me courage. Sadly sometimes I have to ask for His forgiveness and pray for those I failed to share with!

5. What makes you cry?
Disappointing my Jesus. 😦 Seeing Him mistreated. 😦 Seeing things that break His heart. 😦

6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Seeing people intentionally hurt one another

7. How many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror?
Just enough to make sure my teeth are clean, and to make sure it looks like I at least tried to comb my hair (and put it out of my eyes )

8. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
My dad used to call my soda… cold coffee. I literally thought that coke and coffee were the same thing… just coffee when hot and coke when cold. I use to tell my dad, “Yuck! Who would ruin their coke like that??” LOL

9. What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?
A “guilty” pleasure implies a wrong or sinful, or at least harmful pleasure. I have a hard time resisting watching Law & Order… especially the earlier ones and the SVU series. I am NOT a crime buff, a forensics junky, and hate gory scenes! While watching can actually help me some days, it can also pull me away from everything on other days.

10. Who performs the most random acts of kindness out of everyone you know?

❤ ❤ My Jesus!!!!! ❤ ❤

11. How often do you read the newspaper? Which sections?
Every few months or so, unless looking for something particular… like obituaries.

12. Which animal scares you the most?
Snakes are right up there.

13. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on?
Again it depends on when and the situation. I DETEST letting something get the best of me, so I prefer head on. I usually say, “Bring it on.” If it’s gonna kill me to do it… then let’s get it over with. However when it comes to confronting for or on behalf of others, to pray and follow God’s lead is the best thing to do. I try to pray and follow either way!

14. What was the most recent compliment you’ve received?
That I send sweet and encouraging messages. God is so loving and kind to me! ❤

15. What question are you tired of hearing?
Where is God when you need Him? (Usually said while “celebrating???” being able to kill babies in and out of the womb, while welcoming guns but not God in school, while fighting for one’s right to speak their opinion in school but suing anyone who wants to exercise their right to pray in school (even just silently sometimes), or while secretly paying a sex trafficker to find a “piece of fresh meat to rape” (the younger they are, the more they’ll pay) 😦

16. What is the strangest thing you have eaten?
Sardines!! My dad tricked me into trying one! YUCK! It tasted like I had stuck my tongue in a can of oil, and I couldn’t get it off! 

17. Do you have a whole lot of acquaintances or just a few very close friends?
God is so kind and generous to bless me with an abundance of friends, but I am ashamed to say I isolate myself a lot. (Said for any of my friends who have not seen or heard from me so that you do not think I don’t consider you a friend! Me and God love you!)

18. Do you have a catchphrase?

God loves you! ❤

19. What’s your all-time favourite town or city? Why?
Heaven! That’s my home! ❤ I am so homesick!!!

20. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
Gail 😉 Because it is not my first name, it would simplify things…lol.

21. When was the last time you lied?
Honestly… That’s between the Lord and me. I try to be as honest as possible. Discretion is lying to some people, however “Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” – James 5:19-20 KJV

22. What’s something that amazes you?

❤ ❤ The love of God!!!!! ❤ ❤

23. Would you rather be the first person to explore a planet or be the inventor of a drug that cures a deadly disease?
Absolutely invent a cure for deadly disease!  (but on a day off I would explore whatever God wants to show us! His artwork is so amazing!!)

24. What is your favourite amateur activity?
Blogging or writing poetry I guess is amateur… but if it’s for, from, and about God that is all that matters! People need the Lord! And they need to know how much He loves them! ❤

25. What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
I need to hurry and change out my pajamas to make it to my appointment with Dr. Buzz’s office. I am soooooo tempted to just wear them, but I don’t want everyone to think I’m crazy. I save that for my family and friends. 😉 (Thank You, God for my new comfy pjs I got for Christmas! I finally got to wear them! 🙂 )

26. What is your favourite song (at least at the moment)?
Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee hymn

27. List someone you know, and describe them in 5 words.
< 3 Jesus… loving, merciful, obedient, Holy, longsuffering! ❤

28. You can select one person from history and have them truthfully answer one question. Who would you select and what would the question be?
God… why would You even make it an option for Your precious and only Begotten Son to leave You for even a moment to come and suffer such agony, pain, cruelty, torture, mockery, when You knew it was my vile and filthy rags that put Him there? I know You say it was because You love me, but how can You love me after all that You have seen me say and do… with my life… my body… my words… and my sick selfish nature? Why…WHY would You allow me to have anything to do with something as precious and Holy as the blood of Your Son! Jesus is so innocent and pure! He is Holy! Thank you for loving me enough to send Him! To even allow it. Help me to have the courage, the strength, the boldness that You say we need to have to come to Your throne! I want to be as clean as YOU make a life!!!!!!!! NO ONE CAN SAVE AND CLEANSE LIKE YOU! NO OTHER LOVE! THANK YOU< JESUS! ❤

29. Which celebrity or artist do you resemble the most?
Nowadays I have no clue, but when I was in my 20s I use to constantly be confused with a local reporter we once had in our area that set her boyfriend’s house on fire.

30. What do you want me to know?

❤ God loves you! ❤

It was a blessing answering these questions! I hope they bless you!

I nominate

Caz of Invisibly Me
Stu of Something to Stu Over
Shae of Teen Meet God
Meredith of My Way Home
Wendi of Simply Chronically Ill
Maxine of Heaven’s Reef
Efua of Grace Over Pain
Tosin of Aletha’s Mind
Dawn of Drawing Closer to Christ
Carol Anne of Therapy Bits

and everyone reading this
to write your own answers to these questions.

Yes YOU!! 🙂

You won’t be making it up. God did allow me to nominate you!
Share! Enjoy! Have a great time answering! God loves you! ❤

Christmas 31 Day Scripture Writing Plan

Lord, thank You for reminding me of this Christmas 31 Day Scripture Writing Plan. You introduced me to it a few years back when I first did it, with other ladies from my church and friends online as well. I came into it a couple of days late, but You were the one who encouraged me to just focus on what You allowed me to do. You used Facebook memories to remind me at a time we are between reading plans, I am behind on my copying behind the bible (I’m just going into Joshua), and am really struggling with energy each day. This way I have a better hope of keeping You first each morning. Even if I don’t get a chance to write one morning, I can read until I can get a chance to catch up. The important thing is to spend what time You allow. I look forward to You!

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Open thou mine eyes,
that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
– Psalm 119:18 KJV

 

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!

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!!