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Remembering God While We are Young

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Image credit: Jean Downer/Facebook

 

Ecclesiastes 12:1 — KJV
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Good morning! A Facebook family of mine posted this image today. It struck me as being so apt for the stages of our lives and a reminder to me at least to remember to honor God while we are young.

Youth is fleeting, it seems like yesterday I was a girl of sixteen. Now my daughter is that age.

Thoughts to ponder…

Be safe, be well, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Mothers’ Day

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A Tribute To Mothers

Mother:

According to the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, mother means: to give birth to.

That definition is inadequate.

A mother is a woman of substance, integrity and morals filled with all the love in the world. 

Mother: she embarks on a journey without understanding that she will never again be whole. She travels and travails often not fully comprehending the sacrifices that will be required of her.

Her body will never again be the same, she will bear the marks of her arduous journey forever. Her hard work may never be acknowledged. 

Along the dusty path she will grow from strength to strength and she will bear the marks of her victory. 

Once she crosses the finish line, the unmistakable transfiguration is completed.

She will seek to protect that life from the world and from all who dwells within it. She  will go without, sleep, food, water or air if it is demanded of her.

She gives and gives and keeps on giving. She learns to trust others to teach what she cannot herself.

Her heart breaks and aches when she has to leave knowing that no one will ever love like only she can. 

She will move heaven and earth, she will battle the demons of hell, she will do whatever it takes to protect her young.

A mother’s love is constant, enduring and as perennial as the air.

A blessing from God, his physical assurance of love. A glimpse of his undeniable love for us, imparted into mothers. 

She loves her children more than her own life. She would lay that life down in a moment for the one she loves!

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The Comfort of a Mother

Proverbs 31:25-30 

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” 

Mothers: most are wonderful, unselfish, sacrificing, giving, gentle, generous but unfortunately mothers grow old.

When a woman is young, it is usually all about her, once she becomes a mother a godly switch happens.

That tiny bit of God imbibed in her erupts to the surface and continuously flows outward to her offspring.

I believe God made mothers as a small extension of himself.  

My Mother

My mother, my intercessor, my ride or die and the keeper of my secrets.

I could not be a fraction of who I am without her. I am eternally grateful.

My mother, my backbone, my helper, my friend.

What would we do without our mothers?

Where would we be?

A wonderful Mother’s Day!!! To the mothers by biology or by design, it is your day to shine!

God bless each one and their mother/mothers. Amen!

 

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Social Distancing – What Have We Learned?

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One of our exercise/ nature pathways

Hello my friends. I am so blessed to have you all in my life. You have no idea how my interactions with you help me in light of our present circumstances.

Being able to interact with you out here soothes and provides a haven for the soul.

For the past several days I have awakened very early in the morning with my mind filled with what-ifs and worry … I usually shake it off, but the accuser stalks us when we are often vulnerable … during sleep.

For the past several years I had been working almost ceaselessly. As I got older I realized the need to make better money choices.

Getting deeper in real estate both in the USA as well as South America required a lot of cash.

I also began investing in livestock as a means to secure my older years.

Last month I made the decision to part ways with my 2nd full-time job so COVID-19 came along just as I was pondering the decision to allow for some “down time”.

What I have gained from social distancing so far:

  • A renewed relationship with the family.
  • More “me time”
  • Time to indulge my love of reading.
  • Time for exercise.
  • Going for walks with family.
  • Time for introspection.
  • I have a lot more energy.
  • The kids say I am way more fun.

Things Money cannot buy:

  • Health
  • Peace
  • Love
  • Life
  • Morals
  • Integrity
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Parents
  • Kindness

What I am Thankful For:

  • Jesus
  • Family
  • Good friends
  • WordPress family
  • Health
  • My Snookums, always willing to help and walk with me

My list just keeps on growing, all the things I was unaware of a lack.

What have you learned from our recent events? What are you grateful for?

 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Today and everyday, my heart is filled with gratitude for our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am grateful for health, my family, my work, my friends in person and here on WordPress.

Thanks to everyone who has visited, liked, commented and decided to partner with myself and each other as we journey through this life together.

Here I have rediscovered a new kinder world as well as my love of the written word and I love love love being here with you all.

Sincerest thanks once again.

God bless you all and bon appetit!