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  • 24 Ways Christ Tells Us Who We Are In Him {{Sweet Tea & Friends July Link-Up}}

    • 24 Ways Christ Tells Us Who We Are In Him {{Sweet Tea & Friends July Link-Up}}

    • Book Review: Is God Still Awake? By Shelia Walsh

      In this delightfully touching children’s picture book, a little girl asks big questions about God.

      A small girl named Poppy is accompanied by her companions— Her cat and dog and asks her parents and God big questions. She wants to know if God is awake if he hears her prayers and if he is always with her.

      With humorous rhyming text, this is a full-color picture book with easy-to-understand words that young children will understand. This is a fantastic resource for parents of young children to help teach them about prayer, assuring them that God loves them and is always with them no matter the time of day. This book lets children know that God is awake and listening and loves to hear his children speak.

      I recommend this book for parents to use for teaching and for children who have those big questions about God. Young and old alike will surely be delighted and treasure this little nugget of a gem connecting us to God.

      I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Net Galley and Thomas Nelson Publishers for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. #NetGalley

      Linking up this week with Remember Me Monday InstaEncouragements Let’s Have Coffee Grace At Home Grace & Truth

    • The Gift Of Rest

      Scripture:

      There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.

      Hebrews 4:9-11— NIV

      Encouragement:

      I’ll rest when I’m dead. Have you ever said that? Have you ever heard anyone else say that about rest?

      Busy people often work especially hard the week before a vacation, tying up loose ends so they can relax. Students usually have final exams right before semester beaks. When we know rest is coming, we put extra effort into finishing our work.

      Christians love the work God has given them, doing it with passion and enthusiasm, putting all their strength and care into it. 

      But, Christians love God’s promise of heavens rest even more and look forward to God’s rest with great joy. We do not need to wait to enjoy God’s rest and peace; we can have it daily, now! 

      Our daily rest in the Lord will not end with death but will become an eternal rest in the place that Christ is preparing for us ( John 14:1-4).

      God has given us all the same amount of time each week. He has also given us all the same gift. Sabbath rest.

      How much of that time do you spend resting? Sabbath rest is a meaningful gift that God has given to each of us to help us govern our lives. The Bible says that God created everything in six days, and on the seventh day, He rested. Then He gave us rest. 

      What a gift we have but rarely use. Taking time to pull back from life is a good thing. Taking time to pull back from work and everyday busyness is a needed thing. Try not to fill all seven days with activity and chores. Rest.

      This gift of rest is about recharging your batteries, refreshing your soul, and reflecting on the good things of life with friends and family. Take a nap. Listen for His voice. Be with your children and those you love. Open your gift of rest. Reflect on love and all the good things in your life. 

      Today, renew your effort to work hard for God. Relish the thought. Rest is coming.

      Pray:

      Lord, thank you for rest. Thank you for the value of rest today. Help me to love those around me in this time and to recognize the gifts in them. Let me pull aside and rest with you and be refreshed to go on again and do great things with you. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

      Linking Up this week with Inspire Me Monday Remember Me Monday Tell His Story InstaEncouragements Let’s Have Coffee Recharge Wednesday Tune In Thursday Grace At Home Grace & Truth And Friendship Friday

      Photo by Delphine Ducaruge on Unsplash

    • Five Minute Friday— Guess

      This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This week’s word prompt is {GUESS}.

      I have to admit this week’s word stumped me. I was really at a loss. The only thing I could come up with was to locate some common phrases with the word guess in them. Here you go.

      Your Dictionary tells the definition of the word guess like this: To suppose; think. To form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture; surmise—an act of predicting, estimating, or assuming. 

      A wild guess

      (one) never would have guessed

      An educated guess

      Guess What!

      I guess not

      It’s anyone’s guess

      Your guess is as good as mine

      Have another guess coming

      I guess so

      Guess again

      Keep somebody guessing

      Second-guess

      Take a guess

      I’m delighted that we don’t have to guess about Jesus because He is the same yesterday and today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8—NIV). God is always the same, but the teachers are different. Some teachers align with God’s precepts, and others do not. 

      Scary thought, but this is good news. If we know that God does not change, but people do, we can do as the Hebrews writer suggests and “carefully observe the outcome of their lives.” When we read God’s word, he doesn’t make us guess. He’s got lifes instructions mapped out for us.

    • Uplifting Bible Verses And Ideas To Uplift Your Soul

      Do you feel like the weight of the world is weighing you down? Do you feel a heaviness in your soul? Does your body feel offset, like a counterweight is throwing you off balance?

      I’ve been there too, friend. It’s okay to have off days; we all have them. You may ask yourself how do I get myself out of that rut.

      Won’t you join me in reflecting on some uplifting Bible verses to refresh your soul?

      Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord— Acts 3:19 NIV….

      I would love it if you would continue to read the rest of the article here in the June 2022 Issue Of Faith On Every Corner Digital Magazine. (Page 29)

      Photo by Manik Rathee on Unsplash

      Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Instaencouragements Tell His Story Let’s Have Coffee Recharge Wednesday Tune In Thursday Grace & Truth Friendship Friday

      Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Remember Me Monday InstaEncouragements Tell His Story Let’s Have Coffee Recharge Wednesday Grace & Truth

    • Spurgeon And The Psalms

      If you are a fan of the writings of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, otherwise known as ” the prince of preachers,” you are sure to see this little book of Psalms as a treasure.

      Book Review—Spurgeon And The Psalms. If you are a fan of the writings of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, otherwise known as " the prince of preachers," you are sure to see this little book of Psalms as a treasure. #BibleGatewayPartner Click To Tweet

      Written in the New Kings James Version style, the Psalms are easy to understand. At the beginning of each Psalm are devotional thoughts from Spurgeon himself to take you deeper during your Bible study time.

      Book jacket cover pouch. Soft Cover.

      This particular devotional book of Psalms is soft, compact, and is sure to fit in your purse, backpack, or carry bag to take along with you. It features an attractive attached lengthy blue bookmark and side margins with enough space to take notes or journal and plenty of note pages at the end of the book you are sure to fill up.

      This book truly is a little treasure of a resource I will enjoy studying and praying Scripture with. I love using the Psalms as prayers because there I can find something for every emotion or feeling from Joy to lament. I think I will carry this treasure nugget out and about with me in my purse too. Check out more details Here at The Faith Gateway Store.

      Genre: Christian, Religious
      Publisher: Thomas Nelson
      Pages: 352
      Language: English
      Publication Date: May 10, 2022
      ISBN-10: 0785253432

      I received a complimentary copy of this book as a Bible Gateway Blogger Grid Member and Thomas Nelson Publishers for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. #BibleGatewayPartner

      Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

      Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Anchored Truth Tuesdays Remember Me Monday Recharge Wednesday Grace & Truth

    • Stir Within Me

      This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This week’s word prompt is {STIR}

      Stir within me? What Lord? ?

      An insatiable appetite for you.
      A conviction in my heart to
      always follow you.

      A fire within that burns for you.
      Encapsulating into the deepest
      muscles of my soul.

      A passion for you that only you
      the Great I Am can fill.

      A love like Jesus, for all to see.
      Love and grace for others that
      your precepts teach me.

      Lord, stir me, mix me. And form
      these ashes into beauty by
      your Omnipotence,Omnipresence
      Omniscience power.

      Stir within me by your
      Righteous right hand
      my God, my Potter.

      Photo by Khadeeja Yasser on Unsplash

    • Refreshing Ideas To Help You Move Forward With Gratitude

      “All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”  2 Corinthians 4:15 NIV

      There seems to be plenty of ways to show gratitude in our life. Acknowledging, embracing, and expressing gratitude are so important. 

      But what about if you get stuck? I know sometimes I do.

      I’d like to expand on that to give you a better look and helpful tips to help you move forward with gratitude. 

      Take a Gratitude Walk

      Going for a walk is a great way to relieve stress and gain a new aspect of things. It offers several advantages both for your mind and body.

      You leave your usual environment, get out in the fresh air and move away from distractions. During this particular stroll, pay special attention to the things you encounter along the way. Take in the awesomeness of God’s creations. It’s a great way to focus on gratitude.

      You’ll uncover plenty to be thankful for during your walk. 

      Make a Gratitude Collage….

      I would love it if you would continue to read the rest of the article here at Woman To Women Ministries.

      Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Remember Me Monday Tell His Story Let’s Have Coffee Recharge Wednesday Tune In Thursday and Grace & Truth

    • Serving God Through Broken Vessels— {{Sweet Tea & Friends Link-Up}}

      “But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Am I not able, house of Israel, to deal with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, house of Israel”

      Jeremiah 18:4-6 NASB

      Do you ever find yourself thinking that you’d like to serve Jesus? Do you find yourself asking how when you feel so broken? I believe we are all a little broken sometimes, friend.

      Jesus never promised us an easy time of it [life]. We’re going to face trials, hardships, illness, disease, injury, aging, and feeling like we’re just plain worn out and weary. 

      Have you ever found yourself saying to a friend or to yourself, “I know I was meant to be in ministry. I want to serve God— But I just feel so broken.” 

      Friend, I’m here to tell you, Just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you can’t serve God. Some of the most insightful lessons I’ve learned have come from broken vessels and being a broken vessel myself.

      In regards to the potter, as he molded and shaped the clay pot on the wheel, defects often appeared. The potter had the power over the clay to permit the defects to remain or reshape the pot.

      Likewise, God has the power to reshape us for his purpose. Our approach should not become mindless or passive— One aspect of clay— but be willing to receive God’s impact on us. 

      As we yield to God, He begins reshaping us into valuable vessels. 

      It’s easy to think something prohibits you from serving God. Maybe you think you can’t because you have a disability, difficult home life, or a painful past.

       But what you may see as an obstacle could be the area of ministry that God is calling you to. Sometimes what you may perceive as a rejection in your life is really God’s re-direction for your life.

      Father God, I’m broken, fragile, and my perception is off. But I’m Yours. I’m struggling on my own to see how you can use me. Help me to turn my eyes upon you and your light. Father, Use this broken vessel to bring honor and glory to Your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

      Photo by Earl Wilcox on Unsplash


      Sweet Tea & Friends monthly blog hop link-up. 

      Welcome friends near and far. You’re Invited to join me on the porch for some sweet tea and fellowship? Can you picture it? Sitting on the porch on a warm summer’s day with friends sipping sweet tea, and having engaging conversations on just about everything? We will also be serving other beverages you may prefer like— Iced tea with lemon, Lemonade, Pop, Coffee, Hot Tea, Fruit Juice, etc… I can’t wait to meet you there!

      This party will run from 1:00 am on the 1st of every month through 11:50 pm on the 15th of the month. You can learn the full details about the link-up and community— That’s Us— HERE.

      1. For bloggers Link up to 3 of your Christian, Faith, and FAMILY-FRIENDLY ONLY posts. Feel free to link up your DIY, Crafts, Gardening, Travel, Outdoor, Home/Tablescapes, Decorating, Recipes/Cooking, Health & Beauty, or fashion posts.
      1. Link to a specific blog post URL (not your website). Feel free to link up any older posts that may need some love and attention too.
      1. Show some love. Visit your neighbor or at least 2 others and comment to let them know that what they wrote touched you or you appreciated their post.

      4. For Readers please feel free to click on the blue button below to visit other writers blog posts. You will find Christian content as well as encouragement, inspirational and many lifestyle and homestyle content you are sure to enjoy.

      You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

      Click here to enter

      Have Fun Visiting!!

      Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Remember Me Monday InstaEncouragements Tell His Story Recharge Wednesday Let’s Have Coffee Tune In Thursday Imparting Grace Grace & Truth Friendship Friday

    • Friendship— An Abode Of Both Reward And Sorrow

      “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 NIV

      Women have a greater need for friendships than men do. Our friendships run deeper. Men like to “do things” with friends. Women want to “know things” about each other. We like to do things together too, like shopping, but we want to talk while doing it!

      Girls are naturally drawn to each other. When friendships are lost, women grieve. A girl’s first experience with heartache may have been over a lost “best friend” rather than a “boyfriend.”

      We grieve not just for the friendship but also for the secrets shared, trust, and acceptance enjoyed. No one can cause you more harm than someone you have trusted deeply. If betrayed, the pain runs deep….

      I would appreciate if you would continue to read the rest of the post at Woman To Woman Ministries.

      Photo by Alvin Mahmudov on Unsplash

      Linking up this week with Remember Me Monday InstaEncouragements Tell His Story Let’s Have Coffee Imparting Grace and Grace & Truth Imparting Grace Tune In Thursday and Faith On Fire

  • Book Review: Is God Still Awake? By Shelia Walsh

    In this delightfully touching children’s picture book, a little girl asks big questions about God.

    A small girl named Poppy is accompanied by her companions— Her cat and dog and asks her parents and God big questions. She wants to know if God is awake if he hears her prayers and if he is always with her.

    With humorous rhyming text, this is a full-color picture book with easy-to-understand words that young children will understand. This is a fantastic resource for parents of young children to help teach them about prayer, assuring them that God loves them and is always with them no matter the time of day. This book lets children know that God is awake and listening and loves to hear his children speak.

    I recommend this book for parents to use for teaching and for children who have those big questions about God. Young and old alike will surely be delighted and treasure this little nugget of a gem connecting us to God.

    I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Net Galley and Thomas Nelson Publishers for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. #NetGalley

    Linking up this week with Remember Me Monday InstaEncouragements Let’s Have Coffee Grace At Home Grace & Truth

  • The Gift Of Rest

    Scripture:

    There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.

    Hebrews 4:9-11— NIV

    Encouragement:

    I’ll rest when I’m dead. Have you ever said that? Have you ever heard anyone else say that about rest?

    Busy people often work especially hard the week before a vacation, tying up loose ends so they can relax. Students usually have final exams right before semester beaks. When we know rest is coming, we put extra effort into finishing our work.

    Christians love the work God has given them, doing it with passion and enthusiasm, putting all their strength and care into it. 

    But, Christians love God’s promise of heavens rest even more and look forward to God’s rest with great joy. We do not need to wait to enjoy God’s rest and peace; we can have it daily, now! 

    Our daily rest in the Lord will not end with death but will become an eternal rest in the place that Christ is preparing for us ( John 14:1-4).

    God has given us all the same amount of time each week. He has also given us all the same gift. Sabbath rest.

    How much of that time do you spend resting? Sabbath rest is a meaningful gift that God has given to each of us to help us govern our lives. The Bible says that God created everything in six days, and on the seventh day, He rested. Then He gave us rest. 

    What a gift we have but rarely use. Taking time to pull back from life is a good thing. Taking time to pull back from work and everyday busyness is a needed thing. Try not to fill all seven days with activity and chores. Rest.

    This gift of rest is about recharging your batteries, refreshing your soul, and reflecting on the good things of life with friends and family. Take a nap. Listen for His voice. Be with your children and those you love. Open your gift of rest. Reflect on love and all the good things in your life. 

    Today, renew your effort to work hard for God. Relish the thought. Rest is coming.

    Pray:

    Lord, thank you for rest. Thank you for the value of rest today. Help me to love those around me in this time and to recognize the gifts in them. Let me pull aside and rest with you and be refreshed to go on again and do great things with you. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

    Linking Up this week with Inspire Me Monday Remember Me Monday Tell His Story InstaEncouragements Let’s Have Coffee Recharge Wednesday Tune In Thursday Grace At Home Grace & Truth And Friendship Friday

    Photo by Delphine Ducaruge on Unsplash

  • Five Minute Friday— Guess

    This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This week’s word prompt is {GUESS}.

    I have to admit this week’s word stumped me. I was really at a loss. The only thing I could come up with was to locate some common phrases with the word guess in them. Here you go.

    Your Dictionary tells the definition of the word guess like this: To suppose; think. To form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture; surmise—an act of predicting, estimating, or assuming. 

    A wild guess

    (one) never would have guessed

    An educated guess

    Guess What!

    I guess not

    It’s anyone’s guess

    Your guess is as good as mine

    Have another guess coming

    I guess so

    Guess again

    Keep somebody guessing

    Second-guess

    Take a guess

    I’m delighted that we don’t have to guess about Jesus because He is the same yesterday and today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8—NIV). God is always the same, but the teachers are different. Some teachers align with God’s precepts, and others do not. 

    Scary thought, but this is good news. If we know that God does not change, but people do, we can do as the Hebrews writer suggests and “carefully observe the outcome of their lives.” When we read God’s word, he doesn’t make us guess. He’s got lifes instructions mapped out for us.

  • Uplifting Bible Verses And Ideas To Uplift Your Soul

    Do you feel like the weight of the world is weighing you down? Do you feel a heaviness in your soul? Does your body feel offset, like a counterweight is throwing you off balance?

    I’ve been there too, friend. It’s okay to have off days; we all have them. You may ask yourself how do I get myself out of that rut.

    Won’t you join me in reflecting on some uplifting Bible verses to refresh your soul?

    Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord— Acts 3:19 NIV….

    I would love it if you would continue to read the rest of the article here in the June 2022 Issue Of Faith On Every Corner Digital Magazine. (Page 29)

    Photo by Manik Rathee on Unsplash

    Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Instaencouragements Tell His Story Let’s Have Coffee Recharge Wednesday Tune In Thursday Grace & Truth Friendship Friday

    Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Remember Me Monday InstaEncouragements Tell His Story Let’s Have Coffee Recharge Wednesday Grace & Truth

  • Spurgeon And The Psalms

    If you are a fan of the writings of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, otherwise known as ” the prince of preachers,” you are sure to see this little book of Psalms as a treasure.

    Book Review—Spurgeon And The Psalms. If you are a fan of the writings of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, otherwise known as " the prince of preachers," you are sure to see this little book of Psalms as a treasure. #BibleGatewayPartner Click To Tweet

    Written in the New Kings James Version style, the Psalms are easy to understand. At the beginning of each Psalm are devotional thoughts from Spurgeon himself to take you deeper during your Bible study time.

    Book jacket cover pouch. Soft Cover.

    This particular devotional book of Psalms is soft, compact, and is sure to fit in your purse, backpack, or carry bag to take along with you. It features an attractive attached lengthy blue bookmark and side margins with enough space to take notes or journal and plenty of note pages at the end of the book you are sure to fill up.

    This book truly is a little treasure of a resource I will enjoy studying and praying Scripture with. I love using the Psalms as prayers because there I can find something for every emotion or feeling from Joy to lament. I think I will carry this treasure nugget out and about with me in my purse too. Check out more details Here at The Faith Gateway Store.

    Genre: Christian, Religious
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson
    Pages: 352
    Language: English
    Publication Date: May 10, 2022
    ISBN-10: 0785253432

    I received a complimentary copy of this book as a Bible Gateway Blogger Grid Member and Thomas Nelson Publishers for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. #BibleGatewayPartner

    Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

    Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Anchored Truth Tuesdays Remember Me Monday Recharge Wednesday Grace & Truth

  • Stir Within Me

    This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This week’s word prompt is {STIR}

    Stir within me? What Lord? ?

    An insatiable appetite for you.
    A conviction in my heart to
    always follow you.

    A fire within that burns for you.
    Encapsulating into the deepest
    muscles of my soul.

    A passion for you that only you
    the Great I Am can fill.

    A love like Jesus, for all to see.
    Love and grace for others that
    your precepts teach me.

    Lord, stir me, mix me. And form
    these ashes into beauty by
    your Omnipotence,Omnipresence
    Omniscience power.

    Stir within me by your
    Righteous right hand
    my God, my Potter.

    Photo by Khadeeja Yasser on Unsplash

  • Refreshing Ideas To Help You Move Forward With Gratitude

    “All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”  2 Corinthians 4:15 NIV

    There seems to be plenty of ways to show gratitude in our life. Acknowledging, embracing, and expressing gratitude are so important. 

    But what about if you get stuck? I know sometimes I do.

    I’d like to expand on that to give you a better look and helpful tips to help you move forward with gratitude. 

    Take a Gratitude Walk

    Going for a walk is a great way to relieve stress and gain a new aspect of things. It offers several advantages both for your mind and body.

    You leave your usual environment, get out in the fresh air and move away from distractions. During this particular stroll, pay special attention to the things you encounter along the way. Take in the awesomeness of God’s creations. It’s a great way to focus on gratitude.

    You’ll uncover plenty to be thankful for during your walk. 

    Make a Gratitude Collage….

    I would love it if you would continue to read the rest of the article here at Woman To Women Ministries.

    Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Remember Me Monday Tell His Story Let’s Have Coffee Recharge Wednesday Tune In Thursday and Grace & Truth

  • Serving God Through Broken Vessels— {{Sweet Tea & Friends Link-Up}}

    “But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Am I not able, house of Israel, to deal with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, house of Israel”

    Jeremiah 18:4-6 NASB

    Do you ever find yourself thinking that you’d like to serve Jesus? Do you find yourself asking how when you feel so broken? I believe we are all a little broken sometimes, friend.

    Jesus never promised us an easy time of it [life]. We’re going to face trials, hardships, illness, disease, injury, aging, and feeling like we’re just plain worn out and weary. 

    Have you ever found yourself saying to a friend or to yourself, “I know I was meant to be in ministry. I want to serve God— But I just feel so broken.” 

    Friend, I’m here to tell you, Just because you’re broken doesn’t mean you can’t serve God. Some of the most insightful lessons I’ve learned have come from broken vessels and being a broken vessel myself.

    In regards to the potter, as he molded and shaped the clay pot on the wheel, defects often appeared. The potter had the power over the clay to permit the defects to remain or reshape the pot.

    Likewise, God has the power to reshape us for his purpose. Our approach should not become mindless or passive— One aspect of clay— but be willing to receive God’s impact on us. 

    As we yield to God, He begins reshaping us into valuable vessels. 

    It’s easy to think something prohibits you from serving God. Maybe you think you can’t because you have a disability, difficult home life, or a painful past.

     But what you may see as an obstacle could be the area of ministry that God is calling you to. Sometimes what you may perceive as a rejection in your life is really God’s re-direction for your life.

    Father God, I’m broken, fragile, and my perception is off. But I’m Yours. I’m struggling on my own to see how you can use me. Help me to turn my eyes upon you and your light. Father, Use this broken vessel to bring honor and glory to Your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Photo by Earl Wilcox on Unsplash


    Sweet Tea & Friends monthly blog hop link-up. 

    Welcome friends near and far. You’re Invited to join me on the porch for some sweet tea and fellowship? Can you picture it? Sitting on the porch on a warm summer’s day with friends sipping sweet tea, and having engaging conversations on just about everything? We will also be serving other beverages you may prefer like— Iced tea with lemon, Lemonade, Pop, Coffee, Hot Tea, Fruit Juice, etc… I can’t wait to meet you there!

    This party will run from 1:00 am on the 1st of every month through 11:50 pm on the 15th of the month. You can learn the full details about the link-up and community— That’s Us— HERE.

    1. For bloggers Link up to 3 of your Christian, Faith, and FAMILY-FRIENDLY ONLY posts. Feel free to link up your DIY, Crafts, Gardening, Travel, Outdoor, Home/Tablescapes, Decorating, Recipes/Cooking, Health & Beauty, or fashion posts.
    1. Link to a specific blog post URL (not your website). Feel free to link up any older posts that may need some love and attention too.
    1. Show some love. Visit your neighbor or at least 2 others and comment to let them know that what they wrote touched you or you appreciated their post.

    4. For Readers please feel free to click on the blue button below to visit other writers blog posts. You will find Christian content as well as encouragement, inspirational and many lifestyle and homestyle content you are sure to enjoy.

    You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

    Click here to enter

    Have Fun Visiting!!

    Linking up this week with Inspire Me Monday Remember Me Monday InstaEncouragements Tell His Story Recharge Wednesday Let’s Have Coffee Tune In Thursday Imparting Grace Grace & Truth Friendship Friday

  • Friendship— An Abode Of Both Reward And Sorrow

    “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 NIV

    Women have a greater need for friendships than men do. Our friendships run deeper. Men like to “do things” with friends. Women want to “know things” about each other. We like to do things together too, like shopping, but we want to talk while doing it!

    Girls are naturally drawn to each other. When friendships are lost, women grieve. A girl’s first experience with heartache may have been over a lost “best friend” rather than a “boyfriend.”

    We grieve not just for the friendship but also for the secrets shared, trust, and acceptance enjoyed. No one can cause you more harm than someone you have trusted deeply. If betrayed, the pain runs deep….

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