Sunday, May 7, 2017

Eucharisteo Blessings // #1-7

I'm back! After about two months, I know. It's crazy.
But let's get to the post.

Have you wondered yet? What the word Eucharisteo means?
Well, let me share.

My mom and I watched two video sessions of One Thousand Gifts, which I highly recommend, and there we see the idea of writing down 1,000 blessings—gifts, and found the word Eucharisteo. So that is what I am going to share with you: some of my gifts, through pictures. If I end up writing a list on paper, it will probably look different, but I am just sharing some of my blessings  through my pictures.

"When He was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them."
-Luke 24:30

1. Honeysuckle. I have smelled it even before I saw it—it is beautifully fragrant.

2. Coon Creek—little streams. We have a ditch in front of our house(not a normal ditch), and it has trees around it. It is dry most of the time, but then, when we have a lot of rain, and we have—we've had flooding(we are fine, but please pray for everyone effected by this big flood in MO, KS, AR, OK, etc.) it turns into a stream, and it's really nice. This is a picture of it above.

3. Zippers. :)

4. Our dog, Penny.

5. My parents.

6. Our flower box.

7. :) The pancakes that I ate for breakfast.

There will be more of these posts.
Blessings to you, and please remember that there are  blessings all around you already. :)


Thursday, March 2, 2017

My Life // It's Okay Because He's Everywhere.

So many things are changing around me.
Where am I going?
I don't have to know—God is ever constant—never changing.

I hear so many calls, yet don't know which is my call.
Where am I going?
I don't have to know—God calls me—and that's all I really need.

I have so many things I's hard.
But it's okay, because God will use my talents and gifts to honor Him, if I let Him.

I feel like I am everywhere.
But it's okay, because God is everywhere.

But this might just be my mountain. The one that I need to go around, or go through.
Or move.
I want direction. But maybe I just need to follow my Guide—God.

I feel in the dark on some things, and in the light on others. But no matter what--I know God is with me, and that is all I need.

I don't know where I am going. But I am closer than close with the one who does know.
And I need to just let go.
Let HIM take control, not me.
Surrender and trust.
That's what I need.
That's what we need.
That's what you need.

Because I have Jesus.
Because I have the Word of God.
Because I have my relationship with God.

You need these things, too.

This is how you get them:

Romans 10:9-10
"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved."

And open up the Bible. God will give you revelation if you ask Him and seek Him.

Isaiah 1:18
"'Come now, let us settle the matter,' says the Lord.
'Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.'"

Love in Christ,

P.S. Another post you might like on this blog is
It has a part in it that is written as if from God's perspective.

All of these pictures were wonderfully used from the free picture website, Unsplash. Of course, I edited the last one, though.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

"I Want to be Like a Tree"

Today I am just going to share with you some BVs(Bible Verses), a song, and the lyrics to that song.

Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)
"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither--whatever they do prospers."

Jeremiah 17:8 (NIV)
"They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and it never fails to bear fruit."

Yes, I want to be like a tree.

Here are the lyrics to the song, "Tree" by Justin Rizzo:

"Unmovable, unshakable
Let my roots go down deep
Unmovable, unshakable
In You

I want to be like a tree
Planted by the streams
Of living water

This will be my song God
This will be my prayer
Until the end, until the end
In the midst of the coming storm
In the midst of the coming blessing
That my life, would be built upon the rock
That I would not be shaken
That I would not be moved"


"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ"
(Eph. 1:2),

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wishing for a Valentine? Got One? Listen Up!

Wishing for a Valentine? Got one? Listen up, y'all.
Well, believe it or not, you have One who is asking to be your Valentine.
Do you know who I am talking about?
No, it's not your school/church crush, it's not that cashier at Walmart, and it's not the teller at the bank.

It's God...straight up!

So sure, this might seem classic for a Christian to say. But no matter how much you commercialize it, how much you say it, how much you try to share it, it will ALWAYS be true, even after this world has passed away.

He wants to be your love. Your first, truest, sincerest lover, and #1 love.
This doesn't necessarily mean your first love as in He was the first one you loved ever, but instead your first in your life love. As in you love Him more than A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G., even life itself. Sounds radical, right?

That's crazy love.

Are you willing to take the challenge and let God be your #1 love?

This love, however, does not stop being celebrated after today, Valentine's Day, but should be reflected upon and rejoiced in everyday for the rest of your days--eternity!

And get this. He has already decided on you to be His Valentine, even if you choose not to be back.
Isaiah 43:1 says (and this is God speaking):
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine."
See! Right there: "You are Mine"! So even if you don't answer Him back, God loves you deeply, and has already chosen you. Will you accept Him? If so, don't wait 'til later. Do it now, and step into His intimate love.
"This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent us His son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
1 John 4:10 (NIV)

So how do you do this? How do you accept Him? And also, how do you become His child, and receive salvation? How do you become saved?

Ask Jesus into your heart, to be the Lord and savior of your life, and to be your one true love. Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and that God has raised Him from the dead after He died for our sins on the cross.
If you're already a Christian, you can still do this!
Ask God to help you let Him be your first lover.

And whether you have a Valentine this year or not, you still can receive and allow this True, Forever Valentine in your life! His love will never pass away.

And don't forget! He sacrificed His life for you--'cuz He loves you! He always has, and always will. HE CREATED YOU TO LOVE!

Wanting a love letter?
The Bible is your answer.
There is a lot of good verses in there, supporting the truth that God loves you!
Isaiah 43: 1-7 is a good one, and so many others, especially in the New Testament.

Wanting a love song?

1 Corinthians 13
1 John
Isaiah 43
Romans 5:8
& try Googling verses about love, and you can probably find lots more!

And before you go...I want you to watch this video, a testimony to God's love.
Because this is the truth: we have to go to God, yes, and follow Him, but ultimately this life is NOT ABOUT US. It is about God. We have to surrender. Let Him be our Valentine, FOREVER, but no, it ultimately is not about us. It's about God. And He loves us, and goes unimaginable lengths to show us.

So hang in there, and watch this testimony--it's amazing!

Let's take the challenge of making God our #1 love!

The Bible says: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind" (Luke 10:27).

Not only should He be your first love, but He NEEDS to be your first love.

God bless you all!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

I've Been Featured with Sisters In Christ!

I have been featured on Chosen Vessels, the blog of Faith Potts, as the February Sister in Christ!

And if you check out Faith's blog, and you won't regret it! She is an awesome writer, and her freelance writing style is easy to follow, also. Great blog, great girl!

Click here for the link to this post on Chosen Vessels.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Collection of Words...☺

Something I'd like to do in this next year is express myself more freely through my writing.

In 2017, instead of just asking God to help me, I want to ask Him more of what I can do for Him. How I can help Him, even though He doesn't need help.

I would like to finish my first draft of my WWII story this year!

This year I will try to reply to every comment that is reasonably reply-able, except for ones I choose not to reply to for reasons, and visit all my commenters' blogs & websites that I know of, but maybe not all, in some circumstances.

I want to change my blog name this year. I said earlier that I was probably going to do it in November, or whatever, but that didn't happen. I think I have the name figured out, so watch out for a new name everyone!

I wrote a post once about how I wanted to do that, but I never did it, and I don't think I will be doing much of that now. Things change, and that changed. But you never know, I might do it someday.


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