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A thankful blog! 🆕

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Hello WP fam! I trust that you’re getting ready for 2020 and I pray that it’ll be a blessing for you. I am currently working on a new blog and it’s quite a work in progress as it is with opening a new blog. Coming up with the name this time around was easy for the blog is going to be base on thankfulness, so I ended up naming it Gratitude is an Attitude.

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The goal is to journal thankfulness every day in 2020. 😁

Here is the link to what the blog is about and how it came about:

Being thankful throughout

Here is the link to the blog itself:

Gratitude is an Attitude

I hope that you’ll join me for a year of thanksgiving in 2020. 💙

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#amwriting ✍, Ray & Marcus da Díxon 💙

The Promise of a Rainbow🌈

Short Story #28

“Papa!”

“Papa, come quick!”

At the urgency in the voices of his twin toddlers, Ray immediately stopped icing the black coffee vanilla cupcakes and rushed over to them in the playpen that was positioned by the window. They were directing his gaze outside of the window with frantic pointing and worried chubby faces.

“Something wrong with the sky!” the twins echo in unison as they point out the window. “Look, Papa!”

Ray looked and smiled. “Nothing’s wrong with the sky, mes amours. It’s only a rainbow.”

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The twins scrunched their adorable little faces at their ever-patient father.

Ray heartily laughs.

Marcus playfully nudged his sister-in-law. “I bet you a box of the finest Belgian chocolates that he’s going to give the babies a scientific explanation. Ça te dit?

Diana looked at Marcus and then at her husband who was gathering the twins in his arms. “He’s going to tell them a story, but you’re on!”

“A rainbow is a multicolored arc in the sky. It’s one of creation’s most splendid masterpieces all thanks to God.” Ray explained to the babies. “See, people were very wicked and refused to obey God; it displeased Him. However, one man found grace in God’s eyes: Noah. Had it not been for him, the world probably wouldn’t have existed today.”

Ashley tilts her head sideways to look at her father. “Vraiment?”

“Vraiment,” Ray clarifies. “After Noah followed God’s instructions in building an ark, a great flood came and cleansed the earth removing evil-minded mankind. After Noah and family left the ark, a multi-colored curved bow appeared in the sky symbolizing God’s covenant He made with Noah as He promised to never destroy the world in such a way again.

“It’s a beautiful promise. How many colors do you see?”

As Ray occupied the babies, Diana turns to a smiling Marcus. “I know you got lost in the story, but you owe me a box of the finest Belgian chocolate known to man.”

The smile quickly morphed into a sourish scowl. “Ray, couldn’t you have given the babies a scientific explanation and leave it at that?” Marcus picks up one of his twin’s signature cupcake and starts walking away. “Now I owe your wife chocolates! Chocolates, Ray! C’est ouf!”

Ray’s infectious laughter fill the room causing his wife to join in.

French terms used:

* mes amours – my loves

* Ça te dit – up for it?

* vraiment – really

* C’est ouf – it’s crazy

All grammatical errors are mine.

Inspired scripture: 

Three places to study the meaning of a rainbow or what some of the colors may symbolize are found in Genesis, Ezekiel, and Revelation.

On another note, I’ll be sharing more stories, trains of thoughts, ideas, really short stories, etc. in the near future. I may post a lot of stories on Tuesdays. Most, if not all of the stories are Biblically-based and I want to start incorporating French in many of them.

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Biblical Reflection

How should we love God?

 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

Deuteronomy 6:5;13

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*** Hopefully, Bible Study resumes next Sabbath. I’ve been slack where it concerns completing the Book of Genesis these past few months.

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Devotion 💙

🕊Blessings!🕊

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A blessing is…

…an answered prayer
the people in your life
the stranger at your gate.

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Happiness!
Joyfulness!
Cheerfulness!
Blessedness!

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the sun during the day
the stars by night
The moon that shineth, oh so bright!

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There are so MANY blessings to be thankful for. Make sure you thank God for EVERY one of them not neglecting the smallest ones for sometimes, they can be the greatest blessings.

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Devotion 💙

God is merciful and truthful.

Scripture in focus: All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

This is a very powerful and beautiful promise. With Jesus, we have eternal security. When He came down from heaven, He came to do the Father’s will (John 6:38). The Father sent His Son to die for our wicked ways so the Father can purchase us and entrust us in the care and responsibility of His precious Son (John 6:39). We are His and no one can make a claim of ownership for He has marked us as His own after we were purchased with the blood of the Son and the Holy Spirit sealed the deal. 

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Some believers are fearful of backsliding, but fear not for:

I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

Hosea 14:4 & Jeremiah 3:22

What if we sin?

And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous

1 John 2:1

Praise God! He is so merciful towards us that there is no point in trying to make up excuses to justify turning away from Him or not being ready to accept Him fully as Lord and Savior. His ways are not ours and we’re inclined to turn away for a little while, but even in temptation, we can call on the Lord for aid.

God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 see also 2 Thessalonians 3:3

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There is no excuse for not wanting to come to our Saviour and find the rest we’ve been craving in His loving arms. He will receive you and never cast you aside. If you backslide, He’ll heal you. If you sin, He’ll make intercession to the Father for you. If we fall into temptation, He’ll provide a way for you to escape and make you white as snow. How can one not want this beautiful relationship with the Creator of the Universe?

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365 Days of Writing

Daily Prompt catch-up: September 23rd-25th

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September 23rd: Non sequitur

Write a post about anything you’d like, but be sure to include this sentence somewhere in the final paragraph: “He tried to hit me with a forklift!”

At the moment, I am not inspired to write any stories, but I have this on my mind:

The superhero shook his head in disdain, “I know it’s something that we’re probably going to look back on later and laugh, but I still can’t believe he tried to hit me with a forklift!”

Ah, I got nothing… but they did say I could write about anything I want, so… heyyy Superman. 🙂

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September 24th: Standstill

For a moment today, time stands still — but you can tweak one thing while it’s stopped. What do you do?

Get more sleep of course!

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September 25th: Celebrate good times

You receive some wonderful, improbable, hoped-for good news. How do you celebrate?

As I always do: by thanking God. Without Him, nothing is possible.

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