Biblical Reflection

A time to reflect β˜•

Β “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realise that Christ Jesus is in youβ€”unless, of course, you fail the test?”

2 Corinthians 13:5Β 

Joy. It’s the main ingredient that God wants us to have in life. Take some time to think of how you’ve experienced joy in your relationship with Jesus and thank Him.

Talent. Don’t envy your neighbor because he/she has been blessed with more gifts than you. Instead, focus on the talent/s God has given you to bring glory and honor to His Name. Invest your time and talent/s in Him.

Solitude. Regularly seek God’s voice in the silence and solitude. Ignore your devices for a little while to focus your being on God.

Let us continually examine our heart daily as we prepare to meet the King.

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πŸŽ‰ Confetti! 🎊

Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their second goal.

Joy blossomed inside me

And all I wanted to do was

throw confetti at the world!

Barcelona va Betis | Antoine griezmann, Camp nou y Betis

Throw it up anywhere

Watch it fall everywhere

Confetti!

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I love confetti! While coming up for the new signature for the blog (which you’ll see shortly), I got led to use confetti, and I was very pleased with the outcome (although it may be subject to change in the future). I bless God for the new signature.

May God’s peace and grace be upon you in 2020. πŸ’™

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Share your world for the week of May 07th

Back again to participate in the ever funΒ Cee’s Share Your World Challenge!

If you were given $22 million tax free dollars (any currency), what is the first thing you would do?Β 

Although this question is fun, I tend to not answer it anymore with enthusiasm. I’ll say one thing I’ll love to do is travel the world and carry out missions so I’ll be fulfilling this aspect with part of the 22 mil.

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In what do you find the simplest of joys?

Reading/studying God’s Word, seeing the smiles on the faces of the ones I love, new books, sunrises, sunsets, playing with my pets, steaming coffee, nature, you wonderful bloggers! etc. because life is too short to worry about things and every waking day should be a celebration of life itself.Β 

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What would be your ideal birthday present, and why?

I make no big deal about my birthday although I do appreciate turning one year older. Being in the presence of my loved ones is enough for me.Β 

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?Β 

This past week was not a good one where it concerned a colleague who passed away, but the memories he left behind was more than enough to bring a smile to my face.

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Song Sunday 🎢🎷

Sing-Along Sunday: I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy!

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Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.

Psalm 47:1

When you’ve got a joy in your heart because of the Lord, no one can steal that away from you! Today’s sing-along is a classic favorite of mine and I am certain it’s one of yours too. πŸ˜‰ Let’s clap along as we joyously sing starting to start off our Sunday morning.

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy
Down in my heart
Down in my heart
Down in my heart

 

Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff, Musings

November reflection

November 2016 Journal Prompts - Gratitude and Joy. New prompts released the beginning of each month >> Eight Pepperberries blog

I had forgotten all about this reflective post that I said I was going to do at the end of November!

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1. Everyone currently in my life right now including you wonderful bloggers.

2. Eating with the family.

3. I can’t recall the last silly thing I did for I was caught up trying to complete the NaNoWriMo challenge last month.

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4. I don’t celebrate the holidays… not one of them.

5. See Q4.

6. Pray, seeking my Father’s advice.

7. Objects don’t bring me joy.

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8. I am grateful for the writing talent that God has given me, the ability to speed read and to design.

9. By being the example. Teaching starts at home and parents should teach their children about gratitude by showing them how to appreciate something/someone.

10. Thank you, God, for the blessings. Every night we still pray though… taken from Dobre Brothers’ No Fakes.

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“I’ll take whatever you can give.”

Short Story #8

He envisioned long nights and early mornings with her. He wanted to smile with her, share his breakfast with her, and go on cheap dates with her. But she was broken and scarred and seeing her bare her soul took courage, something she was not given enough credit for.

But he was willing to try. He was willing to show her that he was not like the other men in her former life. He was willing to risk his happiness for hers.

He smiled, a small tug at his heart that was like a sweet pain. “I’ll take whatever you can give.” He kissed the jagged scar on her shoulder blade. “And when you’re ready, you can give me more.”

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