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It’s about to be 2014 and I’m about to be quite happy.  You see, like a lot of people I have been working on some stuff and I am expecting 20144 to be a much better year!   I did not say a pay off year or a jackpot year…but just better.  I am not just talking about finances, but I am talking about a combination of things.  Things like my creating a plan, refining it, sticking to it, disciplining myself when it comes to work, work in faith but not dreaming, finding a great balance with all of the things that I do.

From  spiritual perspective…I do not want to be dull or dependent.  I was to be just as bubbly and sparkly as I was when I first got saved and realized what it meant.  I want God to give me a burden for SOULS!   Yes just drop it in my lap God!   I can take it!  That’s gonna make me so so happy!

Philippians 3:18, “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.”AAABURDEN

Happy New Year’s!

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AAWHATIFQUOTEHold the hate mail.  Keep your good hat  on your head.  Count to ten.  I feel the same as you…basically.  I believe in being Thankful.  I also am not ashamed to publicly say who I am Thankful to! I am Thankful to God!

Thanksgiving has been compromised! It’s being hijacked by Silly Stores who want to make sales…and nobody saw it coming.Is it a Holy Day to you?   Or me?    Or should it be?

SO HERE IS WHY I  AM PROPOSING A REBELLION?????Actually I am proposing a Thanksgiving “RETHINKING”of the way that we do this such as how long, why and how.

Because 1 Day is not enough time even officially as it may to gather the family together and thank God.  Serious Dude?  We take a day to thank the secretaries and yes, they are great.     Moms, Christopher Columbus who accidentally discovered land that had already been discovered.  (nice move)   Fathers and presidents …and I am  a Patriot who loves my country. A lot of people that get a Holiday deserve it…but one day for Thanking God?  I can’t get with that one.  Not enough in my book.    And yes, I Thank Him regularly and that’s still not enough when I think about what He does, has done and will do for me…I’m just smothered with o.

ATHANKSGIVING1111I  know it sounds crazy!      Am I saying that I saw my Thanks coming and coming in fast motion everyday?   Yes!   I am saying this!

And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

James 4:3


You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

Power of Prayer Bible Verses


Bible Verses About Prayer- Prayer defeats Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Bible Verses on Prayer- Pray without ceasing

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Rejoice always; pray without ceasing. in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Prayer Bible Verses from the Book of Psalms

Psalm 50:15

What do I mean?   Here’s the story:

A while back I was listening to some messages and I was challenged and inspired to start praying much more than I was.  So I did it. I began to start praying any number of hours from 3 to 7 hours a day. I did it for over 2 months…and a strange thing happened…I began to see the answers to my prayers during that time.   Sometimes the answers came the same day or the next day.  I was so Blessedf!  I  still am. But, I warn you…do not stop.ATHANKSGIVING1111

Lamentations 3:22-24
The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”

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I will not cease to Thank God.  He is good.  He lovewes me unconditionally.  There is not one in the earth or the span of time that compares to Him.    This is the start of a fresh new year.  It’s an opportunity to get things right and we Thank God in advance for that. 

 

Use these scriptures to meditate upon and today…make a vow to stay close to and before God you will never regret it:

Ruth 2:12
May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done. (NLT)

2 Samuel 2:6
May the LORD now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this. (NIV)

Romans 1:8
… I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you … (NLT)

1 Corinthians 1:4
I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. (NIV)

2 Corinthians 9:13-14
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. (NIV)

2 Timothy 1:3
… I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. (NLT)

Numbers 6:24-26
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace. (NKJV)

 

 

Isaiah 9: 6  For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Years and years ago, a child was born in a small town called Bethlehem.  That child grew up and fulfilled the prophecy expressed by the prophet Isaiah years and years before that.  Because of his faith, his obedience and his love…we who have accepted him as our Lord and Savior…will live eternally just like he does…it’s his promise to us and he keeps his promises.

As far as this believer is concerned…it’s a Day of GREAT THANKSGIVING!  It is my sincerest aim that today you will merge Thanksgiving into your heart, your words, your prayers, in all that you do!

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My gratitude is to so many people who have helped me. I do realize that everything and every one sent my way to do good is sent by God.  It’s that simple.   But, most of all  my  gratitude is to God on high.   I thank God for His many characteristics; and they reflect who He is.  There is “none” like Him.

Because He is ALL of these things…and more….I am thankful and if you know Him…you should be too!   If you do not….it is my prayer RIGHT now…that you come to know Him.  That He appears to you in your sleep, that He speaks to your heart, that He heals you, sets you free and rescues you from al or any destruction…in the name of Jesus!

 

ELOHIM……Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1
meaning “God”, a reference to God’s power and might.
ADONAI……Malachi 1:6
meaning “Lord”, a reference to the Lordship of God.
JEHOVAH–YAHWEH…..Genesis 2:4
a reference to God’s divine salvation.
JEHOVAH-MACCADDESHEM…….Exodus 31:13
meaning “The Lord thy sanctifier”
JEHOVAH-ROHI……Psalm 23:1
meaning “The Lord my shepherd”
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH…….Ezekiel 48:35
meaning “The Lord who is present”
JEHOVAH-RAPHA………Exodus 15:26
meaning “The Lord our healer”
JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU……Jeremiah 23:6
meaning “The Lord our righteousness”
JEHOVAH-JIREH………Genesis 22:13-14
meaning “The Lord will provide”
JEHOVAH-NISSI………Exodus 17:15
meaning “The Lord our banner”
JEHOVAH-SHALOM……..Judges 6:24
meaning “The Lord is peace”
JEHOVAH-SABBAOTH……Isaiah 6:1-3
meaning “The Lord of Hosts”
EL-ELYON…………..Genesis 14:17-20,Isaiah 14:13-14
meaning “The most high God”
EL-ROI…………….Genesis 16:13
meaning “The strong one who sees”
EL-SHADDAI…………Genesis 17:1,Psalm 91:1
meaning “The God of the mountains or God Almighty”
EL-OLAM……………Isaiah 40:28-31
meaning “The everlasting God”

MORE NAMES OF GOD : FROM THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT

ABBA………………………..Romans 8:15
ADVOCATE…………………….I John 2:1 (kjv)
ALMIGHTY…………………….Genesis 17:1
ALPHA……………………….Revelation 22:13
AMEN………………………..Revelation 3:14
ANCIENT OF DAYS………………Daniel 7:9
ANOINTED ONE…………………Psalm 2:2
APOSTLE……………………..Hebrews 3:1
ARM OF THE LORD………………Isaiah 53:1
AUTHOR OF LIFE……………….Acts 3:15
AUTHOR OF OUR FAITH…………..Hebrews 12:2

BEGINNING…………………….Revelation 21:6
BLESSED & HOLY RULER…………..1 Timothy 6:15
BRANCH……………………….Jeremiah 33:15
BREAD OF GOD………………….John 6:33
BREAD OF LIFE…………………John 6:35
BRIDEGROOM……………………Isaiah 62:56
BRIGHT MORNING STAR……………Revelation 22:16

CHIEF SHEPHERD…………………1 Peter 5:4
CHOSEN ONE…………………….Isaiah 42:1
CHRIST………………………..Matthew 22:42
CHRIST OF GOD………………….Luke 9:20
CHRIST THE LORD………………..Luke 2:11
CHRIST, SON OF LIVING GOD……….Matthew 16:16
COMFORTER……………………..John 14:26(kjv)
COMMANDER……………………..Isaiah 55:4
CONSOLATION OF ISRAEL……………Luke 2:25
CONSUMING FIRE………………….Deut. 4:24, Heb. 12:29
CORNERSTONE…………………….Isaiah 28:16
COUNSELOR………………………Isaiah 9:6
CREATOR………………………..1 Peter 4:19

DELIVERER…………………………Romans 11:26
DESIRED OF ALL NATIONS……………..Haggai 2:7
DOOR……………………………..John 10:7(kjv)

END………………………………Revelation 21:6
ETERNAL GOD……………………….Deut. 33:27
EVERLASTING FATHER…………………Isaiah 9:6

FAITHFUL & TRUE……………………Revelation 19:11
FAITHFUL WITNESS…………………..Revelation 1:5
FATHER……………………………Matthew 6:9
FIRSTBORN (3)………………………………….Rom.8:29,Rev.1:5,Col.1:15
FIRSTFRUITS……………………….1 Cor.15:20-23
FOUNDATION………………………..1 Cor. 3:11
FRIEND OF TAX COLLECTORS & SINNERS…..Matthew 11:19

GENTLE WHISPER…………………….1 Kings 19:12
GIFT OF GOD……………………….John 4:10
GLORY OF THE LORD………………….Isaiah 40:5
GOD………………………………Genesis 1:1
GOD ALMIGHTY………………………Genesis 17:1
GOD OVER ALL………………………Romans 9:5
GOD WHO SEES ME……………………Genesis 16:13
GOOD SHEPHERD……………………..John 10:11
GREAT HIGH PRIEST………………….Hebrews 4:14
GREAT SHEPHERD…………………….Hebrews 13:20
GUIDE…………………………….Psalm 48:14

HEAD OF THE BODY…………………..Colossians 1:18
HEAD OF THE CHURCH…………………Ephesians 5:23
HEIR OF ALL THINGS…………………Hebrews 1:2
HIGH PRIEST……………………….Hebrews 3:1
HIGH PRIEST FOREVER………………..Hebrews 6:20
HOLY ONE………………………….Acts 2:27
HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL…………………Isaiah 49:7
HOLY SPIRIT……………………….John 16:26
HOPE……………………………..Titus 2:13
HORN OF SALVATION………………….Luke 1:69

I AM………………………………Exodus 3:14, John 8:58
IMAGE OF GOD……………………….2 Cor. 4:4
IMAGE OF HIS PERSON…………………Hebrews 1:3 (kjv)
IMMANUEL…………………………..Isaiah 7:14

JEALOUS…………………………Exodus 34:14 (kjv)
JEHOVAH…………………………Psalm 83:18 (kjv)
JESUS…………………………..Matthew 1:21
JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD…………….Romans 6:23
JUDGE…………………………..Isaiah 33:22, Acts 10:42

KING……………………………Zechariah 9:9
KING ETERNAL…………………….1 Timothy 1:17
KING OF KINGS……………………1 Timothy 6:15
KING OF THE AGES…………………Revelation 15:3

LAMB OF GOD………………………John 1:29
LAST ADAM………………………..1 Cor. 15:45
LAWGIVER…………………………Isaiah 33:22
LEADER…………………………..Isaiah 55:4
LIFE…………………………….John 14:6
LIGHT OF THE WORLD………………..John 8:12
LIKE AN EAGLE…………………….Deut. 32:11
LILY OF THE VALLEYS……………….Song 2:1
LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH…………Revelation 5:5
LIVING STONE……………………..1 Peter 2:4
LIVING WATER……………………..John 4:10
LORD…………………………….John 13:13
LORD GOD ALMIGHTY…………………Revelation 15:3
LORD JESUS CHRIST…………………1 Cor. 15:57
LORD OF ALL………………………Acts 10:36
LORD OF GLORY ……………………1 Cor. 2:8
LORD OF LORDS…………………….1 Tim. 6:15
LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS…………..Jeremiah 23:6
LOVE……………………………1 John 4:8

MAN OF SORROWS…………………….Isaiah 53:3
MASTER…………………………….Luke 5:5
MEDIATOR…………………………..1 Timothy 2:5
MERCIFUL GOD……………………….Jeremiah 3:12
MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT…………….Malachi 3:1
MESSIAH…………………………… John 4:25
MIGHTY GOD………………………….Isaiah 9:6
MIGHTY ONE………………………….Isaiah 60:16

NAZARENE……………………………Matthew 2:23

OFFSPRING OF DAVID…………………..Revelation 22:16
OMEGA………………………………Revelation 22:13
ONLY BEGOTTEN SON……………………John 1:18(kjv)
OUR PASSOVER LAMB……………………1 Cor. 5:7
OUR PEACE…………………………..Ephesians 2:14

POTTER……………………………..Isaiah 64:8
POWER OF GOD………………………..1 Cor. 1:24
PRINCE OF PEACE……………………..Isaiah 9:6
PROPHET…………………………….Acts 3:22
PURIFIER……………………………Malachi 3:3

RABBONI (TEACHER)……………………John 20:16
RADIANCE OF GOD’S GLORY………………Heb.1:3
REDEEMER……………………………Job 19:25
REFINER’S FIRE………………………Malachi 3:2
RESURRECTION………………………..John 11:25
RIGHTEOUS ONE……………………….1 John 2:1
ROCK……………………………….1 Cor.10:4
ROOT OF DAVID……………………….Rev. 22:16
ROSE OF SHARON………………………Song 2:1
RULER OF GOD’S CREATION………………Rev. 3:14
RULER OVER KINGS OF EARTH…………….Rev 1:5
RULER OVER ISRAEL……………………Micah 5:2

SAVIOR……………………………..Luke 2:11
SCEPTER OUT OF ISRAEL………………..Numbers 24:17
SEED……………………………….Genesis 3:15
SERVANT…………………………….Isaiah 42:1
SHEPHERD OF OUR SOULS………………..1Peter 2:25
SHIELD……………………………..Genesis 15:1
SON OF DAVID………………………..Matthew 1:1
SON OF GOD………………………….Matthew 27:54
SON OF MAN………………………….Matthew 8:20
SON OF THE MOST HIGH…………………Luke 1:32
SOURCE……………………………..Hebrews 5:9
SPIRIT OF GOD……………………….Genesis 1:2
STAR OUT OF JACOB……………………Numbers 24:17
STONE………………………………1 Peter 2:8
SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS…………………Malachi 4:2

TEACHER……………………………..John 13:13
TRUE LIGHT…………………………..John 1:9
TRUE WITNESS…………………………Revelation 3:14
TRUTH……………………………….John 14:6

VINE………………………………..John 15:5

WAY………………………………….John 14:6
WISDOM OF GOD…………………………1 Cor. 1:24
WITNESS………………………………Isaiah 55:4
WONDERFUL…………………………….Isaiah 9:6
WORD…………………………………John 1:1
WORD OF GOD…………………………..Revelation 19:13

 

 

I would like to share a list of 60 Things To Be Thankful For: 

Here are 60 things to be grateful for in our lives:

1. Your parents – For giving birth to you. Because if there is no them, there will not be you.
2. Your family – For being your closest kin in the world
3. Your friends – For being your companions in life
4. Sense of sight – For letting you see the colors of life
5. Sense of hearing – For letting you hear trickle of rain, the voices of your loved ones, and the harmonious chords of music
6. Sense of touch – For letting you feel the texture of your clothes, the breeze of the wind, the hands of your loved ones
7. Sense of smell – For letting you smell scented candles, perfumes, and beautiful flowers in your garden
8. Sense of taste – For letting you savor the sweetness of fruits, the saltiness of seawater, the sourness of pickles, the bitterness of bitter gourd, and the spiciness of chilli
9. Your speech – For giving you the outlet to express yourself
10. Your heart – For pumping blood to all the parts of your body every second since you were born; for giving you the ability to feel
11. Your lungs – For letting you breathe so you can live
12. Your immune system – For fighting viruses that enter your body. For keeping you in the pink of your health so you can do the things you love.
13. Your hands – So you can type on your computer, flip the pages of books, and hold the hands of your loved ones
14. Your legs – For letting you walk, run, swim, play the sports you love, and curl up in the comfort of your seat
15. Your mind – For the ability to think, to store memories, and to create new solutions
16. Your good health – For enabling you to do what you want to do and for what you’re about to do in the future
17. Your school – For providing a environment conducive to learning and growing
18. Your teachers – For their dedication and for passing down knowledge to you
19. Tears – For helping you express your deepest emotions
20. Disappointment – So you know the things that matter to you most
21. Fears – So you know your opportunities for growth
22. Pain – For you to become a stronger person
23. Sadness – For you to appreciate the spectrum of human emotions
24. Happiness – For you to soak in the beauty of life
25. The Sun – For bringing in light and beauty to this world
26. Sunset – For a beautiful sight to end the day
27. Moon and Stars – For brightening up our night sky
28. Sunrise – For a beautiful sight to start the morning
29. Rain – For cooling you when it gets too warm and for making it comfy to sleep in on weekends
30. Snow – For making winter even more beautiful

Snow Cups on Mt. Rainier at Emmons Flats

31. Rainbows – For a beautiful sight to look forward to after rain
32. Oxygen – For making life possible
33. The earth – For creating the environment for life to begin
34. Mother nature – For covering our world in beauty
35. Animals – For adding to the diversity of life
36. Internet – For connecting you and me despite the physical space between us
37. Transport – For making it easier to commute from one place to another
38. Mobile phones – For making it easy to stay in touch with others
39. Computers – For making our lives more effective and efficient
40. Technology – For making impossible things possible
41. Movies – For providing a source of entertainment
42. Books – For adding wisdom into your life
43. Blogs – For connecting you with other like-minded people
44. Shoes – For protecting your feet when you are out
45. Time – For a system to organize yourself and keep track of activities
46. Your job – For giving you a source of living and for being a medium where you can add value to the world
47. Music – For lifting your spirits when you’re down and for filling your life with more love
48. Your bed – For you to sleep comfortably in every night
49. Your home – For a place you can call home
50. Your soul mate – For being the one who understands everything you’re going through
51. Your best friends – For being there for you whenever you need them
52. Your enemies – For helping you uncover your blind spots so you can become a better person
53. Kind strangers – For brightening up your days when you least expect it
54. Your mistakes – For helping you to improve and become better
55. Heartbreaks – For helping you mature and become a better person
56. Laughter – For serenading your life with joy
57. Love – For letting you feel what it means to truly be alive
58. Life’s challenges – For helping you grow and become who you are
59. Life – For giving you the chance to experience all that you’re experiencing, and will be experiencing in time to come

And last but not least… #60:

You.

For being who you are and touching the world with your presence. For being alive and reading this post. For giving me the chance to touch your life and fulfill my purpose to help others. You are the reason I live. Thank you.

Photo by Jennifer Rotner

 

 

I was lying in the bed and did not want to get out.  I was depressed; it had been three days.   I want to assure you that this had never happened before.  The devil had been trying to find something to get me to worry and doubt and finally he had come up with something.   I was so distraught my plans were to never get out of the bed.  I heard a small sound in my heart.  It was like a whisper:  “Praise!”  I was thinking praise?  I don’t really feel like praising…but the more I thought about it; I felt it couldn’t hurt anything so I said a couple of “Hallelujahs!”  It’s funny now.

Then I tried it again…next I knew I was stomping on the floor praising God for ALL that He has done for me!   Well, I assure you that problem can’t bother me again.  IT was over a decade ago.  Praise will turn around that situation that you face…the one that’s bothering you.    Now here’s the reason: because the God we serve is a good God who will assure our victories, give us strength, pours His unconditional love on us and will fight all battles for us…There’s a lot of reasons to praise Him! 

 

I attended a very small quiet Lutheran church.  It was extremely quiet, but it was a place of worship.  The worship was and is still very beautiful.  We were taught to glorify God.  Fast forward to my being in a full blown praising church where no one minds praising God!  But…let’s talk about being at home; away from the church.  When we wake up…there ought to be time spent giving God thanks and praise.  I assure you that if you can make this a habit your life will change.  Praise opens the doors to Blessings Unlimited…that’s a store we all want to shop in.  (smiles)  So, I encourage you today to pull your praise out, dust it off if you have to and from your heart…just praise Him!

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. — Psalm 18:1-3 KJ

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