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WRITE 31 DAYS – DAY 25 -SIGN

30 Oct

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This is just too funny, and it fit with this #write31days word for day 25.

We see this sign almost every Sunday on the way to church.  We usually go through the post office to mail our bills, and pull out and see this.  It’s a school crossing sign to watch for children.  This is what we saw on September 2.  It’s hard to believe they don’t keep this tree trimmed or move the sign a few feet behind the tree.

I looked this morning as we pulled out of the post office again.  NO CHANGE!

This post is part of the #write31 day challenge.

I would love for you to check out my other #31 days posts.  I’m trying to write every day in October:

Day 1 – God Painted The Skies For My Walk This Morning

Day 2 – God Paints Masterpieces

Day 3 – Wardrobe, Baby Cribs/Beds, Infant Items – Ideas/Necessities? Day 4 – Brew – Jehovah, Java and Tea

Day 5- Silence

Day 6 – You Living Life Fully and Abundantly

Day 7 – Tests Into Testimonies

Day 8 – Sometimes Life Seems Like A Muddled Mess

Day 9 – Post-It Sticky Notes To Self and My Man with some FREEBIES

Day 10 – Unknown Twins Revealed

Day 11 – Thanks and Reveal of our Fifth Grand baby

Day 12 – Sky

Day 13 – Aware of Precious Moments Day 14 – We’ve Got Mail, I Love Mail

Day 14 – We’ve God Mail, I Love Mail

Day 15 – Moving Forward Into The Seasons of Life

Day 16 – Finding Joy In The Little Things – 100 Little Things

Day 17 – Bible Studies I Love

Day 18 – Neighborhood Coffee/Tea, Be A Gift To Your Neighbors

Day 19 – He Notices Me – El Roi

Day 20 -Weekend

Day 21 – Park

Day 22 – 66 Ways God Loves You {Giveaway}

Day 23 – Blowout – What To Do

Day 24 – Simple Ways to Share God’s Love and Locally

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WRITE 31 DAYS – DAY 24 – SIMPLE WAYS TO SHARE GOD’S LOVE LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY

30 Oct

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Mark 16:15  (NIV) –  He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Today’s writing prompt was globally.  Again, I have been stumped how to even begin this one, but as I pondered on that verse in Mark I posed the question to myself what am I and my husband doing to share God’s love locally and globally.  I’ll share some thoughts here and would appreciate you sharing your thoughts of how you do that in your family.

  1. Blogging – My whole reason for blogging has been to share Him with people all over the World and locally too.  It’s to leave a legacy to not only my grandchildren but generations to come.   Every day I see where people are reading something I wrote all over the World.  I am so thankful that God led me here several years ago.
  2. Bible-Studies – I love on-line Bible studies.  I especially love Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies.  I believe God led me there while surfing after I retired to find something on-line.  I never dreamed where I would be today three years later as a volunteer Team Leader.  Again, we lead the studies for women all over the World.  These studies have changed my life, and so many others.  The more we are in the Word, the more our lives are changed to reflect Him.  I also participate locally at my church in our Bible studies – a way to meet new women you don’t get to meet when there are several services.  How about having one in your home?  We used to do that a lot, but haven’t recently – it’s a great way to invite neighbors over.
  3. Missionaries –  Our church is very mission focused.  We have over ???? missionaries.  We support that not only monetarily but prayer.  Every week our bulletin features one of our missionaries with prayer needs.
  4. Coffee – Our church has a weekly coffee.  I love it but seldom get to go.  It’s just women coming together each week to talk, pray, watch a video, and share over a cup of coffee.  The church just went through an 8-week coffee on Wednesday mornings and now they have switched to Wednesday evenings.  It’s another way of ministry to invite someone you know and bring them with you and it’s not uncomfortable.
  5. Facebook – Yes, Facebook.  Several years ago I made a commitment that I would not share anything negative on Facebook and that it would be uplifting and Godly.  Honestly, sometimes it’s hard, but so far I’ve managed to do that.  I share our Bible studies and my blog posts for others to see.  Hopefully, I’m making a difference.
  6. Compassion Child – We sponsor a compassion child in ????? and have been.  I love adding little scripture cards in the mail to her.  It’s a great way to minister overseas.
  7. Substitute Teaching – After retirement I went into the public school system not for the money, but to meet and bless others and share Jesus however I can.  I do that.  It’s not easy, but I do have many opportunities for others to know I am a Christian, and I can sit there and pray for the students as they are working.
  8. Neighbors – Being available if they need something.  Be the light.  Have them over for coffee, ice cream or a meal.
  9. Telemarketers – Okay honestly I haven’t done this yet, but I am starting.  I read on a blog sometime back how a lady would say let me ask you some questions, and she does that.  I printed it out.  I need to get it out and set it by the phone.
  10. Shopping – Smile, say “God bless you”, “How are you doing”and “Thank you”, and don’t forget to say,
    Merry Christmas” when they say “Happy Holidays”.  Be the light.
  11. Driving – What can I say?  Are you a polite driver or a rude driver?  Do you have a Jesus sign on your car, and you get mad when someone cuts in front of you or tailgates you?

I fretted over this post and how to write about global, but now I am so glad I did because it shows me I am making an attempt at sharing Jesus globally and locally.

How about you?

This post is part of the #write31 day challenge.

I would love for you to check out my other #31 days posts.  I’m trying to write every day in October:

Day 1 – God Painted The Skies For My Walk This Morning

Day 2 – God Paints Masterpieces

Day 3 – Wardrobe, Baby Cribs/Beds, Infant Items – Ideas/Necessities? Day 4 – Brew – Jehovah, Java and Tea

Day 5- Silence

Day 6 – You Living Life Fully and Abundantly

Day 7 – Tests Into Testimonies

Day 8 – Sometimes Life Seems Like A Muddled Mess

Day 9 – Post-It Sticky Notes To Self and My Man with some FREEBIES

Day 10 – Unknown Twins Revealed

Day 11 – Thanks and Reveal of our Fifth Grand baby

Day 12 – Sky

Day 13 – Aware of Precious Moments Day 14 – We’ve Got Mail, I Love Mail

Day 14 – We’ve God Mail, I Love Mail

Day 15 – Moving Forward Into The Seasons of Life

Day 16 – Finding Joy In The Little Things – 100 Little Things

Day 17 – Bible Studies I Love

Day 18 – Neighborhood Coffee/Tea, Be A Gift To Your Neighbors

Day 19 – He Notices Me – El Roi

Day 20 -Weekend

Day 21 – Park

Day 22 – 66 Ways God Loves You {Giveaway}

Day 23 – Blowout – What To Do

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WRITE 31 DAYS – DAY 23 -BLOWOUT – WHAT TO DO

29 Oct

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This is my day 23 post for #write31 days and I should be on day 29, but I am exactly where God wants me today.

I hope you followers can bear with me a few more days.  I promise to not write so much after next week.  This has been a challenge to get it all done this year.

The word today is Blowout.  I did not choose it – it’s one of the words assigned to us girls to write about, and it’s been hard for some of these words and today’s has been one of the hardest, but I’m not a quitter and trying to keep on writing and keep on doing what I need to do at home and school each day.  I can DO THIS!

BLOWOUT – I think of flat tires and remember a blowout so, so many years ago.  My sister and I had been out-of-town, and we had a blowout on I-20 before cell phones and nothing was around to call anybody.  A couple of men stopped and yes we were scared to get out of the car.  I rolled down the window, handed them a number and asked them to go call our Dad.  Someone did.

BLOWOUT – I think of blowing out candles and all the precious memories over the years with family, and missing family today we can no longer celebrate with to blowout candles.

BLOWOUT – I think I’ve seen more diaper blowouts than flat tires or birthdays.  In fact, I had to change one of those on Thursday for my second grandson.  NO, I didn’t take a picture for this blog, but it was bad enough to need a bath and change of clothes.  Blowing out candles are so much more fun, especially when we are watching a grandchild or one of our own blowing out candles.

I can’t imagine what it is going to be like around here with three new grand babies come March.  It’s going to be joyful, fun, exciting and everything else, but now I’m thinking about poo poo diapers with three of them.  My son and daughter-in-law are having twins so hope they are ready.   One today was enough for Nana.

Truly I am thankful for poo poo diapers because it means everything is okay.  It means they are healthy and eating well, and their precious little bodies are working well.  It might mean they have a virus or cutting teeth or just something they ate that disagreed, but we are thankful for poo poo and no constipation because one of ours has issues with that and it’s scary – so be thankful for poo poo diapers.

So what do we do when there is a blowout whether it be a diaper or a tire or candles?  A couple of my favorite verses to remember in all we do each day as Moms and Nanas:

In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NASB)

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17 (NIV)

Alright enough of poo poo diapers and blowouts.

This post is part of the #write31 day challenge.

I would love for you to check out my other #31 days posts.  I’m trying to write every day in October:

Day 1 – God Painted The Skies For My Walk This Morning

Day 2 – God Paints Masterpieces

Day 3 – Wardrobe, Baby Cribs/Beds, Infant Items – Ideas/Necessities? Day 4 – Brew – Jehovah, Java and Tea

Day 5- Silence

Day 6 – You Living Life Fully and Abundantly

Day 7 – Tests Into Testimonies

Day 8 – Sometimes Life Seems Like A Muddled Mess

Day 9 – Post-It Sticky Notes To Self and My Man with some FREEBIES

Day 10 – Unknown Twins Revealed

Day 11 – Thanks and Reveal of our Fifth Grand baby

Day 12 – Sky

Day 13 – Aware of Precious Moments Day 14 – We’ve Got Mail, I Love Mail

Day 14 – We’ve God Mail, I Love Mail

Day 15 – Moving Forward Into The Seasons of Life

Day 16 – Finding Joy In The Little Things – 100 Little Things

Day 17 – Bible Studies I Love

Day 18 – Neighborhood Coffee/Tea, Be A Gift To Your Neighbors

Day 19 – He Notices Me – El Roi

Day 20 -Weekend

Day 21 – Park

Day 22 – 66 Ways God Loves You {Giveaway}

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Write 31 Days – Day 21 – PARK

28 Oct

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My  three-year old grandson called me one morning  a few weeks back and said, “Nana I want to go to the wooden park”.  I was like, What?  I had no clue what the wooden park might be.  It’s in another small town close to us.  So, I got ready and off we went to the wooden park, and we got off in such a rush I forgot to grab my camera, and well the cell phone photos were full so I only got two shots. 😗

We got to the park, got him out of his car seat and he was off and running.  It really is a big wooden park, and I so wish today I had time to drive there and get some better pictures to share here.  Maybe I’ll update this in a few days after another trip to the wooden park.

He climbed all over things – there were tires you could climb in and a little area called a car wash.  The wooden fort was absolutely amazingly, big.

As he ran off to go play in the car wash (no water) I watched him running and thanked God that he can run!

And then my thoughts run off to just last week when my daughter-in-law and I took my two grandsons to the pumpkin patch.  It was so much fun watching them play with pumpkins, and jump on an old parked tractor, and then they parked themselves in a wagon and a wheel barrel.

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As I think back this morning of those amazing moments with the boys,  I’m reminded of a Bible verse and how we should park our minds, our hearts and our thoughts on Him.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

 

This post is part of the #write31 day challenge.

I would love for you to check out my other #31 days posts.  I’m trying to write every day in October:

Day 1 – God Painted The Skies For My Walk This Morning

Day 2 – God Paints Masterpieces

Day 3 – Wardrobe, Baby Cribs/Beds, Infant Items – Ideas/Necessities? Day 4 – Brew – Jehovah, Java and Tea

Day 5- Silence

Day 6 – You Living Life Fully and Abundantly

Day 7 – Tests Into Testimonies

Day 8 – Sometimes Life Seems Like A Muddled Mess

Day 9 – Post-It Sticky Notes To Self and My Man with some FREEBIES

Day 10 – Unknown Twins Revealed

Day 11 – Thanks and Reveal of our Fifth Grand baby

Day 12 – Sky

Day 13 – Aware of Precious Moments Day 14 – We’ve Got Mail, I Love Mail

Day 14 – We’ve God Mail, I Love Mail

Day 15 – Moving Forward Into The Seasons of Life

Day 16 – Finding Joy In The Little Things – 100 Little Things

Day 17 – Bible Studies I Love

Day 18 – Neighborhood Coffee/Tea, Be A Gift To Your Neighbors

Day 19 – He Notices Me – El Roi

Day 20 -Weekend

 

 

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66 WAYS GOD LOVES YOU {GIVEAWAY}

26 Oct

I love to read and I stay busy with housework, on-line Bible studies, substitute teaching, yard work, blogging and playing with grandkids but today I am home.

I am off, the television is off, my shoes are off  and my 21-month old grandson is napping.

I hurried through my ironing  and hurried through vacuuming yesterday, and then propped up my feet to continue reading this beautiful book cover to cover.

I finished the book this afternoon,  got up to fix a glass of tea with some wonderful lemon on this unusual warm Texas day before someone wakes up, and writing a bit about this beautiful book about God’s love story to us.

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Jennifer has taken all sixty-six, 66 books of the Bible and shares with us in every single book how God loves each one of us.  I could not put it down and finished it in two sittings.  Really, I am usually reading a book for weeks at a time, and some of them that are not Bible studies may take me a month or longer trudging along on my treadmill for twenty minutes at a time.

Each chapter Jennifer shares a beautiful teaching on the message of that particular book as well as a simple takeaway that brings that message as something to bless your heart and something easy to remember.  It’s a way as the front of the book says to, “Experience God’s Love for You in Every Book of the Bible.”

Here are just a few of the chapter titles:

  • In Genesis God Fashions Me With His Hands  – “God used His hand, His touch, to craft us – the crowning jewel of all His handiwork.” Jennifer Rothschild
  • In Judges God Shows Mercy in Spite of My Repeated Failures – “The King of kings loves you and gives you mercy and faithful love.  He does it when you least deserve or expect it.”  Jennifer Rothschild
  • In Job God Sustains Me In My Suffering – “Possibly the oldest book in the Bible, the book of Job – every page of it – is stained by tears.  It tells one of our oldest stories – we all suffer, and suffering hurts.”  Jennifer Rothschild
  • In Malachi God Pours Out His Blessings On Me – “God’s blessing pours out of His heart of love for you.  Even when you talk back like an ungrateful child, God holds back His anger and gives you kindness instead.  “‘I have always loved you,’ says the LORD” Malachi 1.2 NLT”  Jennifer Rothschild
  • In Philippians God Gives Me Joy – “Joy is a seed God plants in the hearts of His children so the sweet assurance of His presence will blossom in our lives.”  Jennifer Rothschild

If that doesn’t give you goose bumps I don’t know what will.  Imagine the other sixty chapter titles.  They are all good!  Sixty-six chapters, two pages each, easy to read and all in one incredible message.  From Genesis to Revelation Jennifer shares how special we are go God.  It’s a beautiful book inside and outside.  Uplifting, inspiring, and fun!

This is the cover and it’s as beautiful inside!  Some of the flowers on the outside are foiled.  Inside each page has flower designs too.  It’s just simply so cute.

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Here are just a couple of ways of how I felt God’s love through the book and you will too :

  • A beautiful, meaningful story of how He fashioned me when it said I am the crowning jewel of His handiwork.  Yes I knew I was His handiwork and His masterpiece, but I’ve never read that I was the crowning jewel of His handiwork.
  • Knowing Him and making Him known was a church slogan for us for years, but this book just brought so much beauty to that.  Jennifer said that “Jesus said, “Whoever practices and teaches these command will be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:19).  You have been given the magnificent purpose of living out the words of Jesus and sharing them with others.  Thank God for giving you the highest purpose-knowing and loving Him and making Him known”.  That right there is what it is all about, and it is what we need in this country and our real purpose to love Him so much we make Him known.
  • I loved being reminded of all the many different ways that God loves me as I read each and every page.

This book isn’t a Bible study, but if you have never read the Bible, and even if you are a scholar, it is so simple and easy to read and  will help you understand a little about what each chapter of the Bible shares about love and what that chapter is about.

Experience His love in sixty-six beautiful loving ways. HE.LOVES.YOU.

This book would make a perfect gift for a birthday, a shut-in, someone in the hospital,  or with Christmas coming up you might want to pick some up for stocking stuffers.

GIVEAWAY

I am giving away one copy of this wonderful book to one of my readers.  Everyone that comments below or on my Blogger Loves The King  or personal Facebook page on this blog post from now until next Tuesday, November 1 will be eligible to win.  I will print out your comments, put them in a bowl and one of my grandsons will be drawing. I will announce the winner next week in my last #31 day writing.

 

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