These last couple of years have taught me that it is far more fulfilling to give than to receive. Our family has been in what I considered a struggle; my husband has been out of work for more than a year and I do not work outside the home due to health issues. What I have come to realize is God is far better to us than we could ever hope to begin to deserve. He has sustained us this entire year and we have been more than able to stay in our home and provide food for our family. I am so grateful for God's grace and mercy and the many blessings He gives us. We are now employed and making a living once more..God is so good ALL the time!
As you go about your day please remember, you are alive and loved and blessed! Those little things that we complain about or get irritated over really don't matter when we put them up against the grand purpose of life. We live in a scary world that is very contrary to how it should be, we need more people to spread light and love to others in order to dash the darkness that we often find ourselves surrounded in. I wish to be one of "those" people. I am on a mission to spread encouragement, love and light to all I come across, in one form or another. How about you?
A prayer for peace..
Lord, God of peace, who has created man, the object of your kindness, to be close to you in glory, we bless you and we thank you because you have sent us your beloved son, Jesus, making him the mystery of the pasch, the architect of all salvation, the source of all peace, the bond of true brotherhood. We thank you for the desire, the efforts, the realizations which your spirit of peace has roused in our day: to replace hatred with love, diffidence with understanding, unconcern with care. Open yet more our hearts to the needs of all our brothers and sisters, so that we may be better able to build a true peace. Remember, Father of mercy, all who are in pain, who suffer and die in the cause of a more brotherly world. For the men of every race, of every tongue - may your kingdom come: your kingdom of justice, of peace, of love; and may the earth be filled with your glory.
Two more things before I end this blog post, let's remember and pray for those who lost their lives in Roseburg Oregon this last week in the UCC school shooting and those who are grieving over their lost loved ones.
And pray for our soldiers still fighting a war.
*Another day has passed and SADLY Central Command has CONFIRMED 6 new casualties. Please pray for those in harm’s way. #HonorThem
Department of Defense confirmed the deaths of:
Capt. Jonathan J. Golden, 33, of Camarillo, CA.
Capt. Jordan B. Pierson, 28, of Abilene, TX.
Staff Sgt. Ryan D. Hammond, 26, of Moundsville, WV.
Senior Airman Quinn L. Johnson-Harris, 21, of Milwaukee, WI
Senior Airman Nathan C. Sartain, 29, of Pensacola, FL.
Airman 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, GA.
"Limitations only exist if you let them"
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.
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