Monday, December 10, 2018

Good Morning, Monday






I have had a virus and head cold for about 
two weeks now, hopefully it's getting better,
sure don't want to be like this at Christmas.
Just wanted to pop in and say,

Be Blessed
and 
Enjoy the day!
Sylvia

Thursday, December 6, 2018

MORE THAN ENOUGH






This is always my prayer when I do a
Blog post.

At Christmas and other occasions, when
my family gets together, we all prepare for
the meal. We make a menu of what we'll have
each to bring. Of course, we worry there 
won't be enough, so often we'll make something
extra to bring. There's always "more than
enough".
We have a God that is abundant in consistently
"More than enough" to meet our needs. He is
generous in his love for us.  Undeserving as
we are, he blesses us!

"Who redeemeth thy life from destruction,
who crowneth thee with loving kindness
and tender mercies." 
Psalm 103:4 

I was amazed this morning when I opened
my Daily Bible Study book and saw the
title..  "More than Enough"
Yesterday my nephew, on facebook,
 posted only one sentence
"When will I ever be enough!".
He's going through a test of  his faith, I believe.
It touched my heart, for I love this young man.
It isn't for us to be enough,  God is Enough!
He is always there waiting for us to come to Him!
When God is our supply we have and are enough.

"Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly
abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us."
Ephesians 3:20

God's love and grace in our lives enables us
to share with others. Our God is power and 
provides "more than enough".
Let's keep our focus on Him who is enough.


Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;
To His feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Evermore His praises sing.
--Lyre


Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hallelujah, Put me back together




I love this song by The Afters, I hope you can
click on it to hear it. I'm not sure how to put 
it on here, this is the only way I could.

Oh well, I couldn't get it to work, but if you 
go to youtube, you can hear it.

Isn't it a blessing when you get up each
morning and your Daily Devotion Bible
study is exactly what you need for that day!
This happens to me about every day now.
God is working in our lives, we just need
to seek Him, He is always waiting to hear
for us.

As I have posted before and those who know me
are aware of the ups and downs my hubby and I
have been through this year. Highs and Lows.
He has always been there to hold me up!

"For God has not given us a Spirit of  fear, but
one of power, love and sound judgement."
2 Timothy 1:9

I don't always remember this,
 when I am convicted of something I've done, I tend to condemn myself. This verse reminds me
God is always with me and tells me to come 
to Him and remember He's with me and able
to fix my mess and put me back together.
There is Grace for my "mess",
The more we are broken the more His light 
can shine through.

"Thank you Lord, for your grace that puts
me back in your light."
Amen

Have a Blessed Wednesday!


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Strength and Blessings







This morning as I had my Prayer time and Bible
study, I felt the Lord's presence, His love filled my heart. I also was reminded how this year has been for myself and my husband. We have endured trying times in our health and our relationship. Our God hasn't left our side at anytime, He is always faithful. 

"Who in heaven do I have but you? And I desire
nothing on earth but you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever."  
Psalm 73:25-26


Time is important in so many ways to us,
I am aware of it passing by as this year
is nearing the end and another to begin.
I pray that each of us will examine our
lives and seek Him that is in control of
all our coming and goings.

"Those who know your name trust in you
because you have not abandoned those
that seek you, Lord."
Psalm 9:10

Many gifts will be bought and placed under
the tree at Christmas.
Let's give the most important gift of all, 
God's LOVE to us, 
let's share His Love with other's.





"Lord I want to know you more each day,
and I want to trust you in deeper ways.
Thank you for hearing me when I pray."
Amen


Blessings,







Saturday, December 1, 2018

December A Month of Giving




December is here already! 
This year has gone by so fast!
Christmas will soon be here,
so lets remember to open our
hearts to all those around us,
and bless someone today!


God is waiting in the silence
As the world goes rushing by,
Will not someone stop and listen
Answer quickly, "Here an I"?
,,,,,,Smith


Sylvia

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Christmas is Coming




Christmas is coming soon, so I need
Tea to get me started. Still trying
to get ready.







Have a Blessed Hump Day!
Sylvia

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !




Count your Blessings
name them one by one
Count your many Blessings
see what God has done!


I am thankful for all of you!
Sylvia

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday Thanks





"The days of our years are threescore and ten,
and if by reason of strength they be fourscore
years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow
for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Psalm 90:10 kjv

Let's give thanks to the Lord for all the 
blessings we are given, today and every
day! I am so thankful for the time
he has given me. For His mercy and
Love, for family and friends!


Have a Blessed Thanksgiving week!
Sylvia


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Prayer of Thankfulness






"In every thing give thanks;
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning
you."
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Have a Blessed Week of
Thanksgiving.

Sylvia

Monday, November 12, 2018

Another Week





We never know what struggle others
are going through, so be kind one
to "Others".

Be Blessed!
Sylvia 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday Morning Blessings





Every day is a blessing, I hope everyone will
have a blessed day and weekend.

I love this verse
"As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you
continue in my love."
John 15:9

Whenever we sin and ask forgiveness, God
forgives and tells us to continue to walk in his love.  May the Lord direct your steps today.

I am off to visit a friend that was recently in
the ICU after a fall. 

Have  a Blessed Day,
Sylvia

Oh somehow Google has changed my blog and doesn't send your comments to my email. I will try to get by your blog and visit.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday Blessings





God puts people in our lives at just the right time
to help and show His love.

  I found this so true yesterday as I spent the day in the ER after having a reaction to the Lubricant shot my doctor put in my knee. I passed out for some time and was unresponsive. I was transported to the hospital a hour away. In the ambulance on the way there, the EMT and I begin to talk, I soon discovered that he was a friend of my grandson. He was such a nice young man, he talked to me the whole time and kept me calm. He even let me
know when my blood pressure begin to rise. It had fell very low and my heart rate, they thought I was having a heart attack, but no I wasn't, just a severe reaction  to the shot.
Just before we got to the hospital he asked if he
could pray for me, I said yes, he held my hand and prayed. I was so calm and after several hours, all kinds of test results came back to show I was OK, 
they let me go home. All my family had left jobs, school and other things they had planned and came to be with me.

All the nurses were so kind and I am so blessed that God was with me. Just that morning before I left to go to the doctor He put two verses in my mind.

 Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
saith the Lord; thoughts of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end."
and
Matthew 29:20
"Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever
I have commanded you and, lo, I am with you 
always, even unto the end of the world."

We are commanded as believers to show love to one another. I was shown so much love yesterday and I thank God and give Him all honor and glory.

John 15: 12
"This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you."

Today as we go about our lives, look for someone
you can show love to, maybe a smile or a helping hand. You never know when someone may need it!

Be Blessed
Sylvia

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday Blessings



"If you know these things, blessed are you
if you do them."
John 13:17


"But we will give ourselves
continually to prayer,
and to the ministry of the 
Word."
Acts 6:4

Have a Blessed Weekend!
Sylvia

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Thankful for Today






Today I am thankful I have a Heavenly Father
that hears and answers my prayers. He draws
near to me when I seek Him and His will.


He comforts me in my sorrows and fills my
heart with Love!

May you find joy and peace in your day!

Sylvia

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Good Sunday Morning







This verse touched me this week and I wanted
to share it with you. I have been doing a lot of
soul searching lately and this verse helps me
put things in perspective, it's the content of my
heart that God cares about, not how I look on
the outside although I do believe he wants us
to look descent.  

"She maketh herself coverings of tapestry;
 her clothing is silk and purple."
Proverbs 31:22

To live my life for Christ, so I can live it pleasing to him as a follower of Him, a wife, a mother and friend. I have to go back and read
 Proverbs 31:10 - 31 often.

May you have a Blessed week!
Sylvia


  

Friday, October 19, 2018

It's Okay Not to be Okay__Book Review



This is the first time I have done a book review.
My birthday was in August and my daughter, Debbie, preordered me the book, "It's Okay not to be Okay" by Sheila Walsh. It wasn't released until October.



  It came a couple weeks ago and I took a week to read it since it was so enlightening. I didn't want it to end, it was that informative and helpful. I have been going through a lot this year, not just with my hubby having TMI (mini strokes) but personally and spiritually too.


"God will hold me up in his victorious right hand,,,,,"
Isaiah 41:10



He has held me and brought me a long way.
I give Him all praise and honor, I couldn't go another day without Him with me.

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you."
Isaiah 41:10


Sheila Walsh is a bible teacher and bestselling author with more than 5 million books sold.
She is the author of Gigi, God's Little Princess and In the Middle of the Mess.
She is the cohost of Life Today with James and Betty Robinson, and her Wednesdays in the Word program. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and son.
She helps you overcome the struggles of daily life by changing the way you think about God and yourself. She shares practical, doable strategies that will help you move from the pain and sadness you've experienced no matter what you've been through, failed marriage, lost friendships, addictions or lost jobs, etc that will help you move forward one step at a time. She uses scripture to back up all that she says, and she uses her on life experiences. 
As a believer I am sure you will find this helpful in your daily walk and find that it is OKay not to be Okay.

One sentence she used is "For every what-if that crosses your mind -and trust me, they still cross mine--allow the truth of God's Word to be louder
than the clamor of fear."



          F…. Fall on your face before Him 
                    E…. ….  earnestly seek Him.
          A ……..  ask Him to give you His peace.
          R …….. rest in His presence. 

I found this book interesting, helpful and it was even funny at times. I am writing this on my own. I wasn't asked by the publisher or Mrs. Walsh to write a review. I truly enjoyed reading it and would recommend it!



Have a Blessed weekend!
Sylvia

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fall Blessings







"For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every
languishing soul I will replenish."
Jeremiah 31:25



Sylvia

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday Blessings





We all have those days that we feel down and
not wanting to face it. Today I had a good talk
with my heavenly father and I believe this day
He holds me in His arms and I can do this, with
His help. 
I love the photo I found on the internet, it speaks
to me and my Prayer is that you'll find His Love
in your walk in your journey.

Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia

Sunday, October 14, 2018

SUNDAY ENCOURAGEMENT






As we go through this week I hope you 
are blessed beyond measure and find
peace and joy.

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts;
and be ready always to give an answer
to every man that asketh you a reason
of hope that is in you with meekness and 
fear."
1 Peter 3:15

Be Blessed, until next time!
Sylvia

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday's Blessings







2 Timothy 1:7
"God doesn't give us a spirit of fear, but of 
power, love and self-discipline."

God hasn't given us a spirit of fear, but it is
something we all struggle with at times. 
Our hearts feels fear when there is danger, this
helps us to understand that we need to be careful
and alert to what's around us. Our fear sometimes
helps us to recognize that we should examine ourselves to see if we're doing something right or wrong for us. Our fear of the Lord should always be to obey Him. He loves us and wants what is 
best for us every day. At times He gives us this 
fear so we can see His Love for us and obey and 
"walk in His ways."
My prayer for today is that we all recognize the
fears God puts in our heart and turn to Him for guidance and truths to obey His will for us.


Have a Blessed Tuesday!
Sylvia

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday Blessings






"I say, The Lord is my portion, therefore
I will put my hope in Him."
Lamentations 3:24

Have a Blessed Week!
Sylvia

Monday, October 1, 2018

HAPPY OCTOBER AND TEA PARTY







Another month gone by!
In Ecclesiastes 3:1-9, it tells us that there is
a time for every season. We know that our
season changes but God's is always the same,
He never changes, He's the same today, yesterday and forever. That is so assuring to me, that He is faithful in every season of my life.

A few weeks ago my granddaughter ask me if I would have a Tea Party for her so she could bring
her best friend that hadn't been to one. Of course
I said yes. I only have two granddaughter's and I started having tea parties with them when they were old enough to walk. They always had a good time and I love that they enjoy a cup of hot tea.



This is Anna and her friend Samantha.
Anna is my granddaughter on the right.


We all had fun laughing and planning our
next outing.


I got my hubby to take this photo of us at the table.
He had to eat in the living room. 
He didn't mind, just so he had food!






We had chicken salad wraps, scones with
Lemon Curd, Cinnamon Pumpkin rolls,
Chicken Salad (not in wraps) Fruit, and
too many sweets!
I had several different kinds of tea for
them to chose from.  









Our tummies were filled and our hearts 
warmed. A good time was had by all.




Until next time,
Have a blessed Day!


Sylvia