More Robins Sighting…. A Sign of Spring in Drawing near.

We’re into the shortest month of the year. And it will go fast. I’m still getting my days mixed up. I’m so much in the day that I am. Yes, we need to live in the present.

I’m not focusing on what’s ahead for tomorrow. I mean, I’m doing what I can in the present tense. I can’t keep looking into tomorrow without doing what I need to do in the day that I am in.

As, I’m doing my daily dos, I’m making new habits. I know that in due time I can break loose for the things that I need to stop doing. I’m keep up on some things I started in January. Glory be to God.

I’m slowing down more and enjoying life. There are times when I have to let things go. I need to have some time to do other things. Balance in life is necessary.

I hope all is coming along with you. In all seasons of life, we should seek God. No matter what’s going on. We need to take time for ourselves. We must be still and live life the best way that we can.

May we learn not to waste our time. May we see the good in our every day living. May we make the most out of our “now” time. May we not be focusing on what’s ahead for tomorrow
Amen.

Yes, Spring is coming. The robins are the sign in my today. I’m not yearning for Spring. I’m enjoying the present of now. While, I know what’s to come.

Thanks for reading.
God bless you.
S. A. Blakley

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May we Keep our Eyes on Jesus. For He is our Blessed Hope

We made it thought another week.. And the LORD has gone on before us. We need to keep pressing on!  May we walk in the light of Christ.

Oh! What a week it’s been!  Through life’s experiences, we grow and change in every season along the journey. And whatever is set before us O LORD, Grant us Your Comfort, Shalom Peace, Hope…in the world that we live in. LORD thanks for being with us.

Indeed, there are times we need to turn off the news and do something else. Too much news can get to us.  Some of my siblings gather and we watch reruns. I’ve been seeing this as a good thing.

There nothing like watching “Old Westerners” on Saturdays. The old shows makes me wonder. It’s interesting to watch.  I’ve been laughing when I’m aware of people who I can place a name to a character.

Yes, those old T.V. shows. Those are the classics. Those shows can’t be copied. They are the originals. There’s something about the first time when shows air.

I’m still on my family history quest. I’m making a lot of discoveries. One thing I’ve discovered while searching my family history, I’ve been coming across people in whom we share common relatives . ~ That’s CoOL!

I hope all is coming along with you. Life has its challenges. We live in a time of testing and trials. Changes are still coming. Remember the LORD is with us.

May we not lose hope.
May we keep our eyes on Jesus.
May we not grow weary in doing good.
Amen!

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God Bless you.
S.A. Blakley

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LORD, grant us Wisdom to continue on the Journey. #Prayer

It’s been an interesting week. Looking forward for the Last full week of January. God is on the move. Things are changing. Don’t get blown away by the storm. Stand in faith.

There’s so much we don’t know. Things that we think we know. And very little things that we ought to know. May we learn the difference.

God is up to something. I pray that we will hear the call from the Holy Spirit. God is here with us. Only if we will acknowledge His presence and follow His guidance.

I pray that we don’t follow the angry crowd. But, follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. The Voice that leads us in the way of peace.  The Voice that’s bring healing and restoration.

May we see that the LORD is with us.
May we work together for the good of things.
May the LORD grant us wisdom to continue on the journey.

Thanks for reading.
God bless you.
Susan

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Journeying Along: For The LORD Is With Us

What a journey it has been becoming. Twenty Seventeen is coming along. More changes are set to flight as we travel. Be not afraid. For the LORD is with us. Remember: our hope should be in Jesus.

We should take each day as they come. We can only live in the present time the Lord has blessed us with. We should try not to live in the past nor even in the future. We can’t change yesterday. Nor should we try to jump ahead into the future.

But, we can reflect on what we have done and those thing that the Lord has for us.  We hope that we will learn from our past. It’s good to see our accomplishments. We should live life, keeping our eyes on Jesus.

I’m making more progress as I’m living in the present moments. As I look back over this week, I’m exploring and discovering new things. I’m stepping out and doing more things.  Thank You, Jesus!

I hope that you’re coming along on your 2017  journey.  Though we don’t know what will come out of each day, may we not be afraid.  May we live in the present of the moments that we have.  May the LORD keep us on the path that He has for us.  May we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Thanks for reading.
God bless you.
S.A. Blakley

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Into Twenty Seventeen: With New Beginnings

I hope everybody has settled in for the journey of 2017. Yes, we made it through the first week. I wish all the best of 2017.

As for the year 2016, it was a long year for me. I’m thankful that God was with us. And He still is.  And He’ll always will be with us.

I’ve been trying to get back in the swing of things. One of my brother’s passed in his sleep last month. He had been ill for a while. He was  a fighter till the end. He’s with the LORD.

Yes, I’ve been slowly getting back on track. I’m coming along. I haven’t been journaling as I use to.  I see journaling as therapy at times. It’s good for my soul.

I’ve made it back gathering with the church on Sundays. January 8, 2017 will be my 4th Sunday in a row attending church gathering. It feels so good!

I haven’t returned to greeting, yet. I have my new greeter’s badge.  Yes, I’m getting back in the rhyme of things.  One thing I know for sure, things take time in the doing.

I’ve been slowing down a bit. I’m doing okay. Things are different. I’ve been thinking. I’m pressing on. I hope that all is coming along with you.  Remember to keep on keeping on. 🙂

May we continue to journey in this year believing all things work together for the good of God. Whatever may have happened from this day forward, may we keep our eyes on Jesus. Amen!

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God bless you.
S.A. Blakley

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Oh, God…Grant us so perfectly and without doubt to believe in Jesus Christ…

Everliving God, who strengthened your apostle Thomas with firm and certain faith in your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and without doubt to believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, that our faith may never be found wanting in your sight; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

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Happy 4th Sunday of #Advent! Drawing Closer to Holy Night on Saturday!

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.
May we enter into the story: when God became Man.

God bless you,
Susan

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