The 97th Year, Since My Mother’s Born Day

My mother entered this world on Wednesday,  April 21, 1920.
Photo of my mother, Lula as a child, her age unknown.
The photo below, my mother is in red
My mother’s mother, Mary is in blue.

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Thank God For The Blessings of The Simple Things In Life

I’ve been thinking about simplicity.  Those simple pleasures in life that God has blessed us with. Those things we enjoy that don’t cost too much.

Question for 16th Week of the Year: The Simple Things In Life ~ Here’s a few of mine.

Watching the skies by night or by day: I  tend to always look up into the skies. I love to see the clouds, especially after a good rain, a sunrise or a sunset. Oh! How God creates and displays His wonders for us to see. ( God is An Artist. ) May we  take the time to look  at nature and God’s beautiful creation.

Resting and Enjoying every day life: I know I need my rest. It’s good to sleep and be well rested.  I enjoy my day more when I’m rested up. (Need not to be restless.)  May we get 7 to 8 hours of rest each day.

Learning to Be Still in the presence of God: I enjoy being alone in my quiet time. I take advantage of the time when I sat and be aware of  God’s presence. Yes, He’s presence is always there. But, times I  can forget to acknowledge Him. (LORD, forgive me.) May we plan our days around God and sat with Jesus.

Talking to dogs and or neighbor cats and dogs: I can’t recall not every having a dog since my childhood.  We always had a dog or more. I  even got bit by the family dog. I still love dogs. I had the honor to name a few. I would always talk to them, Bud, Sister, Sunny…. (It’s good therapy.) May we know that God created animals for us to care for and it enjoy.

Thinking, Rethinking and Reflecting about life and matters on my heart: I’ve learned to think and rethink along my journey. Indeed, I repent and change my mind from time to time. It brings out some things in me.. And I thank God for forgiving me and listening to me think. (God lifts my spirit and changes me.) May we learn to think and reflect more on life’s matters. Amen.

I hope you’re thankful for the blessings that God has planted in your everyday life.
Enjoy your journey, for God is with you! Thanks for reading.

God bless you.
S. A.Blakley

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Welcome To The Easter Season! Celebrate; The Resurrection!

He is not here.
He is Risen.
He’s Alive!

JESUS is Alive!
Peace be with you.

God bless you on your journey!

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Thank You, LORD for blessings us with the Season Of Spring! New Life ~ Rebirth

What do you like about Spring!
As for me…
What  I admire about Spring this season: When the beauty of God’s creation comes alive again. It’s the time of  refreshing that brings new beginnings.

Yes, I like the weather is warmer.

I enjoy the Spring months. It’s the time to make the most of what God has for us. May the Lord, help us on our adventure through life.

I hope that we will make the most out of what we have, in the season that we’re in.  God has give us the gift of life. May we live life to the fullest. Amen!

Thanks for Reading. 
Happy Easter Season!
Peace be with your on your journey.

God bless you.
S.A. Blakley

Question for week 15
What You Like About Spring?

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Let’s Be Thankful For the Talents God Has Given Us.

We’re  blessed to be a blessing. Amen!
May the Lord guide us to use our gifts.

The question for week 14: What Talents You Have?
As for me….I can say what others have told me about myself.

What I’m I good at?
I was thinking about the gifts that God have blessed me with.
I’m thankful for all of them.

People shared with me that I have an watchful eye.
I seem to see more into what I see.

There are people who shared with me that I’m patient
Through the years, I’ve learned to practice being patient.

People tell me that I have a good memory.
I record people’s birthdays on a calendar. I have a memory book of event.

People compliment me on how I present myself ; in how I dress.
I want to look nice. My mother taught me to look nice wherever we go.

What I can say about myself: I tend to stick with things that I believe that God wants me to do. It’s hard for me to let things go. Things that I’ve held onto for a long time. The departure it’s time to heal. I’m thankful that God has given me the strength to do what He has for me to do.

I seem to see more into what I see.
I try to remember the important things in life.
I think we should represent God with all that we have.

I hope that we all will use our talents that God has given us. It’s all for His glory. Everything we have belongs to God. Time, Talents and Treasure. We’re stewards of God. We our to tend to God’s business.

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

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Pauses For #Lent #HolyWeek

Day 34 ~ PALM SUNDAY
“Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! ~ Mark 11:9

Day 35 ~ Holy Monday: JUDGE
“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged.” ~ Matthew 7:1

Day 36 ~ Holy Tuesday:  STRANGER
“I was a stranger and you welcome me.” ~ Matthew 25:35

Day 37 ~ Holy Wednesday: BETRAY
“Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” ~ Matthew 26:21

Day 38 ~ Holy Thursday: PRUNE:
“[The Father] removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.” ~ John 15:2

Day 39 ~ Holy Friday: GETHSEMANE:
“Then Jesus went with [his disciples] to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” ~ Matthew 26:36

Day 40 ~ Holy Saturday: DIE
“Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” ~ John 12:24

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Holy Week: Last Week In #Lent Lenten Calendar

Holy Week : Lenten Calendar

Sunday ~ Passion ~ In the sight of such great suffering, we find the strength to drink our cup. ~ Isaiah 50:4-7

Monday ~ Eyes For Others ~ God, fill us with a spirit of justice, humility and compassion. ~ Isaiah 42:1-7

Tuesday ~ Rock Of Refuge ~ We trust in Jesus Christ, our Savior, every day until eternity. ~ Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17

Wednesday ~ Surely NotI Lord, may we never seek to betray you in what we think, say or do. ~ Matthew 26:14-25

Thursaday ~ Teacher ~ Jesus, may my service to others imitate the love you show me today. ~ John 13:1-15

Friday ~ Willing ~ Though he was innocent, Jesus freely died to save the world from sin. ~ Isaiah 52:13- 53:12

Saturday~ Do Not Fear ~ God leads us to the Promised Land on a path that is straight and dry. ~ Exodus 14:15-15:1

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