The 3rd Friday In September: Thank You, LORD for the #Journey !

I remember this 3rd Friday in September every year.  It’s special. The actual day was September 17th and the year 1993.  Jesus made Himself known to me.

I was in a church gathering at Word Of Life. It was my first time being there.  We were nearing the ending of message. And the Spirit of the LORD come upon me. This happened back in the days of salvation alter calls at the end of the messages.

The LORD draw nearer to me and I draw nearer to Him. 
Something made my left hand feel a small pain, there was no reason for it to hurt.
And as I cried out to Jesus…
I felt a warm liquid flowing in my heart, it felt good.
I heard a voice speak to me to raised my hand. I heard that voice before.

It was this day, I make my public announcement that Jesus was LORD of my life.
Jesus had been with me back on Friday, March 25, 1983.
I confessed to Him that I needed Him.

The LORD had been guiding me on the journey.
I’m still on the journey with Jesus.
No turning bac. No turning back.

May we remember the special days in our lives.
May we learn to celebrate life.
Amen.

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

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Some things I’ve Created

The Week 37th Week of Gratitude: Something You’ve Created. ~

As for me, hmmm ~ Some things I’ve created. ~  I thank the LORD for creativity and the ideas that come from Him. What have I’ve created? I know that I can’t added them all up.

Things that I’ve created: There are tons messes that I’ve made over my lifetime, Ideas that I’ve acted upon,  A system for doing things,  Abandoned blogs and sites left undone and or deleted,  Passwords for every devices that I need to get into.

Art work, Poems, Journals, Writings, Compiled notebooks,  Photo albums, Sharing thoughts on blog sites,  Xanga: Journaling Susan  which my subscription expires on March 8, 2028, Word Press: The Chronicles of Susan

Blog Spot: Family Connections: From Generation To Generations,  Blakey / Blakley WHITE, Susan’s Journal , Some Things I Share…

Created some Groups on Social Media ~ Facebook: Profile Page,  Family Connections, and Family Connection Groups: Blakey /  Blakley WHITE, Bartlett, Dade , Sharing on Twitter , Instagram, Pinterest , Klout , Googles plus

Genealogy sites: Where I add family info.
Ancestry.com: Profiles on ancestors and some relatives, Family Connections:  Family Trees on My Heritage,  Family Tree,  Geni , Family Search, My Project on Find A Grave, My Family Info on 2 Fold,  a Family Connections Newsletter.

There maybe other things that I have created; A fashion statement, a certain gesture or two, my signature, handwriting. I don’t know. Lol

May the LORD help us manage our lives.
May we be used by God to create what He wants us to create.
Amen.

Thanks for reading.
God Bless you.
S.A, Blakley

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My #ChurchLife #Journey 2000 – 2009: I Kept My Eyes On Jesus

I’ve been reflecting back over my many years of being apart of the Church, Life, Journey.  Indeed, it’s been a journey in itself. I’m thankful for the Church and the specific people God has placed in my life.

I can say between the years of 2000 – 2009,  the LORD was with me. Thank You, LORD! Thank You, Jesus! Even though, I felt like “parts of me was dying and some of me did died,” I kept hope and the faith in Christ.

Indeed, those 10 years were very tough.  There were things I didn’t understand.  I felt like I was “torn into pieces.” I shed a lot of tears.  And I kept my eyes on Jesus.

And through all that I’ve been through and experienced, I’m so thankful that the LORD was with me every moment on the journey.  As I look back, I grew in the LORD. I needed to change with what was flowing with my life.

I continued the journey with Jesus and the church.
He has brought me through.
And He will see me through wherever He is leading me.

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

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My Home: There’s No Place Like Home

The 36th Week of Gratitude: Your Home  ~ 
As for My Home ~ I’m thankful that I have a place to stay.
There’s no place like home!

Indeed, we all dwell on the planet earth.
My part of the world is in the heartland of the U.S.A.
And I have an eternal home.
Both places I  call home.

Home is the place where I feel safe.
Home is a resting place for time being.
Home is where my favorite spots to be alone and enjoy.
Home is a home, where God’s presence dwells.

May we settle in where we live.
May we live in peace with one another.
May we enjoy our lives and live life.
May the LORD grant the homeless a place to stay.
LORD, protect people from harm in their homes.
Amen.

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God bless you.
S.A. Blakley

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My Neighborhood

The 35th Week of Gratitude:  Your Neighborhood ~  I’m thankful for my neighborhood of today and the ones of yester-years. I’ve been creating memories  a long the journey. I’ve been reflecting back over my upbringing and into my adulthood. Thank You, Jesus!

As I look back to my early years, there were a steady group of neighbors for years and years and years. There were a lot of family members living near one another. There were generations who grow up on the blocks.

We kids played in the streets.  Some of us did a lot of fun things together. One thing I remember, there were a lot of dogs running around. And there were a lot of trees.

Where I live now, the people in my neighborhood are middle age and younger. They come for a while and leave. They do what they do.  There are neighborly neighbors. There are some children who ride their bicycles in the streets. There are a lot of people who walk. I notice that there are less dogs.

I’ve been making memories here too. I  reflect back on the neighborhood the I grew up on. Those days have been long gone. I’m thankful for my neighbors. God bless our neighborhood.  For now, I’m in the neighborhood where God has planted me.

May the LORD watch over our neighborhoods.
May there be peace as we come and go.
Amen.

Hope all will have a wonderful month of September!
Thanks for reading.
God bless you.
S.A. Blakley

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Things I Like About Fall: Beholding God’s Beauty In Creation

The 34th Week of Gratitude: I’m thankful for the beauty that God displays to us through the seasons. According to the calendar, Autumn begins, on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:02 pm cst. But, it appears to be coming a bit early.

What I like about Fall:  Oh, how God’s glory of creation comes in array of colors. There’s so much beauty in all of what God does. The Autumn colors bring out its richness in nature. And I love the cooler weather.

I enjoy seeing the changes of the leaves, the landscape and the fields of the harvest. That’s when seed-time and harvest time has come. I’ve seen some leaves turning colors and some have fallen to the ground since last month. Yes, the weather has been cooler than normal for this time of year. I’ll take it.

I hope that you have been enjoying your Summer. I have. I have no complaints. I’m learning to see the good in all the seasons that come. Hope you do too.

May we appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.
May we enjoy the season that we are in.
Amen.

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

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My Facebook Anniversary: Joined on August 24, 2008

I’ve been on facebook for 9 years.  I’ve created a lot of memories.  I came across a lot of friends. And as I was looking through my 805 facebook friends’ list, I looked at every face and name. Majority of them I can say, where I met them. Some, I had to think.

Most of my facebook friends and I have family connections. Also there are people I’ve met through the church, people who I went to school with, and people who I choose to be friends with. I’ve been slowing down on some things on facebook. I don’t accept friends request like I use to.

Facebook has changed over the years. I’ve been learning what not to do. There are a lot of hackers out there.  We have to be careful. I’ve been learning.

I have 11 friends who don’t have a profile photo. 8 friends who have deactivated their accounts, 9 friends have passed. And 7 friends with 2 fb accounts. According to facebook, I have 805 friends. In which, there are 17 accounts that are not active. 7 accounts are double.

I have 13 friends request from people who have been my friend on facebook. Some how they got locked out of their account or had to recreate a new one. I didn’t accept their request and deleted two of them.

Oh, the world of facebook. I’m not as much into it as I was in my early years. There were times I took a vacation. I need to from time to time. But, I have a group of friends I know and they know me. That’s the main thing I’ve enjoy about facebook.

I don’t live in facebook land. I’m there when I am. I want to see how my family members and dear friends are doing and what they share.  I don’t play games. I had to remove messenger from my phone.  It been getting too many emails games.

As I’m making my way into my double digits on facebook, next year, things will be different. I’m not stepping away. I’m thankful that I’m on the facebook journey.

May we be careful when we’re on social media platforms.
May we encourage and build up one another.
May we be Christ like to those we meet in our world.
Amen.

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

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