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!

Thanks for reading.
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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Happy 3rd Sunday of #Advent!

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

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Happy 2nd Sunday of #Advent May we greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

I pray….” that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and rounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. “~ ( Ephesians 3:17-19 *KJV )

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Been Slowing Down Some On The Journey

Hello December!

Time is passing me by. And I’ve been slowing down over the months. I’ve been productive so to speak. I’m coming along.

I hope all is well with you. Winter time is here. Brr! I hope that your on the Advent journey. I’m learning to live in the moment during this Advent season. God is present with us. Amen.

I’ve slacked off from my journaling mode. I do have things to share. I need to work some time in so I can get back in the swing of things. Meanwhile. Peace of God is with you .

May we enter into the season at hand.
May we learn how to enjoy the moments that we’re in.
May the Lord teach us to wait and wait well.
Amen.

Thanks for reading.
God bless you on your journey.
Susan

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