My 8th Year On Facebook: Reflections ~ I’m Still There

It’s my anniversary. On Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 7:58 PM cst, I became a part of the facebook community. A friend invited me to join. But, sad to say, that friend isn’t my  facebook friend. I haven’t deleted anyone.  I do check my friends list from time to time. I’m at 785.

What a journey facebook has been! Through the years, I’ve done this and I’ve done that. I stopped doing that and I’ve stopped doing this.  I don’t play games. I don’t play games with people. I’ve learned that it’s not worth the time in doing.

Through the years, I’ve learned, I’m not much of a social media person. But,  I have grown to follow who I follow. I encourage and pray for who I can. I’m encourage by family and friends who know me.  I’m learning more about people as I’m interacting with them.

I’m not in composition with anybody. I don’t add everyone who wants to be friends so I can build up my facebook numbers. I want to be an encourager on whatever site I’m on.

I’ve grown to know who cares about me and from those who care less. I’ve found a lot of good friends who communicate. And I’ve located some family connections. Thank You, Jesus!

Facebook has been changing over this year and so have I.  I’ve notice that I interact less with people I’ve met  through church gatherings. Then there are some are friends in whom I’ve lost contact with. I know that people come in our lives just for a season. We move on.

One good thing about facebook, I can keep in touch with my family connections and good friends. This is such a good feeling. Also, I’ve found a lot of relatives on facebook. I thank God for that.

I will continue my journey on facebook. It’s not the same as I began. I’m in a new beginning. I believe those we interact with me are the people in whom God has led me to. That God for feedback.

May we celebrate our milestone and reflect on it.
May we see the good in what we do and share with others.
May we use social media in positive and uplifting ways.
Amen.

Thanks for reading some of my thoughts.
God bless you.
Susan

Milestone: On this day 2015 there are 662 fb friends.
(With about 15 who deactivated their accounts.)
In 2014 there were 605 fb friends.
5 friends have passed on since I’ve been here

2016:
About 19 people on my list have deactivate their facebook accounts.

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Oh, God, Grant that your Church may love what he believed and preach what he taught;

 Almighty and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach your Word: Grant that your Church may love what he believed and preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer via The Book Of Common Prayer

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In This New Season: There are some challenging days.

I’m coming along in this new season.
I knew something was coming.
I’m adjusting.

I’m trying to get in the feel of things.  I manage to get through what I have for the day that I’m in. There are some challenging days. Thankful that the Lord is with us.

I can only do what I can do in the day that I’m in. I try not to focus in the next day. I can’t only maintain what I need to do for in the now time. So, I’m living one day at a time.

This month, I’ve missed Sunday worship for the 2nd Sunday in a row. This is the first time since I’ve been apart of Sunday worship almost 23 years ago. Thank God for church.

I’m thankful that I can at least watch and listen to the gathering online.  It’s not the same. There’s so much that can’t come there the internet.  It can’t be duplicated.

I do get distracted while viewing online. It’s like I’m watching a TV broadcast. And I’m an on  looker. There’s another feel to this type of media.

Since, I’m in this season, I have to get use to it.  I shouldn’t complain. I did cry at the end of the view the service. I  miss being there. I feel as though I’m not apart of church on Sundays.

I’m making the best out of what comes. I do have hope that during this season I will be a blessing to those who I come in contact with.  I believe that I will grow in this season.

May the Lord guide us in the season that we’re in.
May we go with the flow of the leading of the Holy Spirit.
May we see the good in our everyday life.
Amen.

Thanks for reading some of my thoughts.
God bless you.
Susan

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In Transitional Time: We have to get use to being in the know

It’s back to new beginnings. It’s when we move to the next level. We have to take a step up. In transitional time whether we like it or not.

Life comes with transitions. There are times when the hit us head on. We have to be quick to make decisions. Yes, change takes time. We have to get use to being in the know.

I missed Sunday worship gathering last Sunday. It was a very odd feeling. I watching some of it on-line. It’s not the same.

I’m not backsliding. Physically, I can’t be in two places at once. Things come in life when we have to do what we  know to do. There are things that we will miss out on . We need to flow with the Holy Spirit.

May we adjust to the season what we are in.
May the LORD grant us strength for the journey.
May we see the good of what we’re going through.
Amen

Thanks for reading.
God bless you.
Susan

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer via The Book Of Common Prayer

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Sheer Gifts From God

There are things in our lives we think that we need. Our desires can get to the best of us. We at times don’t know what we need. We just think we do.

God has given us much more than we can ever imagine. That’s if we really set down and think about it. God’s children are blessed people.

God has given us life. And for those who called about Jesus, that abundant life. The gift of salvation is for all who God has chosen. Life is in Jesus Christ.

When we have Jesus, we have all we need. Jesus is the Life giver. He paid the price for our life. We have been bought with a price. Jesus paid our sin debt in full.

So what greater gift that the LORD has given us. The gift of eternal life that is ours. The love of our Savior has given to us.

May we learn that we have all that we need.
May we be content with what we have.
May we be thankful that the LORD blessed us with life.
May we appreciate the gifts that God has given us.
Amen.

Thanks for reading.
Stay On The Journey,
Susan

Blog  from Monday, 20 February 2012
God bless you.

Scripture:
Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God?…You already have all you need. 1 Corinthians 4:7-8 MGS

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Along the journey with Jesus: Every Single Day

I’m doing okay. Each day is different. There are days when things can slow me down. I have to catch my second wind.

I take each day one by one. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. I don’t have much time to ponder about the next day.

I live in the presence moment. The next day will come when it come. I do plan for the next day. But there are times my plan don’t completely match up with what I have planned.

Things change. And I have to go with the changes the best way I can. There are some things that I can’t do. There are things that I can adjust to.

In time, we have to have an idea on what we can do and what we know that we should or shouldn’t do. It’s a heart issue. We belief system the guards us in that we do.

I know that there are things I want to do and I can’t do them. I believe that there are things that I do that I shouldn’t be doing. I don’t know why I do them.

The above post was a free writing typing. I was journaling some of my thoughts.  I don’t have much time on my computer. I come to WordPress to record some of my thoughts.

I’m in and out on my other social media sites. I read what I can when I’m here. I hope all is coming along with you.  Peace of God is with you. Thanks for reading.

God Bless you
Susan

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It’s That Time of Year! Back to School: God bless and protect the students and teachers

I can’t believe it. School is going on. Summer Time has been flying.  There are some school that would start till after Labor Day.

In my school days, we started after Labor Day and got out near June. Now days, they are earlier and they get out about mid May.

Hope all are doing okay. We’re in the dog days of  Summer. My flesh can feel it.
This to shall pass. Staying cool the best way I know how. Staying hydrated.

Thanks for reading.
God bless you.
Susan

O God, you have taken to yourself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of your incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of your eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, 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

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