Thanking God For Fatherhood! Happy Father’s Day! Heavenly Father!

The man in whom God gave honor and blessed to be my father on the earth.

Happy Father’s Day everyone!
Have a Wonderful Day!
God bless you.
S.A.Blakley

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Happy Mother’s Day To All! God Bless You!

My mother, Lula in red with her mother, Mary

I was looking at my mother’s family tree.
I can trace my mother side back to 5 generations of mothers; to my mother’s 2nd Great Grandmother.
I’m Susan, on the 6th generation.
My mother Lula, the mother of 19
Her mother Mary Anna, the mother of 11
Her mother Anna Laura, the mother of 3
Her mother Susan who the mother of 6

Her mother Delilah, the mother of Susan.

Happy Mother’s Day to Mothers and Mother’s at Heart!

 

To You,

Great Grandmothers who are mothers, Grandmothers who are mothers, Mothers who are mothers, Aunts who are mothers, Sisters who are mothers, Daughters who are mothers.

In Laws / Out Laws who are mothers, Cousins (girls) who are mothers,
Friends (girls) who are mothers. Spiritual-Mothers who are mothers,
First Lady’s of a church who are mothers, Mothers of the church who are mothers,

Those who are Foster mothers, Step mothers, Adopted mothers who are mothers,

Singled women who are mothers, Married women who are mothers,
Widows who are mothers, Mothers to be who are mothers,
Ladies who care for others, Mother figures, Big / Little Sisters: you are mothers too.

And to you Male-Guys who are NOT mothers…

Enjoy this MOTHER’s Day!

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

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Giving Honor To God Almighty: Celebrating The Gift Of Life

It’s been almost 21 days since my new year began on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 9:48 am central standard time. And what a journey it has been becoming. Thank You, Jesus!

The Bible states in  Psalm 90:10 esv  “The years of our life are seventy,  or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble;  they are soon gone, and we fly away.”

I’m thinking about my life.
I’m in my golden years. According to my age some say,  I’m a senior citizen. I don’t feel a senior citizen. I know that I’m getting up in years by the grace of God.  Age is like art. We should wear our age the best way we know how.

What a thought of looking forward to a new decade. I’m five years away from my third 20’s. I want to continue to be doing the will of God and on the journey with Jesus. As I’m living in the present, it will lead me to where I will go. Jesus is my hope and my trust.

 I’ve been searching for my family connections.
I’ve come across relatives who have passed, way too soon.  I stumbled across my Great Grandmother, Susan (Leach)Washington’s obituary in an old newspaper. She was 54 years old at the time of her death in January of 1890. (I was 54 when I found the obituary.)

Our lives are to be 70’s years and if by strength 80.  I want to live life as promised by God  and to the fullness thereof. Life is a precious gift. The gift that Jesus has given to us. I’m thankful for my gift of life.

As I’ve learning to take up my cross daily and to follow Jesus daily, I’m headed somewhere… Life is a journey; a journey well traveled.  I know I can’t travel alone. Thanks for being with me LORD and for those in Whom you place in my pathway throughout my journey.

The month of April has always been a month of New Beginnings.
It’s the month that I was born in. So, I’ve adapted to begin new things during the month of April. What new things have I started this month? What will come of it? Time will time.

May the LORD lead us in the way that we should go.
May we invest our days as we journey with Jesus.
May we do the best with what we have.
Amen!.

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

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Reflecting On My #ChurchLife Journey

I’m on the church life journey.  I began in September of 1993.  I was invited to a Baptist Church on Sunday, September 12, 1993.  And during that week, on Friday, September 17th, I went to another church.

Now, it’s been 24 1/2 years since then. I’ve been reflecting over and pausing back on my journey. God has been with me through thick and thin. Thank You, Jesus! I’ve come a long ways. And I have much more ways to go. Indeed, I’m  sticking with Jesus and His church.

I didn’t officially become a member of a church until Sunday, October 17 1993. I’m a Word of Lifer.  Back in 1993, I knew that I needed be a part of some church. It took me a while to get there. I’m thankful for all the people in whom, I’ve had an opportunity to cross paths with.

I believe in divine appointments.
God is good.
I’m lost without Him.

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

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On The Journey With Jesus: Celebrating 35 Years

 It’s been a long journey since that Last Friday, 35 years ago on March the 25th. It falls on a Palm Sunday this year. Thank You, LORD!

I said, my I do to Jesus on that day.  And today,  I’ll say it again. I do…no turning back, no turning back. I’m following Jesus and staying on the journey with  Him.

Thanks for reading.
Happy Holy Week!
Everyday is Holy!
Enter in.
Enjoy today as it is present, gift from God.
God bless you.
S.A. Blakley

 

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How Did You Do And Feel?

The 9th Week of Gratitude ~ How Did You Do And Feel? ~ I’m thankful for the good that I do and the goodness in what I feel.  May the LORD help us through what we go through in our lives.

How did I do? I try not to think too long on what I do. I don’t know how I did on some things. I try focus on doing good. I do what I can do. I do the best with what I have in the present moments that I have. Actually, I try not the grade myself on how I do things.

How did I feel? Feelings come and go. When I’m joyful, I can be at my best. I live in the moment. When I’m down in out, I try to do things that lift me up. I talk to God. And I love searching for my family connections.

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

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Expressing Gratitude To 3 People

The 8th Week of Gratitude: ~ Expressing Gratitude To 3 People ~

Who I express Gratitude to?  I’m thankful for the people in Whom God has allowed to be in my pathway during my lifetime. I’ve met a lot of  people. Many have inspired me and left an impact on my life.

I’m thankful for….

People who are grateful. They care about matters in life and see the good.  I’ve come across a selective group of people in whom are thankful  for what people do for them. It’s  out of the heart of gratitude. They have a generosity about them. Thank God for thankful people.

 People who are not  as grateful.  This has made me be more thankfulAt some point in life, it’s sad when we continue to give to people and do not return appreciation  in return.

I’ve come across people who aren’t thankful. I have a choose to do things for them.  Every so often, I might hear or receive a thank you. Other than that, it’s like what I do, doesn’t mean anything to them. What we do and don’t do leaves an impression.

People who do me good and remember me. It’s a beautiful thing when people do good to one another.  I’ve made it a choose to thank people for the simplest things. Being thankful for all things in a set time and to give others an appreciation. It’s a good thing.

Being thought of is a blessing.  I’m thankful that God places others on our thoughts. And that people tell others that they are thinking about them.

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

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