Happy Twenty Eighteen!

Greetings! Welcome!
Happy New Year!

Enter in…
May we explore and discovery the things that are waiting us.
May we continue on the journey believing that the best is yet to come.
May we hold on to the promises of God.
May we keep a good attitude as challenges come our way.
Amen!

Wishing you  and yours that best of 2018!
Thanks for reading.
God bless you.
S.A. Blakley

 

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Did This Challenge Change You?

The 52nd Week of Gratitude: Did This Challenge Change You?

I came across a the  of 52 weeks of Gratitude  in February of 2017 on Pinterest . I  started  on the 13th week. So, I have 12 more to go.  Oh, what a challenge it has been so far posting these blogs.

It’s been a challenge to journal about a given topic. I had to think. What was I going to share with whosoever reads what I post.  There were some topics I was creative with.

I shared more than I thought I would, especially about myself.  I opened up a little more. I’m glad that I did.  Oh! What I year this has become. The LORD is with us through it all.

May we set some challenges in our lives.
May we be creative in what we set out to do.
May we be ourselves and not to copy what others do.
Amen!

I’m moving on into the finally weekend of 2017!
Be Safe!
Stay Warm!

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

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100 Things To Be Thankful For

The 51st Week of Gratitude:  100 Things To Be Thankful For. Here are some of mine.

I’m thankful for….     Everyday that I wake up to see the New Day. That I can enjoy the Present of Being who God has call me to become. The Gift of Life that God has Blessed me with through His Son, Jesus Christ, Our Salvation , His Kingdom.

I’m thankful for my Family, Friends and my Enemies, they all have something that God has shaped me with. The Challenges  and Surprise that comes and Causes me to Rethink. I Can Believe, Trust God.

I’m thankful for the Beauty that Surrounding me. Through Songs, Nature, People, Writing  and whatever I See, Smell,  Hear, Taste, Feel, Touch, or gain Insight in Life’s Issues that come.

I’m thankful for the Necessity of Life… a place to call Home, Food, Water, things to Wear,   Communication Devices, things that will make Improvement with  what I lack.

I’m thankful for the Church, Ministers, Communion, Prayers, the Gatherings, Scriptures, the Holy Bible, Speaking in a Heavenly Language, Fruit of the Spirit, Water Baptism, Worship, and Singing Praises to God. I’m thankful that I can Be apart of a Group or a Community.

I’m thankful for that I’m Learning things about my Family History. The things on the journey making Connections.  My Ancestors and Relatives are a link to my history.

I’m thankful that I can have Chooses. That I have an Imagination to use   and Create. I can do things that I Enjoy  what  Doing. That I am able to be.

I’m thankful for Teachers, Mentors, People of God, Peacemakers, Protectors from harms. I’m thankful for the Caring others and have a Grateful Heart to look after others. The Angels that God has charge  over us.

May we be thankful for what God has given us.
May we express to others how thankful we are.
Amen!

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

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Lessons Learned This Year

The 50th Week of Gratitude: Lessons Learned This Year

I’m thankful for all the lessons I’ve learned in 2017.  I’m thank God for being with me. I’ve learned to be in the moment…. by moving with the flow and move on to what’s next in life.

What lessons I’ve learned this year?
I’ve learned….

To be thankful: By showing appreciation and honor
To be in silence: By sitting without saying words

To sit with Jesus: By being with Him alone
To pray the prayers: By praying a morning liturgy

To be a listener: By reading between the lines
To give of myself: By stepping out of the box

To let go: By moving on with life
To keep pressing on through hard times: By praising God on the journey

To do without: By doing what it takes to get where needed
To be an observer: By trying to see myself in other’s view-point

To enjoy the moments that I’m in : By stepping out of the box more.
To rest in the LORD waiting,  By believing and trusting God

May what we experience during this year help us to the next level.
May the LORD continue to use us to help others.
May we see the good in going through issues in life.
Amen!

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

 

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Things You Like About Winter

The 49th Week of Graduate: Things You Like About Winter ~ As for me… through the years, I’ve grown to appreciate things about the Winter season. I’m thankful that I can make the most out of this season.

Some Things I Like About Winter:
I like…
the beautiful of Winter itself.
the beautiful of the landscape blending in with the white snow
the knowing that it’s safer inside than out
the transition of the seasons and the new year
the awe and wonder of what’s to come during the Holy Days

May we find something that we enjoy doing during the Winter time.
May the LORD guide us through into the next season.
Amen.

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

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My Job

The 48th Week of Gratitude: Your Job ~ My Job ~

…what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? ~ Micah 6:8 b

Love God ~  Love neighbor ~ Our vocation in life is important as well as what we do for others. God has something for all us to do. I’m thankful that I have a job. I’m thankful that can do volunteer work. The most important job is the one we enjoy. ~ Believe God ~ Trust God ~

What are my jobs?
I’m a servant of God.
I’m a caregiver.

Lord, teach us to believe and to love.
Teach us to be our brother’s (sister’s) keeper.
Help us to have a servant’s heart in all that You called us to do.
Amen!

And whatever we do, may we do it as though it’s for the LORD.
Thanks for reading.
God bless you.
S.A. Blakley

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Opportunities: I’ve Been Given

The 47th Week of Gratitude ~  Opportunities You’ve Been Given ~
As for my opportunities:
I’m thankful for all the open door opportunities that have been given to me.
I thank God for His Holy Spirit who leads me and grants me wisdom.

I know what I dare to believe, to do, can be challenging.  Yes, there are (and will be) fears that have held me back.  I know more opportunities will come along the journey.

What are and were some of the opportunities that I have or have done?
Here are a few opportunities I have:
To be a blessing
To be a witness for God
To be a member of a church community
To be apart of some things
To be thankful
To believe, to trust
To give and to receive daily
To vote when the time comes
To voice my opinion
To pray for people
To meet people
To be a daughter
To be a sister
To be an Auntie
To be a friend
To have the gift of life
To make choices
To imitate Jesus
To operate in the fruits of the spirit
To become what God has me to become

Memories of opportunities from yester years:
To have received an education: (School of Life continues)
To have sung in a regular church choir (1996 – 2001)
To have journeyed to Israel in Nov of 1998
To have been bride’s maid two times
To have met a Governor
To have met two actresses stars
The list goes on…

May we believe in the good of opportunites.
May God lead us in the way that He wants us to go.
May we be thankful as the open doors of opportunities come.
Amen!

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

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