Monthly Archives: November 2018

Peacemaker?

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Welcome to my Monday Blog my friends! I appreciate each and every one of you and hope your Thanksgiving was one of Joy and Peace.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”             – Matthew 5:9

We all know and understand how our World is changing…frankly, it’s difficult to imagine, let alone embrace the recent tone and temperament which has befallen our daily lives…right before our very eyes! Nothing is ever simple…but we mustn’t allow the hate and anger brewing all around us to attach itself to us.

We do have choices, don’t we, my friends? Of course, we do! We may choose to be selfish, reckless and angry, or we may elect to walk on a path of Peace. If we have peace in our hearts, we have a special gift to use – WE are children of God…His Peacemakers!

My prayer for us all is that we’ll choose to embrace the idea of PEACE in all we do this week…our thoughts, our words and our actions. Let’s walk-our-talk and be a light for all those we encounter as we go about our daily lives, trusting that each one of us can in fact, be a Peacemaker.

Nothing is ever simple, but Peacemakers are sure special in the eyes of God and therefore, we must be Joyful in our actions and spread that Joy in His holy name. Amen.

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Monday November 19, 2018

Welcome, to my Monday Blog, my dear friends!! Thank you for visiting and I always welcome your comments!

Most of you know by now that I have a sense of humor…that’s just one of my many gifts from God and the cartoon above is part of that sense of humor; however, I’m most serious about the true meaning of Thanksgiving and this Thursday is Thanksgiving, in our beloved America, dear hearts.  I hope we’ll all be celebrating this occasion with family and friends where possible.

Thanksgiving is a word that appears before the word Thanksgiving Day  and after thanksgiver in the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary. One of the definitions of the word is “a prayer expressing gratitude”. Well, I have such a prayer below for us all to consider this Thanksgiving…

  • “Help Me Thanksgiving Day Prayer:

O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer, And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency; bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help; By word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted. Amen.”

What a beautifully profound prayer of Thanks!

My prayer for us all this week is that our hearts will be filled with love and gratitude towards one another and that we will share where we can, with those who may need a helping hand, a kind word, a hug, a prayer, whatever the need may be…as Thanksgiving is yet a perfect time for giving thanks and lending a helping hand where we can. Amen.

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you and HAPPY THANKSGIVING,

Margaret

*”Help Me Prayer” – Samuel F. Pugh

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PRAISE = POWER!

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Happy Monday, my dear friends and welcome to my Blog!

First, I love you. I may not know you personally, but I love you just the same, as I believe we are all God’s children – Brothers and sisters in Christ our Lord. Thank you for taking your time to visit with me here each week! Only God knows what you truly mean to me. YOU are my blessing!

I have a thing about praising folks…for me, it’s an act of kindness. We never know the extent of others’ woes, challenges, loss, and the like, do we? Actually, very seldom do I ever tell the full extent of my own personal trials; however, I assure you I spend a good bit of time on my knees praying for God’s Will in my own Life...”and while I’m down here Lord, please cause me to listen with both ears and please make sure I fully understand your answer!”  Then when I get up off my knees, I praise Him to high heaven!! He is my Savior!!

There are times, however, that I catch myself going a little too far…like my will is more important than His. That never ever works out very well, trust me. I’ve found that sometimes, not always, there are times that I act as though I know what’s best for me…fortunately though, He steps in and gives me just enough rope to trip myself up, reminding me that I had PRAISED Him for showing me the right way to deal with that situation, yet I try to manipulate His perfect will for me. I’m ashamed. I ask for His forgiveness. He forgives me.

What we all have going for us though, is that our heavenly Father knows how fallible each of us is. He knows we will indeed take the wrong path sometimes and need a do-over; however, because of His almighty wisdom and love for us, He doesn’t kick us out or tell us to get lost… we’re already lost. Instead, He waits for us to realize our bad behavior/sins and allows us once again, to PRAISE Him and continue to ask Him to stay with us and never leave us.

Now before you go start thinking that I think I’m so special and “all that”, hold on a minute – Eureka!! I have simply learned what being a Child of God truly means. As a result of this peaceful knowledge, I know that I am weak and He is strong; I know very little, He knows all; I am nothing without Him and everything with Him, He loves me inspite of all my faults; He forgives me; He will never forsake me; He wants me to live my life with Him and for Him – In fact, He died for me!! I must be special…but then, I know He died for YOU, too, and we are all special in His Holy eyes. Amen!

WHEN YOU ENTER HIS PRESENCE WITH PRAISE, HE ENTERS YOUR CIRCUMSATANCE WITH POWER!!

My prayer for all of us this week, is simple: I pray for all our souls, that we  will give Him the daily incredible PRAISE He so deserves, by living our lives for Him…By living our lives for Him, remembering that we are to take one day at a time.

“Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!”                    – Psalm 150:6

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

My spiritual thriller, “That Melvin Bray” is available on Amazon