I am Thankful and Grateful

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Image by: DHSpeller while in Raleigh, NC

Recently, I had a thought session.  I was wondering if I could be disappointed, dissatisfied; yet thankful and grateful all at the same time.  And, my conclusive answer is, Yes.  This is how…

First, I am very thankful and grateful to Word/God for life, health, and strength; and the ability and power to do what I must.  At the same time, I recognize the current state and situation that I find myself (which constantly changes).  Sometimes, that leads to frustration, dissatisfaction and disappointment; but, I work hard at NOT murmuring– instead I focus more on being prayerful.

I find that prayer/meditation and supplication, with thanksgiving (as the Bible mentions in Philippians 4:6) takes me outside of my problem and situation and allows me the space to breathe and think; and, in that space, I find peace. 

I’ve learned that it is ok to feel and work through your feelings, work through them and still maintain an attitude of gratefulness and thanksgiving.  The process allows me to “Be angry; yet sin not” because in the end, I’m still thankful and grateful.  It’s good to know that I don’t need to be hypocritical or fake in my walk with the Word.  If you are still working things out in your walk of faith, I encourage you to keep pressing, keep believing; keep being thankful and grateful. Selah.

God is Not a Man… Numbers 23:19

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God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said and shall he not do it? Or, hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Numbers 23:19

It’s been a while since I’ve written any inspirational notes or encouragements here.  I think about them a lot– internally, but just haven’t put anything down.

Today, I have something for you to think about from Numbers 23:19.  “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said and shall he not do it? Or, hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”  …Awesome– in so many ways.  But the long and short of it all, I believe, is that God (YHWH) is saying, I’m different.

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Ernie and a Lot of Good People in Beckley

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Photo: Beckley, VA Sign

My trip to North Carolina this time ended up being an extended trip because me and Mabel broke down.  ☹… But, because of family support and good people—everything turned out alright. 😉

I’ve only mentioned Mabel a few times in the past, but now I’ll introduce her properly because I’m looking to do more with her and Read More

Spirit to Spirit

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“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” –St. John 4:24

I wanted to write about this verse, but initially, I was stumped.  Jesus had said it all.  Then the question came to me, “What is a spirit?”  …so I looked it up.

One definition of the word spirit is: ‘the nonphysical part of a person that is the seat of emotions and character, the soul.’  That’s beautiful right?

After reading the definition, it reminded me of why we should Read More

Second Writes

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My old computer before it and my site crashed.

So, this is unusual.  I attempted to back up and restore a blog site that I created a while back and failed miserably.  The site was up running smoothly but I had to tweak it just a little bit more.  Just enough to the point where I broke it. Shortly after that my computer crashed.  Now, I was in a jam.

The hosting company I was using didn’t offer much help because they “didn’t support” some of what I wanted to do—but they did have this other thing that they could absolutely Read More