JOY. BELIEVE. LOVE.

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I’ve been busy doing some crafting tonight♥

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Been busy playing board games with my youngest son, his love and a young man down the street from us.

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Lots of laughter.

My brother was wrong tonight.

He said I would be in bed by 9 pm.

It’s 10:10 pm.

I’m determined to greet 2016.

God help me!~

HAPPY NEW YEAR BELOVED ONES!~

blessings, angela

 

 

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DON’T FORGET TO OPEN THE BOX

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Well Christmas 2015 has been packed away.

I’ve been busy today spending time in my daughter’s room.

Washing her walls!~ Part of her Christmas gift from me♥

As JOY was placed last in the box of ornaments I said a prayer for those that are mourning and hurting today.

You have made me see hard times: I’ve experienced many miserable days,
    but You will restore me again.
You will raise me up
    from the deep pit.
 You will greatly increase my status
    and be my comfort once again. Psalm 71:20-21

Know your loved and prayed for this day♥

blessings, angela

 

 

SIMPLE PLEASURES

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I shared on my YouTube channel  “freespirithaven” about our Christmas this year.

The amount of presents were minimal but the ‘gifts’ were ENORMOUS.

Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness. Faithfulness. Gentleness. Self-control.

Sometimes not having a ‘lot’ makes you realize exactly how MUCH you really do have.♥

It’s been a hard Christmas for many this year.

Some losing loved ones so close to Christmas.

Others having to go to the hospital, and a few, spending it in the hospital.

It’s the simple pleasures; the smile, the hug, touch and a rub on the back that make the difference during this Christmas season, and into the New Year.

blessings everyone.

angela

 

 

 

 

SOME KIND OF LOVE

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I’m not there yet….

1 Corinthians 13:7The Message (MSG)

3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Don’t know about any of you but OH MY GOSH, I told God, “there sure is a LOT of changing to do in me with this check list!”~

Praise God for the warrior  who reminded me yesterday…

The good work that God has started in each of our lives, well He WILL complete it!~

Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth…

amen amen amen

Blessings, angela

YOUR VISION

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I had the opportunity of worshiping with my brothers and sisters at First Baptist Church today.

God and His perfect timing.

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Thanks Nolan and the youth who lead us in worshiping the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

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Pastor Sergio, your message gave me lots of hope!~

“Vision is what gives us the courage not to be consumed by all the negative things around us and to strive moving forward.”

Vision: ability to see opportunities in our current circumstances. Steven Mathewson.

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amen amen amen….

As Pastor Sergio said:

“What are you doing with your life?”

“Are you willing to make a difference?”

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blessings, angela

 

FINDING JOY

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I love to Google.

Just type in JOY…

A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

Rejoice.

364 more days till Christmas 2016.

A few more days and it will be a New Year.

Resolutions.

New beginnings.

Fresh starts.

I’m not waiting. I’ve already started.

I have already resolved that next Christmas, I will have reached my ‘goal’ with weight release.

I resolved that I’m going to make a conscious effort each day to have JOY in my life.

Be it rejoicing (it doesn’t matter what is going on in your day, once you start rejoicing unto the Lord, oh my goodness gracious!~ Peace that transcends all understanding), or experiencing great pleasure and happiness at that moment.

Fresh starts and new opportunities present themselves to us each and every day.

It’s our choice to see them or not.

I’m looking at my planner sitting next to me and the words ‘set for the season’ pop out at me.

I’m in the process of putting away this seasons decorations.

Until next year…..

blessing,angela

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEARLESS FRIDAY

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They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.” ~ Psalm 112:7-8 NLT

Welcome to Fearless Friday’s!

A day where I commit to pray for you. Other precious warrior sisters, daughters of the most High God, have also committed to pray for you.

This has been going on each and every Friday since November of 2008!~

Prayers have been answered, miracles have happened and God’s glory and power revealed!~

To participate in Fearless Friday’s, stop by every Friday and leave a comment sharing your prayer request. You may also reach me at: free_spirit103@hotmail.com

I hope you will join me each Fearless Friday and see the power of prayer in your life and others.

I will continue to add more requests, prayers, intentions to the comment section as others bring them to me….

blessings, angela

MERRY CHRISTMAS, I’M TAKING A BREAK

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Just got back from Walmart with Randy.

I can’t find my glasses.

Not since I left there  last night after shopping for close to four hours.

sigh sigh sigh….please pray they turn up!~

After we got home my husband declares, ‘ok, I’m taking a break’.

I’m thinking of everything that has to get done and he wants to sit on his butt and do nothing?

Instantly my spirit rose up and declared that it is healthy to sit down, have a break, recharge, then get right back up  and keep on going!~

That’s doing something.

Of course I will have to time my husband’s break, they cabn run over quite a bit..lol♥

Mine can too though….♥

Well break over, off to start running here and there and everywhere with comfort and joy!~

Thanking God for the greatest gift given.

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Blessings to you and yours this holy season.

angela

JUST DO IT ANYWAY

Mother Teresa

Forgive. Don’t wait for the feelings to come to forgive.

Be kind. Just because others may not be, do it anyway.

Be honest. Do the right thing. Ya, it’s hard but do it anyway.

Be happy. Be joy filled. Yes, there will be others that can’t stand it. Don’t let them steal your happiness!~

Be your best. To the world’s view it may not be the best but do it anyway.

Do good. Open the door for someone, smile, say thank you, keep your mouth closed when you really want to tell someone off. Do good!~ Don’t be thinking how your going to be taken advantage of. Do good.

When it’s all said and done, it is between you and God.

Love believes the best. It does not deny the existence of the negative. It just refuses to be controlled by it. Love believes the best.

 

blessings, angela