Monthly Archives: January 2017

It’s a Bonus Day

Someone I loved. Someone I miss would often said: It’s a bonus day.

A bonus post today.

As you may have read You Version is a Godsend for me. Rarely does a day go by that I do not open my phone app to read a devotion or two and some TEXT.

I read this today and it speaks so well to me that I really want to share it and here seems like the likely place. 🙂

It’s from Destined to Win. authenticityJust a five-day commitment of reading for a lifetime of better living.

Unleashing Heaven When you have Jesus living in you, you have everything you need to rise above the trials of life and become the person you were created to be in God. Refuse to be reduced by your fears, restricted by your past, or derailed by your critics or your worst day. Instead, live as a believer who rises to the high call of God in Christ Jesus and thus becomes fully actualized in your personhood. Champions are forged in the crucible of life and are molded by the Potter’s hands, which often look familiar, human, and anything but divine. There are times when the hands of the Potter seem to be forcefully working the clay of your life, painfully shaping you into a different vessel for greater glory. Yet at the end of the day, when the wheel has ceased and the noise has stopped, you find peace in the depths of your soul, knowing you yielded your heart to the Master. Jesus’ twelve disciples weren’t exactly Fortune 500 CEOs, but something powerful happened to them as they hung out with Jesus. They spent three-and-a-half years on the Potter’s wheel and were molded into champions. Even the guy who denied Jesus three times was a force to be reckoned with who became a famous world-changer, the head of the first-century church. Many people make excuses as to why they can’t be champions, winners, or world-changers. They think they’re not smart enough, spiritual enough, strong enough, or liked enough to be great. But nothing could be further from the truth. God loves to form winners out of chumps, wimps, and weaklings. Paul said it best: “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong” (1 Corinthians 1:27). Never underestimate God’s ability to take the broken pieces of your life and remold you into something beautiful. Remember that no matter where you are in life, or how you might be feeling right now, Jesus believes in you. He is bigger than your worst mistake, better than your worst day, and more powerful than your worst circumstances. Put your trust in Him; you will never regret it. After all, you are destined to win!

The first sentence! Bam! Truth alive!  A key to authenticity!

When you have Jesus living in you, you have everything you need to rise above the trials of life and become the person you were created to be in God.

And this:

but something powerful happened to them as they hung out with Jesus

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 The Message (MSG) 26-31 . . . Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.” source

Anything jump from the page for you? smiley-pup-and-kat

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Garlic Presses and You-Tubes

We bought a garlic press today. I can hardly wait to use it. I expect it will out last me. No plastic one this time. The real thing. It even has a cleaning tool attached. 2017-01-12_16-51-20_394 I brought it home with a giggle. Life’s good when simple things make us smile.

And more often than not when he’s stretched out on the couch listening/watching Kenny G you-tubes and he says come see this. GO SEE. Sweet moments, simple moments are gifts, let us unwrap them.

John 10:10 (NKJV)  10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.  source

Even when life is  austere, still JESUS offers us garlic presses and you-tubes, just to see us smile. smiley-face-flower

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