It has been a pleasant, soul-feeding day; not to mention the body feeding as well. Oven fried pork chops, black-eyed peas, cabbage, turnip greens, cornbread and for some sweet tea; for yours truly unsweetened and I have actually grown to prefer it — most of the time. And with a quick ‘have a little talk with JESUS’ prayer I resisted the urge for Dunkin Donuts this evening.
Speaking of ‘have a little talk with JESUS’ praying, I am determined to do more of that this year as evidenced by this evening – It works!
My Little Girl has a great guideline for the New Year. She posted it to Facebook; I’m borrowing it.
2014 is going to be a great year! Live a life of joy every day!! — feeling hopeful.
And she is smart enough to know that every day is not going to lend its self to happiness; but she is also wise enough to know we can CHOOSE to retain the JOY of the LORD.
John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
via John 15:11 KJV;CJB – These things have I spoken unto you, – Bible Gateway.
We have covenanted to remind one another. 🙂
By the way, did you know the word JOY is referenced in KJV 187 times? Click HERE and take a look.
Some pots and pans are calling. Happy Day 2 of 2014!!
Well, y’all getting somewhere on time is easy! 🙂 when your hubby sets the alarm and inadvertently also resets the clock! But you know what is a pleasant surprise? I’m up WAY earlier than my norm, I feel just as good, perhaps even better! hum???
One more day folks to accomplish all the 2013 stuff! 2014 is moving up fast!!
I have one more book to finish reading to reach my goal of 12 books read in 2013 (In addition to Scripture and Sunday School prep and blogging and etc.) Not bad I think; but my goal for 2014 is 24. Perhaps ambitious but hey I might make it!
33 “I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. In the world, you have tsuris. But be brave! I have conquered the world!”
via John 16:33 KJV;CJB – These things I have spoken unto you, – Bible Gateway.
That’s a good Word for us to end 2013 and begin 2014.
Be Brave because HE has conquered sin and death for us!
ABBA, thank You. Thank You ADONAI YESHUA that we can be brave because You live! Thank You, HOLY SPIRIT for infusing us with strength, courage, hope, faith and love.
Blessings my Friends,