Thankful Times

There have been many thankful times throughout this year. My thankful times overshadow the hard times that have made my relationship with the Lord stronger. I’m sure there will be many more before December 31.

I express my thankfulness daily and will continue to do so as I testify of God’s goodness towards me.

Take a few moments and reflect on the year. What do you see? I’m sure you can find one thing to be thankful for. Tell someone. You’ll be glad you did.

 

I’M THANKFUL FOR ALL MY FELLOW WRITERS

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

3 Day – 3 Quotes Challenge – 3

This is Day 3 of the 3 Day-3 Quotes Challenge that Vincent Wambua invited me to participate in.

Here are the rules:

  1. Post 3 quotes on three consecutive days.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 5 new bloggers each day of the challenge.

Today’s nominees:

  1. macbofisbill.com
  2. gretlfeesonpoetry.wordpress.com
  3. laughonthetears.wordpress.com
  4. gradypbrown.wordpress.com
  5. mithalmumblezz.wordpress.com

Today’s Quote

Taste and see how good ADONAI is. Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him. Fear ADONAI, His kedoshim, For those who fear Him lack nothing. Psalms 34:9,10

Thank you again Vincent Wambua and all nominees of the 3 Day – 3 Quotes Challenge.

 

 

 

3 Day-3 Quotes Challenge—Day 2

This is Day 2 of the 3 Day-3 Quotes Challenge that Vincent Wambua invited me to participate in.

Here are the rules:

  1. Post 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 5 new bloggers each day of the challenge.

Today’s nominees:

wandasncredible.wordpress.com

godivaworldtravels.wordpress.com

revelationsinwriting.wordpress.com

forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com

throughthelensofmylife.wordpress.com

Today’s quote:

ADONAI will command the blessings upon you in your barns and in every undertaking of your hand, and He will bless you in the land ADONAI your God is giving you.               Deuteronomy 28:8

Blessings to all you gaze upon or participate in the challenge.

 

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – Day 1

Vincent Wambua invited me to participate in the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Thanks for inviting me Vincent.

Here are the rules:

  1. Post 3 quotes on three consecutive days.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 5 new bloggers each day of the challenge.

Today’s nominees:

acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

mitchteemley.com

keithgarrettpoetry.com

deanneworld.wordpress.com

orlandoespinosa.wordpress.com

Today’s Quote:

Now to Him who is able to do far beyond all that we ask or imagine by means of His power that works in us.    Ephesians 3:20

 

 

Call Me an American

Today while reading The Daily Prompt Ripped from the Headlines, I came across a post that I found interesting and disturbing.

The article they used was from Mad World News about “White Woman Caught In Vulnerable Moment, Black Guy Rolled Up & Took Over”

Maybe I’m knit picking but these things caught my attention.

The person who wrote the post says ‘Paints a different picture than most of today’s articles about the interaction of white people and people of African descent’.

The next paragraph the guy was called ‘The colored gentleman’, that did not hurt these women in any way, he went out of his way to make sure they would be safe during their travels! Now the gentleman has gone from being a person of African descent to a colored gentleman who didn’t hurt the white women but surprisingly helped them. Apparently the blogger doesn’t know how to address the nice gentleman or Black, African-American, Colored, African decent.

Why was the writer surprised that all of us aren’t criminals and want to hurt white people. It would be nice not to be lumped together—the good, bad, whatever.

I’m going to speak about how I feel about all these different names, I am an American born in America. I didn’t come from Africa or any other country but my ancestors did—African and White. As far as I know Native Americans are the original people of this land.

I am not black. The last time I looked down at my skin it was brown. An African-American is not necessarily a person with brown skin. The person can have white skin. I’m not colored either. Pick a crayon if you want colored.

It seems no one knows what to call us.

Just call me an American

Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other – He Knows

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other.”

Write a six-word story about what you think the future holds for you, and then expand on it in a post.

He knows His plan for me

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

My future was ordained by the Lord before I was knit in my mother’s womb. It is for good and not evil. He has given me a future although it hasn’t fully unfolded before me. Along with the future came hope. That hope is what I hold on to when I can’t see anything resembling a future. One thing I have to remind myself of is what I see as my future might not look like the future the Lord as put together for me.

For that reason I keep in constant contact with Him through looking and listening and being quite so I can hear the still small voice that’s booming loud and clear.

Let’s Do Trains Again

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles.

Trains, planes, automobiles, buses have been my mode of transportation at one time or another in my life.

Traveling with my grandfather as a little child I was elected to talk to him so he wouldn’t go to sleep while driving. You guessed it, everyone else was asleep, I would lean on his seat and talk to him until we were home safe.

When I was older we would travel from the town where we lived to visit my grandmother in another city. That was before craziness became a part of Greyhound bus rides.

Every summer we’d visit my uncles and aunts in Chicago. We’d go in a car but ride the train home. At first I was afraid but quickly got over the fear and looked forward  to the ride.

When I was sixteen years old I was nominated to take my grandmother to New York to stay with her sister, That is a trip that I’ll never forget. It was a rough trip because I had to stay awake throughout the night to keep an eye on her. But by the grace of God we made it.

My first plane ride was to Chicago. I took my two young children on their first ride. They were a bit too young to remember. I realized that was the best way to get somewhere, have plenty of time to visit and get back home without being exhausted.

Last year I rode the train twice, from Rome airport into Rome and from Rome to Venice. Those were exciting train rides especially being my first time in Europe and not having a clue what I was doing.

I traveled in Venice by water taxis. That was the most relaxing mode of transportation I’ve ever experience. Can’t wait to do it again.

On my list now is to travel all over Europe by train and travel all over America by train also.

I’m ready to do trains again.