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We Are Blessed!

Posted by vking on December 1, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  1 Thessalonians 5:18

Happy Monday!

Did last weekend go fast or what!  And I even had a couple of extra days off to boot!  Let's see...the highlights...had Thanksgiving dinner with my husband's family...got my hair done...went to my niece's beautiful wedding...attended two Sunday church services, where my choir sang at both...wrote several articles for my church's...

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His Light!

Posted by vking on November 26, 2013 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

O send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.  Psalm 43:3

Happy Wednesday!

Thank goodness for Corporations that have Thanksgiving and the Friday following as office holidays!!  Although I kind of do have quite a bit of work to try to get done before I can even think about starting my weekend celebration.

 One of the things that I do, when I am confronted with a huge task, i...

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Have Faith!

Posted by vking on November 25, 2013 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1

Happy Tuesday!

Monday was an interesting evening sitting in front of my computer.  Ideas for the blog entry were swirling around again in my head.  I must've highlighted or read through a number of passages in my bible.  It seemed as though not one single verse or series came to rest in my consciousness to start the entry.  It was rather confusin...

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Life is too short!

Posted by vking on November 24, 2013 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;  Ephesians 6:18

Happy Monday!

First of all...PRAISE REPORT!

My soul is rejoicing to report that both of my family members are doing much better today then when I initially solicitated prayer requests.  Praise The Lord!  He is good all the time...and all the time He is good.  They are both still hospi...

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Pray ye one for the other...

Posted by vking on November 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.  Psalm 16:8

Happy T G I F!

Yay!  We made it to the weekend!  I would be celebrating wholeheartedly...but I have two members of my family who are in the hospital.  However, I know in whose hands they are.  God's in control.  They both may be in some pain right now...it may be dark right now, but joy comes in the morning.  We just have to ho...

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He's Got This!

Posted by vking on November 21, 2013 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.   Psalm 31:3

Happy Thursday! 

Some days, like today, it is rather difficult trying to pinpoint the focus of my blog entry.  There are so many thoughts about what others are going through around me swirling in my head.  To top that off, I have so many different things on my mind...things that may have occurred yesterday, things that are in the works ...

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AIM for the High Road!

Posted by vking on November 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger.  The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.  Proverbs 15:1, 2

Hello Wednesday!

Can you believe it!  I think when you want your days to fly by, they drag and vice versa.  I took some time to do more organizing of my tasks and feel I am just about over run by things piling up on all the lists.  It will take a major feat to ...

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Pay It Forward...

Posted by vking on November 18, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

Hello Tuesday!

Sometimes we all get to the point where we're just tired...worn out...spent.  We have heard just about as much depressing news on television, depressing calls demanding that we make some kind of payment or else, or depressing word from our c...

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Need a Hug?

Posted by vking on November 17, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.  Psalm 91: 11, 12

Happy Monday!

I pray you had a fabulous weekend.  I was almost able to check off all the items on my weekend To Do List...which is great! 

Now...if I were to have done a blog on Friday evening for Saturday morning, it would have been titled something to the effect...

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Claim the Victory!

Posted by vking on November 14, 2013 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.  Psalm 84:11

Happy TGIF!

Today's blog entry was somewhat of a challenge for me to write.  There were so many verses popping up in my head.  I would research them in my bible, type them in the heading but then not be able to start the entry...besides my normal greeting.  This was a bit frustrating for me.  ...

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All in His Time...

Posted by vking on November 13, 2013 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven;  Ecclesiastes 3:1

Happy Thursday! 

Sometimes one of the hardest things for me to do is to be patient and wait to do a certain thing that I am really looking forward to doing.  I just get really anxious to see this happening that I want to by-pass the established process or procedure and jump right to the real thing.  And as much as I think I know what to do and how ...

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'Being Thankful' Self...

Posted by vking on November 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.  Psalm 34:19

Hello Wednesday!  My goodness, it seems these weeks are just flying by.  We are half-way through another one! 

I bet if you are anything like me, there are things on your mind that if you had even just one of them, they would make you happy.  But would it really?  People alway say...if I could just make more money, I'd be happy. ...

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Turning Control over to the Master!

Posted by vking on November 11, 2013 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.  Hebrews 4:16

Happy Tuesday!

I had a marvelous birthday yesterday!  It kind of had a shaky start...but once I stopped fretting over those things in my life that I have very little control over and reflected on the many blessings the Lord has sent my way over the past 12 months...my mind said, "Get up...get out of the bed.  Let's ...

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Praise ye the Lord...

Posted by vking on November 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in thee; I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.  Psalm 9:1 - 2

Happy TGIF!

We are on the eve of another fabulous weekend!  We need to celebrate even what we may consider 'small' victories.  Some of us aren't able to have two days off in a row for their weekend.  Believe me...I know how that feels.  So, to...

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Prayers Galore!

Posted by vking on November 6, 2013 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.  Psalm 51: 10 & 12

Happy Thursday!  Another weekend is slowly creeping its way back to us.  This weekend is celebration time for the Women of Good Shepherd Baptist Church.  But, everyday is really a time for celebration, praise and thankfulness.

As I was walking out my side door this morn...

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Don't Grow Weary!

Posted by vking on November 5, 2013 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  Galatians 6:9

Yay!  It's the middle of the week again.  Happy Wednesday! And, it's the second week of November...although first full week.  Next week is my birthday...!  To me, this year is flying by.  You know next month is Christmas!  This year has been like an emotional roller coaster.  There were some highs..  However, we can't celeb...

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You've Done All You Can...so STAND!

Posted by vking on November 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  Ephesians 6:11

Happy Tuesday!

Have you ever had an instance where you just want to say something, but you try to hold it in?  The thought then takes up a life of its own where you feel like you're going to burst if you can't let it out.  I'm like that a lot of times.  Those of you who've been in meetings with me can attest to that.  I feel like m...

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Just say Yes? Maybe Not!

Posted by vking on November 3, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hat begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ; Philippians 1:6

Happy Monday!

Another fabulous weekend in the books.  Did some minor organizing in the house, laundry...the usual.  Accomplished a rather large feat this weekend.At the beginning of October, I started a workout sing my stationary bicycle training routine and have been steadily riding in the morning...

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