Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 I Made It! Welcome 2013…

Wow… I made it through the year. A post everyday making a total of 366 post (remember this was a leap year). I want to thank you all for following me. Thank you for the kind comments and thank you for the new friendships. It was a fun adventure, but I couldn’t have done it on my own.

2012 was a challenging year. One I was grateful for and yet I look forward to leaving it behind me. A new year always brings new hope, yet this year seems to start off a bit bleak. Not to be a downer and I’m not depressed, just sharing what I see.

Our world, our nation, is getting crazier every day. I have a feeling times might get a bit tougher in the coming years. One thing I know for sure though is that God is constant. His love never fails and we need to remember that. No matter what happens we are in His hands and we are here for a purpose.

Just because some crazy stuff is happening around us, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look forward to next year. I look forward to a lot of things in the coming year.

One is something that is dear to my heart. I want to take a whole new look at “Love”… I plan on starting a series of post here on what I want to call a Love Revolution. It won’t be a post every day, but I was thinking a post once a week on a certain day like Wednesday. What do you think? Also, you can be a part of this! Actually I WANT you to be a part of this.

Another is my book The Realm of Hearts. I really need to crack down on it. It’s been a while and I think people are starting to give up on me. Haha I can’t blame ya. Writing a novel really isn’t easy and does take time, yet I have had plenty of time.  If I really follow the recent timeline I’ve made, perhaps I’ll have good news by the end of the year. Feel free to push me on it.

Those are just two things I look forward to… there is more, but I won’t bore you. What are some good things you are looking forward to? Please share with me!

So, to all my blogging friends, thank you again and may you have a blessed New Year. Remember who you are and who is beside you. We are not alone. No not one bit. See you all on a new adventure next year.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

One Day More...

I saw the new Les Miserables today. What a beautiful story! I highly recommend seeing it. This wasn't my favorite song from Les Miserables, but I thought it was fitting... only One Day More for this year. Enjoy~

Saturday, December 29, 2012

All Your Heart...

Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. -Jeremiah 29:13

Friday, December 28, 2012

Passing to the Next Generation...

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children— Deuteronomy ...4:9

What are we passing to the next generation? The Word tells us not to forget what we have seen, and pass these things along to our children. God’s miracles happen every day. Are we noting them, pointing them out, showing the next generation the faithful, goodness of our Lord? An easy way to start is with a “grateful journal.” Consider starting one as we begin the new year.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Praise the Lord

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Above All Else...

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. -Proverbs 4:23 ♥

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Contain Much More...

Words are wonderful, but when you walk in love, your commitment must contain much more than just words.
Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity). -1 John 3:18 ♥

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The GREATEST Gift and Merry Christmas...

The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when he gave a gift beyond words, the unspeakable gift of His Son.- Robert Flatt

I am so very blessed! Thank you God for your Love. For your BEAUTIFUL Son. For my family and so much more. Happy Birthday to the greatest gift I have ever received and will ever know.
#MerryChristmas ♥

Monday, December 24, 2012

Adore Him... :-)

“Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.” John 4:24 ♥
Oh Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord! Happy Birthday Jesus, I adore you! Merry Christmas friends and family! May your day be very blessed and may you remember to true reason for the season. :-) Love you all. ♥

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ecstatic Joy...

When they saw the star, they were thrilled with ecstatic joy. -Matthew 2:10

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Praise You In This Strom...

I ♥ acoustic versions. This is one of my favs by Casting Crowns and sort of bittersweet for all the heartache that has happened this month. Let us not turn cold from the foolish news and politics. Let us hold dear that we are indeed never alone and that light is shining through... I am so touched by God's great love in such horrific tragedy. #BeautyFromPain

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Disappointments and Love...

People will disappoint you and let you down, but God never will. ♥ When my soul fainted upon me [crushing me], I earnestly and seriously remembered the Lord; and my prayer came to You, into Your holy temple. -Jonah 2:7 ♥ So thankful for my great God's love in such a confused world. :-) #withoutHimIwouldbesolost

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Devoted In Love...

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. ~Romans 12:9-21 ♥

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Turn Us Aside From...

No half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly. -J.R.R Tolkien ♥

Baby Boy...

Endless hope and relentless joy started with a Baby Boy... ♥ LOVE this new song ♥ Enjoy and may you be blessed by these magnificent lyrics. Made my ♥ :-)

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Waters Fail Not...

And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not. -Isaiah 58:11

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Very Touching Poem and Picture...

twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. "where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. "this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house." when what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near. He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. then He opened His arms and He called them by name. and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring those children all flew into the arms of their King and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face. and as if He could read all the questions she had He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad." then He looked down on earth, the world far below He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, "Let My power and presence re-enter this land!" "may this country be delivered from the hands of fools" "I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!" then He and the children stood up without a sound. "come now my children, let me show you around." excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran. all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can. and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, "in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT." 
Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Even in the Shadowlands...

God does reach us in our broken and desperate times. Even in the shadowlands, He is there. Yesterday’s tragedy won’t leave my mind… I don’t think it ever well. The heartache of it all seems unbearable. Evil swept through cutting a wound so deep and ugly. Yet, God, our loving God is shining through in this dark state of despair. He has not left, nor forsaken anyone. Thank you God for your love and for your hope. Thank you for giving us comfort in this sorrow and not leaving us in despair.

Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.

- Psalm 23:4 ♥

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Friday, December 14, 2012

The Brokenhearted...

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].-Psalm 147:3 ♥

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mary Did You Know...

I'm not a CeeLo Green fan, but I have to say he did a really good job singing this. It's a favorite of mine and the video moved me to tears, it's so beautiful... Jesus is the reason for the season and my precious Lord and Savior! Enjoy! I can't wait to see this!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Returning and a Revolution...

Here I am blogger friends! Yes, I am still alive. I’m trying to get back into the world of blogging. My blog has sort of been “not so personal” and I’m sorry about that. I cannot believe that 2012 is almost over.  Wow, has this year flown by. Thank you new and old friends for following me in this challenge of posting every day.
I know more people read my blog than I am aware of. I have had a lot of touching comments here, and messages from strangers through Facebook. Love how you never know whom you may touch. I never thought my little blog would actually make an impression on someone.

I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately. True love that is.
It doesn't take much to find out who your real friends are. I find it rather sad on how poorly we can treat each other sometimes… especially fellow Christians.  I have been treated way more poorly by Christians, than none Christians. That is pretty pathetic, isn’t it?  No wonder why none believes flee from us sometimes. We are carriers of the Light and yet we often don’t shine it. We let our own emotions cover His glory.
So I have this GREAT thing I really want to do in 2013 and I would love to do it with others. Let’s make 2013 a Love Revolution. I mean truly transform the word “love” to its true meaning. Would you like to join me in this? I’ll be sharing more plans on this soon.

Thank you for reading and enjoy this beautiful season.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mary’s Song...


“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed” -Luke 1:46-48

Mary’s words, aren’t they remarkable. This very... young woman accepted the words of the angel Gabriel without question, and replied “I am the Lord’s servant, may it be to me as you have said.” She did not doubt the ability of the Lord, or the statement of the angel. In her there was no unbelief. Isn’t that admirable…and shouldn’t it be our own heart’s desire.

Thank you Lord!
(Sister of Christ)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Yes I Have...

The Lord appeared from of old to me [Israel], saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you. -Jeremiah 31:3

The Hole...

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). -John 10:10

Sunday, December 9, 2012

No Concern... :-)

One of the greatest freedoms is truly not caring what everyone else thinks of you. As long as you are worried about what others think of you, you are owned by them. Only when you require no approval from outside yourself, can you own yourself. - M. Hack God's Truth about how He sees us is the only opinion we need to believe. We are His children, His sons and daughters and we are loved!!! What others think about us is of no concern at all!!! God's opinion is truly the only one that matters. #Godislove

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 342: Even...

For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. -1 John 5:4 ♥

N2AEA Has Launched!...

We’ve finally launched our store on etsy! We are very excited for you all to take a look around our shop and let us know what you think. All our jewelry, is unique and truly one of a kind. Just like our name says, No Two Are Exactly Alike.

Please join our fan page here on facebook and share it with others! We will be giving away a set of beautiful earrings after the first 50 likes! Like our fan page and share it with a friend, or two! We'll do a random drawing after 50 likes and someone will win some really pretty earrings! Got to be in the top 50 to be entered in the drawing, so like us now! :)

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 340: Deliver You From All Fear...

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of [the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.
Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (...
no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord,[For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides]. ~James 1:5-8 ♥ Thank you for that friendly and truthful smack ;-) I needed to hear this!
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 339:Without...

Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy.[At the same time] you receive the result (outcome, consummation) of your faith, the salvation of your souls. -1 Peter 1:8-9 ♥

Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 338: Not...

Indeed! ♥

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Small Testimony of Mine...

For as long as I can remember I have always had God in my home. My parents have been Christian for many years and taught me about God’s gracious love. So thankful for their loving guidance, yet like everyone I had to truly find Him myself.

The first time I really felt God was when I was six. I went with a school friend to a vacation Bible school. I remember looking around a beautiful stained glass church, singing When the Saints Come Marching In, and I just had an overwhelming sense He had to be real.

I remember asking Jesus into my heart at a young age. My mom guided me on what to say and together I asked Him to be my Savior. The greatest thing I have ever done.

God has truly changed my life. I couldn’t imagine going through some of the challenges that life gives without Him. He makes those tough times better and those great times greater.

 I am set free because of His love. I hope my words have blessed somebody. Thank you. To God be all the glory!