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Tuesday’s Moment of Truth

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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Faith Filled Fridays From Croley’s Corner of Chicklit Power

Friday, August 7th, 2015
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I love you, Lord! You answered my prayers. You paid attention to me, and so I will pray to you as long as I live. Psalm 116:1, 2

It’s Friday and I’m so glad you’ve joined me at Coffee Hour. As I look back on this week I marvel at the insight from Jenn Lea and Evinda’s blogs. You certainly know the wisdom of the Lord that pours from their hearts. Such comfort in knowing He communicates through many who care for each one of us in our journey, so it’s not by happenstance you stopped by today. Grab your coffee or tea, and your journal as we begin to search our hearts when it cries out!!

Not long ago I had a breach in a relationship; hard as it was I knew that I had to rely on God to get me through it. I have never been one that likes confrontations, yet I know they come into our lives for a purpose not only to teach us the ways of Him but also for others who too may be wrestling with certain struggles in their own lives. God works so differently in us all, yet He always wants what’s best for us and what brings Him glory. So often when our hearts are heavy or in pain, we run to friends or family members pouring out our hearts! I too have done the same and I’ve also been told I have broad shoulders to cry on, now and then.

Certainly I have the qualifications to give wise counsel; however, I still only know in part and though the motives of my heart may be right, it’s just not possible to have all the answers and to know all things.

We find in Psalm 139 God’s perfect knowledge of man. Wow, how exciting to know that He is always aware and knows of our existence and situations we face. His word specifically tells us that He looks deep into our hearts and certainly knows the very deepest chambers of our souls! He knows when we’re resting and when we’re working.

Imagine every phase of our lives is like a big screen to Him, He sees it all. I’m so glad He doesn’t change the channel. He understands our thoughts from heaven. When we feel unprotected, His powerful arm hedges us from every side; and even before we speak a word He knows what we will say!  How comforting that should be to us; for no one I know has that kind of knowledge of me, even my husband of 43 years.

In my times of struggle I wanted to reached for my phone to call for wise counsel (Proverbs 11:14) and in that desperate time I truly only needed a word from the Lord. I needed comfort, healing and instruction, rather than from those whose concern for me may have been merely an emotionally answer and sometimes honestly our emotions can get the best of us. Let us not be hasty in our actions and seek for an immediate response.

He is our life line and He truly has our best interest at hand. He gives us answers to our situations when we don’t understand or see what we may be facing. He won’t steer us wrong or give us an answer that engages with our emotions.  During these times we must NOT lean on our understanding or on others….yet we MUST lean on Him until we receive an answer and our hearts are comforted enough to continue to walk in the plans and path He has for us. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Remember He is closer than a friend and He is not only waiting but wanting to hear from you in order to answer your hearts cry.  In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears. Psalm 18:6

Life has been a bit rocky yet my hope is anchored in Him that He is working everything out for not only my good but for the good of others as well! James 3:17

Have a great week and remember to keep Him close to your heart….love your friends…. More so, love on your family….God entrusted them in your life for a reason…seek out wise counsel but know ultimately He is your wise counsel with great advice!!!

Love,

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Tuesday’s Trench Lessons 4 Life

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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I hope you are enjoying your Tuesday, my friends! I am so glad that you can join me today as I look at how we can approach our relationships with others. Grab a stick of gum (you will see why in a minute), a bottle of water, and your thinking cap as we tackle this topic!

I recently took a 23-hour drive as the lone driver. I have done this four times now, and find that it does tax me! I drink caffeine, have snacks on hand, roll the windows down, and keep the music loud, all to keep myself awake. This last trip, I also used chewing gum to occupy my time. 23 hours is quite a long time to keep your mind sharp. You can imagine all of those deep, insightful thoughts I had as I drove through the desert with nothing to look at but dirt! I started thinking about how our approach to chewing gum could be compared to how we approach our relationships.

If you look at a wrapped stick of gum, it is usually covered with a shiny, colorful wrapper. Thinking about entering into a relationship with another human being, whether it be a boy/girl friend, husband/wife, son/daughter, or friend, is for the most part, appealing, just like that pretty piece of gum. It holds the promise of minty freshness, or spicy cinnamon flavor. Even thinking about a fresh piece of gum can cause the production of saliva. I call that the anticipation. That is working up the nerve to ask someone on a date, or waiting for 9 months (or years of trying and wanting) for the arrival of a new child. We have hope, love, and kindness in our hearts.

I have chewed my fair share of gum, On more than one occasion, I have had a piece that must not have been properly formed. It turned to mush in my mouth. I correlate that with a relationship that should not be, such as an abusive relationship. In my life personally, that piece of gum would be the miscarriage I had 10 years ago. It was just not meant to be. The Lord had other plans.

For the most part, the relationships we have in our life do not fall into that category. We all usually get a good stick of gum! We unwrap it, and pop it into our mouths. The flavor explodes in our mouths. We have pleasure and joy. When a relationship is new, it is the greatest. Our love seems amplified, and that is what we can “taste.” We continue to chew. Sometimes, when we are excited, stressed, or anxious, we might begin to chew harder and faster. This tends to make the flavor dissipate quickly. The same can be said for our relationship. If we are rough on the other person, or they are rough on us, some of that joy and pleasure may be hard to feel. But if we chew slowly, and savor it, the flavor remains with us longer; just as when we are kind and considerate.

No matter which way we choose to chew, after time, the flavor fades, leaving us with a dull wad of sticky chewy bits in our mouth. We can opt to throw it out and get another. This seems to be a popular route for relationships as well. Once it loses its excitement and shine, we toss it out. After all, there are plenty of fish in the sea. What of those occasions when you become hungry while chewing, and you spit out your gum to go eat? I liken that to those who are driven by lust, and need their appetites satiated. These people can find that their “piece of gum” is no longer available to them once tossed aside.

The world that we live in now seems to be fueled by instant gratification. The mindset of, if I am done with this piece, I can always get another. We can be the difference. We can be the change. We can realize that people are not pieces of gum. We can also realize that WE are not pieces of gum. We deserve love and respect, and we are commanded to give that same love to others. Romans 12:9-10 reads: Let love be sincere. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.

Let us choose to chew our relationships gently. Let us opt to not throw out our piece, even when we think there is no flavor left. Let us be sincere with our love, kindness, and understanding. Relationships take work, but it is worth the effort! Until next week, choose to taste the flavor.

LeaLeah

Embracing the Waves of Change

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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EL pen Logo with heartWow, we are just a couple of days away! Whew, grab your coffee, or whatever you’re having and come on inside. I still have so much to share with you before our celebration is here…but I won’t keep you long! Grab your SOF too, and let’s tie some knots in our strand of faith about change!  So as we have been planning and working together for this celebration, we have experienced some of the greatest challenges regarding change…unbelievable! God has such a great sense of humor and knows me well. He wants me to continue to talk from my heart to yours, to speak from experience transparently.

As I was researching some of the greatest challenges as it relates to change, I couldn’t believe how many I’d encountered and gone through; some I sailed through and some I crawled through, completely on my knees, with much resistance! 🙂  Many researches do these stress scales based on life-changing events and for each change, the assess the amount of points  (I don’t know how they come up with the point system) allotted for that event. On this particular site, this group of psychologist/psychiatrist had approximately 63 life changing events and while I won’t give you all 63 – we’d be here all day! – I thought it would be interesting to list the top ten stressors/life changes and their point value.

  1. Death of a spouse was given the highest point value: 100!
  2. Divorce was next with a point value of 73.
  3. Marital separation was next with a point value of 65
  4. Imprisonment – hmmm, I wonder how many of these were marriage-related – with a point value of 63
  5. Death of a close family member tied with #4
  6. Personal injury or illness scored 53
  7. Marriage itself had a score of 50, confirming marriage is tough…but is also a beautiful teacher in the classroom of life, if we are willing to learn!
  8. Dismissal from work was scored at 47
  9. Marital reconciliation – hmmm, that’s interesting scored at 45. Could insecurity, fear of failure be why that’s even a stressor?
  10. Retirement is the last of the 10…but there are some other good ones, and retirement tied with marital reconciliation at 45.

Now, I don’t wish to leave you with stress…so let me give you a powerful quote about change…and I pray you will join us for this life-changing event on how to embrace change…oh, and don’t forget, there’s a concert featuring Bryan Duncan and brunch too!

Progress is impossible with change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything!

(George Bernard Shaw)

 

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Love,

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Embracing the Waves of Change

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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EL pen Logo with heartThanks for stopping by for Coffee Hour and this mini-series, Embracing the Waves of Change with a special invitation to learn how to do so! Grab your coffee, or your favorite beverage, and your Strand of Faith and let’s go learn some more about change!

I had this vision a week ago that has everything to do with change and it helped to confirm the value of change, as well as the necessity for it: picture a body of water…standing water, non-moving water. From a distance, it may look peaceful, and possibly even pretty. But when you get up close and peer down into the water, it is anything but pretty. In fact, it may even repulse you as you even begin to imagine what is beneath the surface of those murky, dirty and often green waters.

Why does standing water look so unkempt, untouched, dirty and grimy? Could it be because there is nothing new being poured into the water to move the water?  It takes change to create change!

What prevents us from allowing change to change us, remove us from a state of staleness, preventing us from hitting a wall of burn-out? Oh, Coffee Hour friend, please prayerfully consider this invitation which will talk about not only the necessity of change, but how to embrace it so to be like new…daily!

 

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Paws for Coffee Hour

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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EL pen Logo with heartWelcome back to our Paws for Coffee Hour, a series which will hopefully touch every emotion…with the beauty of love, the kind of love every soul should experience…unconditional love. And there’s laughter, too, such pure, uninhibited laughter that comes from an honest place within each of us. Grab your coffee and your Strand of Faith, and let’s go talk more about the love of our four-legged child(ren).

So it seems that there are a lot of posts on Facebook from people who have lost their family pet, their companion, for some, their best friend. Oh, just thinking about losing mine rocks my heart in a way that is definitely frightening; it’s as if a piece of me will go when either of our four-legged babies finish living out their lives. Could it be that God uses pets to teach us how to love and play nice “’til’ death do us part”?

I’ve had my little Baraka Evinda since she was a baby and God has blessed me with her life in uncountable ways for almost twelve years now. Whenever I even think of losing her, saying good-bye to her, I shudder inwardly, literally shake my head not, and my shuddering moves to the outside…if my thoughts linger there.

20150531_200535Oh, I can get so frustrated with her at times, and her step-brother who came to us when she was six. As a matter of fact, a month after getting Sparky, we began to worry that little Baraka wouldn’t accept him, love him, let alone play with him, so we prayed for that to change…and we waited two months and then, finally, relentless Sparky began to get a few paws in the face, a couple of chases around the house, and soon the house was filled with playful banter and happy barks. As mean as little Baraka Evinda has been to Sparky, Sparky has been oh so unconditional and has taught her how to play nice. He never, ever gave up on her, but waited for her to return his efforts to communicate love and playful bantering. Talk about two complete opposites!  And little Baraka-Evinda, well, guess she finally learned to apply Romans 12:18: As much as it depends on me/you, live peaceably with others…this goes for dogs, too, you know! 🙂

So if you have lost a four-legged companion, a dog who knew and loved you, not matter what, of if you know of a friend who has lost such a love…this poem is for you.

Until Death Do Us Part…

There are two kinds of love – no, there are three

The love of people, pets, and the love of Jesus for you and me

Of course the most dependable is God’s love for it never dies

But second behind His love is the love from a pet that never lies

I think God uses pets to teach us how to feel

To experience the emotions of life, their love is so surreal

In some ways I think pets mirror the love of God and His Son

For the love from a pet is unconditional, no matter what we’ve done

There’s a sort of bond like no other that forms with our four-legged friend

A contentment just being with them that we wish would never end

Loyalty and faithfulness are the trademarks they leave behind

Taking a piece of our heart when they go, lingering forever in our mind

It’s funny how they become a very important part of our family

Drawing laughter from the inside out, enhancing any memory

I am dreading the pain that will come one day when I must say good-bye

To that faithful friend who saw me through so many seasons of my life

I can’t imagine what it will be like to have to live my life without that love

But now I know what it’s like to have experienced this gift from God above

So as the memories linger of saying good-bye to ____________ who loved you so

Cling to all the laughter and love experienced when you are feeling low

Thank God for the memories created, the love from your amazing friend

For you are richer having experienced the kind of love which had no end …

Crying with you and for you …

Love,

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Tuesday’s Trench Lessons 4 Life

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Happy Tuesday, my friends. Grab your favorite beverage, and possibly something to nibble on while you join me today. As my sweet friend Kim-Evinda says, I am going to try to be transparent today.

My mom wanted me to watch a movie with her called The Holiday. There is a story line where a woman from England is on vacation in LA to get away from a man she is “in love with,” that got engaged to another woman. You with me so far? Well, this woman meets an old movie writer on the street. He tells her that in the movies, their encounter would be called a meet cute. Actually, he explains that since they aren’t romantically involved, it “isn’t so cute.” He compares a lot of actual life to stage directions and scenarios in the movies. Later in the movie, when she is telling the writer about this man that she is in love with (who has just been taking advantage of her throughout their whole “relationship”), he tells her this:  “In the movies, we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason, you’re behaving like the best friend.” She then replies: “You’re supposed to be the leading lady in your own life, for God’s sake!”

When I first heard that line, I immediately thought of my life; who wouldn’t, right? I thought about the times when I have allowed others to make me feel small and insignificant. I thought about my first marriage, when my husband cheated on me, made me feel like I was inadequate sexually, and then told me the divorce was my fault because I couldn’t communicate properly. I allowed this man to just run me down! I acted like the best friend in this situation. Next, I thought of my second significant relationship. The father of my third child was someone whom I had barely known, but who I quickly fell in love with, or so I thought. After I was pregnant with our son, I discovered he was married!!!! I realize that there was a lot of naiveté on my part in that situation. Nevertheless, this older man proceeded not only to run me down, but to pulverize me! I remember feeling like just a scrap of a person. Total best friend behavior!

Then, I recalled the early part of my second marriage. My husband had cheated on me, but I recall that I didn’t really allow myself to react; after all, this is how all relationships went, right? I certainly didn’t feel good about myself, and I definitely did not feel like the leading lady! Through lots of prayer and healing, my husband and I got passed the infidelity, and grew to be a strong family. I feel as though my husband has been the leading man in his life, and helped me to act like His leading lady because of HIS (Christ’s) love for me! You heard me right; yes, I said his leading lady. I have married this man, and we are sealed for all time and eternity, so I have no problem saying I belong to him, and he belongs to me. That was a foreign concept coming from a single parent home, but I have embraced it!

Now, there is a whole other side to the spectrum, my friends! It is bad to have best friend behavior when you should be the leading lady, but what about leading lady behavior when you should be the best friend? I tend to be just a tad bit on the controlling side *cough, cough. I like things how I like them, and I prefer to be in the lead. This is not always the most popular attributes to have 24/7. Sometimes I need to let others lead. Sometimes, I need to accept that I cannot have it my way. I always need to accept that it is not always going to be like I envisioned. I need to allow myself to take the back seat, or at least the passenger seat (baby steps!) We read in Jeremiah 29:11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future with hope .”  The Lord has planned greatness and blessings for us. The only people that can get in the way of that are ourselves! I struggle daily with giving my life to the Lord, but it is something I strive for. May we all work at turning over our wheels this week and learn when to be that best friend and when to be the leading lady in the movie of our lives!

God Bless you all

LeaLea

Embracing the Waves of Change

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
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EL pen Logo with heartThanks for stopping by for our special Invitation Thursday where we will be talking about embracing the waves of change as well as extending you an invitation to come celebrate with us! There is so much to celebrate…and yet, change is not something that many of us do celebrate! Grab your coffee and your SOF and let’s tie another knot in your strand of faith!

The dictionary definition(s) for the word change are: “to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one’s name; to change one’s opinion; to change the course of history.”

That last definition literally screams the loudest to me, especially in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling which will forever change history as it relates to marriage and family…not a change I can or ever will embrace, nor do I wish to blog on this subject. Romans 12:18 tells us that we are, as much as is possible, live peaceably with everyone…including those we disagree with who are trying to change the God-created definition of marriage and family! There are just some things we can’t change when a change that we disagree with touches our lives in profound ways. So what is it we do? Do we crouch down and submit? How is it we can “embrace” this decision which will surely bring waves of change?

The only answer I hear whispering in the hallway of my hurting heart is: Put our eyes on the Healer, not the stealer…and let’s take the gavel out of our hands, quit pointing fingers and instead invest that energy into prayer!  We ultimately know who wins in the long run.

Coffee Hour friend, friends of CPM and Trench Classes United, please accept this invitation from my heart to yours and join us for a concert, brunch and a workshop too…  http://chicklitpower.com/events/anniversaryparty/

 

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Faith Filled Fridays From Croley’s Corner of Chicklit Power

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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“A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in ‘due season,’ how good it is”! Proverbs 15:23

Happy Friday! I’m always thankful you take this time to sit for a moment to read what He may be speaking to your heart in “due season.” Grab your coffee and journal; let’s see what’s in store for us today.

For 26 years I have been a part of an industry that makes women feel and look good about themselves. I can recall during those years the opportunities that were presented to pray and cry with many women some in situations that seemed so bleak; and in other seasons, the laughter of great joy. I have been told that my place I worked at was “my podium” so to speak, and yes, when God is in it He will use you to speak a word in ”due season.” I’m sure we’ve all heard this term coined. What exactly does this mean?

In the Hebrew, “due season” means, in short, an appointment, a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival; appointed sign, time appointed, due season, set time.

In the Greek, “due season” means: the right opportune time, an occasion, i.e. set or proper time: opportunity, convenient, due season or time.

Sometimes it may seem hard to speak a word in due season. Why?  For numerous reasons, the most common is we always second-guess ourselves, yet another would be fear of someone being critical, or even out of fear believing you will sound or look stupid. These are lies that we can easily convince ourselves in order to not follow through in obedience and therefore be blinded to all the ways in which God provides.

There can be controversy regarding giving a word in “due season” and often it can be taken out of context; however we must be cautious, pray for wisdom and understanding, weighing, considering in knowing that the word is not an act, performance or any type of entertainment. We certainly can be moved by our emotions, so we must first ask ourselves:

1) Does it line up with the Word of God?

2) Is it encouraging, uplifting and is it edifying?

3) Will a word bring clarity or confusion?

Jesus had such a manner of projecting His Father’s love and was moved by compassion. He considered His words for His words brought life to those who were desperate, secretly hurting, to the hopeless. He spoke to the woman with the issue of blood for 12 yrs, the woman at the well, to raising Lazarus from the dead.  And for some they had no idea in that day that He would speak a word in “due season” when He spoke and gave freedom and life!

There’s no greater joy when you see that word in “due season” spoken and the results of God’s power being demonstrated. God never failed His Son and His Son will never fail us; He is about His Father’s business for our lives. He is so able to speak to each person personally and yes, He answers you in His Word….but He uses people who are grounded in the faith to teach and love others, to be at the right place at the right time and to encourage others… encouraging others…could it be that you have spoken a word in “due season”?

The times and seasons for individuals are set by God who works all things together… towards the fulfillment of His purposes. Jesus was the greatest mentor, teacher, advisor, and counselor that ever walked this earth. He always spoke a word in “due season”!

One can weigh forever the words that he or she are struggling with and miss the greatest opportunity to speak to someone in “due season.” Don’t let fear override what HE has chosen to speak through you. Remember, for the motive of our hearts always comes out of our mouths. Have a super weekend…and remember to keep Him close to your heart

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Faith Filled Fridays From Croley’s Corner of Chicklit Power

Friday, June 19th, 2015
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Welcome and glad we could spend a few moments together. Grab your favorite beverage and journal in hopes that today’s blog will create a “new meaning” as we head into this weekend.

For many years we used to get our paychecks at the end of the week, for some, you may receive it every two weeks. Yet no matter how you received it, you went after work to the bank and made a deposit. You physically handed the teller your weeks’ pay to put into your personal account. Gone are those days for most! Now everything is electronically deposited.  No worries of ever losing or misplacing your check, such a convenience.  However this is where my story ends and another picks up; about deposits.

On several occasions I have chosen not to blog on a holiday that usually follows our Friday Coffee Hour but today is going to be different. Yes, Sunday is Father’s Day, as if you didn’t already know; and just in case you didn’t, well, you do now.  I want to paint a picture of a few fathers who have made deposits into lives all through scripture and how it correlates with making those deposits into our lives, today.

When we reflect on a father, we often picture them as our hero, a strong and sturdy, steadfast image. Down through the ages we have heard of many fathers whose works have been noble and inspiring and for some not so noble or inspiring. However we will find that even through those not so great examples, God’s sovereignty still looked beyond their faults and ahead into each of our lives.

So I figured I’d find some examples though God’s word, and of course, the first earthly Father was Adam. Genesis 1:26.

He had no example to follow except God. Although Adam weakened and sin entered this world he did suffer the significance of his actions. God named him the first of all fathers and he certainly has much to teach today’s fathers about the consequences of our actions and the absolute necessity of obeying God.

Next on my list was Noah, a righteous man in spite of all the wickedness that surrounded him. He was far from perfect, but he was humble and protective of his family. He courageously accepted the task which God assigned to him, and carried it through, the building of the Ark. Then I see Abraham who was the Father of the Jewish nation yet in his vulnerability was asked to face a difficult test. Yes, Abraham had weaknesses of impatience, fear, and a tendency to lie under pressure.  But Abraham demonstrated extraordinary faith, trust and obedience to the will of God.

Another father is one that …well, I think was underrated as far as fathers go. His name is Joseph the foster father of Jesus. Joseph had a noble quality and was a righteous man. God honored Joseph’s integrity by entrusting him with a great responsibility to raise the Son of God.

I’ve saved the best for last, God the Father.  When we see God as our heavenly Father He is the perfect example for all earthly fathers He is our provider and protector, and when we see Him as such it puts our life into a whole new perspective. He is holy, just and fair, but above all His most outstanding quality is love and His love motivates everything He does. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8

He is personal Father who knows our ever every need. Jesus said God knows us so well he has numbered every hair on our head. Luke 12:7

I love the strengths of God the Father: He is omnipotent (all powerful)…omniscient (all knowing)…and omnipresent (everywhere).

Yes the thought did occur to me that there are those who did not have a father’s image…however just as Joseph was a foster father to Jesus, God has in His omnipotent way allowed Himself to deposit into your life. That’s the love of our Father…there’s not one of us that would be overlooked.

There are many fathers who will be celebrated this weekend and for some they will reflect those who have entered into their eternal home. Nevertheless they were a source of strength and wisdom.

Today or whenever you gather together, take time to pause and reflect on their many attributes and qualities and maybe even their shortcomings and thank them for their gifts that have been deposited into your own life. We truly are the image of our own Father’s. John 14:8-11

Embrace and acknowledge that which has been given to you… just as my own father is, on a personal note, an inspiration to me, I dedicate this blog to him: Happy Blessed Father’s Day… until next week, hold Him close to your heart…

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