Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Here we are on the verge of New Year's Eve of 2013; and about to step into a new tidbit year, 2014! Three hundred and sixty five days, each day being like a brand new tidbitz canvas! Sounds refreshingly resilient, methinks!

This past bittid year has been a real year of bittidz 'learning!' We are looking forward to living in Thanksgiving, in Love, in Hope, in Faith, in Trust, as we continue our daily walk in Christ.

Tidbit - Seek Wisdom and Understanding daily. Be steadfast in your Prayers, regardless of your circumstances.

Bittid - 'Ask, and Ye shall receive.' 'Seek, and Ye shall find.' 'Knock, and a door shall be opened unto you.'

In closing, we are grateful for 2013, as we have gone through many an 'interesting' experience in human nature. Lots of pondering, reflecting, and both Alan and I feel, this is going to be our 'breakthrough year!' Here is to 2014!

I like this photo image of TLC encouragement! We have many Blessings to be thankful for! 'Praise Him in ALL Things!'

Happy New Year!

Peace and God Bless.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Again, 'Merry Christmas!'

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We have received approx half a foot of snow, since last night. Amazing that the weather forecast was not only right tid on, but the timing also, was for app 10 pm last night! Alan had just let our 'pup' Shadow out for his final nightly bit business; and the snow was just starting to fall; as if "right on bittidz schedule!" We three, had a good and solid tidbitz sleep; perhaps the quietness that falling snow brings to a neighbourhood.

Shadow LOVES the snow! He is like a little kid (well a large one at that) and scampers about with unbridled vim, zeal, and vigour. Methinks, if we could train Shadow to pull us (well Alan) on short skis, in the snow! LOL!! Or maybe even a sleigh, for us both! LOL! He is very strong!

We are thankful it is the tidbit weekend and also for Shadow. He has been a real Blessing! We have received a kind invitation to a Christmas party; but we will have to give it a pass. We do not want to leave Shadow here (he is not ready to be left at home); and nor do we wish to leave him in the car (cool temperatures or not). That would not be good 'parenting' methinks at this bittid stage; as he is still a 'puppy.' (all 100 pounds of him and he is still growing!). So, we will make our regrets and enjoy the cosy winter wonderland that He has provided for us out here.

Tidbit - Embrace each and every day! Be like a 'Shadow,' full of 'childlike' wonder and joyful enthusiasm! Treat and live each and every day as if it is a mini thanksgiving and / or a 'Christmas!'

Bittid - Always have a genuineness, an empathy, and an appreciative understanding towards all whom you meet. In short, act with Grace and have a grateful heart!

Again, 'Merry Christmas!' to all who read my posts. Here is a photo image of the wonderful Poinsetta flower / plant! Again, many Blessings, that He has created, to be thankful for!

Peace and God Bless.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Woke up to a gorgeous wintery and frost filled morning! Cool temperatures (minus 4 degrees Celsius here); but an expanding sunrise, that is attempting to permeate throughout the high cloud coverage. Chickadees are happily chirping on our splendid magnolia tree, that is right out front! Tis the season, methinks!

Am extra appreciating my 'elixir' of coffee as well! I just reread my December 17th post: Christmas spirit! , and would like to comment a tidbitz further. Yesterday afternoon, I tuned into the ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley of 'In Touch Ministries,' and again, a wonderful message! I had missed his program on Sunday; so this was a 'catch up' for me. To hear his December 15th sermon, Christmas: Teaching Us To Give, you can access his website: www.intouch.org/. Again, NO coincidences! For those of you, who need a bittidz of an uplift, tune into his solid teachings!

Christmas is many things to people. The main one to us, is celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas can be a joyful time; but also can be a very sad time for many. Be it the loss of a loved one(s), ill health, and / or lack or loss. However, it is in the 'giving' and continuing to trek on, in being a Blessing and a 'cheerful giver' to others. You might be experiencing your challenges, but there is always someone who is in a worse situation than yourself. Be it a warm smile, a gentle word of encouragement, a kind random act of kindness. You never know what impact or tidbit difference that may make to someone less fortunate than yourself.

When I was putting out the Christmas decorations the other day, I had a 'replay' in my mind of many Christmas' spent with family. I am thinking of my parents, when I was a child. Those were awesome Christmas! Would enjoy our festive Christmas dinner on the 24th December, have one present to open (usually cosy pjs, which was always appreciated!), then stockings on Christmas morning, then a wonderful breakfast, which included champagne! Then we 'did the tree!' My poor parents; presents and toys strewn everywhere, amongst little squeals of laughter and joy! There was enough leftovers from the 24th, to tide us through the holidays. In those days, as a family, we were invited to good friends for the 25th; so I ended up having 2 Christmas dinners!!

When I married and had children (with my first husband), I tried to continue to do the same; including my parents or his parents in the mix. When we divorced, I still attempted to include various family members. Of course, with the divorce, the kids also enjoyed 2 Christmas meals!!

Now, I am a 'young grandma' and remarried. Alan and I just celebrated our 11th anniversary! It does not feel like eleven years and we are thankful for one another. That being said, we do our best to appreciate the 'spirit of Christmas.' The decorations bring back many a happy tid memory; which causes me to smile every time I pass by them! Also, Shadow is being 'well behaved' with the added Christmas touches.
He also likes the Christmas music! And eventhough I may be a bit 'off key' in my singing, it feels good to sing or hum the carols outloud! LOL!

Tidbit - Be of good cheer to all you meet. Again, you never know how your interaction may be a Blessing to one in need of a major uplift etc. Plus, it is enlightening to the giver! It is continuing to have a positive attitude of Hope, Faith, and Trust in Our Heavenly Father; knowing He Provides! Keep on trekking, folks! As Christ says: "Love one another, as I have loved you."

Bittid - Take this time to be all the more appreciative and grateful for your Blessings. Be thankful too, for His Son, the Gift of Grace and your Saviour!

Think this bittid photo image of the poinsettias brings forth good cheer! If you are not in the 'Christmas spirit', turn it around and make it happen.' 'Merry Christmas!'

Peace and God Bless.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas spirit!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Just finished putting out a few Christmas decorations. They have been stored in our garage and I was able to get to 3 boxes! The rest of the decorations are not easy to get to; but the ones I picked, were amongst my tidbit favourites. They are old decorations, from years past. Some from my parents, some from Alan's parents. We managed to bring the 'Christmas spirit' into our wee living room / dining room. A lot of the decorations brought back many a happy memory of Christmas to me; so it took me a bittid longer to do the decorations. Also, because we are taking care of Shadow and dogs in the next short while, methinks it is tid best to keep things simple. ie. Fewer decorations and placed up high, out of reach from doggies' paws and jaws! LOL!

My Mum loved Christmas and I was very fortunate to have celebrated Christmas the festive way we did. When I had my children, I attempted to do the same with them. I look back and I think how did I ever do it? But, you do. The decorations I have put out, each have a wonderful story behind them; and it is that joyfulness that is radiating from within!

Again, Alan and I have much to be thankful for! We live one bit day at a time, with Hope, Faith, and grateful hearts.

Tidbit - It is 'keeping things simple' and having appreciation for the little things!

Bittid - Be a cheerful giver; or do not give at all. Be a Blessing to all you meet. If you have your challenges, rise above them, act with Grace, and be of encouragement to others. Act with kindness, empathy, and compassion.

The photo image of the turkey certainly looks delicious! We are Prayful too, that we will enjoy a turkey meal. Regardless, we have lots to be thankful for. Praise Him in ALL Things.

The tidbitz photo image of the holly reminds me of the beautiful large holly tree we had in our garden, when I was a child. We used to enjoy giving it away as gifts at Christmas; as well as spreading it throughout the house. It was so festive and uplifting! Alan grew up with 10 holly trees in his garden, and starting from age seven, he sold sprigs of holly to those who lived within a 5 to 6 block radius in his neighourhood.

Apparently, a department store would sell bittidz sprigs of holly in a shoe box for $1.00. Well Alan thought he would do the same, save he would sell the sprigs for fifty cents! He did that for many years (until age 14 app) and he always had orders for the next coming year! When he was about to move, in his early twenties, he picked some large bags of holly and went to all those who supported him; and as a thank you, he gave the bags away for free! Much to their delight and surprise! Methinks, this is what the Christmas spirit is all about!

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

He IS encouragement and hope!

Good Evening,

As an addendum to this morning's post, when I was checking out the order of the Ten Commandments (ie for the 9th Commandment), the book mark, which happened to have the Ten Commandments written on it, was 'resting' in Job 42: 10. I have several bookmarks (but only one, with the Commandments!) in the Bible, but this one 'happened' to open immediately to Job 42! That has occured a number of tid times to me; and this particular passage gives me wonderful tidbits of encouragement!

Also, received this illuminating article from our dear friend. This bittidz is so true. A heartfelt and special 'thank you' to him.

Spiritual Harassment
by Os Hillman

"Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8-9).

I was twenty years old when I approached the first tee of the sectional qualifying round of the Professional Golfers Association US Open, one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. I was a college golfer and was teeing it up with the world's best golfers. I was competing against many of the tour players for only a handful of spots available to get into the tournament.

I was called to the tee and teed up my ball when something unusual happened. As I am looking down at my ball I notice the shoes of someone standing no more than two feet from where I am about to tee off. I am thinking to myself with great irritation, "Who in the world is standing this close to me!?" I look up and it is Sam Snead, still one of golf's greatest players. This man was known for intimidating tactics. But this was beyond belief. Here he was trying to intimidate a young college player. I proceeded to ignore his presence and hit the ball straight down the fairway.

In the spiritual realm we deal with spiritual harassment from Satan and his legions. The Bible says "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Eph. 6:12). It is important to recognize when we are coming against these forces. Satan attempts to distract us from our calling and destiny in life. We often trivialize the reality of the spirit realm of evil.

Paul tells us we must set our minds to deal with the spiritual realm of evil when it impacts our lives. "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Eph 6:13).

The next time you feel obstacles have been placed in your life designed to distract you from your God-ordained mission, remember Paul's words and stand firm in Christ."

Oh! Forgot to mention also this bittid! This past Wednesday, I had a first time glimpse of the ministry of Pastor Benny Hinn. I 'happened' to turn on the TV and it was as if I was being being 'directed' to listen to his dynamic message. It was most enlightening!

In closing, he makes mention of Psalm 91; 1-3. (I referred to Psalm 91, in my December 13th post of Prayer and your daily walk! so again, there are NO coincidences). Since I only saw the last few minutes of the program, I just tuned into his online ministry to watch and listen to his insights. ie. THIS IS YOUR DAY Dateline Israel, Part 3

I felt as if I was 'right tidbit there' on the shores of Galilee! In our dreams, Alan and I would love to go on a tour to the Holy Land! Wow! And to simply have the magnificent gift to dip our bit feet into the Sea of Galilee and walk where Jesus walked! Wow!
In his powerful message (and I mean powerful!), Pastor Benny Hinn refers to Matthew 12: 43-45, Very knowledgable and helpful about DISCERNING between God and ever present lurking demons. All the more vital, for us to put on the whole armor of God (Esphesians 6) as we must always be steadfastedly on the alert!

This is Pastor Benny Hiinn's site, with a tidbitz of info.www.bennyhinn.org/
To quote: "This memorable broadcast from Gadara, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, features Pastor Benny Hinn’s powerful teaching on the demon-filled young men who lived in that area 2,000 years ago. Citing Mark 5 and Luke 8, he describes how the night would be filled with howling and screaming. Then one day Jesus came by and set the man free! What happened to change everything for this young man? More importantly for you, how can you and your loved ones be set free from any bondage that may be holding you back? Get ready for this powerful teaching on deliverance!"

Tidbit - Always Seek Him and wisdom. "Seek and ye shall find."

Bittid - The TRUTH sets you free! (ie being indwelt by the Holy Spirit!).

I love this photo image, which appears to be at dusk! It looks so restful, radiating such a quiet and comforting calm!

Whomever reads my posts, may they receive several tids and bits of encouragement and inner strength for each and every day.

Peace and God Bless.

"Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you"

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

With all the recent rain we have been receiving, the snow has melted and everything is tidbitz green again! Eventhough it is a damp and overcast day, I am appreciating my elixir of coffee in my wonderful little Christmas mug. A good day to reflect upon our many Blessings and remembering those we loved and love.

My second cousin (I used to call her 'Aunt'; until I was older and could call her by her first name) gave me a set of 4 beautiful Christmas mugs (albeit now there are 3, due to me breaking one many years ago). I have really enjoyed them over the years, and treasure the memories of the times we spent together. She was one who was largely misunderstood; and yet ONCE, I took the time to genuinely know and appreciate her, she had a 'heart of gold.' God Bless her! Sadly, she passed away app 20 + years ago. Now that I think about it, she 'left' me a beautiful large wooden tray, wonderfully carved by my gifted Godfather (her first cousin). Whenever I go by that awesome tray (which is everyday), I think of her. When I was a small child, I always would be drawn to that tray; and methinks she remembered my warm sentiments. So, I raise 'her' coffee mug in a 'Skal to absent friends.'

Very often if people appear to be 'different' or eclectic, there is the tendency to 'judge.' I shudder at that very bittidz word, when it is wrongly and maliciously applied. Very tid often, it starts with bits of falsehoods, gossip, becomes distorted, and so forth. Once the 'cycle' (can be quite vicious) has begun, it is very hard to face up and make tidbit ammends. However, should the ammends occur, one has a 'clean sheet' and /or a brand new canvas to start afresh.

Lest we forget- the 9th Commandment - "Thou shalt not bear false witness."

I remedied the situation with my 'Aunt' / second cousin. ie. 'Stories' I had 'heard' about her and believed, I was, therefore, not kind nor compassionate towards her. Basically, she was the bittid 'butt of jokes', was ridiculed, excluded, and had been conjured up to be the 'laughing stock' throughout the family.

However, deep inside the tids of my heart, I knew this was not right, nor the truth of the matter. I was compelled to have a 'face to face,' 'eyeball to eyeball' with her and 'clear the air' once and for all. The interesting thing is, she was always gracious to all those she met (including me!), which would bother and upset me all the more! Anyway, at that time, I took a big gulp and apologized for my callous part and unkind bits of behaviour towards her. She was a 'spinster' (do not like that word either), was considered to be 'poor', had no money, was 'hopeless' and thus it went. Before I made my apologies to her, I did not follow the 'golden rule' towards her. ie. 'Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.'

So long story made short, as I am drinking from this dear little Christmas mug, I am thankful that I 'fessed up.' Because I am a curious person, I asked her about certain 'fluff' that I had 'heard.'

Turned out, that she had fallen in love with a young soldier in the second World War, and sadly he was killed. She never got over it. Unfortunately, she was mislabled, misunderstood, and mistreated. Perhaps because she was given the Gift of Grace, and the 'Fruits of the Holy Spirit', she was misjudged by many. So, 'in a nutshell,' I made sure I went out of my bit way to treat her well, and with the respect and kindness she deserved! She and I became close friends; she was a lovely and extra 'special' person. I know she is in Heaven.

Guess I am thinking of various situations that are occuring today and hmmmmm.

Meanwhile, our dear friend sent us today, another wonderful article by Os Hillman as you will read; and again, there are NO coincidences, here folks!Forgiving Those Who Judge You

"After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before" (Job 42:10).

Have you ever been wrongly judged? Have you ever had people assume there was sin in your life because of the troubles you may have experienced? Or perhaps they judged your motives as wrong. What if the people judging you were your closest friends?

This was exactly what happened in the life of Job. His friends did not understand how a godly person could ever go through his degree of adversity unless God was judging him for his sin. However, his friends were wrong and God intervened. "I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has," said God to Job's three friends.

Nothing has really changed after thousands of years. I recall going through a seven year "Job" experience. Friends in the marketplace could not understand why I would experience such calamity unless I had made poor choices. Those in the Church often wrongly equated trouble with sin. Sometimes this can be true, but often trouble is simply a consequence of a call on one's life such as Joseph and the apostle Paul experienced.

Joseph was required to forgive his brothers. Jesus was required to forgive Judas and the disciples for betrayal. You and I are required to forgive those who wrongfully judge us.

This forgiveness is often THE most important step in gaining restoration in our own lives. The scripture above reveals that it was not until Job prayed for his friends that he was restored in the things he had lost.

Is there someone in your life you need to forgive? It may be the missing piece of your puzzle for restoration."

Tidbot - Have the courage to make ammends.

Bittid - Have the courage to forgive.

I love this photo image of Christ, standing at the doorway to your heart. Once you invite Him in, He never leaves you. 'Seek and ye shall find.'

Peace and God Bless.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Walking in the Spirit!

Good Evening,

I had meant to include a birthday tribute to remember a very special person, who was dear to my heart. He passed away a little more than a year ago. I have mentioned him in previous posts; and, I am sure he is at peace. I raise my glass with a healthy fruit drink (wish it was with a glass of wine; but this will do!) and say 'Skal, to absent friends.'

Speaking of 'fruit', in my earlier post of today, Prayer and your daily walk! I referred to Galatians 5: 22 - 26. It is a passage on 'The Fruit of the Holy Spirit.' Methinks these verses are tidbits of helpful knowledge and wisdom.
Verse 22 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Verse 23 - gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Verse 24 - Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Verse 25 - If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

Verse 26 - Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

'Walking by the Spirit' ties in with my earlier post and these are no coincidence bittids!

Eventhough, it is 'Friday, the 13th,' Alan and I have experienced an awesome day! Many tidbitz Blessings have appeared! Much to be grateful for! Praise Him in ALL Things! Thankful too, that it is the weekend!

Also earlier this afternoon, I watched the last few bit minutes of the 700 Club Canada www.700club.ca and I recommend tuning into this insightful program! To quote: "The 700 Club Canada is a daily half-hour show that provides Canadians with a unique blend of life-transforming Bible teaching, dynamic Christian testimonies." Again, No coincidences, here folks!

ie. Psalm 91:4 was mentioned (I had included that verse in my earlier post of today) and Verse 4 is so powerful! - "He will cover you with His pinions.
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark."

I love and appreciate this photo image with its empowering message - 'Love conquers all; This is wonderful music in my bittidz ears and heart! LOVE, IS a major Fruit of the Spirit! Amen!

Peace and God Bless.

Prayer and your daily walk!

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Watched with enthusiastic appreciation, some of my favourite ministries on TV last Sunday. As you know, I refer to several of them in my posts. Hopefully, they provide a tid of an uplift and info to those of you who are a bit curious, have questins, etc.

Also, our daily walk in Christ is for seven days per week, not just limited for one bittid day; whether it be going to Church, watching ministries, fellow-shipping etc. I have appreciated and enjoyed learning by listening, watching, hearing, and then doing during the rest of the week. I am thankful that Sunday is a 'Day of Rest!' It is an ongoing daily journey; and once you have invited Christ into your heart, you change and your daily life, becomes that much more meaningful.

A very good friend of ours, recently sent us this awesome tidbitz! May this bittidz provide a tidbit of wisdom, understanding, encouragement, and knowledge to whomever seeks a righteous path.

Tidbit - Psalm 91: verses 1-4
- "He who dwells in the shelter of he Most High,
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
- I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and
my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!"
- For it is He who delivers you from the
snare of the trapper,
And from the deadly pistilence.
- He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark."

The title of Psalm 91, is 'Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord." The other 12 verses in the chapter, are also majestically powerful! Small wonder David, was 'a man after God's own heart!' The Psalms, plus other Old Testament Books and New Testament Books in the Bible IS the source for The WORD and TRUTH.

Bittid - Be strong and steadfast in your Prayers each and every day. Even when you do not feel like Praying, Pray all the more! If you are at a loss of words, just simply THANK HIM! It is amazing how much better you instantly feel when you say THANK YOU to Christ! It is as if a huge burden has been relinquished and expelled from your heart! The more you Seek Him, and read the Bible, you grow in daily wisdom and understanding; and in the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5: 22 to 26).

Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Generosity of Spirit!

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Today is a gorgeous day; albeit very cold temperatures. My heart goes out to all those areas that are being inundated with snow, ice storms, blizzards, horribly cold temperatures etc. At least we have sunshine and we are not without power.

Shadow loved his 'sweater coat' and it kept him nice and warm on his walk this morning. It is actually a black jersey type sweater (one of my favourites) but hey, I can only wear one sweater / jersey at a tid time. So, this is extra special to give it away to Shadow.

Am appreciating my cup(s) of coffee, and at the same time, can hear the little chickadees contentedly chirping away! Also, I found a bittid Christmas 'treasure' in one of the boxes that I finally unpacked, when I was decluttering 'stuff.' A small heating tray that my Mum enjoyed to keep her pot of tea warm. Well, this bittidz tray is now in use for the coffee pot! Happy memories of my Mum etc, and Blessings abound! My Mum was one who loved Christmas; and she instilled that in me as well!

The photo image of the turkey really speaks to my spirits and taste buds! It looks so good; and may we have a tidbitz turkey this Christmas. There is something special about cooking up a turkey, with all its wonderful tidbit trimmings! Apart from the festiveness of the meal, the turkey and its ensembles, provide for many a delicious leftover meal. Even more important, depending on the size of the turkey, we have always enjoyed giving a few plates and / or turkey soup to those less fortunate. (We know what it is like to be without; and empathy, compassion, and understanding is so vital).

Tidbit - Your weaknesses / circumstances become strengths. Turn everything over to Him. He IS our Refuge and Strength.

Bittid - Joy comes from within. When you invite the Holy Spirit into your heart, you change. Let the Holy Spirit Direct your path to victory!

This morning, I enthusiastically watched the Kenneth Copeland ministry. He is excellent with his empowering message! Will be appreciating other ministries today, as well.

May you enjoy and be thankful for all His Blessings! Love the bit photo image with its powerful message: 'Love conquers all.'

In closing too, bittids of my October 14th post, jumps out at me. These tidbits are very true for each and every day!
'Generosity of spirit' and remembering with Thanksgiving!

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 7 December 2013


Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Eventhough it is very cold, was able to appreciate a beaufiful sunset a bittid earlier! The colours in the sky were awesome! Another one of His wonderful Blessings!

We found one of my old sweaters and made a jacket of sorts for Shadow, the 19 month 'mini horse,' who we have been looking after. He was very good with the fitting; and he appears to be very appreciative. Methinks animals know when you genuinely care about them. I have shared a few tidbits about Shadow in some earlier posts.

A very dear friend of ours, sent us the following message, from the Andrew Wommack Ministries. A thank you to him and here it is! Hope you find it enlightening!


Luke 23:34 "Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots."
LUKE 23:34

Forgiveness of sins is one of the great themes of the Bible. There is so much that scripture says about it that it would take volumes of books to adequately deal with the subject. It will suffice to say that the blood of Jesus is what provided us with forgiveness of sins. That sacrifice was so great that it outweighed all our sins. It covered all the sins of the world-past, present, and future.

Most Christians have the concept that the sins they committed before they professed faith in Christ are forgiven at salvation, but any sins that are committed after that time are not forgiven until they repent and ask for forgiveness. This is not the case.

All our sins: past, present, and future were forgiven through the one offering of Jesus. If God can't forgive future sins, then none of us can be saved because Jesus only died once, nearly 2,000 years ago, before we had committed any sins. All our sins have been forgiven.

The forgiveness of our sins is not the ultimate goal of our salvation. It is just a necessary step. The real goal of salvation is relationship with the Father and sin is a barrier to that relationship. So, it had to be dealt with, and it was, through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who stop with the forgiveness of sins and don't go on into eternal life are missing the heart of salvation. Our sins have been forgiven so that we may enter into intimacy with the Lord.

It is through the riches of God's grace that we have received forgiveness for our sins. There is nothing we can do to obtain forgiveness except humble ourselves and receive forgiveness as a gift through faith in Christ.

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Tidbit - Be a light of love, empathy, and compassion to all those around you. Even if you have the odd 'bad hair day', rise above it, with the Grace of Christ.

Bittid - You never know where your gentle smile, or a word of encouragement, and / or a random act of kindness may take you. Meaning, that you may be a Blessing to someone who may be in need.

This is a special time of year, to celebrate the Birth of Christ, and to be grateful for our Blessings, that He Provides us. Also, to have understanding and help those who are less fortunate.

The above photo is of Shadow (taken at the end of October); and he thinks he is a tidbit person! LOL! (our patio chair is now practically too small for him!). We enjoy the daily bittids we experience with him. Shadow is a Blessing; and he radiates a joyful enthusiasm to all he meets!

Peace and God Bless.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Be ever joyful and thankful in spirit!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

This is a short and sweet tidbitz post today. Just want to say THANK YOU to our Heavenly Father! As I have shared, Alan and I ARE thankful for each and every bittid day! There have been tidbit miracles along the tid way! We are gratefully reflecting, as we can appreciatively look back with awesome Praise and Thanks to Him for His Grace and Favour!

Tidbit - He wants the best for you. Ask for the best and expect the best!

Bittid - He IS sufficient for all your needs! He IS your Refuge and Strength!

A major thank you! We have experienced numerous bittidz acts of kindness. "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you' is every bit true!

Love this image photo of Christ, who is standing at the doorway of your heart. He is simply waiting to be 'invited' in. When you invite Him into your heart, He will NEVER leave you!

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Compassion and Thanksgiving!

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It is a rainy dark Saturday morning; and a good day to stay indoors. Have been decluttering 'stuff' and reflecting also all the tidbitz more upon our daily Blessings!

Speaking of Blessings, I watched the musical / movie - "Fiddler on the Roof" and my heart goes out to all those who suffered; and are still experiencing horrid bittidz and unthinkable situations. I do not know as much about the Jewish Faith as I should, however, the Christian Jews are all the more special! VERY special, methinks! Amen! Topol (and the other actors) who portrayed the characters are awesome! The Faith in God and the courage for tid survival. To somehow, keep going. This story has ignited and compelled me to appreciatively learn all the more (ie history). A major ephifany to me, folks! Our bit 'trials and tribulations' are miniscule compared to those atrocities!

At this bittid time, the Americans are celebrating their Thanksgiving. The celebration of Hanukkah is also taking place. Hanukkah 2013, began in the evening of Wednesday, November 27th, and ends in the evening of Thursday, December 5th. I love the upbeat music and the joyful dancing in the film!

As mentioned, Alan and I live one day at a time; and we are always thankful for our tidbit Blessings; regardless of circumstances. This particular movie ilustrating the plight of the Jews, just inspired me, to Seek Wisdom and Understanding, all the more! Alan and I do much the same as Topol did; that is, we constantly Seek Him for direction! There are miracles; one just has to keep pilgriming on in steadfast Hope, Belief, Faith, and Trust in Him to Provide His Solution. ie. Miracles / Blessings.

We are also remembering Alan's Mum who passed away; as it is her birthday today. She was a wonderful person; and we know she is in Heaven.

Tidbit - Isaiah 1:19 - "If you consent and obey, You will eat the best of the land." That wonderful verse speaks volumes to me!

Bittid - Philippians 4:19 (written by the Apostle, Paul) "And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Jesus Christ."

In closing, we receive Christ's majestic Grace through Faith! I love this photo image, with its empowering message!

Peace and God Bless.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Always be "full" of thanks!

Hi again!

The following tidbitz message 'Be thankful' was sent to us by some wonderful American friends!

"Hi Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

In reflecting about life on this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we realize how easy it is to be thankful for the good things in life. Finding a way to be thankful for the challenges and setbacks, however, is the key ... and the esence ... to living in gratitude for EVERYTHING that shows up in our lives! Gratitude IS most certainly attitude!

Be thankful when you don't know something.
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
Because during those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations.
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge.
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary.
Because it means you're making a difference.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles ... and they may very well become your biggest blessings!"

I appreciate the message in its entireity; and I really like 'Be thankful when you're tired and weary. Because it means you're making a difference.' That is a hearty bittidz of good cheer and of encouragement, methinks!

To our American friends, thank you for sharing this appropro message!
Also, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all those who are celebrating Thanksgiving at this very special time.

Tidbit - Always, be 'full' of thanks! When you are 'full of thanksgiving', not only do you feel better, but others around you, feel invigorated as well!

Bittid - Treat and appreciate each and every day as a 'mini thanksgiving.' Each day is a new day, as in a new canvas, to be thankful for!

The photo image with its heartfelt tidbit message: 'Love conquers all" is empowering; and ties in powerfully with my earlier bittid post of today: ALWAYS BE THANKFUL!

Peace and God Bless


Good afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It has been a glorious day, with the sun shining magnificently! Appreciated my elixir of two morning cups of coffee; as well as being heartily grateful for our Blessings!

Yesterday afternoon, I watched 'In Touch Minsistries' on the T.V. I was going to tune into Dr. Stanley online; (intouch.org) however, instead, I was 'beckoned' to our T.V. and lo and behold, there was 'In Touch Ministries' showing the Sunday Sermon that I had missed! Not only that, but a lot of what Dr. Stanley was sharing, was in my November 26th post! Circumstances and character

You can also go online to access his videos, read the teachings and other helpful resources of encouragement! - Life Principles Note.

I just simply want to say 'Thank you, Dr. Stanley' for your ministry. It is enlightening and empowering. Those of you who are curious etc, Dr. Stanley shares many 'tidbits!'

Also, one tidbit that jumps out at me, is for those of you who feel that your birth was an accident, NO WAY. You are LOVED! You were / are created by God and if you were not meant to be born, you would not have been born! God LOVES you! Everyone who is born, is WANTED and LOVED by Him. So, know that He LOVES you! You are a worthy human being! Dr. Stanley's message is awesome; particularly for those of you who feel unloved, not worthy, low self esteem, and so forth.

Want to share also, that as a mother, I love my children and grandchildren (yes, I am a 'young' grandma!). That perhaps this message of God's LOVE for us all, may provide a further help and clarity.

Also, my husband Alan, I have to thank him again, for introducing or re introducing me to Christ. We will have been married for 11 years as of December 10th. What Dr. Stanley shares, validates what Alan (and many other wonderful ministries too) have inspired me to have a daily relationship with Our Heavenly Father!

Alan and I have experienced tough times (who hasn't?). However, those who endure the 'trials and tribulations' appear to have more awareness, empathy, compassion, understanding towards others.

Alan and his Mum were very close and her birthday is November 30th. She was a lovely person, and I am appreciative for the few years I knew her, before she passed away. She has four grown children, and she was the one who instilled the Christian message in their upbringing.

To reiterate, I am thankful that I met and fell in love with Alan (and he with me) and he has shared many bittids with me re: our daily and ever growing perpetual walk in Christ. I am grateful for him.

Also yesterday, Alan picked me a tid of miniature yellow roses, that are blooming at this cooler time of year! My daughter gave me a beautiful rose plant a few years ago for Mother's Day; and today, the flowers are thriving! Another one of God's majestic creations and Blessings to be thankful for!

Before I forget, Dr. Stanley has an Alaskan Cruise, coming up in July and it sounds spectacular! That is something we would love to do! God Willing, may that be so!

So, in a bittd, I am thankful! For everything! Regardless of bit cirumstances / trials and tribulations etc. "Praise Him in All Things!" and a huge THANK YOU TO HIM!

Hope this uplifts those who read my posts. Again, Dr. Stanley's message 'Loving God' is awesome! No coincidences here, folks!

Peace and God Bless.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Circumstances and character

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It has been an interestting tidbitz of a week; the days have flown by. It reminds me of a tid bunch of chickadees that fly rapidly to our magnolia tree, happily feast for a quick bittidz and then gone in the next instant! Alan and I have also been fighting a bit of a bug; however, we are on the mend.

We had a few situations we had to deal with last week. Eventhough, there appeared to be some obstacles, we overcame them WITH HIS HELP AND GRACE. We ASKED Him, to move the 'mountains' that were hindering us. He removed the 'stumbling blocks' that were in our way! This has encouraged us to focus all the more resiliently upon Him! To NOT allow any circumstances to distract us from Him. Instead, keep our hearts receptive to Christ and 'press on' in the eternal victory He has provided and promised us. Know that He has an awesome plan for each and every one of us! Simply, 'leave all the consequences' to Him.

Tidbit - Seek Wisdom and Understanding and His Help daily, to make His way straight before you. Do not let any cluttering of 'stuff' or 'fluff' throw you off His track.

Bittid - Be bold, confident and expecting ALWAYS His Providence of abundance!

On Sunday, I 'rested' in the Lord; and watched appreciatively some of the ministries on TV. My tidbit suggestion is to tune into www.livingtruth.ca, with Charles Price. His message is awesome and right on! Also enjoyed listening to Dr. David Jeremiah, Joyce Meyer, and Joel Osteen's solid teachings of inspiration. I missed Dr. Stanley; but will go online to hear his message.(www.intouchministries.org). The ministries I have just mentioned, shared insights, which we had just experienced in the previous week! WOW! No bittid coincidences here, folks!

When I say I 'rested' - that is exactly what I did and do. He is my Refuge and Strength! Love the Psalms! Small wonder, David was a man after God's own heart! Once you invite Christ into your hearts, your life changes forever; as you are infilled with the Holy Spirit of Christ. He is your BEST friend, Advocate, Saviour, Provider etc.

Joyful music to my ears is from Romans 8:28 - " And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Also, the verse from Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!" jumps out at me!

Your circumstances are only temporary bittids. Never ever give up! Never mind what others say and / or do to discredit, to discourage, dishonour, to confuse, and / or to make you stumble etc. Circumstances are not what a person is; it is in the going through the 'trials and tribulations' that mold you into the true character of Christ. He loves you and wants your inner beauty of character to shine forth!

Riches and wealth are nice; but that will not cut it when your time is up. Nor will be 'getting in' to the pearly gates, with good works alone either. It will be based on your genuine acceptance of Christ; with the Holy Spirit living within your hearts. Always remember the Bible tells us that 'one must become like a child, to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.'

Also, tidbits - "Love one another, as I have loved you." "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you." "Love thy neighbour,as thyself." Know that Our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us unconditionally! All one needs to do, is to invite Him in and He will never leave you! He is all you need to meet your needs.

Again, Alan and I are very thankful for our daily Blessings! To our American friends, a 'Happy Thanksgiving'.

Peace and God Bless.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Trust and Rest in Him!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We enjoyed a very quiet weekend and yesterday being Sunday, we honoured it as a 'day of rest.'

Yesterday, I watched, "Living Truth' with Charles Price and his sermon, is awesome! I recommend his ministry (www.livingtruth.ca). Charles referred to Isaiah 30 and the following 2 lines in verse 15, jumped right tidbitz out at me!

"In repentance and rest you shall be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength."

For whatever reason, with Alan and I both feeling 'under the weather' (as per my earlier bittid post), and then having spent a quiet weekend of rest, the tidbit message in those words, are a special validation!

I also watched some other minstrial programs and one that I 'fell upon' is 'World Outreach Ministries' as in 'Faith on Fire'. I could swear that the tid turkey photo image is the same one that I have enjoyed using in some of my posts! Even as recently as the 16th November post! I checked (you can see the 2 photo images that follow!) and NO coincidences here folks! WOW! 'Faith on Fire' are offering on "Saturday, December 14th @ 5:00 p.m. W.O.M. Annual Christmas Banquet (buffet served at the church)". It sounds totally awesome, and if we lived in that part of the world, we would attend and partake in this Christmas celebration / dinner. Really appreciated the Pastor's strong and unwavering message of FAITH; and thank you!

I also watched 'In Touch Ministries,' 'Enjoying Everyday Life,' and Joel Osteen's inspiring ministry. For those who wish to know a bit more, tune into these wonderful programs that provide solid teachings of the Bible and offer encouragement as well.

In one of the programs, one of the pastors mentioned Colossians 3:2. - "Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth." ABSOLUTELY!

Tidbit - There are NO coincidences!

Bittid - Colossians 3:2 is it in a nutshell!

Eventhough it is a dark and dreary day, the rain has not hindered a group of chickadees, enthusiastically enjoying the flourishing pussy willows in our now bare magnolia tree. Good on the bittidz resolve of these little birds! To me this is a Blessing; one of His Many Blessings, to be thankful for!

Again, Alan and I treat each and every day as if it is a 'mini Thanksgiving!'

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Appreciate each and every day, as a 'mini Thanksgiving!''

Good Afternnon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Have not written a post for the last tid while. Have been fighting a bit of a bug and it finally caught up with me, as well as now claiming Alan. That being said, we still have much tidbitz to be thankful for!

Dogs seem to know if one is not feeling their bittidz best. They have that 'sixth inner sense,' methinks. Yesterday, Shadow was by my bedside for most of the day and was a wonderful source of comfort. ie. Shadow put his head on the bed, with his beautiful big brown shining eyes looking up at me; as if to say 'Get up! Get up!' Meanwhile, Alan managed to take care of everything else. I am thankful for Alan and that there is such a 'give and take' between us, as we are a team. Yesterday was the first day in years, that I had actually spent a whole day in bed; but I am determined to rally forth and nip whatever this is, 'in the bud.' Do not have time to be 'sick'; and yet, the body is saying 'rest!' Or rather, it is God Who is saying REST!!!! So I will heed His Counsel.

We have some wonderful American friends and their American Thanksgiving comes up next week. Eventhough we live miles away, it is as if we just spoke with each other yesterday. For some reason, I feel that the U.S. Thanksgiving is much more meaningful than ours (Canucks!). Large families getting together, cooking up the turkey dinner and so forth! All that being said, Alan and I treat each and every day, as if it is a 'mini thanksgiving!' "Praise Him in ALL Things."

Glad it is the weekend and Saturday night. It is cooling down and supposed to drop to 3 degrees tonight. However, where we live, it may be cooler, as we live close to the mountains. We were supposed to go out this evening; but we are not feeling up to it. Not only that, Shadow is still a 'pup' (18 months) and we would have had to leave him in the car. (He is too young too, to leave at home; as he is a 'chewer'). So, maybe this is a Blessing in disguise at this time.

Christmas is coming up. Again, I do not know who we will be spending Christmas with; but we will be thankful regardless. It just seems like yesterday, when we cooked up a turkey! (ie our Thanksgiving). Even if we are invited for a Christmas meal, we will cook up a tidbit turkey, as it provides such wonderful leftovers! Shadow too, loves turkey! LOL!

Tidbit - Make and treat each and every day as a 'mini Thanksgiving!' Also, I love this wonderful image of the succulent roast turkey!

Bittid - Always 'sow' positive thoughts! (As you will see from our friend's enlightening message. A heartfelt thanks to him).


Here is wishing you a nice R & R weekend.

Peace and God Bless.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Appreciate His Blessings!

Good Morning, or whatever it is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

This morning is a glorious one! Sunshine galore, blue skies. It is cool; but so refreshing!

Was up early and I am glad I was. You know when you get one of those 'funny' feelings, that 'something' is just not quite tid 'right?' Well, as it happened, that was the bittidz case this am. Managed to resolve the matter.

Since then, have been enjoying my elixir of coffee and appreciatiing a peaceful start to the day! The beautiful magnolia tree out front, that once was full of foliage, is now bare of leaves. However, pussy willow buds are taking tidbitz form; preparing for new growth for next Spring. The branches too, are resembling miniature crystals; a combination from the overnight moisture and the brilliance of the sun's rays.

Also, this morning, I was able to view a couple of short video clips (from out of town friends) who were sharing their love of painting and sculpturing. They both have such incredible talent! Their love for nature has added to their God given gifts; and there is such a tranquil calm about their lives. One of the video clips is very inspirational; and if I can include it, I will a bit later.

Tidbit - Everyone has a 'gift' from God. When you recognize it, glorify God all the more with a 'spirit of thanksgiving!' He has also given us His Son, which is a Gift of Grace.

Bittid - It is amazing what a genuine compliment and / or an uplifting word of encouragement can do. You never know who might be going through a 'rough patch,' and a kind word makes a difference.

Have mentioned before, that I start off the day with 'The Lord's Prayer.' Followed by asking Him to "Arm and equip us with the full armour of God; and to protect and shield us from our enemies and foes." After that, I ask Him for Wisdom and Understanding. When you Seek Him, He is there. Ask Him for Direction and just leave the consequences to Him. There may be times when you are at a 'standstill.' Psalm 46:10 - " Be still and know that I am God." is majestically powerful!

I love this cheerful photo image of the daffodils; and the awesome message that goes with it!

Peace and God Bless.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Remember! Always Seek Him!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the wrld!

We enjoyed a quiet Rememberance Day long weekend. Much to be thankful for!
Last night, I was 'directed' to Psalm 4 - 'Evening Prayer of Trust in God.' All the 8 verses jumped out at me; particularly a few tid lines from Verses 6 to 8. ie. From Verse 6 - "Lift up the light of Thy countenance upon us." From Verse 7 - "Thou hast put gladness in my heart." From Verse 8 - "For Thou alone, O Lord, dost make me to dwell in safety."

Those tidbits are right on! Also, brought the Rememberance Day message all the more home and meaningful to me! I am grateful to all those who fought so bravely, and gave of their lives for our freedom. Methinks, there were a lot of Prayers amongst those courageous souls!

Today was / is my Mum's birthday and again, we have many bittids of Blessings to be Thankful for! My Mum was one of them! Thank you!

Also, I was Guided to Psalm 3 & Psalm 4. Here are a few other tidbits. ie. Psalm 3 -'Morning Prayer of Trust in God.' and the words in Verse 3 - "But Thou, O Lord, art a shield about me." Also, Verse 5 - "I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustains me." In Psalm 5 - 'Prayer for Protection from the Wicked' - Verse 6 - "Thou dost destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit." Then from Verse 8, the following words: "Make Thy way straight before me" really speak to me!

Should mention that last night, our whole area was without power. Everything was fine; and then poof! Total blackout! A totally weird feeling! Fortunately, we had some flashlights in strategic spots to help as lights. However, I looked upon that bit experience as an adventure; and reflected that it is in the attitude, the how, that one chooses to handle the unexpected bittids.

Tidbit - Daily, do your best to be of positive good cheer; as well as having an 'attitude of gratitude!'

The tidbitz power was out for a couple of hours and came on, shortly after midnight. It was when after the power was restored that I was compelled and led to turn to the Bible and voila, the Psalms I mentioned, opened up! Also, it is Alan's Mum's Bible that I have been reading; and she had underlined those bittidz passages as well! All through the Bible, Alan's Mum has underlined passages that were special to her! She was also a wonderful and appreciative Blessing!

Bittid - The Psalms provide great comfort and strength.

I could not but help think of all those who fought / fight for freedom. We had been watching various 'war movies' and when the power went out, that really was an ephifany to me.

Here is a photo image of the Red Poppy - 'Lest We Forget.'

Peace and God Bless

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Seeking God is the beginning of Wisdom!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

This morning, I watched and listened to Dr. Charles Stanley and his message, on 'Wisdom In The Midst of Trials' is absolutely tidbitz right on! My strong suggestion is for those of you are experiencing 'trials and tribulations', and or who know of people who are, 'Pay it forward' to them by tuning into a wonderful 55 minute video. And / or if you are simply curious, Dr. Stanley provides solid teachings of encouragement and comfort. An appreciative 'Thank you!' to him.

This enlightening video, with its tidbits on Wisdom, is 'music to one's ears.' Enjoy a coffee, or whatever tid beverage you choose, and 'drink in' this awesome message to the fullest! It could be life changing!

Tidbit - Dr. Stanley refers to 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4
Verse 3 -"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort;
Verse 4 - who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."

There was an interesting email question posed to Dr. Stanley about Heaven; and those who are already there, are they watching and seeing all the bittid 'goings on' of earthly strife and pain? No, there are no tears shed in Heaven; because those who do not make it to Heaven, will not be missed. Therefore, no sadness will be experienced, as there will be no bittidz rememberances of loved ones, who do not end up at that eternal address.
Revelation 21, verse 5 - And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true."

I then also appreciated watching and listening to 'Faith To Live By' by Dr. H.H. Barber. I would also recommend you listen to this program. Plus the music provided by the singers and the pianist, are inspiring! A heartfelt 'Thank you,' Dr. Barber.

Also, our same special friend, in yesterday's post, who passed on the wonderful tidbit video to us about Billy Graham, also wrote a poem; which I will include in today's post. Thank you again, to him!

"To all you people out there who claim there is no God
I’d thought I’d send along a little rhyme
So read and head these words my friend, ‘ere you lay beneath the sod
And learn the Truth that’s yours as well as mine.

I’ve just come from the West Coast where the silver sockeye spawn
They say this run’s the biggest in a century or so!
From where have they all come from to gather in the dawn
And who’s guiding hand has shown them where to go?

Right now upon the prairie, the harvest has begun
Truckloads, Trainloads, Boatloads! an endless sea of seed
From off the golden wheat-fields that have ripened in the sun
A gift to us from He who knows our need.

And soon those empty wheat-fields will be clamouring with geese
Who stop there in their yearly flight down south
In their millions they arrive there- to pause and rest in peace
To find He’s laid a smorgasbord to feed each hungry mouth.

Look up Man! See the stars! By the millions do they glow!
The precision of their orbits to the second we can plot.
Or watch the Northern Lights some time put on their eerie show
Can you believe it all ‘just happened’ without some plan and thought?

Is there art without an artist? Can we build a castle with no plan?
And where would science be without an open mind?
How then can you see these things –a rational thinking man
And yet deny that all creation was by intelligence designed?

Oh Man! How can you stand there and deny the things you know
The beauty and precision that you see with your own eyes?
You say all things came from nothing – enough time’s passed to make it so
Well, you’ve denied the Master Builder. Do you really think that’s wise?"

The title of his poem, is 'To the Agnostic.' Well, methinks that even to those who are not agnostic, should sit up, be aware, and take notice! Very true bittids!

Bitid - As Dr. Stanley shares, Trust and Believe in Christ and Rejoice! Know that your circumstances are 'tests' to purify and build 'character.' Perserverance! Know that God has a Purpose and a good Plan for you.


In closing, Hebrews 13 is an awesome chapter, from start to finish! The bit verse 25: "Grace be with you all." is the way of it!
Christ says: "Love one another, as I have loved you."
The photo image illuminates the powerful message! 'Love Conquers All.'

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Take 30 minutes! This could be the most life changing minutes for you!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It is a very overcast day; but I am thankful that it is Saturday and that it is the Rememberance Day Long Weekend. We are thankful to all those, who fought and died for our Freedom. We will take time to remember all those who gave of their lves to provide us with the lives we have now.

We have had a couple of interesting days; and Blessings have been comng forth, NON STOP!! Hurrah! "Praise Him in ALL Things!" Also, as of bittidz late, when I seem to be thinking of something, all of a sudden it happens!!! To the good! One of them, was a video from a wonderful friend and a BIG THANK YOU to him. He knows who he is; and he is a very special person!

To give you a bit of tidbitz.

I have a favourte program I normally watch (when I can). ie. 'Murder She Wrote' starring Angela Lansbury. Well, on Thursday and Friday aftenoon, the program was not on the Vision Channel. Instead, it was Billy Graham.

To recap a bittid. On Thursday, for some reason, I had been thinking about great people who have made a huge impact / difference in the world. Well, the name that came immediately to me, was Billy Graham! I had been wondering about him; and did not even know whether he was still living UNTIL I saw him on the TV - right then and there, at that very tid moment! I believe the program carried through to yesterday; as it may have been a repeat / continuation from Thursday. I never really knew much about Billy Graham and had 'all of a sudden' a need to know! There are no coincidences! All I could and still say, is WOW!

Early this morning, was when we received the video from our kind friend. Well worth the 30 minutes! Wish it was longer; as the tidbit minutes flew by! I really enjoyed and appreciated the video, and I teared up as I watched it. Did not need a refill for my coffee. The tears were enough!

Loved the setting; ie. Billy Graham's wonderfully warm home, beautiful lush green scenery etc. A calm and peaceful feeling came over me and has not left. Am going to include the video. 'The Cross' in this post. May thee be some like me, who will be uplifted and encouraged to 'keep on trekking' everyday in Faith and Trust in Christ. A major heartfelt THANK YOU to Billy Graham for his awesome insights and empowering messages!

Billy Graham has touched my heart and understanding. Wow! As our friend shares, 'Billy Graham is 95 years old now. A tremendous man of God.'

Tidbit - Please MAKE the time to watch the inspiring video, 'The Cross.' If you do, you have nothing to lose; but all to gain! You will find your life changes, for the better! Invite Christ into your heart! Know that He LOVES you!

Bittid - "Ask and Ye shall receive." "Seek and Ye shall find." "Knock and a door shall be opened unto you." This is all true!!!! When you invite Christ into your heart, He never leaves you and you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit!

Peace And God Bless.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Seeking Wisdom and Understanding

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We have been given an extra hour today. (turning back of the clocks). An hour to enjoy an extra bit of rest! No rushing about etc. Just calmly and peacefully going 'with the flow.' It is a beautiful sunny day! Appreciatively enjoyed my two morning cups of coffee, that Alan always makes for me.

In the morning I tuned into the Joy10 T.V. and watched 'In Touch Ministries.' Dr. Stanley's message: "In Search of Wisdom" is so impactful! (Plus I really enjoyed the choir singing 'All Is well, with my soul.' What a great song to begin the day!).

There are no coincidences! ie. In yesterday's post, The Power of Prayer! Have the Faith to Keep on Praying! re: wisdom etc.

Today, Dr. Stanley shares a number of verses re: Wisdom.
Proverbs 2: 1-7; Proverbs 8:17; Proverbs 4: 10 & 11; Proverbs 5:1; Proverbs 9:10;
James 1:5; Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 15:31; Porverbs 19:20; Proverbs 13:30; Ecclesiastes 8:1; Ecclesiastes 2:26; Ecclesiastes 10:10; and Matthew 28:19.

Methinks, for those of you, who are are Seeking Christ and Seeking Wisdom and Understanding, best to take the tidbit iniative to read those powerful verses! They are all illuminating and awesome! They all 'speak' to me! I am going to reread Proverbs;, as well as other Bible passages; as there is always so much to learn!

Tidbit - Proverbs 9:10 - "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

Bittid - Ecclesiastes 8:1 - "Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom illuminates him and causes his stern face to beam." I love that 'shining' and enlightening verse!

Dr. Stanley also shares his appreciative enthusiasm and love for nature and animals; as well as his enjoyment of photography. He marvels in God's wonderful creations! Also, his stories about the mother eagle, as well the mother red cardinal, is heartwarming! My suggestion is to check out his website! http://www.intouch.org/ .
Thank you, Dr. Stanley, for your solid teachings!

Alan and I just took Shadow out for a walk (his second walk today!) as it is such a lovely day and the autumn air is so tidbitz fresh! Quite the contrast from yesterday! However, I was appreciative for the rain, as it provided a bittidz of refreshment and rest.

When we were out with Shadow, I joyfully kept thinking about Proverbs 10:10 - "If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success."

Just took two tid photos. One of our tree in its red majestic beauty! (Most of the trees surrounding us, are relatively bare). The second picture is of our ever thriving Braveheart plants, that have sprung up from bittid scattered seeds! So, we are all the more appreciative of these wonderful Blessings of His Creation!

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

The Power of Prayer! Have the Faith to Keep on Praying!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It is Saturday; and a typical, cloudy, rainy and blustery fall day. Feels like Novenber. LOL! The leaves on the trees, which were once a vivid red, are now turning a yellowish colour, and before too long, there will be no or very few leaves.

A good day to stay indoors methinks, and also to reflect a wee bit.

Have already covered tid topics, in previous posts; but again, would like to stress that family is very important. (Also, you can refer to Pastor John Hagee, www.jhm.org‎ as he is 'right on!'). Am not going to regurgitate past bittid matters; but our door is always open to those, who wish to start afresh. We are Prayful, that in time, there will be reconciliation for all. Life is too fleetingly short. I compare this to leaves; here one day and gone the next.

I mentioned a bit earlier that we are looking forward to Christmas. Like a 'little child,' I always look forward to Christmas; however, this year, we will have Shadow with us! We have been making some movement to clear out the garage so that there is more bittidz space. Do not think we will ever get our car in there though! LOL! However, with less clutter, I can get to the decorations. Will only put out a few.

What is most meaningful, is celebrating the Birth of Christ and the Gift of Grace, He offers to us all; and thus, being extra thankful for our Blessings.

Not sure how or with whom, we will be spending our Christmas this year; but we will appreciate its special significance.

Have been reading the Bible a lot and to those who read the Bible, it brings much comfort! Nothing has changed! ie. The Bible is the living word and the words of wisdom are as equally relevant and inspirational today, tomorrow, and yesterday.

As a mother, I love my family dearly. However, what is also important is a 'spiritual love.' As Christ says: "Love one another, as I have loved you." Alan and I are prayful that in time (before it is too late; compare again, to the leaves), that relationships will be mended; with everyone putting their best foot forward.

Yesterday afternoon, I 'happened' to turn on the T.V. and fell across 'The 700 Club Canada' and it was excellent! (The 700 Club Canadawww.700club.ca)

I had never tuned into that program until yesterday; but I will now! Hosts Brian Warren and Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson share about the 'Power of Prayer' and having Faith, and that God intervenes! One of the video clips is about 'Worrying'. Basically "Throw your worries into the Arms of God."

Interestingly enough, I had been mulling and turning over and over various tidbitz thoughts. As in Peter 5:7 ' casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.' That is the truth of it. In other words, as Laura Lynn says: " God can turn circumstances around in a moment."

So I say an appreciative thank you to both of them, for that reinforcement of reassurance! No coincidence here, folks! May their message(s) be of tidbit encouragement to those of you who are experiencing angst, worries, and who have questions as well.

Tidbit - "Be anxious for nothing' but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6. I say this powerful verse outloud everyday! It is amazing how 'good cheer' permeates right through you!

Bittid - "Have a mind of understanding and a hearing heart" or words to that effect, shared by Dr. Creflo Dollar. When the Holy Spirit lives within you, you are guided and directed to have a mind of wisdom and understanding, as well as a heart that is open and receptive to hear! It is one thing to read the words in the Bible; but more prudently, to hear and gain wisdom and understanding from the words.

After I enjoyed 'The 700 Club Canada', I 'found' the Creflo Dollar Ministries; and I also recommend this enlighteing ministry.

We will not give up hope! We will continue to pray daily for those we love (as well for the Holy Spirit to lead us); and our door will always be open, when they are ready. As in 'turning over a new leaf', and at the same time, being all the more appreciative of the precious life we have all been given by Christ.

Also, another tidbit - Always best to look for the best in others. You never know when a gentle smile, a word of encouragement, and / or random acts of kindness, how this may impact / uplift a person's life (even a total stranger).

Also, I am grateful and thankful for all the ministries who go out of their way, to provide messages of hope and encouragement, as well as 'Spreading the message of the Good News!'

Tonight, if there is stil enough remnants from Alan's homemade turkey soup from Thanksgiving, we will appreciate these delicious leftover tidbits for our dinner. We have been enjoying the soup for many a day, however, if there is not enough to squeeze for another meal, then Shadow will be the happy recipient! LOL! We have been giving him bittids of the turkey soup, mixed in with his meal, anyway. So if there is a lack with the provision of soup, Alan will creatively and simply put together a repas / supper from the 'kitchen sink.' LOL! However, the soup would be perfect on a day like this!

We have saved a little tid of red wine and tonight, we will say a 'Skal to Absent Friends.' The Skal is an old stoic Norwegian custom that when someone has passed away and / or is not able to be present, there is a raising of the glass, followed by the stalwart toast, "Skal to Absent Friends.' Alan and I have many in mind to toast a Skal to. ie. To those who have passed away and those who are still living.

In closing, life is too short; and to repeat, as Jesus says: "Love one another as I have loved you."

This bittid photo image endorses that 'Love Conquers All!'

Peace and God Bless.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Have Steadfast Hope!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We are definitely now into the Fall weather. Rain! However, we remain appreciative for the wonderful sunny weather that we received, for most of October. Can not believe however, that November is here tomorrow! On November 3rd, we turn our clocks back an hour; which will be a bit of extra 'sleep in' for all those concerned! Including Shadow! LOL! And, before you know it, it will be Christmas!

We have been gradually clearing out our garage etc and we look forward to putting up some tidbitz Christmas decorations! This Christmas is going to be extra tidbit special!

We have many Blessings to be thankful for! ie. Yesterday, one of our neighbours gave us a large dog bed, as they had purchased a new one for their good sized dog. Shadow is like a 'mini horse' in size now, at 18 months tomorrow, and is still growing! So, this large bed is awesome and Shadow loves it!

Another neighbour returned our containers of turkey soup that Alan made after Thanksgiving, and he reiterated, that it was the very best bittidz soup he had ever tasted. along with a thank you note!

Tidbit - Go out of your way to be a genuine Blessng to others! Be it with a gentle smile, a word of encouragement, and / or random acts of kindness. It does make a positive difference, of 'paying it forward' to all those you meet.

Bittid - Be appreciative and thankful for each and every day! Keep things simple, and 'Praise Him in all things;' at the start of the day, throughout the day, and before you fall asleep!

Last night, I was 'Directed' to a passage in the Bible from Psalm 145: 17 to 21. These wonderfully inspiring verses jumped right out at me!
17 - The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His deeds.
18 - The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
19 - He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and wlll save them.
20 - The Lord keeps all who love Him; But all the wicked, He will destroy.
21 - My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord; And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.

I also enjoyed reading Psalms 145 to 150! I received particular strength and comfort from Verse 18 - re: 'calling upon Him in truth'; and in Verse 20 re: 'the wicked, He will destroy.'

The photo is of Shadow. Our patio chair is a bittid too small for him; however, he enjoys sitting there, as if he is 'lord muck.' LOL!

Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

In Remembrance of a Special Person!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It is a gorgeous sunny Sunday! The colours of Autumn are outstanding!

Today, I wish to honour a special person, dear to my heart, who passed away one bittid year ago. I remember him for his good points and I learned quite a bit from him. We always got along and I know he held me in high regard, as well.

We all have our weaker points; yet I choose to remember the 'kind' side of him. That being said, he may have also been misunderstood at tid times. He did have a 'generosity of spirit' and I know he helped and provided for many.

So, 'Skal to Absent Friends', with a cup of coffee! When I have a glass of wine to enjoy, I will raise my glass to him.

Tidbit - Life is like a 'fishing' expedition. This reminds me when Christ (Matthew 4:19) at the beginning of His Ministry, said: "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." We all have a choice - be it to follow Christ or not.

Bittid - I would like to believe that this man chose to follow Christ, even if it was at the latter stages of his life.

Speaking of fishing, when I was a child, my Dad used to take me, fishing. We would be up early in the summer mornings and would be back a few hours later with a salmon (a grills) and cook it up for breakfast, along with some fried eggs over the fireplace spit. It was the best; and I am grateful for the ' fishing' lessons of 'life' that my Dad passed on to me. The basics! Much to be thankful for!

The man I am remembering today, believed very much also, in the bittidz basics. So, here is an appreciative Thank you, for the tidbitz time that I knew him.

I was looking for a wonderful photo image, that would best describe a restful and a gentle setting re: the tidbit message. Methinks this is it! Thank you, to the photographer, who took this beautiful picture!

Peace and God Bless.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Uplift others!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It has been a rather interesting bit few days! The time has zoomed by! That being said, Alan and I are very thankful for all the Blessings that have been coming our way! We have had quite a few Blessings, within the last short tid while! We are looking back and reflecting upon His Grace and Goodness towards us! He (Our Father) has guided and directed us through a number of bittidz situations! Thank you to Him! We are thankful!

Today, we had to drive into town and wow! We thought the fog out here was pretty major! However, there, it was quite awesome, methinks! Seeing the city buildings rising up through the fog; looked like the makings of a 'Sci Fi movie!' On our drive, we realized how gorgeous a part of the world we live in! Again, we are thankful! 'Praise Him in ALL things!'

We also went to Costco. A woman, who is employed by Costco, was giving out samples, and she struck a bittid chord within me. I mentioned to her that my husband really thought the sample was good; as he does not say that too often. Her comment was, 'well, he sounds just like my husband.' Then she went on and mentioned that she was dying her hair to look younger and hopefully her husband would notice. I then said, 'well, if this is of any help, I am letting my hair do its own thing as to whatever colour it takes on!' She immediately replied, that: 'I was 'quite an attractive woman, and that I could easily get away with it, and that I would look awesome / even better!' (FYI, I now have a major patch of white in the front! LOL!) She then went on to say, that she was not so sure that she could get away with it; and therefore, she felt she needed to dye her hair to look younger. I had immediate empathy for her, and suggested that she should not worry about it. 'Foget about it!' as in Hugh Grant, in the movie, 'Mickey Blue Eyes.' LOL! Well, we concluded the conversation and I moved on. (By the way, she was excellent in her sample presentation!) But then, something strongly said to me, 'Go back!' So, I did! I told her: 'Your husband is lucky to have you!" Well, she practically burst into tears! But I knew, it made a difference and impacted her to feel better about herself. For that matter, it made me feel good as well!

Today, was a day, that I 'felt' / sensed more people than ever. I just 'knew' that they had an ache (and even where), or were sad (or sour) or just not plain feeling well. I made various tidbitz comments and they all agreed. Like it blew me away! Alan then pointed out, that the more one gets in touch with Him, the more 'discernment' we are given; and that is exactly what happened today!

Tidbit - BE a Blessing to others. Forget about your own circumstances. You feel all the better when you uplift someone else!

Bittid - BE joyful! Again, regardless of your situations! Like, truly, no one really cares. So, just BE! With Christ as your Conductor! HE CARES!

To sum things up, the events of today were well worth waiting for! Psalm 46:10 says: "Be still and know that I am God." That is very tidbit true!

Here is a photo that I took of our tree, with its beautiful colours of Autumn!

Peace and God Bless.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

An addendum to 'Being Thankful!'

I meant to include some further bittids in today's post. ie. That when I fell to my knees yesterday, I THANKED HIM FIRST. THEN I PRAISED HIM IN ALL THINGS. Then I continued to state out loud my request and Prayer!

Tidbit - Regardless of your circumstances, ALWAYS remember to Thank Him and 'Praise Him in ALL things.'

If it is a good tidbit scenario, do not forget to genuinely acknowledge Him for the Blessings and His Gift of Grace, He has given us.

If it is not a good tidbitz situation, then muster all your courage and boldly, Thank and Praise Him all the more! It is amazing how much better you feel! As if a huge weight has been lifted from your heart!

Bittid - God does not give any of us, any more burdens, then we can carry at any one time!

That is such a refreshing bit of comfort to my heart and my soul; as He is our Refuge and Strength. Simply throw every tid thing upon Him; and leave all the consequences to Him. Psalm 23 comes immediately to my mind!

Surrender your will to Him, trusting and knowing that He already has a good plan in place for you! Whatever it may be. Things may be uncertain, but He IS for certain! He has a purpose in and for everything. Even if we do not understand or see it at the bittid time; just have the Faith and Trust that you will be looked after, as per His Promise!

However, it is when one looks back a bittidz and reflects upon what He has Provided, you joyfully give Thanks to Him for His awesome Provision!

Psalm 23: - The Lord, the Psalmist's sheperd. A Psalm of David.

Verse 1 -
The Lord is my sheperd,
I shall not want.
Verse 2 -
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
Verse 3 -
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name's sake.
Verse 4 -
Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil; for Thou are with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Verse 5 -
Thou dost prepare a table before me in
the presence of my enemies;
Thou hast anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Verse 6 -
Surely goodness and lovingkindness
will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

This is such a majestic Psalm of tidbits!

Peace and God Bless

Being Thankful!

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It is another beautiful Autumn morning. It was very foggy; and within the last tid while, the sun has burst forth mightily! The scattered rich colours of Fall are awesome Blessings!

Mentioned in yesterday's post, Stay Strong in Faith! that our friend also forwarded us another tidbit message; this time, from the Andrew Wommack Ministries. (See Andrew's impactful and helpful teachings quoted below).


'John 13:8 "Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me."
JOHN 13:5-8

Peter's refusal to let Jesus wash his feet came from a knowledge that he was totally unworthy to have the sinless Son of God serve him as a common servant would. Peter was correct in his assessment of his relative worth, but what he missed was that God doesn't minister to us because of our worth but because of His love.

Even though Peter's attitude looked holy and humble, he was actually resisting God's will and committing an act of pride. Pride is not only exalting yourself above what is proper, but also, it can be debasing yourself below what is proper. Pride is simply self-centeredness or being self-willed instead of God-centered and submitted to God's will. Peter should have been humble enough to know that Jesus knew what He was doing and he should have submitted himself to God's will.

Likewise today, some people refuse to let God bless them, thinking they are unworthy of His favor. While it is true that our actions don't warrant God's goodness, a truly humble person will receive the Lord's blessings as an expression of His love and grace toward them. Misguided humility is every bit as damaging as exaggerated pride.

Peter wanted to serve Jesus, but did not want to be served by Jesus. Jesus was telling Peter that unless he received His ministry to him, Peter would be unfit to serve Him. We cannot cleanse ourselves or others. We are totally dependent on the work of God's grace in our lives. Then and only then, are we equipped to minister to others. Before we can be the blessing that we desire to be to God or to others, we have to let God be the blessing to us that He desires to be.'

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Tidbit - 'Pay it Forward!'

Yesterday, we had a bittid matter that threw us for a bit of a loop. However, I immeditely fell down upon my knees and Prayed and Asked out loud to Our Father for His direction; to make the bittidz situation right! Well, within a bit minute or two, our phone rang; and the matter was resolved pronto! So, hopefully that tidbitz helps encourage those of you, who feel that at times, your Prayers are not answered and / or delayed.

Alan and I are learning daily that He may not answer all our Prayers, because He knows what is best for each and every one of us! As in the show: "Our Father Knows Best." Sometimes, a 'non answer' or a delay, simply means, that He has a better plan for you and us! As a child, I loved that T.V. show! I related to the youngest daughter! LOL! It is in the daily journey of our walk in Christ and through experiences, that one grows in sinewy strength from within! The Holy Spirit gives one inner resolve, to keep on trekking in Faith!

Bittid - Romans 8:28 - "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

I am grateful for the Grace and Blessings He gives us! Thanks again to our friend, as well an to the various ministries, who provide such dynamic resources. I was thinking of Romans 8:28, and when I opened the Bible, it literally flew upen to that page! Another Blessing of encouragement, methinks! That one verse says much!

The bittid photo image, with the tidbit message: "Love Conquers All" is awesome! God loves each and every one of us! As Christ, our Saviour says: "Love one another, as I have loved you."

Peace and God Bless.