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; ( 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, 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.( 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 ( 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! .
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,‎ 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

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.