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.