Sunday, 30 March 2014

Reach out to Christ and to those you love!

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

Here it is, Sunday - again! Much to be thankful for! Earlier in the morning, I watched and Dr. Stanley gives a wonderful message about time. He is referring to the tidbit time you spend or rather to choose to spend with Christ. He is 'right on!'

That being said, the days do fly by very quickly and as one becomes 'younger' (LOL!), one appreciates the bittid time all the more. Last night one of our neighbours was walking their dog. He brought us up to date; saying that his wife had recently been diagnosed with a tumour above her left eye. She had surgery; but there is a part of the tumour that remains and should she undergo another operation, she could become blind. So for the time being, she is undergoing chemo and other types of treatment as an alternative.

Also, as per yesterday's post, Alan and I put Christ first in our hearts. Without Him, we are nothing. Basically that is what Dr. Stanley was sharing this morning. Also, when our time is up, we know where our eternal address is going to be! That is why it is so imperative that others genuinely invite Jesus Christ into their hearts, so they too, know that their final resting place will be with Him. NOT being enslaved in a perpetual place of hell. For those seeking Christ, the Bible provides the TRUTH. Also, there are many special ministries that offer their insights and resourceful teachings.

As a parent, I look at 'love' as a huge pie of abundance, with many infinite slices. They all have an important place in our hearts. ie. Christ being first, then followed by a slice devoted to your spouse, then another slice to your children, yet another slice to your grandchildren, then slices to friends, neighbours and others and even your enemies.

To quote what I wrote yesterday about honouring my parents for example.: "We are not supposed to have regrets or laments. Yet, I wish I had been better towards my parents." That is true. I wish I had taken more time to get to know and appreciate them more. I did make the time; but the time was not enough, methinks. My parents were 'different'; so small wonder I am as well!

A bit of info, even when I was a tid child, I always knew I was 'different.' Could never put my bittidz finger on it though. Now I understand it a whole lot tidbitz more. The special Gift of Life! Perhaps the fact that my life was spared and not 'snuffed' out while I was in my birth mother's womb. That I was adopted into a family who were not able to have children of their own. As my 'earth' Dad explained to me: "I was a carbon copy, special, and made to order!" Of course, as a child, I loved that wonderful explanation; and that was joyful music to my ears! I am daily grateful that I was adopted by a family who wanted children! That being said, I am also thankful for having given birth to my children; as they were very much wanted and are loved.

Alan's Mum was 'different' and she brought up Alan as a Christian and hence, he was looked upon as 'different.' Sadly, in Alan's walk, he has been a convenient 'scapegoat' or 'whipping boy.' I have observed this; be it in the forms of false witness, malice, anger, mean spiritness, you name it. Of course, I have had my fair share too, of being the 'butt of jokes' etc. The thing is, God KNOWS ALL and He IS the TRUTH and none of us can hide from Him.

Those who read my posts, I do not wish you to misconstrue that I am complaining. No, I am not. Far from it! Rather, I am reaching out to all those who are sad, have regrets, anger, apologies / ammends to make etc and are not sure where to turn. Christ is your ANSWER and your SALVATION!

Also love, respect, kindness, compassion, empathy etc is key. Without that toward your fellow man, there is nothing. For those of you, who want to genuinely 'make your hearts right', Seek Him and make Him first place in your hearts. Your foundation will be made strong and your lives will be forever transformed and you will be more appreciative of time. Remember He wants the BEST for you; because He loves you so!!!

This 16th verse from John 3, says it all! "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

Here is a photo image that to me, is so restful and peaceful. Christ is our Saviour and our Healer; and with Prayer, Faith, and Trust in Him, He restores and provides all things. Simply cast all your worries and cares upon Him; and He Prevails.

Ask Him to carry your burdens and He does! He will never leave you; and once you invite Him into your heart, your lives will be changed for evermore. You will see things 'differently' as in having more Wisdom and Understanding - as per His Will, Purpose, and Plan that He has for you in your life.

Here is the video by Dr. Stanley - "Prayer: Our Tme-Saver."

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

"To thine own self be true"

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

It has been a very dark day, with black skies, feisty winds, and pouring with heavy rains. Again though, no bit complaints on our weather conditions, compared to other areas of the world. Where there are major weather disruptions and horrific disasters.

We are not getting old (LOL!) as age is only as 'young as you feel.' That being said though, Alan's knee and elbow have been acting up; and methinks I somehow aggravated an old injury and pulled a muscle in my right shoulder.

Alan and I have been reflecting upon our many tidbit Blessings. The more we seek Him, the more we learn! We watched a few movies last night and eventhough we had seen them before, they were a lot more illuminating in the second go around. A lot has to do with human nature, greed, and deception, which is happening on an ever growing basis in various parts of the world.

Alan and I are thankful that we met coming up 12 years ago in June. We did not have a long courtship; because we just 'knew' we wanted to be with each other. Albeit, we did not really know each other; but then that makes life more appreciatively interesting, methinks! Of course, we were a little older and it was the second time around for both of us. We are a united front and it seems just like bittid yesterday, that we met. We can 'let our hair down' and be ourselves with each other. In other tid words, we communicate with transparency and share and care.

We have experienced tidbitz 'trials and tribulations' but we remain steadfast in our love towards Him first, then us, then the rest follows. I now have more of an understanding towards my Dad and Mum. My Dad was a Christian and from what I have been told and now reflect upon, he was a very spiritual man. He had FAITH and what he did, was 'against all odds.' He had to have 'something going for him' and that was Christ. He told me one day that I must have 'expectations' and now I know what he meant! Apart from his spiritual walk, he and my Mum put each other first before the rest. I remember that concept upset a lot of people; primarily because perhaps they were jealous of what they had. Apparently, there were many who said their marriage would not last; yet it did and genuinely so! My parents enjoyed each other's company to boot.

Just a short time ago, I took 2 pictures of our wonderful magnolia tree; which is blossoming forth like popcorn! Our next door neighbour's magnolia is a beautiful bittidz pink! Many Spring Blessings abound!

We are home for the night; and we will enjoy a simple and a good meal that Alan will prepare. He does most of the cooking (still waiting for me to be the 'so called cook' I professed I used to be! LOL!) and he teases me that he cooks for 'survival.' Put it this way, I know he likes cooking (I do as well) however, why should I interfere with the chef?! LOL!

Again, we are most fortunate to have met each other. I could probably write a best seller on the last 12 years; but am sure we are not the only ones. Will say this though, we travel on a road less travelled; and therefore, we are 'different.' I mentioned the other day about our elderly neighbour. I liked him from the get go, and he has become a dear friend. Alan just helped him with some garage lighting. It is always comforting to have someone 'holding the other end of the two by four.' As an aside, he likes us for who we are; and he feels we are a 'light' to him. (he is a 'light' to us as well!). Not patting ourselves on the back; but we are very thankful for a number of people who have come into our lives.

We are not supposed to have regrets or laments. Yet, I wish I had been better towards my parents. That being said, as I grow 'younger.' I have more of an appreciation for my parents (plus I was adopted, as mentioned in earlier posts); so I was wanted. Alan was the 4th born and unexpected and apparently a lot of people were suggesting that his Mum abort him. She would have none of it! Thank God for that! So, here are the two of us, that could have had our lives 'snuffed out.' Fortunately, we met in 'Answer to Prayer' which I shared way back in my beginning blogging post days. I know that my Dad accepted Christ into his heart (and my Mum too, I believe), as did Alan's Mum; so we know we will see and be with them in Heaven, when our purpose is fulfilled on this planet.

Alan and I want the best for everyone. Family, friends etc. For example, we are happy for my childrens' choices of mates. As long as they love each other and treat each other well, that is part of The Golden Rule: "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you." May that teaching also pass on to our grandchildren, whom we love dearly too.

Here are the photos. One taken from outside, and the other one from indoors. When the weather is better, there will be more pictures to come!

Peace and God Bless.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Refreshing reflections in the rain!

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

It is amazing how beautiful the rain (not deluges, floods etc) can illuminate the vivid freshness of Spring's blossoming blooms. Our magnolia tree is looking spectacular with its unfolding opening of many bittidz white flowers! Another one of His many awesome creations / Blessings! Much to be thankful for!

It is another Friday, another weekend and Alan and I are glad of it! Each and every day is a new tidbitz canvas; and again, we are all the more appreciative for His constant Guidance and Direction in our lives. I LOVE the following verse that provides such a steadfast strength and solid comfort!

Isaiah 58:11 (New American Standard Bible)

"And the LORD will continually guide you
And satisfy your desire in scorched places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail."

Tidbit - Keep things simple! Rely solely upon Him, as 'He IS the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE.'

Bittid - Have the courage and wisdom of patience to 'Wait Upon the Lord;' and Trust Him in your daily walk. Always Praise Him, and rejoice in knowing that He has the best plan for you!

Also, here is another verse that speaks volumes to my heart and soul!

"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you."

Alan and I are going to enjoy this weekend. May you also have a good one! I love this beautiful photo image; of a tranquil and reflective scene in the rain.

Peace and God Bless.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Let us remember!

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

Received an email, that I am quoting, from a dear friend of ours. You may already know of this story; but it is tidbitz right on! Thought I would forward this on to those of you, whose hearts may be touched and thus 'Pay It Forward' to all those you know. The more people who receive this, the better, methinks! Oh, and thank you to our friend!

God Save & Bless the Lady Plumber, H F.

Remember this lady?

Irena Sendler

Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the
Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.
She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of
the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.

The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to
smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi's broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in
her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family.
Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

Later another politician,
Barack Obama, won for his work as a community organizer for ACORN.

I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you'll consider doing the same.

It is now more than 65 years since the Second World War in Europe ended.
This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, In memory of the 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated!

Now, more than ever, with Iran, and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to be 'a myth', It's imperative to make sure the world never forgets, Because there are others who would like to do it again.

This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people

As our friend implored in the closing of his email to us:
"Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it around the world.
Please send this e-mail to people you know and ask them to continue the memorial chain.
Please don't just delete it. It will only take you a minute to pass this along."

A bittidz comment from me: 'No knock on those who have received the Nobel Peace Prize, but methinks Irena is truly deserving of a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize!" An exceptional human being!

Peace and God Bless.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Message in a bottle

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

This morning, it is pouring with rain and I was extra appreciative of my coffee. No reason why; just some mornings can be like that! Our magnolia tree is blossoming forth with many beautiful white blooms. It is amazing what a bit of sunshine can do! We are Blessed to live in this part of the world!

As I have shared in past posts, it is so important to remember and to follow through with the 'Golden Rule.' "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you." We have a wonderful example of that, in a very special neighbour; who gave us a 'message in a bottle.' However, to recap a bittidz first.

The elderly gentleman that I have mentioned, well, on Sunday afternoon, he came by to specifically tell us that he thought we are very special to him. That he really thinks Alan is very special. ie. He discerned that eventhough Alan has had darts thrown his way, he has a wonderful big heart. He basically said to Alan, that he had been thinking that 'there is more to this man, than him making soup.' He also added that he feels we have 'given him a jump in his step' and that his life of 88 years, has been prolonged because of our kindness and generosity of spirit towards him. We are touched by his genuineness.

As the tid expression goes: " You shall be known by whom you are, and therefore, those like-minded, will be drawn to you" This man has had his share of suffering and again, those who go through 'trials and tribulations', are generally those who have more empathy and compassion towards others. Because 'THEY HAVE BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.'

On Sunday evening, I watched a few of the ministerial programs on our T.V. One of the messages that Joel Osteen shares: 'Have a Spirit of Honor' is right on!

There are NO bittid coincidences here folks! I recommend you listen to his message as he suggests to honour others. It is more Blessed to give than to receive. Pour out the honour, and give out the compliments and encouragement to others. When you uplift and make others' day, it comes back to you. That basically is what happened to us with our neightbour and he uplfited us by his heartwarming words.

Yesterday early evening, Alan noticed a plastic jar (the container that we use to give away the soup to our wise friend) with a note inside, that was left on our doorstep. Inside the bottle, were the words: 'Alan and Gina. Thank you for your uplifting friendship and most delicious soups." Well, that one compliment made our day, in fact our week! We do our best to uplift and encourage all whom we meet, but it is a tidbit treat, when we receive a few kind words of uplift.

The ministries also were sharing about 'character.' Well, as one minister says, being wealthy is one thing, but it is the character of the heart, inside your soul, that God looks at. (It is the stewardship and the guardianship of the sharing and caring of the wealth).

Another minister shares that 'character' is having an 'attitude of gratitude' and that the ones who endure with a positive attitude of Faith and Trust in the Lord, 'earn their stripes' to have their eternal residence paved before them.

In tidbitz short, Invite Christ into your heart. If you accept Him genuinely into your heart, your life is forever changed and the Holy Spirit, who now resides within you, will Guide and Direct your path, as per HIS WILL, HIS PURPOSE, AND HIS PLAN. Know that He wants the best for each and every one of us; because He LOVES us so. That includes you / all of us! It is not too late to invite Christ in (He IS a Gentleman and waiting at the doorway of your heart, to be invited in). However, if you have had chances to invite Him in, and have chosen not to; this will have serious consequences, with regards to your permanent address.

A little tidbit - Be a daily Blessing to others. Everyday, go out of your way to compliment, uplift and encourage at least one person. You never know what a kind word can do.

A further bittid - As Joyce Meyer shares her wonderful teachings about having a positive atttitude and to say out loud: THANK YOU to God for Blessings etc. Tune into her as well!

Methinks, this is an uplifting photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Take a stand for what is right!

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

Am really appreciating my elixir (coffee) this overcast morning. The forecast is for heavy rainfall or even snow, depending where one lives. That bittidz being said, am glad it is Saturday morning and a tid time to recharge our batteries.

Earlier this morning, we were watching the TV and it would appear that there is something 'missing' about the MH370 airplane that vanished 15 days ago. We feel for the poor families; and for them not knowing the whereabouts of their loved ones. I Pray that if there are any nations and / or resources that can be brought to bear to answer the puzxle of its disappearance, that they should come forward. To bring closure to all families and nations that are distraught with not knowing the truth.

Also, we hold steadfastedly true to our thoughts in my March 2nd post: WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE UKRAINE, IS WRONG AND EVIL! . What is going on there, is bad news! If it is of any tidbitz comfort, God is watching ALL of this and at the end of the day, where will 'their' eternal resting place be? Hmmmmm.
Blessed be our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, for taking a strong stand for what is right! The courage as one of the G-7, in defense of the Ukraine; and standing up to the little man, Putin, of Russia!

Yesterday, I read some some more bittids on COURAGE. May these quoted tidbits from Dr. Stanley, uplift and encourage all those involved with the MH350, the Ukraine etc.

"Gaining Courage in Tough Times
When you face a hardship in life, is fear the first emotion you feel? It doesn’t have to be. Read the article.
By Charles F. Stanley

When you face a hardship in life, is fear the first emotion you feel? It doesn’t have to be. We can respond in faith regardless of our circumstances. Remember, courage isn’t just an attitude of toughness or determination. It is a quality of mind and spirit that enables us to meet the challenges of life with peace.

Here are four important things to do when facing life's trials:

1. Be aware of God's presence.

The most important thing to realize through any hardship or temptation is that God is with you. While other people may desert you, the Lord never will.

Remember what Jesus said about the Holy Spirit: “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you” (John 14:16-17). Once we trust Christ as our Savior, the Holy Spirit will always be with us, no matter what.

2. Draw from God's strength.

Stressful circumstances can drain us emotionally, physically, and spiritually, thereby making us more vulnerable to satanic attacks. Another key to facing any difficulty with courage is to draw from the Lord’s strength.

As Jesus said, the Father sent the Holy Spirit to help us. The Spirit is third person of the Godhead, and He dwells within every born-again believer, providing divine power for living the Christian life. Through Him we gain discernment and spiritual wisdom. He strengthens us physically and guides our emotions as we submit to His leading.

3. Yield to His purpose.

When Paul stood before the Roman tribunal to give his defense, he knew their authority amounted to nothing compared to the power of God. He also knew his suffering was for a specific purpose. The apostle said, “The Lord stood with me and strengthened me in order that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished and that all the Gentiles might hear” (2 Tim. 4:16-17, emphasis added).

Paul, knowing the Lord is always near, realized he could yield to the Father’s will. It wouldn’t be the tribunal’s decision whether or not to take his life; it would be God’s. Because Paul trusted the Lord’s plan, he was able to give one of the greatest defenses of the faith ever proclaimed. His suffering served a purpose—to share the message of the risen Savior with the Gentiles, and eventually the world.

We need to know our suffering is not in vain. God sometimes allows affliction in order to accomplish His purposes, which include demonstrating to the world His faithfulness through our lives. Hardship gives us the chance to say, “Let me tell you about the Lord. He is the source of my strength, faith, perseverance, and endurance. He’s the One enabling me to go through this.”

4. Meditate on His Word.

There is one other thing that can keep our spirits up during difficult times—God’s Word. Paul specifically asked Timothy to bring his books and parchments when he was on trial in Rome (2 Tim. 4:13). While nobody knows for certain, those books were possibly early writings of the gospel (or some portion of it) and the parchments referred to Hebrew Scripture.

In spite of the sermons Paul preached, the churches he established, and the profound knowledge he had, he was just as normal as any of us. He needed the living Word of God to remind him of the truth and provide encouragement. When we encounter hardships in life, reading Scripture on a daily basis protects our hearts and minds.

Our Choice

No one chooses to go through times of pain and sorrow in life. But we can choose our response. We can decide to pray, “Father, thank You for never leaving me—and for strengthening me now. Please use me, whatever it takes, to accomplish Your purposes. And Lord, as I meditate upon Your Word, nourish my soul with the truth, and see me through this hard time.”

Friend, if you'll remember to do these four things, you'll be filled with the courage to walk through any trial and be victorious in the Lord Jesus Christ."

Just took a couple of bittid pictures of the new budding bursts of Spring! Our beautiful magnolia tree has started to display a bit of its white blooms; as well as some mini yellow daffofils that have miraculously 'sprouted' up in one of our pots! Many tidbit Blessings to be thankful for!

We must take a stand for what is right and the TRUTH! Have the COURAGE to exhort all freedom thinking nations in the world, to take a united stand against evil. ie. What Putin is trying to usurp and get away with! Good on our Prime Minister for addresing the nations of the world with this atrocity! We must NOT allow Putin any more room. As Christ says: "Get thee behind Me, Satan."

Peace and God Bless.

Friday, 21 March 2014

More tidbits of courage!

Hello again! No coincidences, here folks!

Alan and I are thankful that it is Friday and the weekend is upon us again! That being said, I was 'Guided' to Dr. Charles Stanley's website:

The following video: 'A Time for Courage' is full of awesome tidbits. Dr. Stanley says:
"Fear is a hindrance. It creates anxiety in our heart, it divides our mind, it drains our energy and it hinders whatever we’re doing in life. Learn how to conquer this damaging emotion and live with the confidence only found in God."

Again, there are NO bittidz coincidences. For those of you who have questions, doubts, fears etc, I strongly urge you to take a bit of time and tune into this particularly special video. It covers much! Pour yourself a beverage, and drink the wisdom in!
I thought I would add this to today's earlier post, as it says everything in a tidbitz nutshell! Thank you, Dr. Stanley, for your encouraging insights and solid teachings.

Tidbit - Meditate on God's Word, day and night.

Bittid - FOCUS on God and all your problems will diminsh. Or as Dr. Stanley says: " your problems will dwindle down to nothing.'

Here are some wonderful verses in Psalm 63: 6-8, that Dr. Stanley refers to!

Psalm 63 (Prayer for Deliverance from Secret Enemies)
Verse 6:
"When I remember Thee on my bed,
I meditate on Thee in the night watches,
Verse 7:
For Thou hast been my help,
And in the shadow of Thy wings I sing for joy.
Verse 8:
My soul clings to Thee;
Thy right hand upholds me."
In a tid, the whole chapter is full of good bittids of verses.

Also, Isaiah 41: 10-13, that Dr. Stanley also shares! Verse 10 is such an impactful verse!
"Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you.
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'

The other 3 verses following are empowering as well!

I love this photo image. I feel as if I am there, appreciating a peaceful and restful calm! Let us not forget, that He Asks us to go to a quiet place and talk to Him!

Peace and God Bless.

Faith and Courage!

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

It is a beautiful Spring morning! Sun shining, blue skies, a mild 8 degrees Celsius.

To recap, it has been a full week. The days have whirled by in a bittidz! When I last wrote, I mentioned that we were thinking of going to see the film, 'The Son of God.' As it happened, Sunday did not work out; so we look all the more forward to seeing this special movie, when the time permits.

One of our neighbours is gutting their whole downstairs, putting in new floors, new cupboards, new appliances etc. As they had no use of dishes etc, Alan took them over some soup, which they loved. Meanwhile our other neighbour wanted to have some more of the soup. Good thing Alan had made a large tidbitz batch of it. It is very good and it just gets better with each go around. The neighbour who is renovating, arrived on our doorstep the following day, with an empty glass and asking if we could give her a bittid of milk. Absolutely!

Where I am going with this, it is nice to know there are people who feel comfortable enough to simply ask. We were all set to give her some other tidbit food supplies, but they had been invited out for the evening.

Meanwhile a dear friend had previously sent us the following tidbits. I was going to quote it and do a post earlier in the week, but the bittids of time had eluded us. So, here it is. It is an excellent message to absorb.

"Free From Fear
Kenneth Copeland
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

– 2 Timothy 1:7

What would you think if I told you that you could live without fear? Would you believe me if I said that despite what you saw on the news tonight, you could be perfectly at peace? Impossible? Unrealistic? No!

You see, fear isn't just a reaction to external circumstances. It's a spiritual force. It begins inside a person. And it is totally destructive. In fact, fear is Satan's primary weapon. He moves in response to fear, the way God moves in response to faith. He challenges the promises of God with it.

An excellent example of this is found in Matthew 14 when Jesus invited Peter to come to Him on the water. "But when he [Peter] saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me" (verse 30).

What enabled Peter to walk on the water? His faith in the Word of Jesus. What caused Peter to sink? He saw the wind boisterous and he was afraid. It wasn't the wind that defeated him, it was his fear of it! He looked at his circumstances, gave into the fear, and the result was defeat. If Peter had kept his focus on Jesus, his faith would never have wavered. All the blustering and blowing in the world couldn't have drawn him off course.

Faith is developed by meditating on God's Word. Fear is developed by meditating on Satan's lies. Such fearful meditation is called worrying. Don't do it!

The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit. Use it to fight Satan every time he comes against you. Hold up your shield of faith and quench all of his fiery darts. Speak words of faith and fear will depart."

"Scripture Reading: Psalm 27
Psalm 27
King James Version (KJV)

27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

9 Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."

I like this photo image of putting on the full Armor of God. (Ephesians 6: 10 - 17).

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Abide in Faith!

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

Almost a bittidz week has zoomed by since I last wrote a tidbitz post. A wonderful friend whom we greatly appreciate, and who has a special place in our hearts, recently sent these 'tidbits' to us, from Andrew Wommack Ministries.


Matthew 6:31, "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?"
MATTHEW 6:25-34

The Greek word used here for "thought" is "merimnao" and denotes "to be anxious or careful". In this passage, as well as the parallel passage in Luke 12:22-32, Jesus is commanding us not to worry or be anxious about our material needs being met. It would be impossible to have no thought whatsoever about our physical needs. Even Jesus thought about His need for money to pay taxes (Mt. 17:24-27). We are simply not to be preoccupied with thinking about riches or spending our time worrying about necessities. These things will be added unto us as we seek first the Kingdom of God.

The way we take or receive an anxious thought is by speaking it. Doubtful thoughts will come, but we do not sin until we entertain them. According to this verse, speaking forth these thoughts is one way of entertaining them; therefore, don't speak forth these negative thoughts.

It is imperative that we watch the words we say. Begin to speak words in faith that line up with God's Word, then positive results will follow. If we speak words of doubt, we will eventually believe them and have the negative things that these words produce. There are no such things as "idle" words which will not work for or against us. Death or life is in the power of every word we speak (Prov. 18:21). Our words can be our most powerful weapon against the devil, or they can become a snare of the devil (Prov. 6:2).

Today watch your words. Speak only things that will express your faith, trust, and confidence in the Lord and not your fear about the situations you face."

Also, last week, I happened (NO bittid coincidence!) when I turned on the TV, to hear Doctor Bill Winston. in closing, refer to Mark 11:24, I am grateful that I caught the tail tidbit end of it!
Verse 24 -"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you."

This verse is a major tidbit of confidence and encouragement! This verse is so impactful and empowering! FULL OF FAITH! An awesome verse well worth memorizing, and stating it joyfully and boldly out loud several times a day! A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Bill Wintson! I have not watched his program before; but I will appreciatively include his ministry along with the other special ministries, in my daily walk in Christ.

May this Biblical verse, as well as 'TAKING THOUGHTS - OR NOT' be major uplifting bittids to all those who take in these teachings, from these Blessed ministries.

It is pouring with rain and a nice night to simply enjoy a quiet evening at home. It is Alan's birthday tomorrow; and we have been given a pair of 'courtesy' movie tickets, with one free popcorn voucher. We are thinking we may go tomorrow and see the movie: 'The Son of God." We are looking forward to seeing this inspirational and insightful film! Also, the same producers had the mini series, of 'The Bible.'

I have always liked this bittid photo image.

Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Be appreciative of all things!

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

It was a lovely morning with a bit of sunshine; albeit rain has been forecasted for today. The geese have been flying overhead and I was appreciative for my elixir of morning coffee!

Well to recap and reflect upon, the last few days have been an interesting tidbitz. Received a number of calls from various friends that we had not heard from or seen for a bittidz while.

One of the calls was to let me know about a childhood friend, who had passed away, within the last ten days. The tid thing is, I had recently thought about her, and was wondering how she was doing etc. I had not seen her for several years; albeit we did run into each at a memorial service app 5 years ago. We both heartily thought we should get together for lunch. Well, that never happened. However, when we saw each other that day, it was as if no time had elapsed at all. Rather special to have friends that you can just pick up the conversation, as if no bit time had passed by.

Reflecting upon friends and family. My Dad always told me: " You can't choose your family; however, you can choose your friends." Methinks, one is Blessed if one has a few good friends. Of course, one is Blessed too, if they have a good family.

Also a thoughtful neighbour (the special elderly gentleman, who I think has much wisdom), brought us over a dish his wife had cooked. White rice and curried chicken and shrimp, with potatoes and so forth! It was delicious and I enjoyed having that for two meals! The leftovers were even tastier! In the bittid meantime, Alan had prepared something else for our dinner, so he was content to have that for two dinners. I have mentioned earlier, that Alan makes the best soup! This particular gentleman loves Alan's soup(s); and Alan has given him many a bowl! This was an unexpected surprise visit by our neighbour!

We have been Blessed in having 'good' neighbours, and we have become friends with a few of them. We are very appreciative of each and every bittidz day, and all the tidbit Blessings that a new day brings!

We have now moved our clocks forward; so there will be more tidbit hours of daylight to savour. Eventhough we had a bittid of snow recently, there are many signs to show that Spring is on its way!

Yesterday it poured with rain, but the downpour did not deter the different species of birds, chirping and singing in chorus in our magnolia tree. No weather complaints from me; considering there are so many other areas of the world that are engulfed with far worse conditions.

We are continuing in the good fight of 'staying the course' and again, 'Praise Him in ALL things!' The 'wee laddie,' Hamish, went home yesterday morning to his Scottish owners. He is a real little 'sweetheart' and he knows he has me wrapped around his little bit paw. LOL! He will be back with us for a few days in April.

We are glad it is the weekend; and we are chilling out; particularly with the time change. It was also a perfect tid evening to stay at home last night; and we enjoyed a couple of good movies on our T.V.

Tidbit - Be thankful for your family and your few special and trusted friends; whether they are close by or far away.

Bittid - Life is fleetingly short. Like my friend who recently passed away; just like that! She's gone! She left behind her family and her fiancee. I was made aware that their family had their 'ups and downs' and their difficulties. I hope they resolved their differences before she died. If not, then that is a sad state of affairs; as in "too little, too late." I hope and Pray that that does not happen to our family!

As Christ says: "Love one another, as I have loved you."

In this tidbitz regard, our door has been and is always open; and we continue to Pray for a loving reconciliation amongst family members. Before it is "too little, too late." We are learning life is going by far too quickly; and with the sudden death of my friend, this really sends this message home!

Again, Alan and I would like to be included and genuinely accepted in the family circle; but it would appear that our optimistic attempts thus far, have not been successful. As my Dad used to say: "You can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." He was right. It has to be a two way street; as in 'the gate swings both ways.'

We will no longer condone falsehoods, false accusations, malice, and / or divisiveness. We have already forgiven those who have been deliberately mean spirited and unkind towards Alan and I. However, may they reflect upon their present / future course of conduct and behaviour towards us both.

'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you' is so very true. We would prefer to be involved in their daily lives, and be an ongoing source of joyful TLC encouragement to them. To enjoy our grandchildren etc!

Therefore, because of our steadfast Faith, we will continue to Pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort and touch ALL of our hearts. Christ LOVES us all; and He has forgiven us of our sins. May the Holy Spirit take away all anger, resentment, sorrow, discord, or whatever laments, and / or burdens that tug at our tid heart strings. Simply, may He put all our hurts and cares to rest; and heal all brokeness and sadness. Instead, to love and appreciate one another, and to be kind and uplifting to one another. To be appreciative of all things!

I love this photo image!

Peace and God bless.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The fruits of the Spirit!

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

We have 'Hamish' back with us and he will be staying with us til Saturday morning. A cute wee little 'rug rat' with lots of personality. For a nine year young dog, he is like a 'pup.' He remembered us from before and literally jumped up and down for joy! His owners (Scottish) were amazed at his 'perkyness.' When Hamish was last here, Shadow was with us. They were a 'Mutt and Jeff' combo; and they got along well with each other.

A good friend who is going through his 'trials and tribulations,' did a recent random act of kindness to us. We were blown away; particularly, as he is experiencing tough times. However, he has 'been there, done that' and he is infilled with the Holy Spirit. He reads the Bible daily; and refers to the Book of James. Chapter One ('Testing Your Faith') verses 2 & 3. These are joyful bittids to one's ears!
Verse 2: - 'Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,'
Verse 3: - 'knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.'

To quote our friend: "I have been reading the book of James tonight and wanted to point out James chapter 1 verse two and three. It talks about how when we are under pressure our faith life is forced into the open and shows it's true colors. Wow! Is that ever true!
Sometimes it seems as if the trials just will never end, doesn't it though? All God wants is for us to turn loose of everything and focus on Him. I keep thinking of the parable of the rich young businessman who ran to Jesus asking how he could get into the kingdom. When Jesus told him to give all he had to the poor, The man knew He could not do that and so walked away. Look at what he walked away from in order to keep his stuff! He could have walked with Jesus and entered the kingdom of heaven, instead he chose the temporal things."

The whole chapter is full of encouraging tidbits! Of course, the Bible is an awesome testimony to the TRUTH.

Also, Galatians 5: verses 22 & 23 are uplifting. Again, the whole Chapter' Walk by the Spirit'
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.'

I write posts as a bit of a journal; but more importantly to uplift and encourage others.

That once you invite Christ into your heart, He never leaves you. The Holy Spirit lives within you, and you find that your life is transformed for evermore! When I write, I am 'guided and directed' by the Holy Spirit.

In tid closing, here is a comforting verse 9 from Galatians 6 - 'And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.'

With all that is going on around the world, hang on to your Faith in Christ. He LOVES you! He IS our Advocate; and will always see us through the storms. Simply TRUST in Him! Cast all your cares upon Him; and He provides the rest! Like the photo image, Cast your net!'

Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 2 March 2014


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

We are very fortunate to live in Canada, where there is democracy, freedom of speech, and choice. We have much to be thankful for. Many Blessings!

Today's bittid however, is a different TIDBIT that I am COMPELLED to share! - WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE UKRAINE, IS WRONG AND EVIL!

We thought the Olympics held in Sochi, was to be a good starting point for Russia to reinvigorate its ties with the rest of the world!

Boy, were we wrong!

Putin has thumbed his nose at the whole world and unfortunately, he has forgotten the tidbitz 'Golden Rule.' "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you." ???
Did you hear that Putin got his maurading rogue biker gangs to set up the initial roadblocks in and around Crimea?

It would appear that the President of Russia, has an insatiable LUST FOR POWER! It also appears that he has a Napoleonic complex and unfortunately, his latest move on the world's chess board, belies his motivation and greed. He has given the rest of the world THE MIDDLE FINGER!

It is imperative that the WORLD stand up against this meglamaniac that has incited an ACT OF WAR against one of its neighbours. THE UKRAINE! Let's not forget Chamberlain!

What is to stop him from doing this again to other neighbours / countries???

Look what happened in Georgia! THIS could happen in the Balkans or anywhere else! We MUST stop the aggression NOW! We are or should be 'OUR BROTHER'S KEEPER?'

For example, there should be a united front to expel Russia from the G-8 and the G-20, as well as being expelled by the IOC. The WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION should sanction Russia and potentially exclude it from any future discussions!

All nations should NOT allow any Russian and / or Russian corporation into their air space. All of their assets should be frozen and any other punitive measures to bring them to heel, should be ENFORCED!

NATO and all its members, should be sending their NAVAL assets to the Crimea in support of Ukraine. It should also take immediate measures to include any Eastern European countries that are not presently in NATO membership!

The United Nations, eventhough it is not as strong a forum as we would like, should also take a vote of all its members so that Russia is fully aware as to how few allies it really has, or which ones! Also, there should be discussion after the vote, to expel them from being a PERMANMENT MEMBER of the Security Council!

We feel for those who are literally being threatened by this evil, including the majority of Russians!

We have seen evil in various disguised forms, wearing different cloaks. DECEPTION and GREED being the worst! If this is not acted upon ASAP, there will be grave consquences to the world, going forward!

We should never forget that the past President of the Ukraine, fled under the 'cover of darkness' last weekend to his overseer (Putin) in Russia!

And by the by, He also appears to have absconded with $39 Billion U.S dollars! As well as leaving $13 Million behind at his residence! Duh!
Again, all those who oppose evil, must act NOW and take a stand for what IS right; NOT wrong! What IS good, NOT evil!

We implore any and everyone who reads this, to contact their MP, their MLA, anyone in authority to encourage them to take all necessary bittidz measures they can, to implement all of the ABOVE!

Our hearts go out to all the magnificent peoples of the world and the citizens of the world, that unfortunately are ruled / manipulated / abused by DESPOTS or egotistical POWER HUNGRY DICTATORS!

Our Heavenly Father KNOWS ALL. Remember there IS an etermal address. HEAVEN or HELL. Which address do YOU want, for your self, your loved ones, and your treasured famlies and friends???