Sunday, 15 June 2014

A Father's Day Tribute

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

Happy Father's Day to ALL Fathers of all ages. Be it the great grandfathers, grandfathers, fathers, fathers to be.

It is a very special day to celebrate; much like Mother's Day.

In this case for the Dads, out come the barbecues and / or an extra nice occasion for Dad. I remember my Dad and how we used to enjoy the Father's Day, along with a later barbecue. He was served breakfast in bed by us, given peanut butter and jam sandwiches made by me for lunch, followed by a dinner barbecue. We did our best to make sure he had a complete R & R Day; which included him being on his lawn cot. LOL! Then in the evening was the wonderful treat of barbecued steaks! He chose to do the barbecuing! He thought that if there were to be any grilling mistakes, he would prefer that it would fall upon him rather than on me, the 'youngster.' LOL!

Now that I think about it, our Dads were all the more 'special' as they took many burdens upon themselves. So much fell upon their shoulders and hearts. They were involved in the wars and they had their duties to their countries. I used to ask my Dad about the war days and he chose to remain silent. So, I was never told and hence never knew what truly befell him etc. Save to say, they had to be sheer survivors. Now that I am a tidbitz older, I have more of an appreciation and an understanding.

Our Dads and their Dads were a 'breed apart.' I am thankful (as is Alan) that we had such 'tough' Dads. They had to be; they had been involved in wars; they quite literally had to endure in their fight for freedom for the rest of us. Our Dads taught us much. My Dad taught me truth, honour, integrity, sportsmanship, fair play, and the stamina to endure with Faith. To have steadfast courage; and last but not least an enthusiasm to appreciatively embrace each and every day!

My Dad loved to garden and as I have mentioned in previous bittid posts, he found it to be restful and productive. As well as re aligning his focus in his Faith in God, and restoring his purpose. I could go on and on about my Dad. In a tid nutshell, he did his best for his family; and more often than not, against all odds. He was a Christian and always 'fought the good fight.' Upon reflection, I wish I had had more 'spiritual' discussions with him, while he was alive. I have found that he and I have many similarities. He and my Mum adopted me and my Dad was a Norwegian. I did find out a bittidz that my 'natural' parents were both Norwegian; which perhaps explains why my Dad and I have a certain type of 'disposition.'

My Dad was 'slow to boil' but when angry, a different story. I am of the same nature. He used to say that when something unkind was said, it can never truly be taken back. If one is genuinely sorry, well, that helps heal any 'gulf.' But words have a stinging way of making their blows. So, he would say to me: 'Think twice before you speak in anger." That is a good bit of tidbit advice.

Also, when there are personal attacks upon you, they are not from God. This is a comfort to me; as I am learning and being better equipped in the spiritual warfare. Daily, putting on the full armor of God is vital, to keep Him first place in your heart. Things are easier to bear when you focus upon Him, in ALL circumstances. That was how my Dad chose to live his life; and it has only been within the last few years, that I have come to a greater understanding of that reality. In a tidbit, Our Heavenly Father IS the Best Father we could ever have; and He IS our Best Teacher and Advocate.

So thank you to my 'earth Dad' for adopting me. I have many wonderful memories and may this post be a tribute to all Dads throughout the world.

Here is an image photo of the beautiful pink Queen Elizabeth Rose. It is a climbing rose and my Dad loved his roses; and would enjoy wearing a bittid rose in his lapel.

Happy Father's Day to all Fathers. Also, a THANK YOU, to Our Heavenly Father; and 'Praise Him in ALL things!' I am thankful that He knows what IS the best for each and every one of us!

Tonight Alan and I will enjoy a special dinner of Beef Wellingtons. With a glass of red wine, we will raise our glasses to our Dads, and say Skal to 'Absent Friends.' The 'Absent Friends' Skal is a Norwegian custom.

Peace and God Bless.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

'An Answer to our Prayer' - Ongoing!

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

It is a beautiful sunny morning! Thought I would move this post to today's date; as I have made a few bittid changes.

The tidbit thought of encouragement I would also like to share a bit further, is that He always answers Prayers. Perhaps not in your timing; or even what you have necessarily asked for. He does better than that! He knows what is best for you and when you trust Him and leave it all to Him, things always unfold for the tid best. In Alan's and my Prayer, albeit separate ones; they were granted to us. He (and my 'earth Dad') matched our requests. 'They' knew what was best and thus we received 'Our Answer to Prayer!' We look back with thankful and joyful hearts!

Now, I will share 'An Answer to Prayer' as best as I can recall. May not remember all the tid details, but what counts is the 'Answer to Prayer' was met.

Prior to us meeting by chance on Tuesday, the 10th of June, I said a Prayer to Our Father. Basically, I had been in a relationship with someone for a number of years (never lived together) and when it ended, it was very tough on me. Adding pneumonia to the list, did not help either. My doctor told me that I was fortunate that we live in age where there are antibiotics available; as I had the worst kind of pneumonia and apparently would not have made it.

So combined with a breakup and a confinement at home (better than being in the hospital), I did mope for a few months, until Christmas. I also have to thank my kind neighbour for her quiet patience and steadfast support. She gave me a card 'One Day at a Time', which was a major help; once she explained it to me. She was a Christian. At that bittid point, I was determined to move forward and embrace my life by seeing friends, inviting friends over for dinner parties, accepting invitations, and so forth. Well, several months had passed; and I was recovering, not only from pneumonia but my heart was receptive to love again. BUT, I was NOT looking; figuring if it happens, fine; if not, fine, as I have friends and many interests. Also, I was 'playing the field' again and for a time it was fun, but one gets a little bit weary of all the games etc. So one evening, (which surprised me!), I said a 'tidbit' Prayer out loud to God.

Basically my Prayer went like this: "God, I would like to get married again. In fact, I am going to ASK you and my 'earth Dad' for your advice, helping me select my choice.' (If ever I asked my Dad for advice, I rarely followed it, methinks); so you can see why this was an extra astonishing surprise to me. I asked 'Them' both for 'Their' help to choose the person (that is, if that was the way of it). That I wanted someone just like my Dad (could not believe I Prayed for that). That I did not want a 'yes' man, nor did I want someone who is a 'fence sitter' (a wimp in other words). I wanted someone who was handsome (described him - over 6 ft - ie 6'1", dark hair, blue eyes, an athlete, intelligent, a good sense of humour. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, someone who would love me MORE than I him. ie. Of course, I would love back and that I can give, but I was wanting to RECEIVE, and that I was READY. I said I was tired of all the games and that I felt there was someone 'out there.' I was very SPECIFIC in what I did NOT want and at the same time, went on to state that the person could be a 'warrior', like a Braveheart. Yes, a Scot, from the Scottish Highlands, (I am thinking OMG, where is all this coming from????) I also went on to say that I wanted an 'old fashioned' situation like my parents enjoyed with each other. There were many in awe of them; because of their love and friendship for each other. Many people (including family from the East) suggested that it would never work. My Dad, being an immigrant and so forth. Well, my parents proved them wrong. That is not to say they did not have their disagreements (who doesn't?) but they really appreciated each other. I also added that if it was not in God's plans, so be it. But that I was READY (KEY word!!!! Litttle did I know the POWER of that word!) and if He and my Dad felt there was someone, 'bring him on.'

Well, I meet Alan by 'happenstance' (what I know now, that was an Answer to Prayer). He was and is ALL that I asked for! Exact specifications; all requests granted! My Dad was also 6'1" and as my Mum said, Alan and my Dad are very much alike and that they would have gotten along wonderfully well. I know that. My Dad (who was a Christian) did not suffer fools gladly and he was not a 'yes' man and was no wimp. Now that he has passed away, I have more understanding as to his strength of character (He was like a 'David' - bold and courageous and did not go with the secular flow).

My Mum adored Alan and when we decided to get married, my Mum said that it can not be a small wedding; that she had to invite all her friends. LOL! We ended up having over 200 people (most of them turned up) and it was a blast! We had the best time! We did 'the party' for my Mum, as she was not well (cancer). When Alan proposed on August 10th, he suggested we should get married on my parent's anniversary - which was December 10th. (I always thought a 'winter wedding' would be awesome; albeit I love the other seasons more). Alan and I put on the wedding ourselves. Fortunately, we had friends who were caterers and they gave us that for a wedding present. It was one of the best parties we had ever been to! LOL! Alan's Dad 'walked me down the aisle' and we had a Scottish piper pipe us in. Also, there was a statue of 'Robbie Burns' outside the facility. NO COINCIDENCES, here folks!

To recap a bittidz, since our first date, we have never looked back; save with more appreciative understanding. Unbeknownst to me, Alan said a Prayer on the Sunday night as well; before our 'chance' encounter on the Tuesday. He volunteered that info to me, when we were 3 weeks into seeing each other. That was when he told me he loved me. I asked him when did he say his Prayer? (not giving him any info about my Prayer). He said Sunday night and that he was tired of all the games. That he was totally prepared to go it alone; but it would be nice too, if He would send him, his woman, his 'soul mate.' That he has so much love to GIVE and that if there was someone to RECEIVE it, that would be awesome! Plus he acknowledged he was a Christian and he witnessed to me. Well, there you go, folks! ANSWER TO PRAYER - 'Our Answer to Prayer.' (There is lots of 'food for thought' and other interesting and embellishing tidbitz details; so this is a 'brief' bittidz in the post, compared to what perhaps may be a spectacular script for a movie). Alan and I have been on our daily Christian walk for all these years; and there has not been a dull moment!

Again, there are NO coincidences. The card, "One Day at a Time' from my old neighbour is right on! Alan and I do live one day at a time and we are grateful for our daily tidbitz Blessings. We are thankful that we met and we look forward to many more years together.

Oh, I should mention, Alan's family are Highlander Scots and their clan fought with William Wallace (Braveheart). When I first met Alan, he had long hair and he looked very much like Mel Gibson, who played a wonderful Braveheart! My Dad used to say to me: "Never judge a book by its covers." I am glad I did not pass over Alan, because of his long hair etc. It is the 'inner' beauty and workings of the heart that matters most to God. Again, Alan treats me like a queen, just like my Dad did with my Mum.

Love this wonderful photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

'An Answer to Prayer'

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

It is pouring with rain and I am totally appreciating my elixir of coffee.

Alan and I met 12 years ago today; and it does not feel as if it has been twelve years. We met at my daughter's baseball game; here is a bittid of how things went.

The evening was a lovely warm summery night; I was some 15 minutes 'late'; and I was none too pleased about not being 'on time' to cheer her on, at the start of her game. Can not remember what caused the delay; suffice to say, I was late; period. Plus I had to locate a parking spot close by; and yet not too close to the field, in the bizzare tidbitz event, a lone baseball would fly by and hit the windshield etc. I brought along with me a comfy fold up lawn chair to watch the game; and as I was tugging at it from the trunk, I hear a voice 'Oh, a vanity plate?' And then a comment further on a 'bumper sticker' that was on the rear bumper, along with the license plate. I remember thinking first, 'Oh great; somebody talking to me; I do not have time for this, I am late....' and then thinking with the second comment, 'nice voice; but probably some old fart' (excuse the language; but that was what I thought at the time). Imagine my surprise, when I looked up and there was Alan and his friend (who ended up being our 'Best Man' at our wedding) gazing at me; well, I guess in a tidbit, 'that was the start'.

Alan asked me for my business card (I was not carrying any on me); so he volunteered his telephone number; after the 3 of us had walked across the field together. I felt 'right at home', as if the 2 men on either side of me, were 'warriors'; and that we had just won a tremendous victory on the battlefield. It was really quite a unique experience; I remember also, being very calm, striding confidently, feeling good, and exhuberant with courage and direction. The 2 men continued on their way (a chance encounter; because they never went to the park); and I watched the rest of my daughter's game. On my way back to the car, I noticed that the 2 men appeared to be 'hovering' around my car. They looked as if they had turned the corner, and then 'somehow', as if, in an old movie reel played in reverse, they walked backwards to my car, waiting? It turns out, that Alan wanted to 're set the hook'; of course it went right over my head! LOL! As, I was not 'looking'.

Without going into too much of bittidz detail, we confirmed the possibility of meeting again; and as I drove away, I was thinking 'it happened on the way to the forum; NO; at a baseball field'. Then I thought, 'Where did those thoughts come from? Get out of here!' Will share this, that Alan was 'smitten' that day; and he still is! Of course, I am as well; but it did not happen as quickly for me - which was good, as there was no panic; everything just 'flowed', and fell naturally into place.

I called Alan a few days later; we met for 'coffee' at the 'safe' hour of 5:00 pm at a funky bistro. Alan actually had beer and I, after one cup of coffee, enjoyed Vodka Smirnoffs, along with some delectable and hearty nibblies. The time just flew; and we were the last to leave (at closing time), being 'swept out the door' at 2:00 am by the vacuum cleaner; who was most apologetic about us having to vacate! LOL! Before we moved, we used to go to this wonderful spot quite regularly; to keep us 'effervescent!' LOL! And, we have never looked back; save with heartfelt appreciation and a genuine 'Thank you' to Him. I will share in a tid our 'An Answer to Prayer.'

Tidbit - Appreciate your mate; let them know daily!

Bittid - It would have been so easy for me, to have ignored / dismissed Alan and not to have taken the wonderful opportunity to make the telephone call. But, 'something' Guided me to do so; and I was not 'fearful' or apprehensive this time. Sometimes, you just have to 'step out of the box and take a chance'; because you will never know, if you do not dare to try.

Love this photo image of a purple Braveheart flower!

Peace and God Bless.

Monday, 9 June 2014

A Potpourri of Blessings!

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

To recap a bittid! The weekend just zoomed by. Saturday found us out a good measure of the day. Had to go out early and then back to meet up with a friend for coffee. Then out again until the latter part of the afternoon, and we were glad to be home to enjoy our tidbit garden in the evening. Thinking it would be a more prudent use of the car and gas, we had 'saved up' a number of errands to do on that day; as in a 'circle route.'

We were all set for our first 'of the season' barbecue of marinated pieces of chicken. Unfortunately, we discovered that our propane tank was empty. However, 'the best laid plans of mice and men' kicked in and Alan ended up making a wonderful rice combination of peppers, onions, and some spices from our garden. That was very tasty with the chicken, that had been marinating for a few days.

It was lovely to hear the various children playing outside, before their parents gave them the final call for bedtime. That reminded me of my childhood. I used to play outdoors and stretched it, until it was absolutely necessary to come in. Of course, I slept like a log and then back at it, all over again the next day!

Also various neighbours came by. One couple invited us for a barbecue in the next tid while, and various dogs dragged and tugged at their leashes for their owners to stop by for treats. It was like 'grand central station.' LOL! Our garden is full of colour and healthy plants; and a lot of our neighbours stop by to just admire all the thriving splendour! The grass is also growing and one of our neighbours just loves the 'greenery' of it all; and is always uplifted when he sees us. We say, 'right back at him.'

Later in the calm of the evening, I came and sat outside and took in the fresh scents and peacefulness of the night. It was at least 70 degrees; and very pleasant. There was a quiet hush, no traffic or noise; save for some brief fireworks in the distance. Most likely, the fireworks were in honour of D-Day. Everything was refreshing; and the trees and plants had an extra special sheen to them. The moon appeared to have a shiny glow around it as well. Even our lamp post was like a mini moon; and that gave me a bittidz of light to write some short notes.

In a tidbitz nutshell, I was appreciative for a full and well spent Saturday. Many tidbits to be thankful for!

Was also reflecting upon two young sisters with two children each, who we met earlier in the day, when we were at Walmart's. Alan helped them with a buggy and then mentioned the tidbit that a child at age five will have learned 50% of everything they are ever going to know! Their brain is a sponge and Alan suggested that they read to their children. ie The Bible, which has so many wonderful stories. The Mums replied with enthusiasm that they do! The sisters were genuinely blown away and joyful; and the next thing you knew, they gave us hugs and said 'Praise the Lord.' They were Christians and they 'discerned' we were as well. Discernment is a Gift given to you, when you are infilled with the Holy Spirit. Very powerful.

The young women were in their 20's and one of them told us of her baby she had lost between her oldest child (age 5) and her 1 year old in the buggy. Apparently, that little one appeared to have had a 'halo' around her, as per some ultra sound tests that had to be done; as the pregnacy was a bit iffy. Turns out, the baby was not only beautiful, but totally healthy! So that evening, I was grateful for having met those lovely young women. As the expression goes: "You shall be known by whom you are." The 'halo' of the moon made me think of the awesome story / testimony of the 'halo' that protected the baby, when it was in its mother's womb.

On Sunday we had some more neighbours drop by and Alan will give them a Braveheart, some cuttings of the gorgeous yellow and white clematis, as well as some mint and oregano. A few even brought over their own planter pots!

Also, a young family of 3 children came by yesterday later afternoon to say hi. They used to live in our complex but moved to a larger home, due to the increase in their family. Sadly their 2 year old brother died a year ago, when he fell out of an upstairs open window, just after their move. Very tragic and struck a heartfelt chord in us all.

We had some Hardy Boy books and some other childrens' books / activity books in our garage and the oldest boy (age 11) wanted to know if we still had the Hardy Boys and if so, he would love to have them. We also had three neat wall hangings that displayed Winnie the Pooh with his honey pot , a Cat, and Raggedy Ann & Andy. The oldest boy liked the Cat and the girl (age 9) liked the Raggedy Ann & Andy, and now the third child, a little boy of 7 loved the Winnie the Pooh one. So for $2.00 they bought the box of the books and the 3 wall hangings.

When we were discussing the price, I said, 'money is not the issue; it is when you pay for something, you have more appreciation for it and you will value it more.' They agreed totally with the message that was being taught. (Alan had discussed it prior with the Mum and she said that they had to pay for it; so everyone was on the same page).They are Christians and they are home-schooled and we enjoyed seeing them. The oldest gave us a lovely compliment saying our house was 'nice', that it had nice antiques; and it was nicely done. I thanked him and at the same time, was amazed at his observation and the wonderful quality comment from such a young age.

Also watched some of my favourite ministries yesterday and they are so helpful with their insights. Will share some bittids at a later date.

Tidbit - Wonderful to enjoy friends / people of all ages. Appreciate their specialness!

Bittid - "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you."

Alan just came back from shovelling soil. If you shovel it yourself, it is far more economical than buying it retail. He also came home with some 'free' pots that the nursery put in a 'discard' pile. So for those neighbours and friends who do not have the pots, we have them and in abundance!

Here are two photos. One taken on Saturday night for a bittid contrast and the other taken today, showing the regrowth of our plants. One of them being, the lovely Martha Washington. Our 'pet' crow drinks from the blue container that we fill with water for him.

Peace and God Bless.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Powerful Scriptures!

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

Again, we are so thankful for our tidbitz Blessings. I love this Bible verse, 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."

Therefore, be of good cheer when you experience the attacks of the enemy, who is Satan. the 'Father of ALL Lies'. He is the 'deceiver' and he is in opposition to God, the Word, which IS the Truth. Hence, to all those of you who, have placed your Faith and Trust in Christ, do not ever give up! I have been doing quite a bit of reading and meditating on the 'Word.' This was one of the articles that I find very powerful and have included it in my bittid post to arm and equip you with a bittidz of knowledge and courage. Thank you to the writer! You can access the website!

"In more than twenty-five years of dealing with demons, I have never encountered an evil spirit that doubted God’s Word. Satan twists Scripture and misapplies the Bible, but he never doubts the veracity of what God has said. Indeed, “Even the demons believe - and tremble,” James 2:19 tells us.
Satan believes every word in the Bible, but he especially dreads certain passages because these Scripture have a direct bearing on overcoming his strategy to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). During the hundreds of exorcisms I have conducted, I’ve noticed that certain Bible verse are particularly feared by the forces of darkness. Quoting these scriptures during a demonic confrontation readily illustrates which portions of the Bible are most effective in defeating the attacks of Satan.'

'I encourage every Christian to memorize these verses. Have them ready to use in any instance when the devil tempts or oppresses. Stand on the truth of Scripture, just as Jesus did during the temptation of the devil, when He thrice declared, “It is written!” You can have the same victory over evil that Christ did. Just as “the devil left him” (Matthew 4:11), Satan will also flee from you as you trust in the truth of God’s Word.'


‎These are the Scriptures I have found most helpful to ward off the devil’s attacks. I encourage you to contemplate other passages which may be equally effective in your own life. When you discover that the Holy Spirit has used a certain Bible verse to help you overcome evil, note it, write it down on a piece of paper to carry with you, and then memorize it. Have the Word of God with you always to defeat the devil daily, in every way.'

These Ten Scriptures I am referring to, are awesome and all vital in our Spiritual Warfare. However, I have picked out a few from these ten verses, that are currently applicable in our daily walk in Christ. I hope those of you who are in a 'spiritual battle' will study the Word and the Truth found in the Bible; and ultimately, Invite Christ into your hearts. My posts have been Guided and Directed by the Holy Spirit and I am thankful and grateful for His Help.

Again, am appreciative for this empowering article; and I am quoting the writer's tidbit explanations of a few selected tid verses.

Romans 8:1 - " There is therefore now no condemnation for those, who are in Christ, Jesus."

'Satan hates this Scripture because it liberates God’s people from false self-condemnation. Intimidation by false guilt is one of the devil’s most frequent tactics. When we ask Christ to forgive our sins, His mercy blots out every transgression. Satan, who is the “accuser of our brethren” (Revelation 12:10) delights in heaping false guilt on forgiven Christians. Those who heed Satan’s word of condemnation can’t fight effectively against satanic forces because they feel unworthy. But a forgiven Christian cannot be spiritually indicted for any evil he has committed. Romans 8:1 must be thrown back in Satan’s face as the spiritual anecdote to his judgmental accusations. Use this verse to silence the reproaches of Satan.'

Isaiah 14:12 - " How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!"

'Satan hates this scripture because it reveals the eternal defeat he suffered when he dared to rebel against God. Satan delights in reminding each of us of our sinful past, but he doesn’t want to be reminded of his own past. Chapter fourteen of Isaiah tells us that Satan is a “fallen” being. Though he appears pompous and powerful, the devil forfeited his first estate and now only mimics the glory he had in heaven. Jesus as Christ was foreordained to trample the devil under his feet (Genesis 3:15). We too can conquer Satan through Christ’s power (“And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.” – Romans 16:20). Use this verse to put Satan’s power in perspective.'

John 16:13 - " But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come."

'Satan hates this Scripture because he knows Christians can be easily deceived by his lies when they are not spirit-led. Knowing truth is a consequence of reading, meditating on, and understanding God’s Word. It also depends on the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. The ability to discern demonic deception is a spiritual gift that sovereignly comes from God. Many times when battling demons I have prayed that the Holy Spirit would empower me with wisdom to know what to do next. I have seen God miraculously intervene in such circumstances because the Holy Spirit, the spirit of truth, has supernaturally given me direction. Use this verse to seek more of the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life.'

Ephesians 6:11 - " Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil."

'Satan hates this Scripture because he knows the armor of God cannot be penetrated and every tactic of his warfare is useless against it. Satan has no offense against the defense of God’s armor. Just as every vital part of the physical body is protected by the accouterments of armor described in Ephesians chapter six, we are also spiritually protected in every aspect of our relationship with Christ when we appropriate this protection. When I face a difficult spiritual battle, or when I sense I’m under the attack of extreme spiritual oppression, I sometimes stand and go through the motions of putting on God’s armor. By physically emphasizing what God’s Word says, I demonstrate to the devil how serious I am about protecting myself against his advances. Use this verse to assume a defensive posture when the devil oppresses you.'

I LOVE the passage in Ephesians 6: 10 -18! Also, the writer's vivid and strong description re: 'Put on the full armor of God' when he faces a difficult spiritual battle. In short, 'Stay the good fight!'

This photo image: 'Putting on the full armor of God' is a must! Beware of Satan, the evil one, the deceiver; that is WHY it is so essential to put on the full armor of God!

In closing, I will refer again to the awesome verse from John 10:10 - " The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly."


Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

More Blessings in Abundance!

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

It is a gorgeous Sunday (June 1st!); one would think the tidbits of summer are here! The flowers, plants, veggies, and herbs have all wonderfully perked up from the recent rainfall. We are appreciative for our garden Blessings; wherein, there is a constant life of abundance and buzz of activity. This includes a tidbitz flurry of butterflies, dragonflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other birds, that are diligently pollinating the various bittids of flowers.

Have taken two bittid photos (see below) of an Iris? with yellow flowers; and it will be interesting and exciting to watch all the upcoming tid blooms. Perhaps this was carried by one of the attracted pollinators and / or other forces of nature; as it is a magnificent surprise of new tidbit life! Another one of His awesome creations!

Early this morning, I watched Dr. Charles Stanley. His encouraging message (see video), 'In the School of Faith, Part 3: The Stages of Our Faith' is very helpful. There are no bittidz coincidences.

Yesterday in my bittid post of May 31st, 'Parental Guidance' LOL! I referred to the Bible re: believing in Him, being born again, and having eternal life in His Kingdom. For those of you who have questions, the Bible IS the Truth and Dr. Stanley (as well as many other knowledgable and inspiring pastors that I enjoy and have mentioned) provides solid teachings.

Basically and simply, keep your steadfast FOCUS upon God ALWAYS. He will Provide the rest, as per His Promise. It is true about the stages of our daily growth in Christ through our Faith. As He, in turn, uses us to share the message of the 'good news!'

Tidbit - Be joyful and thankful for all the Blessings He Provides!

Bittid - As your garden grows, may your Faith also grow in daily bountiful abundance in dependence and Trust in Him! Sow the seeds of Christ; and let Him Reap the Harvest!

The awesome verse from John 10:10 truly speaks a major tidbit to my heart! - "The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly."

It has been a nice restful Sunday. Alan and I are very appreciative for our Blessings and we are resting up a bit, for what is going to be another full week.

Peace and God Bless.