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Do All Things For Christ

All people (including ourselves) and all things are imperfect, and therefore they can let us down; but never our Savior.  We can count on Him.  So, do all things for the Lord, with an eye single to His glory.

Get up and try again when we mess up (for the billionth time).  Stay calm and breathe deep for Jesus.  Keep on for Jesus, despite difficult struggles and discouraging events.  Smile for Him (especially when we don’t feel much like it).  Hold onto faith, hope and belief when we feel confused, doubtful or afraid.  Reach for His peace and grace when we feel upset, worried or angry.  Try to have a good attitude and be grateful when we are discouraged or sick.  Forgive when we have been hurt and it is hard to let it go.  Serve our families and others when we are “weary in well-doing”.  Fight (dismiss) compulsions and addictions for the Lord.

Do all things for Him because……..

We are His children, and He wants us to be successful and happy.

 

 

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Combatting depression and emotional meltdowns — Excellent blog post (for moms or anyone) by To Jesus Sincerely

We don’t have to constantly live on the verge of losing it. It takes dedication, but we can take back our sanity! Use the Healthy Mind Platter and Emotional Thermometer to maintain wellness.

via “Before I Lose It” – A Mom’s Guide to Sanity — To Jesus Sincerely

Keep On! Line-upon-line, one-step-at-a-time — Living Joyfully as much as possible.

I am reminded of a quote by Queen Clarisse from the Princess Diaries. … regarding problems in life or obstacles….. ‘Amelia, you wouldn’t stop driving your Mustang just because a couple of insects hit the windshield?’

Nor should I stop living and loving life, just because I have some weaknesses, problems, challenges, health concerns, mistakes I’ve made, etc!   Live and love life! Love God! Love Others! Feel Gratitude and keep On!

Focus on the good!

” Maybe the moon just lost herself gazing too long at the brilliance of the sun and that’s how she got her glow . And maybe we are made of the same mysterious sort of magic that makes us magnify and mirror whatever we look at the most .” – Cristen Rodgers.   (quoted in Wonder Seeker’s WordPress Blog  — highly recommended!)

“I have learned to ignore things that I can’t change because that is one of the greatest paths to inner peace. When you can’t control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what is happening. Everyday I choose healing for my heart, mind, body and spirit. Because I know that this journey is my own unique experience.”  wonderseekersblog

“In whatever we do, we should not decide nor act out of a spirit of fear. Truly, “God hath not given us the spirit of fear” (2 Timothy 1:7). (Do you realize the idea of “fear not” is emphasized throughout the scriptures?) The Lord has taught me that discouragement and fear are tools of the adversary. The Lord’s answer to hard times is to go forward with faith.”  (Stanley G. Ellis)

We will trust in God, for we are encircled about in his everlasting arms of unfailing love.

God is our protector.  He is our refuge, shield and defense — ever present in time of need.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

Photo: Missy Mayo

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”Deuteronomy 31:6

‘The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.’  Psalm 34:7

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”  Psalm 46:1

“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.”  Psalm 56:3

I know that God lives and sent his son, Jesus Christ, to suffer every imaginable pain and sorrow in our behalf, that our anguish might be swallowed-up by him.  I know that God will help us as nations, communities, families and individuals with our seemingly insurmountable problems as we turn to him.   I know that God’s spirit can be with us to comfort, guide, inspire and motivate us to build a better world.  – Lineah

“A testimony is to be found in the bearing it!” Boyd K. Packer

Memorized Scriptures are like an Army of Powerful Protective Soldiers at your disposal — Ready to battle the enemy….Weakness, fear, worry, doubt, anger, sorrow, fatigue, overwhelm….You name it, they fight it.

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Photo by Matt Briney — Middleburg, U.S.  Civil War Soldiers

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“Give” says the little dancing stream; singing and offering fresh water as it travels happily along its journey! That which we give shall return unto us in abundance.

Peaceful, beautiful waterfall Photo by Jeffrey Workman

Fear not to do goodmy sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good ye shall also reap good for your reward. “Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail.

Flower Photo by Rodion Kutsaev

God is far greater than our weaknesses, challenges and sorrows. He will overcome all. Our job is to believe, have faith, hope and make good efforts. He will work miracles in our behalf. Keep on!

Photography by Paul Morris (Waterfall in Iceland)

Isaiah 40:28  “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary…”

Psalm 147:5  “Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure…”

Blue Sky Photography by Luca Zanon (Como Nero Italy)

Daily Reading and Listening to The Word of God Helps Me Think, Say and Do Good, Uplifting Things. I Make Wiser Decisions. I Am My Better Self. My Day Goes Smoother. I Have More Hope. I am Motivated to Keep On — One Step at a Time.

Rock Climber Photography by Jackson Hendry:  Taken while climbing in San Diego at Mission Gorge in 2015