All posts tagged: patience

#RealTalk-When you have NO strength to complete your assignment..

Real talk: Sometimes we just get TIRED in the middle of our God-given assignment and we want to give up. In chapter 4:10-15 of our study, Nehemiah’s crew faced that issue–just like we do! Listen in/read on as to how Nehemiah dealt with it effectively.

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A Stew, a Stew! My Kingdom for a Stew!

Originally posted on Reflections in The WORD:
And Jacob [cooked stew]: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: and Esau said to Jacob, “Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red [stew]; for I am faint”… And Jacob said, “Sell me this day thy birthright.” And Esau said, “Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?” And Jacob said, “Swear to me this day”; and he [swore] unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and [stew] of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.” ~ Genesis 25:29-34 BIBLICAL BACKGROUND The Birthright was the privilege to be the one through which God would enact/deliver the promise He had made to Abraham to establish a holy nation/people. As the firstborn son, Esau was to inherit The Birthright when his father died. In selling his Birthright, he relinquished that privilege to Jacob. Believers also have a…

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Lesson in the lollipop..

Hey family, 12-4-15–I was re-reading this post from a couple of years ago and the information God gave is JUST as relevant now as it was then. Isn’t God good like that? Re-read and be blessed! So, I took my grand kids to the barber shop since my grandson was favoring a wooly mammoth. 😄 This place gives lollypops to the kids, even if they don’t get a service, meaning my granddaughter would benefit as well. Once the kids chose their treats, I told them to put them away until after we ate dinner. Now, I know that grandparents are supposed to spoil the babies, but there is a limit, now. Veggies before sugar! When we got home, I thought it best to collect the candy and pass it out after dinner. Little man (aged 3 at the time) happily produced his lollypop, while Shortcake (age 4 then), hesitated and told me her stick broke. I told her that was fine, just hand it over. In addition to the broken stick, the wrapper was barely …

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Attention passengers: Can of ugly opened in seat 4c..

A previous post of mine talked about forgiving people who have wronged us, and believe me, I had to and continue to try and be the first partaker of the fruit! When I wrote the post, I was thinking of people close to us like family and friends. The forgiving and attitude check must extend to the “stranger” as well. Last year, I had to take a trip for work, so I skipped on to the airport, stowed my carry-on bag and took my seat. An older lady boarded after me with her roller board bag, looking for an empty spot in the overhead to stow it. She opened up the area where my bag happened to be and took it out. I see people do this all the time, to shift and make room for all the bags, so no big deal right? WRONG! “Miss Lady” proceeded to stow her bag, and leave mine in the floor, and take her set behind me, claiming my bag was in her spot!! HELLO????!!!!!!!!!! The seated passengers …

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Get in your single happy place..

Hey family! It’s that time of year again where everything is hearts, flowers, candy and couples. Depending on where you are in your single comfort zone, this “holiday” can either be depressing (who wants that?) or a blessing (I’m thinking yes on this)! You can volunteer at a shelter, rest home, soup kitchen or hang out with your single friends.  Pray for other singles and couples. Babysit or offer eldercare for a couple to be able to get some time together. You reap what you sow! Sow good seeds!!! If it’s possible, get some good takeout, make a decadent dessert, treat yourself to a massage or buy yourself something pretty! And it doesn’t have to be expensive–personally, I love a great scarf, hat, or any smell-good perfume or bath salt. Of course, if you can squeeze in a pair of shoes, a shiny trinket or a purse–go for it! 🙂 Yes, I know that things don’t bring you happiness or help with the loneliness, heartache, and occasional pain of not having a loved one–I get …

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