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  • Ain't Nature Grand!!

    4/5/2020 12:52:26 PM, by EDWARDS1411

    I haven't planted spring bulbs for years since the squirrels took most of them. But randomly after all this time this sweet crocus appears in another part of the yard where I never originally planted any. Squirrel deeds live on years later LOL! "And Spring arose on the garden fair, Lik... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, April 5, 2020

    4/5/2020 7:03:41 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 5, 2020 CHANGING OUR MINDS – 30 DAYS OF MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD Everyone has dealt with people who change their minds. Sometimes we change our minds due to an altering situation or increased understanding. However, despite how much people try, they can’t change our minds for us unle... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, April 4, 2020

    4/4/2020 7:36:40 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 4, 2020 PROSPER AND SUCCEED – 30 DAYS OF MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD We all want to prosper and succeed; however, success has different meanings. As young people, we have a strong desire to succeed in life. As we grow older, we still want to succeed but the meaning of our success has ch... Read more

  • Putting Social Distancing Into Perspective

    4/3/2020 2:03:24 PM, by EDWARDS1411

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  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, April 3, 2020

    4/3/2020 6:38:48 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 3, 2020 OUR HIGHEST GOAL – 30 DAYS OF MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD If we are going to meditate on good things so we can have a better attitude and live a better life, why not meditate on what God says should be our highest priority in life? God tells us the greatest goal we should set in... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, April 2, 2020

    4/2/2020 6:12:48 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 2, 2020 KNOW THE TRUTH – 30 DAYS OF MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD It is so easy to get pulled into heated discussions regarding the things of the world. We witness people arguing over so many things these days. Sometimes we find ourselves getting riled about things that are not even true.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    4/1/2020 6:26:20 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 1, 2020 PERFECT PEACE – 30 DAYS OF MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD Enough cannot be said about peace right now. The opposite of peace is turmoil and strife. It has been said we are fighting an invisible enemy right now. That is true; however, we have been fighting an invisible enemy since t... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    3/31/2020 6:21:06 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 31, 2020 BROKEN FROM BURDENS Spring is a time of cleaning, organizing and getting rid of clutter. In Hebrews 12:1, Paul tells us before he could move forward to do the will of God, he would need to get rid of what was bogging him down. He tells us here we are remove every weight that hold... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, March 30, 2020

    3/30/2020 7:40:44 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 30, 2020 SEEK STRENGTH WHEN SUFFERING We all deal with suffering at some point in our lives. Some suffering is due to things we can’t control. Other suffering is due to our own poor decisions. However, the outcome from suffering can be the same. We can choose to surrender to God for stren... Read more

  • Wanted to try something different

    3/29/2020 8:53:13 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well I wanted to try something different in the sweet department for a change that doesn't include cake mix in it. I made an easy cinnamon roll coffee cake this morning. It turned out great and tasted great. It's been years (over 20 years before my mom had her last stroke) since I made something ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, March 29, 2020

    3/29/2020 7:32:30 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 29, 2020 GROW TOGETHER Growing is a natural part of life. Spring is where we witness things growing around us. Over time, we watch our children grow both physically and mentally. Growth is normal and encouraged. Without growth we are left stagnant and eventually die. Growth brings new thi... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, March 28, 2020

    3/28/2020 7:19:47 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 28, 2020 TRANSFORMED During these trying times, it is imperative we remember what is important in life. We have so many distractions with work, family, finances, politics, social media, etc. It is easy to get side-tracked from what is most important. Stephen Covey has a good recommendatio... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, March 27, 2020

    3/27/2020 6:20:17 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 27, 2020 SOMETHING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR Much has been written and said about gratitude. However, many of us don’t practice having a grateful attitude. It takes effort to think about what we are grateful for on a regular basis; however, with practice we can make being grateful a consistent d... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, March 26, 2020

    3/26/2020 6:22:50 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 26, 2020 TEMPTED TO DO NOTHING?? There is not a better time in this world to do good things than right now. Opportunities are all around us to help others. Satan sees this and tries to tempt us to be lazy and to stay in our own little worlds. This virus was all his idea to keep us from ge... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    3/25/2020 6:33:51 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 25, 2020 BE TRUSTWORTHY Many of us are skeptical. We live in a world where there is so much lying and deceit that it is hard to trust anyone initially. We, ourselves, usually have to earn someone’s trust over time. In order to bear fruit for God, we need to be trustworthy people. The best... Read more

  • Revamped veggie soup

    3/24/2020 2:17:37 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I revamped my veggie soup today for lunch. It's the same soup that I posted the other day but I added mushrooms and sauerkraut to it. The sauerkraut was leftover from a Reuben Crescent Bake that I made last night for supper. It gave it more flavor. My veggie soups are never the same except for th... Read more

  • Bane...Forever In Our Hearts!!!

    3/24/2020 1:48:27 PM, by EDWARDS1411

    Our hearts are many tears being shed...and yet again the dreaded cancer has claimed another of our dear four-legged friends...Bane was one of a kind and never to be forgotten......... When golden eyes no longer glow, and we both know it’s time to go, Don’t look at me with e... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    3/24/2020 6:03:23 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 24, 2020 STABILITY AND STRENGTH UNDER STRESS When we are stressed, we are thinking about the moment and worrying about the future. Our focus is limited to how we feel, what we think we know, or what we have heard. Continuing to focus on these things will continue our stress. However, if w... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, March 23, 2020

    3/23/2020 6:07:39 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 23, 2020 SOW GENEROUSLY Complaining. Gossiping. Whining. We see and hear it all the time. What good does it do? None at all. During hard times and even good times, someone always has something negative to say about things. We may not can stop them from saying these things but we can stop ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, March 22, 2020

    3/22/2020 9:13:38 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 22, 2020 FAITH OVER FEAR During these times, it is easy to be afraid. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. We can’t enjoy the day-to-day routine we are accustomed to. But we do have an opportunity to create a new normal. This new normal will give us some structure and routine in our li... Read more

  • Veggie soup

    3/21/2020 6:37:08 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I made some veggie soup today since it was cold enough to make. I put a can each of peas, corn, green beans and black beans. I put 2 cans of chili beans (mild) and 2 cans of diced chilies (medium). I put a 32 ounces of vegetable broth in it. The chili beans and chilies were enough spice for the s... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, March 21, 2020

    3/21/2020 7:26:58 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 21, 2020 SELF-CONTROL We have probably all heard about this new thing called mindfulness. It is about being more aware of and appreciative of the moment we are in. It is to help us stress less and be grateful more. It is a great practice to do; however, we need to be sure we aren’t focusi... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, March 20, 2020

    3/20/2020 6:05:22 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 20, 2020 A SAFE PLACE A dwelling is defined as a place of residence. It is somewhere that one resides. We all have a place we reside and many of us are probably in that place right now. We are comfortable in that place and we feel safe. Safety is important to us. We practice it at both ho... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, March 19, 2020

    3/19/2020 6:00:18 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 19, 2020 FRUIT BEARING WORDS With technology and social media, there are times when people only just hear our voice or read our words. They may not be able to see our actions or expressions. They can’t ready our minds so they do not understand our motives. They are not able to examine our... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    3/18/2020 6:38:19 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 18, 2020 GOODNESS AND KINDNESS Despite what news and posts we read about, there is goodness and kindness in this world. There is also something we can do to increase the goodness and kindness in this world. We can create it. We can plant seeds of kindness by doing good to others. We can g... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    3/17/2020 7:29:00 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 17, 2020 THE GOOD AND BAD OF GREEN Today we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The color green is popular on this day. It is the color of spring and of new things. When we think of the color green, we may think of traffic lights, grass, a green thumb, green cleaning and even the Incredible Hulk... Read more

  • Keep Your Distance!!!

    3/16/2020 2:39:40 PM, by EDWARDS1411

    This is not a panic response, it's not an overreaction, it's a reality check! It is not a hoax or conspiracy. The world is under seige from a highly transmittable virus COVID-19, that for many has deadly consequences, that presently has no treatment or vaccine. And the most likely way the vir... Read more

  • Marching forward in 2020

    3/16/2020 12:09:07 PM, by LMTM3400

    I spent the majority of 2019 feeling sick. I honestly think I went into depression and hid it very well from everyone. I stopped doing everything except work. I put on my big smile and did my job then I went home and slept. When I took my vacation my husband was upset with me he wanted to go pla... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, March 16, 2020

    3/16/2020 6:47:56 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 16, 2020 CHOOSE PEACE It seems like every day we are told about something new in this world that can cause problems or issues. There is news of wars, sickness, poverty and destruction. Focusing on these things of the world is not going to do much for us expect keep us uptight and worried ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, March 15, 2020

    3/15/2020 7:50:53 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 15, 2020 GIVE FROM THE HEART We feel good when we give gifts and we want the receiver to be happy with the gift as well. When we give from the heart, it can be felt by others. We see early in the Bible that God appreciates and rewards a giving heart. Abel brought a more acceptable offerin... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, March 14, 2020

    3/14/2020 7:21:49 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 14, 2020 PREPARATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS There are so many things we prepare for in life. Right now it’s tax season and we are preparing to report our income and settle up with our taxes. We also prepare for fun things like vacations and babies. It is said being prepared is the key to a... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, March 13, 2020

    3/13/2020 5:52:28 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 13, 2020 ADD VALUE It is motivating when we see someone one act in love toward another. It is also motivating when we see someone doing good works for another. It not only motivates the one doing it and the one receiving it, but it motivates those who witness it. We are called to think o... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, March 12, 2020

    3/12/2020 5:47:24 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 12, 2020 GETTING THROUGH HARD TIMES We don’t like to suffer. We want to have a good life. However, suffering is inevitable. Everyone has to suffer in some form or fashion. As believers, we know we are going to suffer more because we believe in God. Jesus did and we will as well. However, ... Read more

  • Another 3 pounds down

    3/11/2020 8:39:54 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I have lost another 3 pounds. In the last two weeks I have lost 7 pounds. I can't understand why though. I have been eating kind of crappy but in smaller portions. I might be doing that when I have lunch today. I am fixing beef and noodles in the crockpot. I put the beef roast in the crockpot ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    3/11/2020 5:59:19 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 11, 2020 RESPONSIVE HEARTS If we want to truly bear fruit for God, we need responsive hearts. Our hearts need to be ready to hear God and obey Him. Our hearts should be cleansed regularly by God through repentance and prayer. A responsive heart is also one that is compassionate toward oth... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

    3/10/2020 5:57:14 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 10, 2020 CAREFUL THINKING Much has been said about how our thoughts control what we say and do. It definitely something to think about. We can change our thoughts if they are negative and improve them if they are not pleasing to God. If we want to bear good fruit for God, our thoughts sho... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, March 9, 2020

    3/9/2020 6:11:48 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 9, 2020 GOOD FRUIT We don’t have to be a farmer to understand the concept of sowing and reaping. We know the results of what we plant depends on what seeds we put in the ground. Sowing and reaping is one thing that has lasted throughout the years. We reap what we sow. Even the Bible talks... Read more

  • Happy International Women's Day (March 8th)

    3/8/2020 1:45:15 PM, by EDWARDS1411

    The International Women's Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, imp... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, March 8, 2020

    3/8/2020 8:39:51 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 8, 2020 ANGER We sometimes get angry and blame others for our anger. However, it is not them. It is us. We chose to be angry. Anger is a choice. We can either let things go or we can let things continue to build up as we go over these things in our minds again and again. People aren’t goi... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, March 7, 2020

    3/7/2020 7:32:39 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 7, 2020 SHARING OUR STORIES Everyone loves a good story. Especially a story that teaches something important about life. We often share our experiences with others to help them with what they are dealing with. As we read God’s word and spend time with Him, we begin to see Him work in our ... Read more