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Weekly Thought: Be Free

This week’s Weekly Thought is:

“I am free. I will let go and let God deal with it.”

Be free from worry and stress by giving it up to God. Think these thoughts about letting go your worries, and you will be free. Lift up any thoughts to God for him to deal with it. He’s there for you.

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Weekly Thought: Blessed

This week’s Weekly Thought is:

“I am blessed. There is so much to be thankful for.”

God’s blessings are overflowing! What are you thankful for? What are you blessed with this day? Try to focus on that, and your mood will be uplifted!

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Weekly Thought: Capable

This week’s Weekly Thought is:

“I am doing great. I am capable. I can do this.”

Don’t be hard on yourself! Don’t doubt your abilities! You are doing great. Keep trying, keep working at it. Trust in God in your work; He will give you success.

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Encouragement for Parents

Being a mom is hard. It’s a beautiful thing to have so much love for your child, but it’s also the most challenging experience we’ve ever had. Lack of sleep can make any parent cranky, frustrated, and emotional at times.

To help us when we are feeling down, we try to focus on the positive and the joy. Below we’ve compiled some quotes that will help make any parent feel a little better.

“With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” -Mark 10:27

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

“There is sunshine in my soul today, more glorious and bright, than glows in any earthly sky, for Jesus is my Light.” – Hymn, There Is Sunshine In My Soul

“But if you lift your eyes, See it in a different light, Just a cloud up in the open sky
Let the rain, fall away, Cause today is beautiful” – Today is Beautiful, David Dunn

“For the joy of the Lord is your strength” – Nehemiah 8:10

“Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today.” – Max Lucado

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” – Ephesians 4:2

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” – Romans 15:5

“Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” – Joel Osteen

“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” – Colossians 1:11

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6


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Weekly Thought: Keeping Calm

This week’s Weekly Thought is:

“I am calm in this moment. There is peace here.”

When I am feeling anxious, emotional, or stressed, thoughts like this one help me stay calm. Take a deep breath, focus on what is calm in this moment, and soon your thoughts will take root and you will be more calm.

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Weekly Thought: Being Positive

We’ve updated our home page a little bit to include our “Weekly” Series that we’ve done the past two years, with “Weekly Prayer”, “Weekly Song”, “Weekly Hymn”, and “Weekly Compliment”. Today we’d thought we start doing series on a “Weekly Thought”.

This will be a thought for you to reflect on each day, on how you can be a better person.

So, to start, this week’s thought is:

How can I make this situation positive? 

If you are experiencing a moment of frustration, anger, disappointment, try to refocus with a positive perspective. What is positive about this moment? What am I happy with right now? 

Today, I was feeling run down. Being a parent is hardwork, and with lack of sleep, I felt cranky and lazy. So, to make me think positive about my day, despite my fatigue and frustrations as a mother, I told myself, “It’s great to see my son smile”, and “I am giving him love and care as he grows into a beautiful human being.” As I smile for my son, I felt a little more joy in the moment.

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Song: Scars To Your Beautiful

Alessia Cara’s song, Scars To Your Beautiful, is an inspiring hope for each of us to embrace our own beauty. We are stars, we are beautiful!

She just wants to be beautiful
She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits,
She craves attention, she praises an image,
She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor
Oh she don’t see the light that’s shining
Deeper than the eyes can find it
Maybe we have made her blind
So she tries to cover up her pain, and cut her woes away
‘Cause covergirls don’t cry after their face is made

But there’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark
You should know you’re beautiful just the way you are
And you don’t have to change a thing
The world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful
Oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
And you don’t have to change a thing
The world could change its heart
No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful

She has dreams to be an envy, so she’s starving
You know, “Covergirls eat nothing.”
She says, “Beauty is pain and there’s beauty in everything.”
“What’s a little bit of hunger?”
“I could go a little while longer,” she fades away
She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand she’s worth it
Or that beauty goes deeper than the surface
Ah oh, ah ah oh,
So to all the girls that’s hurting
Let me be your mirror, help you see a little bit clearer
The light that shines within


No better you than the you that you are
No better life than the life we’re living
No better time for your shine, you’re a star
Oh, you’re beautiful, oh, you’re beautiful


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More on Bible Journaling

BIBLE JOURNALING –This new way of dwelling on the word is beautiful and inspiring! I love this post here that explains Bible journaling and the different techniques and artwork you can do! And here, a Christian artist talks about her love of Bible journaling. It’s a great way to connect and dwell on the word.

Have you drawn/painted/colored in your Bible? What do you like to do? What are some of your favorite verses that you’d focus on for a bible art entry?

Here’s a previous post of ours on Bible Journaling methods.

I love some of these verses and artwork for inspiration:

bible journaling- love is patient love never fails

bible journaling- he is our hope- anchor- hebrews

God is good! There is beauty all around us. And we can be creative and make beautiful art at the same time getting in touch with God! Have you Bible journaled before? I don’t know if I’ll have time anytime soon to do this, with my baby and quilting projects, but I love the idea and browsing online for Bible journaling artwork!

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Sharing Interests

Our blog is all about spreading positivity, and sharing interests with one another is a way to spread positivity! When we share common hobbies with others, we are sharing ourselves in a positive way. Whether it’s coming together for events or crafts or sharing our ideas together, that in itself is something positive. 

As sisters we share alot of interests, but we also have different hobbies. Krista learned quilting from a friend in the air force family, and I (Lisa) took on crochet, which I learned from my grandma. Well recently Krista is sharing with me all her knowledge and expertise to teach me quilting! It’s exciting to come together for something new and crafty, and to be able to share a common hobby, even despite the long distance!

How can share an interest with someone near you? What can you do to share something with other community members?


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Song: We All Bleed The Same

A beautiful inspiring song, We All Bleed The Same is about being yourself and accepting one another. Everyone’s life is precious, and we should accept our differences and come together in unity and love!

“Nobody can be like you”

“Don’t compare yourself to no one because they can’t do what you’ve done”

“Let thine own self be true”

“Just be yourself, everybody else is taken”

“Don’t be afraid; all you need to do is come as you are”

“You just keep on loving you”

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Love: Life’s Purpose

I saw a video today about a dog who was adopted by a loving couple and took care of him while he was terminally ill with kidney failure. He spent his last days loving and being loved.

And that’s what I think life should be about. To love and be loved. If there was more love and being loved, there would be more peace and joy in the world.

How can you love more? What can you do to bring love into someone’s life, no matter how small the love you give? 

Today make love your life purpose!

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God commands the impossible

“Moses said to the people: “If only you would heed the voice of the LORD, your God, and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this book of the law, when you return to the LORD, your God, with all your heart and all your soul. For this command that I enjoin on you today is not too mysterious and remote for you. It is not up in the sky, that you should say, ‘Who will go up in the sky to get it for us and tell us of it, that we may carry it out?’ Nor is it across the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea to get it for us and tell us of it, that we may carry it out?’
No, it is something very near to you, already in your mouths and in your hearts; you have only to carry it out.”” –DT 30:10-14

“There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law?  How do you read it?”  He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” He replied to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”” –LK 10:25-37

God commands the impossible. He calls us to follow Him and to love everyone with all our being, and He believes that we can achieve that completely! We are imperfect people, but God has faith in us.

And we should have faith in God, that we can follow His laws fully. We must not just love sometimes and follow God when we want to. We must love and follow God with all of our strength, turn to God always, and do our best no matter what.

God believes that we are capable of so much love in the world. He set these commands with a unwavering doubt that His people are capable of loving fully.

It may seem impossible, but God gives us strength. With God, all things are possible. Trust in God with perfect faith, and you can do (and love) anything! 

LORD, thank you for your powerful teachings. Be there with us as we reach out to others and carry out your commands. Help us to love others with all our body, mind, and soul. Help us to do the impossible. May LOVE be our focus, and may You be our guide always. Amen.

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