When I entered the barren land, suddenly, my husband began gasping for breath. Leon muttered a faint sound and then fell over backward. Do I detect a faint heartbeat? I thought Oh God, let my beloved live, I prayed in my heart.
I stole a glance at my watch as the minutes slowly ticked by. Finally, the ambulance arrived. “Please God,” I pleaded, “if it be your will, let Leon live.” In the meantime, the medical technicians tried desperately to revive my husband.
At last the driver crawled in the ambulance and started it up. As I waited, I mulled over the past year A brown recluse spider bit Leon on the ankle in December 1986—the creature that incited him to panic! Leon’s leg turned crimson from the bite on his thigh to his ankle.
We went to Baylor Hospital for treatment of the spider bite. The bill overwhelmed me. As we cast it upon the Lord, He encouraged me. Then he supplied the funds through a relative.
Later, when the doctor told us that he might have to operate, the news did not dismay me.
We do not like to wait. I want everything instantly and now! Instant gratification. The internet is faster, texting is fast, cars drive faster and shipping packages are fast. Our minds are thinking everything is now and waiting is not an option. The same thing when we pray. We want our prayers answered now!!!
Recently, I started an Etsy shop and making jewelry. I wait every day to see if I have any orders.
I start thinking what am I doing wrong?
Was this the right decision to put my stuff out there and just get rejected?
How do I do better?
What do people want?
These are things that I think about. Everyone says go for it. Do it.
YouTube has how to open an Etsy shop and mistakes when opening an Etsy Shop trying to learn how to be successful. Success is different for everyone, but who wants to wait for it? I wanted to start my shop and see people wearing my items. This is like any business, you put in so much effort and see nothing right away.
The holiday season is here, and what is on everyone’s social media feed all November long?
I’m grateful for this. We are so blessed. Thirty days of thanksgiving. So on and so forth. You get my point.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Psalm 28:7.
Why can’t we do this all year? We’ve got to find some way to work this into our everyday lives. God gives us everything. They say He’s the reason for the season but I say He’s the reason for everything!
So what will being truly thankful do for us?
It will bring us closer to Him.
There’s nothing like constantly reminding ourselves of all of our blessings to bring us closer to our Holy Father. I made a conscious effort to show Him gratitude for the little things in life, like getting to work safely, meaningful conversations with my children, and little victories in my work life. It made me appreciate Him so much more.
Some of us wouldn’t think about fighting the crowds on Black Friday 2018 at the brick and mortar stores. The hassle is just too much. Then, there are those who seem to live for the adrenaline rush of getting up at dawn (or camping out at the brick and mortar doors all night) and grabbing the good deals made available.
The good news is that for those of us who avoid the crowds and hassle at all costs – we can still get great deals while sitting back in the comfort of our own homes and using the point and click method.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Cost Saving Strategies
Even if you decide to shop for Black Friday 2018 specials, some strategies might help you grab the best bargains.
One of the best strategies is to prepare ahead of time.
You’ll want to scan every advertisement of something you’re interested in as you see them on your news feed, newspaper or media source. Compare the ads of stores you usually don’t shop to find the best deals.
Before you leave the comfort of your home for the deal, check to see if you can get the same (or better) deal online.
We have come to a very exciting part of the year; a time when one holiday kicks off another one. For my family, we usually follow a routine. Just when I think we need to spice things up a bit, one of my kids or young family members make an objection to the change. This is a positive indication that what may be seen as a simple routine is actually a tradition. Therefore, I have learned to be thankful for traditions that are being passed on.
Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ.
I come from a small family with just one sister.
So one big tradition is to meet up with our families during the holidays at our parents. Another tradition includes going around the room before grace and each sharing one thing we are thankful for on Thanksgiving.
Of course, food is a big part of the holidays and somehow the menu does not change much but the stories told around the table and the laughter that fills the room are priceless.