Sunday, February 27, 2011

****A Coincidence, I Think Not....****

In catching up on my blogging I noticed that many of my fellow Christian bloggers posts were very similar in their message. Strange, a coincidence, I think not. It just goes to prove that the Holy Spirit has a definite plan, and for those of us who are listening, He is taking hold and planting the seeds so that our lights may shine brightly through the darkness that surrounds us.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

*******Do You Have True Peace?*******

Our God is so awesome. As you know we all have our roads, paths, and purpose, but did you know that whatever we come up against can't take away our joy? I am sure when I say this next phrase a lot of heads will be bopping and hands will be raised; my life is an obstacle course. Everyday I get some right hook, or wrench thrown into what I thought was my plan for the day.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

God Always in All-Ways Knows what's Best

How Awesome is our God...This link above will make your heart smile...

After what happened the other day . I wanted to sit still and listen for God's direction. I opened up my Bible to Psalm 86 and asked for strength and His loving answer.

Tonight, I went out to the site where I posted my book. It is with Harper Collins in the U.K and there, clear as day was the answer I sought. There were two comments left in the last two days, I sat crying at the awesome way our Heavenly Father can send His powerful direction, comfort and love.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

*****Being Steadfast Is A Growing Process*****

In James 1:4 The Lord talks to us about growing and not letting our problems keep us from the wisdom He is trying to teach us. I had an experience last night that tested that principal in a very strong way. We know as Christians that controlling our temper and staying calm under attack is a clear view on how we are doing in our walk and maturity in Christ.

For the past four months I have been helping a fellow writer with His manuscript. When I first read it I felt a strong feeling deep in my stomach that the Lord wanted me to help this Author whose work was written from pain and despair.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

******Blessings All Around******

A new follower Cyndi from had this on her blog...You know how I love to spread inspiration so I copied for you all...Have a fruitful, Blessed weekend Patricia

I had a really wonderful thing happen to me today. What made it really meaningful was that I had no idea who this person was, as we had never met or even spoke. I went to the supermarket in my hometown, and as in all small towns we all know each other and ask what's new, and share small talk about our lives.

Monday, February 7, 2011

****How Can We Promote Inner Beauty?****

After watching the news this evening there was a lead story on the message young people feel they need to project to fit in. Most of us have been there. In school we were judged by how we dressed and who we dated, and it appears that hasn't changed.

However, what has changed is the type of pressure our youth faces. When we chose not to conform,we faced less invitations to parties and less people around our table at lunch. Today our youth gets taunted and even bullied physically.

Friday, February 4, 2011

***A Little Poetry To Brighten the Day....***

I don't know if many of you know I have been a published poet way longer than a published Author. I was sharing some of my poetry with a dear friend and she said she absolutely loved the following poem. It is also one of my favorites, and since my last post was not as uplifting as I normally post, ( Thank you all for your prayers and support it means the world to me and my family) I thought I would share this and hope it brings you the peace it always brings to me when I read it...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

**The Holy Spirit Let's Us Know... If We Listen**

We all know that in many of the Bible stories told, God gave prior knowledge to many of His children about things to come. We also know that our Father left us the Holy Spirit to be our counselor so that He may keep us on the path God intended for each of us.

I know many of us speak numerous times during the course of our day to the Holy Spirit and when we are still we can hear His answers or sense the direction in which we are to go even when, at that particular  moment we may not understand His answer.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

***** Did You Take A Moment Today?*****

Since  half our Country is having extreme weather conditions, many people found themselves housebound or headed home early. In having several conversations today, I realized many of them had a similar direction to them. Everyone moaning and complaining, saying how they are over this winter weather already.

It always strikes me as odd, that year after year we always seem to complain about the snow in the winter and the heat in the summer; and yet, we all know it is inevitable. It's the same year after year, and still our response is always one of disbelief.

Stylish Blogger award

I was honored to receive the Stylish bloggers award and there are requirements I must fulfill in order to accept this. There are 4 requirements.

Rules of Acceptance:
1.  Link back to the person who gave you this award
2.  Share 7 things about yourself 
3. Pass this along to 7 other stylish bloggers
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award 

I was humbled to receive this stylish blog award by my fellow blogger Child of God. If you have not had the experience of reading and visiting her blog it's a must if you want a lift and inspiration for the day. I am suppose to list 7 things about me and list 7 blogs I enjoy, a very difficult task as there are so many, I can only pick 7 but that doesn''t take away from the other 72 blogs I follow as they are all magical and wonderful for their own reasons.

7 Things about me
1. I live in the beautiful Catskill mountains
2. I am a Poet and Book Writer
3. I love to cook and make people smile
4. I am an Aunt to 6 amazing little people
5. I love seasons, they make my heart smile
6. Jesus and the Holy Spirit are my number one in my life
7. I love people, all people and love to share life's journey with others

7 other Stylish bloggers

Dee- One Foot Out of the Box
Scott- Sober nuggets
Paul- Certainty of Drawings
Connie- None of Me All of Him
Jane- Country Bumpkin
Dave-  Cimba 7200's thoughts

God Bless us all and may we continue to love, share and encourage Patricia