Welcome Friday

Thank you Friday for showing up …. now our week is complete. We made it!!!

I’ve got my Friday smiles waiting to kick the weekend off. This week’s episode is bought to you courtesy one of my sisters.

Teamwork makes the dream works 👭❤.

Keep smiling, because one day we will have no teeth.

☺☺☺☺☺ At a wedding ceremony the Pastor asked if there was anyone who had any reason why the marriage shouldn’t go on; it was time to stand up and speak, or forever let them hold their peace.

The moment of utter silence was interrupted by a young beautiful woman carrying a child. She started slowly walking toward the Pastor.

Everything quickly turned to chaos:

■ The bride slapped the groom.

■ The groom’s mother fainted.

■ The bridal trail scooted towards the door.

■ The groom’s men huddled together like a bereaved flock, wondering how best to help save the situation.

The Pastor asked the woman, “Can you tell us why you came forward? What do you have to say?”

The woman replied, “I can’t hear from the back.”

😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

LESSON:

Hold judgement until you’ve had all the facts.

Thank you to you my wonderful friends who have shared your time with me this week. You have made my writing so worthwhile.

Remember – God will not allow anyone to keep you back from your destiny. All it takes is just ONE move from God.

Have an awesome weekend and see you again on Monday.

Signed,

Amazing Grace

God’s Been Good To Me!

Children are a gift from the LORD, a reward from a mother’s womb. Psalms 127:3

A WISE child with good sense ACCEPT correction from their parents, but STUBBORN children IGNORE it completely. Proverbs 13:1

Make your father and mother happy. Give your mother a reason to smile. Proverbs 23:25

God has been good to me!

I would like to congratulate my daughter Dr. Krissy Doyle-Thomas for accepting a full time Professorship at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.

God has been good to me!

About a year and half ago the College approached Krissy as an expert on the field to develop six new courses for their new post-graduate Brain Disorders Management and Mental Health and Disability programs.

God has been good to me!

When Krissy presented the courses she developed for the Dean’s approval in Summer 2017 – he immediately without hesitation asked her to consider teaching the courses at Mohawk College.

God keeps His promises… God has been good to me!

The dean of Mohawk College said that he had never seen such thoughtfully developed, innovative courses that would without a doubt prepare their students to be leaders in the field.

God has been good to me!

Krissy recently completed one year teaching her courses with the College while still working at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and the response has been overwhelming for the College.

Yep! God has been good to me!

The students’ feedback has been phenomenal. The Colleges across Canada are asking for the curriculum. Enrollment has double for her course and there is now a wait list for acceptance to the programs.

Definitely, God has been good to me!

As a result the College has asked Krissy to take on a Full Time permanent Professorship with the Institution to assist taking the programs to the next level.

On repeat – God has been good to me!

I’m thankful for my family.

If all I had He took away, then I still would say, God has been good to me!

Comments on my Blogs

My dear readers,

I began receiving unsolicited comments on my blogs that were greatly disturbing. The good thing about all of this is, all comments have to first be approved by myself before the public sees them.

Leaving a comment is now more secured than before …since my settings have been changed.

I appreciate your patience in following the new guidelines in the comments section.

Many thanks to my support team at WordPress.

I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly: I will have nothing to do with them.” Psalms 101:3 NLT

Signed,

Amazing Grace

A Little Something To Consider

The following is a thought provoking dialogue between three well known men...

Love, Wealth and Success – Author Unknown

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard.

She did not recognize them.

She said, “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”

“Is the man of the house home?” they asked. “No”, she said. “He’s out.”

“Then we cannot come in”, they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. “Go tell them I am home and invite them in,” he said.

The woman went out and invited the men in. “We do not go into a house together,” they replied.

“Why is that?” she wanted to know.

One of the old men explained:

“His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends,

and said pointing to another one, “He is Success,

and I am Love.”

Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”

The woman went in and told her husband what was said.

Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice!” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!”

His wife disagreed.

“My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”

Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house.

She jumped in with her own suggestion:

“Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!”

“Let us heed our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to his wife.

“Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”

The woman went out and asked the three old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”

Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him.

Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, why are you coming in?”

The old men replied together:

“If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him.

Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”

Points to consider:

When our hair turns to silver – will we still be someone’s Sweetheart?

When our feet hurt the most getting out of bed – will there be a loving hand outstretched to help us get out of bed?

When we become forgetful – will our loved one be patient with us?

When the music is no longer excited because our hearing is gone – will someone still hold our hands and dance anyway?

When our eyes grow dim unable to recognize the faces of our loved ones – will they sit and talk to us just like the younger days?

When our friends have gone on to their resting place – will someone hold our hands and tell us it’s going to be okay?

Someone once said, “In a world where EVERYBODY wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul”.

It’s An Old Trick

The devil has a way of making us addicted to real life horror movies all playing inside our heads.

It starts with a thought followed by a cast of characters, and raw footage of unpleasant events that tore our hearts apart. It’s an unhealthy addictive behavior.

One of the most noticeable side-effects of playing out a horror movie in your head is sleeplessness.

People have trouble sleeping while tossing all night because of bad news, imagining how they will survive the loss, and obsessing over failed relationships.

Horror movies are unsettling movies designed to frighten and create panic.

There are real life experiences that can turn quickly into horror movies simply because we play right into the hands of the mastermind himself the ‘slewfoot devil’.

The devil makes a deliberate attempt to destroy our peace and our faith in God.

Just one phone call can turn into a nightmare with sequels that makes our heartbeats increase.

When faced with a crisis in the family, or work related problems, or ill health – the images playing out in our minds become an unedited footage to a horrible story.

Then those imaginary dialogues raises doubts and fears about… whether God had said what He has said.

When you are depressed or sadden by an attack…the horror slideshows instantly distracts us from everything that God has said.

The ‘Ole slewfoot’ devil is the main character and he never gives up.

If he cannot destroy God’s Word, he will begin to cast doubts by coming up with questions about the Bible.

When we begin to question the validity of the Word of God then we are heading down the slippery slope playing right into the hands of the wicked devil.

The devil has been casting doubt on what God has said since back in the Garden of Eden with Eve.

Doubting the promises of God is a tool that the devil has used forever.

If horror movies make us cry….then we need to switch the channels to songs like “Our God is awesome, He can move mountains, keep us in the valley, hide us from the rain”.

When we find ourselves going into overdrive about a crisis at hand… then it’s guaranteed that we will walk out feeling dejected and lonely.

The movies keep on coming… and the Word of God becomes unappealing and unrealistic.

Exactly how the devil wants us to feel about God and His Word.

I don’t know how I would have survived the numerous attacks if I didn’t know how to trust God.

To anyone who trusts and depends on God…He gives them peace.

When I begin to overthink and tempted to doubt God – I speak very firmly to myself and bring my mind back on the Word of God.

I walk out of doubts and fears by singing and holding my head up.

Isn’t it time to tell that problem that we have a BIG GOD who said….it’s going to be alright.

I’ve never known one person who decided to take God at His Word and regretted it.

Don’t Go Tripping!

The word ‘tripping’ means to catch one’s foot on something and stumble or fall. To stagger, slip, slide, or lose balance.

We can trip over a step, a rug, a pet, cords, an uneven sidewalk, and the list can go on and on….but for some of us we can find ourselves tripping over people who have been placed strategically around us.

I have found myself tripping by either overreacting or having a meltdown when I am either exhausted or in a toxic environment.

Okay! Exhaustion – I can handle this by making time to relax and catch up on some much needed rest. Check 👍

But what can be done when you are in a toxic environment? 🤔

Toxic environment is where there is significant drama and fights creating a negative impact on our lives. The kind of situations where we lose hope, becoming the very person we taught we would never become.

I guess that’s when you say – it’s time to move on and stop tripping. 🙌

I hate seeing myself turning slowly into a complete stranger because of tripping over people.

A relationship that tears you down, or makes you question your values… goes against a healthy balance – and should be labeled ‘toxic‘.

Those in our inner circle should empower and fight for us as we do the same for them. It absolutely doesn’t matter how long you have known each other….be aware when the atmosphere turns toxic.

Two persons who are not equally matched together will always create unwanted drama. If my values are different from your values then this will lead to the both parties becoming toxic.

When our joy tank reads empty – know that there’s trouble. Pull aside and do a random check on the last persons you interacted with. Get to the nearest refreshing stand and fill up.

It’s great to know our strengths and weaknesses. There’s no need to pretend if the relationship is healthy. A healthy relationship covers and protects each other.

Forgiveness gets us past our hurts and disappointments. Refusing to forgive is like carrying a bag of garbage full of hurts. When the relationship is healthy…both parties travel.

Thank Goodness It’s FRIDAY!!

Friday is the day we look forward to unwind from all the tension and stress that Monday to Thursday surprised us with. It’s time to exhale.

I love Fridays because I get to unplug from an overflow of thoughts for my blogs…it’s the time I get to relax and put my pen down.

I hope you too carve out some time to have a good laugh. Life is better when we are laughing.

Thanks for sharing your week with me. I enjoyed writing and I’m excited that I get to share it with you.

Stay safe! Stay strong! Stay healthy!

See you on Monday!

Blessings today and always.

Signed,

Amazing Grace