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Beautiful Things

I’m sure we can all agree that a sunset is one of the most beautiful things in the world.  I would say sunrise too, but a lot of people don’t tend to see those.  I didn’t realize this until a few weeks ago when someone mentioned that.  I never thought about it, but I admit, I’ve seen more sets than rises.  Either way, BEAUTIFUL.  Am I right?

Other things … flowers blooming, a river flowing, birds soaring, a sweet little baby face smiling big …  Yes?

There are so many beautiful things in this life. I know we all have our list.

I’ve seen some things that made me tilt my head and just say, “Awwww… that is beautiful.”  Maybe you haven’t thought of these things or maybe you wouldn’t see them as beautiful.  Just let me share.  You can agree or disagree.  Either way, these are BEAUTIFUL THINGS to me.

  • A person, no matter their talent, singing to the top of their lungs praising my God!
  • A man or woman raising their arms in part of the song where it compels them.
  • People with eyes closed listening to music that makes them instantly worship.
  • Heads bowed in prayer at the invitation time given by the preacher.
  • Faces lifted to be connected to the one they know created them.
  • People holding hands to connect with each other in prayer.
  • Fellowship.  Friendship.  Love.

I hope you are blessed to see such things as beautiful.

We need to remember that are beautiful things in this world that sometimes we take for granted.  There are so many ugly things in this world that don’t need to keep our attention.  I challenge you to look to the good…look to the beauty.

 

 

 

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10,000 steps

It’s time to step it up!

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Where would 10,000 steps take you?

10,000 steps is my daily step goal.

That seems like a big number, but it’s only around 5 miles. I have short little legs so it’s prob closer to 4 than it is 5. Either way, that 10,000 number seems big until you convert it. I mean, look at all those zeros!

Even so, where can we go in four miles. Four miles is nothing to really scoff at for a short legged walker like me. For a walker of any type I would think it’s not a bad trek. For a runner I guess it is not real far. For a driver, it’s nothing, especially if you live in a big city and commute many times that number to work.

So back to my question… Where can 10,000 steps take you?

At work, It takes me to the office and back about 100…

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The Voice of Victory

This is the voice we should be listening to: the voice of VICTORY! Not the voice of doom and gloom. That voice in our head we listen to way too much needs to sit down and shut it up. We need to focus on the right voice.

We need to look at what God says … ((not to what we make up in our head or to the voices of this world))

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.   ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! -Jesus   ‭‭John‬ ‭5:39‬ ‭NLT‬‬

{READ the BIBLE}

The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.  ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭33:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

{WOW!} that is OUR God!

What does the Bible say so that we know we may be victorious??? Where do we begin!?!

But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!              ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭54:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.  ‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:31‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”  ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans‬ ‭8:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.  ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:37‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.”  ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭118:14‬ ‭NLT‬

There’s still so many more verses that could be listen. SO MANY! Seek … find!

Listen to the voice of victory!

Take advantage of this special weekend of

VICTORY and start listening to that voice.

Gods voice, Jesus’s sacrifice, our true hope!

We need this!

A friend of mine sent this to me today and it goes right along with my blog from yesterday.

ENJOY!

What do we need?

What do we need?
We NEED oxygen, we NEED water, we NEED food.

It’s hard to discern from things we need and want at times.  Do we need another doughnut? HA…nope!  (if you have read my previous doughnut comments, you’ll know I don’t want the FIRST one.  Ew.)

Do we NEED another pair of shoes, a purse that costs way too much or, let me switch this to a man voice… another gun, another deer lease or another tool of some kind.  I know, I know, I’m meddling.  I’m getting in your business.

Seriously though, I type these blogs most all of the time as a “note to self.”  I know I need to hear (and type) this blog.  I am reminding myself.

I’ve been praying for some items I want.  I want, don’t need.  I would like to have these things, because they would make my life some better, maybe a bit more comfortable.  I promise I’m not asking for a sack full of a hundred dollar  bills, but I might as well be.  I’m asking for some big stuff.  I’m not doing it arrogantly.  I’m not doing it in a spoiled-brat kind of way.  I know that God is not some Santa Claus or a short order cook.  He is the almighty God. So, I’ve adjusted my prayers to ask God to get me more into His light.  I want to be closer to Him.  Oh yes, I want that new car, but I’d rather drive a beat up 1972 Ford Pinto and have Jesus than the nicest vehicle ever and not have Him!  And I don’t really need a new car… I NEED JESUS!

1972-Pinto-6

(ok, this Pinto is pretty sweet…haha!)

This reminds me of this verse:

For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.  -Matthew 16:25

Please, Lord, help me to ask for the things I truly need and not the things I just want.  I want to be closer to you. I want to be blessed by You with the things YOU know are good for me.  Those blessings are above everything else, because you are above all.

Another verse to remember:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

-Isaiah 55: 8-9

What do we need?
JESUS is what we need.

 

Sharing a blog.

Here’s a Thursday Re-blog. Benefits of a POSITIVE attitude! I first posted this in 2015. Enjoy!

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I know that at times I may get on others nerves with my positive attitude.  Sorry, not sorry.  I love being positive!  Just thought I’d share this blog with you which talks about the benefits of being positive. It really is a good thing.  Being positive can change so much.  Looking at things in a positive light makes life better.

Maybe you don’t like blogs (you are reading one now! haha!), but this is a short, easy and good read.  Please give it a look and make today AWESOME!  When we have positive attitudes, we automatically share those with others…and in my case, it’s especially true for our STUDENTS.  They neeeeeeeeeeeeed it.

I promise you.  I may be the “dumb” art teacher, but I do know some stuff.  (reminds me of Forest Gump: I MAY NOT BE A SMART MAN…)

Hope your Thursday is super duper!

LOVE TO ALL!

-Rita

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Life is…

Life is not winning the game.

Life is trying your best.

Life is not being skinny.

Life is working on being healthy.

Life is not about money.

Life is taking care of your business.

Life is not doing what you can to get ahead.

Life is about moving forward with every step.

Life is not all about you.

Life is all about Him.

“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”

‭‭John‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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