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How To Be Like An Ever Flowing Spring

Hello,

Time for some Weekend Wisdom.

Here are a couple verses from Isaiah 58 that resonated with me as I was reading a devotion from Ann Voskamp’s one thousand gifts devotional.

Feed the hungry,

and help those in trouble.

Then  your light will shine out from the darkness,

and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.

The Lord will guide you continually,

giving you water when you are dry

and restoring your strength.

You will be like a well-watered garden,

like an ever-flowing spring.

Isaiah 58:10 – 11 (NLT)

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you in the next week or two with a post about what I see as my perfect day.

Also check out the Northeast Ohio Authors page that went live today. It is a listing of books I’ve read and recommend written by some wonderful and amazing local authors.

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Weekend Wisdom: Missing The Boat

One of the best writers and encouragers in the world is author Ann Voskamp (One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to LIve Fully Right Where you Are.) I get her daily emails and this one REALLY spoke to me on Wednesday as I struggled with my lot in life (a child of God who is a widow in career transition recuperating from being rear ended).

May these words minister to you as they did me, whether you are struggling with grief, career transition, or any other nasty life event. I encourage you to click anywhere on these words and read the whole article. It will lift your spirits.

He sees you, hidden in Him, and you aren’t ever forgotten because God can’t forget those right in Him. You’ve never missed the boat when you’re holding onto the Cross.

So really — you’ve got to believe it for your 16 year-old-self and 56 year-old-self and for yourself right now: really, it’s all working out okay.

Remember, you will emerge from your dark situations and you will be alright because you are a child of God.

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Black Friday: Michele’s Day Of Hibernation

Black Friday – a day in which I only leave the house to put out the trash.

I refuse to share the road with sleep deprived people who are driving under the influence of tryptophan. It is a time to stay safe by staying home and snuggling with Rommie while reading a good book such as One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.

Earlier this week I bought kidney beans and tomato sauce to make chili. However, I forgot to defrost the hamburger and I am still stuffed from yesterday. Making chili does no longer seems like a good idea, even though it is freezing cold outside and the ground is covered with 2 inches of fresh snow.

My friend Renee sent home a baggie of white meat and I have left over Kraft Mac and Cheese in the fridge so I have all I need for dinner.

Today I will also study for my Business and Marketing Writing course I’ve been taking online since late October. Must always keep learning.

The holiday decorating I started on Wednesday will be finished today.There will be posts about what I’ve done. I did not plan on doing much decorating but then Elvis serenaded me.

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are still counting your blessings – I am.

Stay safe and warm.

Elvis and I will see you Monday for a holiday decorating post.