Friday, August 28, 2015

Better is Better than Bitter!

Here is a life lesson that even I needed.....  And it ended with me coming up with this profound saying (lol!) "It is Better to Be Better than Bitter".

One evening, not to long ago, my kids and I were on our way to Dairy Queen.... On a very busy street, we got behind a really s...l...o...w driver.  When I put my blinker on to switch lanes and go around them, the pickup behind me sped up quickly, got beside me, and proceeded to stay right beside me, so that I couldn't move my position on the road.   It was very obvious that the driver was doing this on purpose! 

At first I was infuriated!!  But as we continued on down the road, another spot opened up for me to pass..... I was then in front of that pickup, and we both proceeded to turn into the Dairy Queen Drive through.  Him behind me.

As I sat in the long line at the drive through, with my kids in the vehicle, I couldn't shake the urge to look in the rearview mirror; and every time that I did, I felt this sadness for that man.  Something inside was telling me that he has had a very bad day!

So, I began telling my kids what had happened, and how this vehicle behind us had been "difficult" when we were on the road, and that he was trying to infuriate me.   Then I continued with "And now, he is behind us in line....and I think that he has had a very bad day.....(pause)......And that is why we are going to pay for whatever he ordered, when we get up to the window."  My kids said, "WHAT?  He casued you trouble while driving, and now you are going to buy him something??"  To which I replied, "Yes, I am going to be the better person.  It is better to be better than bitter!"  The kids were satisfied with that answer.

I, however, didn't stop thinking about that encounter all evening.  The way that my heart and mind were told that man had had a very tough day, and the way that the rationalizing of this situation poured from my mouth to my kids, was certainly God sent!

Later that evening, I heard my boys telling some friends about what had happened earlier at Dairy Queen, and they were proud of me.   They certainly RECEIVED the lesson that bitterness gets us nowhere, but love and kindness certainly does!

That is when I realized that I needed to be reminded of that life lesson, just as much as they needed an example of it!  There is no sense to bitterness.  There is nothing good that can come from it!  But forgiveness, love, and kindness changes your own day and someone else's, for the better!

So, the next time that someone "rubs you the wrong way", whether it be on purpose or by accident, try to be "Better rather than Bitter"!

Thank God for this reminder, and for the prompt that day to make someone else's day better!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Day 6 - wrap-up of Friendship week

As I sit here and try to "wrap-up" this week, I wonder...  "What more can I write about Women's friendships?"  Every post this week has been such a blessing to me and gave so much perspective!

 Reading Tara's post (Day 3) again, I feel so thankful for the Christian friendhips that I have made throughout life!  I have met some amazing women through church, starting with my 2 best friends all through growing up, that stuck by me through elementary, we were confirmed together, graduated together, and stayed friends through college and marriages.  There are several women today also, from my church, that have such a positive influence on my life, with everything from parenting to marriage to praying for each other.  Those friendships are cherished!

And then, on Day 4, Mandy's message hit home with me very well!  The reminder to forgive and love friends no matter what, because the reconcilliation of a good friendship, will only make a GREAT friendship!!  I myself needed to hear that.... I needed a prompt to contact a friend that I miss very much, and reconcile our friendship.  You see, she is a Christian friend that has upheld me and stood by me through alot, as I have her; and I truly believe that God placed her and I in each others lives, years ago, to be there for each other through the challenges of this crazy life!

I pray that all of you find yourself in the company of friends who will pour out their one vessel for you, who truly love you, and who help you stay positive and stay faithful to God!

Also, remember that the ultimate friend is God, because He is the only one who can fulfill all our needs, and love us to an extent that no other can!

Thank you for joining me throughout this "Friendship Week" on my Blog!  It would be greatly appreciated if you could leave a comment on this post about what you thought of the week, what touched you, future suggestions, or just whatever you are moved to write!  Thank you!  God's blessings to you all!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Day 5 - "Covenant Friendship"

Thank you for joining us for Day 5 of "Friendship Week" here @!

 Today we have the 4th, and final, Guest Blogger!  Leeanne Burda from, wrote this original Blog post just for us! 

Covenant Friendship

“Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as himself”
(1 Samuel 18:3)

I love reading 1 Samuel 18:3 out of the English Standard Version of the Bible. It states that Jonathan loved David as if it was his own soul. A recurring principle in scripture is that we are meant to run this race of life with others. We cannot live alone. We were created for fellowship and accountability, and our lives being intertwined with others.  

Jonathan and David’s friendship went beyond special. The fact that scripture says Jonathan made a covenant with David shows the gravity of the promise he made. Jonathan, whose own father, King Saul, was trying to kill David, would honor their friendship even if it meant Jonathan lost his life. Scripture says that their souls were knit together. 

One of our greatest influences will be the friends in our life.  I’m sure David would have rather had one Jonathan than twenty partially devoted friends.  

Pray today that the Lord will surround you with friendship, covenant love, and wise influence.

As I examine my own life I realize that friendship is also something I have to make a priority. I have to be available and commit my time to loving others. I have to be a great listener, encourager, servant, and cheerleader. Friendship is so very sweet when two people sharpen one another with God’s word, but also in rejoicing and weeping, depending on the season of life God has placed them in.

Do you have a friend or friends who hold you accountable and know you intimately?

Thank you, Jesus, for the example of Jonathan and David. I pray, Lord, that I would model their integrity in friendship today and pass those characteristics on to my children. I pray now for the friends you will bring into their lives. May their friendship strengthen their walk with you.  Amen.

Leeanne Burda
Blogger, Praying Through Life
Twitter: @prayingthrulife

Thank you LeeAnne!!  This post is a great reminder of how important friends are! Loyal, faithful, understanding girlfriends are priceless! 

May you all be blessed with multiple friendships that feed your soul, lift your heart, and make you smile!!

Tomorrow I will write a "wrap up" of all the sub-topics this week, and ask for some feedback..... So, join me to review the high points and celebrate a week of wonderful Guest Bloggers!!

**REMEMBER, there will be a GIVEAWAY on Saturday!  Anytime throughout this week (Monday-Friday) you can sign up for my GIVEAWAY of TWO custom magnets, made for the Ministry of FromMyLifeToYourHeart Public Speaking, ONE FOR YOU and ONE FOR A FRIEND!!! All you have to do to register to win, is (1) subscribe to follow my Blog (, and (2) post anywhere on Social media, using the hashtag #friendshipweek. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Day 4 - "Friendship: Beauty for Ashes (Part II)"

Today's Guest Blogger is Mandy Lawrence Hill 
Mandy is blessing us with her words, here on this Day 4 of "Friendship Week" at FromMyLifeToYourHeart!

A friend is always loyal, and a {sister} is born to help in time of need. (Proverbs 17:17)

Many of you read my last post and probably thought back to a time or times when you have been burned by friendship in the past. Perhaps a friend betrayed your trust, broke a confidence, perhaps a friend offended you, said something hurtful. One of the main reasons that people are without a good friend is because they have been burned in the past and lack the desire to trust again. 
The word of God speaks of times such as these:
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
He didn’t say we might have trouble….He said we will.
We will have trouble.
But the incredible thing to remember is the truth that comes next in this verse. “But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Our God is victorious!!! He knows what we need and helps us grow to be more like him through times of trouble.

As I mentioned in my previous post; we need to be a friend to have a friend. “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. 

Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get. (Matthew 7:12)
You see friends, it isn’t our job to worry or condemn those who have hurt us. We must move past the hurt; forgive them even if they don’t ask and The Lord will fill the places where hurt feelings once lived with sweet peace. We must pick up the ashes and let the beauty grow. We need to pray for them and above all else we must love. Love at ALL times. Even when it hurts.
If we cut someone out of our life at the first sign of conflict or adversary we will miss out on the beauty of reconciliation. The best friendships are those that have come up against the storm, they’ve bent and swayed with the wind, but they have stayed rooted in the ground.
Are you holding back on being a friend because you’ve “been burned in the past?!

Heavenly Father, I thank you for my sisters. I pray right now for those that are carrying around past hurts, heal the area of their hearts that are so desperate for peace. I ask that you will give them the strength to exchange beauty for their ashes and move on to the incredible things that you have in store. We know God, that unresolved hurts hold us back from fully experiencing you and so we give them all to you; a wonderful God who has already fought the battle and has won. You are victorious and we trust you and your ways. Thank you God. We love you so much! Amen.

(The above post was originally posted on July 16, 2013 at

Thank you Mandy, for this wonderful post!  We all need to be reminded from time to time that good girlfriends are worth their weight in gold! It is amazing to hear Jesus say that we "WILL have troubles", and to be reminded that we will overcome them through Him!  I have had some troubled occasions with girlfriends in the past, and even as I read your post, know of a relationship that needs mending right now!  Thank you Mandy for sharing your perspective, and reminding us all that hardships in relationships, only make them stronger, and each person involved stronger as well! 

May you all be moved to give thanks for all friends, past and present; and grow the current friendships on Love and Understanding! 

**REMEMBER, there will be a GIVEAWAY on Saturday!  Anytime throughout this week (Monday-Friday) you can sign up for my GIVEAWAY of TWO custom magnets, made for the Ministry of FromMyLifeToYourHeart Public Speaking, ONE FOR YOU and ONE FOR A FRIEND!!! All you have to do to register to win, is (1) subscribe to follow my Blog (, and (2) post anywhere on Social media, using the hashtag #friendshipweek. 

Blessed Friendship week (self-proclaimed) to you all! :) 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Day 3 - Guest Blog "Friendship-Story of My Heart"

Thanks for joining me for Day 3 of "Friendship Week"!
I feel confident that you will be very blessed by this post from Guest Blogger, Tara Blake @


In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”
CS Lewis  
I am not good at making friends – never have been.  And I don’t have a lot of friends.
But, before anyone starts to feel sorry for me 😉 I am totally okay with that!
I am SUCH an introvert and I function perfectly well in public and speaking in front of people is no problem for me, but sometimes I find small talk to be absolutely exhausting!  😉
I NEED quiet time and I don’t get much of it these days, surrounded by high school-ers all day and little boys at night.
I can count on one hand my really close friends, and two of those are my sisters.  😉
So, for me, making a new friend, especially as an adult, is a HUGE deal.
I now count Melissa as one of those friends on one hand.  My first new friend in over 20 years.  And one of only 3 friends who isn’t related to me.  😉
So I know that the friendship that I have found with Melissa is from God. From the day I gave my heart to Christ, God was at work developing and strengthening the bonds between the two of us.
The day I gave my heart to Christ was a Wednesday.  I hadn’t been to church in close to 20 years. My sister had been attending church for a little over a year and that evening I went with her.  Melissa was leading a women’s Bible study and I don’t remember much other than at the end of the evening Melissa asked each of us to write down things in our life that we wanted her to pray over.  As leader, she was going to take these anonymous slips of paper and pray over each of our requests.  That evening I remember that I wrote down two things:
1 – that I would continue to grow as a Christian and grow closer to Christ
2 – and I asked for prayer over my marriage 
From the moment I met Melissa she began praying for me.  Since then we have prayed for one another many, many times.  It is hard for the two of us to get together without husbands, kids, and animals, but when we have had the opportunity to meet we have important, heart-felt, Christ centered conversations.
And Melissa offers good advice.  It would be easy for the two of to get together and gripe and complain about our husbands, our kids, our lives, but she always offers an alternative to just complaining. She always brings the focus back to Christ and what He can do.
 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Proverbs 27:17
I believe that one of the clearest ways we can feel and know God’s love is through the people He places in our lives.
He works through us to love and support one another.
If you have a God given friend, and I hope you do, maybe take a moment today to thank God for her and the ways in which He loves you through her.
And tell her – how much she means to you and how thankful you are to have her in your life.
Allow God to use you to share His love.
(This Blog post was originally published on May 26, 2015, at

Wonderfully done Tara! I am so happy to feature these wonderful ladies' Blogs this week! 

My favorite line in the above post is "He works through us to love and support one another"!   What a wonderful way to look at God given friendships!  To think that God has strategically placed our births, and every encounter since, to put us in the midst of the people that we need, and the people that need us, is a shear marvel!

Please pray with me: 
Good and Gracious God,  
Thank you so much, for Your plans for our lives! As our eyes are opened about how You have placed wonderful people in our paths, to help us, and to need us both; we feel so very blessed by each and every person You place in our lives!   Thank you for Your plan! 

**REMEMBER, there will be a GIVEAWAY on Saturday!  Anytime throughout this week (Monday-Friday) you can sign up for my GIVEAWAY of TWO custom magnets, made for the Ministry of FromMyLifeToYourHeart Public Speaking, ONE FOR YOU and ONE FOR A FRIEND!!! All you have to do to register to win, is (1) subscribe to follow my Blog (, and (2) post anywhere on Social media, using the hashtag #friendshipweek. 

Blessed Friendship week (self-proclaimed) to you all! :) 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Day 2 - Guest Blog "Nothing Except a Jar and Borrowed Vessels"

Day 2 of "Friendship Week" is sure to please with this post from Guest Blogger, Stephanie Adams @

Nothing Except a Jar and Borrowed Vessels

Nothing Except a Jar and Borrowed VesselsYears ago, when I was a mother of two small kids, lucky if I found enough time to brush my teeth and wash my face, it seemed like every woman I knew was busy having coffee dates, attending Bible study, and enjoying hobbies.
Oh how badly I wanted to be able to do those things that other women were doing. I wanted to be included in their overnight trips, prayer times and coffee dates. As much as I needed friendship and time away from my duties at home, I needed Jesus even more.
When I first met D. she had two small girls and I was a new mom. Our husbands were both military and were gone 4-5 days a week. She and I would spend days together at her house (because it was easier to care for the older girls in their own environment) and we would spend hours and hours studying the Bible and praying.
Truthfully, she taught me everything I knew at the time about studying and prayer. Mostly that you can pray with your eyes open while cooking, cleaning, changing diapers and feeding toddlers.
As her girls got older and began attending school, D. began spending time outside the home. And now with another baby myself, I was jealous.
I’ll never forget her words after I told her how envious I was she had a lunch date with her husband, she said, “Your day will come. It will happen. When your kids are in school and you have more time during the day, you can do those things, too”.
She was right. That day did come. And it came too soon. The kids grew too fast and now before the end of this year hubby and I will be empty-nesters.
But before this season there was that season; where the kids needed constant mothering and the housework was never done. (Ok, the housework still isn’t done. And, truth is, it won’t ever be done)
But more than kids and housework, there was a deep need. I needed God to provide for me the ability to find peace of mind in the midst of the chaos of motherhood.
In 2 Kings 4:1-7, the widow woman needed a miracle, too. And she knew she had no way to provide what she needed to continue to be a good mother for her sons.
Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” And Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.” Then he said, “Go outside, borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few. Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels.
When she asked Elisha for help he asked her what she possessed. Her reply? “Nothing except a jar of oil”. Elisha instructed her to gather borrowed vessels from her neighbors and go home and begin to pour out and God would provide.
Nothing except a jar and borrowed vesselsBorrowed Vessel
The widow didn’t see value in what she had, but God wanted to use the one thing she possessed and combine it with borrowed vessels from her neighbors to bring the provision she needed.
The lesson I learned all those years ago is the same lesson the widow learned: We need each other.
We may not feel we have anything significant to offer someone, but God can take what one thing we have, combine it with the one thing the other person has and bless us with a miracle. We just have to be willing to share.
When you see that other mama struggling to keep two kids inside a grocery cart and prevent a fight from breaking out, all while chasing down sales so she doesn’t go over her budget, encourage her. Offer your words of understanding and support. You may be the blessing God has for her today.
When you see that young girl looking at herself with a critical eye in the dressing room mirror, complement her. You could be the vessel she needs to hear God’s voice that finally erases all the negative talk she’s replayed in her head.
Even if your own children are grown and out of the house, spend some time with a young mother. Help her clean her house, fold the laundry, rock the baby, cook a meal, or better yet let her borrow some of your free time so she can pursue God.
D. and I learned to combine our time, share our home & food, help with housework, and be willing to mother each other’s children while the other continued in prayer.
We formed a friendship that wasn’t perfect and weathered some storms, but God used it through many different seasons of motherhood and marriage.
As I type, I just hung up the phone from encouraging D. the day before her first daughter’s wedding. God is still pouring out through these two borrowed vessels.
Lord, help us to be willing to share the little we have with other women so we can combine our faith and receive blessings from You.  Thank you that You continue to use our friendships through many seasons of our lives.  Help us to see other mothers in need and reach out to them with encouragement. 
  • What is the one thing you can give to a friend in need?
  • What is the one thing you need?
  • How has God used your friendships to pour out blessings throughout your life?
  • Is there a young mother that you can reach out to and give her some much needed play and prayer time?
(to view the above post, on it's original, publishing site, click HERE:

Wow! Stephanie sure wrote truth there!  Us mothers/women, NEED each other!  We need to remember that we all have something different to contribute, and if we share our God given talents, and work together, we will be much more successful as a whole!

I remember the days when my boys were very little, and there were a few mamas that helped me through it!   Thank God for the Blessing of them!!

May you feel moved to use your strengths to help another today!

**Lastly, but certainly not least important....there will be a GIVEAWAY on Saturday!  Anytime throughout this week (Monday-Friday) you can sign up for my GIVEAWAY of TWO custom magnets, made for the Ministry of FromMyLifeToYourHeart Public Speaking, ONE FOR YOU and ONE FOR A FRIEND!!! All you have to do to register to win, is (1) subscribe to follow my Blog (, and (2) post anywhere on Social media, using the hashtag #friendshipweek. 

Blessed Friendship week (self-proclaimed) to you all! :) 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Day1 of "Friendship" Week

Today marks the 1 Year Anniversary of this Blog!! 

To celebrate, I have decided to do a special, FOCUS week, and the topic is..... FRIENDSHIP! 

I have 4 WONDERFUL POSTS from Guest Blogger's sites!  The week will end with a GIVEAWAY!  And inspiring graphics will be posting all over social media each day this week! 

Throughout the week, Guest Bloggers and I will touch on many topics, to include: 

  • The unmistakable importance of Christian friends

  • Getting hurt in friendships

  • Loneliness and lack of friendships

  • Wonder Women! in our lives

  • Seasons of friendships; and more!

  • Just a few scriptures that will be discussed throughout the week: 

    "As Iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend." 
    Proverbs 27:17

    "A Friend is always loyal, and is born to help in time of need" Proverbs 17:17

    To me, friendship, true friendship is a gift that surpasses many others!  The comfort of knowing that you have a dear friend to rely on when you need her, to open up to, to share the burdens of life with, to pray with, to laugh with, to trust, and so much more; is unmatched by other relationships!  Girlfriends are the spark that keeps us going and the voice of reason, at times.  Girlfriends are pray warriors and tear catchers.  They are loving and beautiful gifts from God! 

    This week, as we look into different aspects of friendships, and think about our beloved friends of the past and present, be sure to pray for them, and drop them a note, letting them know just how much you appreciate and love them! 

    **Lastly, but certainly not least important....there will be a GIVEAWAY on Saturday!  Anytime throughout this week (Monday-Friday) you can sign up for my GIVEAWAY of TWO custom magnets, made for the Ministry of FromMyLifeToYourHeart Public Speaking, ONE FOR YOU and ONE FOR A FRIEND!!! All you have to do to register to win, is (1) subscribe to follow this Blog, at, and (2) post anywhere on Social media, using the tag #friendshipweek. 

    Blessed Friendship week (self-proclaimed) to you all! :) 

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    Your Body is a Temple

    I have to admit, that I have been in a long "phase" of neglecting my body!  It has been 8 yrs. since I had my youngest child, and during that pregnancy, was the last time that I took great care of myself. 

    Now, I certainly don't promote self-neglect; but, I do feel like there are probably a lot of other mothers (and others) out there that fall into the 'routine' of taking care of everyone, to the best of their abilities, but not themselves.

    I have continued to find every excuse possible, to put myself last; behind everything involved in the HUSTLE of life and motherhood.  Yes, there have been times that I have had 3 very healthy months, working on me, here and there.....but, it has not become a habit or ritual for a very long time...

    Well, this neglect of my physical self was really brought to the surface, in April, when I ended up in the ER.  The pain was unbearable.   I will spare you the details, but I can say, it was very bad! 

    After much testing, and worry about more major possibilities, I was told that I have a herniated disk in my lower back, and that was causing the pain, and major slow-down to my routine.....   That same "routine" that I had fell into, taking care of everyone else, was now interrupted by my inability to move or walk.  Now, because of my neglect of myself and my ignoring of the symptoms, for way to long, I was all of a sudden, unable to carry out the daily tasks to take care of my loved ones. 

    When I was told that the best option for me was physical therapy, and multiple other natural avenues of treatment, I'll admit, I was reluctant to put in the TIME needed to do these things....

    Seriously?  What was I thinking?  If I did not take the TIME to care for myself and get better, I wouldn't be able to do any of my motherly duties either!

    So, I prayed through the pain and the many, many doctor appointments, and continued on, what felt like a long, road to being myself once again....

    But, somewhere during the process of getting back to 'myself', I realized that I wanted to be BETTER than the way I was before.  I wanted to take better care of myself, and optimize my years and the life in my years!   

    About this same time, I began working very hard to build my public speaking ministry, and it only made sense for me to turn to the Bible and prayer for answers regarding my physical well-being too.

    So, I came across this Scripture:

    No.....I did not know that I was God's temple......   I had only thought of myself as a mother, wife, employee, etc....

    Once I made the choice to see my body as a temple to carry out God's will, I also made the choice to take the very best care of it possible. Because, in reality, I can only carry out the ministry given to me, i.e. motherhood, my day job, my worship band participation, being a wife, being a daughter, speaking about my faith, etc...if my physical "temple" could support me in all of those busy, busy avenues of this life!

    Looking back, I cannot believe that it took me SO LONG into life to realize the IMPORTANCE of caring for the 'temple' that God gave to me, to carry out my ministries from; but thankfully, now, I am fully aware and agreeable to the fact that my body is a Holy temple for God to work through; for ministry to others, especially my loved ones; and that it is my DUTY to take care of and preserve that temple!

    I have shared my heart in this message, hoping that it can help you too realize the importance of self care!   May your eyes be opened to the importance of taking care of the 'temple' which God has given you!    Click to Tweet

    Many Blessings to you all!

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015


    Some of the many meanings in the Dictionary for the word Trust are:
    (n) reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, of a person or thing; 
    (v) to have trust or confidence in; rely or depend on.

    Yep!  That sounds exactly like the type of "trust" that we are to have in God! But, let's be honest, it is sometimes difficult to maintain that level of trust in someone.    With the ever-changing life that we all lead, in his drearily changing World, it is often difficult to feel comfortable trusting anything! 

    Truth be told, I have had the above graphic as a slide in one of my Christian presentations for 2 years now......But, it wasn't until the last few weeks, that I figured out that I related the wisdom of the above saying, to only 2 major life events of my own.  Until very recently, I had not yet figured out for myself, that God has a different, and specific plan for every detail of our lives! Everything.....from the job that we work at a given time, to the people that we spend time with, to the opportunities that are put before us, and every moment in between; is strategically placed by God. 

    As I was recently listening to a Christian speaker, I heard her saying over and over, that 'God wouldn't listen to her "suggestions" for her life, but HIS ideas, always seemed to work out better than her's anyway!'

    I also read something on Facebook yesterday, to the effect of....'God might do the complete opposite of what you pray for, but you will soon find out that He has it all under control!'

    So, as I look back on the last few days, and then the last few months, and years; I cannot help but notice all of the wonderfully amazing things that came our of God doing/allowing the opposite of what I had prayed for! 

    How amazing are his works! 

    Psalm 40:5
    Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

    Today, may you have the wisdom to trust God's plan fully, and feel comfort in His Divine direction for each moment of our lives!