May 27/20 – Your companions are like buttons on an elevator. They will either take you up or they will take you down.

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You are probably well aware of who lifts you up and who pulls you down. Be an uplifter.

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.                                                                                                                Proverbs 13:20

Peace to you.

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Image: A swan takes a drink out of Victoria Lake in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

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May 20/20 – Just for today let me use success as material for thankfulness.

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So Daniel enjoyed success in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.                                                                                                                                            Daniel 6:28

Daniel was set up but remained steadfast in his convictions. He was thrown into the lion’s den but God’s sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths. God wants us to flourish regardless of our situation. Daniel did this by honouring God above all else. We are called to do the same.

Peace to you.

B

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May 13/20 – He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.

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For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.                                                                                                                                           Matthew 6:14

Peace to you.

B

Image: the skylines of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan at sunset behind the Ambassador Bridge.

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May 6/20 – Blessing: the act or words of one that blesses. Happy Mother’s Day.

blessingFor me this says it all. I think of all the teachings and blessings my Mom bestowed on me, right up till she went to her heavenly home. Thanks Mom.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you ladies that strive to share and give others favour and protection. You are valued.

Peace to you.

B

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Apr.29/20 – Luck: a loser’s excuse for a winner’s position.

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The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.                                                                                                          Proverbs 13:4

Life isn’t a game of poker. When we put in a good sincere effort it will pay off. Sometimes we work hard and if doesn’t end up as fruitful as what we would have liked. Maybe what we were doing wasn’t what the Lord had planned for us. For me it’s always hindsight that is 50:50. I have to remember to give it up in prayer first.

Peace to you.

Image: the Hennepin Bridge at night in Minneapolis.

 

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Apr.22/20 – Put others before yourself, and you can become a leader among men.

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But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.                                                                                                                                                            Matthew 20:26,27

With all the sickness and devastation we are witness to in this world, we have seen many leaders. Indeed more now than ever with this COVID-19 virus. It is refreshing seeing neighbours helping neighbours. How people are being resourceful and innovative using their God given talents is uplifting, Keep it up.

Peace to you.

B

Image: the skylines of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota at sunset.

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Apr.15/20 – Don’t be afraid of pressure. Remember that pressure is what turns a lump of coal into a diamond.

22384366_1655845087813045_1068595773547476880_o copyKnowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.            James 1:3,4.

I know that having children and babysitting a few grand children can and will try a person’s patience. Going back, it’s all fun and games till someone gets hurt. Isn’t that the truth? I feel the pressure to be calm and loving and I want to be calm and loving, but I have to work at it. With a prayer and the Lord’s help I can.

Peace to you.

Image: Kitchener City Hall in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

 

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