Wednesday, March 3, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  During the sermon on the mount (Matthew 5:43-48), Jesus turns life as they knew it upside down when He tells them/us hating our enemy (you know who He’s talking about) is no longer an option.  Hating our enemy is the easy way out, Right?  It also typically carries with it little to no growth for the purpose of sharing and growing the goodness He is.  Instead, Jesus is telling and encouraging us to love our enemy.  Again, you know who He’s talking about in your life.  We’ve all been there.  Forgiveness is not easy.  It’s not enjoyable.  With a right Spirit, forgiveness is sobering and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight.  Forgiveness is a marathon.  Slow, steady, consistent, that’s what draws us to forgiveness.  Forgiveness is not forgetfulness.  You need to know the difference or you will never reach the point of forgiveness. 

This time of Lent, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.  40 days, not 4 minutes.  It takes time and a whole lot of God within you to workout the hate, which will slow and steady move it’s way into love.  No, it probably won’t turn into a friendship kind of love and I would take a guess it more than likely will never be a romantic kind of love.  That’s okay.  The love that you’re really going for here is Agape.  That undeniable, unconditional, 24/7, 365, God’s got this kind of love that’s beyond explanation and freeing beyond belief.  Let that fire that’s burning within you be the fire of the Spirit, not an eternal flame that burns you up from the inside out.  The Spirit, your Trail Guide, He’s with you on this.  Keep pace with Him.  Slow and steady the flames within find a new Wind to fuel them until the moment you will never walk in fear, anger, and hate again.  Bless others and be blessed. 

If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that you and He may also bless others.

#JordanSt.Cyr – Fires

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  How was your first week of Lent?  I was less than a half a day into Ash Wednesday when I let myself get the better of me and ended up doing the opposite of what Jesus specifically tells us about in Matthew 18:15-17.  Basically, He tells us if someone sins against us, we need to talk with them first.  If the issue persists, then we talk with the person again, but this time we bring a couple witnesses.  If things still don’t change, then we bring the situation to the church (community).  Well, I let the issue build in me and instead of approaching the person, I skipped a few steps and took it right to the community.  I have been beating myself up about this ever since then.  I’ve had quite a few conversations with the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirt about they way I went about things.  I’m not proud of myself at all, but God has shown me some better options for future situations and how to act as He teaches.  I’m still a work in progress, which He knows too well.  But He is willing to work with me.  Yesterday morning I read the final entry in Cara Whitney’s Unbridled Faith, which again drew me back to my actions from last Wednesday.  She wrote: “When the Bible steps on our feet by addressing a sin we are afraid to confront or give up, we are reminded of how heavy our sins can be.”  She goes on to say: “…the battle for our souls may be over, but the sting of sin will continue to harass us.”  Are you like me and allow your sins to beat you up?

Speaking of talking with the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, did you accept last week’s Lenten challenge to talk with each of Them individually on a daily basis?  Last Thursday during my lunch walk with the Holy Spirit, I received a name that I’ve been trying to figure out for a few years now.  When I speak with God, I like to address Him as I would a friend.  Father is good.  Jesus is good.  But Holy Spirit, it just never seemed to quite roll off my tongue.  It seemed formal and forced, so I tended not to address the Holy Spirit when I spoke with Him.  Before I go further, one thing I want to share with you is that God makes His presence known to me by showing Himself as a deer.  So last Thursday when I was walking in the snow, I looked across the field and saw one set of deer tracks.  He told me: “Sometimes I let you see where I’ve been and other times, I’m there without you knowing.”  My mind drifted to walking with God at our favorite place, and that’s when He told me…”Trail Guide.  You can call me Trail Guide.”  I know this probably doesn’t sound exciting to you, but it was perfect addressing the Holy Spirit as Trail Guide.  That flows very easily and after all, He is guiding me on this journey through life.  It really was no surprise to me when again yesterday morning, God gave me to read Cara Whitney’s devotional “Follow the Trail Map” from Unbridled Faith Devotions for Young Readers.  Cara wrote: God has given us the perfect trail map to get us safely through life: the Bible.  Dotting the pages of Scripture (like trail markers along the way) are God’s promises.  They encourage us to keep going and warn us away from danger.  God knows the way because He is the Way (John 14:6).”  She goes on to say: “And consider this: not only did God give us the map, He created the trails!”  There is NO ONE better than the Creator, Himself, to take our guidance from.  Grab your Bible and this week (if you aren’t already) in addition to having your one on One conversations, start blazing your trail through His living, true, and ever guiding word.  Bless others and be blessed.

If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that you and He may also bless others.

#CaraWhitney – Unbridled Faith

#CaraWhitney – Unbridled Faith Devotions for Young Readers

#Unspoken – Mistakes

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  Happy Ash Wednesday and welcome to Lent.  Which best describes your approach to Lent 2021?  Take your time, I’ll give you a moment to think about it.

  1. 40 days. 
  2. 40 days? 
  3. 40 days!

What will the next 40 days look like for you?  It’s been said that it only takes 30 days to create a habit.  So, what can Lent offer you in 2021?  That’s right!  A BRAND NEW HABIT + 10 extra days.  Evolution is moments of transformation within our sprit, soul, mind and body.  Growing our relationship with the Lord into deeper meaning and understanding.  With that being said, my challenge for you this Lent is to evolve your conversations with the Lord.   

How will this challenge work? 

  1. You decide the times, but you will need three different times each day.  Try to make them consistent.  Set an alarm if it helps.
  2. How much time?  I guess that depends on you.  To get this evolution started, let’s think realistically.  How about 10-15 minutes, three times a day?  To put that into perspective, how much time each day do you spend looking at social media or watching shows or whatever your favorite vice is?  Probably more than 10-15 minutes.  You could probably spare this much time for a worthwhile reason.  You can always add more when…well, you’ll know when the time is right.
  3. Just have a conversation.  What?  Yep, that’s it.  Just have a conversation.  I don’t want you reading a book, listening to a song, writing in a journal, doing work, cooking, looking at your phone or even praying.  Just have a conversation.
  4. So, who are you supposed to have a conversation with?  Three people.  God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  But not at the same time.  I want you to have one on One conversations with each One.  They Each have something very special to offer you. 
  5. If you like to journal, that’s great, take notes about your conversations.  But only after your conversation has finished.  I don’t want you distracted with writing and miss the conversations.  Keep engaged with your conversation.  If you don’t like to journal, I know you’ve got at least one word in you.  Write down at least one word about your conversation.  After your Lent, take a moment to read about the journey you all took and the evolution you experienced.

How will you evolve and come out on the other side of these 40 days?  Bless others and be blessed.

If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that He may also bless others.

#Madisa – These Days

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  During Mass last weekend, Father Chris’ homily enlightened me and gave me a new perspective regarding Mark 1:29-32.  “On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.  Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.  They immediately told Him about her.  He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.  Then the fever left her and she waited on them.”

In the past, when reading this passage, I always thought…”Dang, she didn’t even get to rest.”  She went right from being sick to waiting on them.  I rationalized that to being a sign of the times.  So, why would something as simple as that be important enough to be written in the Bible?  It seems like such a common place event.  If you think about it, Jesus was all about the “common place” and everyday events.  Jesus didn’t have the disciples booking Him to perform at sold out amphitheaters to crowds of crazy fans just trying to get His autograph.  No, He was more invested than that.  He invited Himself to dinner at your home, so that He could look into your eyes, listen as you spoke, and hear the depths of your heart.  He would tell stories about events you could relate with, such as pruning (John 15:12), parenting (Luke 15:11-32), weddings (Matthew 22:1-14), and finances (Matthew 18:21-35).  True, He did speak to crowds of people, not because He had planned gatherings, but because people heard He was in town and would drop everything just to see Him, hear Him speak, or even simply touch His cloak for a split second.  Even these brief encounters with Christ changed their lives forever, to some degree.  But, Jesus was seeking friends and followers, not fans.  In our healing encounters with Christ, we can choose one of two responses:

1) Wow!  That was a cool experience.  Hey Buddy, let me tell you what I just did.  – Fan

2) Thank You!  Hey Friend, I want to share with you what I just experienced…I would like to show you the way to Him, so that you can know and experience Him also.  – Friend and Follower

You see, upon Simon’s mother-in-law’s healing, waiting on them wasn’t a chore that she had to do.  She chose to serve the Lord.  Will your experiences with Christ bring you that momentary high that a fan experiences or will your experiences with Christ move you into compassionate service?  Service for the Lord is not a drudgery, it’s a joy.  Is He worthy of your time and service?  Which will you choose?  Bless others and be blessed.    

If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that He may also bless others.

#ChrisTomlin – Is He Worthy?

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  Welcome to February, the month of love, right?  There’s a song that we sing within the Walk to Emmaus community that starts out…”Love, love, love, love.  The Gospel in one word is love.”  Singing those two sentences puts a big grin on my face.  It’s really kind of hard to describe love.  Okay, think back to your teen years and that first crush you had that you were soooo sure was love.  Oh no, I’m not discounting that at all.  Your first crush was actually a great starting point.  It was a new and exciting time.  It probably made you feel happy and good about yourself.  Maybe even a little more confident.  But on the other hand, you may have felt a little unsure as you experienced new emotions.  Now, consider how different your first crush was compared to your first serious relationship.  If you’re like me you may look back and think, “Wow, I really had no idea what love was.”  Each relationship we experience and share, we grow a little more in our understanding of love.  There are so many different characteristics of love and just as many types of loving relationships.  The ones that top my list started with my parents and siblings and grew into loving relationships with my husband, children, grandchildren, and friends.  There are so many things I enjoy doing with my loved ones.  So how did they earn their coveted places in my love circle?  It all started with my parents and them showing me love by taking care of me.  That is an unspoken love that is known without a word being spoken, that built a strong foundation for my current understanding of true unconditional love.  It’s a love that brings with it a feeling of comfort and peace.  In your loving relationships, you may find yourself doing what I do.  If I feel the need for…then I reach out to…because I know they can provide that kind of love for me.  But today I need…so I’m going to reach out to…because they know the exact loving words to share.  And so it goes.  We build that circle of loving relationships so that we always have the perfect person to draw from when we need it.  Right?  On the surface it’s starting to sound like the majority of love is about what we receive.    

A warm sunny day. Forgiveness.  A walk in the woods.  Grace.  A friend to talk with.  A listening ear.  A healing touch.  A guide and mentor.  Compassionate.  Faithful.  Merciful.  Patient.  Dependable.  Trustworthy.  Peace.  Savior.  Genuine.  Truthful.  Unconditional.  These are all aspects of my relationship with God.  But the greatest of these is love.  Why is that?  It’s because they are all aspects of love.  God IS love, therefore EVERYTHING He does is love.  It’s such an overwhelming experience and feeling, there’s no doubt we crave it.  Actually, it’s more like we’re addicted to His love.  God offers us a class of love that we as humans can’t duplicate, but we constantly desire and seek.  Unfortunately, at times, we go looking for His love in all the wrong places.  In those moments, just stop for a moment, breath Him in, and He will guide you back to Him and His ONE TRUE LOVE.  This week’s song isn’t one of my typical songs, but it made me smile and I thought it was fitting.  Besides that, God can and will use anything and everything to bring His message of love to us.  Bless others and be blessed.

If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that He may also bless others.

#RobertPalmer – Addicted to Love

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  Was it you?  Did you ask for change?  I don’t think it was me.  Well, I did ask for change, but it wasn’t that.  Maybe I used the wrong words.  Maybe He didn’t quite understand me.  Oh no, He heard my words very clearly, but I just didn’t know what I was really asking for.  This past weekend I was reminded that if change is going to happen, then it’s up to me to seek it and make time for it.  That fire has been reignited, but I don’t want it to blaze as if fuel had dumped on it and burn out in a blink.  I want a fire that is constant and consistent.  I want a fire that I can get excited about and I’m drawn to.  I want a fire that will wow me and grow me.  Moses experienced a Fire that wowed and excited him.  A Fire that drew him in and grew him.  But that’s not where his story began, not at all.  You talk about some crazy change to move, pull, stretch, and grow him into the leader God asked him to be.  From the arms of a Hebrew mother, to Pharaoh’s side.  From a murderer to a desert wanderer.  From a family man to a questioning mind, to a servant of the Lord on a mission he knew he couldn’t do alone.  But he knew the One who called him from the field to the mountain, and allowed him to see Him, would never abandon him.  The Lord knows Moses didn’t understand why certain things happened and why people acted the way they did, but he trusted the Lord with his life.  That’s the kind of fire to have in your soul.  Is your fire dwindling?  Throw another log on.  Or better yet, build a self-feeding fire. 

Those logs are scripture, books, podcasts, Mass, prayers, Christian fellowship with a community of saints, quiet time with God, worship music, mentors, etc.  We learn and grow through many experiences and seasons.  If it only took one experience, the Bible wouldn’t be filled with so many chapters.  Speaking of fire, this week’s song got me fired up driving to work one morning, so I knew a had to share it with you.  I hope it sets your soul on fire also.  Bless others and be blessed. 

If the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that He may also bless others.

#BrandonLake – I Need a Ghost

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  Last Friday, while enjoying a day away from the office, I contacted some companies to research different aspects of our home building project.  One of those contacts was a mortgage person that I worked with years ago when I worked in the real estate industry.  It had been a few years since we last spoke, so when I left Joanna a message, I said “You may remember me from…”  She returned my call about an hour later and said, “Of course I remember you…You gave me one of my most treasured gifts.”  Wow!  I was really caught of guard.  It’s not often that we hear those words spoken to us.  But I was also very curious.  What was it that I gave her that was such a treasured gift?  I had to ask.  Joanna went on to describe a cross I gave her, that is my favorite version of a crucifix.  It’s called “Gift of the Spirit”.  She also told me that she keeps it in her office and looks at it often.  My heart was so filled with joy.  I don’t think I could have smiled any bigger.  It absolutely filled my heart that God allowed me to be His messenger like that, but also (although years later) allowed me to know how He was working through me.  That is such a humbling experience.    

I think I originally purchased the Gift of the Spirit crucifix for myself maybe around 2006.  When you walk into our home, it will probably be one of the first things you’ll see, being that He sits on a table right by the front door.  Since I purchased mine, I have, when prompted by the Spirit, given this crucifix to a variety of individuals at different times.  I pray that all of those families have felt and continue to feel His presence and peace through their crucifix.  In case you’re curious, here’s a picture of mine and yes, I do keep that tag sitting on the base of the cross.  Take a moment now to read it.

Is it a coincidence that I start my Wednesday message with “Christ’s peace be with you.”?  No, it isn’t.  The Holy Spirit calls us to action for a purpose.  We absolutely need more peace in this world and the only peace worth anything is peace in and with Christ.  I first started beginning my Wednesday message with “Christ’s peace be with you.” on 01/09/2019.  Believe it or not, it was actually a bit of a struggle for me to actually put that on paper.  I imagine you can relate to self-doubt and the whole thought process of “What will others think of me?”  I finally gave in and told myself, “It doesn’t really matter what others think.  If they want to accept it or not, I want them to have Christ’s peace with them and in their lives.”  It is a prayer specifically for you. 

Last Sunday was the second Sunday of Ordinary Time and our first reading was from the Old Testament, 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19.  Like Samuel, at times when the Lord calls to us, we mistake Him for someone else.  And also, like Samuel, we may even say “Speak, for your servant is listening.”, without knowing whom we are truly speaking with.  But here’s the thing…God is asking you to share His peace.  God is asking you to make a difference in someone’s life.  God is asking you, without knowing what the outcome will be, to be bold in your “yes” to Him.  And occasionally, like in my conversation with Joanna last Friday, you will hear Him say thank you good and faithful servant, when He brings your Yes full circle through someone sharing with you how a God moment, you were a part of, has impacted their life.  I’m not sure I can fully express in words the magnitude of a moment like that, but you will know it when you feel and experience it.  Keep listening for His call.  Reply “Speak, for your servant is listening.”  Then act as you are guided.  You may be asking, “How do I know it’s from Him?”  Well, He will only prompt you to do what is good.  Bless others and be blessed.

#GiftOfTheSpiritCrucifix

#GeorgeStrait – I Saw God Today

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  We’ve all been there.  You experience the same basic message in multiple ways in a short period of time, just to make sure you get the message, His message.  My husband calls that getting hit upside the head with a 2×4.  Prepare, prepare, prepare keeps surfacing.  But what am I preparing for?  Many times, we don’t have a clue or if we think we know, the end results turn out to be not quite what we expected.  And its all about God’s timing.  So many times, it comes down to a combination of events stitched together that we couldn’t have planned.  What is He bringing to your life today?  Why is He specifically bringing that at this moment? 

Being that we didn’t have our planned big family gathering at Thanksgiving, we had a frozen turkey and all the yummy side dishes that were just sitting around waiting to be prepared.  We started thawing the turkey on Thursday planning to have our meal either Saturday or Sunday.  Okay, stick with me on this, because I’m going to stitch a few things together.  Saturday morning I was working through a backlog of personal emails and came across one in my spam box from a friend.  She sent it to me on 12/14/2020.  I sent her an email thanking her and letting her know that I would take a look at it.  I went back to her email Sunday morning.  It included a link to “Christmas with The Chosen”.  In her email, Buffy wrote…”The whole program is wonderful, but the best part starts at 1:18.”  God couldn’t have made it any clearer.  Dallas Jenkins shared a little of his story about how “The Shepard” and “The Chosen” came to be.  On the heals of a big failure, it was presented to him that “It’s not your job to feed the 5,000.  It’s only your job to provide the loaves and fish.”  How often do we feel responsible for the end result and do all that we can and sometimes in a not so nice way, to try to make everything perfect?  Faithfully prepare and be obedient to only what you have been called to. 

Sunday afternoon as Brian and I were preparing this big meal for just the two of us, Brian ran to the store for a couple missing ingredients.  Upon his arrival back home, he said “We should call your mom and dad to see if they want to join us.”  So, we did and they accepted.  An interesting fact that they explained to us was that Saturday evening they were debating between two restaurants to eat at.  At the first, they were going to have a turkey dinner and their second option was hamburgers.  They chose the hamburgers.  You see, God was planting that seed in them about the turkey dinner, before they knew what it was all about.  Sure, you may say that was just a coincidence.  I don’t believe in coincidence, but I do believe in GODincidence.  The meal was just the mean, because He was once again using my Mom to carry a message to me as she spoke about repairing relationships one touch, one invitation at a time.  Preparing the groundwork for all the goodness He has planned.  Tuesday morning I was listening to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Daily Readings Reflection video by Deacon Arthur L. Miller from the Archdiocese of Hartford.  It’s a short 3:47 minute video that I shared below. The whole message was thought provoking, so I suggest you take a few minutes to watch it.  One line in particular stood out to me was, “If we don’t transform, we will transmit what we were.”   Which brought me back to preparing and moving forward.  About 30 minutes after listening to this reflection, I read 84 Packing Your Saddlebags in the devotional book Unbridled Faith by Cara Whitney, which is about preparing for the journey and “packing your saddlebags” for the unforeseen what-ifs that are just beyond your line of sight down the trail. 

Do you see what I mean by experiencing the same basic message in multiple ways in a short period of time?  So, tell me how are you experiencing these multiple touches from God in your life?  Seriously, I would like you to share with me what God is doing and how He is moving in your life.  I’m not one to say “Look at me.”  Actually, I’m one of those people that would rather blend into the crowd.  But a small part of what I’m getting from the messages God has been bringing to me is that I have to faithfully trust Him.  I know it’s not about me and I shouldn’t view it as a prideful thing to invite you to share what God is asking me to share.  After all, it’s for His glory, not mine.  So, if the Lord has touched you in some way with His message today, I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this message, so that He may also bless others.

Bless others and be blessed.

#Unbridled Faith – Cara Whitney

#United State Conference of Catholic Bishops Daily Readings Reflection

https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2021-01-12-reflection-306

#Christmas with The Chosen

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  Happy 2021!  How did you start your new year?  I stayed up watching one of my favorite shows, “Heartland”.  It’s a Canadian TV series that began in 2007, so if you’re looking for a binge worthy show that will take some time to get through, this is the one.  I was watching season 9 episode 4 and as the clock struck midnight, Jack (one of the main characters) had to put his longtime friend, partner, and horse, Paint, down.  I’d seen this scene multiple times before, so it was not surprise, but I still had leaky eyes.  The timing just seemed fitting with the end of the year.  After I finished watching that episode, I thought…”I might as well get this year started of right”, so I opened my Bible to see what God wanted to share with me.  Picking up where I had left off, I read Matthew 4:18-22 Jesus Calls His First Disciples.  How absolutely amazing it is to me that these men would just drop everything they were doing and follow Jesus when He called to them.  Talk about an incredible trust and faith in the unknown.  I don’t know that I would drop everything to that degree.  I believe that is what the Holy Spirit was trying to show me.  I need to be more willing to by faith alone trust what He is calling me to.  Next, I read Matthew 4:23-25 Jesus ministers to crowds of people.  As Jesus was teaching in Galilee, the people listened and really heard what He was sharing with them and were amazed at how He was curing such a wide variety of afflictions.  They couldn’t contain themselves, they had to share what they heard, saw and experienced, which drew even more people to Him.  Part of sharing the goodness of God can sometimes only breakthrough in our sheer excitement and joy about Him.  You can talk and talk all day long about Him, but if people don’t see or experience your excitement and joy about Him freely flowing from you, they may never truly experience or understand what all the hype is about.  Finally, I read Matthew 5:1-12 The Beatitudes.  Talk about a recipe for success and a goal to strive for.  No, it’s not your normal go get ‘em kind of goal, but it’s something that can be worked at daily.  And, there are multiple characteristics to work on, so I guess if you get a little bored with one, you can start working on another. 

So, God handed me a plan for 2021. 

I’m calling out to you.  Will you trust and join me?

Get excited and share what you have learned and Who you have come to know with all the nations.

Don’t forget to work on you.  If your core is rotten, the rest of your fruit will also be spoiled.  Work from the inside out and radiate a full, complete character that others will immediately recognize as Christ in you.

Bless others and be blessed.

#Heartland

#Cain – Rise Up (Lazarus)

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you.  Happy New Year’s eve eve.  2021 is knocking at your door.  Will you answer?  Are you going to bust through the door into 2021?  Will you saunter over to the door?  Some have become very comfortable in their homes during 2020 and may not be too eager to open that door.  Pondering 2020 makes me think of dirt on a car.  I bet you weren’t expecting that.  The last vehicle I had was white and the dirt showed up dark against the white.  My current vehicle is a very dark blue and the dirt shows up light against the blue.  So, what is it?  Is the dirt dark or light?  2020 no matter how you look at it has been a year of change and change always brings with it a mix of dark and light, reluctance and empowerment, steadfast and progress.  I was speaking with a friend yesterday and she shared with me her Christmas family experience of Zoom Family Feud.  It sounded like fun and possibly a new family tradition.  Heck, think about how much money businesses are saving with their employees working from home.  Without such a forced experience, many businesses wouldn’t have even considered having all or the majority of their workforce based out of their homes.  Just like the robbery we experienced, sometimes God is going to allow events to flow to give us that kick in the pants we need to move us forward.  I’m really in awe of how God has showed up and shined through in 2020.  I encourage you to deflect your thoughts from the dirt of 2020 and experience the incredible blessings the Lord has given us.  This thought just came to mind.  I remember at the end of 2019 how people were saying we needed to get that “20/20 vision”.  They may or may not have known the depth of truth they were speaking.  We certainly got an eye full, haven’t we?  So, the question is, will you let 2020 vision blind you or will you see the blessings a little more clearly?  Bless others and be blessed.

#JordinSparks – This is My Now