1.11.2018

Winter Tea

Travel with me, if you will. We are sitting across from each other in a room that is cozy and warm with a fire crackling in an immense stone fireplace. The place has the feel of a bygone era more European pub than anything. It is just the right amount of dark to help us relax and cease from our daily labors. We can sense our inner selves letting go as we sink into the comforting warmth of the atmosphere around us. As the strong tea in our thick porcelain cups is swallowed, our conversation turns to the new year. What it holds remains unseen, yet it seems as if we know what is ahead.

This is where today's visit picks up, here in the comforting warmth of God and His perfect loving care of us. As a new year travels on it might be a good time to still ourselves in the presence of God and tune into the still small voice of Holy Spirit. Paying attention to those things we sense within, maybe writing them down on paper with pen and ink, would be a new habit to learn. Perhaps recording impressions from our time with God will be one of the new habits the new year contains.

Perhaps we need more this year rather than less. More God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. More time communing together with Him and with others in His name. More relaxing. More relating. More restoring and renewing. More. I strongly sense more, an abundance of more, for the new year ahead. More God in the everyday living.

As the fire settles into a steady flame we cease speaking. Our eyes lock in awe and wonder. We know we have been in the presence of God, and that He has talked with us. Our hearts are full of the joyous, peaceful rest found only in Him who loves us fully, completely, wholly. Silently we put our coats, hats, mittens, and scarves on. It is as if we are suiting up in armor, holy armor. Fully geared up we once more lock gazes. Our eyes speak what our hearts know; we are going forth to be about our heavenly father's business. Together we go forward in the name of the Lord.

Going forward into More,
Abundantly Blessed

1.08.2018

Fwd: First Things First with Christine

"Demonstrating His love..." Is this what we are doing? Or are we just doing what "good" people do? Have we made it all about and for Him or in our hearts is it still all about us? Are we demonstrating His love or our goodness? Who are we wanting others to notice and see? Him or us? These questions came flooding in when I read this short devotion. Who am I truly serving and living for? Jesus or myself?

Heart questions for a New Year,
AbundantlyBlessed



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Showing Compassion

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done (Proverbs 19:17).
 

We were made in the image of God. And as believers, we have been given the power to rightly reflect that image to the world around us. One way you can demonstrate God’s love today is by showing compassion to the poor and those in need.

When we go out of our way to help meet another person’s needs, we show true compassion. This kind of action moves God’s heart in a big way. And when you see someone in need as the object of your ministry, rather than an interruption to your ministry, you express God’s character. 

So look for opportunities to minister to those in need. Show kindness and compassion. God will reward you for being His hands and feet, for demonstrating His love to a lost and broken world.

 

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1.07.2018

New Tidbits for a New Year

Good Evening! The second semester of school begins tomorrow. So here I am popping in for a few moments to share a few quick thoughts as well as share about some new reads for those who reserve the month of January as their special reading time.


First off, if you have an idea, do it. Don't research how others have done it, change your idea, and then do what others have done. Do your idea first. Then if your idea didn't turn out as planned research what others have done and make adjustments to your original idea. This tip brought to you courtesy of a second failed attempt at making homemade French onion dip. Next time I am using my own idea and see if that is what I'm looking for. Because mayo does not belong in French onion dip. Period. No matter how many recipes call for it.


Secondly, and this is by far the most fun, if you have the option of playing poker with your sons or folding laundry, play poker with your sons. Best choice of the new year. Just don't expect to win.


And now, on to the new reads.
  • Remodelista the Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for ALL Over the House by Julia Carlson and Margot Guralnick with the editors of REMODELISTA.  
  • The Passion Translation of the New Testament, Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Solomon
  • The Lifegiving Table by Sally Clarkson
There are more new reads coming in a few weeks. Stay tuned for further recommendations


Now for a parenting tip: Do the hard stuff of discipline as early as possible in your child's life. The earlier they learn obedience and other basic life lessons, the less painful it is for both them and you. By all means love them, love them, love them fully. Just know that love says no and follows God's instructions in training and teaching. Love isn't always cotton candy and toys. One of the kindest lessons they can learn is to receive a no with grace. Start teaching them grace in unpleasant situations young, really, really young. To balance that tip out: ENJOY YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN!!! They are a gift from God. He intends for you to enjoy them. Do so without feeling guilty. Just don't forget they will be more enjoyable if they have been taught grace, love, and mercy towards others.


If you have been travelling through an extremely hard season of life filled with battles on every front and now find you forgot to teach some of your children some very important lessons don't worry. God has this. He is more than able to lead and guide all of you into ALL truth. Yes, it may be more difficult now than it would have been earlier, but God is able and with Him ALL things are possible, even teaching children what they ought to have been taught a long time ago.


Sometimes even children who were taught righteousness make decisions they were taught not to make when they are "on their own". If that happens, do what you did when they were little and they made bad choices. No, not administer physical discipline. Hunker in to God and seek Him first. Trust Him to not only save them but keep them. He is faithful. He is able. He loves them and wants them safe and well even more than you do. Trust Him. He is bigger and His goodness is more powerful than your parenting failures. Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Nothing. And when the hard season has passed you will find yourself giving extravagant praise to our extravagant God for His extravagant love He has lavished on us all.


Back to the kitchen. Cast iron is the preferred pot for frying in our kitchen. Use what you have, but if cast iron is an option, go for it. You will be glad. Cast iron also creates the flakiest pie crust. So, try a rustic elegance next time you make a pie. Your mouth will thank you. So, there you have it. Cast iron is the pot/pan of choice.


Another tip: homemade potato chips are worth the extra effort even if the French onion dip does have a mayo taste to it. And they are best fried in a cast iron pot. AND if there is an influenza/pneumonia epidemic in town and you don't want to go in to town unless absolutely necessary, even mayo-flavored dip is better than nothing. The caramelized onions are delicious in the dip. Definitely caramelize the onions. It is 30 minutes well spent. If you want to slip in a bit of beef broth when caramelizing, go ahead; you won't be sorry. Yay! I was able to move past the mayo flavor onto something positive like the onions! Victory!


This post may be the most random one Abundance House has published yet. Thank you for hanging on for the crazy mixed-up ride. We're being totally us and enjoying each other tonight. Lots of real life and learning the fullness of love in every situation has been going on since spring of 2015 or 2016. For better or worse, rich or poor, in sickness and in health love being given and received. The end of 2017 was a bit on the wild side, but God has brought us into a new year. We are giving Him thanks and praise for a much calmer, restful 2018 filled with healing, provision, and complete wholeness in He who has called us out of the darkness into His glory and light.


As we enter a new year and a new season our hearts are resting in the love of our omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God. He is good and His mercies endure forever. He is worthy of all our praise. To Him be the honor and the glory and the power forever and ever. In the name of Jesus. Amen.


Just to show you how totally us we are being around here tonight we'll end with a little something thrown in just for fun. The following quote was donated by one of my daughters via Pinterest.


My jeans say "No more Christmas goodies", but my leggings say, "We got you girl!"


Live, Love, Laugh it brings God glory. He gave us life and desires for us to enjoy the life He has given us. Let's oblige Him by doing so.


Love and prayers,
Abundantly Blessed



12.19.2017

True North

Who am I running after? A great question to honestly ask and answer. In this season of expectant waiting who am I chasing? Who is my heart longing for most? Join me in checking to make sure my life's compass is set true? Here we go. http://www.elijahlist.com/words/html/textonly-121917-Alexander.html

Christmas love,
Abundantly Blessed

12.16.2017

What Mama Wants

It looks like Santa's workshop on the kitchen counter again. Colored paper, baker's twine, glue, pens, and scissors have found a temporary home in a kitchen drawer so they are easy to grab and use. I would leave them out on the counter but somehow they don't look as cute as usual next to all of our mugs. Our mugs are hanging out on the counter because the pegs that hold up their shelf broke, and well, at least they survived the fall.


Anyway, as I was pondering how to fix the mug shelf without any spare pegs hanging around the tool drawer it came to me that the mugs don't look awful on the counter. They merely look awful to me. There is sufficient counter space for them to wait there a few days longer. I just don't want them on the counter any more. That is the only problem: mama isn't getting what she wants. Ugh. I hate it when I'm selfish.


Thankfully, the mug thing isn't a major mess, and I quickly adjust my attitude. The rest of my day goes along fine; nothing negatively affected. I can't help but wonder though how many other insignificant things I don't like could be eliminated by a small adjustment to my attitude. Are there any situations that are negatively affected simply because mama doesn't like what is going on?  Maybe this Christmas, mama needs to put the gift of less of what she wants and likes under the tree so that more of God and His love can shine out.


Pondering more on the Giver and the Greatest Gift and less on me,
Abundantly Blessed







11.10.2017

God's Gentle Warning

Imagine we are sitting in cozy chairs with cups of something warm and soothing in front of a crackling fire. We're talking about a little bit of everything and how we need to be in prayer concerning all that is taking place around us in the world. One of us sighs and shakes our head at the state of affairs, and then, God shows up. Of course He is with us all along, but we become aware of Him more. As we rest in His loving presence we begin to see how things used to be many years ago. All of sudden we realize that things are much better than they used to be. That both of us are more like Jesus than we were all those years past.


Before we know what has happened we are remembering memory after memory and seeing how differently both people and circumstances are now, for the better. Very little is actually worse than it used to be. Wayward loved ones have come home to the fold of the Good Shepherd; children have grown in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. Circumstances are more abundant than they used to be too. There was a time, back in the day, when one of us was purchasing groceries with assistance vouchers and credit cards. Our checkbooks might not have more money in them than they did then, but somehow, dare we say miraculously, there is more money left after bills than there used to be, and we have more children now than then. Groceries cost more now too.


Speaking of children we quickly realize that these rare and beautiful treasures from heaven have all come during the seasons we needed them most. They are part of the exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask, think, dream, or even imagine. Granted, parenting has been hard. Way hard, but this too comes under Truth's influence and we see that even in this most difficult area, God has been faithful and true to His Word. All of our children profess to have relationships with God, and His love can be regularly seen in our families every day. Our parents, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and most all of our aunts, uncles, and cousins are also brothers and sisters in Christ. Broken relationships with extended family members has been or is in the process of being restored. Together we are almost all loving and living God, on both sides of our families!


Parents may be aging. Children are growing up and learning to walk by faith for themselves, sometimes a painful process for families to watch and live through. Bodies get older. Hair turns white or falls out. Eyes need bifocals. Daily living still contains the hardest of the hard, yet through it all there is a sweetness that is amazingly good. Right in the middle of the terrifying, the threatening, the potentially awful, everything is good. Honestly, truly, good. Our rewards love Jesus and each other, our families are knit together in the love of God, God loves us, and our daily needs are perfectly met. Everything that matters most is good. Very good.


And this is where God lovingly looks us in the eye and gently reminds us to be alert, be aware, because, if we are not extremely careful, the enemy will attempt to distract us from God's goodness. Not wanting us to give thanks for all of God's mighty works, that enemy, the devil, is doing everything he can to make us think everything is awful, scary, terrifying, and completely falling apart when all along God in His goodness is still making all things new. God is still healing, cleansing, restoring, renewing. His mercies and loving kindness are still new every morning. He is God; He changes not.


It is a fact that loved ones don't always choose Jesus. People still get sick. Heartache tears at us ferociously. Countries fight. Really bad things happen to really good people. None of these facts alters or changes truth, but truth changes fact. His Words from John 16:33 ring like a clarion call in our hearts, "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In this world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of its power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]"


With the words of the Father ringing through our innermost beings we stare at each other in awed silence. Together we slip to our knees using our chairs as improvised altars. With tears of thanksgiving flowing from our eyes we pour our hearts out in the Father's presence, his love washing over us in a healing, soothing flood.  Even God's warning is saturated with extravagant love. Our hearts now refreshed we are able to see truth is greater than the facts slamming out from the world around us.  No matter how circumstances appear, God is good, and Truth always wins.


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Prov. 3:5,6





Emotional Preparation, Being Intentional

Hey There! As I feast on the Bread of Life, the Bible, the Holy Spirit continues to teach me and draw me further in. A bite here, a snippet there, and more and more truth is growing everywhere. This morning another bit came to me that seemed to fit in with our journey towards wholeness perfectly. So here it is: Emotional preparedness.


An important part of emotional health is learning to recognize seasonal patterns of thought and desire which lead to behaviors that can be dangerous or foolish at best. Don't consider foolish behavior that big of a deal? Think that obeying God and/or those He sends to instruct us isn't as important as our parents make it out to be? Perhaps a trip through the book of Proverbs and the rest of the Bible will be an enlightening read. Recognizing these seasonal patterns and deliberate choosing godly ways of walking through them can be intentionally determined in advance, before they are needed.


May none of us get caught in the snare of the enemy and fail to take God and His instructions seriously. May we follow God's wisdom as we learn to be alert and aware of the emotional weaknesses everyone faces.


Scriptures:


Proverbs 22: 3 - "A prudent man sees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished [with suffering]. "


"Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside). [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God] For whatever a man sows that and that only is what he will reap. For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [morally] to all people [not only being useful and profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God's family with you, the believers]." Galatians 6:7-9


Galatians 5:25 - "If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]"







11.06.2017

A God Mama Will Fight!

Today's post varies from the norm. Recently while praying, I opened my journal to receive from the Lord, and the following is the result. I pray it goes forth in the name of the Lord accomplishing His will. Be encouraged. A God Mama will fight~






A restless lioness roams the night watches. One of her cubs is outside the safety of the pride's territory. At the break of dawn, she still looks about, restless with concern for her cub...


There had been a seriousness about the King's features for a number of weeks now. This morning his manner is even more so. His care and love for His own never wavers or lessens. If anything, the time spent with His most faithful and devoted warriors is more lengthy and sweeter. Yet there is a concern, and all who serve Him know it. They can sense it in their spirits. The King is yearning for part of His bride.


One of His treasured warriors has been spending less time at His feet and gradually bit by bit been spending more of her days with someone else. She is giving significant time to one who does not serve Him, and the King misses her. Part of Himself is missing. He wooed her and tenderly whispered her name on the morning breeze. He caressed her face with the last rays of evening yet she hurried to her mortal-made device to further relations with the one who serves Him not brushing the King's loving touch aside in her haste.


Her comrades in arms, those faithful few who have been assigned to serve the King with her have been prayerfully reporting their concerns to their Lord. Not wanting to compromise the bond of peace Redeemer King jointed them with, their inquiries of her have been few. The sadness that fills them when their beloved comrade answers falsely is great. Apparently she has forgotten how much the King loves truth. He is truth. To answer falsely is to reject Him, the One she claims to love and serve.


One seasoned warrior flies into an impassioned display of emotional pain. Was this same comrade not the one whom the King valiantly rescued from the forces and wounds of the dark so recently? Has she so quickly forgotten all the King has done for her? The terror He brought her out of? Before the veterans emotions tear peace's bond further, the King places His hand on her shoulder. Instantly the warrior recognizes her Lord lover. Every fiber of her being trembles with desire to be alone with Him, the One her soul loves. Only He can make sense of her heart's pain. The warrior bride has to get away with the King! His touch drives away the turmoil of pain and fear. Nothing and no one calms her inner storm like the King. And yet...


...as much as the warrior longs for intimacy with the King, there are struggles attempting to distract her, to draw her back to the places she roamed before she knew her Beloved King. The wail of the lonely deserted night beckons with a ferociousness that pulls at her memories strong. How much easier it was to let loose ungodly emotions caring only for her own relief and no others'. There was a time it was only her. No comrades or beloved companions to consider or guide. No King to love and serve save herself. Of course that was a long time ago. Many years have gone by since those days. Fighting to be free, battle worn, the warrior bride forgets the loneliness, the bondage, the abuse of those faraway years without the King.


A sudden dash of clarity wakes the warrior with start. "Wait! What am I doing? I don't want to go back! I do not wish to return to death!!!" Running, the weary one is crushed close in the arms of the King. The beating of His heart is the only sound to be heard. Soon, sleepy in her Lover's embrace, the veteran warrior feels her insides relax as turmoil and despair are driven away by the presence of the King. At once the storm is calmed, the bond of peace fully in place.


Her comrade in danger still, the warrior in her Savior King's love, with heavenly fire blazing from her heart and eyes, now gazes into the night. Seeing what her comrade cannot, the King's warrior stares strong. These words she speaks soft but sure, "I am a God Mama, and this is what a God Mama does. A God mama is given Heavenly rewards, and over these rewards she fights. She gets on her knees, she takes up her Sword, she slices through lies of dark. A God Mama fights, and God Her Source keeps the rewards He has given." "My rewards belong to the King. To the King I have taught them to be true, as my God Mama taught me. As I have followed my God Mama, so too my rewards will follow me straight into the heart of the King. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords reigns supreme! To Him our knees we bow. To Him our praises sing."


These words of the seasoned warrior mother are softly spoken yet their strength rings loud through the dark of night. Like a clarion call, the King's love saturating them shines like a blazing torch of truth. Demons of deception scurry in terror of the God Mama's voice. All of darkness' kingdom knows God Mamas are best kept dull, calm, undisturbed. For if a God Mama gets disturbed, a God Mama will fight. Fight and win in the Love of God.


Alarms are going off! Forces are running for cover. "A God Mama is at war, and she is mad! Run! We've been spotted! We've been caught! Run!" the dark forces and their imps scream as they run. Confusion and chaos rule the scrambling workers of evil. Experience orders their fear. They know the damage a God Mama at war will do. It is like nothing else known, this love fight a mother of God wars over her children, her heavenly rewards, when they are in danger. There will be no prisoners taken. Total destruction of darkness will occur.


With the roar that only a lioness of Judah can release, the atmosphere of heaven and earth reverberates with this God Mama's words, "In the name of Jesus LET MY CHILD GO! LEAVE HER ALONE! She is covered with the blood of Jesus! She is the fruit of my womb! I am a covenant child of God, and according to this covenant made by the blood of Jesus, the fruit of my womb is blessed, protected, and kept! Forces of Darkness, you are trespassing on covenant property. In the name of Jesus, get away from my child, NOW! Be gone in Jesus' name!"


As the God Mama continues to pray and speak and decree the Word of Truth over her child, strength rises and overflows from within until she has not only prayed for and covered one of her children but all of them and not only her children but all the children in the world! Yes, a God Mama will fight. Heavenly language pours from her lips in an unstoppable flood. Oh how the forces of darkness regret awakening this God Mama. One too many times her child has been messed with. The Lion of Judah within her is roaring with the most terrifying of all roars, the roar of a Mama saying "Enough is Enough!"


As the intensity gives way to the release of peace, the Mama warrior smiles. Her day will contain continued prayers, but peace of heart has been restored. Her heart is at peace. Whether the physical evidence says so or not, she knows her comrade is covered in the blood of Jesus and will return to her King. A seasoned God warrior knows victory is won before it is seen. God the King has spoken. Victory is sure. The warrior rejoins her comrades full of the King.


"King of Kings and Lord of Lords Glory, Hallelujah!"


...The lioness purrs content. Her cub safe in the Lion of Judah's pride.



Piece by Piece

As I journey through this adventure towards wholeness of body, soul, and spirit, I find myself in circumstances that push me straight into the arms of God. What do I do now? God knows. So I look in His word to find out what He says to do. What does a Christian think about this? What does God think about that? Is this what God thinks or is it my personal opinion? Into God's Word, the Bible, I go again and again, further and further, until it is only He, me, and His Word. It is there I find solace, inspiration, and the answers for which I search. The answers I find are rarely new. Most of them are verses I learned years and years ago. It seems as if my life right now is one big jigsaw puzzle that God is putting together using bits and pieces from here and there throughout the years. It is difficult at times yet rather fun to experience as well.


So far through the searching and study I have discovered God to be even more gracious, more lovingly extravagant in His affections, and more wondrous than I ever knew. The deeper I study and search His Word, the less appealing I find other sources of wisdom. The more I get to know Him, the more I want to know. The closer I walk in His ways of doing and being right, the less enticing other ways are. The more of His kindness I experience, the more kind I want to be. I want to pass on Him and His ways.


Before I share a mini word study, I want to share something God did for me recently. Last Sunday I was heavily burdened about something and seeking God for answers concerning a situation. I was trying to pray in faith, but just kept ending up crying and asking why instead. Now I know that asking why is not obedient to Proverbs 3:5,6 so I kept repeating those verses over and over and well, basically I was still one big ugly-crying mess of a mama. I finally told God I wanted to have faith and I was trying to lean on Him, but I really needed an answer on this. Could He please give me something? Anything? Quietly I felt a scripture reference impressed on me and looked it up. The words I read poured over my raw emotions like a healing salve. "Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God." Philippians 4:6


I wish I could tell you I immediately began walking in perfect faith and went on my merry way refreshed, but I didn't. I was still crying; this time though it was in relief and wonder instead of intense sorrow and frustration. The grief and sorrow over the situation still cut deep, but there is a deep settled peace in my soul that God heard my cries and when I asked, He answered. He didn't cut me down or chew me out about having little faith. He heard my cry for help, and He told me not to fret. So, I did what He said.  I prayed, petitioned, and let Him know my definite requests. The situation hasn't changed, but I am personally at peace with God. No matter what is or is not going on God hears and answers me. He loves and cares for me, and that is enough. God loves me, and I love Him. My relationship with Him is not only alive and well but growing deeper and deeper every day. Every day I search through His Word, I am searching through Him who is the Word. I am gorging myself on the Bread of Life and in the doing am personally being transformed.


The following mini word study comes from something I found while studying one morning. It was in a book that used to belong to my mom. It is a unit study on the family by Chuck Swindoll. What I am sharing today is not plagiarism or any form of copyright infringement. I am simply sharing definitions and scriptures. Not all of the scriptures come from the same study either so no laws are being broken in the sharing. Just clarifying to put minds at ease.


Discretion is the word that caught my attention. Discretion means "to taste" as in someone who has discriminating tastes. Possessing the ability to choose between the tasteful and the tasteless, the appropriate and the inappropriate, or right and wrong is having discretion. Discretion is something parents want their children to have and use. I enjoy having specific words and scriptures to pray over my children. You can't imagine how thrilled I was to learn that discretion is exactly what I have recently been praying my children will all come to possess. Now I have an exact word to use! God's timing is perfect!


The following are a few scriptures containing the word discretion. These verses show the importance of possessing discretion. Proverbs 11:22 especially reveals why I am praying for my daughters to get and use discretion.


Proverbs 1:4
Proverbs 2:11
Proverbs 3:21
Proverbs 8:12
Proverbs 11:22


Back to last Sunday. Wondering what happens if a person obeys the verse God impressed upon me last Sunday? The verses immediately following tell. Here is what happens to the person who does not fret or have any anxiety about anything and prays making their definite requests known to God:


"And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you." Philippians 4:7-9


Can you use some of that peace? How does an untroubled, undisturbed well-being sound to you? Rather amazing, huh? More of God's amazing grace in action.


Love and hugs as we don't fret or have anxiety,
Abundantly