Wisdom From The Animals: Day 26

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Wisdom From The Animals: Day 26

The family name of kangaroos, wallabies, and their relatives is Macropodidae which means big feet. Over fifty species exist in this marsupial family. Their powerful back feet help them fend off predators, jump high, and bound at high speed. Their tail aids in balance and support.

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'” Isaiah 52:7

When I have good news, I can’t wait to share it. I want to tell everybody I know. Good news following difficulties is particularly sweet to share. Sometimes the news I want to share is of the kind that makes me want to leap and jump for joy. The good news of Jesus is the type of news that needs sharing. I sometimes find sharing His message of peace, salvation, and eternal life uncomfortable and scary but the message is worth my discomfort. Jesus is news worth leaping, jumping and shouting for joy.

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To view all of my posts from the 31 Days Writing Challenge 2015: Wisdom From The Animals, click on the icon above. I hope you’ll come back to visit over and over again. I’d love for you to follow me on the blog or any of my other social media sites. Thanks! 

Blessings,

Mimi

Wisdom From The Animals: Day 7

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Wisdom From The Animals: Day 7

I’ve always liked zebras. I like the graphic nature of their coats. And recently I learned something interesting about their stripes. Did you know that a zebra’s stripes are like fingerprints? They have a general pattern but no two are alike. Each is uniquely distinct. 

God creates each of us that way. We are similar but no two people are the same. Everyone has their own face shape, body shape as well as eye and hair color. We can change some aspects with exercise, a colored contact, a bottle of hair dye, or even plastic surgery but ultimately we are who God made us to be. Today, celebrate your specialness and give praise to God!

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14

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To view all of my posts from the 31 Days Writing Challenge 2015: Wisdom From The Animals, click on the icon above. I hope you’ll come back to visit over and over again. I’d love for you to follow me on the blog or any of my other social media sites. Thanks! 

Blessings,

Mimi

Love

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I just posted the final installment in my Advent series @Sweeter Than Honey Ministry. I hope you’ll come check it out.  Here’s a small sample:

I heard Janet Parshall speak at a conference and she remarked that “Hannah prayed and a nation changed; Mary prayed and the world changed”….Read more

Blessings,

Mimi

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV Bible

Joy

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This week’s theme for Advent is Joy.  I hope you’ll click over and check it out.  Here’s a small sampling of my post @Sweeter Than Honey Ministry.

Have you ever been stunned by God’s goodness?  Have you ever had something or someone do something in your life that left you speechless, made you want to pinch yourself or perhaps, you thought you must be dreaming?  Read more…

Blessings,

Mimi

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.” Proverbs 13:12 NLT

How to Have A Steady Faith this Advent Season

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This morning, I’m posting the second installment of Sweeter Than Honey Ministry‘s Advent series on the topic of faith.  Won’t you come join in the discussion?   Read more

Blessings,

Mimi

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”  Hebrews 11:1 NIV Bible

Advent Season

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This morning, I’m beginning an Advent series @Sweeter Than Honey Ministry.  I hope you’ll click over and check it out.   Here’s a sampling below:

This past Sunday, the Advent season began.  Advent is a time of preparation and expectation as well as the beginning of our liturgical year.   The word is the anglicized term of the Latin word, adventus meaning arrival, visit, or coming.  During this season, we remember and reflect on the hope of a Messiah to come foretold throughout the Old Testament, we rejoice in His birth as the Christ-child, and we eagerly look ahead full of the hope of Jesus Christ’s return and all things made right.  I hope that you will join me in the celebration of Jesus, the long-awaited Messiah and our Savior.   Read more ….

Blessings,

Mimi

“…the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”  Isaiah 7:14  NIV Bible

Some secrets are worth sharing

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Some secrets are worth sharing.  I’ve been keeping one relatively quiet until recently.  No reason.  The only possible one is I’ve been a hermit and therefore, have not seen anyone.  I’ve been writing a bible study.  I’ve written several but I’ve never done a study for publication. This time is different.

I’ve taught bible study at church for almost 20 years.  This fall, I decided not to teach and focus on writing.  Research came first and I did most of it during the spring and summer.  Unknowingly, my Sunday school class was the beneficiary of some of my research and study.  But my words and the actual writing and formatting started in September.

My pastor has been mentoring and encouraging me.  He says of my endless draft tweaking, ” you have to let it go at some point and trust God.”  I keep going in and out of writer’s block, writer’s frustration, writer’s depression, writer’s procrastination, and writer’s envy.  Of the last one, I kept seeing my thoughts on other writers’ pages or my ideas being implemented by another.  Pastor Steve says, “God uses many people with similar messages to get His purpose across.”  I’m believing that to be the case.

I made up a writing schedule complete with target dates.  Pie in the sky.  I didn’t hit my targets but the beauty of it is that I’m the one who set the schedule and I’m totally flexible to continue pushing at the current pace.  I’m hopeful for a January date but I’ve got to complete the draft.  The process and journey with God is far more important than an end date.

Spare writing moments with a busy family are a challenge.  Uninterrupted time a luxury.  That has been my greatest challenge.  I’ve been so thankful for my daughter to keep this blog afloat by writing a post here and there as well as cook meals to give me more time.  I’ll do my best to have a post or 2 each week but I’m not promising.  This season of my life is full and not all the juggled balls can stay up in the air.  I’m going out on a limb and asking you to be patient with the possibility of meaningless blog posts on the horizon in order to keep the site afloat.

I also ask for prayer for this study’s fruition.  I believe that God led me to this particular topic and has a purpose for it.  As the study continues to unfold, I’ll share more details.

Blessings,

Mimi

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV Bible