J.J. Maslin’s Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project 2018

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Drawing to give glory to GOD.

Hello everyone!

I am getting back into the drawing that I love to do. One of my daughters who likes to draw well herself is doing the same thing. It is a peaceful state of mind to be in when I draw.

And when it is for my FATHER GOD and HIS son JESUS it makes it more special to me. She led me to the “The Brooklyn Art Library” who has been doing this project for years now and I am able to participate now so I sent in for a sketchbook.

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The Brooklyn Art Library
Address: 28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone: (718) 388-7941

I am a born and raised Brooklyn woman, so this is what got my attention. I do galleries as well, and wanted to do something different and this was it.

They will send you a blank sketch book to put what I call “some of you” into it. And I see so many ideas from other artists who have started on this project before me. All done  with such talent and inspiration that it touched me as well to get going.

But you know what? Seeing that many people have done what was inspiring to them, I had to do the same. For GOD encourages me, HE leads me and makes me feel good and gives me joy. So why not share this joy?

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I got the 5 x 7 size and my daughter got the tiny sketchbook.  I found out too late about the tiny one to do , but the larger one is just as cool. I like them both, but seeing I am used to drawing in larger

 

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Penciling my theme and what I was feeling to put my sketchbook under the themes that were given us to pick from. Mine was “This and that” there were no themes for GOD or religion so I picked what they had that would closely fit.

 

 

 

 

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I have sent my book in last month, and I did so via small flat rate USPS box so it would not get squished in any way going to get to its destination in ne piece.  I hope to be able to let you know more about how it turned out. I paid for it to be digitalized so anyone who wants to see it will be able to as it travels around in the book mobile.

I am currently waiting for Sketchbook #15 to arrive here so I can start on it as well.

If you are a Christian artist, sign up for it and spread your joy where ever you can. Its fun when you do it. Many people will like it and some may not. But that goes with ANY type of art.

Peace and many Blessings.

TRUST in GOD!!! Let GOD lead YOU!!

Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” 

King James Version (KJV)

 

Good morning people,

I do pray that you all will have a blessed day today. For this is another day that they LORD has given us to live and give HIM praise!

Each one of us that walk the face of the earth will have our ups and downs. It is how we deal with it and to whom we head to for help.

We maybe going through something where we are out of money to pay our bills like the federal employees that were going through the shut down , or laid off from any other type of job.

We maybe sick going through such a pain and sickness you can not see the end of it as you pray for relief, or it could be a loved one going through a sickness. You may be in tears as you pray to the FATHER GOD for relief from all of this because you can not bear it any longer.

Revelation 21:4 King James Version (KJV)

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

We could be going through something where a person at school, work or even at church is out to get even by trying to steal your joy because they do not have joy in their heart.

Psalms 28:7

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” 

King James Version (KJV)

I have learned to trust in the LORD more and more each day of my life because not only of what I may do, but what others may try to do to me just becasue I am a child of GOD.

See there are many people who do not know of GOD. They do not know JESUS and why He came to earth. They have no clue. I need to keep my faith on check each and every second of the day.

Any one who loves the LORD will be distracted from our direction, but we do not have to get off track. We just regain our focus and keep trusting in GOD. For there is where the true comfort and joy we all need rests. Some of us may not understand that yet, but I do pray that we all will before JESUS has to return.

Distractions will lead to slipping up. Doing our best to be right can not be done alone. We need JESUS to hold up like training wheels on a bike as we pedal along on the JESUS track. And I will tell you sometimes the peddling gets so hard and almost impossible for me that I need JESUS to make it possible holding me steady and giving me a gentle comforting push! Amen!!!!

Praise GOD and thank you dear GOD for JESUS!!!

Deuteronomy
Chapter 28:1-2

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God

 

Trust in the Lord GOD 2-3-19

 

Find peace, and patience as you pray and ask our beloved GOD for help. HE will help you in all that you do in life, but better than you will ever imagine.

GOD has helped me make it through the things of this world that I could never have done alone, and on my own accord. My understanding on things is limited as a human being. GODs wisdom is beyond our understanding, this is why we NEED to trust in GOD. There is no way we could ever get the whole picture, we as humans have no way of doing so ever.

 

Psalms 147:5

“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” 

King James Version (KJV)

Trust in the LORD, pray, let GOD be GOD, wait , be patient, and listen to what GOD is telling you to answer your prayers. Part of the holy communication with you and the LORD is to sit back and listen too!

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” 

King James Version (KJV)

Trust GOD in all your paths 2-3-19

Be blessed and never stressed,  keep hold onto GOD, keep your focus and walk away from distractions that will cause your to get off of the pass to JESUS who will be the mediator between you and GOD.

May all who read this blog with the words of GOD in it be blessed, and those who pass it forward for others to be encouraged as well.

Peace!!!

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John 3:16! The right love!

Where to find the right love.

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In the world there are many of us who are single looking for the one who will love us with all of their heart as how we will for them. We will look for this person and at times we will look in the wrong places. In the wrong people. For the wrong reasons.

Trusting in GOD’s plan is perfect because only HE knows what lurks in the heart of all mankind. It is hard to trust in GOD when we are stubborn or the flesh is weak. But for some it seems to be easier to trust in what mankind will say just because we want to be right with GOD.

GOD’s love is pure, unconditional, right and comforting. Trusting in GOD to lead you to the right person for you. GOD will not lead to confusion, or about the mate HE has sent before you. You will feel it happen and it will even feel right 100% in a GODLY way. As it has for me, it will for you as well.

The way how GOD has planned it is so easy, right and most of all sacred. The natural male gender is sacred, the natural woman gender is sacred. These two will then bound as man and wife to be fruitful and to multiply making more mankind and womankind.

Genesis 1 27-28

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:

 

When you are feeling lonely, the devil will steal this from you , the sacredness of the natural bound for a man and a woman with his distractions to take this joy from you. You will not know what is sacred by GOD and run from it towards what is not. This can happen to you if you do not have GOD leading you, even from as a child. If you do not know about the word and what GOD is telling us all ….you will not know unless someone tells, you pick up the bible to read it for yourself, or through GOD divine intervention.

Trust in the word of GOD to show you how to deal with the ways of the world and the confusion you see going on right now. looking for a mate is a distraction if you are not listening to GOD who is telling to wait as HE is leading you. The people of the bible had the same issues of what we have today, and with GOD’s help they got through it. See there in the bible there are lessons on how to get through these times from the people in the bible.

You want the best one for you that you can trust, who will pray with you and for you at any second when you need it. Who will go to church with you when you go, this is part of fellowship with like-minded people. There is power in prayer for as you need it, someone will need yours as well too.

The ceremony of marriage is sacred too, and with the right mate you will please GOD. GOD loves us so that in this life we can not see all of it until we are before HIM in HIS heaven bowing before HIM giving HIM honor!

Ravi Zacharias Ministries “Just thinking”

Mr Zacharias will explain this better than I can. He explains the sacredness of marriage and the bond of the union of a natural man and woman in a gentle way. For he very well know that many will not agree with the bible. But it is a person’s choice to listen to GOD or not. But as for me and all of my loved ones we choose to listen to GOD, for it is heaven we seek after to be with GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS for all eternity long. Here are some links regarding sexuality in the worlds thinking.

https://www.rzim.org/resources/lgbtq

https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-global/how-wide-the-divide-sexuality-at-the-forefront-culture-at-the-crossroads

Anything out of GOD’s plan is confusion, strife , sadness and the feeling of emptiness. You will see and hear people who do not have trust in GOD complain about the new person in their life and all of the new ones after that because they leaned on their own understanding.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7 New King James Version (NKJV)

Principles of Marriage

Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me:

It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment. For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

Keep Your Marriage Vows

10 Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. 11 But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife.

12 But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. 13 And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. 15 But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. 16 For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

Live as You Are Called

17 But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I [a]ordain in all the churches. 18 Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. 20 Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. 21 Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it.22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called.

To the Unmarried and Widows

25 Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy. 26 I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—that it is good for a man to remain as he is: 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.

29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none, 30 those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess, 31 and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away.

32 But I want you to be without [b]care. He who is unmarried [c]cares for the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord. 33 But he who is married cares about the things of the world—how he may please hiswife. 34 There is a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world—how she may please her husband. 35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.

36 But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his [d]virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let them marry. 37 Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart that he will keep his [e]virgin, does well. 38 So then he who gives [f]her in marriage does well, but he who does not give her in marriage does better.

39 A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. 40 But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment—and I think I also have the Spirit of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:17 direct
  2. 1 Corinthians 7:32 concern
  3. 1 Corinthians 7:32 is concerned about
  4. 1 Corinthians 7:36 Or virgin daughter
  5. 1 Corinthians 7:37 Or virgin daughter
  6. 1 Corinthians 7:38 NU his own virgin

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

 

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It is better to wait for the GODLY mate than to just pick one on your own understandings and desires. We humans do not know what we are doing to each other or ourselves.

If we were abused at any level , age, place, or never taught what love is or the word of GOD….we will give into complicated relationships. Even if they are just your friends you socialize with besides work or school. Even if it is the current “trend” or what is “popular” with many…. if it is not of GOD leave it alone. Your soul is way more important than a weakness of the flesh or a lie of something you think you want to hear.

 

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I will tell you, I as a natural-born woman did want to be married and have kids. But I had known it is better for a woman to wait for GOD to send the right man to me. And not the one I wanted through the flesh. The flesh only sees the cover of what is really in the heart. GOD sees what the heart truly is. A woman who trusts in the LORD doesn’t chase after a man to be her husband ever. Women trust in the LORD who will bring the man who is to be your husband. Men, trust in the LORD who is leading you to be your wife.

Proverbs 18:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

 

GODS love is unconditional at all times. The right love that will show us the right love. And when we marry someone who is GODLY this love is in them too. This is why it is best to trust in the LORD at all times. GOD will lead us right.

Trust in GOD, trust in HIS beloves son JESUS. For without JESUS the mediator between GOD and man we can not get into heaven.

I do pra that this was a blessing to you, and may you have a blessing from the reding and the sharing of the word of in this blog and the blog itself. Have a blessed day!

Peace!

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M.J. Davis , actress, author,artist and Mother.

Ms. M.J. Davis

This blog is about my Mom M.J. Davis and her acting , singing, and writing career up to 2019.

My Mom is a wonderful woman who has always looked after me. A praying woman, who believes in GOD and has taught me to do the same!

My Mom is also talented who can sew, draw fashions, sing and has made a record that she wrote herself called “I count the hours”.

See when you have parents who believe in GOD and love HIM as she does, you learn from what you see them do. How they handle life with faith as mine has. Of course my Mom got the power of prayer through her Mother and my beloved Grandmother. So it was all good, enjoying going to Church and praising the LORD with other people who were like family!

I want to share with you her desire to sing mostly. She has a smooth vocal voice as she did when I was I child right now. She loved the creative arts as well as the conventional job she had doing computer work. My Grandmother told her, you are best to have a back up plan and totally depend on the movie industry for a steady income. You need money to make money.

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Ms. M.J. Davis is listed in the Marquis “Who’s Who in America” 2002 thru 2013. She is selected to be included in a biographical directory. She has done stage/off Broadway acting, featured films, television, writing besides “Agency Procedures; Lust and Corruption” plays such as “So Many Drops of Rain”. Magazine prints for Black publications such as Bronze Thrills, True Confessions, and more.
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So , because of the moral upbringing my Mom has she did not take the roles that would b
something that would dishonor GOD, herself and her whole family. She would have to
live with all of that through all of eternity. But she did enjoy the amount of fame she got!
My Mom Ms. Davis is in scene cut #4:41. Not very long for an extra, but she was walking
next to the lead!
Shafts 1971 opening credits on YouTube.

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I made an out fit to match the cover of my my Moms book to display at a art and craft show in New York.

 

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Ms. Davis has written a novel about a woman who is a Christian woman working in a
secular workplace . For those of you who are in the same scenario I am sure you
understand what it is like.  The title is exactly what happens, but this does not mean that
this is a x-rated novel.
It is just stating the facts as to what goes on as a Black woman in the corporate world.
Once you chose to read it , you will see what I mean.

Jesus’s ever loving eyes. 1 John 4:19

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1 John 4:19

16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19We love him, because he first loved us. 20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

 

Many times I think about how blessed those in the bible days that were able to see JESUS face to face , and eye to eye. To hear HIS voice and make a good meal to share with HIM too. I think about how comforting it was to have faith and see JESUS looking back at you showing the pure love that no other person walking the face of the earth has ever given you. A pure unconditional love straight from HIS divine heart to our human hearts!

To meet a man who is your true best friend, who cares about you, loves you unconditionally 100% is awesome beyond any kind of measure. And it is JESUS!!!

We can not at this time in our lives actually have JESUS walking in the flesh with us as HE did back then. But we can still have HIM walking with us with prayer and faith! Right now we are in a different state of being. We are being sorted from the true believers to the sorta believers to the plain out non believers.

This is the time when we who do truly love the LORD GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS will have to wait for the 2nd coming before we can be called home and see our loving JESUS eye to eye.

We who love HIM will be and are lied on for what ever reason by the wicked and lost souls of this world, our integrity will be doubted by those who are wicked seeking to ruin our good names!

But remember JESUS loves us!

We overlooked when those worldly people who are getting the things they need or want! Yet these same worldly people will have a time when they will need our help or money look for us believers! They know we have faith and will try to use our beloved GOD and us only when they are in need!

But remember JESUS loves us!

We who love GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS are hated. For these same people do not love GOD or HIS son either. This is not surprising when you know that you are in the tribe of JESUS!

But remember JESUS loves us.

Knowing how loving and wonderful GOD is, it is sad to see so many people I know that do not. If we were to look at all of the people at a Pro- football game with a packed stadium, I wonder just how many people do love GOD and HIS son JESUS?

To me it is a cold and lost feeling not to have GOD in it. Not to have a loving communication with HIM. Not to have a loving communication with JESUS our savior will lead us into things that are ungodly.  JESUS gave HIS life on the cross for all mankind who truly believes in HIM will be saved.

Not being in touch with the one and only true living GOD,  with all of your heart, mind, body and soul is like living in total darkness. Praying to GOD only when you want something. Please do give thanks to GOD for all that HE gives you every single day of your life as best as you know how to do.

Remember the blessings we get from GOD, and give thanks. As all good loving children should do to a loving FATHER.

Matthew
Chapter 5

1And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

2And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

 

Reading the word of GOD is very encouraging to me because it tells the truth as it encourages. It tells just how much GOD loves us all too as in John 2:16.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 

King James Version (KJV)

As we aim to do our GODLY best in our lives, being a true disciple for GOD and ministering to others as you let GOD put the right words to your heart to theirs… think about this every single day. How much you want to be able to look into the face of GOD and JESUS and be with them for all of eternity long. It is easy trying your best to be good before GOD, but don’t give up. No one can do it with out prayer and help from our beloved JESUS. Being able to look at who truly does love you unconditionally for all eternity long.

Be blessed and never stressed, stay in prayer, let GOD lead you, and pass this blog forward to others so they can be blessed by reading GODS words and this blog!

 

Peace!!!

 

 

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Psalm 34. Bless the LORD!

 

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Praise the LORD GOD and thank You GOD for your son JESUS!!! I was listening to one of my favorite choirs, and it the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. I am touched when I her them sing. And to see that they have a mixed group of cultures there is good. For GOD sent HIS son JESUS here on earth to save all people, not just a few.

Be free of the old ways of thinking about things and be right with GOD and His son with prayer and asking for help from JESUS as He is the mediator between us and GOD. We can not make it without JESUS. No matter how hard you may try….it is impossible. The flesh is weak and GOD is strong! Break those chains of the bondage of living in the land of the lost souls without Jesus!

So I am sharing the feeling with you today as I have sent a link to the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir below. You can hear more of them on your phone when you go to the link on you tube for free.

Psalm 34 King James Version (KJV)

34 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

 

Be blessed and never stressed. Be blessed from the reading of the word of GOD, this blog sharing it as well too!

Peace!!!

Sunday dinner of salmon cakes and Prayer.

1 Corinthians 10:31 English Standard Version (ESV)

31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

 

 

 

My salmon cakes cooking up.

 

Good Sunday morning to you all, or what ever time it is for you right now!

Many families now a days spend their time away from each other during the weekdays and the weekends they catch up and have a good meal at the table with each other. But when they are grown and have to take on their own responsibilities as adults….things might change and so enjoy your times together when you can.

 

potatoes, carrots, onion and celery baked in butter and seasonings 2019

My baked veggies in some butter.

I enjoy praying and reading the scripture with my family and then having a good meal. Being filled with the peaceful spirit of the LORD and a full tummy is a total feeling of peace and comfort for me.

My grandmother was an excellent cook and no one I know can or could have cooked as well as she could. When we had family dinners , relatives we have not seen for a while would come and leave full. I remember seeing the men eat so much that they sat in the living room loosening their belts and then falling asleep. Everyone was a hard worker and when we all got together it was either in the church or at the house catch up on things.

Deuteronomy 12:7 English Standard Version (ESV)

And there you shall eat before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the Lord your God has blessed you.

homemade cupcakes 2019

My fruit filled muffins.

 

John 6:35 English Standard Version (ESV)

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

cupcakes with icing 2019
My fruit filled cupcakes with icing.

By the time dessert was ready to be eaten, most of the family was content feeling, but when “the eyes are bigger than the tummy” things lead to the belt loosening thing and falling asleep in the living room.

Everyone said my Grandmom was a good cook. But you can tell that when she didn’t have any leftovers to speak of to put away. My Grandma was a good woman who loved the LORD and raised up her kids to do the same.

 

homemade bananna icecream 2019
My homemade banana ice cream

 

Hebrews 10:25

25. Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near

Enjoy your new year with those who truly do love you and look out for you. Do not associate with those who envy you and say evil things about you when you are not around. They do not share the heart of JESUS and share the heart of the evil one. It doesnt matter if they are family. For they are people and make their own choices on how they want to live. With GOD the FATHER as the lead, or the fallen one who is lost.

You need no distractions on you path to righteousness. None.

Be joyful, encourage others and particularly for others who are followers of JESUS. For they maybe going through a trail that is weighing them down and you may not even be aware of it. if you are being to self centered at the moment to not see it. Not everyone physically shows what they are going through, nor speak about to others. They may keep things to themselves as they are going through what they are going through.

Enjoy your meal with your family, loved ones, and friends. May this blog post encourage you and bless you as you read and share the word of GOD. #passitforward!

 

Peace!

 

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