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God’s Love Endures Forever

 

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E

 

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34 (NIV)

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Many of us have a lot going on right now in our lives. You may be unemployed in spite of sending out hundreds of job applications. You may be living paycheck to paycheck because it’s hard to make ends meet due to inflation. You may be tired of going over the same thing with your children because it’s hard to keep talking and talking and talking. You may be tired of dealing with the same back-stabbing co-workers (or fellow church goers – because you will find some  of these people in church too) day in and day out. You may simply be tired of being tired.

BUT there is much to be thankful for! There’s life, health, friendships, family, working bodies, eyes that see, arms that can hug and hold … you get the picture.  I have learnt that one of the most powerful things a person can do is to give thanks to God while in the middle of overwhelming stressful situations. The peace in the midst of the storm cannot be explained nor can I really describe the calm that embraces you as a result.  All I can recommend is that you try it for yourself and let me know how you feel afterwards.

You can click on the link to read a few more thankful thoughts and there are more here too but even as I leave you now, I encourage you to go out and give thanks to the Lord because He is more than good – He’s simply awesome!

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Enjoying the Now

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
Omar Khayyam

 

The now, this present moment, is difficult. Burying someone you love is never easy.

But here I am in Trinidad visiting and supporting my cousin as we lay her husband to rest. He was a good man who loved the Lord and will be missed.  Yet, the time we have been able to spend together as a family is amazing as many of us come together – after lots of years apart – for this sad event.

Christmas like every other season comes whether we are alive or dead, happy or sad, alone or with others. My advice? Let’s make every effort to enjoy every single moment of every single day, because only the NOW in life is a given.  Hope you’ll agree 🙂

 

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“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”
Romans 14:8

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Celebrating My Heritage: Bajan Pumpkin Soup!

My salt fish cakes which I made last weekend were to die for!  They were so delicious they didn’t even last long enough for me to take any photos to post here for you.  As soon as they came out of the frying pan they disappeared – just like that.

But hopefully it’s back to the kitchen this weekend to make my favourite soup: Pumpkin! There’s absolutely nothing like a hot steaming bowl of beautifully garnished Bajan (another word for Barbadian) pumpkin soup.  This soup soothes and solves all your problems in one go, it’s that good of a comfort food BUT not all pumpkin soups are created equal!

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