Life is for Living Every Day

Embracing Faith, Family, Friendship; Love, Laughter, Life


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This is what we are going to do today

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“Live life for the moment because everything else is uncertain!”
~ Louis Tomlinson

Dear Friends

It’s important to remember the value of living in the now. Yesterday can’t be changed and no matter how much we long for tomorrow we can’t do anything there until tomorrow actually comes. So why not just live in the now, in the today, in this very moment of moments? What other choice do we have anyway?

Today, we are going to grab hold of life and live it to the fullest. We are going to let people know how much they mean to us. We are going to do our jobs to the best of our ability. We are going to support our co-workers, friends, family, bosses and pastors. We are going to give to the homeless and then give some more.  We are going to praise God, pray to God and be a witness to God. Because today is all we have and sometimes this opportunity too, can be taken away from us in the blink of an eye. Just a little something to think about not only today but for always.

What are you thankful for today? How will you make the most of each moment? Do you regret not enjoying other moments in your past? Is there some point of your life you would have lived differently or to the max?

Leave your thoughts via a comment or two 🙂

 

“I will thank God for the day and the moment I have.”
~ Jim Valvano

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Never Stop Believing in Yourself

“Never give up on your dream … because you never know what the Lord can bless you with.”
~ Kelly Rowland

“Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.”
~ Phillip Sweet

 

Today is the last day of June. It is also the only time we will see Friday June 30, 2017 but even though the second half of the year will start from tomorrow, let’s not be disappointed or depressed if we are not as far along as originally planned for this time. Remember, you are enough! And by extension it is never, and I repeat never, ever too late to work on yourself … because even Oprah thinks this is a good idea 🙂

 


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Looking for an ‘Aaron’ and ‘Hur’

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Take my hand

 “The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.” Exodus 17:8-12 (NIV)

 

I believe everyone knows the importance of support, whether we are giving it or receiving it. No man is an island and although that may sound like a tired cheesy cliché, it is very true. Think about it. There is no job that we can entirely perform on our own, no child we can raise on our own, no committee we can volunteer to be a part of on our own (if that makes sense), no marriage that can work if only one person is putting in the effort on their own.

In this well-known bible story let’s pay specific attention to the support which Aaron and Hur lent to Moses when his hands grew tired. Here we have one man on each side of him and not for 10 or 15 or 30 minutes but committed all the way until sunset. Based on this help, Moses’ hand with the staff of God remained steady and Joshua was able to win the battle against the Amalekites. Would the battle have been won without this support? No, because we are specifically told that whenever Moses lowered his hand the Amalekites were winning.

Today, is there anyone we can offer to support in some way, no matter how small? Do we know someone who may be physically ill, unemployed or facing a loss of some sort (whether loved one, relationship or significant material possession such as their home or transportation)? Do they need us to keep their hands raised? Or do we ourselves need to find an Aaron and/or Hur to help us hold our own hands up above the waters of life?

Never forget that God considers His children to be keepers of their brothers and sisters. As for me, I will be there to support as needed but in the meantime, admit that I am looking for both Aaron and Hur (not being greedy but realistic – smile) … I know they are somewhere out there.

But what about you? Are you looking for an Aaron or Hur too? Was there a time when you needed serious support and someone was there to lift you over or through the challenge? We welcome your stories 🙂

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The Five YOU Chose :)

the journey is the destination

“Praise be to the God  and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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I can’t believe how quickly the first three months of the year have gone by! Soon it will be Mother’s Day, then Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Barbados’ 50th anniversary celebrations in November … and boom! It’s Christmas and New Year’s again!

So although I am not sure exactly where time is running off to and because I know without a doubt that many of us are super busy with life, I thought I’d shine a quick spotlight on the top posts (based on YOUR views) for January to March of 2016  just in case you may have missed them in the hustle and bustle of blog-dom.

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Let’s grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax for a bit. My wish is that these words will comfort and inspire you in reading, as much as they have comforted and inspired me in writing. You can let me know 🙂

  1. Lord give me a sign (please)!
  2. 6 Tips to Spiritual Warfare Victory
  3. Finding favor with God … and getting ready to enjoy His blessings
  4. The real difference between prayer and faith
  5. Celebrating my Heritage: Bajan Pumpkin Soup

And here’s a bonus – guaranteed to generate a smile just when you need it most: a cute Funny Friday post. Enjoy!

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