Are We Thankful for God’s Grace?

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 I want to tell you how I feel about Grace.  God’s Grace.  As you might have learned from some of my previous posts, I am a Christian.  Christians, including myself, have troubles.  Christians “flub up.”  Christians sin I am a sinner.  Romans 3:23-24 (KJV) says “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”  This is where I feel we need to PRAY for forgiveness (check out my previous post on prayer here), and be THANKFUL for God’s GRACE because we were SAVED by the blood of His son Jesus!  My interpretation of this verse in Romans is that although I sin, God will give me His GRACE and forgive me!  Isn’t that AMAZING??? 🙂 #savedbygrace #thankfulforHisgrace

I am basically a fairly shy person. (I know, right?)  For some of those who know me well, I’m sure you would argue that fact, lol.  🙂  That’s one of the reasons I decided to become a blogger.  It helps me because I can hide behind a computer screen. 😉  Anyway, something I feel passionate about is spreading the Word of Jesus!  I believe we were put here to be kind, compassionate, caring, and to let others know that Jesus is the ONLY way to eternal life!   However, when you’re shy, even sharing the Word of Jesus can be scary!

I think I have found a solution to my problem…an easier way for me to share the Word with people.  Have you ever heard of Mary & Martha in the Bible?  These are two sisters found in the Gospel of Luke.  When Jesus and His disciples were traveling, they came to Mary & Martha’s home, and the sisters were very hospitable.  Mary was very attentive to what Jesus had to say, but Martha was more worried about the house; making food, cleaning, and was too distracted to listen to Jesus.  Which do you think you would be if Jesus came to your home?  A “Mary” type person, or a “Martha” type person?  I recommend this neat DVD series combo from Amazon called:

   “Having A Mary Heart in a Martha World”

Anyway, I said above, I think found an easier way to share Jesus.  It’s actually called “Mary & Martha!”   Mary & Martha is a direct sales company of Hallmark and DaySpring, and I became and Independent Consultant for them almost a year ago, because I love their products so much.  The main company is based out of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and they “design products to open the doors of hearts and homes to a Creator who stands and knocks.”  We have what we call “Gatherings” which are similar to what is known as parties.  We bring the items to your home to show, and you order; and the hostess gets gifts, free stuff, and discounts, and we have an amazing time having fellowship while sharing the Word of the Lord!!  This is the easiest for me…the product sells itself, and since each product has some type of inspirational message, it helps me share Jesus!  WIN, WIN!!!  🙂  #Mary&Martha  We get a new catalog twice a year and the Fall/Winter catalog just arrived!  You can check it out by clicking below:

   M&M FALL/WINTER CATALOG

From the first time I saw Mary & Martha products, one of my favorite collections has been the “Grace and Gratitude” collection.  Think about it, GRACE.  This is something I HAVE and LOVE from this collection:

Queen Anne’s Lace Pitcher, Grace and Gratitude Collection

Here are more pictures of my fav’s!  I can’t believe all these beautiful things!  I don’t care where you live, if you would like a catalog, let me know, I would be happy to mail you one!  Or, check my website HERE ! 🙂

Something I think is very helpful to help us feel God’s grace is to read from the Bible and journal daily!  In James 4:6 (KJV) it says “But he giveth more grace.  Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”  This helps you realize that God will give us grace.  You shouldn’t expect grace.  If you don’t have a Bible, there are some amazing journaling Bibles from Amazon you can purchase here—>   BIBLES 

Mary & Martha has something new for journaling your faith.  It’s called “100 Days of Bible Promises” (+ heart stickers & washi tape).  And on September 1, 2018, another one will be available also, “100 Days of Grace & Gratitude” (+ cross stickers & washi tape).  I know you won’t want to miss out on these.  ORDER HERE

II Corinthians 12:9 says “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (KJV)

Blessings,

-Connie

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Well, how about that! I have been a blogger since February and nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Stunning Complications!!  Thank you!!  

The Sunshine Blogger Award was created to showcase bloggers who are creative, talented, joyful and dedicated to the blogging world.

There are a few rules to get to know the blogger.  These are:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to his/her blog.
  • Answer 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and give them 11 questions you have chosen.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post on your blog.

Stunning Complications questions and my answers:

  1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Right here in the Ozarks where I am 🙂
  2. Which famous celebrity (alive or dead) would you like to spend the day with? actually, Jesus! I think that would be amazing!!
  3. If you could describe yourself as an animal, which one would you choose and why? I guess a monkey. When I was a very small child, my mom said I climbed on everything and she called me a “curtain climbin’ house ape.” lol
  4. What is your motto? I don’t really have a “motto” but I try to always be truthful, helpful and kind because that’s what I feel the Lord wants.
  5. Why did you start blogging? I have all this stuff in my head that needs to come out!
  6. If you could give a younger version of yourself one piece of advice, what would it be? Marry my current husband first and have our kids together.
  7. What does the perfect day look like? Having quiet time to read the Bible, blog, work on my Mary & Martha business, then being able to get all my chores done in a timely manner.
  8. If money was no object, what would you do and why? Buy a huge amusement park and let all the kids in for free! Give them free snacks and prizes and stuff. Why? Because too many kids never have the opportunity because it cost so darn much these days!!
  9. What would you like people to take away from your blog? Hopefully joy in Christ, peace, laughter, and knowledge.
  10. Who is the most influential person in your life and why? My mom. She has always tried to show me that no matter what, there is always hope in Christ, and has always been there for me.
  11. Do you have a collection of anything?  If yes, what is it? Yes, elephants

Here is my list of 11 nominees:

  1. Squatchin’ With Hannah
  2. Dishes by Hand
  3. Raising Royalty
  4. The Most Rewarding Life
  5. Let Mommy Sleep
  6. Bella Inspired Grace
  7. Amanda Yorton
  8. Worthy Existence
  9. Cheylaughing
  10. A Pen & A Plan Blog
  11. Next Step Happiness

Please NOTE: If I happened to nominate someone that has already been nominated recently, so sorry! The nominees I have chosen above are newer bloggers to me, that I gotten some inspiration from! 🙂

Please answer these 11 questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Is blogging your full-time job, or do you hope for it to be some day?
  3. What is your favorite color and why?
  4. Are you “city” or “country” and why?
  5. If you could choose any place in the world to visit, where would it be?
  6. Are you a “coke” or “pepsi” person, or neither?
  7. Do you like ice cream (who doesn’t?) and if so, what flavor?
  8. Do you collect anything and if so, what?
  9. Do you prefer cooking at home, or eating out?
  10. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  11. If you could be any super hero, which one would it be and why?

Once again, I would like to thank Stunning Complications for the nomination!!  I can’t wait to read about everyone I nominated above!

Blessings,

-Connie

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How Important is Prayer?

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(Any opinions expressed in this blog post are mine alone, however I am stating fact)  How important is prayer?  I know for me, I could not live without it.  “Pray without ceasing.”  I have started using a prayer journal to keep track of the people and things that need prayer.  It really helps!  You can order an AWESOME prayer journal from Amazon here—>  PRAYER JOURNAL

I’ve been told at times that I’m “too compassionate.”  Like, how can a person be too compassionate??  🙂   Last week there was a tragedy in my own community that made national news and well, tore my heart into pieces. Because I have prayer, I have been able to cope.  As many of you have Continue reading “How Important is Prayer?”

Blogging Blastoff is Back!

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Have you ever wanted to write?  Just “get your feelings out?”  Without writing a book I mean?  Well, I have.  And I think I’ve found the perfect way!  Writing a blog!!  When you write a blog, you really aren’t limited to what type of stuff you write; it just depends on who you want to read it!  (makes sense!)  Did you know that some of the information you find on the internet comes from different people doing research for their blog posts?  Some of the more popular types of blogs are travel blogs, self-help blogs, cooking blogs, lifestyle blogs, crafting blogs, exercise blogs…the list goes on… Continue reading “Blogging Blastoff is Back!”

Amazing Deals for Amazon Prime Day!

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Have you ever wanted to try “Amazon Prime?”  If so, NOW IS THE TIME!!  Let me tell you why!!  Monday, July 16 is  AMAZON PRIME DAY!!!  What is AMAZON PRIME DAY, you ask?  Well, it’s kind of like “Black Friday” for Amazon!  Deals, deals, deals (shipped direct to your door)!!!  And…you can actually try a membership for FREE, for 30 days, if you wanna give it a whirl…check out the deals…just click on the link below:

I wanna try AMAZON PRIME *FREE* for 30 days!

OR HOW ABOUT SOME OF THESE AMAZING DEALS??? Click the link to see!

*50% off select Jewelry until 8/11/18—> JEWELRY

*50% off select Beauty Supplies until 8/10/18—> BEAUTY

*51% off select Home & Garden until 8/11/18—> HOME

*46% off select Toys & Games until 8/10/18—> TOYS

*30% off select Clothing & Accessories until 8/10/18—> CLOTHING

*15% off select Electronics until 8/11/18—> ELECTRONICS

*25% off select Kitchen & Housewares until 8/11/18—> KITCHEN

*51% off select Sports & Outdoors until 8/11/18—> OUTDOORS

This is something AMAZING that Amazon does, but folks, it only lasts A WHILE…so get the deals while you can!!!  AMAZON PRIME DAY lasts from July 16 at 12pm PT/3pm ET through July 17, 2018!!  Don’t miss it!  You never know, AMAZING things could happen!! 🙂

Click this link for AMAZING DEALS from AMAZON!

Blessings,

-Connie

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