“WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING.”
“The joy of the LORD is my strength.”
“Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the new born King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark the herald angels sing
Glory to the new born king!”
” You have turned for me my mourning into dancing:
You have put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.
To the end that my glory may sing praise to You, and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.”
Laughter is like a windshield wiper,
It doesn’t stop the rain but, allows us to keep going. :)
“Weeping may endure for a night”
and I’ve learned that the night
can be very long...
but then, I remember
that even though it’s darkest before dawn,
“Joy comes in the morning”
And for that, I can hold on.”
“Jesus, The Light of The World”
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
“The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.”
Thank you Nitzy for nominating me for the 2012 Blog of the year award!!!!
This is an honor, and I appreciate it very much. I am humbled and thankful for such an honor, and it is my hope that readers who follow or stop by this blog will be inspired, uplifted, and encouraged. I give God all the glory for the wonderful response that I have received and I appreciate every single one who has ever read, “liked”, or followed Faithrises.
I would like to pass this award along and nominate Francine of francineinretirement. Francine is a fellow blogger who shares beauty and inspiration in every post, through her photography and thoughtful words. I’ve appreciated the creativity and consistency of her work ever since the first day I stopped by, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too!
Smiles and Blessings to You All
“The light shines in darkness;
and the darkness comprehends it not.”
“…The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control…”
“You show me the path of life and in your presence there is fullness of joy…
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. “
And most importantly,
” Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.”
“The hope of the righteous brings joy.”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace…”
Thank you PC Zick, @ pczick.wordpress.com, for nominating me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! I think that this award is so cute and it’s so nice for my blog to be considered “Sweet!” I’m honored to have been nominated by such a popular writer. I admire her blog and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too, so treat yourself to a visit!
Thanks Patricia. :)
1. Give credit to the person who chose to nominate you.
2. Answer the “Super Sweet” questions.
3. Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen (13) blogs.
“Super Sweet” Questions:
1. Cookies or Cake?
Right now I’m not eating sugar, but if I were, it would be… CAKE!!! Plain cake and plain cookies,like pound cake and shortbread. :)
2. Chocolate or Vanilla?
3. What is your favorite sweet treat?
Lemon Pound Cake
4. When do you crave sweet things the most?
I don’t have a big sweet tooth, so I don’t usually crave sweets.
5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?
I checked with my hubby, and he said “Sweetheart” ♥
A Baker’s Dozen of “Sweet” Nominees:
Surfing through these blogs will be “sweet” so pay them a visit and enjoy!!!
Special thanks to everyone who visits, follows, “likes”, or comments on this blog! Smiles and Blessings to you all. – Faith :)
Once, several years back, I took my Jeep in to have my brakes checked, and as I sat in the waiting area, an elderly man sat, quietly, a few chairs down,waiting for his vehicle and reading a newspaper. I smiled at him as I sat down, and began leafing through one of the magazines on the table next to me.
When the mechanic came out to give me the news about my Jeep, I stood up and walked over to the counter to meet him. He basically told me that my brakes were in worse condition than I thought, and that I was going to cost much more than I had expected. I asked how much it would cost to do part of the job now and the rest later on, and he said he’d go back and check with his manager. I went back to my seat and the older gentleman, leaned over and quietly said that he would like to pay the difference, so that I could get the whole job done today. I was totally surprised at this and responded by saying, “Thank you sir. That is very kind of you but I can’t accept, thank you though. That’s very nice of you to offer.”
He answered by saying that he would really like to do this for me and my family, and this is just the type of thing that he and his wife try to do for others whenever they have the opportunity. So he asked that I please accept his offer. I thought for a minute and then asked if I could have his name and address in order to repay him, and he said no. He said that this would be a gift, and that he did not want to be repaid. I realized that this was a blessing, so I graciously accepted. ( I did manage to get his name and address anyway, so that we could send him and his wife a thank you note. We also included a gift card for he and his wife to go out to dinner.) :)
That day, when I drove off, I felt so much gratitude, as I had thanked this gentleman several times, and was doubly blessed to have experienced true generosity and a “blessing in surprise!”
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
― Charles Dickens
“Kind words are like honey…
Sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
I am so blessed to have been nominated for these beautiful awards during my long absence! Thank you. It was a great “Welcome Back” surprise! You’ve made me very happy, and it’s so -ooooo good to be back. :)
Basically, these awards require that you acknowledge the person who nominated you, with a link to their blog, tell a few things about yourself, and pass the award on to 5,7, or 10 other bloggers as nominees, posting a link to their site.
I’m going to list the awards, and the lovely people who nominated me, tell a little about myself, and then nominate a few great blogs of the many blogs that I enjoy. Here we go!
A Little About Me:
I enjoy musicals, and some of my favorites are: My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, and Fiddler on the Roof. :)
I consider it a great honor to have been nominated for each of these awards, and I sincerely appreciate all of the kind words and comments given by the very special people who nominated me.
Thank you P.C. Zick, pczick.worfdpress.com for nominating me for the “Sunshine Award”
My nominee for this award is: giselemorgan.wordpress.com, Beautiful photography, that just feels like “Sunshine!”
Thank you Lynn, lynnlovesediting.wordpress.com for nominating me for the “Beautiful Blogger Award”
My nominee for this award is: learning2bestill.com, beautifully encouraging, and uplifting blog, focusing on God’s Word
Thank you forhisgloryandpraise.wordpress.com for nominating me for the “Reader Appreciation Award”
My nominee for this award is: francineinretirement.wordpress.com, I enjoy and appreciate reading her blog, and I’m sure you will too!
My nominee for this award is: grandmothermusings.com, a wonderfully warm blog with lovely photos!
Whew!! And last but not least…
A Special Thank you to those who read, “like”, or follow this blog! You’ve helped to make all of this possible. You’re the best!
“… I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.“
It’s Throwback Thursday and “Crazy Faith” is all about having faith, and believing God for what seems impossible, regardless of your circumstances. Read more and be encouraged!
There was a time when, my family, friends, and neighbors would have thought that “Crazy Faith” would be a perfect title for my autobiography! :)
I know that this is true, because once, when I was in the final months of my pregnancy, (you know, the pregnancy that I prayed 10 years for), I overheard my husband talking to a neighbor, saying; “We all thought that Faith was losing her mind!… While she was struggling with her health and praying for another baby, her mother and sister would call and say, “We’re really concerned about Faith..” They thought that I was going crazy!!! He had never told me this before, so when I heard it, I laughed, and said, “That’s OK… They thought that Noah was crazy too, but it sure did rain didn’t it? So, I’m in good company!”
It all began 15 years earlier, when I read Luke 8:48, “Daughter, your faith has made…
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Happy Mother’s Day to you all, and a very special Mother’s day to my own dear Mom!
I’m so thankful for the mother that God has blessed me with. She is my friend, and has been a tower of strength for me, as she constantly gives of herself, and encourages me in the word of God. I am thankful for the example she has given me in mothering my own three children, and I am thankful for her own mother, my sweet grandma, who although she has gone on to be with Jesus, has left a loving legacy of motherhood for me as well, and my children still benefit from her example of love, courage, and faith.
Just as the Apostle Paul said of Timothy, in 2 Timothy 1:51; ” When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” My grandmother, who introduced me to Christ, and my mother, who continually encourages me in Him, have blessed me, and instilled in me, the treasure of possessing an unfeigned faith in God, loving Jesus, and trusting in His Word, for which I am eternally grateful.
God Bless You all, and have a Happy Mother’s Day!
One day last week, my daughter told me that right in the middle of class, her teacher, middle-aged, mother of two, did a cartwheel right in the middle of a lesson, and cartwheeled right back to her original position and said, with a great big smile on her face, ” I’ve still got it!“ and the whole class just roared with laughter! I thought to myself, “Wow! How great it must feel to be so free at heart, even in the midst of a busy workday, right in front of a class full of fifth-graders, turning cartwheels!”
For me, this teacher’s exclamation of “I’ve still got it!” implies so much more… It not only speaks of her impressive physical capabilities, but also of her ability to seize the day, enjoy the moment, and keep the “kid” inside alive!
“He will once again fill your mouth with laughter
and your lips with shouts of joy!”