resolutions

it’s the monday giggles…

New Year’s resolutions abound.

Less of this!

More of that!

Here’s what I’ve decided upon…

hugs n’ blessings for less running-around and more laughing!

He is always there…

“Pray, pray to the Lord with me, because the whole world needs prayer. And every day, when your heart especially feels the loneliness of life, pray. Pray to the Lord, because even God needs our prayers.”    St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Jesus is always with you, even when you don’t feel his presence. He is never so close to you as he is during your spiritual battles. He is always there, close to you, encouraging you to fight the good fight; he is there to ward off the enemy’s blows so you won’t be hurt.

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weight of worry

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

Proverbs 12:25 NLT

Have you ever worn ankle weights at the gym? Suddenly even a task like walking takes extra effort. When considering your worries, picture yourself as a person with ankle weights who has never worked out. Worry does nothing but add heaviness to your life. When you take into consideration that we are called to run a race, it is significantly more difficult to run with our ankles carrying weights. The solution seems to be right in this verse, but sometimes we find ourselves in seasons where an encouraging word from the outside seems scarce.

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