Peak or Pit still Thankful 

  

Good Day, Beautiful People.

“Many times the deepest disappointments yield the most beautiful fruit in our lives.

In the later years of life, George lost all his money, his health faded, his right side became paralyzed and his creditors were threatening him with imprisonment for not paying his debts. He had no place to go, no one to really help him, but God. Placing all his trust in God alone, George decided to go into seclusion and spend time in meditation and prayer. Out of this time alone with God he was changed, His eyes opened and he saw such glory. Out of his difficulty he composed perhaps one of the greatest works of music ever…THE MESSIAH. His name – George Frederick Handel.

Don’t give up, your music will return and your life will come into that perfect place God has for you. What God does in secret will bless many openly.” – Passion Translation sharing. 

Christmas is drawing near. We are all so busy with so many festival activities and parties around this time of the year.  I hope in our busyness, we don’t forget the real meaning and Spirit of Christmas. 

Every year, I host a business & working sisters thanksgiving and Christmas party.  I will encourage them to share something they are thankful for the year.

Like my pastor claimed in the beginning of 2015 “You crown the year with Your goodness.” –Ps 65:11.  

Regardless 2015 is your peak or pit, you’re breathing and moving you have something to be thankful for. Be like the one out of ten that Jesus healed, came back and thank Him! Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?  Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” – Lk17:17-19  Let’s us give honour and appreciation when honour is due. “Do you owe respect? Then give it. Do you owe honour? Then show it.”- Rom13:7

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Ps100:4

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1Chron16:34 

Some of the sisters are thankful for a good year. Others are thankful that they are still here and standing even though it is a challenging & dramatic year! We are all grateful that God is with us in the pit and peak! There are plenty of laughter and a few teary eyes. This year each one receive a scented candle. The symbolic reason of a candlelight is a reminder they are the light in the world of darkness. So remember to shine for Jesus.

“I hear His whisper… “VICTORY!”

You are going to make it. You will arise in victory, no matter how it may look to you at this moment. Is it not true that every impossibility yields to My power? All I am will be placed between you and your enemies. You will arise as the mighty one that I have created you to be! Nothing will be able to overcome you, for faith will grow and your love will intensify toward Me. 

Never doubt My power, My grace, My surprising breakthrough on your behalf. Before this week is over you will see My glory shine through the clouds of darkness. You will see your enemies shrink back before you as you move out with My Name and My victory. Watch what I will do before this year is over. Your will jump out into 2016 with the songs of victory!” – Passion Translation 

  

  

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Give Thanks [Donnez-Merci, Da gracias]

 

Good Day, Beautiful People!

Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Friends! Is one Holiday that I adopted on heart and practise for a long time. It is awesome to put aside one day in a year to sit with loved ones to celebrate and be thankful for the harvest and grateful for the year. 

I’m overjoyed and thankful 2015 is my very first American Thanksgiving!  I was invited a few time to attend in the previous years but only able to attend this year! My friend, Holly host a big fundraiser Thanksgiving Party to feed some college students and friends donate for money to her missionaries friends. Each year the size of the party grow. This year we have 100 people attended. 

Together, We gooble up four turkeys, two serving plates of cornbread, mash, sweet potatoes pies, apple pies, pecan pies, pumpkin pies, ice cream, banana pudding, jello, and candies. She and her hubby had spent two days cooking up a storm on a very scorching summer day in Oz. I think she really the queen of hospitality and deserve an award for that. She has to hire all the party gears to fit all her guests in her huge backyard.

  
The photo above is just the deserts table. I forgot to take a photo of the main table food.

 I leave you with these pearl of wisdom:  

   
   
   
  

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Good Day, Beautiful People! Happy Belated Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

This is one good holiday that we can adopt to celebrate!
It makes us stop and reflect on being thankful regardless our circumstances.

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Last year at my business and professional women network connect Thanksgiving cum Christmas Party, I gave the ladies each a gratitude journal as a gift. The reason behind this gift is encouraging them to focus on being thankful.

I wrote a love note on the first page of each gratitude Journal:
Beloved,
In the bible is written
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love is eternal” Ps107:1, Ps136:1, Ps118:1, 1Chron16:34
Let us focus on being thankful, you will find much to be thankful for!
The challenge is to give thanks even our life is not perfect or facing horrible circumstances.
When life seems to be one discouragement, disappointment, disease, disaster, tragedy and death after another.
Choose to “Thank God in everything (no matter what the circumstances maybe, be thankful, gives thanks) for this is the will of God for you (who are) in Christ Jesus…” 1Thess5:18

This year as we met for our Gratitude and Christmas celebration I requested the ladies to share one of their gratitude journal entries. The result was astounding. Our hearts are full of thankfulness. We are all enriched by the sharing. These brave women rise up and overcome different challenges with grateful hearts.

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Sharing these poems that touched and moved my heart.

More Than A Day
As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.
We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.
So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.
By Karl Fuchs

I’m Thankful for You
Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
I’m thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving!
By Joanna Fuchs

Hope your heart is opened and grateful after reading this. Happy to hear what you are thankful for this year.

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Calvary

Song: Calvary

The Savior alone
Carried the cross
For all of my debts
He paid the cost

Salvation complete
Now forever I’m free

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CALVARY
Covers it all
CALVARY
covers it all

My sin And shame
Don’t count anymore
All praise to THE ONE
Who has ransomed my soul

CALVARY
Covers it all

No power on earth
Not even the grave
Can separate us
From mercy and grace

He is faithful to save
Oh His blood never fails

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No one But Jesus
Can make us pure
Like snow
We stand in your freedom

Back to * [2x]

All praise to THE ONE
Who has ransomed my soul
CALVARY
Covers it all

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Simply sharing a heartfelt song specially for this Holy & Joyous week!

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