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Monday, May 9, 2011

God Give Me Strength

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." ~Mother Teresa
Hello Everyone!  I thought I should explain to my followers and friends why I haven't been blogging, writing or visiting more as of late.   I apologize to you all!  I've had a lot going on in my life recently; with school, work, trying to sell my house; getting ready for two very special graduations this week; and being 'hacked' last week.... well my days have been very full. 

Along with everything else, I've been helping my son who's graduating, pack all of his stuff.  He will be moving far away soon... for a new job and a brand new life.  I am so proud and happy for him; but can you hear the tear drops falling?!! ...'sigh'...

Through all of this I have also been thinking about my own life and what I want.  I'm even pondering some 'life changing' decisions.  This is why I'm praying for God to give me strength and direction.

Mother's day was filled with a mix of emotions including: happiness for my 3 sons; pride for their accomplishments; sadness for another one leaving; laughter from the times we have together; and unconditional love from understanding and accepting each other just the way we are.   There were even 'tears'... because... well I'm a woman and a Mom, with so many thoughts and feelings spinning around inside of me right now.  So I ran the whole gamut yesterday and I have a feeling that was only the beginning for this coming week... ;-) 

Except for my Friday Post, I may be absent from blogging for a while longer.  I will fill everyone in as soon as I can... with pictures of course.  Thank you all for your continued friendship, support and 'virtual' Hugs!!  I love you all more than you know!!   XOXO
God give me the strength and direction to do the right things and make the best decisions. Help me to consider others and not harm or offend anyone in any way. Help me to consult with others before I take any actions that would cause me to be sorry. Help me to not make decisions from fear or guilt. Show me the way of Patience, Tolerance, Kindliness, and Love and help me live the spiritual life of faith, peace and love. AMEN

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  1. I know you will make the right decisions, because you are asking God's help. Things don't usually go right when we insist on our own way.
    "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord,"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer.29:11

  2. Yes pray, and take your time with blogging. You have a busy life now....


  4. My you are going to be busy, hope your son gets on well when he leaves home, yes I can hear the tears falling,
    Take care.

  5. You know with His help, you can handle anything!

  6. Because you have the mind of Christ He will give you right decisions to make! Blessings and no stress! Take care!

  7. Hi Sweet Coreen, With God's help, you will make the right decisions about your home, your job, your family and your LIFE...... I will keep you in my prayers as you go through this big change in your life...

    May God Bless You. Please keep in touch.

  8. Prayer and silence must go hand in hand my friend. If you pray without silence how do you hear the answer? So be quite in the louder moments.

    And I hope your life altering adventure moves you closer so I can give you a real hug. I'll always be here if you need anything. XOXO
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  9. Wow, you really do have a lot on your plate right now! Thoughts and prayers to you!

  10. I have said that prayer so many times it's not funny! I know you must be going through a lot of emotions with all that happening.

    Hope you being away means that something good is going to happen!


  11. Yes, I did hear the tears falling. How exciting and scary that your baby is all grown up and getting ready to start out on his own.

  12. God will give you strength!

    All good things come to believers!
    I have faith God will pull you through!
    See ya soon!

  13. I'll keep you in my thoughts and I wish you all the very best during all of this. I am going through some things right now as well and it's been rough. I love your quote from Mother Theresa. It's a gem. Hugs!

  14. Why is it so hard sometimes to change course in life? I'm sure that you will find the strength and direction that you need and that you will have many happy days in your future!

  15. Blogging is a lot of work and time consuming, so I completely understand... Hope you find peace and joy during this time of transition :)

  16. I'm so sorry to hear things have been so rough for you lately.

    I hope you aren't gone too long though.

  17. please take care of yourself.. may you achieve the bestest in your life...... God Bless.... take care .. .

  18. We sure will miss you while you're gone but I understand, you have a lot of things happening right now that need your attention. Congrats to your son on his new job. God has blessed you with an intelligent mind and a kind heart. I'm sure you will be able to handle what ever comes your way. Sending hugs back.

  19. You're an inspiration as a parent,Coreen.

  20. You have been such an inspiration to me I will say some prayers that you make all the right decisions for you. (((HUGS)))

  21. I AM BELA i want to give thanks and i will always give thanks to DR JOHN who brought back my love that has left me for 6years within 48hours, i have said about this last week but i promised to always tell people about this every week end so that those that did not read about it last week will read about it this week, i have been looking for how to get this boy back to my life because i love this boy with the whole of my heart, i could not replace him with any body,one day i was watching my television when i saw a lady giving thanks to DR JOHN and telling the world how he helped her i was so shocked i could not believe it because i never taught that there are powers that can bring back lost love, then that was how i decided to contact him too because i do really need my love back,when i contacted him i told him everything and he told me not to worry that my love will surely be back to my arms within 48hours at first i could not believe because i was thinking how could somebody that has gone for 6years come back within 48 hours,so then i decided to watch and see,unbelievable within the next 48hours i got a call from unknown number so i decided to pick the call the next thing i could hear was my loves voice he was pleading and begging me on the phone that i should forgive him that i should forget all that have happened that he did not know what came over him,he promised not to leave for any reason, that he was really sorry for what he did,i was so surprised because i never believed that this could happen,so that was how i accepted his apology and the next morning he came to my house and still pleading for me to forgive him i told him that everything is okay that i have forgiven him, that was how we started again and now we are married, i promised to say this testimony in radio station, commenting this testimony is still okay but before this month runs out i promise to say this in radio station and i will,sir thank you very much.World please am begging you people to try and thank this man for me,or if you need his help here is his email address: or you can also reach him through his mobile number, +2347053839123 *


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