Accept Your Gifts and Thank God!

Trust in the Lord Always, for the Lord God is the eternal rock.  Isaiah 26:4

A sweet friend shared this story with me today.  —

I was so confused that I couldn’t separate my thoughts. I needed a car. Mine was on it’s last leg and I needed a way to commute to work and take my children to school.  I prayed “Lord, if it’s meant to be, please let it work out.”  Two days later my friend introduced me to someone at a local dealership that was trying to help me, but my other friends all told me it was a bad idea.  The friend that told me about the dealership prayed with me over lunch saying, “Lord please give us a sign before we arrive if it is not a good idea.”  We arrived with no sign.  She dropped me off and the salesman started the paperwork.  While he was out of the office, I began looking up information on the Internet.  I was typing frantically when I heard someone call my name.  I looked around.  No one was there.  I went into the showroom asked the salesman if he needed something, but he said he didn’t call me. So, I said, “okay God, I’m leaving it in your hands.”  A few minutes later the price was reduced by $2,000 without me asking.  A few months ago when I visited my sister’s church the pastor came up to me and said “I don’t know what you are worrying about, but God told me to tell you that he’s got you.” I’m so happy that God is by my side.

–God bless you Ashley for sharing your story for the world to read.  Keep the faith!

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Do Something Unexpected

Do not be anxious about anything.  – Philippians 4:6

Happy Wednesday!  On Wednesday people are usually rushing to meet deadlines or looking forward to the weekend.  On this cold, cold Wednesday take advantage of the opportunity to do something nice for someone.  Also, if you made Resolutions for Lent and you have fallen off track, this is a great time to get back with the program.

Don’t forget about the giveaways! All you have to do is go to my home page at, go under the menu heading Lifestyle. The two opportunities are: What’s in My Bag; and Morning Routine. To enter send me an email at In the subject line write the the name of the category and include photos, notes and videos. You can enter both as many times as you like. I will post what you send me and there will be a drawing on Saturday. I hope everyone will take advantage of the opportunity to have a little fun and win! While you are on the home page, take a look around. Also, check out the submittals. If you have submitted an entry and you do not see it on the site, send me a comment on the blog. Good luck!

I have some new ideas for future posts, but if there is something you would like to see more of in the future, respond with a comment to this blog. Enjoy the day. God bless you!