Share Your World – 2015 Week #34

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?

This is a tough one, it depends on the grade/age and subject. When I was younger I didn’t do well in reading or math. I was in special ed thru 11th grade for being reading challenged. Fifteen years later I learned it was a visual problem. At 30 I got new glasses and learned how to read well. It took many years but well worth the effort

I always did well in any subject that require writing or creative projects. And social sciences were my best subject at all ages. I did get getter at math too possible with age and experience using numbers.

What is your favorite animal?

all of them. I’d love to have a farm, that is as long as I didn’t have to get up before 10 am

If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts?

I’ve warn glasses since I was a freshman in college. Only for reading then now I am blind without them. Even with them I will never see 20/20 close up. This is sad because now I love reading. I’m so thankful for large print books and zoom text.

I have lazy eyes (both), which means I never know which one I’m looking thru unless I really concentrate, it also means I may not be looking at you when I talk to you. It makes driving difficult and night driving impossible. This could have been corrected when I was younger. It wasn’t  so now the only option is very expensive surgery. While glasses only help slightly, contacts are not an option. I tried them a few years ago. Since I have trouble controlling which eye I’m looking out of things kept jumping out at me. Very scary, especially when driving.

List:  Name at least five television shows (past or present) you enjoyed?

Present: Grimm #1; the rest in no particular order: Walking Dead, Once Upon a time, Madam Secretary and Sleepy Hollow

Past: Stargate (all 3); Star Trek (all 4); Battlestar Galactica (all time fav tied with Grimm)

Kid: Batman, Lost in space, Partridge Family, Mash, Saturday Night Live

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m thankful for getting caught up and I look forward to continuing to get caught up and start blogging regularly again.

 

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Share Your World – 2015 Week #32

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

Are you a collector of anything? 

I used to collect sea/ocean/beach type things. My sister loved giving me statues of whales and dolphins. I also collected books, more so a result of teaching. When I moved to FL I sold, ebay’ed, gifted over 3000 and I still have nearly 500 I just couldn’t part with. When I prepared for my Journey I was determined to keep only what would fit in my camper van. Of those 18 boxes more than half were books.

Now that I’m settled in FL I don’t feel the need to collect, it just more stuff I have to take care of. So now I’d say I have digital collections: ebooks, my photos

What is your biggest fear or phobia? (no photos please)

I have 2:

falling/heights

bugs, especially spiders

Do you prefer reading coffee table books (picture), biographies, fiction, non-fiction, educational?

I’m not big on coffee table books, i find them more decoration than useful. I do have one though someone gave me. It’s on one of my great loves: national park. And its divided by themes of my other great love: geography (as opposed to by park)

This book is on a shelf in my room, not coffee table. It’s the only book Kai is allowed to get out and look at without permission. I hope he learns to love these parks as I do.

Complete this sentence:  If I Must Be Reincarnated, In the Next Life I Want to Be…

I don’t believe in reincarnation but if I could I’d be the next Bill Gates or Ansel Adams. But I wouldn’t want to be reincarnated without my family.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m thankful that I’m finally caught up with finalizing the work I did on vacation (now I need a vacation). I hope this next week I can get caught up with the work I didn’t do while I was catching up

 

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Faith & Fear

Thought Conditioner #24

What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. Job 3:25, NIV

This thought conditioner states a very serious warning. If over a long period of time, a person habitually fears something, there is a tendency for that fear to become a reality.

For example, if you fear that you are going to fail, and you constantly entertain thoughts of failure, you will create a mental condition that is propitious to failure. Creative, positive, success factors are repelled by your mind because your mind is filled with defeat attitudes.

On the contrary, if you hold the faith thought, the positive thought, you will create about yourself an atmosphere propitious to success, health and well-being.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

 

I spent years after my divorce believing nothing good would come of my life and sure enough nothing did; only the bare minimum to survive. Then one day my boss spoke a word into my life. That if I wanted to be a college professor he knew I could do it – even against the odds – financial and intellectual lack. I was good with numbers, and excellent accountant and business manager but graduate school required reading, lots of it. And that was something I had struggle with my whole life. But this man knew I could do it. I did have something in me greater than any lack – Jesus. Those words took root and after a year of preparing myself financially, emotionally and intellectually, I enrolled in grad school. I moved my little family a hundred miles away to pursue a dream. With the help of one of my first professors, new glasses and an understanding of my visual handicap I did learn to read. And yes, I did become a college professor.

Dread & faith – both have power. Which will you choose?

Reflect: Have you entertained a spirit of dread? What was the result and how did you break it?

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The power within

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Thought Conditioner #23

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1: 12, NIV

You can possess within yourself all the power you will ever need in life.

The method for securing power is very simple and depends entirely upon you. This text gives the formula: It is to “receive” Christ. When this is sincerely done, you will in turn receive power.

And how do you receive Him? Simply decide that you want Him, tell Him so and mean it. Then, starting today, begin to live on a basis you know He would approve.

The essence of the formula is surrender to God’s will and Christ’s way. It is the acceptance of a new manner of thought and life. Continue to re-surrender yourself every day, and in proportion as you do so, you will feel spiritual power surging in.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

 

To believe in Jesus as the son of God, that he’s the Christ, the only way to heaven is not enough, even demons believe that. No, we must take our belief and let it penetrate deep into our souls until it has become part of our beings; it becomes who we are. When our life becomes Christ surrendered who He is will begin to take hold in us and we will become more like him. This only happens as we daily take up our crosses – DAILY– it is a daily fight while in this world to overcome the present evil.

Reflect: How do you surrender daily & carry the crosses in your life?

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Renewal

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Share Your World – 2015 Week #29

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Carlsbad Caverns National Park NM More appropriate is what didn’t I want to be. Even the jobs for guys that everyone told me “you can’t do that, you’re a girl”, I thank the Lord that times have changed. It’s the reason I’m not a drummer today.

Looking back at my type of play and it mostly focused on adventure and exploration. I remember an interview I did in my jr year. I was asked “what do you want to do”. My response was I wanted to write non fiction and work at the UN as a translator, speaking 7 languages.

So how have I done? I never worked at the UN but I did have a job where I had to translate Spanish. I never learned to speak 7 languages but I did learn to read

  1. English (of course)
  2. Spanish (and speak)
  3. French
  4. Portuguese
  5. Italian
  6. Romanian (a little)
  7. Greek (started studying again last year)

I started learning Hebrew and Hieroglyphics but got distracted by graduate school. Since grad school I didn’t keep up with most of the languages and what you don’t use you lose. I kept up with Spanish and I’m re-learning Greek but I probably wont relearn the others. So again, I’ve somewhat done what I said.

As for the writing, while I’ve started a couple of books, even have 2 finished, I’ve not had any published. Writing for my blogs contributes to that dream. And I do intend on publishing but first I just need to find time to breathe.

Now to the adventure and exploration I’d say I’ve accomplished this one. My whole life has been and adventure. Every chance I got until Kai we’d go on a road trip or hiking. My “Jubilee Journey” was all about adventure – an adventure of a lifetime.

(photo taken at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico)

What was your favorite food as a child? Do you eat it now? 

I have no idea, I can remember better what I didn’t like and where I’d hide it after my parents left the room. I do remember a funny food story. When I was 4 we went to an Italian restaurant. My dad got a pizza and mom and I spaghetti. I wanted nothing to do with the pizza until it came to the table. Needless to say, my dad didn’t have dinner because I ate his whole pizza. I don’t remember eating much if it after that until high school but since high school it’s been my favorite food.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I don’t know, not really a nibby nose. I learned a long time ago, ignorance is bliss.

Would you rather forget everyone else’s name all the time or have have everyone for your name all the time?

doesn’t matter I already forget everyone’s name, I’m better with faces. And people can’t seem to get my name right.

“What’s your name”

“Ana (ah-nah)”

“oh, Anna (aan-nah)”

“no, Ana”

“Oh, you mean Anna”

“Oh, forget it, call me whatever you want”

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

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I’m so grateful that we actually made it to Indiana. Left Thursday at 10:00pm,
broke down at 3:00am with cracked radiator. Praise Jesus, we actually found a mechanic who was willing to fix it fast and reasonable (yes, I looked up the cost). A half hour later a tire blew. AAA was fast to change it but Wal-Mart didn’t have our tire so an hour drive to another Wal-Mart and three hours later we were back on the road, for another hour. No one could stay awake so we got a hotel. 48 hours later we finally made it. I was so glad to be out of that tiny car. I don’t know what my girls were thinking. “It’s only 16 hour plus stops we can drive straight thru”, Ah, no. We ARE staying in a motel on the return trip, too much for a 55-year-old and a 3-year-old. I just don’t have that need to rush anymore.

So what am I looking forward too: I’m back on the road doing field work. I have missed traveling for work, but I wouldn’t give up working from home. And I look forward to taking some photos.

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Thought Conditioner #22

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2, NIV

People often manufacture their own unhappiness by the negative manner in which they think about things. Work with your mind, exercise disciplinary control, and re-slant your thoughts for happier living.

Drain the mind, by consciously conceiving of yourself as dropping out every destructive thought, every fear, every inferiority feeling. Picture your mind as completely empty. Then start filling it with thoughts of God, and of Christ, thoughts about every good and pleasant thing. Practice this new habit regularly twice every day, morning and evening, to counteract the older and negative habit of allowing unhappy things to occupy your mind. In due course, unhappy thoughts will not feel at home in your mind, and happy thoughts will transform you.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

 

Sometimes you are so strongly griped by a negative mindset that you have to fight it differently. Fight with the sword of the spirit – the word of God.

This is one of my life verses and was the first verse I used to claim change in my life; the power over a negative mindset. The enemy had me so tight in his grip that nothing short of God would release me. As long as he held me in that grip of negativity he knew I would never achieve what God had planned.

For weeks I repeated “Jesus, renew my mind”. This was a powerful sword. At first I wielded it moment by moment. I had never had such a bombardment of negativity before. The enemy was fighting with all he had. After two weeks I realized I hadn’t had a negative thought in many days. God’s word does produce miracles. To me being freed of something I fought all my life was a miracle, a miracle of healing the mind.

Reflect: Does your mindset need adjusted? Here is your prescription, your daily meds – repeat these words, take this pill “Jesus, renew my mind”. Take as needed. You will soon find relief.

Share Your World – 2015 Week #28

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

What is your favorite comfort snack food?

Depends on my mood but I’d say these are the most common: anything Mexican, pizza, French fries with honey mustard

If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but could remove nothing, which store would you pick? (except food or beverage)

My first thought is Pier Once. I’d love to have my home done completely by Pier One. But I wouldn’t want to go there to hang out. So I’d say Fry’s Electronics, a night with all those toys. What fun. I’d either leave heart broken or broke.

What was the largest city you have been to?  What is the one thing you remember most?

New York City, the largest US city, a few years back it was the second largest city worldwide, I was at geography conference. I was the last one to leave…but I didn’t leave. Everyone else took a plane. I of course don’t fly, so I waited on my bus. Before I could leave it snowed, one whole inch. Just enough to shut down Grand Central Station – for 5 days. I loved it. Without those undergrads I had the time of my life.

Finish this sentence:  It has recently come to my attention that ….

I need a vacation

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

—– and I’m getting one.

So excited for a road trip, some free time, down time. So this is what I’m thankful for and looking forward to.

 

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Your Calling

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Thought Conditioner #21

Thought Conditioner #21

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9, NLT

Here is a mental stimulus of tremendous power, which, if received and retained in your consciousness, will give you courage to overcome every difficulty. Nothing can ever dismay you. You may question whether mere words can accomplish so great a result, but never minimize the creative force of an active idea. A mental concept has more voltage than electricity; civilizations are changed by ideas. Emerson said, “Beware of an idea whose time has come.”

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

 

In whatever God calls us, stand strong, be courageous, and go forward. You know that if he’s in it you already have what’s needed to accomplish any goal, mental concept or active idea. And do not be discouraged in the wait – God is working on it.

Reflect: How do you overcome fear and discouragement? How do you press on to the things God has for you?

 

Share Your World – 2015 Week 27

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

What is your favorite month of the year?

October, back in the pre-Florida days fall weather was cool, there were fun activities associated with fall like harvestfest, apple festivals, Octoberfest and my favorite, Halloween and then there’s the fall foliage which can be spectacular. So why do I continue to favor this month? It’s my birthday :) As a kid I thought is was special because it was my birthday, mainly because the county fair came that week every year. And I still love Halloween.

Someday I’ll take Kai north in October so he can experience the chill, the foliage and the fun festivals.

Do you drink coffee at all?

Ah, hook me up to an IV, get me one of they hat cup holders. Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, java, cappuccino (quote from Dante’s Peak) I like it hot, cold, iced, frozen, as ice cream, candy, pudding, cake, muffins, etc…

What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?

I got my first job at the ripe old age of 12. My dad was a real estate agent and his company managed a small hotel. I worked as a chambermaid which is a hotel maid for those of you not from New England. I was paid 2.00/hr under the table (I wasn’t legal working age). When I finally got a real/legal chambermaid job I only received minimum wage…1.65/hr.

List:  If you play video/computer games list 5 games you like? 

Don’t really have time for such pleasures but when I did I liked puzzle games and card games.

  1. puzzle inlay
  2. ocean’s express
  3. pinochle
  4. euchre
  5. hearts/spades

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m thankful I’m still feeling well. Six weeks ago I felt so poorly I didn’t think I’d be able to travel. So that leads me to looking forward to “vacation” in Indiana.

 

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Inspirational Quotes

I’ve been nominated by Jennifer Nicole Wells to participate in The Quotes Challenge. Thanks so much. I do love quotes and as I see Jennifer does too. Jennifer’s quotes were all about LOVE, I’ll take a more generic approach and just pick a few I love.

Here are the rules:

  • Post 3 of your favorite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart. [due to time constraints I’ll be posting all in one post and I’ve thrown in an extra]
  • Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  • Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.

This is the theme of this blog and my favorite quote. It came to life in me December 23, 2010. This is when I learned the depths of truth in these words.

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Here’s just a few of my favorite quotes. For more check out the inspirational quotes category or the Inspirational Images Gallery page for more.

I’d like to encourage the following people to take up this quotes challenge and encourage the rest of us with their favorite quotes:

My Success is Your Success

Prayers and Promises

Family Love Does More

Jake Sprinter’s Inspirational Quotes

Self Reflection

Advocatemmmohan Aksharaalu

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Rest

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Thought Conditioner #20

Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. Psalm 62:5, NLT

One of the most serious and powerful facts in human nature is that you are likely to get what you are basically expecting. Spend years developing the mental attitude of expecting that things are not going to turn out well, and you are likely to get that result. You create a mental condition slanted to an unhappy outcome.

If, on the contrary, you develop and maintain a mental attitude of faith and expectancy—hoping, dreaming, believing, praying, working—you will create conditions in which every good thing can and will grow. Fill your mind with the positive power of spiritual expectancy, and God and His good will flow toward you.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

 

So much time can be wasted with worry, wrong expectations and fear. God wants us to rest in him, put our hope in him. What does it say to others when we don’t trust our God. How will those outside, looking in, feel about our God. Do our emotions, thoughts, works and behavior serve to draw others to God or repel them? While waiting do what the world won’t expect – stay calm and wait peaceful on God. Make them ask why?

If you don’t have peace and hope while waiting ask God for it.

Reflect: How well do you wait?

Share Your World – 2015 Week #26

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

I should just copy/paste Cee’s answer. I love driving highways, byways, just any old open road. And there better not be other cars to disrupt my view of nature. Oh, how I miss those days. I rarely drive now, not at all comfortable driving in this city with all the crazy “just let me cut you off, I’m a tourist after all” drivers.

It’s been difficult to keep a car running well enough to venture out of the city.

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?

If it were by Mozart I would go otherwise probably not, unless it was Carmen. I would like to see that one.

I’m just not that in to shows/movies that sing the dialogue.

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE:  does not necessarily have to be a sentence.)

peace, humor, adventurous, a wild & crazy ride

Which would you prefer:  a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?

Again, not to copy Cee. The wild, turbulent life with joy, sorry, passion and adventure has pretty much always been my life and I really wouldn’t want it any other way…

…however, I would like the occasional break to catch my breath.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am so thankful my health is improved dramatically. It seems I’ve had sleep apnea which can make you fell very bad not to mention constantly tired.

I look forward to preparing for my trip up north, visiting family & friends in Indiana. My girls haven’t seen their dad in two year, they are so excited. And Kai exclaims with every new skill, I’m going to show Grampa.

 

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Contentment

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Thought Conditioner #19

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4: 11, NIV

Your present situation may not be to your liking. Perhaps you are dissatisfied and discouraged. Put the matter in God’s hands. If He wants you elsewhere, He will lead you there, providing you are amenable to His will.

But perhaps He wants you where you are. In that case, He will help you to adjust to the situation. He will make you content, even grateful for present opportunities. Learn the great art of doing the best you can, with what you have, where you are.

When you do this, you learn how to reach the better condition, or how to make your present situation a better one.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

 

I must say I’ve not always been content with my situation, perhaps with age or experience with God I’ve learned – somewhat.

Living in my minivan for two years taught me a valuable lesson – things may have been bad at time – but I didn’t die, was never hurt and God always provided for my needs. I often thought heat was a necessity but He showed me I could live in single digit temps with His grace. My first year on the road I encountered numerous record lows, 100-year cold spells – no matter how far south I went temps in the teens followed me. I cried, fretted and fumed but God always came through – either with a campsite with electricity to run my heater or his glorious protective heat. I never froze.

After my two years traveling my daughters and I found ourselves homeless for 14 months – four of them with an infant. Those days weren’t so long ago – 2011-2012. Perhaps those memories and how God brought us through keep us content even thought the situation isn’t what we want. God’s grace makes it sufficient.

Reflect: Do you have an experience with God that still helps you remain content in all things? Please share

Share Your World – 2015 Week #25

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

What did you or did not like about the first apartment you ever rented?

I love my first apartment, it was mine and I could decorate how I wanted. I was a cozy, two room efficiency. I didn’t like that I couldn’t have pets. But I did. I took in a little stray kitten and eventually I was found out and had to leave. Funny, now you couldn’t pay me to have a cat in my home.

What kind of art is your favorite? Why?

Photography of course, because I can do it and it actually looks ok unlike any drawing I might make. I used to do crafts but no room for supplies, nor time. I love oil paintings. I grew up in an artsy area and my grandmother would take me to her art shows. She was a oil painter, landscapes, but mostly seascapes. She has a style of her own that she taught at night school using a pallet knife, somewhat reminiscent to Monet

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?

This is an interesting question. When I was eleven my mother gave me a sister. For fifty-one years I had only one sibling. If you’ve read my post A Hallmark Christmas you’ll know after nearly fifty years I found five more siblings that I didn’t even know existed, two girls and three guys. It was a gift from God that I even found them. But I’m still the oldest.

Complete this sentence:  I’m dreaming of a white …. (and no you can’t use Christmas as your answer)

Oh, Cee, but I wanna. A White Christmas just flows off the tongue. Ok, I’ll cave…

I’m dreaming of a white sandy beach – with a warm sun (not hot like the 100º days we’ve been having) and crashing waves

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m thankful I’m feeling better, each week better and better. I hope to be 100% soon. I look forward to a family day at Aquatica. I can’t wait to float down Roa’s Rapids.

 

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Open the door

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Thought Conditioner #18

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7, NLT

This is a very practical technique of prayer. It works amazingly. One reason we do not get answers to our prayers is that we ask, but do not really expect to receive. We are expert askers, but inexpert receivers.

This spiritual formula tells us to ask and then immediately conceive of ourselves as receiving. For example, to be free from fear, ask the Lord to free you. Then believe that He has immediately done so. The minute you express your faith by sincerely asking Him for a blessing and believe your prayer is answered, your prayer is answered.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

There is an area of my life that I ask but don’t receive – health. If I happen to remember to ask my mind is not ready to receive. So my prayers remained unanswered. This is a double struggle so I have done something radical – for me. I’m keeping a specific journal for the purpose of regaining my health. I write specific prayers for health while thanking Jesus for the results. I also keep record of anything that affects my health: what is consumed (or lack of), rest & sleep, stress levels, balancing schedules. This helps me to see where I’m not receiving, where I’m responsible for my health. Jesus can fix me but what good is that when I choose poorly over and over.

I must choose daily, no, moment by moment at times, to accept his blessings of health and not sabotage them through behaviors that contradict his work.

Reflect: Where do you struggle in receiving God’s blessings? How will you change this self defeating behavior   ?

Share Your World – 2015 Week #24

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

What’s your favorite charitable cause and why?  

Muscular Dystrophy, our family curse. Watching my uncles, grandfather and mom suffer horribly creates a sensitivity to this debilitating disease. I commend them for the help they gave my family in equipment, therapy and other medical help at no cost to us. Supposedly, since I don’t have the disease it has ended with me in our family.

What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?  

black and blues, cool blues, navy

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? (guest can be dead, alive, famous or someone you just know)

Peter, Paul and John – I want to know of their lives with Jesus and what early discipleship was like. I want to hear some funny stories not in the bible

List:  What are at least five places you’ve enjoyed visiting?

  1. Yellowstone National Park, WY
  2. Grand Teton’s National Park, WY
  3. Glacier National Park, MT
  4. Crater Lake National Park, OR
  5. Death Valley National Park, CA
  6. Saguaro National Park, AZ
  7. Big Bend National Park, TX
  8. White Sands National Monument, NM
  9. Cape Cod National Seashore, MA
  10. etc, etc, etc

See a theme here…I’m a big supporter of our national parks, the beauty in these wilderness areas is beyond what any photo can show.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for feeling better, and look forward to improved health

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Fill me up

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Thought Conditioner #17

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20, NLT

Today, remind yourself that nothing is too good to be true. Your great hopes can be realized. Your most wonderful dreams can come true. All that you really need, you can have. An incredible goodness is operating in your behalf.

If you are living a paltry life, resolve to stop it today. Expect great things to happen. Confidently receive God’s abundant blessings. Do not think lack. Instead think prosperity, abundance, the best of everything. God wants to give to you, His child, every good thing. Don’t hinder His generosity.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale

With God nothing is impossible. Do you want to be more positive, have more self control, demonstrate kindness or have an attitude of trust? God is able and is already at work within us.

Would you like to stop:

  • Thinking negatively
  • Have discipline to say no to that tenth cookie
  • Listening to gossip
  • Watching movies God has led you to quit watching

Reflect: What is it that you’d like to ask God for, what way-out unfathomable thing would you like to see changed but never thought you could? Then personalize this verse, make it your own and say it every time you’re challenged. If you have you overcome with God’s help please share.