When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep
Counting my blessings

When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep
Counting my blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds

If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep
Counting your blessings


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Nov. 5, 2014 at 11:12 AM

November 4, 2014

My 3 positives are:

1)  Understanding through the Spirit of God the core element (consisting of each person's feelings) of restoration that God is working within my family (each member) to transition my family unit into the way he designed it "his purpose". This requires alot of emotions and healing for my family unit. My family has been in a state of "brokenness" for several years. This is very sensitive in every aspect to my family and I thank God for the power and process of his deliverance,restoration, and healing.

2) Me and Df was able to work together as a team physically and emotionally. We were also able to make financial and other important decisions for the family together. We were able to express ourselves to each other without it being an negative intense situation. We expressed the need of being what the other needs in whatever aspect (either can be weaker or stronger in a area than the other; the stronger one comforts, supports, encourages, etc the other that is weak).

3) With my children, "Sometimes things aren't as bad as they may appear or even sound". They just require special attention which can make a big difference. So, not to sweat the small stuff. But remain having the discernment to to minister to even "thehidden things within their hearts of them" although they may not even have spoken them. My actions will always be more powerful than my words. "It's one thing to tell/explain something to a child that she/he may or may not even understand our comprehend. The child(ren) become resilient to our words alone. But when our actions doesn't reassure their troubled hearts and wayward minds it's our actions that have to make the impact daily to silent and drown out every thought that exalts itself against the nature of God concerning parental relationships and family (to include everything else, The Word is The Word alone!). { 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 "4for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, 6and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.…"}

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Nov. 6, 2014 at 1:38 AM

November 5, 2014

My 3 positives are:

1) I came to understand spiritually today that God is like a refiner's fire and fuller's soap. Meaning that he burns out spiritual impurities from my life and washes me through his Word for purification. Having things "impurities" washed and/or burn out of my life is a process that leads to spiritual brokenness, this hurts spiritually. But I would rather to be refined in God's fire than to be consumed in it-his wrath and judgment due to disobedience unto his Word. I can truly say, he's put me through the fire a few times in my life and burned out a few things. Although, it's been years the pain was so intense, I was broken. But it was all for my good and his glory.

2) My family and I participated in a Harvest activity today "Our Thankful Tree". We even had friends to come by and put their "thankful" leaves on our tree! My oldest daughter showed a act of kindness and maturity towards her younger sister by telling her she was going to tutor her. I thankful for her being considerate and acknowledging the needs of her younger sister with a willing heart to serve.

3) I'm acknowledging more how much my dreams mean to me and affect the lives of others (my family). That I change the atmosphere around me daily by completing certain tasks; which will be changed greatly upon completion of my goals and dreams. Living my dreams are not out of reach, but within reason and grasp. But I have to reach towards them spiritually and naturally. There will always be opposition. But as long as I don't give up I will achieve my goals and live my dreams. "Many small steps at a time will result into alot being accomplished over a period of time. No effort is the only effort that is wasteful."

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."-Philippians 4:13


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Nov. 7, 2014 at 2:02 AM

November 6, 2014

My 3 positives are:

1) Discovering the importance of each Spirit fruit within my life and the spiritual, emotional, and physical effects of a lack of development. Understanding and accepting the spiritual importance of not allowing the cares of this world to choke the "Life" out of me. But have a heart that is desperate to please God daily and make him my top priority, filfullment and purpose in life. {My dreams in life should tie directly into his purpose for my life. How can I be used by God with what I hope to fulfill to glorify him in and through me? Ministry is my gift, by which he is glorified. That has to tie into my profession and dreams.}

2) To confront my emotions through the Word and correct every emotion by embracing God's Truth.

3) Getting my children to understand the value and principles of family.


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