Hey friends, how are you today? Well, that’s it! Today is the last day of November.  Tomorrow (if the Lord spares our lives) will be beginning of the end, or the end of a beginning. The weather has been very indecisive; it has been snowing, then raining and now snowing again throughout the past week. 018091E2-9ED1-44E9-AD88-394AF79C07BBWe’ve had brutally cold, mild to just plain chilly also, the weather reminds me of me at times; sticking with a decision can be rather hard.  At the beginning of the year, I really wanted a more consistent exercise regime. I have found the colder it gets, the harder it is, to keep to any kind of regular exercise program. As a matter of fact, I really don’t want to move at all.  The problem is really in the getting ready.  When I do exercise, I do feel so much better.  But most times, I just go with my feelings, which is never good for us, is it? I am trying to introduce into my life now, patterns or habits that will be beneficial to the person the Lord desires me to be, as we enter 2019.  I think, perhaps I should have started earlier, because November was cold and snowy and December is not looking any better.  Huh! Did I just blame the weather for my bad habits? Well…well…well…. Not a very good start to end of the beginning. I Thess 5 18My closet is done, yeah! I have the best husband in the world.  He endured my impatience and whining and he didn’t stand for any of my supposed short cuts.  He did a fantastic job and I’m happy (I really am) he took time and did his research.  I’m proud of that man, I think I’ll keep him for another 24 years (at least).  B4F44E6E-7172-4582-AEA6-231BF6F2A415Yeah! In the spirit of Christmas and thankfulness, we have a GIVEAWAY! And it’s a good one; at least I think so; all our favorite things in one basket. It’s a beautiful balance of inside and outside me.   Although it’s a perfect basket for the ladies; men just think how much more, your wife, fiancée, girlfriend, mother, sister(s) or daughter(s) will think you are the best man on earth (next to my husband, of course), if you win this gift.  In this giveaway, one person will receive3CEBCED6-419D-447A-BF08-75BD00DC98671FE93F74-805B-4ADC-B8A4-000A5C522540

  • Not one but two books from Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth.  Signed copy of the updated version of Lies Women Believe and 31 Day Advent Devotional.7A3535B8-023B-4929-9B2E-A1946D39DA35
  • PUR Midnight Masquerade eye shadow and blush palette
  • Four eye-shadow brushes from LUX beautyD145312A-A0FD-4D01-9510-7144F5D7007F
  • Liquid highlighter from Tarte cosmetics
  • HOL lashes
  • 2 charcoal face masks from Lace A Peel
  • Cover FX glitter drops
  • 2 double ended tweezers from Farah (just think of the possibilities)F62AC982-DA9E-48FC-BDDB-46459171F432And lastly a beautiful 2019 calendar, because you know, we need to be organized. Please follow the rules, because these are the only ones that will be entered for the drawing.  These rules are only for those, who wish to participate in this Giveaway. In order to participate, you must, 
  1. Be a follower of this blog.  
  2. Share (in the comment section) at least one thing, for which you are thankful.
  3. One entry per person

Optional for one more additional entry, follow my Instagram @brendamf and leave your Instagram handle with your comment. This Giveaway will run for 2 weeks, December 14.  On December 15, the winner will be contacted.    closing1brenda



  1. I am thankful to my mom who, so many years ago while sitting on her bed, introduced my 8 year old self to her wonderful Savior Jesus. The foundation of that day made so many wonderful Christ filled memories with my mom, and created a generational ripple of a Christ- filled legacy that is still carrying on. My mom has spent the last 28 Christmases with Jesus and every time I sing “Hark, the Herald the Angels Sing” its bring warmth and love to my heart and tears to my eyes. 🙂

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  2. I’m so thankful for my girls in my units! They make being an RA so worth it ♥️ I’m especially grateful for the girls in my unit and rhe Constant joy (and sarcasm😉) they bring into my life!

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  3. I belong to a traditionally non Christian family. There were times I wished I was born a Christian, so that I could really on my family to help me through difficult times. But then I realized that God places each one of us exactly where we need to be. So yes, I’m thankful for my family.

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  4. I’m thankful that my MK life has given me friends around the world, so no matter where I am I always have family nearby.
    (And also thankful for home cooked meals 😊)

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  5. Thank you for writing- I just stumbled across your blog and love the way you are encouraging others in Christ.

    And no, that doesn’t count as my “one thing I’m thankful for.” For that, I’d say I am really thankful for the intimate love of Christ. I often forget how incredible it is that the God of the universe would even take the time to have a personal relationship with me–with each of us–and I’m reminded today just how wonderful that blessing is!

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  6. Good Bless Morning!! Brenda!! I’m Thankful and Grateful Everyday!! Enjoy Your Weekend!! and Stay Warm!! ((Hugs)) Agape!! Shalom!! 🙂

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  7. I know it’s cliche, but I’m thankful for my family. They’re always supporting me, even if they don’t see my vision. And even these last two years, they’ve helped me move into my apartment and helped me out when I was struggling with buying food and laying bills. Then they also helped me this year move back in with them as I try to pay off my student loans. They are the best family I could ever ask for.

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  8. Loved reading what everyone is thankful for…Thanksgiving is such a deep-hearted word and I never want to take it for granted. I am thankful for costly grace…there’s cheap grace, and then there’s costly grace and I’m blessed over and over as I choose to sacrifice my selfish ways for costly grace. I never want to take advantage of His grace—it’s not easy, but by God’s goodness I recognize and appreciate that my life needs to live and follow in accordance to Jesus’ ways.

    I LOVE the closet!!!! …And now I’m gonna have to pray and repent because I’m feeling envious.. LOL

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    1. 😁😁😁 I absolutely love that closet. I had to tell my husband that I was truly thankful he did not listen to me 😂😂. Costly grace indeed! It cost our Lord His life; that’s a great price indeed! For which I say, thank You, Lord


      1. Definitely an extraordinary closet, could double as a prayer room too!!

        We’ve been talking with our youth group kids about cheap grace and costly grace, good topic of discussion for sure;)

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  9. My husband doesn’t go for my shortcuts either! Following you from @chippedvessel. I am thankful for my flexible job. I am an LPN and homeschool my girls. The Lord blessed me with a wonderful part time job earlier this year. I am blessed that I am able to stay home with them.

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  10. Amen! Your husband did a beautiful job with your closet. Just amazing 🙌🏽
    I’m a follow of this blog for some time. I’m thankful that God has moved me and my children out of the wilderness to settled in a new state which is the promise land. It’s so much thanks. I see God everywhere in the people who are helping me and my children. Amen! My Instagram name is Millyg30. 🤗

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  11. I’m thankful for a changed life by Jesus. I’m thankful for my best friend and my little sister. I’m thankful for Sunny South African weather and beautiful evening skies. I’m thankful for my blog and my progress in life.


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