Hey friends, how are you today? How was your week? What are some activities completed or events you attended this week? Are you living life abundantly? We are told in John that Christ came to give us life abundantly.  That’s definitely a reason to give Him all the praise.  I have found that the best way to live life abundantly is to be thankful. There is something about thankfulness that frees us to see the possibilities even in unexpected and unwanted situations. Gratefulness allows us to see beyond what’s visible and realize the greatness and power of the the God of the Universe.

My week was very busy, so I ensured I made time to spend with my Lord.  I had to; I’m not a very nice person, when holiness is not my ultimate goal.  I also wrote in my journal almost everyday this week, I missed one day, and I exercised; praise the Lord! I listened to my birds and heard a few unusual and unknown chirps, probably from visiting birds on their way to their ultimate destination.  They just stopped to say hi, to perhaps rejuvenate and fellowship with others like them; like them but still uniquely different.  Isn’t our God absolutely amazing in His creation?   He supplies the similarities and the differences and gives us uniqueness and beauty.  Wow! We still have no flowers in our neck of the woods, but the temperatures have been fantastic.

The Lord has blessed me with quite a few friends throughout my life.  As a matter of fact, the relationships with most of childhoods friends have been maintained, thanks to social media.  I thank the Lord for the friendships, I’ve made here also.  Sometimes I’m amazed at the depth of the friendships, I’ve been able to cultivate. I want to share a few of my friends with you; they motivate me, they encourage me, they spur me to good works. I thank God for them, truly may the Lord pour out His precious blessings on them.  For this post, I am sharing with you, the bloggers who have commented on almost every post. Thank you, my friends, ummm, I don’t know everyone’s actual name unfortunately, but that doesn’t make us any less friends, right?

 Vivian from God’s whispers of truth seeks to to write to give hope, encouragement, and share the Lord with others.  The love of the Lord is very evident throughout her posts.  Just click the link and follow her blog, you will not regret it.  

alimw2013 from For His Purpose; her blog’s name says it all.  She is a natural encourager, I think. She also shares her beautiful babies and tidbits of her life, helping us to understand that Lord defines the people, we need to become.  

Then there’s Kathy Wire of Maggie Tiggles who encourages me to spend time with the Lord.  She brings the Word of God to life and makes the everyday application of it, rather simple.  

Roses at Dawn of roses at dawn makes me wish I lived closer to her. I would so love to hold her hopefully soon (girl, I feel you) to be born, baby.  Congratulations again, my friend.  She writes about family, faith, life and love. She encourages me to trust the Lord, in spite of the circumstances. 

Lastly today, there is Matt from Jesusluvsall. He encourages me to see the goodness of God through all the beauty and pain, this world offers. He teaches ESL to foreign students in spite of the pain he endures from his physical limitations.

There are so many others that I have every intention of getting to, in the very near future. Thank you for being my friend, I appreciate you.  How about you? In the comment section share the link to your latest post and also share one of your favorite blogger friends. I would love to meet them. 

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