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Thank you, God, for the life of Bill Sweeney and lessons learned through his blog “Unshakable Hope.”
https://unshakablehope.com/2018/10/05/perseverance/

Thanks for Your answer to my prayer this morning.  When I think of the lessons learned this morning in Bill’s post on October 5th 2018 “Perseverance” what a blessing.

I’ve been in a weird state lately, with strange bad dreams and so many thoughts/sensations making me think I am nearing closer to death.  Not sure if it is the medications I’ve been taking, the devil messing with my mind, or if there is something wrong with me that I don’t know about.

Maybe it is a continuation of the sudden thoughts about my mortality since the shocking news last April 1, 2017 in the ER that I have AFIB, that I needed a pacemaker and would have to be on 3 drugs the rest of my life.  I thought I had gotten past that!  But…“Really? This is nothing compared to Bill’s 22 years of suffering, and suffering of others.”

I know that death will come eventually to all of us, I am not afraid of it, and will be happy to be at home with Jesus Christ and His Father and ours.  But since I know Jesus is here with me, I can do anything and am eager to stay here as I continue to grow until the time comes.  It really is His will.

I asked Him this morning to help my mind, my thoughts to be in the here and now, to be LIVING JOYFULLY and focusing on what I need to do on this path He has for me. Next thing I know, I see Bill Sweeney’s blog post on 10/5 celebrating his Birthday – even though 22 years ago he was diagnosed with ALS and told he only had 3 to 5 years to live.  He is now 58 years old.

Reading Bill’s post on PERSEVERANCE, and the messages I needed, opened my eyes.  I’m so grateful for the health I have, and may the stumbling block of AFIB keep me reminded of the fact I am so blessed and I need to PERSEVERE in living the rest of my life joyfully and doing what God has told me to do and leave the results to Him.

Belated Happy Birthday Bill and thank you for the gift of God’s messages to us through you.  When I think of your PERSEVERANCE post, and its various messages…I get goosebumps. You have turned my life around for the better.

Thanks also to your lovely wife and Angel, Mary for her special loving care.

God’s blessings to you both, with love and hugs.

Readers, do yourself a favor and read Bill’s post https://unshakablehope.com/2018/10/05/perseverance/

BELIEVE

Believe by Ann Marquette

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I have been given permission to share this wonderful New Year’s Day post by my blogger friend Diane.  So much of her thoughts and feelings in this post could have come from my heart, had she not already done it 🙂  Thank you Diane.

http://dianereedwiter.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/what-i-know-for-sure/comment-page-1/#comment-5772

May all our blogger friends, facebook friends, ALL our friends and families be richly blessed this new year.

BELIEVE, FORGIVE SELF AND OTHERS, LET GO, AND MOST OF ALL TRUST IN GOD.

Believe ~ In New Beginnings by Ann Marquette

Believe ~ In New Beginnings by Ann Marquette

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Sundays for me are to be kept for quiet, peaceful times.  I spend time first in prayer, then the rest
of the day is mostly dedicated to writing or anything to do with my writing
i.e. research in whatever manner moves me.

This morning I was moved to watch Sunday Morning with Charles
Osgood.  One special report about the
rock band JOURNEY and their 30 year – so far – hit “Don’t Stop Believin.”  I
would say my life has probably  been based
on continuing to BELIEVE, even when
I didn’t realize at times that believing was part of my DNA.

Another favorite reminder is the theme song from the film The
Polar Express, BELIEVE written by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, and sung by
Josh Groban.

Some years ago while enjoying one of the art festivals in
Greenville, SC I found this metal heart creation which I placed on the wall
above my desk  in my living room.  A constant reminder with heart.

 

Believe - photo by Ann Marquette

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In some of my readings and musings today, my thoughts turned to experiences in my life and lessons learned.
I started jotting down my thoughts, and as I did, I realized that with each one the word BELIEVE came to mind.

 Letting go of control…BELIEVE
 Remembering some of the most amazing surprises in my life, which were beyond my wildest imaginings and still amaze me today…BELIEVE FOR MORE
 Allowing others to help me, and sometimes remembering to let them know how they can help me. Then Let Go and Let God guide the process…BELIEVE those who are meant to help will and in the right way.
 BELIEVE in the dreams of m heart, the ones that never let go.
 BELIEVE in myself that I can accomplish what needs to be done to follow the path to my dreams becoming reality.

Whenever I feel concerned about what is happening in our country and how it is affecting me, I remember my blessings and all I have to be grateful for. I also remember the other tough times in my life which I have come through, and the many wonderful surprises I have experienced. I know I am a child of God and that He loves me unconditionally, and all is well. What brings me extra joy is hearing good things happening for others, whether getting a job, their health getting better, among other things. I have been hearing good things since the beginning of the year. So no matter what there is hope for better times ahead.

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Thoughtful portrait of physicist Albert Einstein

Thoughtful Albert Einstein - Image via Wikipedia

A couple of you asked about what I learned from the Strengths Finders survey, for me personally.
So here goes with my top 5 strengths, according to this survey. Please not that what is included in the description of each theme/strength comes from the survey report. I am not including the whole description of each, only snippets.

CONNECTEDNESS people have faith in links between all things; and believe there are few coincidences, that almost every event has a reason.

FUTURISTIC individuals are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

INTELLECTION this theme is characterized by intellectual activity. People with this are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

INPUT themed individuals have a craving to know more and often like to collect and archive all kinds of information.

BELIEF talented people have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.

The report includes personalized strengths insights “what makes you stand out?” for each strength. Interesting stuff.

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