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Exciting News: New Blog, New Adventure

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Hey Friends!

 I have some exciting news... After seven wonderful years of sharing "Blessings, Suzanne" on Blogger, I am making the move to Word Press and can now be found at www.blessings-suzanne.com. It is still a work in progress so bear with me as I work through the kinks. I remember how nervous I was changing from my Caringbridge Journals to Blogger and this is yet a new, but necessary change.

Continue the journey with me and read the latest (and first) post A New Adventure ! God has surely blessed me with stories and experiences that need to be shared to encourage and inspire you to always have hope and joy in Him! I look forward to all He has planned for us ahead! "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." Philippians 1:6


For His Glory.




Forty-Five Verses:Love for Letters

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Call me old fashioned but I have loved "letters" all my life..writing and receiving them. It seems to be a dying art but there's is just something so special about a hand-written note or letter that speaks to my soul. I have basically been a pen pal since I was six years old. I was in the backseat of  my Mom's crimson and white Chrysler  Cordova (which we had for years!) waving goodbye to my best friend, Shannon as we made the move from Douglasville, Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama. It was a hard goodbye. With the help of our parents we managed to write letters (they mailed them) and see each other several times a year (we would pick her up on the way to my grandparents house) all the while.. cultivating a friendship that is now forty years strong! The connection and power of letters!

My grandmother was also an avid letter writer and hers were laced with every detail imaginable. I was recently given a stack of my letters written to her over the years in high school, …

Forty-Five Verses: Only One Thing

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Psalm 27:4-5 says... 
"I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing;  to live with him in his house my whole life long.  I'll contemplate his beauty;  I'll study at this feet.  That's the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world,  the perfect get away, far from the buzz of traffic."
Hmmm....just think on that one for a bit, the perfect getaway!

Day 121 Today's verse... "Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you."
Blessings, Suzanne

Forty-Five Verses: Celebrate

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Wishing our Nonna the happiest of Birthdays today!  We love you..so thankful for you!!


Celebrating one special lady, Nonna,  I hope your birthday was  as sweet and special as you are!
Day 120 Today's Verse..
"Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance." Jude 1:2

Blessings,
Suzanne



Forty-Five Verses: Laugh

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"The earth laughs in flowers." -Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Laugh.... Don't forget to laugh.. It truly is...the best medicine! And enjoy those fresh flowers... every day is a FRESH START! God is with us!

Day 119 Today's Verse...
"Being confident of this, htat he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

Blessings,
Suzanne

P.S. I was forty-five and a half yesterday and working towards memorizing these forty-five verses...how about you? Hide the word in your heart, I promise that as you do, it will be cultivating a garden full of flowers  you will pick over and over at just the right moment.

Forty-Five Verses:As The Wind Blows

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My children gave me this wind chime many years ago for Mother's Day. I was looking at it today as I watered my plants on the deck. For the first time in a quite a while I zeroed in on the words "I AM." Right there in the center, surrounded by.. Lord of Lords..Savior..Alpha and Omega...the Way...Jesus and the top and Jesus at the bottom. The great I AM. "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM; and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." Exodus 3:14 Those were the words the Lord specifically told Moses to say to the children of Israel. He is the "I AM" of what they are in need of, what they are praying for and about, who they are looking for, how their situation will turn around." HE IS the I AM. Let that sink in. He is the sound of the wind blowing but not to blow you over, to strengthen you in the storm. He is the response to the wind when the world around you is reacting in fear and omission. He i…

Forty-Five Verses: So Able

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"Now unto Him that is able  to do exceeding abundantly above  all that we ask or think,  according to the power that worketh in us."  Ephesians 3:20
Day 117 Today's Verse... "For where two or three are gathered together in my name,  there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20
Blessings, Suzanne