For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; an whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, of die, we are the Lord’s — Romans 14:8

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. — Romans 14:12

Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. — Romans 14:22

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. — Romans 14:23

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Author: Margaret from soulfood101blog

Praying the world will read God's Word for themselves, and not rely on what someone else tells them His Word says or means.

20 thoughts on “12/29/2019”

    1. Thanking God for that :) I’ve been reading your post my friend. How are you? I cried so much in my life that I fight it now. And when I say crying, I meant I use to wake up crying every morning. Literally wake up with tears streaming down my face. I thank the LORD that isn’t the case any more but it is not forgotten.

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      1. I’m thanking him that your tears are dried up now. It’s been years since I’ve woken up crying too; I didn’t love those days. Lately I’m not so much sad as like a restless toddler coming off a sugar high? Only there hasn’t been any sugar in close to twenty years so I’m not sure what’s going on. I have a project ahead of me that feels overwhelming and other life stuff but I still don’t see the excuse for all these feelings. Thankfully, I’m surrounded by signs pointing me in the right direction. He keeps me by the scruff when I need it 😁
        All of our electrical sockets were replaced the Friday before Christmas because one of them smoked and burnt out just before Thanksgiving. Our rental is cute but old. Then our fridge died last week and was replaced the day after Christmas. I spent my vacation cleaning and then cleaning and then cleaning again. I’m guessing that might be part of my general fussiness.
        How are you Mags? A little more settled by now I hope? Did you have a good holiday?

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      2. It seems that you have a lot of little “little” things going on. I say little because normally people will say oh a fridge, it was replaced, or outlets, not so bad. BUT all at once. One after another, overlapping. It is like the spinning ride at the fair, and you just want to get off of it but it keeps spinning. THEN add the upcoming project at work. Well my friend you have thrown a whole new pot of stew together, and life is expecting you to eat it all in one sitting :) I could tell you all the norms(it will pass, you’ll be ok, it’s not as bad as you think) but when we are spinning, stomach churning, head exploding, patience wearing thin… who wants to hear that, and does it really help? I am here. I am praying. I am a literal human waste basket for you to throw everything into, not to be recycled :) If there is anything I can do, I am willing :)

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      3. Mags! I could never think of you as a human waste basket. You’re lovely. Thanks for the offer of support, prayers and the validation. I believe praying is the best gift we can give each other.
        Yes, lots of little things going on, on top of big things. Someone I love very much has been going through a hereditary illness which has essentially disrupted the foundation. I forget sometimes because I’m prone to over-functioning. Thankfully my daily devotions, and the ones I follow (like yours) have been full of grace. I feel guilty when I get bummed out and frustrated because there’s so much to be thankful for. I know you get it because of what you’ve shared about literally weathering one hell of a storm which is why it’s equally important to share, not just the good stuff, but our struggles too.
        Here is a giant cyber hug sister. From me to you ❤️

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  1. Good mornin to you sister.

    My wife Melissa and I both know that feeling of being in the city, (Houston), in an apartment, when we were grown up in the country, (Anahuac).
    But home and life are what you make of it, so it doesn’t have to be all bad in the city miss Margaret.

    God bless you both.

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    1. No it’s not bad at all. Just different. It is quite convenient to be able to go in any direction and every thing we need is right there. At home it was a 30 minute drive(at least) to everything. Sometimes in several different directions. So, a trip to town might take all day. A reason we planned them and only went once or twice a month LOL. Here though, we have been out everyday. Getting this and that. I feel blessed. This little apartment has the room for everything we need, and it is very cozy. It was as iff God kept making it bigger, and bigger to accommodate our needs. I feel at home, and that is a blessing. It is quiet, even though it is surrounded by so much, again, another blessing. I hope I haven’t sounded ungrateful because the LORD has been too good to me for me to be anything but grateful :)

      I so appreciate your encouragement. It too is a blessing. And you are right everyone here has been so nice, and kind. Again, another blessing :)

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      1. Have you discovered some businesses that are unique to Texas?
        A few that come to mind that we use are: “Whataburger,” (hamburgers) “H. E. B. grocery stores” (stands for Harold E. Butts), and “Fuddruckers” (excellent hamburgers).
        Although I’m not 100% sure that Fuddruckers is exclusively Texan, I’ve just never seen one outside of Texas.

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      2. I was telling hubby yesterday that Whataburger must be Texas Mcdonalds but with much better burgers. I haven’t seen a H.E.B groceries yet. There is a Kroger right across the street from our apartment :) I have seen/been to fuddruckers before so not new to us

        What is new is all the donut places LOL We’ve seen other places too but the donut shops around here. There is one on every block it seems. We rarely eat out, and I do most of our baking if we want a sweet but I have to say I am curious about the donuts hahaha.

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      3. Excellent!
        I know that he has to appreciate and enjoy your home cooking.

        Do you want to hear something funny?

        I remember a couple of years ago, H.E.B. had a banner or some type of marketing image at a professional ball game here in Texas.
        And some visiting big shot supporter of the opposing team saw the banner, and had some kind of a public statement about Texas being politically incorrect and insulting to Jews.
        (I believe it was a San Antonio spurs game, but my memory isn’t 100% about which Texas team it was).

        Anyway, I thought that the news story was funny.

        Some people almost look to be insulted at every opportunity.

        Well, I’m glad to hear that y’all are settling in, and I wish you both all the best.

        God bless y’all.

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      4. My dad use to tell me if some one is offended it is because they are looking for something to be offended about or they want to be offended. It seems to be truer every day :)

        We are settling. I am thanking God because I would never have imagined I’d be this calm and at peace any where but home. Especially in such different surroundings. I have only ever visited a place this big but never thought I would live in a place this active. So, this is God for sure. Else I’d be curled up in a ball under the covers haahah :)

        Thank you again for your encouragement and words of support they are most appreciated :)

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