Paying attention to myself by presenting myself with some sweet birthday wishes isn’t what I normally do. However, because my body and soul need to feel happy and loved today, of all days, I decided to wish myself a happy birthday, hoping that I might want to celebrate my born day.
From my house to yours: I pray that everyone’s holidays are blessed and that everyone has a fabulous New Year (2017). Shalom!
I am a Baby Boomer who finally has become a Senior Citizen—retired and living on a pension. Sometimes this transition feels like it happened overnight; nevertheless, I wouldn’t change my life’s journey for anything in this world. Moreover, for example, since 65 is 15 years younger than Moses was when he spoke to Pharaoh about letting the Hebrews go, I consider my advanced age to mean it is quite possible that my greatest contributions to the Body of Christ are yet to come.
In 2016—with the Holy Spirit as our guide and teacher—may each one of us be so prepared that we not only are able but also inclined to live this New Year under the Holy Spirit’s righteous and impeccable leadership. Let each one of us ask in Christ Jesus’ name that Father God via His Holy Spirit also will “…lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13). Lastly, let each one of us have the God-kind of faith, which totally trusts and believes that whatever we ask, in accordance with God’s Perfect Will, we will receive. Amen!
God is blessing me. It is His blessing and favor that have made it possible for me to sell a poetry book—at a time when there does not seem to be a deep love for poetry or a big demand for poetry books. Of course there are the thousands of books by American high-profile poets that are selling rather well, BUT that is quite a rare exception in the poetry world—an exception reserved for only a few elite poets who have built a reputation for themselves over MANY years.
Thank you so much EVERYONE for your kind birthday wishes. You all helped to make March 6 a very special day for me. God bless you!
“They say it’s your birthday/It’s my birthday too, yeah/They say it’s your birthday/We’re gonna have a good time/I’m glad it’s your birthday/Happy birthday to you” ~ lyrics from The Beatles 1968 “Birthday” song. Thank You God for allowing me to see another born day!
It is such a wonderful blessing that in the month of March God planned for the most important days of my life to happen. It is amazing how He planned for me to become spiritually alive (spiritually reborn into God’s family), saved and justified, as well as planned for me to become physically alive (physically born into my parents’ family). It is clear to me that God put my two born days in March to help me better understand both the simplicity and complexity of my “old man” and “new man” natures, primarily by their juxtaposition.
“Service to Others” is so much more than JUST a short statement or phrase that succinctly condenses the beliefs, truths and principles that guide me. For sure, the “Service to Others” motto and/or credo actually defines my perpetual attitude, which has echoes that ricochet off my Christian lifestyle and reverberate in every institution, organization, and etc., that I currently belong to—or used to be a member of, at one time or another.
Independence Day is an opportunity for those of us who are Christian Patriots to teach our children and grandchildren that our courageous godly Founding Fathers, in particular those who signed The Declaration of Independence, not only understood that Life, Liberty, and Happiness are God-given rights/desires, but also they knew that they would have to pay the greatest price—give up their lives—so that future generations of Americans would not be denied their God-given rights/desires of Life, Liberty, and Happiness.