How to create a list of Christian affirmations [40 affirmations included!] — Made of Still ®

This post is about how to create a list of Christian Affirmations. What is an Affirmation? Before we start on the list of Christian Affirmations, lets understand what an affirmation is! The word “Affirmation” comes from the root word “Affirm”. Let me also point out that Affirm is a verb (doing word) that means the…

How to create a list of Christian affirmations [40 affirmations included!] — Made of Still ®

Where Is Real Peace Found? — Jaime Luce

Gone are the days of just desiring to live a quiet and peaceful life. A life where you can just freely live, make a living of your choice and raise your family with the values and beliefs you hold dear without interference. Instead, we are daily wakened to the life-draining news and propaganda. Couple that with the onslaught of forced feedings of agenda by social media or any media for that matter.

Where Is Real Peace Found? — Jaime Luce

Q and A with Me- My Answers

I would like to thank the bloggers who participated by asking questions. Today I am sharing their questions, links to their blogs, and of course my answers.

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Dawn of dawnfanshawe.wordpress.com asked– Two questions for you, Matt.: What did you do for a living before you became a Christian? and secondly: If someone were to buy you a return plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Before I became a Christian, I was a wild teenager. Before I rededicated my life to Jesus, I sold Office Furniture for a Top 50 Dealership in the USA.

If I could return to a country. Hard to choose, but I would go with Brazil because I could visit friends in many different cities there, practice Portuguese, and enjoy a culture I love.

Jeanne of gardenfaith.com asked- Matt, if you had a garden what would you grow?

If I had a garden, I would feel sorry for the plants because they tend to die on me, If I could have a garden and be successful at it, I would grow veggies organically.

David of davidsdailydose.wordpress.com asked- What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited or lived?

Rio do Sul Brazil is a place I love. I have been there twice. It is a small city in the mountains in Southern Brazil. I loved the culture, the people, and had my best trip there when I taught English at a university in June/July 2015.

Dawn of drawingclosertochrist.com asked- What foods do you like the most and the least?

The least is easy- food I cook because I am a bad cook. The most? food other people cook for me 🙂 I enjoy food from many different cultures so it is hard to say. 🙂

Barb of mylifeinourfathersworld.com asked- What is one topic that God has been asking you to write about that you don’t feel “good enough” to expound upon? 

Not so much of not being good enough but I do not expound on passages dealing with marriage since I have not been married.

Cats and Coffee of midlifecatlday64.wordpress.com asked- If you believed in Reincarnation and could come back as any Animal; What would it be and why?

I do not believe in reincarnation. When I die, Jesus will take me to heaven and I will forever be me. But I think dolphins are really cool. I would like to be to swim as well as a dolphin, but I don’t want to be one. 🙂

Cynthia of Godly Princess at cynthiaswarroom.home.blog asked-1.)To me, you come out as a very warm person. How do you manage to keep the positive energy all the time?
2.)What is that one lowest point in your life that you thought you wouldn’t come out of but, you eventually overcame and is now history?

Any positive energy I have comes from Jesus and spending time with him to start my days 🙂

1993 to 1995 I was sick and kept getting progressively worse. I had to leave the school where I was studying for ministry in April 1994. In July 1995, one night I thought it was time for me to die and I prayed. After praying I felt the presence of Jesus. The next day the doctor finally diagnosed the problem and started on the medication I needed.

Alicia of forhispurpose.blog asked-What has been your favorite part of this summer?

One good thing for me has been having a few cooler days at times because I do not do well with summer heat. On the cooler days I have been able to go for shorts walks.

But my favorite part was teaching teaching online classes for Family Literacy Summer School.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Encouragement from Fellow Bloggers

This week some of my fellow bloggers encouraged me regarding two different things. The first might cause concern for some and the other was confirmation of an idea.

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Kerna of Kay’s at kernacj.wordpress.com in my comments asked about my jokes. I shared a few and she gave me this comment- Nice. You should compile them, if you haven’t already.

Brenda of becominghistapestry.com left me this comment- Yes, we do leave impressions on those we meet, haha 😂 you are a funny one

Alica of forhispurpose.com left me this comment-Love your jokes, laughter is such a wonderful gift!! She hears my jokes each time she joins blogger chat on Saturday mornings.

Perhaps much to the chagrin, notice how that word has grin in it?- I was encouraged to continue with my brilliant humor 🙂 Some might be thinking what Pippin said to Merry when Treebeard the Ent-tree shepherd- began talking. Pippin told him- Don’t encourage it Merry.

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A bit more seriously. I had the idea on Sunday of writing a book of short stories. Tangie of tangietwoods.blog commented on one of my short stories in my other blog encounterswiththeancients.com – “Wow. You are a great writer and should publish a book of short stories if you have not already done so. I will definitely buy a copy.” Her comment felt like confirmation of the idea I had while praying.

What can I say. It is often the case that my life and ministry has me in some fairly deep conversations, but sometimes this guy likes to show up.

I would also like to thank my fellow bloggers who comment they are praying for me for my ministry and regarding my life with chronic illness. Those comments are encouraging.

Genuine interaction whether light hearted or encouragement is what this can be- A Blogging Community.

So after I finish my book Jessica’s Encounters, should I write a joke book next or a book of short stories? hmmm.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.