World Lupus Awareness Day-My Scraps ‘n Spices Garden! Must see! — Tracey’s World , Discover

Today is World Lupus Awareness Day. Tracey is a blogger I follow who has Lupus. In honor of World Lupus Day, I want to share her latest blog post.

Look what I grew from just using kitchen scraps and raiding my spice rack! This is one of the ways you can do your bit for your environment and have the bonus of growing your own produce! This is the reveal from my first attempt at my little patch. It did so well that I […]

My Scraps ‘n Spices Garden! Must see! — Tracey’s World , Discover

Meeting My Little Sister Blogger in Person :)

One of the wonderful things about blogging for me is meeting people. That is doubly true when it comes to my fellow Christian bloggers because there is an instant bond in Jesus. This morning I was so blessed to finally meet a fellow blogger in person-Alicia of forhispurpose.com.

We live in the same state about four hours from each other. Alicia came to my city with her friend Debra. We met for breakfast at Panera.

Debra and Alicia are members of the same church in their small town. It was wonderful how we could fellowship from the start. There is nothing like sharing a bond in Christ. We had just met in person and were already sharing about our journeys in life with Jesus.

Debra experienced a bit of my humor when she told me she had lived in a city in Kansas. She asked me if I knew where it is. I said, “in Kansas”

They joined us for Blogger Chat for a little while. I turned my laptop for our fellow Blogger Chat friends to see Alicia and Debra because they are more photogenic than I am. 🙂

Alicia and Debra thanks for getting my weekend off to a great start. I feel blessed.

How is your weekend?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Jesus Knew His Mission All Along- Theme in John

Cynthia of cynthiaswarroom.home.blog requested I expand more on a theme in John of my time/my hour has not yet come. First I want to say as a teacher I love it when people ask questions like this.

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To understand this theme of my hour/my time has not yet come, we need to remember how John begins in chapter 1:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

The Word we see referenced here is Jesus. Jesus is the creator. All things were made threw him. He existed for all eternity before entering time being born as a baby.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth

Jesus knew his mission for coming was to be our Savior. He stated this when talking with Nicodemus in John 3:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Jesus knew he was here to die on the cross for our sins and to defeat death for us through his resurrection. He knew there was an appointed for his crucifixion. So when Mary asked him to intervene during the wedding feast in Cana in John 2, Jesus first replied:

“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

Jesus was letting Mary know he had a mission and the time for that had not yet come.

John understood this as he wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. That is why we see the theme repeated such as in John 8:20

Yet no one seized him, because his hour had not yet come.

While Jesus was talking with his disciples in John 13, he let them know:

 “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

Before Jesus was arrested, he told the disciples in John 16:

Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”

Before Jesus was arrested, put through a farce of a trial, tortured, and crucified, he prayed in John 17:

“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.”:

Jesus is our creator. He came to be our Savior and knew all along what the mission and plan was. It was for him to die on the cross for us, so we can be forgiven and receive relationship with God and eternal life. He came intentionally with that purpose always in mind.

When Jesus died for us, it was God’s plan all along. Jesus knew this, which is why he referred to his time/his hour and why John records it. It shows the intentionality of his sacrifice for us. His hour/his time was the appointed time for his death on the cross on our behalf.

Question- If Jesus would come knowing all along what would happen, is he someone you can trust?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Ahh Rest

Yesterday morning during blogger chat, I asked each person what they were going to do. Hannah of hannahmvandi.com said one word- Rest. When she said rest, it was like a subliminal message to me. My response was to yawn. 🙂

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Resting is beneficial for our health. As someone who lives with chronic illnesses, rest is so important While I do love taking naps, resting can also mean to relax whether it be reading a book, listening to music, watching a movie or a leisurely walk,

There is also spiritual and mental rest. That is the kind of rest Jesus offers to us in Matthew 11:28:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Jesus wants us to give our burdens in life to him. The things we are anxious about he wants us to give to him. 1st Peter 5:7 says:


Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you
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The reason we can cast all we are anxious about on him is because he cares for us. Jesus loves us.

Today I will relax. Perhaps I will go to a coffee shop for a while after church. Being in a coffee shop is relaxing for me. This morning I will also give to Jesus, again, those things that trouble me.

Have a blessed Sunday and take time to rest.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.