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Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I want to thank Nancy for the reminder of Maundy Thursday being the name of this day. I looked up the meaning to share.

Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries) is the Christian feast, or holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels.[1] It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.

I am looking forward to the Lord's Supper this day. I have been doing a Easter Devotional and read Matthew 27 1-56 this morning. Praying and meditating over the sacrifice he made on the Cross for me...and you. Nancy, like you I rejoice because "SUNDAY'S COMING!" but today I focus on any Un known and Un confessed Sin preparing myself for this special Lord's Supper Service.

I got my steps in yesterday after two days falling short. The weather was so nice and I was able to walk during the day. This makes a major difference. The previous two days had been raining and dreary and I just didn't get it done. That's not to say I did nothing I just fell short of my 10,000 step goal by 2-3 thousand. I still got 7-8 thousand steps :).

  


Holy Week

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

While I am not Jewish and don't celebrate Passover as they do, we too prepare for Easter each year between Palm Sunday and Easter day. We will have a Special Lord's supper prayer service Thursday and a special service on Good Friday. Today, I am focused on giving thanks for Gods Blessings. I am praying that unknown sin become clear that I may repent and be clean for the up coming Lord's Supper service.

Further, while I am not Catholic and do not observe Lent the same as they do, I have been participating in 40 day's of fasting (this year candies) and feasting in God's word (using "Word Snacks"). This will be completed coinciding with Good Friday. I pray these habits continue through out this year as they are so good for me. This is a significant part of my FIT LESSON for 2014. God has made it clear that getting in line my spiritual life to cope with emotional issues will keep me from re gaining up to 242 and having an unhealthy life! It is more important than eating right and exercising, not minimizing the importance of obeying these two steps. They are part of my convictions spiritually. SOZO means healing of Mind, Body and Soul. Accept the blessings and activate them in your life. The gift has been given with Salvation we each have to learn what that means and how to us.

  
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CAKAROO 4/17/2014 5:43AM

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COLOR-BLUE 4/16/2014 1:09PM

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This is a very insightful blog, and I'm delighted that I had the chance to read it! I too like you, celebrate Easter the same way. We'll be having a service in God's church, on Thursday evening as well. If I'm not mistaken it's called Maudy Thursday, which is for us to remember Jesus' last supper, before he was crucified. But, that's not the end of the story, as we have SUNDAY!!! SUNDAY's on it's way!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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SWEETNEEY 4/16/2014 11:02AM

    I do the sacrifice during Lent although I don't follow any religion. My regret is that I was supposed to do some charitable work these 40 days and it did not happen. So I don't want the year to end without me doing this.

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RHOOK20047 4/16/2014 9:19AM

    Sounds like you are taking some from different faiths, and God Bless you for your efforts. I am Catholic, and will be involved in our church ceremonies all week. This is the ultimate week for practicing our religion liturgically. Some gripe about how long the services are, but I for one realize the true aspects of each day! Have a Happy Easter!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 4/16/2014 8:46AM

    More people should realize that there are good points to all beliefs, not just the one to which you are exposed at 11:00 on Sunday morning.

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Happy dance we mailed the check Saturday!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This April 15th we beat the deadline primarily due to the fact we had to pay and had to get it done. We got it done on time for the first time in in over 20 years. My first year in private practice we owed 10,000 and it floored me and scared me and I avoid every year. When I think back I realize I have never paid more than a few hundred to the state since as we pay in enough and apply the refund, yes federal refund forward to the next year each time. So you may ask WHY do I avoid? Hm... I am rethinking that as I feel so relieved it is done, done, done... It is not hanging un done this year into June or even October of some years. I think I like this feeling and not having the problem looming.

I am spending time in prayer this week for our First Community Easter Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt. We have Lord's supper prayer Thursday and Good Friday Service at the church this week and Prayer at the park this Holy week on the agenda. I am continuing to Feast on the Word of God and am in prayer for two friends. One who just had a growth in his colon found and another who had numbness of extremities after feeling sick yesterday. Maybe heart issues and she was admitted last night to hospital for heart cath today. God is Good and already at work for all these situations.

I did not get may steps in yesterday, I hit 7,000 but forgave myself and know that I am still on track.

Have a great Tuesday everyone. Don't let it be defined by Taxes let God define this day and your life.

  
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PATTYR81 4/16/2014 9:39AM

    I'm soooo with you!!!

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CAKAROO 4/16/2014 5:45AM

    glad you got thing done early!

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MNCYCLIST 4/15/2014 9:25PM

    Ah yes, it feels good to have taxes in the rear view mirror, that's for sure!

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COLOR-BLUE 4/15/2014 6:56PM

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I can see the read the difference in your countenance, since your taxes are already done! Young lady, it's a BIG difference! There's no more stress or tension, and your spirit is now flowing freely!

I have my days, when I don't get all of my workouts in, and I use to stress about it, but no more, as life is too short. There are days that you'll do better than others.

I'm praying for your friends, also! It's important that the saints pray for each other!

I love feasting on the Word of God, and I love the fact that I can eat as much as I want and never get physically FAT! I do believe I can become spiritually FAT, and that's how I want to continually stay!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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I_AM_COLLEEN 4/15/2014 12:33PM

    great attitude !! and it is done for another whole year .. doesn't that sound great??

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SUNSET09 4/15/2014 8:31AM

  emoticon and emoticon as it is done! What a relief it is and now, you can get on to the important things! We are not afraid of tomorrow as God is already there! emoticon Keep up the good work with your steps as it's one at a time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Rainy days and Mondays, TAXES!....

Monday, April 14, 2014

I generally love the rain and hope today is not the terrible storms they seem to be gearing up for, live coverage planned on fox 6.... Last week flash flooding did cause problems but the meteorologist also said that the threat is less because of the temperature but wind is expected. I will be at work but need to visit on site at a client home around noon and the weather is expected here by 10 am. Well I will dress accordingly and hope it does hold off till I am in the office and let up by the time I leave for the day as I lug a lot in and out of this one day a week location. I will deal with it because that's what you do :)

This past tax year 2013 was financially difficult for me. I missed so much time being out of work then we had so many medical bills and other financial changes. I just didn't pay enough taxes in and here it is tax time. Now I freely admit the reason we file for extensions every year is usually my fault. I dread taxes and am never ready in time.

THIS YEAR ITS ALREADY IN THE MAIL,YEA! It's done! Happy Dance!

My Husband mailed it with the payment Saturday! Yea, Thank you Jesus it was not as bad as we thought but were fully prepared to face knowing the circumstance! God is good. God carried me medically this past year literally saving my life in January (five surgeries in one week) and seeing me through a sixth surgery for the hernia December of the same year. He is continuing to provide blessings this year with teaching me to depend on him emotionally for my FIT Lessons 2014, answering prayers, and providing for our financial needs when things have been ever changing.

Just taking another minute to praise God, give thanks and testimony to the blessing God provides when we give him the chance to. Thank you in advance Lord for all you have planned in 2014!

Have a great Monday everyone!

  
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KRICKET57 4/15/2014 8:44AM

    Here is hoping the weather settles down. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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AURORADAWN5 4/14/2014 8:55PM

    I still haven't filed mine yet. Fortunately, in Canada we have until the end of the month. In fact, they were down a few days because of this Heartbleed situation, so they've extended to the 5th of May. I've promised myself I'll do them this weekend. It isn't even that it costs me because I almost always get money back. It's just such a hassle to do the paperwork.

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MNCYCLIST 4/14/2014 9:21AM

    Filing today, not that I'm a procrastinator!

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COLOR-BLUE 4/14/2014 8:08AM

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I pray that you don't have all the rain with the flash flooding, that is being forecast. We sure have had enough of it here in GA. None in my area, but man oh man in other areas it's bad.

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God has truly been blessing you, and He will continue to do so. After all, He wants the best for his children! I'm delighted that He's brought you through so many surgeries! All those fiery furnace trials, God has been in the furnace with you and brought out the other side as PURE GOLD!!! I thank God for taking care of you, so I could get to know you, as my friend!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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JAROL7 4/14/2014 7:48AM

    YEP ... I just filed an extension.

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Ah the peace and quiet...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I am reflecting on the noise fun filled day from yesterday. I prayed for the parents of the 7 children under age 6 last night because they took exhausted cranky children home by the end of the day. The next to youngest child has some little temper that probably comes from trying to keep up with his two older brothers and having to fight for his own self in their play. His mom and dad are on top of this but boy is it a handful at times. They are such good parents.

Today is Lily Grace's annual Fish Fry. It's now been 3 years since she died at age three in a swimming pool. She is another great niece from another of my husbands siblings. The 9th is the actual day of her death. Today we gather to raise money in her honor to benefit the community youth. All the money is used in the community projects for children and/or funds youth activity needs for kids who's families need help. She died the year of terrible tornadoes and many children in the area she lives lost everything. They helped buy cleats, uniforms and equipment for the children who lost everything that year.

Just Remembering Lily Grace today and her family who still grieve but is putting their loss toward a good honoring their daughter.



May God Bless this family!

  
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COLOR-BLUE 4/13/2014 9:04PM

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My heart goes out to those parents, as they're exhausted already and t top if off so were the kids, which makes for a volatile situation for the best of parents! I'm so delighted that you said that he parents were handling the situation in stride and properly.

Bless Lily Grace, Father God, as she with You, and enable this tragic situation with her, Father God lead her family into our loving arms

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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