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  1. Im so thankful i have read your blog. In such wonderful ways i feel joyful again despite our finacial crisis this time. Im a sundays school teacher in our church and i will share your article to our congregation. I encourages me to see sunshine after the rain as the saying goes. Your such a blessing to us your fellow brethren. Thank you and god bless you more! Happy new year 2019

  2. Hi Alicia

    I was checking my emails this morning and saw an email. I went through your postings and find it
    enlightening and empowering. I am a semi retired teacher, life coach, mother and wife AND I AM A DREAMER! I have dreams and they come true. I help to interpret the dreams of others. I had a dream that TRUMP would be the next president of the US and walla! I had 3 more interesting dreams about Trump. Back to my story…I just decided one day to quit my life and move to another continent. I am currently living in a beautiful town called Esperance (meaning PLACE OF HOPE ) in Western Australia. I am an AUSIEKANER (SOUTH AFRICAN LIVING IN AUSTRALIA). I am currently writing 2 books – one on happiness called Happy Face and the other one is called One Step Ahead and it is about success. These books are botha about my HAPPINESS JOURNEY. Life threw me a few curve balls. I struggled with my health and happiness. I just lost my mojo one day and realised that life is not happening for me anymore. I had a near death experience and visited heaven. This experience altered my mind and changed the course of my life forever. My HAPPINESS JOURNEY was a SPIRITUAL JOURNEY….. A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD! I will most definitely follow more postings!

  3. Please place my 6 year old grandson Izaiah T. on your prayer list. He was diagnosed on Feb 14, 2017 with Leiukima All with Phylidelphia Like & CRLF. He has been going through treatment at Childrens hospital in Seattle with continued treatment for 3.5 years. They are saying he will have a high reaccurance rate even though his is in remission 1 month into treatment. Our prayer is for a full cure.

  4. Thank you, Rebeca, for sharing! I’m honored that what I wrote blessed and encouraged you!

  5. “I want to savor these moments, like I’d savor a fine piece of cheese or an exquisitely-flavored chocolate truffle. These are priceless—rich and decadent treasures that are not meant to be gobbled up but to be remembered and recalled time and again.”

    This imagery just leaped out at me. I definitely needed this reminder today to savor the multitude of blessings in my day. Thank you!

  6. Thank you, Michele! I love your analogy here of either being “half asleep” or with “our hair on fire.” Great mental picture!

  7. Loving the reminder to savor. We go through life either half asleep or with our hair on fire, juggling priorities and answering our phones as if we were in charge of the universe. Thanks for this invitation to slow down and savor. Congrats on being featured at Grace and Truth.

  8. Yes, that’s perfect. It’s my honor to share this important message with my readers! 🙂

  9. Jennifer! Thank you so much for your words. It’s so wonderful to hear that God used the words here to bless you. And thank you for featuring it at A Divine Encounter! I’ve added a link back to the “Grace and Truth” link-up… is this what you mean? Please let me know if you wanted me to link it to a different spot. Thank you for sharing the post! Blessing to you as well, friend! 🙂

  10. Much-needed salve to my soul. Thank you for this beautifully written, truth-filled reminder. I would love to feature this at A Divine Encounter tomorrow! The rules require a featured post to have a link back to one of the hostesses. I’m unable to find a link back – which may very well be an oversight on my part! If I missed the link back, or if you’d like to add one to be featured, please let me know. Either way, I’ll be pinning this one for others to enjoy, as well. 🙂 Blessings, friend!

  11. Tania, what a wonderful idea. I believe that God is surrounding us with SO MANY good things, and yet, we’re so busy rushing around that we either miss them, or we glide by them too quickly. I love this idea of taking time on a weekly sabbath day to simply stop and say, “Wow…look at all the beauty that was present around me.” What a great re-framing of any week (particularly the hard ones). So much of our daily perspective comes from what we’re meditating on, and if that’s the good, WOW… what change can come in our hearts! And on top of all of this, I think this kind of celebration makes God’s heart sing. 🙂 He loves seeing His children enjoying all that He’s created (and is creating!). Rich blessings to you today, friend! Thank you for inspiring me with this idea! 🙂

  12. I love this – I have recently started being intentional about a sabbath and didn;t know where to start so I looked at God’s first Sabbath and he looked and saw that it was good so I have started looking back on my week and listing everything that has been good within it – from the big things to chocolate biscuits 🙂

  13. Tai, thank you for your kind words! I constantly need the reminder to savor the little things too! I’m so glad it blessed you. Have a blessed Easter with your family as well!

  14. Karen, thank you! Yes, I think we moms are natural “processors”! It’s one of those balancing acts: we must process, but still learn to let go, enjoy and rest in His arms.

    Happy Easter back to you!

  15. I enjoyed this post so much! It was very well-rounded and full of wisdom.

    I tend to be a processor who likes to think things through, but unfortunately, I process too much because in the “act of doing”, I’m trying to solve it myself, rather casting my cares and concerns upon the Lord.

    Thank you for the encouragement!

    Happy Easter

  16. Alicia, this was such a beautiful post! I really enjoyed reading it. It was a great reminder to savor the little things that often mean the most. Thank you so much for sharing this! Happy Easter to you and your family! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

    #GraceAndTruthLinkup 😉

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