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Just LOVE MERCY humbly!

Life~ why are we here?

To love & be loved and do what we love ~ How?

Do the right thing, love ourselves & others and keep learning by staying humble ( having a teachable & listening heart).

When I look to Christ as my example , I see my constant need to be in touch with my Heavenly Father as Christ did. Christ had the habit of starting his day by going someplace where he could be alone to commune with his Father. Psalm 46:10 says

“BE STILL and know that I AM GOD!”

Jesus grew in favor with GOD & man and gave us an example of how to do that if we will study his life in the gospels ( Matthew 5:1-48 , Mark 3:34-35, Luke 1, John 1 ) and spend time in the mountain & by the sea & in the scripture as he did. Jesus loved all people but he knew he needed to get refreshed first thing in the day so he could keep refreshing & teaching others. His refreshment came from staying tuned in with his Heavenly Father praying & meditating on the Word of GOD . THAT IS THE SECRET.

Jesus was a radical Rabbi who knew the TORAH ( the first five books of the Bible)   and all the Hebrew Texts including the powerful prophetic book of Isaiah (which was found completely in tact when the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered ) describing the Messiah ~ Yeshua ~ Jesus our Emmauel or “GOD WITH US”  exactly, Isaiah 53:1-12 ,my mom’s favorite chapter of the Bible she read daily as did my daddy)

Sadly most people who claim to be Christians do not even know the teachings that Christ based His life on….and it was not what His teachers taught Him …it was what HIS FATHER in HEAVEN taught Him and the Holy Spirit who was his guide & teacher and told us that He would send us the Holy Spirit to help us. We have to be still …ask & listen with our heart!

TURN OFF YOUR CELL Phone, Computers, TV, radios….everything and just take time daily to listen …GOD WILL SPEAK TO YOU in that still small voice in your heart but you MUST SLOW DOWN…and BE STILL… psalm 46:10 especially first thing in the morning…

What we do first thing in the day sets the tone for the day…what you do….listen to…read…eat….you set the stage for PEACE, JOY & HEALTH…or….the opposite…

I CHOOSE JOY & PEACE!  ….ABIDE ~ meaning stay connected.

A tree branch cut off of the fruit tree will not bear any more fruit and will die…!


Practicing that presence of keeping our mind on things above ! Colossians 3

THE LOVE that GOD has continually for us ~ THE MERCY! A JUST GOD…who LOVES MERCY and walks with us if we will say YES!

I SAY YES by starting my day in prayer & praise for the first breath & the health secrets I have discovered by looking to GOD’S ways in HIS BOOK , the BIBLE and the people that GOD brings into my life daily but also the teachers that have inspired me ~ especially my dear Daddy . ( see my blog about Tribute to my dad)

EnJOY your day …take a deep breath~ ask  for mercy & then walk humbly in it doing the next right thing ….that’s justice & mercy for all with JOY….by grace

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Attitude determines….

EVERY…thing….every one ….especially YOU and ME!!!

ALTITUDE is determined by attitude!

When I was in the diaper stage of raising & nurturing my wonderful  children and especially when my 4 boys came along in a row after 4 girls, I loved the quote that I pasted on the bathroom mirror ( mostly to remind me! ha!)


we ARE able to choose our response in every given moment and situation…if we prepare !

you choose the attitude because we often can not choose our circumstances in life ….STORMS AND phone calls happen… WE RESPOND WITH OUR attitude and hopefully and prayerfully with PRACTICE it is a good one and the best one for the moment!!!


*Pray on awakening asking for Divine help !

Start your day with a grateful heart to GOD our Father in Heaven counting your blessings        and singing praise to the CREATOR and the Spirit

*Meditate on a verse from your daily Bible reading… when we meditate all day on GOD’s TRUTH it changes our attitude to HIS…( one hour a week will NOT do much!)

replace stinkin’ THINKIN’  with a GRATITUDE ATTITUDE….!!!! pretty please!

now that’s cool dude!

*CHOOSE TO SMILE each morning ( what a natural face lift and mood changer for YOU and EVERYONE around you….!) YOU actually determine the weather forecast for those in your presence including yourself….yes lighten UP SMILE and LAUGH (for more see my laughter blog too)… ~ graceanne

here are more powerful truthsabout ATTITUDE written by one of my favorite preachers:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church….a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.”

By Chuck Swindoll

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