Quote, Song And Thoughts Of The Week

“We are evidently no friends of Satan. Like the kings of this world, he wars not against his own subjects. The very fact that he assaults us should fill our minds with hope.” ~ J. C. Ryle

“Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher.
Healing rain, I’m not afraid
To be washed in Heaven’s rain.
To be washed in Heaven’s rain.”
~ Michael W. Smith
Hello my beautiful friends and readers! I hope 2020 is treating you well. I want to say a warm “WELCOME” to all of my new followers. 🙂 
This week of back to school for my youngest and back to everything normal was hard! I’ve been getting up at 5:30 a.m. and back to normal, but I was exhausted this morning. It was a FULL week. I had half a mind to just stay in bed for hours and have my youngest daughter come crawl up on the bed with me. She wanted to stay in her room though with her bowl of cereal and her iPad. It’s a Saturday, so whatever. 😀
My oldest daughter came over and I didn’t wanna get out bed! I did though. We had some fun talking, working on our planners (we do that once a week) and catching up on the “trash” on TV (The young and the Restless). That show is getting… a bit much. She has to fast forward through a lot of it. Yikes! I’ve been watching it since I was a kid. I’m addicted to it. It’s so naughty and I think I need to stop. I’m just so involved with Adam and Chelsea’s story line!!! And that Phyllis is something else! Oh goodness. I remember my father talking about women being so caught up in these soaps that one asked for prayer for one of the characters. Hahahaha Now, that’s going too far! However, you really start to feel like these are real people and you can get carried away. It’s not a good addiction at all. Pray for me! 
I have been going through a lot this week. I am listening to Christian music from my old days back when I was younger. Russ Taff and Michael W. Smith are pretty much on repeat (thank you Spotify playlist!) these days. I have been soaking in the music (I need some of that healing rain!) and trying to get better. It feels like Satan attacks me every single day, physically, mentally and spiritually. The past 3 years have been… crazy. It’s getting old and I’m so tired. I’m a fighter though and I get up everyday and press on. In fact, when I’m getting ready, I turn up my Christian music in the bathroom and I sing in the shower no matter how I’m feeling. While I’m getting myself together, I have my own little praise and worship time every day. It’s amazing how the music we listen to can either usher in the presence of God or drive Him away. Wow. 
I also love to listen to preaching through the week on YouTube and this is a clip from one of my favorite pastors: 
Man, he’s good! I love Pastor Furtick. ❤ That’s how I feel… like I am back in the “gate” of praise. Just like he said, “My heart is broken, but I’m back. I made some mistakes, but I’m back. I wish I could go back and change some things, but I can’t. But I’m back. I’m devastated about what happened, but I’m back. I’m uncertain about the future, I don’t know where it’s gonna go from here, I’m a long way from home, but I’m back… I’m not perfect, but I’m back. I don’t know what tomorrow is gonna bring, but I’m back!”
Yaaassssss!!! Preach it!!! {{hands in the air}}  Okay, I gotta settle down for a minute. 😀 
Moving on… I’ve spent a lot of time with my children over the holidays. Frozen 2 was good, I do like the original one better. I’m not usually a fan of sequels, unless it’s STAR WARS. Oh. My. Word. That was fantastic!!! Han Solo was my “Man”, but I do love me some Kylo Ren. Whew! When he… oh wait, I better not spoil it for anyone. 😉 I had all of my adult children over on New Years. Why the older ones wanna hang out with me I have no idea. You think they would be partying with their friends instead of keeping me company and toasting with my youngest daughter. She had a blast! She loves watching the ball drop and counting down. We have to rewind it over and over. I wasn’t feeling so good that night, but I won Monopoly and totally wiped out my son-in-law first (he is a Monopoly nut)! 😀 
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I got a new backpack. Isn’t it pretty?!!! The picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s a beautiful cranberry red. Wow. I’m in love with my Victoria Secret backpacks. They are worth every Penney. ❤ I think I have a new addiction. Oh my. Well, it could be worse. 😉 
I haven’t got to write much or get any tags done, but I’m working on some post here and there when I have time. I get lots of ideas and I have to write them down before I forget! I hope to get some things finished soon. 
Have a blessed week everyone and thank you so much for stopping by! 💋 I love you guys. 💕 God bless you. 🙏🏻

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.

~ Jeremiah 17:14

Amazed By His Grace, 

Purple Rose

27 thoughts on “Quote, Song And Thoughts Of The Week

    • Charity says:

      Yes, I truly am blessed! I don’t know what I would do without my children. 💕

      Thankfully, I learned to open up my home, have drinks and snacks that they like, tell them that they are always welcome to come over. I try to make my home a “safe place” for them to talk about anything and everything. I move my hand in a circle and tell them, “This is a safe space, no judgement.” Then, I let them have the floor and talk about anything they want and they can ask me questions. We have had many conversations! We laugh, we play and we talk about serious stuff. They are my best friends. I respect them as adults with their own opinions and lives to live. They have to make their own choices. I just tell them what I know about life and God. I always tell them that I love them and they know that I am here for them anytime they need me. I tell them I’m not perfect, I show them my scars and I am real with them. I apologize for my mistakes. That is one of the most important things, being real and apologizing.

      Nothing they do will ever make me stop loving them and they are always welcome to chat or text me 24/7. I guess all of that is good, because they like to hang out with Mama. 😊

      Oh, yes! Check Pastor Furtick out!!! He’s so good.

      I hope you are taking care of yourself! You had your hands full last time we chatted. I don’t know how you do it! Your family is super blessed to have you Sister Renee. You rock! 💕

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