Today’s Prayer: Peace

Good morning beautiful people of God!

Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for another day! We bless your wonderful name.

Lord with each passing day, remind us to keep our minds on you. Your word tells us you will keep us in perfect peace as we keep our minds on you, because we trust you. As we face tribulation in a fallen world, help us to set our mind on the Spirit because it is life and peace. We ask that your peace rule in our hearts, and we thank you in advance that YOU have overcome the world, which means we already have the victory in Christ Jesus.

As we go about our weekend, we submit ourselves to you. And when the enemy attempts to rob us of our peace help us to resist him because he will flee from us.

Thank you for being the Lord of peace. In Jesus name…Amen

Isaiah 26:3
John 16:33
Romans 8:6
Colossians 3:15
2 Thessalonians 3:16
James 4:7

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone! How are you on this Thanksgiving afternoon? 😊 I hope you are feeling blessed. I live in Georgia and the weather is beautiful today. The temperature will be about 60 and that is my husband’s favorite kind of weather. Later today, he will be outside on our deck grilling duck! Not my cup of tea, but it makes him happy.

I have been up since 6 am preparing for the day. A day of chopping, cooking, and cleaning; but most of all, giving thanks. As I cook, I am thankful for simply having food on my table with enough to feed my family and plenty of leftovers. Growing up, my Thanksgivings did not feel this way. The Thanksgivings I remember were filled with nervousness and anxiety because everything had to be perfect. Food cooked perfectly, the right outfit, and I had to be sure I said the right things.

Ephesians 5:20 – “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (NIV).

I am thankful that as I cook for my family, each of my children enjoys lending a hand in the kitchen. The oldest keeps it clean as I move from dish to dish. My little ones don’t ask for much because they understand the magnitude of what’s happening in the kitchen and that alone is helpful. Besides, they know the mac and cheese is coming…

I am thankful that my Thanksgiving is easy going. My children don’t have to worry about being dressed “properly” and doing and saying the right things. I am thankful that my home is full of God’s peace and joy.

My prayer as each of us prepares for Thanksgiving, is that we focus on what matters. It’s not the perfect turkey, the perfect meal or the perfect outfit. What matters is that you are here another year with the ability to give thanks to our God.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Self-Care / Self-love

Some days all you need is good food, a good television series and peace and quiet. Today was one of those days for me. After a busy couple of months, today I decided it was about me. I skipped the gym, slept late then woke up and had fried fish for breakfast. I sat on my couch binge watched a Netflix series and loved every moment of it. Ladies and gentlemen take time for self-care, it can produce healing. Love you all. Have a great weekend!

Darlene@healedtospeak

Self-care

He Has A Plan!

Hello Everyone!
Thank you for taking the time to view my first video. I was happy to share a little bit of myself with you. There will definitely be more to come…so stay tuned!

God is funny as it was never my intention to do videos (though I was told I would). At least for now, I thought I would only write. However, as I share with you today, God has a perfect plan for our lives even when we are uncertain of the path or if the path goes in a direction we did not expect.

As I share this brief video, be encouraged knowing that God’s plan for you is perfect and he would not have it any other way.

I love you all,
Darlene
#healedtospeak