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New Year…New Start – WITH God’s Grace!!

-Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me-
(2 Corinthians 12:9)

Hey Neighbor!

The world tells us that by March 15th, most folks have given up, and/or have gotten off track with their New Year’s Resolutions; but that’s not what scripture says!!

God tells us His mercies are new…EVERY MORNING!! (Lamentations 3:22)

So each day He wakes us up…whether that day be January 1st or March 16th…we get a fresh and new start with God!!

Here’s Friday’s Oldie!!



Okay, It’s the New Year and I was afraid to step on the scale, but I did and I must boast and confess…that I have gained 7 lbs in my weakness…and I’m not happy about it!!

No Blame Game For Me…It’s All My Fault!!

I would normally blame my husband, Dewitt, because he is naturally thin…and can eat all night…and not gain a pound!!

He brings the tempting foods into the bedroom to eat…and eats them in the bed…after 8 pm; but it’s my fault when I decide to lay there and feed my face right along with him!!

Of Course, He’s still slim and trim…but I WILL have to ‘Work-Out.’

Our Exercise Class, at the Center, has been on a holiday hiatus, so I am looking forward to restarting our exercise routine Next Week.

We have exercise class on Wednesday and Friday nights…we do a walking routine, equivalent to 2-3 miles.

Afterwards, we usually have a healthy salad…that is unless Uncle Bob is cooking up one of his fantastically, fattening dishes…in his huge pot!!

Is that Blame??…Lol.

So Anyway…I am excited about this New Year…and I’m excited about My New Start…WITH God’s Grace!!

You know what else I’m excited about??

I’m Excited about Jesus!!

Because EVERYDAY…We Get a New Start WITH God!!

-It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness- (Lamentations 3:22)

God’s mercy…His Lovingkindness…and His compassion for Us is ‘New’ EVERYDAY!!

So…When God blesses us with a ‘New’ Morning…We get a New Start!!

We can Go to Our Father, asking for His mercies, like David in Psalm 51, after he had sinned with Bathsheba…

-HAVE MERCY upon me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to the multitude of Your tender mercy and loving-kindness blot out my transgressions-
(Psalms 51:1)

Two things to notice, in both scriptures…David says God’s ‘tender’ mercy is multitudinous…

And (in Lamentations also above), Jeremiah says…God’s ‘tender’ compassions never Fail Us!!

So both writers, use the word ‘tender’ to describe these qualities of God…

‘Tender’ means to show gentleness or concern.

So every morning…God is concerned about Us…waiting for Us to come to Him in prayer…ready to show Us His gentle mercy and compassion, because He understands that We have ‘Faith-failures’ and that We sometimes, succumb to the devil’s temptations…and get tripped up…by sin.

But God IS ‘Faith-Full’ and He understands that in Our Flesh, We are ‘Un-faith-full’…and Without His mercy…and His lovingkindness…We would be consumed by Our sins!!

And…Just as God renewed David (in Psalms 51:7)…

He WILL Renew Us!!

He WILL wash away ALL of Our sins, making Us whiter than snow!!

Making Us Feel ‘Brand-New!!’ Lol

Then…He gives Us His Grace…His free gift that stabilizes Us and empowers Us to walk in His ‘Faith-fullness.’

So Each New Morning of 2015…in this New Year…

We Can Go to God And Ask for…
‘New’ Compassion and ‘New’ Mercies…
For A ‘New’ Start in Him!!

So You…can stop moping and whining…because You’re All ‘Jacked-Up!’

WE ALL ARE!!…without JESUS!!

So this year, when We find that…WITHOUT God, We are not able to stick to that new diet…


WITHOUT God…We are not faithful to maintain Our new fitness plan…


We can ask God for His Grace…
To Start Again…and to accomplish Our Goals..and to accomplish…ALL THINGS!!

-I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency-
(Philippians 4:13)

What New Starts WILL You Make in 2015…WITH God’s Grace??

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God Miniaturizes Mountains!!

Even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees, so that every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. (Luke 3:9)

Hey Neighbor!

I’ve got another OLDIE but a GOODIE for you!!

It’s another blast from the past (2016), but it’s also another real-life victory that attests to the truth and value of the Scriptures in our real lives!!



And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done (Matthew 21:21)


Well, my mountain manifested as three giant, rotten trees that loomed over my house for several years…and I was worried that they would become weighed down with snow this winter, causing the limbs to begin to break off and fall onto my roof. Unfortunately, I was not financially prepared to contact a professional tree cutter, so I was praying and trusting God for a resolution to my tree troubles.

Well, I was blessed to have a friend come out and cut them down for me…and not because I asked him too, but Because he was concerned about our welfare and the Lord had sent him.

He was no professional tree cutter, so after I made sure that my homeowner’s insurance was in place (lol), I agreed to let him proceed.

Again, he was a friend of mine, so I was also very concerned about his welfare…as he was standing there underneath that massive tree, so I found myself praying for his safety as the chainsaw slowly sliced through the tree…inch by inch.

Of Course the Lord Gave His Angel’s charge over Us to Protect Us and I Thank And Praise God for Miniaturizing my Mountain!!

My God was concerned about Me and my family’s welfare…and He sent Oscar to cut-down that looming threat…from over our heads.

It wasn’t long after the trees had been cut down and the logs neatly stacked along my driveway that I ran into this scripture, which I had written down this past Summer.

Even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees, so that every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. (Luke 3:9)

And so, once again I was reminded of just how Loving Our God is, because while the weather was still hot and humid in June, and I was steadily worrying about what would befall Us with those trees…whether it would be drought, or wind, or rain to cause one of them to fall, God had already designed a plan.

When each of those trees had failed to acknowledge God first, for the very moisture that they needed to sustain its life…When they had failed to sprout leaves that would whistle in the wind, magnifying Him…and finally, when they had failed to produce fruit, God cursed them, having already laid the axe to their roots.

It reminds me of when Jesus cursed the fig tree that served no fruit, yet after it withered up and died, it served for fuel.

And now, during these frigid winter days and nights of below freezing temperatures, God has kept our family warm and cozy by the fire, as we most contentedly cast our wood…from those three rotten trees…into our fireplace.

Look At God…As He was caring about my family’s welfare, with such loving kindness, He was also tending to our need for warmth throughout this winter.

God is So Awesome!!…He indeed does miniaturize mountains!!

Thank You Jesus!!

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Solution Saturday Answer – The Woman With The Issue🩸

Israel: Throughout the generations to come you must make tassels for the hems of your clothing and attach them with a blue cord. When you see the tassels, you will remember and obey all the commands of the Lord instead of following your own desires and defiling yourselves, as you are prone to do (Numbers 15:38-39)

Hey Neighbor!

It’s Saturday, so once again, I have this week’s Trivia answers!!

I have also provided Sunday’s Riddle, just in case you missed it, along with our CareBibleStory on this week’s Super-faith’ Female!!

And of course, I will announce our ‘Super-Faith’ Riddle🏆Solver: Pedro Villarreal 👏👏👏


Here is Your Super-Faith Sunday Riddle!!


How much longer could she go without peace

She could not partake in the Passover feast

The mark on the doorpost had spared Israel’s first sons.

It was a sign for the Angel to pass and move on

And yet now this sign weakened her knees with great fear

She feared death would come knocking with each passing year

Her uncleanness should have prevented her public appeal

But she could not deny, once her Faith was revealed!!


Answer: The Woman with the Issue of Blood 🩸

Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48, Leviticus 15:25-27

Here is This Week’s CareBibleStory🤩


Pedro, the ‘Super- Faith’ Dance🕺💃🏽✝️ Floor is Yours, but please save some room for your blogger friends who participated this week💯



Stay Tuned for More Solution Saturday!!



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Nuggets Of Wealth for Life and Health: Focus On the City!!

And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. (Ephesians 6:15)

Hey Neighbor!

Several months ago, a friend of mine, Alonzo Perrin Jr., asked me to participate with his annual, ‘Focus on the City – Back to School Event.’

This year’s event was held at The Jackie Joyner-Kersee (JJK) Center, in E.S.L., on August 6, 2022, and it was once again, a great success!!

Now, Alonzo is a ‘faith-full’ and cheerful giver in the community, where he established this charitable organization as a memoriam to his dad, Alonzo Perrin Sr., of East St. Louis, IL.,

In addition to honoring both his dad, and his mom, Toni Perrin, Alonzo founded ‘Focus on the City’ to ‘give-back’ to ‘The City’ of East St. Louis!!

A little backstory…

Alonzo and I were both born, raised, and educated in East St. Louis; a mostly impoverished black community in southern Illinois, where we faced off with the enemy daily, and no doubt it was both the Holy Spirit and the power of prayer that equipped us to stand firm-footed, and succeed despite the many deficits and challenges we faced!!

We both now work continuously in ‘The City’ to Restore Peace and Pride in Our Community, One Neighborhood at a Time!!

This morning, Alonzo sent me this post from His ‘Focus on The City’ Facebook page and I was of course, humbled and elated…both at the same time!!

(Alonzo and I are pictured above, holding the ‘Can We Pray For You’ sign)

Alonzo shared the story of our ‘Back to School and Prayer’ weekend event quite succinctly, so I won’t attempt to retell it…As I don’t possess that same gift🤣

But I did want to share this Story as Our Nugget of Health and Wealth this Wednesday, because as we begin to crowd the stores to purchase school supplies for our children and grandchildren, and as we begin to equip our children with the readiness for a successful school year, we can’t forget to shod their feet daily with the good news of peace, by praying for their health and safety each and every morning, before they exit our doors to face the enemy!!

I also have to thank my Ever ‘faith-full’ and most supportive hubby, Dewitt for coming out to participate!!

Not only did he volunteer to come out and support me, but he also prayed along with me and for me!!

(Dewitt is pictured in the yellow, Hawaiian shirt)

Many Hugs and Kisses to You, Sweetheart!!😘


Now, If you would like to learn more about Focus On the City, and/or donate backpacks; or if you prefer to just scroll through more pics from this event and/or previous events, I have provided links below!



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Just to clarify…I am not a salesperson, nor a distributor for any particular health product or wellness company. My sole purpose here is to strengthen the Body of Christ, so that Together, We might stand a little straighter and a little stronger – until Jesus returns!!

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Can’t Sleep?? Read the Psalms!!

-I am weary with my groaning; all night I soak my pillow with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye grows dim because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies
(Psalm 6:6)

Hey Neighbor!


It’s ‘Oldie but a Goodie’ Friday, and today I have an oldie for you from a time when I was battling insomnia…not realizing back then that I had Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and I was also very deficient in minerals, particularly magnesium and calcium.

I will probably write a Wednesday’s Health and Wealth blog for you Re: Hashimoto’s, but for today, here is your oldie!!



Did you know that David wrote most of the 150 Psalms??

This was his mental/emotional therapy as he suffered through the greatest trials of his life. Read Psalm 6:6 above again….

Here David describes his own experience with insomnia and great mourning.

Notice how David describes a night, devoid of sleep.

I can imagine that his eyes were red and heavy with bags underneath, because David tells us that he has been awake all night crying, quite intensely.

Of course David’s pillow was not literally soaked, nor was his bed flooded, but David wants us to know that he has had a long, tear-filled night, crying out to God for fear of his wicked enemies.

Well, like David, I needed some mental/emotional therapy also, because I’ve been battling some health issues, and I’ve found myself struggling with my own bouts of insomnia…

For hours and hours, through what seemed like endless night after endless night, my mind would just race like crazy with thoughts of impending doom, until I finally decided to take the Holy Spirit’s advice, and to calm myself, during my own long, worry-filled nights with a Psalm to Lord…so I wrote my own psalm!!

After all, a psalm is simply a poem, only it was written to be sung to the Lord as a hymn.

It is a poem that reveals the emotional intensity of someone’s personal experience with suffering and/or sometimes celebration.

Well, I certainly would have rathered be awake at 3 in the morning celebrating, but unfortunately, my experience was that of suffering…so here is my Psalm!!

Your life for mine, the ghost You gave
and my wretched sins, yes You forgave
So that the windows of my soul might see your face,
‘Til then I abide in that secret place
Awaiting the day my eyes behold Your Light,
sitting next to my Father- just there at His right
Grasping tightly to Your word, Lord I still stand
Praying for the mercy of your healing hand
Though sudden death lurks all about
And it’s hard for me to silence the doubt
I’ve questioned your will because of my fear
Still believing You know me and my prayers You hear
I know it’s Not long before Your Love is revealed
And I will shout to the world,
YES, I am healed!!


I hope that you were comforted by my Psalm and that it re-stimulates your confidence in God, and reminds You that God is still with You!!

Even in your time of trouble…when God’s voice seems silent, and when it seems God’s face cannot be found, He wants Us to lay our worries and concerns upon Him…not within Ourselves…lest anxiety take root in Our lives.

So, Remember This…As I am also reminded by the Holy Spirit…

You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ – eternal and glorious plans they are! – will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does!!
(1 Peter 5:8)


And Remember This Also,

God Loves💕You and So Do I!!


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Trivia Thursday – Name That King!!

And a woman who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone, Came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment, and immediately her flow of blood ceased. (Luke 8:43)

Hey Neighbor!

On Wednesday’s I write a health and wellness blog, where I share home remedies and natural ways of treating some of our health concerns and conditions.

In yesterday’s post, I shared how my husband and I struggled to find relief for our daughter, Allie, through traditional medicines…to no avail!!

In fact, we found ourselves, like the woman with the issue of blood, seeking out doctor after doctor, but Allie’s condition only grew worse.

It wasn’t until we got down real low and stretched forth our hands to seek the Lord, first and foremost, that He began to make the crooked paths straight and open up the doors towards her healing and wholeness! 

In last week’s Trivia Thursday question, we wanted to know which sickly King received a death sentence from the Lord, via the Prophet Isaiah, but after the King turned and sought the Lord in prayer for his life…God sent the prophet back immediately, with a message of hope, restoration, and a home remedy.

God relented the curse, and extended mercy instead!! 

He extended the king’s life for another 15 years. 

Answer: That was the good king, Hezekiah. 

Now there was another King of Judah who also became very ill, but instead of seeking the Lord in prayer, or calling for the prophet..this king sought after the wisdom and knowledge of his physicians only, and that king died!! 


Can You Name That King??



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How Do We Magnify God??

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together-
(Psalms 34:3)

Hey Neighbor!

How Do We Magnify God??

Well, First things First…We can’t make God BIGGER than He already is…Lol!!

But We can make Him BIGGER in Our Everyday Lives.

We Magnify God when We Give Him First Place each day…Making Him our Top Priority.

In Sunday School, the children and I did a little activity and I thought it was an awesome activity to start the morning…

And not just for the children, but for ALL of Us…both BIG and small!!

It was an activity that showed the Children How to start their Everyday ‘WITH’ God.

Sometimes, I think We make prioritizing God in Our lives into a difficult process, or even a chore, as We try to systematically and legalistically, set aside a special block of time for God.

Then, We find Ourselves frustrated and discouraged…when We realize that We just can’t maintain this activity with any regularity…And eventually quit!!

But…I really enjoyed this Activity…and I think it is ‘Simplistically,’ Awesome!!

Here’s the Activity…

First – The Children were asked to pretend to: Yawn and Stretch…And ‘Pray.’

Easy Huh??

Praying is simply…talking to God!!

It Doesn’t matter how long or short You make the conversation…

Just Talk to Him!!

Try Greeting God with a simple, yet cheerful, ‘Good Morning!’

I suggest You aim to be Cheerful…On purpose…Even though You woke-up Grouchy…Lol!!

So…In Practice, The kids and I pretended to Yawn and Stretch, as We Greeted God with a Cheerful ‘Good Morning!!’

The next activity was to pretend to: Comb/Brush Your hair…and ‘Pray.’

So…as We pretended to brush Our hair, We Thanked God For A New Day and asked Him to help Us with Our Hair…and with choosing the right outfit for the day.


You mean…God really wants to help Us with Our Hair/makeup…and getting dressed??

In Romans 8:28, The Apostle, Paul writes,

-We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.-

Notice the Wording, ‘All Things.’
This is another easy concept!!

Because ‘ALL…means…ALL.’

So Yes!!…God really IS concerned about the BIG… and the small details in our lives.

God Already has a Good plan for Your Day…So Pray and Ask Him to help make You Look Fabulous!!

The next activity was to: Pretend to Eat Breakfast and ‘Pray.’

Now, Sometimes I forget to Say ‘Grace’…but even for those who diligently and faithfully say grace, before eating…Remember to Pray that Others will have enough food to fill their bellies as well.

So…In practice, As we pretended to Pour the milk over Our cereal, We Prayed…asking God to bless and provide for families and children that may not have enough to eat today.

My Friend, who is a Minister, reminded me of this recently, when she shared how God had sent someone to bless her family with an entire meal…Isn’t God Awesome!!

Finally…the last portion of this activity suggested that We ‘Pray’ as We walk out of our homes to face the issues of the day…that is…enroute to the school bus, the bus stop, or before heading out to your car.

The lesson plan left no suggestion for how We should ‘act-out’ this last activity…but I would like to suggest this:

Pretend to open Your door…Pause for Just a moment, before You Walk Out…And Pray this Prayer:
‘Lord, Give Me YOUR Grace to do the things that YOU would have Me to do today, as YOU order My steps, according to YOUR Plan and YOUR Purpose.’

My Favorite Prayer to Add On Is This:
‘Lord, Make Me Salt and Light in the World, today!!’

Salt – So that Others might thirst for The Living Well of Water…Who is Jesus Christ, in Me!!

And Light – As Jesus’ Light shines in and through Me, providing Light and Guidance for lost Brothers and Sisters…leading them out of the darkness…and into YOUR Marvelous Light of Salvation!!

-But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.-
(1 Peter 2:9)

So Keep it Simple…As You Magnify God!!

Start Your Day…Keeping God First Place, as You Incorporate Him into the daily routine of Your Everyday Life!!


Do You have a Simple, Morning Routine…As You Keep God First??

I would Love to Hear it!!


Tomorrow I will post your Super-Faith Sunday Answer to this weeks Riddle.

Some of You are Sooooo close to the Target, but You are still missing the Servant’s actual Name.

Keep Seeking and Searching…You’ll find it!!

Until Tomorrow

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Super-Faith Sunday Challenge 4/10 – Who Is She??

Hey Neighbor! 

It’s a ‘day late and a dollar short,’ but Here is your Super- Faith Sunday Trivia Question for 4/10/2022. 

Can You Guess the name of this Old Testament, ‘faith-full’ Woman of God??

Here are your clues!!


She had heard rumors of the wondrous victories that The Lord had given to the Israelites; and although her neighbors were faint of heart after hearing about the terror of The Lord, she was not afraid!! 

She courageously welcomed the two traveling Israelite men into her home. She secretly gave them lodging, and kept them from being discovered by their pursuers. She even assisted, as they hastily escaped from her city.

She had fervent hope, and confident expectation that ‘their’ God would reward her, and bless her father’s household by keeping them alive, because she had partnered with ‘their’ God’s plan to bring down the walls in her city.

She prayerfully and dutifully followed the instructions of these 2 men, down to the most minute details. She was so ‘faith-full’ to keep her part of the deal, believing these men could guarantee that her life would be saved.

But man’s temporary salvation was not enough for her, regardless of her sordid past.

She wanted the eternal salvation that could only come from the God in Heaven above. She believed that this same God could and would forgive her former sins and bless her latter years with victory and joy. 

Indeed, ‘Her’ God did reward her ‘faith-fullness’ and He gave her as wife, to a direct descendant of the patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

How joyful she must have been when her great – great grandson was seated on the throne in Israel and she became a most merry ‘matriarch’ to a King!!

Who Is She??


Have Fun!!  I will post the Answer for You on Tuesday – 4/12

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GO! And SURELY, You Shall Recover ALL!!

-David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God- (1Samuel 30:6)

 Hey Neighbor!


Sometimes We need to take a moment to ponder and meditate on the Awesomeness and Faithfulness of God!!

And as We remember and Reflect on God’s Goodness, We too will find Ourselves, like David, ‘Encouraged in The Lord.’

Here’s David’s Story…


OH, how David’s faith in God must have been shaken. He was greatly distressed. He was now King Saul’s most wanted enemy!!

You see, Saul viewed David as a threat to his throne and as a potential claimant to the throne- David was to be immediately exterminated.

Saul wanted David- Dead or Alive!!

David had been dejected by the Israelite armies and had now foolishly defected to the Philistine Armies, under King, Achish.

But King Achish’s sons refused to permit David to fight in the battle against his former comrades, fearing that, during the heat of battle, David would have a change of heart, and would return and begin to fight in favor of his first love- Israel!!

And so David was sent away, back to his town of refuge- Ziklag.

Upon his return, David was astounded to find his home and lands had been burned to the ground and all of his possessions had been taken, including his wives and children!!

Verse 30:4 tells Us that David and his men were devastated. They fell to the ground, grieving in bitter sorrow…and they weeped and weeped…until they had no strength left.

Here, We find David in a mental, emotional, and spiritual pit…And just when David believed that all had been lost, except for his Mighty Men, his ‘faithful friends’ in times of trouble- his ‘ride or die comrades’ – They had also turned against David and were now threatening to stone him!!


Well, David’s men had decided that David was to blame for this devastating tragedy.

After all, it was David’s foolish idea to abandon the wives and the children, leaving them helpless and unprotected in Ziklag, and to go and fight along side Israel’s enemies, on the wrong side of a war.

So David finds himself in a state of confusion, mourning his own loss but also stressed-out, and overwhelmed with fear and guilt for his comrades’ losses.

But David had learned not to count God Out!!

David begins to remember God’s Faithful Feats!!

David remembered that God had given him victory over the nearly 10ft Giant, Goliath!!

David remembered how God had caused him to evade and escape from King Saul’s javelin!!

David remembered that God had given him 600 trustworthy companions to protect him and and to serve with him!!

Unfortunately, It was these same trusted 600 who were now threatening to kill him!!

Now as David was reflecting on How God had always been present and active during his toughest trials – having never forgotten him nor forsaken him- David realized that his sorrow had begun to subside, his head wasn’t hung quite so low…

He also noticed that his soul was no longer so downcast!!

And as David continued to meditate and ponder on God’s marvelous works- He found himself ‘Encouraged in the Lord!’

So David returned to himself with a renewed hope in God!!

David sought the Lord in Prayer, asking Him for guidance and instruction.

And God Answered David!!

God told David to pursue the troop that had burned Ziklag – Reassuring David that He and His comrades would recover absolutely everything!!

God said, Go! And Surely, You Shall Recover All.

-David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray you, bring me the ephod. And Abiathar brought him the ephod. And David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? The Lord answered him, Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all-

(1 Samuel 30:7-8)

Take the time this week to Read Through 1 Samuel 27-30 and ‘Encourage Yourself in the Lord.’

Thanks For Stopping By!!

Don’t Forget Tomorrow is Trivia Thursday!!

So until then-

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Super-Faith Sunday Answer (3/27)- Who is She??

 -He charged them and said to them, I am to be gathered to my [departed] people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, In the cave in the field at Machpelah, east of Mamre in the land of Canaan, that Abraham bought, along with the field of Ephron the Hittite, to possess as a cemetery. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I (Jacob) buried Leah (Genesis 49:29-30)

Hey Neighbor!

It’s Tuesday 3/29/2022 and I have Your Super-Faith Sunday Answer From 3/27:

Who is She?? 

She was Leah and Here is her Story!!


In the dark of night, she was smuggled into the marriage bed by her Father, Laban.  But what would be her new husband’s response, at daybreak when he found the ‘other sister’ lying next to him instead of Rachel?? 

In the morning, Jacob was angry and he took his wrathful complaint to Laban, who promised him his youngest daughter to wife also – the sister that Jacob adored and had labored 7 years for. Yes!! Rachel was that sister that Jacob’s heart yearned for- She was the much prettier, and preferred sister. 

Now Scripture tells us that Leah, the older sister, had ‘weak eyes,’ yet they were strong enough to look upon her husband adoringly. You see, Leah loved Jacob, but he despised her. She had been humiliated by him, causing the light in her eyes to grow dimmer – day by day; But God saw her affliction and blessed Leah with a strong and fertile womb.

Rachel was indeed beautiful, but she was yet barren. God had closed her womb and Rachel could not understand this. She was quite unhappy and she blamed her husband, quarreling and faulting Jacob – even calling for death upon herself!!

 -WHEN RACHEL saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister, and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I will die!  (Genesis 30:1)

Instead of approaching God in prayer for deliverance, Rachel made undue demands of her husband, but Jacob emphatically reminded Rachel that it was God Who had prevented her from bearing children- not him!! 

Still, Rachel grew more and more envious of Leah’s fruitfulness and She was tormented as Leah bore Jacob more children – one after the other!!

First came Rueben- See a Son! 

Then came Simeon- God hears!

Still seeking to acquire Jacob’s love and attention, as her true marital partner, Leah then bore him Levi- Companion! 

Unfortunately, Leah was yet despised and still humiliated!! 

Next came Judah!! 

Why Judah?? 

  • Again she conceived and bore a son, and she said, Now will I praise the Lord! So she called his name Judah [praise]; (Genesis 29:35)

Judah means Praise!! 

You see Leah learned to redirect her focus- she had been desperately seeking the love of her husband, which had not profited her. 

So now, Leah sought after God!! 

The One who had Seen her tears in the dark and Heard her cries in the night!!

In her Praise, Leah found that she had now acquired contentment, and she was able to focus on the joy of motherhood!! 

For those who are familiar with this story- these two ‘sister-wives’ go back and forth – in the spirit of competition, trading and exchanging Jacob like he was a Breeding Stud!! – even exchanging their handmaids as surrogate mothers.

From that union- Jacob produced 4 more sons. Two each, with his wive’s handmaids- Bilhah and Zilpah. These sons were named, Dan and Naphtali (Bilhah); and Gad and Asher (Zilpah).

Leah once again returns to the Lord in prayer, and the Lord blesses her womb and she bore Jacob a 5th son- Issachar (Hired) 

Where did she get that name?? That’s another story for another day- Yes! We will need hot tea for that one…🫖

Now, at some point in the marriage, Jacob begins to spend more of his evenings, after work in Leah’s tent with the boys.  Maybe God had begun to soften his heart towards Leah.  

Jacob had obviously taken more of an interest in Leah- beyond her beauty- or lack thereof, because Leah become pregnant again!! 

She bore Jacob a 6th son, and she called him -Dwelling (Zebulun.)

Still Jacob must have continued on, hanging around @ Leah’s tent. Was she beginning to grow on him?? 

Well maybe so….because Leah was pregnant again!! This time with their 7th child!! 

Together, Leah and Jacob finally had a baby girl. They called her Dinah!! 

Yes! The Lord does finally open Rachel’s womb and gives her a son by Jacob. This was Jacob’s beloved son, Joseph-‘the son of his old age,’ and Rachel called him- ‘May He Add.’

God does indeed add one more son to Rachel, at her pleading- but unfortunately, Rachel dies in childbirth, having their 2nd son, Benjamin whom she calls- son of my sorrow!!

Jacob and Leah grieved and mourned for Rachel and they buried her in Bethlehem.

Rachel had lived her life threatening and demanding that her womb be filled- even desperately using her maid as a substitute and a surrogate so that she might bear Jacob a son and to finally prevail against her sister, Leah. 

Leah copied Rachel’s ungodly tactic, but Leah had been watching her husband on those days when he dwelled in her tent.  And through those ‘weak eyes,’ she saw Jacob’s prayer life and she learned much about Jacob’s God. 

Through Jacob, Leah learned how to pray and how to Bless God for His overflow!!

She realized that God had blessed her with each of her 7 children, and she was grateful to Him. She even remarked, after Asher and Gad were born; that she was Happy that Victory and Fortune had prevailed in her life!! 

 -And Leah said, I am happy, for women will call me blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied); and she named him Asher [happy]. (Genesis 30:13)

Leah believed that God had called her, Blessed!! 

And she believed that others would call her, Blessed of Women!!

Indeed she was- and though Leah was not directly listed as a Matriarch of the Messiah, she was the Mother of ‘Praise’-Judah, through whom the The Christ Child, called Savior would someday descend and thus Bless the World!!

Leah had fought a long and arduous battle for the love of her husband, Jacob…and we may never know if she truly won that battle, But instead, and Better yet- She Indeed Gained the Love of God!! 

Leah fought the Good Fight of Faith!!💕💕

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