12.31.17 Sunday Message

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Stephen managed to sneak in a selfie on my phone while Steve snapped this photo on his. 😂

What are you doing for New Year's Eve? As we ring in 🎊 another New Year with great enthusiasm, I can’t help but reflect on what a great year 2017 has been. I have enjoyed reading your responses to my Sunday messages and want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and inspiration. 

Here are some of my favorites: 

Susan Anne Salinaz: 
“When we forgive, there is a freedom that only God can give us.” 

Rose Anne: 
”Sometimes when you have tried very hard to show that you care and you are still being put down and ridiculed, you have to simply walk away.” 

Agaath Runyan:
"All we take with us (when we leave this earth) are… who we are and the relationships we have established in this life. All (we own in this world) is just stuff!" 

Cherri Larrabee Reid:
“We should always treat each other with kindness. You never know what kind of battle… someone else is fighting. And remember, not all battle scars are visible to the eye.”

Joyce Walden Jones:
I have found this (quote to be) true through my own personal experiences and it helps me to live much differently when I go through a tragedy of material loss. The quote is, ‘I’ve come to realize it is NOT at all about our material and financial worth but our service rendered to others that outshines all in the end, when we stand before our Maker!’

Ann Christina: 
“I needed a reminder that no matter what my struggles are, nothing can take away the love God has for me. I am His child and no one… can take that away.”

Jo-Ann McEwen:
“The simplest word or gesture can have such an impact when it is from someone who can understand your emotion at that moment.” 

Annette Eder-Blacknik:
“(My Mother) always told us to hand our troubles over to the Lord and do not let the devil take hold ‘cuz all he (Scratch) wants is for us to fail and go along doing evil like him.” 

💕👍👍❤️💚👍👍💞

Many of you say that I have touched and moved you through my Sunday blogs, but in return, you have also been a sweet source of inspiration to me. I am equally motivated and thrilled scrolling through your reflections of life through your bitter and sweet experiences.

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11) 

May we continue to encourage each other and build one another up in 2018. ☺️

What’s your favorite saying?

Happy Sunday and have a Happy New Year! 🎉🎊🎈💋