God is My Happy Place #12

The next writing prompt in “God is My Happy Place” is:

“Word of the day: Laugh. What can you laugh about today?”

Something that makes me laugh is clean stand up comedy. Some of my favorites are Tim Hawkins, John Crist, Michael Jr, Jeff Allen, Anita Renfroe, Chonda Pierce, Heather Land, Jeanne Robertson, etc. Just to name a few. I’ve even been able to see a couple of them in person.

I really like to hear jokes about real life, because life can be hilarious if we’re really looking. That is probably what I like about most about the comedians I like to listen too. They are stories about life.

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
Job 8:21 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/job.8.21.NIV

God Is My Happy Place #11

The next writing prompt in “God Is My Happy Place” is:

“What is something you are hoping for right now? ”

To write what God would have me to write. Whether it is to write book(s) or whether it is to simply write this blog.

Since I’ve started this blog, my ideas about writing have changed a bit. When I started the blog, I was new to the idea of me being a writer. Now, I’m at a point where I’m starting to believe that it is possible for me to write a book(s).

I know that with God it is possible. I cannot do it alone. I know He is preparing me for something.

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26 NIV

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 NIV

God has also put people in my life that have been really supportive of this writing journey and have encouraged me to write more. Thank you for encouraging me.

God Is My Happy Place #10

The next writing prompt in “God Is My Happy Place” is:

“Do you know that smiling when you don’t feel like it can actually change your mood? Write down five things that make you smile.”

At first it was hard to come up with five, but as I kept writing about each one, I thought about a couple more. It’s interesting how that works.

1. When my husband walks in the room.
I enjoy spending time with my husband. I’m glad I have such an amazing person to live this life with.

2. Reading the Word.
His words are life to my soul. There is no such thing as too much of God’s word.

3. Spending time in God’s presence.
His presence is so precious. It is peaceful & loving. I enjoy spending time with my God.

4. Words of encouragement and appreciation.
When someone is encouraging or uplifting, I feel happy. It is nice to hear those things.

5. A completed to-do list.
It feels like I’ve accomplished something when I get to check off the entire list. It even makes me smile every time I check something off.

6. Being helpful.
I often don’t know what is helpful, but when I know I have helped someone, it makes me happy.

7. Thinking of the things that make me smile even makes me smile. I’m smiling right now.

🙂😀😁😃😄😺

Feel free to write your own list. It will bring a smile to your face.

God Is My Happy Place #9

The next writing prompt from the book “God Is My Happy Place” is

“The world is a beautiful place filled with wonder. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? ”

There are so many places that I would like to go. I think I would really enjoy going on a Mediterranean cruise. I’ve always wanted to see Italy & Greece. I also enjoy the water & boats. So I think that would be a great combo for seeing different places in the world I’d like to see.

God has created a beautiful world. I think it would be fantastic to see it all.

God Is Our Rescuer

Think about any show, movie, or book you’ve ever watched or read where someone was held captive and the calvary came in and saved the day.

That Is our God. He is the cavalry.

When things are looking bad. God will save the day. You can count on it. God knows exactly where you are. He will be there just in time. No need to worry. Look to God, which is where your help comes from.

Here are a just a few of the verses in the Bible that talk about God being a rescuer.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord , the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1‭-‬2 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/psa.121.1-2.NIV

The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
Psalm 34:22 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/psa.34.22.NIV

He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.
Psalm 55:18 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/psa.55.18.NIV

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord , “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
Psalm 91:14 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/psa.91.14.NIV

Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord .
Jeremiah 1:8 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/jer.1.8.NIV

They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord .
Jeremiah 1:19 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/jer.1.19.NIV

But I will rescue you on that day, declares the Lord ; you will not be given into the hands of those you fear.
Jeremiah 39:17 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/jer.39.17.NIV

He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”
Daniel 6:27 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/dan.6.27.NIV

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Galatians 1:3‭-‬5 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/gal.1.3-5.NIV

The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:18 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/2ti.4.18.NIV

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God Is My Happy Place #8

The next writing prompt from the book “God Is My Happy Place” is

“Write about one thing that truly inspires you.”

Only one thing? I get my inspiration from many places. But God is the source of all my inspiration.

I may get inspiration from a Bible verse, books, movies, music, tv, games, people, nature, etc. But God brought it to my attention.

I can see something in a paragraph or a scene in a movie/show and it’s like getting a download of information. It seems like the perfect example of a concept. It doesn’t have to be a whole book, movie, etc. It’s usually just a scene or small part of the whole.

It’s truly amazing how God works. He knows exactly how to reach each of us and how we hear from Him the best.

100 Followers

I was recently notified by wordpress that I had reached 100 followers and I wanted to take a moment and thank all of my readers and followers. 🙂

God has brought me down an amazing journey writing this blog and I hope it is a blessing to those of you out there reading it.

I hope you all have a blessed day! And THANK YOU for reading.

God Is My Happy Place #7

The next writing prompt from the book “God Is My Happy Place” is the following verse:

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/jer.29.11.NIV

This is a fitting verse to start the year with.

God has a purpose for me this year. I believe it will be a year of growth. There will be change. I don’t know what that will look like, but I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me.

According to this verse, He has a plan to give me hope and a future. Plans to prosper me and not to harm me. There is a blessed future for me.

Thank you, Lord for having plans for me. Thank you for preparing the way for me. You are more than amazing. I thank you for your great love. Help me to follow the plan you have for me this year and always. Thank you for always being with me and helping me. Thank you for never giving up on me. Amen.

God Is My Happy Place #6

The next writing prompt from the book “God Is My Happy Place” is:

“We all have some really great moments, and those should be remembered. What was one of the greatest moments of your life?”

One of my favorite memories is of a time when we were in Louisiana visiting some of my husband’s family.

We took a day to spend together. Just me and my husband (Josh). We ate some amazing Italian food. We went to an art museum. We had a great time together. Simply enjoying each other’s company.

Some of my greatest memories are when we spend time together. I love to spend time with my husband. He is so fun to be around.

God has blessed me with some great experiences and some great people in my life.

Salvation and a relationship with Him are the greatest gifts God has ever given me. My husband is the next greatest gift/blessing in my life. Every day with Josh is a gift. I’m glad I get to live life with this man.

God is My Happy Place #5

The next writing prompt from the book “God Is My Happy Place” is:

“What is the best quality that you feel you exemplify. ”

This has been a hard one to think about. It has taken me some time to write this. Every time I typed something, I deleted it. I would think I’m pretty good at this or I’m this way, yet I could look at myself and think of all the times I didn’t exemplify those things. My own worst critic I suppose.

I am dependable and reliable. Or so I’ve been told by employers.

My husband considers me to be optimistic.

But to come up with it on my own is hard.

My best answer is, if I have any good qualities, it is because of God. He made me, so I know there must be good qualities. I usually have to ask others what they are though. I don’t see them myself.