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Praise Report - Day 6 of 30

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Today, my praise to God comes not for something for myself. It is for a friend. I have a friend that is very important in my life. You've all heard me talk about him many times. It is my ex-bf, who I am still very good friends with. He is not living in Canada at the moment. He's gone back to his native Portugal for a while. He sent me some photos. He was caught in an explosion when he was lighting an oil lamp. It burned his right hand and the right side of his face. Though the burns look terrible, he is OK. He is healing. I don't know if there will be much scaring once he's healed, though I can imagine that there will be some. I praise God that he wasn't burned more severely or killed.

On a side note friends... please pray for him. He is far from God at the moment. I am afraid that he will be lost if he doesn't find his way back to Jesus. Please don't forget him in your prayers. I worry about him so much that he could be lost, and now with this accident he is not in the greatest of spirits. His life was very difficult to start with even before all this. God is trying to get his attention and he is not listening.

  
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SPARKYCARLEY 11/20/2011 10:25PM

    His name is Paul. Thank you so very much friends for the prayers.

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HELLODANAE 11/20/2011 10:04PM

    what's his name? I will have him in my prayers. God will get his attention He always does :-)



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NDTEACHER1 11/20/2011 9:33PM

    Prayers being said for your friend, Carley.

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Praise Report - Day 5 of 30

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Today, I have another list of things to be thankful for! The blessings seem plentiful these days. God is so good.

emoticonI live in an absolutely amazing city!
emoticonI have a wonderful place to live
emoticonI had a great first date with a nice Christian guy (and his cute 7 year old daughter!!)
emoticonI had a wonderful time with him & his daughter at the Christmas festivities downtown (about 10 minutes walk from where I live). There was a night time Santa parade, a tree lighting ceremony, Santa visiting with the kids, music performances, horse drawn wagon rides, fire works; and free hot chocolate!
emoticonMy wonderful family
emoticonThe weather was pretty good for the festivities tonight. It rained a little bit for a while, but otherwise it wasn't too cold, and the little snow we had is gone.
emoticonI got to have a great phone conversation with Pastor Cliff, and I got to see him as well... all in the same day. (He moved away last year, and our church misses him so much; but he dropped by for a visit).

  


Praise Report - Day 4 of 30

Friday, November 18, 2011

My praise today is just about life in general. I thank God for:
emoticonA beautiful day
emoticonMy creative abilities. I use them to do work at the church and they love what I do. (Posters, Church Function Ads for the lobby TV, Power Point Presentations, Website work)
emoticonThat God is taking care of me; body, mind, and spirit... and pocket book!
emoticonThe wonderful new outlook that I have right now for my future
emoticonAn AWESOME church family
emoticonAn incredible family
emoticonWonderful new friends

  
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SAVINGHANNAH 11/18/2011 10:55PM

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Praise Report - Day 3 of 30

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I am sitting here writing my book; my story. I am about half done with the first draft. I'm excited about whatever the future holds for me. I'm sure that God has something awesome planned. I'm learning to be a public speaker; I'm writing and learning to write at the same time. I'm also scared and completely unsure of myself. What if I got it all wrong? What if I'm living in a fantasy world?

My praise for this evening is that God never, ever, ceases to make sure He reminds me of the messages that I need to hear at exactly the time I need to hear it. As I sit here writing my story, thinking these thoughts of doubt, and watching TV... Regis pops up. He's retiring tomorrow. The video they showed was a time when he's telling is audience that they should not give up if they have a dream. I don't remember his exact words; but I'm sure the video will be easy to find online soon, if not already. He says that if you have a dream and you're unsure of yourself and your abilities that you have to try. Don't give up.

Praise to God, that He can take such good care of me; that He encourages me, and assures me of His love over and over. He never gets frustrated at my times of doubt no matter how often those doubts happen.

Thank You, Father. AMEN.

  


Praise Report - Day 2 of 30

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

OK, so I know what you're thinking... where's Day 1?! Yesterday was unintentionally Day 1 of a 30 day praise report challenge that I have taken on from one of my groups. Here's the link if you'd like to start...

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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I posted a blog yesterday with a bit of a rant about how I felt like I was failing my friends; yet at the same time I am thankful for not having the same mindset as them. That in itself was a praise, so since the challenge that popped up later was to start on the same day. My blog was Day 1; though I didn't know that when I wrote it. lol I hope that makes sense.

So, Day 2... I want to praise God for two things (it's just a coinsidence that Day 2 has 2 praises lol)....

1. That what I just said makes sense! lol
2. That God is with me as I step out of my comfort zone in a new venture. I started a public speaking course this evening. I am social phobic; but I felt God telling me to accept an opportunity to be a guest speaker next fall at a women's retreat... which I told you guys about in one of my recent blogs on here. Well, as God always does, He will provide the tools and opportunity to help you along the path when you take on a challenge that He wants you to take. The next week after I accepted the challenge, this opportunity for me to take a free public speaking course came up! It's funny how God can practically clobber you over the head to make sure you don't avoid something! lol Anyway... tonight was the first night of this course. I had fun. I'm nervous, but I think this is going to be fun. Praise God for this opportunity, and the tools He's given me to make it happen.

  
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SPARKYCARLEY 11/17/2011 9:02PM

    Indeed it is!

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J0ETTE 11/17/2011 8:43PM

    It is extremely exciting to see God working. :)

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SPARKYCARLEY 11/16/2011 10:14PM

    J0ETTE Sometimes I get excited when I see how God works in my life. I want so much for others to love Him and get the blessings like I have.

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J0ETTE 11/16/2011 10:07PM

    This is awesome. Having God start providing you with the tools so quickly. :)

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