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Hope For the Best, Expect the Excellent! Providing Newfound Hope One Day At A Time. ❤️

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November 2016

Food For Thought: Are You Hopeful? 

Food for Thought: When you think about the future, are you hopeful? Or do you struggle with a sense of dread? I can honestly say that I like to live day by day. Thinking of the future can put me on the edge at times (if I LET it). The Holy Spirit reminds me that everything will work out for my good. Believing and holding onto steadfast faith is truly a key to Godly peace. 

People who have seen God’s faithfulness in the past tend to be very hopeful about the future. They know a bad situation can turn into a wonderful testimony in a matter of minutes. 

On the other hand, people who have lost all hope view life from the perspective of dread. A close cousin to fear, dread steals the ability to enjoy ordinary life and makes people anxious about the future. 



Hope is the opposite of dread, and a close relative of faith. When we have faith in God, it leads to hope, and our outlook on life and the future is positive. 

Hope allows us to leave our unanswered questions in God’s hands; it empowers us to remain at peace, and it enables us to believe the best about the days to come. 
You can have hope when you trust in God’s love. He has the power to provide for you and lead you through every situation. 

Stay hopeful and encouraged. I am challenging myself, as well as, you to continuously have an positive outlook on life. You are LOVED by THE Creator himself! 😊

Following Prayer: God, I choose to put my faith in You, knowing that it will turn into hope. I don’t have to dread, because You have the ability to care for me, so I put my hope in You.


“NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” Hebrews 11:1

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CHAOS On The Battlefield of Life

Hello my lovely followers! Forgive me for being so absent from my blog. Life has been throwing a few curveballs at me. Don’t worry! God has been showing tremendous amounts of favor and grace. I can not complain!! I pray that you all have been prospering in more ways than one. I look forward to reading your blogs as always! ❤️

Today has been an interesting day. My stomach has been uneasy from hearing and witnessing something very unfortunate. This morning I arrived to work promptly as usual. I noticed that a strange truck was parked outside my office. I didn’t think too much of it at the time…I parked two spots away from him and continued with my day as normal. 

Around  10am, that very man ending up taking his life inside of his car. With no clue of who he is and what was going through his head at the time… he made a permanent decision over something that was temporary. I do not know his story but I know everything on this earth is temporary. This life will seem like a mere memory compared to eternity. 

The first few thoughts to pop up in my head were: 

  • I need to pray for his soul and his family members.
  • What if he came into the job and decided to to take someone else’s life along with his?” 
  • What was so bad that he felt like his only way out was suicide?

I am not exactly sure what to think. 😓 But in the meantime, I have been praying. There’s a chance that this man could’ve decided to walk 5ft away from his truck and walk into our office building to create more heart wrenching chaos. 


BUT GOD HAD DIFFERENT PLANS. 




As we go about day to day, I believe we all tend to forget how precious each second of life is. Yes, this may sound corny but it is the truth. We go through the same routines everyday, growing a blind eye to the many blessings and grace around us. 

If you ever come across someone that seems to be down in the dumps, take a few minutes out of your day to try to cheer them up. It won’t hurt right? Showing such love and compassion could actually help save their lives!

I stumbled across this excerpt by Joyce Meyer helped me out this evening. While you’re here you might as well CHECK IT OUT!!! ❤️

“It’s the most outrageous thing. The more I think about it, the more amazed I am. It gives blessings that are undeserved and withholds punishment when it is deserved. It’s absolutely the greatest gift you can give someone. 

This gift is called mercy. See, Jesus came to earth and gave us mercy, so we need to learn to give mercy to others. 

By Christ’s example, we’re taught to love and pray for our enemies. We’re taught to be friendly to those who do not treat us as we would like to be treated. We are told to give to and care for the poor and helpless who will never be able to pay us back. 

We can give to people who will give us gifts in return. But we’re more blessed when we choose to give to those who cannot pay us back, that’s giving mercy. 

The greatest gift you can give God is to become more like Jesus. You can do that by treating others the way He treated you. Give those around you the greatest gift they could ever receive from you: mercy

Prayer Starter: God, I thank You for the mercy that You selflessly give me every day. I choose now to give that mercy to others. Every chance I get, I will show them the mercy that You have shown me.”

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