Ephesians 4:26-31

What a beautiful reminder this is. It’s so easy to get mad over the smallest things, isn’t it? I sure am guilty of it. I love how the Lord always brings me to scripture to help me on my journey.  ❤

Be angry [at sin—at immorality, at injustice, at ungodly behavior], yet do not sin; do not let your anger [cause you shame, nor allow it to] last until the sun goes down.   And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin by holding a grudge, or nurturing anger, or harboring resentment, or cultivating bitterness].  The thief [who has become a believer] must no longer steal, but instead he must work hard [making an honest living], producing that which is good with his own hands, so that he will have something to share with those in need.   Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [but seek to please Him], by whom you were sealed and marked [branded as God’s own] for the day of redemption [the final deliverance from the consequences of sin].  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence].   

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

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And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Romans 5: 3-5 (Amplified)

Another warm, lovely February day…

Yesterday we had a really warm day (as we are supposed to today), so I had to be sure Lenny had playtime outside.  We went home early enough to enjoy the outdoors before sunset… and I tried my hand at double exposures (just for fun, since it’s been a trend as-of-late, and I thought it looked fun).  You can be super-creative with them and shapes and all… but mine was just me trying to figure the whole thing out really, yesterday, ha ha, so there were some Crazy double exposures coming from my camera.  This one I did love of Lennon, though…

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I also had to take a few shots of my Bootsy-Boy.  He’s 5 months old next week!  Time has flown.  He’s the most precious little guy.  I can’t imagine not having him.  ❤

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Here’s to a beautiful weekend.  After today we’re looking at 50s for the weekend… so we’re going to enjoy today’s Spring weather fully.  ❤  Happy Friday, friends!

Mid-70s! Woo-Hoo!

I did NOT for some reason realize that we were going to have such warm weather today!  When I looked at my forecast this morning… I KNEW we had to go out to play today.  Lenny LOVED being outside with short sleeves, no coat, no gloves, NO scarf covering his face… and NO big allergic reactions.  He had a minor reaction under his chin, but that was the worst of it.  Praise the Lord!!!  Makes me SO excited for Spring.  🙂  I miss my little photography model.  😉 (This video is so thrown together, lol – a bit shaky and not the best editing – but I just wanted a simple documentation of today.) 

(To see his play time a few days ago… see the previous post… I wanted to make my own home movies of him, and the last showed his allergic reaction to the cold, Cold Urticaria.  That is what makes today’s so much more special. ❤ )