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* Before I get started, please take note: If anyone knows anything about the progress on people on my prayerline, please let me know so I can do a praise report, and if they are healed so I can take them off when God has answered our prayers. I know there is bound to be some good things happening. My prayer line is really getting long, and I hate to have to limit it to just names and a couple of words. They deserve more and so does God. He deserves all the credit.
* Also, to Yaya, and Free Spirit Haven, I am going to talk to Lynette and Nessa when I see them and see if we can revamp my blog template to accomodate large or wide buttons on the side bar. Yaya, I'm sorry you barely showed up in the button. I hope to get that remedied soon. I don't know how we'll be able to do it and have my prayer line also, but hopefully I'll be able to .
Good Morning Everyone!
This makes two morning posts in a row. Let's hope I can keep this going. I'm not a person who can get up at the "crack of dawn" and start typing like some of my blogger friends, (hi Lynette and and hi Yaya!)LOL! I'm sure there are others. I quit being a morning person when I had to quit my regular jobs ( 9-5 and 6-2). I really do need to get in the habit of posting in the daytime though because I have another very important project I really need to get back to at night which I h ave been horribly neglecting and my spirit is really speaking to me about it. I'll just have to be more careful about what I'm doing until I fully wake up in the morning. This is why I get so frustrated. I am trying to "wrap my text around my pictures and no matter what I try it doesn't work. It just lowers the pictures, or deletes them. Any suggestions are welcomed. I would like to make my blog look as nice and professional as the others I've seen.
Well, this is one reason I do my posts at night. I had a good size post written and stopped to add a picture, put it in the wrong place, tried to correct it by going the edit screen and deleted my post as well as the picture. Not one of my better days of posting. Anyway, here we go again.
I was talking about how wonderful it is the way God works. I wrote a post the other night about the worlds little gods, (money, computers, tv) anything that keeps people too busy to allow God into their schedules. That was several days ago that I planted that seed. Then as it would have it, God comes along and brings up this scripture today, after readers have had time to hopefully soak and retain some of what I wrote in that post and just reiterate what I spoke on. He is so great! I'm not saying that we have to quit doing any of these things just make sure we add God into the mixture. Besides, anytime we include God everything turns out better than we expect. Today's world seems to put too many things above our relationship with our Creator. We tend to put Him on the "back burner" for Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. I 've always heard "Seven days without God makes one Weak". I've found so does five. That is one reason I never doubt about writing about God, because He can turn what my little brain and fingers write into something memorable to others.
I'm guilty of putting things above Him at times also. I usually have my Bible read almost all the way through by now, but not this year. I'm gonna have to get busy if I planned to have it done this year. It's hard for me to read the regular Bible, so I read and listen to it on line. It helps me to retain it better if I hear it read as well as reading it myself. Anyway, I'm gonna have to get "crackin'" if I plan to get it done. This year at least the last 3 to 4 months, I've been concentrating on writing articles for AC and my blog. Associated Content hasn't panned out because I lost my passion for it after writing 3 articles. The first 2 were "Spiritual" and I felt really good about them, and the last one was about my Tennessee vacation, which I thought was very informative. Anyway, I just didn't do what I expected. I guess I expected too much. I only got a couple hundred page views and $1.50 for performance. I know I shouldn't have expected much in the way of money, but it was really a let down. I did however make a few new friends and fans. They were great at building up my confidence and self-esteem. I may try again after our Branson trip. The thing with AC is the articles are supposed to be informative and not personal. Everything I write is personal because it comes from my heart, and I don't know any other way. Before I started blogging, and I had just written my first article for AC, I turned it in for critique to the forum and I had a "contributor" tell me that it sounded like something I should blog about instead of putting it in as an AC article. At the time, I wasn't sure if she meant that as a "dig" or because it sounded personal. Anyway, I changed it up, and made it less personal and turned it in as a "display only" which meant they would print it no matter what it sounded like. I got the story out there, that is what mattered. That story was "Salvation or Misconceptions". Of course it was placed in the Spiritual and Religion section, so unless people were specifically looking for that type of article, it didn't get read, except by my "captive audience" readers who I hand-picked there e-mail addresses to send it to. I did the second article the same way. It was "An Intimate Relationship with God". It also got put in the same place. Same results. My third went to Travel. I don't know I'm sure I just didn't give it long enough, but patience is not one of my virtues. I'm hoping that my blog will start doing better also and gain some more followers. I just haven't figured out the "niche" yet, but I will. Well, I guess I'd better save this for now and get going. Off to the church to clean. I might add some more later, or just take notes for tomorrows blog. It will probably be an afternoon one or night, as I have a house to clean and this one takes me up into the late afternoon (3ish). I really enjoy doing it though. She is a very good friend and a joy to work for as well. Anyway, my blog will be later tomorrow. I'm not sure which I like doing more night or morning blogs. They both take me about the same amount of time, but at least at night my mind is working full throttle and I don't delete my whole post and have to start over again and another plus, is that y'all always know when it will be changed. With my day posts the time will be varied. I might just stick to the night ones and study my Bible in the afternoon after I get home from cleaning. We'll see how that goes. I'll get back to my normalsy tomorrow.
Have a great Day and May God Bless you and be with you in every thing you do.