Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Building Trust....

As a child growing up my parents always instilled in me, "honesty, good work ethics and integrity will take you further in life than money ever could." As I've grown older I certainly know that's the truth and my faith in God has sustained me when others have betrayed me and broken my trust, but sometimes it was tough to really trust God in every situation. 

My favorite analogy is shared by Beth Moore. Many corporations send their employees to leadership training courses in the hope that they will develop better working relationships. One exercise takes place on a rope course. A person is buckled into a harness in a high platform then falls into open space, trusting their team members to guide them safely back to the ground. 

If we can trust people with our lives while dangling in midair, (which, let's face it, some people I would not trust with my favorite plant in that harness, let alone me), why is it so difficult to put our trust in a loving Heavenly Father? Perhaps it's because we can't see God. Trust -- what some call "blind faith" -- is not easily attained. It comes after we've built a record with others over time. 

To trust God, we have to step out in faith. The adage "let go and let God" sounds simple. It isn't --but it works.  Try this: Challenge yourself to trust God with one detail in your life each day. Build that trust pattern and watch Him work. 


He won't let you down. He holds you securely in His hand. He is your hope for the future. 

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." ‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬)

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)


Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

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Monday, August 29, 2016

God...Our Constant Companion...

These last couple of nights have brought me much worry and little sleep. My baby girl has been so sick. I cannot recall the last time when I felt more helpless. As my 4-year old hovered over that trash can dry heaving, looking up at me crying with such a sick and confused look, and I had nothing to offer but tears and a wet wash cloth to wipe her little face and mouth, I pleaded with God to heal her and spoke my prayers aloud. But I felt like my prayers were bouncing off the ceiling with every moan and cry of my daughter. When we finally laid down, each time I found my eyes wide open, despite the grave tiredness my mind and body felt. That's when I felt God nudging me to hit my knees and that's just what I did. 

(Above picture represents truths behind being a tired, worried Mommy) 

The Bible instructs us to take our burdens to the Lord and He will give us rest. It also instructs for us to call on those around us (elders of our church) to agree in prayer and that's just what I did. This morning I reached out to my church family and (of course) my Facebook family to bind in prayer with me. I am always overwhelmed and humbled when I know so many are in prayer with me. It's such an indescribable feeling to know what happens when one or more approach the throne of God with a like-prayer. 

 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.""‭‭ (Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬)

Worry. All too often, it robs us of precious sleep. The future is uncertain. Sick children that make us feel so helpless. Finances trouble us, especially when those big, unexpected costs pop up and there has been no changes in pay to compensate for inflation and economical changes. Sometimes it's hard to release our troubles and anxieties to the Lord. It's hard just to relax. 

My tip for you today is, if you find you can't sleep, make good use of that wakeful time in the night hours - talk to God about your fears. He hears every prayer of His needy children, and He fills them with His presence. 


Sometimes it helps to write our problems on paper and set them aside to deal with in the morning. God may surprise us with creative ideas while we sleep, showing us His divine way to handle our concerns. 

Worried chicks, fearful of the world around them, run to their mother hens, who lift their wings to protect their little ones. In the same way, God invites us to hide under His wings. There we find shelter and joy, knowing that we're never alone. 

Never forget that no matter what you face, if you will have Faith and turn it over to the Lord, it will be answered! 

Today's Scripture: "When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches, for You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me." (Psalm 63:6-8) 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Missing Puzzle Pieces...

When things are crumbling around us we need to go back to basics. Without a strong foundation, a structure will eventually erode and collapse. Psalm 11:3 says, 'If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?' This verse should cause us to examine our foundations, which may lead us to a better realization of why we face the issues we do.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Best Gift Ever....

So full of emotions thinking about all that has transpired this week. There is so much going on in our world, crime, hate, politics (which is a whole separate topic in itself) - that I just took a step back to simply pause from all of the chaos and give thanks to my Lord for all of the blessings He's bestowed upon us. 

When I got to my daughter, well, I paused and stayed there a while because she is a true miracle! A gift from above. The love I have for my daughter is indescribable!! The greatest gift ever is getting to be her Mommy! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป  One of the best lessons I can teach her is: "You don't have to be a perfect person - just be a genuine person."

Take a moment to pause and give thanks because if you're still breathing then there's still hope! 



Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

If you agree comment, like, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Alive For A Reason...

Good morning blogger fans!! Time to be amazing and get this day started! 

Today's Tip: It's really a very simple tip today. It's not over until "He" says it's over. God woke you this morning for a specific purpose. Today's a gift....enjoy unwrapping it!


Today's Humor:  Some things we just weren't meant to know...for everything else there is Google!

Today's Scripture: They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. (‭Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭23‬)

It's your day, GO! There's a whole lotta AWESOME inside you just waiting to escape! Have a blessed day! 

If you agree comment, like, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜
Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Learning To Let Go...

Good morning blogger fans ....it's GO! time! So excited to be alive and have the opportunity of a new day to try again in front of me! 

Today's Tip: If you want a long-term strategy and not a short-term fix...it means you have to let it "all" go & turn it over to God. You can't continue to carry around part of the pain and expect a full release - you must let go and let God have it all. It's time to reclaim your rest!


Today's Humor: They say money talks...all mine ever says is 'good-bye'...

Today's Scripture: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28‬)

The world is waiting for the awesome side of you! GO! Enjoy this beautiful day the Lord has given and know that you are wonderfully and beautifully made in His image!! Have an amazing day!!

Candye Daughhetee
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Being Attentive...

Good morning!!! Time to rise & shine my beautiful blogger fans!! It's a beautiful day to be amazing!! 

Today's Tip: Wherever you are and whatever you do be there and do it with all of your heart. Don't let distractions keep you from being attentive to what deserves all of you and respect those that take the time to listen. God gives us wisdom to use not abuse! 



Today's Humor: Does anyone else think it's scary that doctors call what they do "practice"?

Today's Scripture: "Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others." (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:3-4‬)

Since some are slow learners I'll repeat your daily reminder.... ๐Ÿ˜˜ GO! Start your day acknowledging how awesome You are!! Don't forget to make memories and make today count! You only get one chance at today! Have a blessed day! 

If you agree comment, like, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Share Your Story...

Good morning blogger fans! What an amazing week we've had. Vacation was a HUGE success. It was awesome to take the week to simply unplug and unwind, but it's back to reality and off to make changes in the business world. 

Today's Tip: When you're struggling with where you are, your current situation, or whatever you may be going through, remember, it's all about understanding God brought you to where you are because someone may need to know your recipe for survival. You are a precious commodity and your story just may be the cure to someone else's crisis or broken heart so don't be afraid to share. Maybe it's time you stop reading other peoples books and write your own. 



Today's Humor: The problem with being punctual is there's hardly anyone there to appreciate it...

Today's Scripture: "In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" (Acts 20:35) 

GO! Enjoy this beautiful day the Lord has given and know that you are wonderfully and beautifully made in His image!! Have an amazing day!! 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"
"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

If you agree comment, like, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time = Life...

Good morning blogger fans! Time to rise and shine. It's the Lord's day and a great day to be alive!!! Last day of our vacation and I'm sad but so thankful for the week we've had. Memories galore!! Praying for safe travels as we wrap up our last day and head home. 

Today's Tip: Life is so precious. It seems these last few years we've lost so many loved ones or so many have been diagnosed with cancer and fighting to make the most of their time. When I came across this picture it really resonated with me because it's so true, "time is life." Yet most of us are scrambling through the day trying to cram as much into it instead of making the most of it. The old saying goes, "you either run the days or the days run you," but the key is to find your purpose and make the most of your time. Truly the kicker is to simply remember....Don't sit around idle because time will surely pass you by... 


Today's Humor:  The trouble with doing nothing is you never know when you're finished... 

Today's Scripture: They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. (‭Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭23‬)

Well, you should know what to do by now...GO! Be amazing! God has given you a coupon of joy today...you just have to redeem it! Make memories and make today count! Have a blessed & joyful day!! 

If you agree comment, like, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜
Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Be A Blessing...


Good morning blogger fans!! It's a great day to be alive!! We've had such an amazing week! So sad to see this week come to an end but so thankful for the memories we've made! God has blessed us abundantly and beyond imagination. 

Today's Tip: This week we have encountered many strangers. Of everyone our paths crossed we were respectful and courteous. We've met some really super nice people too. Never forget, be careful how you treat and speak to strangers - you never know when that person could have been placed in your path as a test...choose your words and actions wisely and lovingly of everyone you meet. 



Today's Humor: It's so easy to be wise...just don't say the stupid things you're thinking.. A concept so simple, yet so complicate for many. 

Today's Scripture: "Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels."‭‭ (Hebrews‬ ‭13:2‬)

GO! Enjoy this beautiful day the Lord has given and know that you are wonderfully and beautifully made in His image!! Have an amazing day!! 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

If you agree comment, like, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

Friday, August 19, 2016

Priceless Smiles...

Good morning blogger fans! It's going to be an amazing day so get up and be thankful for eyes that are open, ears that can hear and all that is good around you! 

Today's Tip:  I feel so blessed that I got to see and spend time with one of my very favorite cousins (Robby) last night. His smile can light up a room and certainly lights up my heart! Remember, just because something is easy to measure doesn't mean it's important, nor does it mean it will have value...but a smile is easy to give and its value is beyond measure. Today give a smile away - it cost nothing yet may mean the world to the recipient. 



Today's Humor: If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried and try again! 

Today's Scripture: "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬)

God has given you a coupon of joy today...all you  have to do is redeem it! Have a blessed day and never forget how amazing you are!!

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

If you agree comment, like, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Truths of Raising A Toddler...

Good morning blogger fans! Time to rise and shine! It's a beautiful morning and lots to do today!! 

Today's Tip: Never compare your life to pictures others post on social media. For example...if you look at the pictures from the Zoo of my family yesterday, you'd never know we had a slight family meltdown with a toddler and ended up leaving early! Every parent of a toddler experiences them but most aren't honest enough to talk about it. It reminds me of what the Bible says about "train up a child in the way he should go..." after yesterday I'm just praying to get this one raised! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Before we had children I had theories of raising a child...now I just have a child and pray a lot! Here's what I am learning..."this too shall pass!" And, just like that we were over it but Daddy wasn't! ๐Ÿ™„ Now I've got 2 toddlers to deal with! Truth is, it's called "LIFE!" We live. We learn. We love. We forgive. We move on. Period! It's that simple. It happens to the best of us! My tip is, be careful what you say when you're full of emotions because you can not take it back! 

"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." (Joshua J. Marine) 


Today's Humor: When your only tool is a hammer...all problems start looking like nails! 

Today's Scripture: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (Romans 12:12)

GO! Enjoy this beautiful day the Lord has given and know that you are wonderfully and beautifully made in His image!! Have an amazing day!! 

If you agree comment, like, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Be Yourself...

Good morning blogger fans! Time to rise and shine!! So excited to have eyes opened and ears that hear...and family with me on this vacation that are so much fun...God is so good!

Today's Tip: Don't let the world dictate your beauty. Be a person that is beautiful beyond looks, wise beyond words and kind beyond all measures! Be remembered for your actions not just your words alone! All the fine clothes and makeup in the world can only mask what's really in the heart! Finding your true beauty only comes after you learn to love and accept who God made YOU to be! 


Today's Humor: It's so annoying when you're singing a song and the artist gets the words wrong...smh! 

Today's Scripture: "Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." (Proverbs 31:30)

What are you waiting for?? GO! Someone needs to see your smile today! Be amazing! Be beautiful! Be YOU! Have a blessed day! Make memories and make today count!!

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Amazing Grace.....

Good morning beautiful blogger fans...open your eyes and see the magnificent beauty around you today! 

Today's Tip: Yesterday when we visited the caverns they took us 180ft below the surface. It was amazing! But the most magnificent part of it was when we sat in complete darkness. It truly is indescribable until you actually experience it.  As we sat there I completely missed all the tour guide said because tears rolled down my cheeks as I thanked God for His Amazing Grace and silently sang the song, "Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once once was lost but now I'm found, was blind but now I see." Even now, I tried to sit with my eyes closed and it just doesn't compare. I tried to imagine what my blind friends feel and I couldn't, because I knew eventually I could open my eyes and see. I thanked God that I had my sight, my health, my life - period! Janet Jackson once said, "In complete darkness we are all the same." That is so true. Today, if you feel like you're in complete darkness just know if you have the ability to open your eyes and see then you have been touched by Amazing Grace! Give Him thanks! Take in the sights around you and appreciate all of the beauty - even if it's not the kind of beauty you'd hope for - open your eyes and find it! If you're not happy with where you are, take the appropriate and necessary steps to change your view! 


Today's Humor: Why is it that your nose runs but your feet smell? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Today's Scripture: "You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light." (Psalm‬ ‭18:28‬)

Today's a gift! GO! Be the amazing person God designed you to be! NEVER let anyone or anything dull your light!! Today, Shine On!! Have a blessed day!! 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Keep Moving Forward...

Good morning blogger fans ...it is a gloriously beautiful morning! Love waking up in my home state of Texas!!  

Today's Tip: When God created us, He placed our eyes looking forward because He never intended for us to look backwards. We are designed to march forward and press on to bigger and better things! I know (personally) how hard it can be to not focus on the past, but I'm slowly learning to depend on my sweet Lord to guide and direct me, to lead me forward, helping me let go of yesterday and focusing on today.  We all make mistakes, and it's okay to glance back occasionally to reflect but don't stay in the harbor. As Alfred A. Montapert says, "Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress." 


Today's Humor:  Some things we just weren't meant to know...for everything else there is Google!

Today's Scripture: "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ." (Colossians 3:23-24)

God has given you a coupon of joy today...all you  have to do is redeem it! Have a blessed day and never forget how amazing you are!!

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

What Will You Be Remembered For...

Good evening blogger fans.... It's been an amazing couple of days. Started our vacation at a family reunion and now traveling on down to San Antonio to take our daughter to Sea World! 

I'm so excited as this is truly our first family vacation since her birth where we're not taking time off for a funeral or to go help family. This trip is solely a vacation. I did not even bring my laptop! (Yikes...wonder how long my withdrawals will take to subside! lol) 

Today's Tip: You have to make a living but never forget to live while you're working, enjoy family and treat others with respect. At the end of your life I guarantee you no one will stand up at your funeral and remember you for the excellent PowerPoint or spreadsheets you created, but they will remember you for how you treated them. 


Today's Humor: How to translate some work emails. "I will look into it" usually means "I completely forgot!" 

Today's Scripture: "But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."‭‭ (I Timothy‬ ‭5:8‬)

Have an amazing evening! Go spend some quality time with your family. Make memories and make today count!! 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

"Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Outside Your Comfort Zone...

Goooooodddd morning Blogger fans! It's an amazing day to be alive! We started our family vacation yesterday and I'm so excited to spend some quality time with my precious family! 

Today's Tip: As I was reading this bible verse (see Today's Scripture below), my immediate thought was, "Ouch!" I know this won't apply to all of my readers, but if we're honest it most definitely will apply to the majority that we're all guilty of hitting the snooze button and turning over instead of getting up and exercising. The next thought that came to mind is the fact that we often try to take shortcuts in life. But do we ever filter through our behaviors pointing out traits of laziness? Are we cheating ourselves out of God's best for us by taking an easy route? My challenge for you today is to be willing to leave your comfort zone. The greatest barrier to achieving your potential is your comfort zone. Great things happen when you make friends with your "discomfort zone." 


Today's Humor (yesterday's is just fitting for this post so I have to share again): Running late is my cardio... 

Today's Scripture: "As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy person turns over in bed." (Proverbs 26:14) 

Well, you should know what to do by now...GO! Be amazing! God has given you a coupon of joy today...you just have to redeem it! Make memories and make today count! Have a blessed & joyful day blogger peeps!! 

If you agree please share this with others..no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Garbage In = Garbage Out...

Good morning blogger fans!! Rise and Shine! Time to get your awesomeness up and moving! 

Today's Tip: Garbage In = Garbage Out.
As I was driving to work yesterday, listening to my audiobooks (as I do most every morning or Focus On The Family), I realized that it is SO true - what I listen to and what I start my day with truly does have an impact on the outcome of how my day is going to go and end. 

What you feed your mind, what you fill your heart with and what you fuel your spirit with is what will spill out. Here's a little challenge for you today. Start your morning with a positive thought, then speak it out loud. 

Here are a few positive thoughts for you to start with: 

"Good morning!" 
"I am amazing!" 
"I am enough!" 
"I am thankful to be alive and breathing." 
"Today is going to be a magnificent day." 

If you start your day trying to keep up with the Kardashian's, or what's going wrong in Hollywood, or even in politics, then I'm pretty sure your day is going to be an epic fail. However, if you start your day with a positive thought, a prayer, and feed yourself that all day long, your day will be drastically different and amazing. Try it and let me know how it goes for you! Yes, I have tested this theory. 

Every day is a new opportunity and what you choose to do with it is a personal choice. Today I CHOOSE to be happy and I CHOOSE to live, love and laugh. Regardless of the outcome, what goes on in my day, or even how it ends or the number of epic fails I experience, I am forever grateful that I get the opportunity to try again today. That is how I want you to look at this day and every day. 

Life is an amazing journey and every step that you were given the opportunity to take is another step closer to achieving your dreams. Never stop moving! 


Today's Humor: Running late is my cardio... 

Today's Scripture: "For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations."‭‭ (Psalms‬ ‭100:5‬)

GO! Live your life to the fullest today! Forgive often, love endlessly, and more importantly, never, ever, ever give up. Spread some joy today and know that you are amazingly talented and beautiful and today's the day for you to Shine!! Have a blessed day! 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)



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Thursday, August 11, 2016

My Life Handbook...

Good morning blogger fans! Time to rise and shine and give God praise for He is worthy!  It's one of my favorite days of the week...Thankful Thursday! What are you thankful for? 

We all live by rules in everyday life - but, have you ever thought of imposing your own life rules, or better yet, your personal "Life Handbook?" Rules are essential to keeping chaos down, but admit it, we all either know a few rule breakers or we've broken a rule or two ourselves. Don't be discouraged - we're all human! The kicker is to learn from your mistakes! Of course, the goal should be to not repeat them! Update your "Life Handbook" to implement rules that will keep you in check, help put in safeguards that will keep you from making those same mistakes again. More importantly, stop beating yourself up. Only those not trying and not living aren't making mistakes! I hope today you'll live a little, be bold, and take a chance & then forgive yourself when you make a mistake; update your Life Handbook and move on! No one ever reached their dreams by sitting idle!


Today's Humor: Definition of 'Depresso:' Sad when I don't get my morning coffee ๐Ÿ˜

Today's Scripture: "But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!"‭‭ (II Chronicles‬ ‭15:7‬)

You know what to do....GO! Spread some joy today and know that you are amazingly talented and beautiful and today's the day for you to Shine!! Have a blessed day! 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Today Is Designed Specifically For You...

Good morning blogger fans! Time to rise and shine!! I absolutely love that God has a plan for me today, otherwise why else would He have woke me? That's how I want you to start your day, knowing - without a shadow of a doubt - that God has a plan and purpose designed specifically for you today!! 

Today's Tip: The Bible tells us that the more we narrow our focus the more we broaden our life. In every area of our life there is that one thing, that if you'll focus in on that one target [stop focusing on 10-12 targets] and keep hitting it, it will change everything else. Find that one thing you want to change, that will make you a better person, or help you achieve that life-long dream and then just do it!! Today I encourage you to step out in Faith, find your target - then begin practicing! You know the ol' saying...."the hardest step is always the first."


Today's Humor: Have you ever met someone so dumb that if they spoke their mind they would be speechless? 

Today's Scripture: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."‭‭ (Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬)

You know what to do....GO! Spread some joy today and know that you are amazingly talented and beautiful and today's the day for you to Shine!! Have a blessed day! 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Your Purpose & Plan...

Good morning blogger fans! Time to rise and shine and get this day kicked into full motion!! It's such a beautiful morning!! So thankful to be alive!! How about you? 

Today's Tip: God didn't create you so you could be mediocre, be the tail, and get ran over. NO! He created you to be SO MUCH MORE!! Get up! Stand up! Show up! Know that He designed you to prosper emotionally, physically, mentally and in every other "lly" way there is! 

Get up and claim your blessing this morning! Don't sit by with a 'poor pitiful me' attitude because that will only get you further behind! It's really this simple: You either create your mess that turns into a message or you divert that mess and get yourself a testimony! The choice is yours!

So what will it be today? Are you going to remain 'settled' or are you going to go 'claim it' and 'pick up' what God designed for you to have today? Gods called you and designed you for a specific purpose; however, it's up to you whether you get used accordingly. 


Today's Humor: Texting in the nuzzled of the night 1/2 asleep is as bed as drink texting,,.just don't do it) รจry. 

Today's Scripture: "who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began," (II Timothy‬ ‭1:9‬)

GO! Have an amazingly, blessed day in the Lord! Let your light shine and never forget how AWESOME you are!! 

If you agree comment, like, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Pray About Everything...

Gooooodddd Morning blogger fans....it's time to rise and shine and show the world that wonderful amazing side!!!

From the heart...
Today's Tip: What a beautiful day - despite the fact that it's Monday! Some will disagree because Monday's typically mean you're returning to work where many face stress and unpleasant situations. Let me remind you that when you find yourself in the midst of an unpleasant situation, don't complain about it, instead pray about it and be open to change it. This means you must have open eyes to see and ears to hear the change God has for you. Translation = this means closed mouth and open eyes and ears. This will be difficult for many (including myself)! 


Today's Humor: Hate it when you get home from the store only to realize you forgot the one thing you went for.... 

Today's Scripture:  So we say with confidence,"The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" (Hebrews 13: 6)

GO!! Be amazingly beautiful and have a blessed day! Font forget to make memories and make today count! 

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"
"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Your Storm...

Good morning blogger fans! So thankful for this morning to be alive and breathing! So many things to be thankful for - even during storms! 

Today's Tip: As the storms roll through this morning, the thunder rolling, the lightning streaking lines of beauty in the sky, and the clouds dumping buckets of water, it reminds me of when we face our own storms in life. Make it a priority to have deep roots in God so that you will not wither during life storms. You have to get through the storms to enjoy the beauty of the rainbows! God doesn't promise us a life free of storms and trials but He does promise to get us through them! Embrace your storm, learn from them, then share your beautiful story! Remember, every TEST brings a TESTIMONY and every MESS has a MESSAGE. 


Today's Humor: (oldie but goodie) My definition for S.W.A.G. = She Wants A Gentleman! 

Today's Scripture: "rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." (Colossians 2:7)

GO! Have an amazingly, blessed day in the Lord! Let your light shine and never forget how AWESOME you are!! 

If you agree comment, like, reply, or share...no need to keep this to yourself - others need to read it to! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜
Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Life Lessons

Good morning blogger fans! I am SO excited that today is Thursday… Why? You asked… I'm alive and breathing! That's good enough to get it started! How about you…what are you thankful for today?

Today's Tip: It's so true that we learn something from everyone who passes through our lives…Some lessons are painful, some are painless, but all are priceless. However, lessons are worthless unless we do something with the insight we gain from them. There will always be something you have to do before and after actions in order to make them a reality and worthwhile…so stop sitting and complaining – get up and get after the things in life you want. Make the changes you need in order to become the person you desire. 



Today's Humor: They say 'money talks'…..all mine ever seems to say is…"good-bye!" 

Today's Scripture: "If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them." (John 13:17)

You know what time it is and you know what to do… GO! Let them be envious of your amazing self! Have a beautifully blessed day!!   

If you agree, please like, comment "Amen" and share – but if you don't I promise nothing bad will happen to you – karma will not come take your child, spouse or home….the only thing that will happen is others won't get to enjoy these tips.

Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!

 "Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day! 

Blessings,
Candye~
"G18 Mommy"

"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)