Day 28…I am thankful for

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I have listed 27 people and things that I am thankful for but today I am thankful for circumstances…

Day 28. I am thankful for my ” imperfect childhood” my “imperfect past” and the difficult people in my life! Yes, sounds crazy but I warned you, I am crazy! All of theses things made me who I am today.. The imperfect, nutty, absent minded, stubborn, talkative, “in your business” girl who locks her keys in the car weekly! My imperfect past has taught me about strength , independence , empathy, sympathy, love and forgiveness. Most importantly, it has kept me strong in my faith!

“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.” ~ Billy Graham

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family!
Love and Hugs to you all!
xoxo

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Finding Joy Where I am Planted…Day Five

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“Bloom Where You’re Planted!”

“And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).

Sometimes we find ourselves in a place we do not want to be. We have to decide whether to bloom or wilt..??. God plants us where we are for a reason. If we choose to bloom we will find great joy in our experiences as God uses us through him. We also can have “Esther moments”. It takes obedience and faithfulness. If you bloom where you are planted, you may find out that God has brought you exactly where you wanted to be. Last night I found joy to be blooming right where I was planted!

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Story of Esther:
http://www.dltk-bible.com/estherstory.htm

Bloom Where You’re Planted

Bloom where you’re planted,be the flower you are
With Jesus as your leader, He’ll take you far
We can’t be a vegetable if God made us a fruit
We can’t be a singer if our talent is the flute

Bloom where you’re planted
And grow and grow and grow
Let Jesus be your leader
And let God’s Spirit flow

God doesn’t give all his children same jobs to do
Each one is different, do well with what He gives to you
You may be the greatest preacher
Or can’t speak at all
You have a gift from God
Just respond to your call

If you’re a teacher, teach your best
Find the thing you do better than the rest
Give all you have to the betterment of mankind
If we all bloom where we’re planted
A great garden we’ll find

Norma Dunca