Thank you for stopping by my Word-Filled Wednesday (WFW) and Thankful Thursday (TT) post, and the results of my First-Giveaway!
For Word-Filled Wednesday, I like to share this encouraging verse from 1 John 5:11 with you.
(I took this photo at a flower exhibition in Singapore. This flower is the national flower of Singapore. It is called Vanda Miss Joaquim var. Agnes. It is an orchid hybrid, and was selected as Singapore's National Flower on 15 April 1981.)
1 John 5:7-13, 19
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
♥ I am thankful to God for demonstrating His love for me by sending His only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for me to redeem me from eternal damnation and to forgive me of my sin, reconcile me to Himself and give me eternal life.
♥ I am thankful to God for encouraging me through His Words daily, guiding me to walk in His ways, comforting me through all the trials and challenges in my life, and filling me with joy in believing in Him and His precious promises.
♥ I am thankful to God for blessing me with my family who love me. As I am the only Christian in my family, I do covet your prayers that God may in His time give me the joy of seeing my mother, sister and 2 brothers coming to know Him savingly.
♥ I am thankful to God for giving me a church who loves Christ and loves me. They have been a great support and encouragement to me as I strive to live for our Lord and serve Him. In all my afflictions and difficult struggles with clinical depression and bipolar disorder, they have demonstrated extraordinary love, kindness and support. Due to my health condition, I am doing some freelance work of selling my Homemade Bookmarks, Cards and Gifts and some freelance administrative work. The Lord in His faithfulness has been providing for me through the kind love gifts of some brethren in my church who gave cheerfully and anonymously as unto the Lord. Through these kind love gifts plus the income from my freelance works, all my needs have been met over the last 1 year. All praise and glory be to God!
♥ I am thankful to God that I can serve Him through this blog. It has been a great blessing for me to share my life and God's goodness to me, as well as some useful resources and articles with you. I have been greatly blessed by your kind comments especially in letting me know how the posts here have been helpful to you. Thank God and thank you!
♥ I am thankful to God for the prayers and encouragements of so many of you! It is my joy and privilege to meet all of you through blogging! I am greatly blessed and encouraged by many of you. Thank you for your friendships! I like to share the following blog award with all of you!
♥ I am thankful to God and to Willow and Jill of Forever n Ever n Always for sharing this sweet award with me and blogging friends. Jill created this award to share with us. She loves the Lord and is a great encourager to many of us who knows her by her encouraging posts and comments. Do visit Jill if you do not know her yet!
I am glad to share this sweet award with you, my dear Readers and Blogging Friends. Do take this Award, post it on your blog and share it with your friends!
This is what Jill said on her post and I say Amen to it! It expresses my thankfulness to God and appreciation of all of you and the way God has used you to bless my life!
"... I gave out the award I designed to share with each of you who reads my blog and shares my passion for Christ! I am deeply thankful for the many friends I have met along this journey since entering blogland. Many of you have touched my heart and life in ways that have changed me eternally! I thank you for being a faithful servant and being obedient to the upward calling every time you share a piece of His heart living out in you! I pray that you will share this award with others who have touched your heart by sowing seeds of love into your life! They will know we are His by how we love one another! Let us sow seeds of love throughout the blogging world and touch the hearts of those who come to read what we all share! To HIM be all the glory forever and ever! AMEN!"
Please accept this sweet award and pass it on to all your dear friends who are faithfully sowing seeds of Christ's love through their lives and blog daily! All praise and glory be to God!
♥ I am thankful to God and to all of you who have kindly join in my First Give-away last Wednesday. I am greatly encouraged by your heartfelt participation, your many kind words of encouragements and the good suggestions that you have made!
I am so overwhelmed by all your comments! I must confess that I am having a hard time deciding whom to give the bookmarks to!
I have initially planned to give 5 or more of you the set of 6 bookmarks each.
But as I read all your 40+ encouraging comments, I feel compel to give the bookmarks to as many of you as possible as your comments are very encouraging and precious to me on how I may continue to serve our Lord through this blog!
So God willing, I am going to give some bookmarks to each and everyone of you who have participated in my First Give-away last Wednesday.
Yes! In other words, I am hoping to mail you between 6 to 2 bookmarks depending on your comments.
But it will also mean I will take a while to make and post these bookmarks to you.
Will you mind?
If you do not mind waiting and would really like to have the bookmarks, please email me the following at firstname.lastname@example.org:
1) Your Full name
2) Your Home Address
3) Your Blog so that I can identify who you are :)
And don't forget to leave a comment here too to let me know that you have emailed me.
I will be in touch with you as soon as I can after that. I will let you know individually through email how many bookmarks you will be getting.
To make this gift a more meaningful one to you, I will be giving you the liberty to choose your favorite bookmarks from my Homemade Bookmarks, Cards and Gifts website.
So do email me if you do not mind waiting and really wish to own these bookmarks!
♥ I am thankful to God for the friendship that we can enjoy in Him because of what He had done for us and in us. In appreciation of your love in Christ and friendship, I want to share this very very encouraging video on the reunion of Christian the Lion and his 2 owners, and the wonderful lasting friendships between them. May God bless us in our friendships with our loved ones and brethren in the family of God, and our long distance friendship through blogging. Thank God that though we are separated by many mountains and seas, we can meet together before His throne of grace daily and walk together through our sharing on our blogs. Thanks again for all your visits and encouragements! All praise and glory be to God!
Love knows no limits and true friendship lasts a lifetime.
Get back in touch with someone today.
You'll be glad you did.
Get back in touch with someone today.
You'll be glad you did.
(Personally I am not a fan of Whitney Houston, but I do enjoy the portion of this song to go with the video in which it express the love between Christian and his owner)
To read the true accounts on Christian the Lion, visit :
'Hugging' lion owner reveals secret
The story behind 'Christian the lion' hugging video unfolds
Thanks again for your visits, prayers and encouragements.
Remember to take the Award with you and pass it on to your friends and email me if you want the bookmarks.
I am thrilled to get my own Guest Book!
Please sign my Guest Book if you can! It's on top, just before this post.
Thanks to all of you who have signed my Guest Book!
May God continue to bless you with His love and mercies today and every day :)
For more Word-Filled Wednesday participants, do visit Amy.
For more participants of Thankful Thursday, do visit Iris.
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a blessed day!