Contributed by Tiffany Moffit Rye
This Corner Chat is meant to be the very name I have given it...TLC (The Love of Christ) Corner Chat. I hope you will come to love the writings along with my own personal testimonies the Lord has carried me through and inspires me to share with His people, Amen.
I feel led to share a thought each month that I hope inspires you greatly, touches your heart supernaturally and most of all strengthens, encourages and brings you hope and comfort right where you are.
COUNT IT ALL JOY!
I am sharing this month as I simply found an entry in my journal from 3 years ago almost to the day and I decided it was the best thing to share. Let us be THANKFUL in ALL things great and small under the sun.
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
2-15-2013 Journal writings by Tiffany Moffitt Rye:
Words to ponder...thank You God in ALL things even the things unseen...I was sitting on the edge of my bed praying this morning and casting out the enemy in Jesus’ name when as I finished praying...I felt a prompt from the Holy Spirit reminding me of the things I need to be thankful for...so here is what I shared with God in my thoughts...thank you for my uncomfortable bed I got to rest on all night...it was warm, my husband was in it, and it is under a roof that covers me from the snow and elements, and when I pray and ask You in the morning to heal my aching back...You do immediately! Thank you for my slippers that await the arrival of my cold feet, thank you for my PJ’s that I lounge in as I walk through my house to let out my wonderful dogs that I thank you for too as they comfort me and make me feel loved and inform me of visitors or pesky intruders, thank you for the addition to our home on the front where our doggies can have a safe covering from the weather and a fenced area to run and do their duty in :) to be continued...
More Words to Ponder...as my computer quits acting up...thank you Lord for my computer and everything it allows me to do and the access it gives me to Your people and others who don’t know You and will learn to love you as You love them because You move through our messages and posts on this fine specimen of an example of Your Goodness and Love for us to be able to communicate across the world with very little cost to those we have never met or we have known for years and want to remain closer too....:)
Yes...I am on a roll...of thankfulness...then back to the story...so I then became thankful as I walked through my house taking sight of the many wonders of things available to me like water, a sink, a warm floor, cupboards with food in them, pans to cook with, a refrigerator with food in it, counters with food on them, food everywhere...I need to give some of this stuff away! There were books and catalogs and magazines and stuff everywhere in my house and I was overwhelmed with thankfulness that I began to cry!!! I cried for over 2 minutes and trust me that is not the record...but it felt soooo good to praise my God for everything He has given to me and quit focusing on the things I wasn’t excited about... like the washing machine door not closing so I can’t wash the mounds of clothes that have piled up from the week and we have an event to help with tomorrow...but guess what?
There is this place called a laundromat and it allows you to take multiple loads to wash and dry at the same time and it actually gets done quicker...and God gave me a beautiful daughter who is willing to work at our store tomorrow so that I can go to the laundromat and do our laundry and for that I am thankful!!!!! Amen!!
Now...He is showing me that my house is not burning down, my car is parked in the driveway ready for me to drive to work, my shower awaits me with hot water to clean myself, my hair dryer awaits the wispiness of my hair and my straightener cannot wait to fix my flyways when it’s done, my toothbrush probably doesn’t like me but it doesn’t have any feelings so that’s ok...and my makeup...well that’s another story all together...thank GOD for makeup... which is currently all over my eyes like a raccoon cause I was too tired to remove it last night...so I better get off here and go be thankful some more and see what God does with my day!
BE THANKFUL IN ALL THINGS COUNT IT ALL JOY!
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy” (James 1:2 NLT)
I am a minister of reconciliation and I have the honor and privilege of leading a DivorceCare ministry that meets in Palmer each fall from September-December (more details at www.divorcecare.org FIND A GROUP) – I am also a co-leader for the DivorceCare group starting Sat, February 20th in Eagle River at Valley View Baptist Church (details at www.divorcecare.org –FIND A GROUP).
I am also currently leading a Boundaries Group that is meeting at 101 E Arctic Ave inside Wolverine Academy in downtown Palmer. We started our 12-week group on Sundays from 3 6pm.
The group is open and we have 9 men and 5 women who have a desire to learn, “How to say yes to the good things in life and how to say no to the bad.”
If you are one of these people or you have experienced or are experiencing separation or divorce, please contact me at 907-745-8477 and leave a message, or preferably email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you care to meet me in person, I work most days in the HEART of Palmer…Bishop’s Attic II.
The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are simply what come from within my heart and out of my mind and on to the paper.
I am grateful for the freedom of expression and speech Joshua Fryfogle allows with this newspaper. THANKFUL to be alive another day to write, Amen.
HE IS PURSUING YOU TO BE A MIRACLE AND TESTIMONY OF HIS TRUTH.