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LOOK NO FURTHER, KICK BACK, EMBRACE GOD’S GRACE and ENJOY a 5 STAR DEVOTIONAL!

The Blessedness of Believing
A DEVOTIONAL JOURNEY OF LIFE’S LESSONS AND
GOD’S PROMISES
by Linda Mose Meadows (Tate Publishing)

The Blessedness of Believing: A Devotional Journey

of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises is

expressly written with a heart

that seeks after the righteousness of God

with uplifting personal sentiments and prayers,

referencing Holy Scripture, encouraging lyrics

and deep expressions of faith.

Paperback: ISBN-13: 9781602475144
Pub. Date: November 2007

Audio: ISBN-13: 9781602476479
Pub. Date: November 2007


You, God, are my God,

 

earnestly I seek you;

 

I thirst for you,

 

my whole being longs for you,

 

in a dry and parched land

 

where there is no water.

 

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary

 

and beheld your power and your glory.

 

3 Because your love is better than life,

 

my lips will glorify you.

 

4 I will praise you as long as I live,

 

and in your name I will lift up my hands.

 

5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;

 

with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

 

6 On my bed I remember you;

 

I think of you through the watches of the night.

 

7 Because you are my help,

 

I sing in the shadow of your wings.

 

8 I cling to you;

 

your right hand upholds me.

 

 

PSALM 63:1-8 NIV

Looking for a good read? Something that will encourage you to

still your heart, breathe easily, uplift your spirit and confirm

that God hasn’t forsaken you and surely is in our midst?

Well my friends I want to spread the word that you need

to look no further, add this 5 STAR DEVOTIONAL:

The Blessedness of Believing

A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and

God’s Promises by Linda Mose Meadows

(Tate Publishing)

to your personal libraries. Purchase it online or

at Tate Publishing! You’ll be pleased and more

importantly comforted by these personal

accounts that resonate and connect with

your situations that hit home!

Don’t hesitate to add this poignant and timely

devotional to your personal inspirational collections.

They really do make treasured gifts also.

LOOK NO FURTHER!

KICK BACK, EMBRACE GOD’S GRACE

and ENJOY a

5 STAR DEVOTIONAL!

Let me encourage you now to have just a taste of what’s in store for you.

Enjoy and read one of the fresh & inspiring devotionals by

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In the mean lean times, keep your prayer life activated,

read your scriptures

,incorporate The Blessedness of Believing

 into your daily devotion time, speak audibly

(with absolute conviction) affirmations of

faith and hope,and visit often these sites:

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Tell a friend and spread the word, share the the

love of God as we continue to celebrate ordinary

days with extraordinary promise. Why?

Because the Lord is at hand! He’s right here, right now!

Let him encourage your heart, trust and see!

There’s so much life to gain with God at the helm!

Sharing With Great Joy,

Linda Mose Meadows, Urban Views Weekly

Columnist and Inspirational Author of:

The Blessedness of Believing

A Devotional Journey

of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises

and Co-publisher of Eyes of Faith Magazine

http://blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/

https://blessedauthorlm.wordpress.com/

http://eyesoffaithmagazine.blogspot.com/

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IT’S NOT JUST ANOTHER DAY!

Praying at Gethsemane, by He Qi, China

Praying at Gethsemane, by He Qi, China

http://www.heqiarts.com

This gift of artwork:  Praying at Gethsemane, by He Qi, China received moments ago took my breathe away, I received it after I completed this morning’s devotional from a parishioner: Linda L, who stated that she prays for me daily and hoped I’d like this farewell gift. Needless to say it brought tears to my eyes. I am rejoicing and humming (really loudly) Laylaha Hathaway’s song: God’s Been Just that Good!

I have seen you in the sanctuary

and beheld your power and your glory.

Because your love is better than life,

my lips will glorify you.

Psalm 63:2,3


As I prepare for another workday, I am stopping just to reflect for a moment with you that it’s evident that God loves us! Think just for a moment the many love letters, signs and wonders God sends our way. The timely news received, the check in the mail, the opportunity to reconnect with a friend, the long walk down the hospital corridor to find your loved one awaiting your visit. Oh it’s so many moments in between the hustle and bustle of living that confirms God has our best interest at heart! Was it the hand that reached for yours when only a touch would do? Was it the comfort found in friends words? It was a miracle, yes it must have been those words meant only for you. It may have been those words spoken that pricked your soul and ushered you on to move just a little higher. Love in action was surely what it was when you were rattled out of your comfort zones. What was it exactly, the need, the search and then the gift received?


This morning for me, it was the moment I redirected my attention to a small book of scriptures entitled: God’s Wisdom for Mothers 2011 by Jack Country. There was no particular section of the book I was after just some reassurance. And I must confess that what I needed was found instantly in God Delights in Mothers Who Are…Growing in Him! Manna from heaven is what I found friends. This manna was the soul nourishment I was thirsting for found in Psalm 63:1-8 (New International Version):

1 You, God, are my God,

earnestly I seek you;

I thirst for you,

my whole being longs for you,

in a dry and parched land

where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary

and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,

my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,

and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;

with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;

I think of you through the watches of the night.

7 Because you are my help,

I sing in the shadow of your wings.

8 I cling to you;

Cece Winans singing More Than What I Wanted


Or was it the lyrics of CeCe Winans I then happened upon on YouTube? Her song More Than What I Needed was an elixir to my spirit.  My prayer uttered was:

“Thank you Holy Spirit for the direction and all that I received this morning and pray my friends will also partake in God’s loving signs and wonders. “

Well this morning friends be encouraged as you delight in God’s promises that the wisdom we long for comes directly from the throne room. Be inspired because it’s not just another day!


P.S.   No Kidding! As I concluded this writing, in walked Linda L. ( on my job) holding the artwork featured at the top of this blog! She announced that the art work was for me and she hoped I’d like it. She further shared that she prays for me daily! All I can say to that is, “Look at God!” Lord, Lord I am truly humbled! Just wait my friends your gifts are on the way, they will come walking in your door, unannounced, no fanfare-when you least expect!


Sharing With Great Joy,

Linda Mose Meadows, Urban Views Weekly Columnist and Inspirational Author of: The Blessedness of Believing A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises and Co-publisher of Eyes of Faith Magazine:

http://blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/

https://blessedauthorlm.wordpress.com/

http://eyesoffaithmagazine.blogspot.com/

REMEMBERING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS~ A MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE


“Love may be the matter that keeps the stars in the firmament.

It may be. Love allows you to be tough and tender.

Love affords you the ability to be courageous.”

~Maya Angelou~


Happy Mother’s Day to all nurturing hearts that

demonstrate the power of unconditional love.

Johnny, Stevie, Eric and Linda’s
WONDERFUL MAMA!

“Know therefore that the Lord your God, is God;
He is the faithful God,
keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations
of those who love Him and keep His commands”
(Deuteronomy 7:9)

Probably one of the most difficult journeys I‘ve ever taken was my faith journey with my husband and son. This wasn’t just another intimate moment at the dinner table or a ride through the park; this journey was to a place I knew nothing about. Relocating to Virginia has been more than just a physical move it became a spiritual journey as well.
This journey has taken me to a place where God has gotten our full attention. Our faith walk is now active and underway. Together my husband and I embraced a new faith walk filled with God’s promises. More than eleven years ago transitioning from Buffalo to Virginia was a difficult for me, my support system and loving mother weren’t in arms reach, that was tough! My mother, Clarinda is an absolute jewel- she is a devoted and caring woman. She has been there for me when my world was tumbling in; she was my reliable tutor and backup for my son when he was a little guy. Mom is often my sounding board and trusted friend. When I need sage spiritual guidance and girl talk it‘s definitely her. Her counsel is comforting, never self serving and self centered. I love her for all of that, especially her independence and conviction.

By example, my mother has instilled in me to be a woman of hope and to desire and strive to live above mediocrity. There’s a big world with so much good to give and receive. She encourages me further to trust God, listen to my inner voice and have faith in the Holy Scripture. This is another birthday and Mother’s Day fast approaching. What gift can I possibly give a mother who has loved unconditionally and is continually been generous beyond measure to four children and now there are grandchildren and extended family? She’s traveled to Greece, walked the beaches and roads of Dakar, Senegal, road on the motor bikes in the Bahamas and tasted Swiss chocolate in Geneva, Switzerland. It’s easy to discern she appreciates life!
Mama, who like me, many years ago traveled from Washington, D.C to a place with her husband and had to quickly adapt. God was right there, even in her seasons of lack and loneliness- that was not the end! As a child I witnessed her stretch meals, beautifully create my Easter ensembles and kindergarten sneaker bag sewn by hand. My brothers and I were groomed to love learning and be respectful. She burned the midnight oil in undergrad and then graduate school. Our bed time was Mama’s study time! I remind her that she told us in no uncertain terms that, “I am not going to have dumb children, get those book bags out!” She laughs at that now. Many days she was under tremendous stress, but her loving disposition towards us never changed!
I am grateful that God kept my mother anchored when she faced hardships, especcially when my brothers and I needed her so much, when she couldn’t always lift up a prayer.
She didn’t topple over when life’s disappointments came. She continually assures me that when difficulties arise, “This too shall pass.” I marvel at my mother’s inner beauty when I think of her, speak with her and happily gaze upon her warm face. This retired English Teacher enjoys her friends and family, loves sharing books, a good scrabble game, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. If there’s a challenge she has a word for you! Spirits are lifted with her genuine loving words of encouragement. In turn, I realize now I can confidently share with my mother the gift she ‘s easily provided me and my siblings to:
  •  WHOLE HEARTEDLY EMBRACE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,
  • HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE,

  • CONTINUALLY DEMONSTRATE A FAITHFUL LOVING SPIRIT,

  • STRIVE TO MAINTAIN AN ENDURING LOVE,

  • TUCK IN OUR HEARTS SCRIPTURES-THE SWEET LOVE OF THE LORD,

  • FOCUS ON GOD’S PROMISES AND

  • RECALL & REMEMBER THE POSSIBILITIES OF GOOD ARE INFINITE!
Friends with divine expectation, I believe we can continue on our life’s journey. My dear Mama has given me the wonderful gift of God’s faithfulness. I celebrate my mother’s legacy with you who are holding God’s hand as we journey with faith in our hearts and hope in our spirits.
Sharing With Great Joy,

Linda Mose Meadows, Urban Views Weekly Columnist and Inspirational Author of: The Blessedness of Believing A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises and Co-publisher of Eyes of Faith Magazine

http://blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/

https://blessedauthorlm.wordpress.com/

http://eyesoffaithmagazine.blogspot.com/

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