My Post Picks For August 2019


What a tremendous month this has been in the blogging world! It’s like everyone wrote their best heartfelt posts and shared them ❀ There are too many awesome posts to lost them all but here are a few that struck a chord within my heart…

Joe, thank you so much for this lighthouse devotional! Life Saving Blood may just be my favorite one of yours 😊

Teri offer us some awesome tips that you may want to save and be able to look back upon in her post Tips To Help You Keep Yourself, Your Family And Your Stuff Safe. Heck I put it on one of my Pinterest boards so I can reread later πŸ™‚ Go check it out.

I love this post by Ruth. Following Jesus vs. Following The Crowd is a powerful reminder of who we should choose to follow. I choose Jesus. How about you?

Sheila and some of my other blogging friends nail this post entitled 10 Things Female Bloggers Think Pastors Are Missing About Marriage & Sex! I love this post and completely agree with everything that have said! Men, you need to read this. Pastors…nuff said.

What God Has Done For Me by Yari is a wonderful testimony of what God can do when we finally reach the end of ourselves.

Mandy’s post Like Ash really touched me. I have been lost in depression numerous times in my own life and it takes A LOT to get me out of it sometimes. I’m actually going through a season of it now 😦 Mandy gives us some great scriptures to memorize in this post. Check it out!

My dear sister Renee truly gives a look into her heart in this one guys! An Emotional Wreck? it’s Me Oh Lord! brought me to tears and if I know my sister at all she was crying while telling this story! Such compassion and a desire to do what the Lord puts on her heart 😊

Then she allowed us to Walk Like An Egyptian In Pink High Tops – 😜with her as she took us back to the glorious 80’s. Such great memories were brought back from my high school years like the black and red parachute pants I wore πŸ™‚ Thanks for the trip down memory lane sis!

Chelsea, Renee’s daughter…yep another mother/daughter tag team, brought it with her very first post! A Child’s Desire left me speechless. Beautiful done and straight from the heart!

Rainer, who is a chaplain, brings us My Monday Morning Cup | By The Grace Of God! He, like me, tells you that God and God alone is the true way out of addiction. I could say more but I will let you go read his blog πŸ™‚

Deandra gives us one heck of analogy in God Who Is More Than Able. Pastors, if you are needing a sermon…I found it πŸ™‚

I hope everyone enjoys these as much as I have 😊

24 thoughts on “My Post Picks For August 2019”

  1. Stu…..you had me balling again here!😭 Thank you for featuring my daughter’s and my posts…. It means so much! I’m going over to check the rest of these guys out now…I’m so glad someone else was touched by this princess and homeless man’s plight. It broke my heart…Prayers my brother for this season you’re going through!πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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  2. Thank you, Stu, for sharing my post and for your encouragement. And most of all, thank you for your transparency and the courage to uninhibitedly share the truths about our daily struggles. Your blog is indeed Lighthouse that brightly shines the light of healing and salvation. Keep shining for Jesus!

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  3. Oh Stu, you definitely are a Barnabas and possess the gift of encouragement. Thank you for your constant support to us all in blogosphere. Thanks for also sharing the post inspired by Holy Spirit. I will be definitely checking out the other bloggers’ posts. Think I ended up following one too πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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  4. Stu, thank you for your comment and link to my post…I am moved, yet also disheartened, to know you also suffer from depression. I am so, so sorry. It is not a disease I would wish on even an enemy. (Except for THE enemy…but they already know despair in ways we can’t fathom.) <—Sorry for the darkness there. I'm in a pit myself! And have been for a month. That's why I have barely been on here and haven't posted in weeks. I lost my job on June 30th. But it wasn't my manager's fault. She gave me three months off for medical leave due to mental illness…I just wasn't well enough to go back to work, even after the break. It's difficult to explain how depression breaks you down to your base level until you are unable to function. Life becomes about survival. But the Lord is so good–! He has opened up a new (yet humbling of course–He is faithful to blow the foam off the beer; no one wants too much puffed up foam–or is that just me?) chapter in our lives through it all, and I am excited to see what He does. His ways are mysterious indeed–but exciting as well! Did you ever notice how in every good book ever written, it begins with some kind of problem? Something goes wrong. It's how the greatest adventures begin. For me, this will be an inverted adventure. One of the mind and the heart. An oasis for the soul. Oftentimes our oasis is a retreat, right? But this one is not of the holiday variety. It's the kind of retreat that follows a loss in battle. In this case, however, I don't think it was a loss, but rather a forcing, if you will. I was overrun, but He allowed it. "He MAKES me rest in fields of green." (Psalm 23:2) Lord knows I wish I could continue on working and doing ministry, but right now, right now it's time to step back and heal. The good news is I've begun cooking again, playing music again, writing songs again, and bonded with a dog for the first time. Her name is Bex and she is not just a pet and friend, but therapy for me. I call it fuzz therapy. πŸ™‚ She follows me everywhere and comes and nudges me when I won't get out of bed so I don't stay in there for hours after I wake up, and will sit at my feet when I'm eating, and curl up next to me when I'm in pain. She can somehow sense it. Praise God. What miraculous means He has provided for our healing. I've been struck down, but not destroyed. (I feel like Frodo, wounded by the Morgul blade, and now I am in Rivendale.) <—Nerd moment.
    Well, see? Now this has become a post in and of itself. Blessings, dear friend, and I pray the depression stays away.
    ~Mandy

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  5. Thanks for the share. I’m new to the blogging world. If I get no likes or shares I’m super cool with that. As long as my mom thinks I’m cute, right? Haha. But thank you again πŸ™‚ I dont post every day and clearly not every week. I’m very busy dealing with this whole ” life ” thing. Keep doing what ya do best πŸ–€

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    1. It was my pleasure Chelsea! Such a beautiful poem. Aww…you mom will always think your cute 😊

      You just post when the message hits you. This whole life thing can be very hectic.

      Have a great weekend!

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