Share the Love ~ February

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:35 KJV

Good morning, reader! Can you believe we are closing February? I feel as if I just unrolled the mat! The past two weeks have been perfect. The temps have been in the 80s during the day with high 60s at night. but I’m sure it won’t last. We are in for another cold stretch before spring decides to stay.

Today, I’m with Sandra Ardoin on her blog talking about courage. I would love to see you there. Come by and tell me what you’re doing this year to get out of your comfort zone and grow your courage. See you there!

Meanwhile, enjoy this month’s Share the Love.

Reading

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When It’s NOT Profitable to Read Romance ~ Fiction Aficionado Blog 
The Captain’s Daughter
New Release Embarrasses Author’s Teenage Children. Noooooo… ~ Ladies in Defiance

Writing

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Learning to use Scrivener – Live to Write – Write to Live
Failure
Takeover Tuesday: Karen Jurgens ~ Toni Shiloh
After Revision: What’s Next ~ Linda Yezak

Inspirational

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Writers, Don’t Despise Small Beginnings ~ The Write Editing
Reading Between the Lines (and Living Between the Times) ~ Arise Daily Devos
My Unseen Recovery ~ Beauty Beyond Bones

Foodie

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Chewy Gooey Brownie ~ Rhythm in Life
Spiced Peach Pie, Anyone? ~ Sandra Merville Hart
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches ~ Mom’s Cravings

Click to Tweet: Share the Love ~ February @GailJohnson87 #foodie #amwriting #amreading #inspiration


Winner!!

The winner of this month’s giveaway is Melissa (Mimi) Henderson.

Note: Winner chosen by Random.org

Share the Love ~ September

Faithfulness to all generation Center of His Wheel
No matter the season we may be experiencing in our lives, we have the chance to declare God’s faithfulness to others. Today, I challenge you to look around, count your blessings, and share what God has done for you. Great is His faithfulness to all generations!

Reading

In the Stack and On the Kindle – Sandra Ardoin
Waiting for Butterflies – A Baker’s Perspective
Michelle Griep At Bleakly Manor – Inspired Prompt

Inspirational

God is a master at weaving the seasons of our lives together–the good, the bad and the ugly–and He knits them together with threads of grace.  – Lisa Preuett

And I was reminded that my true identity, and purpose, in life is found in the One who created me and gave me this gift: Jesus Christ. – Stacey Thureen

Failing to listen to God cuts me off from His springs of living water. The result is sadness and vulnerability to the fires of discontent and frustration. – Norma Gail Thurston Holtman

Photography

Is That Photo Copyrighted – Novel Rocket

Writing

Market Your Book From Inside Out – Novel Rocket
Why I Write – Cristian Mihai
Taming the Beast Called Time Management – Blue Ridge Conference 

Foodie

Indonesian Food Story in Melbourne City – Safiras Journey
Butterscotch Coffee Recipe – Amercia On Coffee

Share the Love ~ April

Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Good morning, dearest reader. This month’s theme has been joy! Do you have joy, today? If not, I pray your heart be filled with gladness, your mind with peace, your mouth with singing, and your soul with praises to our God. Truly, the joy of the Lord is our strength. If we have His joy, we have the strength to face the days ahead.

James instructs us to count it all joy (James 1:2) when our faith is tested. Why? Because the testing of our faith produces patience. And when patience’s work is complete we will lack nothing.

So, bask in His love, rest in His grace, and power up with His joy!

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the posts I’ve shared. I did!

Finally, I am talking about the comparison corner on Seriously Write today. Woohoo! If you ever compare yourself with others come by and visit me. I would love to see you there! Click here.

Reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Read Me – Reading Is My Super Power
Nana’s Gift and The Red Geranium by Janette Oke – Prismatic Prospects
Pegg Thomas Tells a Horse Tale – Linda W. Yezak
Beyond Justice (Cara Putman) – Review – Fiction Aficionado

Writing

White Space – Wordserve Water Cooler
How to Use a Writer’s Intuition to Strike Creative Gold – Writers In the Storm
Five Lessons from the Road to Publication – The Steve Laube Agency
Tips to Make Your 15-Minute Appointments a Success – Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

Inspirational

When I Am Afraid – Betty Thomason Owens
Faith – Wordsmith’s Desk
Monday Morning Gratitudes – Sunnybank Secrets
Finding Easter – Stacey Thureen

Foodie

Gail’s Lamingtons – Cook and Enjoy Recipes
Fruit Pizza – Sugar Creek Hollow
Chicken Salad Sandwiches – Life in the Lofthouse
Concerned About Aging Well? Eat These Foods – New Creations Ministries

Music