My Favorite Bible Scripture

But I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.
Philippians 3: 13, NLT

This Bible Scripture above is my favorite because it encourages me to forget what happened in my past, including past mistakes, failures, memories, bad actions, wrong choices, etc. The past is past. I can’t change my past. I can’t put my focus on what happened in the past; I can’t erase it. It’s done. If I continue to focus on my past, I will miss what’s ahead of me. I am going to crash. Also, I can’t have my past distract me from moving forward. I must put it behind me. Forget about it. Also, it encourages me to look ahead, which are new opportunities, new beginnings, new relationships, new connections, etc. focusing on now, working and fulfilling my goals, and continuing to improve. Keep moving forward and looking towards the future.

What is your favorite Bible Scripture?

Keep moving forward,

Robin

My Two Favorite Bible Translations

1. The Amplified Translation

I was introduced to the amplified translation by Bible gateway. When I read a Scripture in this translation, I was like, wow, I like this. I love this translation because it’s simple to read, and I can readily grasp what the scriptures are saying; for instance, you shall love your neighbor as yourself [ that means unselfishly seeking the best or higher good for others]. Matthew 23: 39 AMP. I currently use the amplified translation in my Bible app on my phone and tablet.

2. The Message Bible Translation

I was introduced to the message translation at my former church bookstore. While reading the scriptures in this translation, I got excited because it spoke in a language I say—the everyday language. I can read and understand it easily. I have used the message translation multiple times in my Bible app on my phone and tablets. I carry the paper message Bible to church on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Both of these translations should be available in your Bible app, and you can purchase a paper Bible in these excellent translations at your local bookstore, Christian bookstore, or Amazon. Please share with me in the comments section below your favorite Bible translation and why?

Keep moving forward,

Robin

The Clock of Life

(Clock, n.d).

The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop at a late or early hour. Today, only is our own. So, live, love and toil with a will; place no faith in tomorrow, for the clock may be still. (Smith, n. d.).

The clock of life indicates the time in our lives. The clock of life is invisible. Only the Lord sees the clock in our lives, not us. Also, the clock of life works by the Lord, not us. The clock of life works only one time. We can’t go back and wound it up multiple times, and we don’t have the control to tell when the clock will stop at an early or late hour. Today is all we have. It’s the only thing we own. So, what do we do with today? Live, love, and work hard with great enthusiasm and energy. Enjoy it to the fullest. Don’t put faith into tomorrow because it is not guaranteed; that the clock may stop.

Keep moving forward,

Robin

References  

Clock [Picture]. (n.d.). https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/pluttis-wall-clock-black-60511833/.

Smith, R.H. (n.d.). The Clock of Life. https://www.pinterest.com

Funny Editor 

Funny Editor is a website with various good, clean, and funny jokes. I found out about this website when I receive their jokes in my email. I don’t recall signing up for the jokes to be sent to my email. I looked through the jokes; I didn’t fall out laughing, but the jokes had me giggling and chuckling.

I shared the jokes with my Facebook and Twitter audience, my NSCS family, and the audience at Genuine Hearts. There were no negative comments about the jokes from the audience. On the website, you can choose from various categories to find jokes to laugh at, such as music, professional, science, holiday, political, etc. In addition, you can submit your own joke and request that the jokes be sent to your email.

Funny editor is a fantastic website where you can go to laugh, utilize the jokes in your comedy act, and share them with those who could use a laugh. This website doesn’t have any Christian faith-based elements to it. You feel inspired to laugh. It’s healthy for your spirit to laugh. The best medicine is a good laugh. The Bible states as much. To learn more about the funny editor, click on this link. https://www.funnyeditor.com.

Share a joke you’ve heard in the comments area below. Please keep it clean.

Keep moving forward, 

Robin 

Worship 24/7 

Worship 24/7 is a Christian music radio station that broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Christian worship music. In December of 2020, I learned about this radio station on Twitter. I enjoy listening to worship 24/7 because it allows me to begin my day with the Lord. In the mornings, I play worship 24/7.

While listening to worship 24/7, you won’t hear any commercials, no small talk. Instead, you will listen to all worship music, statements such as you were made to worship 24/7, worship is a lifestyle, etc. In addition, you will listen to various hosts sharing words of encouragement.

When you have the opportunity to listen to worship 24/7 and enjoy what you’re hearing, you may donate to worship 24/7 to help them stay on the air. You can listen to worship 24/7 on the worship 24/7 app or the website. Click on the link to learn more about worship 24/7. https://worship247.com/

Keep moving forward,

Robin

Keep Moving Forward

My favorite quote is “Keep Moving Forward,” I love this quote because it motivates me to keep moving forward no matter what comes my way. Nothing or no one will be able to stop me. No matter how difficult things get, I must keep moving forward. As long I am alive, I will keep moving forward. I am getting closer to my goals as long as I keep moving forward and not let the outside noise distract me.

Tell me in the comments section below your favorite quote and why you love it so?

Keep moving forward,

Robin

Every day is a fantastic day to be above ground.

The above quotation is one of my favorites because it reminds us that we are alive and able to see each new day that the Lord has created with new mercies that he has bestowed upon us. It encourages us to savor every day of our lives. What happened to us that day? We are still alive (Every day above ground is a good day” quote, 2021). We are able to do things such as eat, love, work, pray, think, have fun, play, laugh, cry, talk, listen, cook, create, encourage, dance, etc. We also go through the ups and downs of life. Our bodies are working in excellent condition, we are in our right mind, doing for ourselves, we have the activity of our limbs and are in great health. We are enjoying the company of our families, friends, co-workers, church members, neighbors, sorority sisters, fraternity brothers, etc. All of this is part of being and feeling alive, enjoying life. But unfortunately, when we are dead, we can’t experience any of this. As we continue to live life on this earth, we ought to be thankful to still be above ground because numerous people did not get the opportunity to be above ground, but we do; that is something to praise God about. Every day is a fantastic day; to be above ground is a blessing for us, and we shouldn’t take it for granted.

I hope this blog post encourages you to appreciate that you are alive.

Keep moving forward, 

Robin 

Reference

”Every day above ground is a good day” quote (2021, May 3).  Retrieved from https://fornob.com/every-day-above-ground-is-a-good-day-explain-quote/ ‘  

The bridge of life. 

Main Street Bridge, Jacksonville, FL - Buy Photo Print
(Main Street bridge, 2021)

Great afternoon: I hope you are all doing fantastic this afternoon.

Don’t burn the bridge of life because you don’t know who you’ll need to cross over to. There will be dark periods in our lives when the bridge of life must remain intact for someone to cross over and be a shining light for us. This is why keeping the bridge of life intact and connected is so important.

Two things that you can do to keep the bridge of life intact.

  1. Stop holding grudges.

It is not acceptable to hold grudges. Stop carrying grudges because it will give you peace of mind and move on from the circumstance. The less you retain grudges, the more you will be able to keep the bridge of life together. So let go of that resentment; it’s not worth holding on to it.

2. Keep a kind and respectful attitude.

Maintain a kind and respectful attitude toward everyone, including your family and friends. Even if they do not show the same attitude back to you, the more you have this particular attitude, the longer the bridge will last.

For your own sake, keep the bridge of life intact.

Keep moving forward, 

Robin 

Reference 
The Main Street bridge [Picture]. (2021, April 8). https://thecoastal.com/culture/seven-bridges-jacksonville/

Affirmations 

Great afternoon, happy new year. I hope you are having a wonderful afternoon. Affirmations are one of my favorite things to say. Here’s how to define affirmation. Affirmation is a declaration or indication that is something is true (Affirmation, n. d). When Pastor D told us to recite an affirmation during Sunday School, I started doing so. I have been speaking affirmations every morning after my devotion time since then. Confidence, believing in myself, understanding who I am, believing what God says about me, and not believing what the world says about me are some of the benefits I gain from speaking affirmations. 

When you speak affirmations, you state something true about yourself, believe in yourself, and encourage yourself. You have to keep yourself optimistic, inspired, and encouraged in a world that likes to throw shade, negativity, and discouragement at you. Start speaking affirmations and continue to repeat the affirmations until you believe them, and they become a part of you. Once you have done that, you won’t care about what the rest of the world thinks of you. You can find many affirmations online. Here is one to get you started. 

I am successful (Bokhari, 2020).
I am confident (Bokhari, 2020). 
I am powerful (Bokhari, 2020).
I am strong (Bokhari, 2020). 
I am getting better and better every day (Bokhari, 2020). 

To read the rest of the affirmations, click the 2nd link below. I hope this blog post encourages you to start saying affirmations. Tell me in the comments below about an affirmation that you have been saying that has inspired you. Like and share this blog post. 

Have a fantastic day, 

Robin 

References 

Affirmation. (n.d.). Cambridge Dictionary | English Dictionary, Translations & Thesaurus. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/affirmation

Bokhari, D. (2020, April 30). 50 self-affirmations to help you stay motivated every day. US Oral Surgery Management. https://www.usosm.com/employee/50-self-affirmations-to-help-you-stay-motivated-every-day/ 

A quote for the New Year 

Great morning, I hope you all are doing fantastic this morning. Are you ready for the New Year? I want to share this quote to get you thinking about the old year and the new year. 

” Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

To read more quotes for the new year, go to the link below. I hope you enjoy reading this quote and encourage you to celebrate the end of the old year and the beginning of the new year.  Have a prosperous new year. 

Robin 

Reference 

70 new year quotes that will inspire a fresh start to the year. Reader’s Digest. https://www.rd.com/list/new-years-quotes/