Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Fear of Failure ~ Covered by God's Grace

Today was just plain rough.

Everything I attempted to do was challenged by anxiety, mistakes, and fear of failure.

I started my day by oversleeping. This resulted in my husband and children lacking the lovingly packed lunches I normally provide. Failure number one.

Arriving at work, I found that the failure of other people to effectively complete their jobs caused me so much anxiety! I allowed that anxiety to overtake my peace of mind, and made stupid mistakes for the first two hours on the job. Failure number two.

I finally found the time for a very short break, and took that time to pray for God's grace to come into my heart and mind, so that He could banish the anxiety lurking behind every thought and action. I sang along with the song "Grace Got You" by Mercy Me.

Check out "Grace Got You" by Mercy Me.

This allowed my nerves to subside, and for me to begin again, avoiding the anxiety that had crippled my very capable and professional work throughout the morning.

As I continued to work, the anxiety kept trying to get back in, and ruin my day.

I prayed even more!

I am so thankful for God's Grace and forgiveness.

My mistakes, and the anxiety, do NOT define who I am, nor how effectively I do my job and care for my family!

I worked the rest of the day, and ran my children to their activities, provided dinner for the family, and managed to do laundry before relaxing in the bath! That anxiety, doubt, and fear of failure kept getting to creep in my heart and mind.

All the while I prayed, remembering what Mercy Me sings:
"So next time when you feel blue
Don't let that smile leave you
Why? 'Cause you have every reason just to

Sing, so the back row hears you
Glide, 'cause walking just won't do
Dance, you don't have to know how to
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Laugh, 'til your whole side's hurting
Smile like you just got away with something
Why? 'Cause you just got away with something
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Ever since, ever since grace got you
Grace got you!"

If you don't know God's Grace, it is yours! Please pray with me, when you're ready!

Dear Lord,
I know I'm not perfect. The weight of this world, and the anxiety it brings, make me feel less than worthy of Your love and grace. I feel like a failure. Without Your grace, I would be a failure. I pray for Grace, Love, and Your Forgiveness Lord, to enter my heart. In Jesus' Name. Amen

"Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me."
Romans 3:20-24

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

FREE Money - Swagbucks Shop SWAGO

Did you know you can earn FREE money just from searching the web?!

Swagbucks is a great search engine - and I have earned hundreds of dollars from Searching and Rewards from buying things I buy anyway!

Swagbucks is offering a Shop SWAGO game - where you can earn easy, free gift cards just by visiting your favorite stores online!



Still recovering from all of your holiday shopping? The online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save when you spend.

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started! Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern): Go to the Swag page and make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete. You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely. Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value - up to 300 SB - enough for your first $3 gift card. Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely. The game ends Friday, January 26th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus. Also, if you sign up through me this month, you'll get a $10 rebate when you make your first purchase via Swagbucks Shopping! You can activate it in the "Swag Ups" area of "My Account"

Thursday, November 3, 2016

National Sandwich Day ~ FREE Subway + Donation to Feeding America



National Sandwich Day
is Thursday, November 3, 2016!!

Subway has partnered with Feeding America to give a FREE Sub to anyone who purchases a sub and a drink.
PLUS, Subway will DONATE A MEAL to Feeding America for every sub purchased!!

Celebrate National Sandwich Day at Subway, give your FREE sub to someone to brighten their day, and donate to Feeding America all in one act!!

Happy National Sandwich Day!