Happy

Hello friends—

Yesterday was the first official date of Fall. A dear friend shared a beautiful quote from, “Abbey of the Arts” with me and I want to pass it onto you.

“The autumn equinox is a time when the sun rests above the equator, and day and night are divided equally. It heralds a season filled with change, celebrates the harvest, and ushers in the brilliant beauty of death. Autumn is a season of transition, of continual movement.” —Christine Valters Paintner

At the end, the writer asks the following: “In this season of change, what changes are you being called to make? Where are the thresholds you are being called to move towards?”

Today is my mom’s birthday! She would have been 74, she is in Heaven and I know she’s with God! It’s been eight years since I last saw her, spoke with you, or felt her embrace. I miss her every single day and my grief is ever changing and I’m ok with that. Although my moms physical presence is gone, I have continued to grow and learn from her because of her character. Family was the most important thing to her, she loved deeply, cared with compassion and stood on her principles always. She was resilient, stubborn, supportive, independent and strong. I continue to strife to be the daughter, she dreamed I would grow up to be. I have embraced who she was and accepted who I am; a beautiful concoction of everything good and pure from both of my parents. Today, if you still have your mom or someone who has been like a mother/mom to you, say “thank you” & “I love you” to them today. I am sad that I cannot enjoy a mother/daughter friendship as adults, but also extremely proud and blessed that God gave me my mom for as long as it was possible. I think of her and smile often. Thoughts of her are HAPPY ones. Thank you for sharing this special day with me. I heard the song posted below yesterday on the radio and it made me think of the times I spent with my mom and brother when, I was very young. I giggled at the images dancing in my head, remembering making up songs and singing them. Running and playing in the yard, mom taking us on fishing trips and letting us keep the ones we caught no matter the size. She was a terrific mom and she loved us with all she had.

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below.

References:

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

https://mailchi.mp/abbeyofthearts/daily-nourishment-from-abbey-of-the-arts-may2-2229920?e=128ba1455f

https://www.biblegateway.com/

Love Is Never The Same Way Twice

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

🧡YOU ARE LOVED🙏🏻

Photo: Indianapolis International Airport

Hello Friends—

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Labor Day Holiday Weekend! 🇺🇸❤️🤍💙

Recently, I have taken a renewed interest in poetry. I have been reading through some of Alfred Lord Tennyson and Lord George Gordon Byron. I have enjoyed reading their work and often find myself drawn into a mental picture of their brilliance in writing or the subject of their inspired work. Being in love, receiving love and giving love are all uniquely beautiful.

The falling in love, is much different than being loved. And, staying in love is not a task for the weak of heart. If only when we fall in love, we would remember all those feelings and emotions that race through our bodies…mind, body and soul, so we would not forget them.

I remember a specific kiss, a first kiss and I experienced, a moment of pure joy. It was exciting and freeing, to say the least. It was a moment of clarity, I had never felt before. What followed was not the living paradise I had imagined, all the same I am still thankful for the experience. I wrote a poem a few years after my experience, as the memory still holds clarity, no matter the outcome.

A Kiss Is Still A Kiss©️

The innocence of it all
The reaction, still a mystery
Was it shock. Was it delight?

It was sweeter than I ever could have imagined
One small request
One summer night.

If I close my eyes
I can almost feel the moment
You and me
…one red Dodge pick up truck
…one empty fair ground.

That kiss – just a kiss
But, oh what a kiss
It opened my life to a whole new world.

Since that summer night
My life, it has never been the same
Filled with much happiness mixed with some sadness

I often wonder about where my life would be
If not for that kiss

I will never know
…my hope, is no n matter what, it all matters and I wish for happiness.

I will never regret my answer to the question

I will always be thankful for the experience
Yet, somewhat saddened by my limitations.

That kiss, though it was spectacular
Possibly mystical
However, in the end , it was just a kiss
But, oh what a kiss.

A kiss is still a kiss.

~C.A.Robinson©️
June 25, 1994

Updated: September 9th, 2020©️

Photo Credit: Me 🙂

I must say, my life has experienced other loves and losses but as Lord George Gordon Byron eloquently writes, “The heart will break, but broken live on.”

The heart is a miraculous organ that God gave each of us. It can bare equal parts joy and sorrow while maintaining all functions of supplying life to our bodies.

Heart Facts:

(HealthDayNews) — Though it weighs less than a pound, the human heart provides enough energy in an hour to lift a one-ton, medium-size car one yard off the ground. Jan 26, 2004

While you’re probably familiar with a few heart-healthy tips, there are some fun facts about the heart that you may not know. The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult. Your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day. Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. *See references below for a list of 24 fun facts about the heart.

Facts About Love That Will Make Your Heart Smile

Falling in love is like being on drugs.

Hugging your partner is an instant stress reliever.

A happy heart is a healthy heart.

Couples’ heartbeats synchronize.

It’s chemically addictive.

Cuddling is good for you.

It eases chronic pain. *See reference below for full article of “Facts About Love That Will Make Your Heart Smile”

Friends—we all have stories and a past, be thankful for the experiences, learn from them, keep moving forward. Trust in God, He knows you and above all He LOVES YOU ALWAYS! Below is a song I heard for the first time today, he touched my heart and I pray it does yours too.

Remember, God loves you!! He will never leave you!! His mercies are new every morning. I know that life is difficult these days due to COVID-19 and social unrest, remember God is our firm foundation. Please know that you are loved and that you make a difference in the world. 🌎🌏🌍

Until next time…🔆🌻🍁🌾🍂🙏🏻

Share love…🤎🤍🖤💜💙💚💛🧡❤️💝💖

Be good to yourself…😊🤪😍😷💤😴💫

Be kind to one another…🌻🌸🌼🌺🌹💐🌷

Please practice healthy social distancing along with good health and hygiene habits! May God’s Blessings be abundant to you today! Amen. 

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

https://www.biblegateway.com/

*Original Post of “A Kiss Is Still A Kiss” https://charlotteannrobinson.com/2015/11/20/the-kiss/

https://www.healthline.com/health/fun-facts-about-the-heart

30 Facts About Love That Will Make Your Heart Smile

My Humanity at Risk

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Dear friends —

My day started off with a child pointing his two hands/fingers at me clasps together forming a make-believe gun and him saying “pow-pow!” I found no humor in this and honestly, for only a millisecond did I even see him as a child. A part of me felt violated and attacked. I thought about this after I got into my car to go to work…I found myself mulling over my childhood. My brother and I played with toy guns as children. I was raised to respect guns and that real guns are not to be played with. Guns were never locked and we knew not to get them unless it was needed. I remember once I used a shotgun to kill a snake in our woodshed, completely acceptable by my parents as they had taught me gun safety. Once I killed the snake, I put the gun away and that was it. Should I now question this(?). My answer is NO! My parents taught me many things in addition to gun safety, such as respecting others and the property of others, be kind and always do more than expected. So I’m good with my childhood. I’m thankful that I am not raising children in today’s culture. I pray that there will be an end to all the violence going on in the world.

Then, as I returned home from work and drive up to my building I see that none of the outside lights/lamps were on. I was angry, I fired off an email to the leasing office and explained my deep frustration with the situation as this was not the first time this has recently happened. And, wouldn’t you know it…as soon as I hit the send button, the building lights come on! Now I’m mad that I sent a scathing email and now it doesn’t matter. Once I was settled in at home I was feeling more and more guilty that I let myself get so upset, so I called to leave a message, apologizing for the email and to my surprise an actual person answers the phone. Apparently, we have a messaging center now instead of voicemail. The young man that answered was very nice and stated he understood my uneasiness with the darkness. He said he was pass along my message and thanked me for calling.

After all this, I reminded myself to pause and B-R-E-A-T-H-E as a dear friend often tells me to do. Today, I failed to be the person God has called me to be. The good news is I can go to God and ask for forgiveness. We are all broken and are in need of a Savior, some days I’m less broken and for those days I am truly thankful. I may not have been my best today but I have learned, rather (re) learned the art of B-R-E-A-T-H-E. I am settling in for a good nights sleep 💤😴and I’m praying for a better day tomorrow.

If you’ve ever had a day that you question yourself and your actions, go to God with it. Trust me, He will be there for you and He cares for you, He loves you! 💜

May I suggest reading all Ecclesiastes 7, it is noted as, “A Disillusioned View of Life.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Ecclesiastes%207:1-29&version=NRSV

Friends, thank you for your support and your prayers, Blessings to you this day! 💛🙏🏻🌻

Until next time…🔆💙🌻🌈💛

Share love…💝💖🤎🤍🖤💜💙💚💛🧡❤️

Be good to yourself…😴 💤💫💐🎉

Be kind to one another…🌸👋🤗🌷🙏🏻

Please practice healthy social distancing along with good health and hygiene habits! May God’s Blessings be abundant to you today! Amen.

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

https://www.biblegateway.com/

It’s All About the Rising, Not the Falling

*Photo: Sunset at Indianapolis International Airport

🌻Tuesday, September 1st, 2020🌻

Hello my friends—- Happy September! Wishing you all health & happiness!

The Bible verse above was part of my devotion for today. It made me think of two narratives, the first is our our ability to choose to rise after we have fallen. The second, and the most important is God love for us has absolutely nothing to do with our abilities. The Bible, especially the Book of Proverbs gives us multiple verses on how we should live our lives. It provides many basic “common sense” statements and stories. In fact, Merriam-Webster defines “Proverbs” as a collection of moral sayings and counsels forming a book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures.


Matthew Henry’s Commentary

This is spoken, not so much by way of counsel to wicked men (they will not receive instruction, Prov. 23:9), but rather in defiance of them, for the encouragement of good people that are threatened by them. See here, 1. The designs of the wicked against the righteous, and the success they promise themselves in those designs. The plot is laid deeply: They lay wait against the dwelling of the righteous, thinking to charge some iniquity upon it, or compass dome design against it; they lie in wait at the door, to catch him when he stirs out, as David’s persecutors, Ps. 59:1 title. The hope is raised high; they doubt not but to spoil his dwelling-placebecause he is weak and cannot support it, because his condition is low and distressed, and he is almost down already. All this is a fruit of the old enmity in the seed of the serpent against the seed of the woman. The blood-thirsty hate the upright. 2. The folly and frustration of these designs (1.) The righteous man, whose ruin was expected, recovers himself. He falls seven times into trouble, but, by the blessing of God upon his wisdom and integrity, he rises again, sees through his troubles and sees better times after them. The just man falls, sometimes falls seven times perhaps, into sin, sins of infirmity, through the surprise of temptation; but he rises again by repentance, finds mercy with God, and regains his peace. (2.) The wicked man, who expected to see his ruin and to help it forward, is undone. He falls into mischief; his sins and his troubles are his utter destruction.

—Psalm 37:23-24—

“Our steps are made firm by the Lord, when he delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds us by the hand.”

—Psalm 145:14—

“The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.”

—Psalm 118:13-14—

“I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.”

—Jeremiah 8:4—

“You shall say to them, Thus says the Lord: When people fall, do they not get up again? If they go astray, do they not turn back?”

—Ecclesiastes 4:9-12—

*The Value of a Friend*

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Again, if two lie together, they keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Remember, God loves you!! He will never leave you!! His mercies are new every morning. I know that life is difficult these days due to COVID-19 and social unrest, remember God is our firm foundation. Please know that you are loved and that you make a difference in the world. 😉

Go in peace my dear friends! 💛🌻🔆

Until next time…💙🙏🏻😊

Be good to yourself! 🎉💤💫🌈✨

Be kind to one another! 💐🌼🌷🌻🌸

Share LOVE! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎💝💖

Please practice healthy social distancing along with good health and hygiene habits! May God’s Blessings be abundant to you today! Amen. 

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

https://www.biblegateway.com/

A Bit of Wisdom by C.S.Lewis and Lord George Gordon Byron

Monday, August 31st, 2020

—C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength (The Space Trilogy, #3) *Photo Sunset at Indianapolis International Airport

In my post today I am going to share a quote and a poem. I am not going to share my personal commentary regarding them. My wish is for you, the reader to seek to find your own insights. Just as with the current climate within the United States, we each must uncover our own truths. God created each of us with the ability to understand truth and a conscience to know what is right and what is wrong. I encourage everyone to take a long look at themselves in a mirror, do you like what you see (?). The Bible tells each of us how we should act, talk and treat one another. It really is as easy as following two rules/commandments…

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” -Matthew 22:36-40

“Life is made up of a collection of moments that are not ours to keep. The pain we encounter throughout our days spent on this earth comes from the illusion that some moments can be held onto. Clinging to people and experiences that were never ours in the first place is what causes us to miss out on the beauty of the miracle that is the now. All of this is yours, yet none of it is. How could it be? Look around you. Everything is fleeting.

To love and let go, love and let go, love and let go…it’s the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime.”

—Rachel Brathen (Yoga Girl; Love and Let Go, A Memoir of Love, Loss and Gratitude)

“There’s not a joy” by Lord George Gordon Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788 – 1824)

*Also known as “Youth and Age”

There’s not a joy the world can give like that it takes away

When the glow of early thought declines in feeling’s dull decay;

‘Tis not on youth’s smooth cheek the blush alone, which fades so fast,

But the tender bloom of heart is gone, ere youth itself be past.

Then the few whose spirits float above the wreck of happiness

Are driven o’er the shoals of guilt, or ocean of excess:

The magnet of their course is gone, or only points in vain

The shore to which their shiver’d sail shall never stretch again.

Then the mortal coldness of the soul like death itself comes down;

It cannot feel for others’ woes, it dare not dream its own;

That heavy chill has frozen o’er the fountain of our tears,

And though the eye may sparkle still, ’tis where the ice appears.

Though wit may flash from fluent lips, and mirth distract the breast,

Through midnight hours that yield no more their former hope of rest,

‘Tis but as ivy-leaves around the ruin’d turret wreathe,

All green and wildly fresh without, but worn and gray beneath.

Oh could I feel as I have felt, or be what I have been,

Or weep as I could once have wept o’er many a vanish’d scene;

As springs in deserts found seem sweet, all brackish though they be,

So midst the wither’d waste of life those tears would flow to me!

“Fare thee well, and if for ever
Still for ever fare thee well.”

—Lord George Gordon Byron—

“May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

—1 Thessalonians 5:23—

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.”


—2 Thessalonians 3:16—

Until next time…🌻💙🔆🙏🏻💛

Be good to yourself! 

Be kind to one another! 

Share LOVE! 

Please practice healthy social distancing along with good health and hygiene habits! May God’s Blessings be abundant to you today! Amen. 

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

https://www.biblegateway.com/

Dear Weary Soul

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Today’s verse…I read this as I was still in bed at 2pm. I am weary. I am weary of the world I see crumbing before my eyes. I’m weary of the lies being told to gain votes. I am weary of the constant fears being populated by media outlets for viewership. I am weary that the country I love is dying. I am weary that God is mocked and slandered. I am weary and tired, so very tired.

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

—Matthew 11:28—

I am thankful my mother and grandparents are in their eternal home and in the arms of Jesus. I am thankful that Jesus loves me and His Grace is free and His Love unconditional. I am thankful I was raised by loving parents who did not spare the rod and taught me Christian values. I am thankful for my Christian education both high school and college.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

—Colossians 3:17—

I am blessed to serve the risen Savior. I am blessed for new mercies each day. I am blessed to be “schooled” by the Master. I am blessed to have known sorrow and the depths of inconsolable grief. I am blessed to know the difference between winning and learning. I am blessed to continue to know that loss is not the same as losing.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”


—Matthew 5:4—

I know I was created by the Father of All things. I know I was created on purpose. I know I was created with a plan. I know I was created not merely made. I know I am loved because I know I belong to the Almighty God, Yahweh, Jehovah, the Alpha and the Omega.

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”


—Jeremiah 29:11—

I know God is Real, He walks with me. He talks with me. He inspires me. He listens to me. He comforts me. He sustains me. He forgives me. He chases me. He never leaves me.

“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

—Joshua 1:9b—-

—The End©️

August 26, 2020

3:13pm

Charlotte Ann Robinson ©️

Until next time…🌻💙🔆🙏🏻

Be good to yourself!

Be kind to one another!

Share LOVE!

Please practice healthy social distancing along with good health and hygiene habits! May God’s Blessings be abundant to you today! Amen.

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

https://www.biblegateway.com/

A Bit of Wisdom by C.S.Lewis

Friday, August 21, 2020

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

Below is a poem I wrote a few years ago, God is always Good!

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.” ~Selah
—Psalm 46:1-3—

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.”
—Proverbs 18:10—

“…and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
—Nehemiah 8:10b—-

Heart and Soul


Cold and scared, where will I find refuge

Bleeding within myself, beaten, battered and bruised

Will I see the Light, will I ever feel again

My chest aches from the burdens I’ve placed upon myself, as if I’m carrying the world

My tears offer no release, I’m chained twisted and torn

I want to scream but who will hear my cries

God are you there, I need to know-am I worthy

I’ve never been this lost before, where is home

I feel so full of emptiness, why does my heart ache

My heart is a battlefield covered in darkness,

Will my sorrows continue, what more will come

I am an infant crying that cannot be comforted, nothing to soothe my cries

I am the tree on a lonely plain, no shelter-no leaves

I’m the single blade of grass, stubborn and growing on a concrete yard

How did I get here , who am I, why does it matter

When did I know, what purpose do I have

Talk to me, I am searching, is that my purpose

Crawling and scratching, where am I going

Is it possible to be true to you and to me, simultaneously

God, please show me the way home…

~C.A.Robinson ©️
March 26, 2013
2:53am *Updated 08/21/2020

“Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.”
—Proverbs 23:18—

Until next time…🌻🙏🏻💛

Be good to yourself! Be kind to one another! Share LOVE! Please practice healthy social distancing along with good health and hygiene habits! May God’s Blessings be abundant to you today! Amen. 

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

https://www.biblegateway.com/

A Bit of Wisdom by C.S.Lewis

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

“There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there is never more than one.”

—C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength (The Space Trilogy, #3)

Friends—

Life can be very confusing and overwhelming at times. It has seemed to be extra crazy, at least to me these past several months. Life as I knew it ceased to be since COVID-19. I find myself more uneasy with regard to my daily life and the activities I enjoy. I am easily frustrated by the behaviors of others when I suppose, I should be concerned with my own. I try to follow the rules and do my part for my own health and safety as well as others around me. I don’t know what the future holds, the truth is God is the only one who does. As I was thinking of this post and examining my feeling and emotions, all of a sudden the answer was clear. God. God is always the answer! He holds the entire universe in His hand. But more than that, He holds me! He holds YOU as well. Why is it that when things are tough, difficult and seemingly out of control…we think we can fix it(?). God never intended for any of us to do life alone. No matter the question, God is the answer. Take time to talk with God today, He is always available.

https://godshotspot.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/horoscopes/

God tells us, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” —Genesis 1:1

The Apostle John writes, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” —John 1:1-5

Jesus tells us, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
—Revelation 22:13

Until next time…🔆💛🌻🙏🏻

Be good to yourself! Be kind to one another! Share LOVE! Please practice healthy social distancing along with good health and hygiene habits! May God’s Blessings be abundant to you today! Amen.

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

https://www.biblegateway.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/

Saying “Thank You”

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Hello friends—

I wanted to share with you how my Sunday morning started out…

I open my front door to go to work and I found a package had been delivered. I was pleasantly surprised! A friend had told me that I would be receiving a gift from her for my birthday! As soon as I got into my car I opened the box and found a beautiful DEMDACO Willow Tree figure called, “Thank you.” I am so blessed!

My friend, Margaret sent this beautiful figure to me! I will treasure it. I have been reminiscing about when and where we met, when our friendship began and all the great memories we have shared over the years. Margaret is a beautiful woman inside and out, she has a wonderful husband and three amazing children. Margaret, may God continue to bless you and your family and our friendship.

WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START MY BIRTHDAY WEEK! 🎂🎈🎉🎁🧁🍾🌻💚

I also decided to “try” to write a poem for my friend to express my feelings. I hope you like it.

Birth of a Friendship

It began in the fall of 1982…

I began something totally new.

In unfamiliar surroundings

I navigated around new things.

It is true that acts of kindness

Multiply the love within us.

Give when given the chance

Always plan in advance.

Darkness has no place

When light is in the space.

Trusting in God’s plan

Joy abides in your lifespan.

Margaret, thank you for your friendship through the years. I am blessed to call you “friend!”

~C.A.Robinson ©️

July 27, 2020

12:32am

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

The Value of a Friend

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.”

Proverbs 18:24

“Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin.”

Until next time…🌻💛🙏🏻

Be good to yourself! Be kind to one another! Share LOVE! Please practice healthy social distancing along with good health and hygiene habits! 😷 May God Bless You in a special way today. Amen. 🙏🏻❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎💗🔆🌻

~Peace~ ειρήνη~Charlotte 🌻🙏🏻☀️

ειρήνη– “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below. 

References:

https://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm

https://www.biblegateway.com/

https://www.demdaco.com/

https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/friendship-bible-verses/

A Prayer for Friendship

Lord Jesus, Thank you for giving me such a vibrant community of friends to do life with. I praise you for the people you have blessed me with, the ones who have come alongside me to love, encourage, support, and uplift me through all the twists and turns of life. I’m so grateful that I do not have to go through life alone, but that you have shown me examples of your love through my dear friends.

I pray that you would be present in my friendships, that you would be drawing us together in deeper community with one another toward greater unity with you. I pray that you would help heal any places of brokenness or discord in my friendships, and that you would restore any friendships that have fallen apart.

Like your Word says in Colossians 3:12-13, may I clothe myself in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. May I be patient with my friends, and may I forgive freely like you have forgiven me. May I shine your light in my friendships, giving glory to you through all that I do, say, and think. Thank you for my friends, Jesus. Thank you for the ways they build me up and remind me of your goodness and faithfulness. In your name I pray, Amen.