When the Praises Won’t Come

There are days when the burden is so heavy that I have no strength to praise the Lord.

Just holding my head up and making it through the day is exhausting.

I want to thank the Lord for His goodness and praise Him for his mercy and lovingkindness…

…but I am just t-i-r-e-d.

Those are the days that I am so grateful for the Psalms.

David wrote down his praises and I can just read and enjoy them, and let them echo in my heart and mind as I survive the hard days.

God has also given us great Christian music – psalms, hymns and spiritual songs – that will sing through our soul on the days we can’t find our own songs of worship and praise.

Music that honors God keeps our focus on Him. It stops our sinful, selfish and sad thoughts and reminds us of the truths in God’s Word. It lifts our spirits and puts a little tune in our heart.

So…on the days when your praises won’t come, just borrow someone else’s. πŸ™‚

This song of praise always blesses me. I hope you enjoy it too.

In Him,

Alesha Kay

How I Deal with Sinus Congestion

Do you deal with vertigo? Chronic sinus issues? Congestion? Allergies?

Yeah…me too. And we all 3 have summer colds right now. Ugh.

I wanted to share what I do that actually HELPS. Along with oils, I do these 2 massages.

It keeps me from feeling like I’m headed down Alice’s rabbit hole!

2. https://youtu.be/vAs9uFYvcrk

I do them in order, #1 then #2.Β  I also take OTC cough/congestion meds EVERY day. Yep, every day. Sometimes multiple doses, some days only at bedtime.

It’s something I have to constantly monitor.

But these massages help.

Just wanted you to know, in case you need them too.

In Him,
Alesha Kay

How You Can Pray for Me This Week

If you’ve known me for any length of time at all, you know I love my church and I LOVE my church’s radio station.

This week, on Thursday, we’ll be starting our 3 days of cheerful giving on the radio, Restorathon 2018.

I encourage you to visit our website during those 3 days and listen live to the station between 6 am – 10 pm on Thursday and Friday and 6 am – 12 a.m on Saturday.

It will be an exciting time of Revival on the Radio as we try to restore our budget for another year of broadcasting the Gospel of Jesus Christ in music and preaching on our station.

You can also like our page on Facebook and see all the updates and fun graphics throughout the 3 days. We are doing a Mayberry Restorathon, so the Andy and Barney jokes, skits and graphics will be coming at you faster’n Gomer can say “Shazam!”

Be sure to join us for Restorathon 2018 on March 1-3 for a wonderful time of restoring our budget for the next year. But most importantly please pray for us – for health for the workers, safety for all the equipment, and that we will meet our goal for the year.

Alesha Kay

P.S. I believe you will be able to purchase a Mayberry Restorathon t-shirt on Monday and Tuesday on our website.Β  They are really great shirts this year! You won’t want to miss out on them!

A Book Review – Works of Darkness by V. B. Tenery

I enjoyed this book so much!

I actually read the prequel in a suspense collection, (Keep Me In Suspense), and liked it so much, I went looking for more books by the same author. I found Works of Darkness, the first book in theΒ Matt Foley/Sara Bradford series and I was not disappointed!

It’s a classic “whodunit” with plenty of suspects, intrigue and danger. I just KNEW that I had guessed the killer, but changed my mind several times before the reveal! I’m impressed when an author can fool me.

The male and female leads were strong Christians who were flawed, but faithful to the truth they believed in. They were also involved in their local church and its ministries, which I absolutely loved!

The book is free right now, so hop over to Amazon to get your copy. I’ve just bought the second and third books in the series and can’t wait to get started.

Happy reading!

Alesha

 

Here a Link, There a Link

Oh my goodness, y'all!  I really think Autumn is on its way to Florida.  As I put on Facebook last night, I was able to sit outside yesterday evening without sweating AND without getting mosquito bites!  THAT is wonderful, let me tell you!

My buddy Newton hung out with me for a while out there.  It was nice. πŸ™‚

 

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Here are a few links I think you might find interesting.

I have been reading this book during my devotions, and it has been a real blessing to me!

 

 http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=akconklisxang-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B004QZ9RQI

 

This article – about whether or not Christians should adopt embryos – really surprised me.  I had never even considered the right or wrong of it.  In fact, I didn't even know people were adopting embryos!!!  Is Embryo Adoption Immoral?

 

We receive a magazine called "Israel My Glory".  I find it to be fascinating, relevant, pertinent and sometimes absolutely shocking.  If you would like to read things from a Christian pro-Israel position, this magazine is definitely worth the subscription price.  You can click the above link to check it out.

 

This book has gone on my wish list!  I've always wanted to learn to solder, but the torch and the tanks??? {shudder}  This lady uses the small hand-held torches for her work, which she explains in this book; AND it comes with a DVD!!!  Oh yeah! πŸ™‚

 

 http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=akconklisxang-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=1596685506

 

I like to work my way up to the glorious music of Christmas slowly, limit myself to just one or two cds, until the season gets in full swing, which to my mind begins on November 1!  With that in mind, I have been thoroughly enjoying this cd this week:

 

 http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=akconklisxang-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B005HWUC86

 

For my final link, I'm sharing my Etsy shop with you:  Alesha Kay Jewelry    If you use this coupon code  ITSFALLYALL  you will receive 25% off your entire purchase! πŸ™‚

 

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I pray you have a great day,

Alesha

A Link or Two or Three

I think everyone at our house may – possibly – be recovering from this latest malady – finally!

Isaac actually woke at a normal time yesterday, was happy and noisy most of the day, then slept all night.  He had gotten into the habit of waking up around 3:30 a.m. each morning for the past week or so.  Of course, that played havoc with everyone's sleep patterns.  Last night was much better.

I surprised myself last night and stayed awake until after 1 a.m. reading a book.  I thought since going off all caffeine, I would conk out every night; and so far I have done that, around 11:30 p.m.  But last night I finished one book and started another around 11:00 p.m.  I knew better than to start a new book at that late hour, but…I don't always do what I should do. (heh heh!)

So, yeah, I am blurry-eyed and dragging a bit this morning (but am enjoying the new book!).

Let's see…Oh, I have a few links to share with you:

I watched this movie over the weekend, and enjoyed it very much!

I have set up this page as my home page on the computer, having abandoned this page when it – astonishingly – had not one article about the Chick-fil-A situation that took place a while back. 

I loved the format of the old page, but really – You claims to post all trending articles, but conveniently filter out a hugely controversial national story???  I think somebody is not being very honest!  (I know, why am I surprised?)  At least The Christian Post tells you exactly what you are going to get – Christian news – even in its title.  I can live with that.

Doug baked these cookies over the weekend.  They were so yummy and just the "taste" of fall that we had been craving. 

Of course, now Doug is determined to bake his mom's fabulous pumpkin bread next.  It is honestly the best pumpkin bread we have ever had.  I just love the balance of spices in her bread.  So, I suggested we do the pumpkin bread, but also make the caramel icing from the other recipe!!!  Pumpkin Bread with Caramel Frosting – now doesn't that have a nice autumn "ring" to it??? πŸ˜‰

So, how about a verse for today?  Here's one I read this morning:

 

John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In
the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world."

 

Now, there's a good bit of comfort in those words, when you dwell on them a while.  Are you meditating on a specific verse of Scripture today, or maybe this week? If so, I'd love to hear about it. πŸ™‚

Wishing you a Happy Wednesday,

Alesha