Prayer Requests

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all been doing well. I’m sorry for the lack of posts on here, but I’m hoping to get something else up soon :)

Today I have a few prayer requests:

1- Please pray for my Step Grandpa. He was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and given 3 months left to live. He’s in a hospice home now. As far as I know, I think he’s been doing fairly well, but just keep him in your prayers.

2- Please pray for my Gramma. She’s going through a lot right now with my Grandpa (mentioned above) dying and her chihuahua, Ladybug got hit by a car and died. Ladybug was like her child and I know she really misses her. My Gramma is also very worn out. So please pray that she would find strength, peace, and comfort.

3- As some of you know, I do a craft fair (I refer to it as Hillside) with my mom twice a year. Well, the Spring craft fair is this Saturday and Sunday and right now, rain is in the forecast. If it rains, we can’t go because all our stuff would get ruined. I’m really worried and I really love doing Hillside, so I’d be very disappointed if we didn’t get to do it this year. So please pray that there will be no rain and no crazy winds on Saturday or Sunday :)

4- My brother, Jordan, is sick right now and has missed two days of work so far. Please keep him in your prayers :)

I think that’s all I need prayer for right now. If you have anything you need prayer for, please don’t hesitate to ask! I’d be happy to pray for you :)

Thanks in advance and have a great day!

~Jaclynn~

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Turn Away From Foolish Disputes

Today, I’m going to give a little friendship advice, and this is all from my own personal experience.

I think most of you know my BFF, Emma. From how we always talk about each other, you’d think that there’s no way we ever really argue, huh? Well, I’ve got news for you – Emma and I have argued/fought many times. Although we hardly ever do now, I honestly can’t remember the last time we did! Usually now it’s just a quick disagreement that’s over within 2 minutes.

So today I’m going to share a little of our history and how we came to settle our little arguing problem :)

When I first met Emma I thought she was annoying and way too crazy (don’t worry, I’ve already told her this XD ). She considered me her friend, I didn’t really. It wasn’t until our moms got together at Applebee’s and brought us along that we really made a connection. I actually had a ton of fun! This happened a few more times and before long, I considered her a friend, and was surprised when she actually became my best friend. Who would have ever thought, right? Opposites attract, it’s a fact 😉

Skipping ahead, Emma and I were talking on the phone all the time, but one night when we were talking about a story we wanted to write together, the home phone started dying, so I had to hang up. I asked my mom if we could text since we were super into our planning and all (I wasn’t allowed to text friends at the time) and my mom agreed. Ever since then, Emma and I have been texting ALL the time. I don’t even know how we have enough to talk about XD

Well, unfortunately, our arguments/fights began when we started texting. I think it’s because we didn’t know how the other was saying something, so we would read it wrong. Plus when you text, it’s so much easier to say something that normally you wouldn’t say in person. We were fighting a lot and one time I got so upset that I was shaking and even started to cry. I’m not going to blame Emma, though, we were both in the wrong. I was frustrated with her, she with me.
Emma and I would talk about our fights now and then, trying to figure out a way to solve it, because we, of course, didn’t enjoy it. We first tried not texting as much. That didn’t work so well. Then we realized, we had to learn to bite our tongues – or – our fingers. We had to train ourselves to really think about what we were about to say. I’d read my texts first and then think, “Well, she might think I’m saying it this way”, or, “No, I shouldn’t say that.” By doing that, I learned what triggered an argument, and what didn’t. Also, adding the laughing emoji at the end of a sentence you’re unsure about is always a good call XD

This really helped us to get along better and I think it was a good thing for both of us to learn. We still get annoyed with each other, that’s just bound to happen in any relationship, but I think we’ve really learned not to let our difference of opinions turn into crazy arguments. :)

I read a verse in my Bible time recently that is perfect for this topic:

“But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.” 2 Timothy 2:23

Our arguments were very foolish. We argued a lot about ridiculous things that didn’t even matter. Sadly, this happens for a lot of people, probably just about everyone. If we all could learn to bite our tongues and to really think before we spoke, we could avoid so many unnecessary arguments. And what a happier world this would be, too…

I really hope this post was encouraging to you! If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you :)

Have a great day!

~Jaclynn~

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And, Again, I Say, Rejoice!

Hi everyone! Today we’re going to take a look at rejoicing.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 it says; “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 

I know that occasionally times get so tough and that it seems like you can’t escape your problems. I know the feeling of just being so depressed and when there are so many problems that it just doesn’t seem like there’s anything to be thankful for or to smile about. We’ve all been there at one time or another, but God’s Word says to “Rejoice always.” It doesn’t say to just rejoice whenever you think of something to be happy for, it says always.
Now this doesn’t mean that you should be happy that you broke your leg or that you failed a test – it just means that even in the hard times, there are still reasons to rejoice. For example, you could rejoice that you didn’t die when you fell and broke your leg. And even though you failed that test, you can rejoice that you have such awesome parents or friends who can help you to study and understand your work better.
And of course, you can always rejoice that you have a Heavenly Father who loves you no matter what and catches you when you fall.

The Word also says to “pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks.” Now, praying without ceasing seems like it would take a lot of practice, and a way to practice is by praying more and more each day. You don’t have to pray only when you’re having your Bible time or when you sit down to eat your food. You can pray any time, any place.
And when you pray, make sure that you aren’t only asking for things. Thank God for what He has given you. Your family, friends, your talents, everything! Everything you have has been given to you by God, so we should be sure to thank Him daily for His blessings:)

I hope this post inspired or encouraged you in some way. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comments section below! I’d be happy to answer any questions you have and to discuss this subject further with you:)

On another note, thank you all SO much for your support on this blog! I am amazed that I already have 23 followers – WOW! Thanks so much!!😀

Have a great rest of your day!

~Jaclynn~

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Welcome, Welcome!

Hi! I’m so glad you’ve come to check out my new blog!😀

I felt that God had put it on my heart to make a Christian blog where I can give advice and help to those who need it and, to be honest, I need this blog myself! I haven’t been the best at growing closer to God and I feel like this blog will help me to do so:)

Make sure to check out my page, “The Mission” where you can learn all about the mission of this blog and how I came to name it “He Rights My Wrongs.”

I certainly hope you come back, comment, and maybe even follow!:)

Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!:)

~Jaclynn~

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