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As I am walking through the process of discovery, how to get my blog listed in search engines, blog directories, and any other thing that will help to direct people to my blog, I've found that I've spent about 4 hours or more just tonight going through this process.

I was getting frustrated at how I was going to make a new post and include the tag RYUM3TYSYA3C so that a certain blog directory could verify that I was indeed the owner of my blog, and I realized that I needed to have a little extra patience.

I've recently been through my second surgery this year and our family has big changes on the horizon and this is one drop of water in the sea of I'm going to let it go and exchange it for the joy of the Lord.

This my friends is my attempt to take my thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ.  I am going to focus on the fact that I am blessed to be able to see with my eyes, type with my fingers, and have a working laptop (which is not always the case) to write my blog entry on.

Today I choose not to let Satan steal my joy over a silly rule from a Blog directory!

2 Corinthians 10:5

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.


  1. I think we all know what the areas are that erode our peace and joy. It seems to be different for each person. It is frustrating for me to realize how easily I allow something to get under my skin and forfeit God's peace for something just isn't worth it. Thank you for the reminder.

  2. You weren't praying for patience were you? :-) It never fails that when I pray for patience, God doesn't give me more patience. He does, however, give me many more opportunities to practice my patience.
    Take care and God Bless,

  3. Linda ~ I'm laughing because boy-oh-boy have I learned that lesson about praying for patience. This time I wasn't....but it could be carry over from a previous prayer. Ha ha...

    I'm learning that this seems to be one of God's preferred ways of teaching: Ask for patience-situations occur that offer you opportunity to be patient and wait on God's perfect timing; Ask for Joy-Circumstances may happen that may seem grim and God gives you opportunity to find and feel His joy right in the middle...and so on and so on....

    Sometimes I would you could just be 'vaccinated' so to speak against things like fear....which is often the stealer of our joy and peace as well as being a contributor to our lack of patience. (If I really felt good (no fear) about the outcome of my situation-I probably wouldn't lose patience with the circumstances) Then we wouldn't have to take so long to learn....

    Alas, God must know that this way of doing things wouldn't work as well, or it would be how He would do it. *wink*


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