God is our Refuge and Strength.... Psalm 46:1

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Dear Friends,

How are you?

Thank God for seeing us through another week. How time flies! It's almost a month has gone by in year 2010!

I am thankful to God for strengthening me day by day. I am still learning to pace myself. My health fluctuates from time to time, and I am learning to rest in our Lord and His grace and strength daily.

Thank God that recently He strengthens me and enable me once again to visit some sick and elderly people who come to my church or who are home-bound. It is always a joy to visit these dear grandpa and grandma, to see their faith in the Lord and to encourage them to continue to look to God. Thank God for giving me the joy of walking with Him and serving Him in little ways like these.

I have also been kept very occupied with some freelance work to earn a living. Been also helping my church with some volunteer work besides caring for my mother.

The Chinese New Year is coming soon in Singapore on the 14th of February. It is the first day of the Chinese Calendar. The Chinese has our own Calendar and New Year. One of my brothers will be coming from overseas to visit my mum and I. So will my sister and her family. I am looking forward to see them again. They are all non-believers. Please pray with me for their salvation. Thank you.

Thank God that He is our Refuge and Strength daily and He has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. No matter what we go through in this life, we can have the blessed assurance of His love and His presence with us. And He in His mercies and faithfulness is working all things for His glory and our good.

I am thankful that through this bipolar disorder illness, God has given me the gift and talent to serve Him whenever I am well or a little manic. I have more energy and are more creative. This blog is one of the result of my manic. I build this blog about 2 years ago when I was recovering from a relapse of severe depression and was becoming a little manic.

Now I am not able to blog as regularly as in time past due to my various commitments. But this blog has been a great blessing to me not only in allowing me to share my journey of walking with our Lord and coping with bipolar disorder and other challenges in my life, but also it has enabled me to help others or their loved ones who are struggling with depression or bipolar disorder. Another great blessing is to get to know so many of you who loves God and are seeking to walk with Him despite whatever afflictions, trials or chronic illness you are going through. Your friendship and prayers have been such blessings to me, and I am learning so much from all of you, especially how to be thankful in everything as we are under the care of such a Great God.

Thank you for stopping by. I took this picture at East Coast Beach, Singapore. These are 2 of my favourite Bible verses. Hope you like it too.


God is our refuge and strength....Psalm 46:1

....for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5
What are you thankful for today? Thankful Thursday is hosted by Lynn. Thanks, Lynn! Do visit the other participants and be encouraged by their thanksgiving to God too.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care and have a blessed day!

Warm Regards,
Nancie

20 Kind thoughts:

Jennifer said...

I love those verses!! The one out of Psalms is one of my favorites:) Isn't good to know we can always go to the lord? God bless you.
Jennifer

More Than Conquerors said...

Amen, Jennifer! It is a great comfort that we can always go to the Lord. He is our Refuge and strength. Thanks for stopping by. God bless you too!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

hello dear heart! Glad to see you. Lovely post. God bless and keep you!

More Than Conquerors said...

Thanks for stopping by, Michelle. May God bless and keep you too!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Wendy said...

Dear Nancie,
I am always so blessed when you write a post! I hope, though you are busy now, that you will continue to write on this blog, because it is my "connection" with you. Your heart for the Lord is wonderful, and I pray that you will be encouraged to keep on always looking to Him, your Refuge and strength! Praise Him!
Blessings,
Wendy

More Than Conquerors said...

Dear Wendy,

Thank you for your visit and kind words of encouragements! I am glad to know that you are blessed by my post. Praise God! I enjoyed reading your posts. Thanks for sharing with us the precious list of God's promises and blessings. There is much joy and blessing in walking with our Lord, abiding in Him and His Words. May the Lord be your joy and strength always!

Warm regards,
Nancie

marja said...

Thank you so much for this post, Nancie. As I said in my reply to your comment on my blog, I so much identify with you. Please keep working on pacing yourself. That struggle never stops for us, does it? There's so much we love to do. And I know that the work you do comes out of a heart that cares deeply and wants to serve the Lord. I've found that taking one little day at a time works quite well, not looking at the big picture, but only one little detail of it at a time.

Praying for you, dear sister.

With love, marja

More Than Conquerors said...

Thanks, Marja! It is so important to continuing learn to pace ourselves as we seek to walk with our Lord and serve Him and His beloved people. I too am learning to take one day at a time :)

Praying for you too, dear sister.

with Love,
Nancie

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Thank you for posting such a heartfelt post,I love the scripture... yes God is my refuge and strength. I will be praying for the salvation of your family members.
Blessings,
Sue

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to meet you! Thanks for praying with me for the salvation of my family members. I enjoyed your Thankful Thursday post too. I am praying for you. Thank God for His many mercies and goodness to us. Take care and have a very blessed day!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Pia said...

God is indeed our refuge and strength. praise God He has us on the palm of His hand.

jo.attalife said...

Hi, Nancie, I'm from the Philippines (we're practically neighbors? LOL), and I found your blog through the meme. Thank you for being open about your illness. Last night we just concluded prayer and fasting in church, and I prayed that God will alter the chemical composition of my brain so I won't be depressive anymore. Please pray for me also. Thank you.
Please see my WFW here.

Denise said...

Bless you as you bless others.

Raise Them Up said...

I'll be praying too. I love those verses as well, btw. Such an encouragement, aren't they?

Blessings

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

So glad that you are being blessed through volunteering!

More Than Conquerors said...

Thanks, Pia, Jo, Denise, Raise them up and Melissa, for stopping by! Take care and have a blessed day!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Lynn said...

Hi Nancie,

I always love to visit your place. You have a serene spirit. Your blog has blessed me over the years and I am so delighted to call you my friend. We will meet one day face-to-face and it will be memorable, a home coming. I can't wait.

Happy TT and I will see you again next week. Hugs, Lynn

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday. Thanks for your visits and encouragements. I am thankful for your friendship through blogging. Take care and may God bless you abundantly!

Hugs,
Nancie

Barbara said...

The beach looks wonderful. I am ready to take a swim there.

I am sure you have been as much a blessing to yur readers as they have to you.

You certainly are having a busy time. What I like best here is that we continue to thank and praise God no matter what we are going through. Not because we feel like it but because there is power in doing so.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Barbara,

Thanks for stopping by. Truly we have so much to thank and praise God no matter what we are going through. His love and mercies are unchangeable, and His grace sufficient for us. There is peace in Him amidst the storms of this world! He is all powerful and mighty, and in Him we rest each day. Thank you for your encouragements. Take care and have a blessed week!

Warm Regards,
Nancie

 

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