ally_charest ally_charest

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Ally Charest  I ❀Jesus, my hubby, our family, fur babies & friends. IG posts: faith, fitness, food, God's love & hope. Retired chiroπŸ™ŒVeteranπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ReaderπŸ“šWriterπŸ“

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07.27.17 I love being able to step out the back door and get some yummy fresh veggies, like basil, (very) hot chili peppers and culantro (often served with a Vietnamese soup called Pho, but really it's good with a lot of soups). Yum!! πŸ˜‹β€οΈ
Hope you're having a wonderful day and God bless! πŸ’–

07.27.17 I wasn't going to do Shift Shop anytime soon, but this has changed my mind! My hubby shared that @carldaikeler posted this morning that @beachbody will donate $10 for everyone doing @shiftshop to @save_a_warrior_saw up to $200,000!! πŸ˜³πŸ‘ _____
Save A Warrior helps veterans with PTSD and such a great cause!! πŸ‘
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As veterans, we love having this amazing opportunity to do what we can to help. β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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Praying for our service members, veterans and their families! πŸ™πŸΌ
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Looks like it will be time for me to make the Shift soon, though it will be very modified! πŸ’ͺ😬

07.26.17 Just started these devotionals in YouVersion. Looking forward to gleaning handfuls of on purpose our Lord is leaving for me and drawing closer to Him through these. πŸ™Œβ€οΈ πŸ™πŸΌ
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Excited that one of the devotionals is from a book I recently received from my dear sister @jaynee! πŸ“–πŸ’•
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It's the next book on my TBR list, once I finish my two books from Moody Publishers. πŸ“šπŸ‘
Enjoying both of them and can't wait to dig in and read Life With The Holy Spirit!! πŸ“šβ€οΈ

07.26.17 Amen, but what a bold prayer to pray, if we really think about it. 😳
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It's so easy to just read the words and recite them back to God without really thinking of the impact His Words and are prayers will have. πŸ€”
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What is involved in God searching us and knowing our hearts? Or trying us to know our anxious thoughts? Or seeing if there is anything bad in us? πŸ€”
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It takes boldness to trust God as we pray prayers to ask Him to sift things out of us that don't honor or glorify Him. It takes faith to trust that all will go well for us in the refining process we will likely need to undergo in order for us to be lead into the way of everlasting. πŸ™πŸΌ
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But, boldness and faith are the things He loves to see shine through us. Boldness to approach the Throne of Grace and the faith to trust that not matter what comes from the prayer...He loves us, He's for us, He's in control and we will be all the better for it in the end, because we can trust that He will work out all things for good of those that love Him and are called according to His purpose. πŸ™Œ
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It's true, this prayer requires great boldness and faith, but praying it opens the way for us to be more Christ-like each time we trust God and pray this bold prayer in faith. πŸ™πŸΌ
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Praying you have a wonderful day as you approach God boldly and in faith today. He loves you with an immeasurable and everlasting love. He seeks your best at all times. He is for you and since He is, who can be against you? God bless! πŸ’–

07.25.17 Some days, even in the heat of the summer, I like to end my day with a nice hot cup of chicken broth with black pepper and a little chili pepper. Hope y'all have a great night and God bless!πŸ’–

07.25.17 Amen! God is our refuge and strength. He is truly ever present in our times of trouble. We need not fear though (___).... regardless of what happens, He has us safe in His hands. No matter what happens in this world or to this world, God remains in control at all times. May we exchange our fears for His peace through faith in the finished work of our Lord Jesus. πŸ™ŒπŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ
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Praying you have a day filled with great comfort, joy and peace as you cast Every. Single. Care on our Lord, because He loves you and there isn't anything too small or too large for Him to handle. He doesn't miss a thing when it comes to things that trouble us. God bless! πŸ’–

07.24.17 This chapter is titled Worn Out By Expectations...Others toward us, us toward ourselves and us toward others. This is in the section of our expectation toward ourselves. Comparison will wear us out, as will all these crazy expectations we face each day. Well said! πŸ‘
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Are we wearing others out with our expectations? Are we wearing ourselves out with it or are we allowing others to wear us out with their expectations for us? πŸ€”
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Are we listening to God's voice to guide us or the voice of another? πŸ€”
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Peace comes with growing with Christ and doing what God has called us to do...the rest can just be distractions and noise to wear us out! It's good to spot the enemy's tricks to derail us.
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How to fight getting worn out by expectation...keep our eyes on Jesus and following His lead, leaving any and all expectations to Him.
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"Whatever God has called us to do, He will give the strength and power to do it. With God's help we can carry the responsibilities He gives us without wearing down." -Ron Moore, Worn Out By Obedience
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Have a great night and God bless! ❀️

07.24.17 You know you're having a busy day when you make your drink of fresh lime and lemon juice, a little Stevia and then decide to add just a little Himalayan salt for some electrolytes, but put garlic powder in it instead. πŸ˜²πŸ™„πŸ˜¬πŸ™ƒ Yeah, that just happened! Did I pour it out? Nope, the garlic powder is good for me too, right? How does it taste? Well, it's an acquired taste that's for sure! But, why would anyone want to acquire this taste?! 😳😜Happy Monday y'all!! πŸ’•

07.24.17 So, what is a gal to do while ironing and doing other housework? πŸ€”
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Sometimes, I watch faith-based videos, listen to worship music, sometimes I pray. Sometimes, I listen to audiobooks, sometimes I watch general health/fitness/nutrition/leadership/business videos or I will watch videos on my favorite science subjects. I love them all, but my favs have to be physics (esp. quantum), cell biology, almost anything related to anatomy and physiology, nutrition, molecular biology, neuroscience and of course... biochemistry. Today's topic is a refresher in nutritional biochemistry. πŸ‘πŸ‘
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So geeky, I know. πŸ€“πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ƒ
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I can't study science without giving God thanks and worshipping Him as the Creator of all things! I'm often left in awe of how incredibly creative He is and how much detail He put in all His creation. 😯 With God at the center of all we do...never stop learning, never stop growing and you will never stop being in absolute awe of Him!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ

07.24.17 Start with love, go into each situation with love and end with love, but in order to love others as you love yourself, it's so critical to love ourselves as Christ loves us. Something I struggled with most of my life. When we aren't sure how to love ourselves, God is faithful to show us how, if we ask Him to. You are so much more than you realize or God would have never given up His only Son to suffer and die for you. Truth. ❀️

07.24.17 Post-workout meals were, my shake and this yummy chicken taco salad. The salad had Romain lettuce, 1 whole avocado, lean chicken breast, bell peppers, onions, fresh garlic, a fresh chili pepper from the garden and of course...bacon! πŸ₯“πŸ˜‹ I topped it with sour cream, shredded cheese, black pepper and salsa. So good! Off to finish the housework. Hope you're having a fantastic Monday so far! πŸ’•

07.24.17 I thank God for each person He has placed in my life to sharpen me. We often see this verse associated with friends, but...some are family, some are friends, some are not so friendly and others are simply passing through...regardless, there are lessons to learn and refining to be had by each person we encounter in our lives, if we allow it. πŸ™πŸΌ
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Sometimes, we learn what to do and other times we learn what not to do or what not to do again. 😳
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On this journey, there are no failures, if we allow the opportunities to help us to be better with each decision going forward. πŸ‘
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Regardless if they are friend or foe, I thank God for each person that continues to refine me, so that I can be more like Christ each day, hopefully. If I am, praise God and if I'm not...I pray, O Lord grant me the wisdom to be more like You with each passing day and decision. πŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ
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I hope you have a wonderful day and may we see each person in our lives as a blessing and opportunity to love more, love deeper, love unconditionally and be more like Jesus. God bless! πŸ’–

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