Blessings 

WORTHY THOUGHT: Let us not be hoarders of our blessings.

Faith + Obedience = Blessings

God Is the one who blesses us when we remain obedient to him. Our true reward is the presence of God and the power we receive through the Holy Spirit. 

When we give, God supplies us with more so we can give more.

There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. (Proverbs 11:24)

God will extend His Grace to us when we are generous with what we have regardless of the amount enabling us to be generous even though we may have very little to give.

God honors generosity!

Make it a point to share your heavenly rewards!
The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.  (Proverbs 10:22)

                ~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Light 


Worthy Thought: You cannot make yourself the light of the world. Jesus says you are the light of the world because of your relationship with him. 

When Jesus again spoke to the people, he said, ” I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ( John 8:12 NIV )

When Moses lead His people out of Egypt, God’s presence was with them. God provided a pillar of fire for their protection and guidance. (Exodus 13:21,22) 

Jesus brings God’s presence, protection and guidance to us.

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:13-16 NIV)

Just as the moon has no light of its own, reflecting the light of the sun, so are believers to reflect the Light of Christ so that all can see it in us. The Light is evident to others by the good deeds we do in faith and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

              ~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Celebrate Earth Day 

  

Wherever you are you can spread some love and bless someone today.   Share your pictures or stories on Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) using the # (hashtag) #BringHeaven2EarthDay2015.  

Please Reblog & Share to get the word out and join us!

  XXOO Michelle Bollom 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Restored

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My life has been a whirl wind of battles. At the age of 17, I had a liver transplant after going undiagnosed with liver tumors for 5 years. I come from a broken home with different types of abuse being part of my life experience.
Two years ago, I found out that I am sterile and I have always wanted 3 children (my heart is praying for an adoptive child now).
Life has been wonderful, but far from easy. God and I have had multiple sit down conversations and I am still waiting on Him to give me the full picture.
Through my life story, different angels (usually in the form of a non-profit) have come alongside and helped my family in many ways. One particular non-profit in Atlanta has paid for my expensive medication and utility bills when I was out of a job and they even helped me with saving my house when I almost lost it to foreclosure. Other non-profits have taught me humility and gratitude on days when I felt I was getting the raw end of the deal.
Spend an afternoon one on one listening to a young woman tell you her rape story while she is crying, you will be on your knees praying for God to heal her heart and not look at your financial struggles as anything to complain about.

Non-profits speak to my heart. Emotional scars, speak to my purpose in life. I believe that God put me on this earth and made me struggle so much so that I could be open to Him using me to tell His story of restoration.

At this point in my life all I can do to give back is donate my time and donate my business resources to helping these non-profits grow.

When I started my business with my partner, Brad, we decided that we wanted to show our gratitude by donating our time. So every quarter we take on a new non profit project. We might donate a new website design which would normally cost them at minimum $2,500 or we run their google adwordscampaigns for free for 3 months and teach them how to run it. Our goal is to help these non-profits who are impacting lives, to grow in their mission. To give these non-profits the feet to grow in whatever their ministry might involve. We always chose non-profits that impact human lives, such as veterans or a remote area mobile medical unit, because the human heart is the most fragile.

Through my life and the storms, love has always been provided and given when most needed.

God is love. Our team at RTL Digital Media believes that it is our moral obligation to impact the lives of those around us. To give love because it is the greatest command and well, it just feels good to “pay it forward”.
~ Amy Tippins

Connect and learn more about this business at
http://rtldigitalmedia.com

Also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rtldigitalmedia?ref=hl

Liebster Award

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Restored Ministries has been nominated for the Liebster Award!

Thank you ReNewedChick for the nomination!

Check & follow her at :

http://www.ReNewedChick.wordpress.com

So the Liebster award is for up & coming blogs with under 200 followers.

What you have to do-

Post the award picture on your blog
Post blog link of who nominated you
Give 11 random facts about yourself
Answer 11 questions by your nominee
Nominate 11 blogs with under 200 followers
Ask 11 questions for your nominees to answer

Ok so here goes/-

11 random facts about me- Michelle Bollom of Restored Ministries Blog.

1. I am an identical twin and I have boy/ girl twins.

2. I just started blogging in June 2014.

3. I had no desire I thought to write till I was reminded of my childhood where I would sit with stacks of paper and an old typewriter/ or pen and would write poetry and stories. That image and reignited the desire and dream to write in me.

4. I am a southern girl without an accent. All my years in customer service and communications speaking to people they would be shocked I was from Texas and that I had no accent. I now speak in mostly slang and not so properly and of course I do say Ya’ll!

5. I used to cuss like a sailor- thankfully Jesus has helped me with that!

6. I rapped with Grammy Winner Mandisa in front of almost 30K people in St. Louis at the Love Life Conference. Proof on Vimeo! Michelle Mac is my rapper name!

7. I love to cook and create recipes. I don’t measure anything either/ I am an eyeballer.

8. I started Restored Ministries this year and want to help people #LiveRestored- check us out on all social media and our website http://www.restoredministries.org
We are a 501c3 charitable organization.

9. Just celebrated my 18th Wedding Anniversary with my hubs Joe. He is my biggest fan.

10. I love connecting women together in my community with genuine connections and we have a group that meets twice a month called Divine Connections in NW Houston, TX

11. I can count to 10 in Vietnamese

My ?’s From my nominee/-

1. Name of blog is based on my ministry name Restored Ministries

2. Inspiration is God who gave me the ministry name and just the love of sharing His Transformational Truths & Promises in a new different way. We have several guest bloggers so you see lots of different writing styles and we are all non professional writers!

3. Yes , have, do, and will continue to pay it forward. We all need each other!

4. One thing I would change about me is to finally lose this last 40 pounds! I love all of me but would like just a little less of me!

5. Biggest pet peeve is when people don’t return their shopping carts to the bins.

6. Next 10 years I would like to have my first book/s published and see many people #LiveRestored.

7. Blogs I like to read are varied, from poetry to photography to fashion, to encouragement, to music, to devotionals, to food and personal stories. Heck, I like it all!

8. Advice to a new blogger is to engage, tag, follow back and keep writing

9. Favorite tv show- right now is The Voice
Favorite Book- The Bible ( many translations)
The show because of the music, I love all genres of music and Blake Shelton is hilarious!
The Bible because I love the power in God’s word to transform us and our lives!

10. Travel anywhere it would be to Italy and the Capri Islands to make my own perfume.

11. I already quit my day job over 2 years ago!

The 11 Bloggers with under 200 followers I nominate are:

1.
http://leavingalegacyministries.com

2.
http://www.bravetobraver.wordpress.com

3.
http://www.cyndelbee.wordpress.com

4.
http://www.somejesusthings.wordpress.com

5.
http://www.2chicksand1oldlady.wordpress.com

6. http://www.adollyciousirony.wordpress.com

7. http://www.allthingsmessy.wordpress.com

8.
http://www.writeoutofthedarkness.wordpress.com

9.
http://www.amethystcoloredglasses.wordpress.com

10.
http://www.eternaldomnation.wordpress.com

11. http://www.brighterthannoonday.wordpress.com

( sorry if you have over 200, I tried to find the counts but not everyone displays follower counts)

The 11 questions for the nominees to answer are:

1. What do you like to write about?

2. What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?

3. Who is your biggest inspiration?

4. What is your day job?

5. Where do you live?

6. What is a hidden talent you have?

7. Your favorite childhood memory?

8. Something that you have overcome?

9. Your favorite must have writing tool?

10. Best blog tip for others?

11. Do you know there are 2 types of amazing bloggers, those that know Jesus and those that are fixing to; which one are you?
( if you chose fixing to- please contact me and I would love to introduce you!)

Keep Blogging! XXOO Michelle Bollom