Goodbye 2022 – Hello 2023
Hello Everyone 👋,
Long time no see!
I started so many posts tis and last year but I didn’t finish or post 😕; I went to go edit a few and post them but apparently they weren’t saved. It is quite frustrating when that happens. I couldn’t post them right away because I was on my phone and though it is great to write on the app all the editing needs to be done on a pc. Otherwise it would look like a the post was drunk. Speaking from experience. I had posted a few from my phone before but then had to re do them. I wasn’t near a pc for quite some time. Which is odd since anyone who knows me knows I love computers and enjoy gamming and writing on them. Sometimes life likes to get in the way of your plans and if you have not experiences this then you are truly blessed. We had a couple of family emergencies starting in July lasting till now.
My baby sister went missing. She is indeed not a baby anymore but she is previous to me all the same. She didn’t know who she was and every time we found her she would disappear again. Finally she was found and taken in for observation and they diagnosed her with Alcohol-Induced Psychosis. https://www.banyanmentalhealth.com/2019/06/03/what-is-alcohol-induced-psychosis/
She had quite challenging adventure from July till the end of December. Alcohol is not something people should take for granted. I know not everyone is alcoholics, but it is still a mind altering substance. It was scary how much it changed her personality and she didn’t know who or where she was for most those moths among other things. If you drink alcohol you need to be careful this doesn’t happen to you especially if you are on other meds. I can not go deeper into the story it is not mine to tell but I needed to tell that part, not just for your sake if you drink, but also because it was such a miracle how God took care of her. He was with her everywhere she went, getting her the help she needed and restoring her to not her former self but better then she was before. I am still in awe of how God did it.
Let this be an example for you. Don’t wait till you are in trouble to change how you do things you should start taking care of yourself now. If you are depressed or addicted to something you shouldn’t be because of depression I am praying for you…. Depression is real and not everyone can recognize the signs. You may not even recognize you are depressed. The battles of life are real even if they don’t seem as valid to some as they do to you. A problem is a problem an issue is an issue…. How we deal with them is up to us.
This is good advice …..
You are a fighter a warrior a survivor! Even if you can not see it. Look at all you have accomplished so far. It may not seem a lot to you but it is a lot more then you would have done if you didn’t do anything. I used to be very hard on myself comparing myself to others asking God why them and not me? But I am not them nor are they me. We all have unique gifts and talents even if you do not see them others do and God does. If you realize it or not you impact other peoples lives by your actions lack of actions, choices, and words. You leave lasting impressions you may never realize you do. As I say often we are windows. Constantly watched examples if we want to be or not. I am not saying this to add more pressure to you but its the truth. Another truth is you are loved! You may not feel loved or be around people who seem to appreciate you but you are loved. You are appreciated you are special! If you see it or not it is a fact! I strongly believe that! John 10 :10 says The devil comes only to steal kill and to destroy but I ( Jesus) Comes to bring life and to bring it abundantly! God / Jesus / The HolySpirit want you to be happy they want you you be healthy and whole . They want you you to succeed. They want your life to be full of blessings and well full of goodness. There is a real enemy out there who wants to see you fail fall down and to even die……. If you believe that or not I believe it to be true.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hello, it has been a while… Welcome back!!
First of all I want to say that I am sorry for not posting more. Even tho writing gives me joy and fulfillment, I just haven’t had the desire for it as of late. I’ve been dealing with a lot of emotions and life changes. My heart is still healing from the losses this year. I won’t go into them at this time, I will in the future. I did not want my work to be brought down to the level I was on. It is not is place I wish anyone to be in. Not only that but there is real chaos going on in our country and world.
Usually I do a reflection of the year and all things good for Christmas. Then around New Year’s I discuss all that I want to see and accomplish. I had full intention of doing just that. Evey time I tried, I just couldn’t put my thoughts and feelings into words. Honestly, my heart just wasn’t in it. I did start and do still have some blog drafts.
However, they are not really life related. Mostly all just game talk. I’m sure those will be fun. I’ll get around to posting them probably in Febuarry. I again I just haven’t had the desire to write. Shoker I know!! Here’s why…
God willing. I say that very seriously. So much is going on right now the last thing on my mind has been sitting at a computer. Every day is so important and every person is a gift. I am still fighting my own sadness. Yet also saddened by all the hate and division going on right now all around the world.
It isn’t right nor healthy… I was raised that our words and our actions matter… That we have to be productive, and responsible. We have to be people of our word, loyal, honest, and examples of Jesus’s love. Why? Because it is right – Because it makes a difference and Because it is what would Horner God. He sent Jesus His so for us to be blessed out of love. (John3:16) We are to treat others how we wish to be treated. You say you may not care… But I thinks you do… No-one likes being neglected and treated poorly.
You nay not feel like you deserve love, nor feel loved. However you are loved and no one does. That’s why Jesus did what he did for us!!!
Now back to tbe chaos…. I still have a strong faith in God. Despite all the drama, and conflicts going around. It is so much more then a game of he said she said. People are attacking people, friends turning aginst one another over various reasons big and small. An example being: difference of opinion. I don’t want nor approve of violence or hate crimes.
People are not communicating well, even on the same sides. Things are being taken out of content and some are being cut off and silenced. For what? I am truly scared of the future at hand. We all have a choices to make…
I am not happy about all the forced silences going on. It just doesn’t feel right. No matter what side your on. Violence and muteing has never been a good thing in my opinion. I won’t go further into that. I am glad I can freely share my words with you all still. I love our country and I’m very concerned about the future of it. We all have choices to make.
All I can do is be myself, stay positive, stay strong and keep praying. I hope we find some positive chances soon. Remember that you matter. You may not feel like you do, but I’m telling you that you are a treasure. You may not see it but the ones around you do. Even if they don’t tell you. I am telling you right now-
I encourage you to seek reasons to smile. Even if the reasons are small. Remind those you care about how much they matter to you as well. Try not to stay angry or hurt others on purpose. Treat others how you wish to be treated. Every day you wake up is gift. It may not be easy but we have to move forward. We do that one step at a time. We may not be happy and hardships are sure to come. But you can move forward if you choose to. It is harder to let life pass you by and have regrets Dont live a life of regret and anger.
We have to encourage eachother and set good examples of Christ Jesus’s love. Be sure sisters and brothers in Christ we are being watched and judged. We are humans but we are called to spread the gospel and we can only do so by developing a personal reallationship, truly knowing Jesus as our friend and reading God’s word the Bible.
Thank you for stopping by and giving me a moment if your time to share my thoughts and feelings with you. I am truly grateful for you.
ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane Sandberg ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
Dad is no longer with us.
After many successful battles with miracles, and a full creative life. One of our heros this: amazing, inventive, hardworking man left us for a full restoration in Heaven to be with Jesus, God, and his loved ones already there. We will greatly miss him but are happy he’s no longer suffering the evils of this world. He was am amazingly strong, loving, talented, creative and smart man! 👤💔
Thank you for your support,, prayers and flowers!!! We highly appreciate you!!
There are no words to describe the loss we are feeling. It was very sudden and heartbreaking, especially after he survived so much and was doing amazing. 😭💔
Please keep us all in your prayers, thank you!! God bless you today and always!
ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
HOME FOR A BIT…
I’m home for a bit. I’ve been traveling a lot. Don’t get me wrong I love traveling but it is also nice to take a break. Yet it feels a little odd. Sometimes I wonder if this was the life I was meant for? Still tho it is nice to have a place to call home and rest. We all need to rest at times right?
I really love October. It is my favored moth of the year and not because of Haloween. I always just felt more alive and fresh every October in Florida. My parents were married on October 11th and my Favored Bible verses is John 10:10. SO I always hoped one day maybe I could get married on October 10th. I recently found out the Cherokee tribe considers October as the New Year moth, and not January.
We are part Cherokee on my mom and dad’s side. My dentist was actually said the number of points I have on some of my teeth proved I was Cherokee. It is silly but knowing this really makes a lot of things in my life make sense better. Since it is October I want to Say Happy new year to the Cherokee people!
I don’t have much time until I am off on another trip. I will work on my books, continue to clean out the house more, and continue to make progress towards who I want to be … I don’t have much time but I will make the most of it. I hope. Let us be honest it is a never-ending job!!!
Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!
╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮
Shout out to the “AWC”
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╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮
New Song News
Hi Everyone,I recently heard some good news from Jim Haskett, our printer. He is saying that the books should be finished by Dec. 1 and he will deliver them to me at my house. I have asked him for the first 100 copies and will be happy to send those out to you if you’d like your complementary copy in advance of your order. I don’t know yet what the cost of sending one book will be, so when we get the books, weigh them and find out the shipping costs to your area, I’ll let you know. This has been a long but very eventful year for me and I thank all of you so much for contributing your best to my praise to the Lord Jesus.Look for my next email, the arrival of the books!!!Sincerely, Diane