Sunday, April 6, 2014

Why I Did Away with Facebook

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You know those long hours wasted on social media that you long to get back but just can't and how every time you plan to do something productive you always find yourself drawn back to check your Facebook and twitter?



I have been praying for direction as to where to go with this blog this year and I have been away on a little break trying to adjust my schedule to what the Lord wants of me. As you all know in December I gave birth to a beautiful little girl and over the last few months I have been seeking God to be a better mother to her and a better wife to my husband that God blessed me with. I have also been praying that He would lay on my heart encouragement to give to others who is battling things I can help them with. Facebook took up a lot of my time that I really should have been putting towards God and my family.  I wasn't on there doing anything wrong so say but it was taking my presence from where I really needed to be. 

So I wanted everyone to know why for now and maybe forever that I have deactivated my Facebook personal page and blog page. So I do hope to still see you here and I will keep my pinterest open so that you can connect with me there and share my post with others. Sometimes we just let technology rule our lives even though we don't mean too and it can really take away from who we really are. 

So this is my challenge for you: Please be in prayer for me as to know what direction to go with this blog this year and spend more time off the internet and more with your family.


May God bless you,

Regina Cozad



Friday, January 24, 2014

Trusting God When Times are Hard

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Hello to all my wonderful readers! 
The past 6 weeks have been such a test for me, a test of my trust in God that no matter how uncertain everything may seem in my eyes that in His eyes it is exactly what He had planned for me. My baby girl was born on December 11th with very bad Acid Reflux and it literally had me to the point of desperation. I just wanted her better and I was doing all I could all the while in prayer for God to intervene. She is doing so much better and even though she has moments where she is still spitting up it isn't as bad. She had lost down from 8lbs 2ozs to 7lbs in 2 weeks but after a month of AR formula she is 9lbs and 6ozs. It killed me to know I had to cease breastfeeding but when it was in the best interest of my baby God held me through it. 

After that trial another one hit, After months of my husband being unemployed, he got called to work about 3 hours from home which means he has to be gone for weeks and maybe months at a time. I'm happy he has found a job because in this economy it's very hard but it is hard for me because I hate being away from him. God opened a door for us to get a travel trailer so we will be able to go visit days at a time and won't have to spend tons of money on hotel rooms. It always seems that even when we become undone and worried God is there to comfort us and let us know He has it under control. 

I never once let my trust fail in God, even when it seemed I was at my breaking point God was there for me. Isn't it wonderful to have a Savior that cares for us even when we are undeserving and don't feel worthy of His love and mercy? I want to encourage you, if you feel like you are at your wits-end and feel like you can't take any more just hit your knees and let God comfort you and lead you in the right direction. His answers may not be what we think is best and it may not come when we want it but it's always in His perfect timing. 

When things get rough how has God guided you? What are somethings that God worked out for you when you just couldn't see answers?


Be Blessed,



Regina Cozad

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Focusing on God's Word

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It's a new year and this year we need to focus more on God than our problems. We need to read His word and dig deep into the scriptures and put our worrying aside. We need to replace our worrying and anxiety with prayer and fasting. If we would trust God and really put our focus on Him more than we ever have before, then and only then could we see things change like never before. When we feel like life has let us down and we can't go no more, we need to fall to our knees and let God hold us and work everything out.  

This year I am doing more devotionals and devoting more time to prayer instead of wasting time with things that will not help my life but only complicate it more. I am participating more in HelloMornings and GoodMorningGirls than I did last year and reading my devotionals and bible more. I want to encourage you to find time to dig into God's Word and sincerely put your focus on God. In 2014 let's put more focus on God and His Word than on Social Media and let Him give us encouragement and guidance.

What plans are you using this year? How are you making more time for God?


Be Blessed,


Regina Cozad



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

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I hope all of you had a great holiday season! I'm sorry I haven't been here much, We had our baby girl December 11th and things have been crazy. I am going to try to spend more time here this year and really rededicate myself. I really appreciate you all for being apart of this community. I'm asking you to reach out this year and let me know who you are and what you like about this blog. If there is anything you would like for me to talk on this year please feel free to let me know. I want to help and would love to hear from you.

What are your new year resolutions and what do you want to do more of this year? I hope you put God first and let Him lead you in all you do. I have learned in the last 2 months that even when you have faith and you have been praying and seeking God, that you still can feel faithless at times of trouble. We have had some major faith building trials in the last few weeks. So I want you to know that even though you may feel weak at time and feel there is no hope, Call out to Jesus and let Him hold you through your trials. He already knows the ending and He will help you prepare for it. Prayer can change any situation!

What are somethings that has really helped build your faith in 2013 that can help you have a better 2014?



Be Blessed,


Regina Cozad

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Be Thankful :)

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This month has been a month of Thanksgiving, I didn't wait til Thanksgiving Day to give thanks for all of the things I am thankful for, I did it daily. I haven't been here this month because I have been so busy getting everything ready for my little one who will be here in just a few weeks. I thank each of you for coming by my blog and being supportive of what I do here. I pray for God's blessings to cover you all. 

Thanksgiving is about more than just food and fun, It's about truly sitting down and realizing how blessed you are. So many others don't have what we do, God covers us with His blessings even though we are undeserving. We have to remember to be thankful daily because just as He gives them, He can take them away. I am so thankful for my little girl who will be here on the 11th if she stays breech and if not then I'll let her decide when she is coming :). Some of you know that I lost a baby at the beginning of the year and that nearly devastated me and I had pretty much given up and then I found out I was pregnant with her. This year has been a year of ups and downs but one thing never changed, God stayed by my side through it all and I am so thankful for Him!

We held Thanksgiving at our home this year and it was a success. We had plenty of food and goodies, family in every little corner and games. We spent the entire day just celebrating our family and what God had done for us. I hope you all had a pleasant day and that everything went how you wanted it too.

What are you thankful for this year? What did you do for Thanksgiving?


Be Blessed,


Regina Cozad

Friday, October 4, 2013

Even in the Storm There is Peace

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Do you ever wake up just feeling so weary and burdened? Sometimes when we arise the devil is right there to remind us of all the hurtful things of yesterday and days past and it causes us to just feel alone and helpless. Some days it can be so frustrating to even get up but we know our family needs us. 

I want to encourage all of you, before you even let your feet hit the ground to grab your bible and read, even if it is just a verse or two. Pray for your family and how you can apply what you read to your day. Sometimes we just get so overwhelmed with life and where we are that we forget that the one who died for us and walked this life knows exactly where we are and what we need. He is just waiting with open arms for us to fall into Him and let Him guide us and give us peace through the storm. There is a saying "sometimes God doesn't always calm the storm, but calms His child through the storm." I'm not sure who wrote it but it's so true. Sometimes my life is a struggle and I know that a lot of my readers probably think I have it all together but that isn't true I'm human just like you and I fall just as you do but that is why I started this blog to encourage you that even when we fall we have to get back up and keep on going. You can come here and share how God lifted you up and encourage someone going through the same thing that they will make it.

I pray that you can be encouraged here no matter what you are going through. Know I will be praying for you if you need it, I'm here to walk besides you in the storm because we need community and friendship. God created us to help one another, to serve others when they need it. You never know what the person next to you is going through so always offer a smile, open a door and reach out to those around you even if they reject you, God knows and sees all things.
Are you struggling today? Do you have a testimony of how God has calmed you through a storm? What bible study do you use? When is your quiet time with God?

I'm also linking up today at Christian Mommy Blogger for Fellowship Fridays, come by and see what others are talking about.



Be Blessed,


Regina Cozad



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