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Let new adventures begin!

Today is my birthday and I was so blessed by my family and my friends to wish me “Happy Birthday,” and to give me encouraging Scriptures, pretty graphics and words on Facebook.

Would you as my reader and fan on my subscriber list, here at, and on social media please pray for me and my family as well? We desperately need them! Let me know how I can pray for you as well!

woman praying

Woman praying

Every birthday and new year, I pray about the coming year. My prayer last night to God was private between Him and me for me and my family, but I cried many tears. But one prayer I’ll share publicly is this which comes from a little plaque I recently bought: “Let new adventures begin.” Amen!

A couple of friends on Facebook used that word adventure in wishing me well for the new year, so I took it as confirmation God will do just that! What adventures would you like to have in the coming year? Leave your comments below!

My husband Ray and me

My husband Ray and me

Today my husband Ray took me to lunch for my birthday–my requested choice was, of course, Mexican. My chips and salsa fix! After we ate our meal, I wanted more chips and salsa, but was embarrassed to ask for another bottle, so Ray did, saying it was my birthday. I laughed as he ordered not only the bottle, but a cup of salsa to go and he said, “Happy Salsa Day!” Yes, I’m addicted!

My birthday today with Ray at lunch--got my chips and salsa fix!

My birthday today with Ray at lunch–got my chips and salsa fix!

Ray gave me a pretty birthday card with flowers and butterflies on it. 

Birthday card with flowers & butterflies

Birthday card with flowers & butterflies

On Ray’s next paycheck (next week), we’re planning to do something special for his “gift” to me. I’m excited and can’t wait.

Our three beautiful daughters wished me happy birthday today, and my sister Maria and my friend Shelley called me this afternoon, all which made me very happy! It was a good birthday!

Our 3 beautiful daughters Heather, Eden, & Leah

Our 3 beautiful daughters Heather, Eden, & Leah


My precious sis Maria

My precious sister and my BFF, Maria Willis


My BFF Rochelle Valasek

my BFF Rochelle Valasek

I’m so thankful for another year. Each day is a gift. God is good and life is beautiful, even though there are hardships. I believe it’s important to count our blessings every day.

Me on my birthday today

Me on my birthday today

“The way I see it, you should live every day like it’s your birthday.” ~ Paris Hilton


The #1 Key To God’s Blessings for Success call

“I will bless you…and you will be a blessing.” – Genesis 12:12, NIV

Would you like God to bless you so much that you become a blessing to others?

Join me for my free call on Friday, August 14 at 10 a.m. Central Time (11 a.m. Eastern Time), The #1 Key to God’s Blessings for Success. 

Copyright 2015 Beth Jones

Copyright 2015 Beth Jones


This is also the re-launch of my eBook, Showers of Blessings: Affirmations for Christian Women Entreprenuers, which I wrote several years ago, but it will now be available for sale in ePub format for your Kindle at Amazon. I’m so excited about this, woot!

How do you like the newly designed, professional cover above?

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle Reading app for your tablet, phone or computer (or laptop) here.

You can join me and other friends in the chat room here.

Here are the call-in details for the call, The #1 Key to God’s Blessings for Success:

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 98698

I’ll be giving away some prizes on this call if you are there, attending the live call. Be sure to tell your family and friends about this call, which will encourage and inspire you. God wants to bless you and see you succeed.

What do you think is holding you back from success? Leave your comments below.

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Italian for Thanksgiving

Cinzzetti's Italian Market tables

Cinzzetti’s Italian Market tables

Winter Storm Cato is beginning, with 1,200 flights cancelled across the U.S. Although it’s primarily hitting the northeast U.S., the storm was already starting here in the Kansas City, MO area, very windy and cold, when I was picking up a few snacks for tomorrow.  I’m praying it will pass by Sunday, when Ray and I are supposed to eat out with our kids and grandkids at Cinzzetti’s Italian Market for our Thanksgiving meal. We had to coordinate Ray’s work schedule with our daughters Heather’s and Eden’s work schedules.

An Italian buffet is different from the traditional American Thanksgiving fare, but I’m REALLY looking forward to it! No cooking. No mess in the kitchen. (When Ray and Eden are in a kitchen cooking, it looks like a tornado hit it.) No dishes to wash. Just eating, relaxing, and enjoying our family!

ravioli -Cinzetti's

ravioli- Cinzetti’s

My friend Shelley said one year for Thanksgiving, her family went out for Chinese at a restaurant. Love it!

Our family

Our family

Our 3 precious grandchildren, Jacob, Annabelle & Violet

Our 3 precious grandchildren, Jacob, Annabelle & Violet

How are you planning to spend your Thanksgiving? I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. 

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:8