Friday, April 23, 2010

Seeing The Beauty Of Life.

Seeing The Invisible Beauty of LIFE.

What a beautiful day today. The sky has an over-cast, is it going to rain? I love the rain. So much to do on my to-do list. I receive a phone call, the person wants to argue...or are they trying to express themselves? So I let them know that I really appreciate them and everything they do. I break it down, giving as many details as I can. Wow, I can see the smile through the phone. I drive to the stop sign, and a car runs the stop sign causing me to slam on my brakes. Were they not paying attention? Or maybe they had a grandchild being born at that very minute and could not miss it. Lord protect them and give them traveling Grace to make it to their destination Hum...another call with negativity, she's really having a bad day. Is she dumping her drama off on me? Or is she needing her spirits to be lifted? Yes, I think I will invite her over for a nice evening and a movie. She signs and says “yes...yes...yes!”

Looking through spiritual eyes gives you a perspective like none other. Let's keep our spiritual eyes on today and see the Beauty of Life.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light afflictions, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Have a Beautiful Day today!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sporting my very first "Holy-Tee"

I ordered my first official T-Shirl from Holy-Tee's.  And it was a basic white baby-doll ribbed T-Shirt with a simple message..."Independent Thinker".  Why did it spark majoy conversation?  And of course if ws conversation and questions from dating and married couples.  I could always tell who the complainer was because they were the ones to always start the conversation, usually with..."What does it mean to be a Independent Thinker?"  And I would leave the couples standing in their very own "heated" conversations.  It was pretty fun : )

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Darling Daughter.

Sharing a story,

If anyone has read any of my blogs..., or are a member of, you are aware of the situation I am going through...a separation from my hubby. will also know that GOD is working as we SPEAK!!!!

Now I have a 17 year old daughter that has been through her share of heartaches within the last few years. She is going to graduate this year and head to college in August. Now, my prayer has been for her to take every negative thing that has happened in her life and learn from it. I have been a soilder on the field fighting for her. She spent one year with her dad (in another state) and really went through some hard times, and everytime she would call me, I would put on my fighting gear and call on the Lord to give me the words to give her. Well...she moved back with me her last year of high school. And she has been with me during this separation (2nd marriage). Yesterday her and I were talking and I was telling her about how God is revealing things to both me and my husband and I was excited. And she told me..."Mom, I am happy for both you and my step-dad. But...I have come to realize that I do not need the approval from your husband or my dad's wife, because not only do I have the love of God, put I have you two that loves me. I will be going off to college and starting my own life, and I want you to be happy." WHAT!!!!????? Were these the words of my daughter that was dealing with the sting of "step-parents" that could not show her love??? (because of their own issues???) Well, it did not stop there. She had just gone out of town with one of her friends to visit a college campus. And the entire time she was telling me the story, she kept saying how it was God...It was God. Now, I secretly hope she will go to a college near me in the South, but she has her heart set on going to college in the North. She wants to major in law, and she found out that this college had a law school that ranked #5 in the country. So I say..."Honey, do you think you would consider this school???" And "SHE" says..."Mom, this is Ebony's blessing, not mine. God showed up on that campus for Ebony, not me." And that is when I broke down!!! God had revealed to me that my "job" was complete with my daughter. She was now walking into "her journey" and I needed to know she will be ok. It was as if God had cut the cord connecting us spiritually and mommy-LY and was sending her on her way. Now...that same evening this was revealed to me, I spent time with my hubby and my daughter was home alone. This morning when we talked she told me how she started "thinking" and could not stop "thinking". She actually became frighten by her lack off control as to what her "mind" was telling her. And she realized it was her spirit directing her. And her spirit revealed to her that she could not do what everyone else was doing, she had no room for error. It was time for HER to start looking to HIM!!!! And I told her, honey, God released me from you yesterday. Get use to that voice and don't fear it, just follow and trust it. Because the Lord is no longer going to speak through me to you, HE will be speaking directly to you. Your journey has started!!!!"

I still have goose bumps!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Teenagers...need I say more?

Teenagers...One of our biggest challenges as parents. As I deal with a 17 year old daughter, that is SO excited that she will be 18 in May '10, she has marked on every calendar in the house...”Legal in “x” months”, and it is driving me crazy. I am often trying to get her to understand that turning 18 does not only mean you are LEGAL...(and legal to do what???) But it means you are responsible for your actions. The girl has tunnel vision on what it means to be “legal”. This morning I came across a book that hit the nail on the head, and I wanted to share this with other parents that are going through the pre-LEGAL stage. Enjoy.DOING -vs- BEINGThe difference between God's plan for our children and Satan's plan is that Satan wants them to believe they get to be an adult if they engage in adult behavior. In other words, he wants them to think that drinking alcohol, doing drugs, and having sex will make them adults. God's plan is to teach them that adulthood is not about what they do; it is about who they are – as determined by their Creator.RIGHTS -vs- RESPONSIBILITIESThe plan your children follow will determine how they live their lives. Satan will try to get them to focus on their rights and consume themselves with self-interest. God wants to turn their focus away from their rights and toward their responsibilities.How this looks in practical terms is that in every area where Satan would want them to ask the question, “What are my rights?” God would ask them to consider, “As a godly young man or woman, what are my responsibilities?”The first step on the journey to adulthood is to choose God's plan over Satan's.So, the next time my daughter starts with being “legal at 18”, I am going to ask her “what are your responsibilities at 18.” And I am so sure this will shut her up : ) The truth tends to work that way (ha,ha)~Spirit invites you to the online "Secret Place."

Be encouraged to Be encouraging...

After speaking with a dear friend of mine, I was left thinking...don't you love those kind of conversations??? We were talking about does “encouraging others” ever get, well...old? Do you ever grow tired of the same person coming to you with the same struggles, the same situation? Just so you can tell them the same thing?

I thank God that we both agreed that our answer to this question was NO!

As believers in Jesus Christ, we are all apart of the same body. So when a fellow sister or brother is weak, why would we NOT want to encourage them? When you think of our 3 senses...eyes to see, ears to hear, mouth to speak, when one of these fail, the other senses are increased in their abilities to operate. They all kick in to allow the body to function as best it can. Have you ever noticed when you go to a restaurant the lights are dim? That's because your ability to taste is increased due to your ability to see being decreased and you are able to truly enjoy to “taste” of your food.

Scripture will speak about weak or babes in Christ. Would you leave a baby alone, or grow tired of a baby because they have not mastered the art of walking??? If you have a carnal heart, then yes, maybe you would. But if you truly have Christ in your life, you would never grow weary of doing good.

So I say to my fellow believers, don't grow weary in doing good. Don't grow tired of encouraging another who is in the same body as you are...Christ. Because Hebrews 3:13 says “but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today”, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” Don't be deceived. Listen and help encourage another through scripture.

Encouraged to be Encouraging...

When you are down to your last cent...


Yesterday, I was trying to figure out financially what I needed to do. I get in my car, and realize, I am not on empty yet, but I will be in a few days, and payday is further in the future : ) so I sat in my car and said a prayer, for God to provide for me what I needed, and quoted His word of never seeing the righteous forsaking. As I ended my prayer, I opened my thing in the middle to sit my coffee cup, and there was $11.00. Just what I needed to put in my tank : ) we have to remember nothing is too small to ask the Lord. And the funny thing is, a friend of mine had said that morning, that our motto for the day was..."When you are down to your last cent...God will send a quarter." : ) Yes, God is really good!!!!!!

Sometimes it's the little things...

One thing I desire is to apply God's Holy word to my life. No, I am not successful everyday, but I try. Yesterday I bought 2 plastic containers to store clothing. Shopping on a budget, two was what I could afford. When I got home to organize my clothing, I realized that I actualy had three. I looked at my receipt, and was only charged for two. My first thought, being on a budget, was to go back to the store and claim to have left a lid. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, He will direct you from doing worng, and that is exactly what He did. I went back to the store, purchsed two more (because I needed them) and told the lady what happened, and that I needed to purchase one more (which I already had). As I left the store, not only did I ask God to forgive me for my first thought, But I thanked Him for giving me the Holy Spirit, that really does have my best interest at heart : )

God's giggles.

What a day today!!!! It's amazing how things work out. Yesterday, after going through trials for 7 days straight, it was revealed to me that I was not devoting the time to God that I use to. And I made the commitment I was going to start putting God first, the way I use to do it before my days started getting crazy. I wake up today, meditate on scripture the first part of my morning, and off to the office I go. But what in the world went wrong with my day??? I found myself in a situation where I had to stop, breathe, quickly pray, then respond. Everybody I delt with today had an attitude, was angry, mean, none of my systems in the office worked, every call was a problem, need I go on???? I think this was God showing HIS humor. He HAD to be sitting up there, on HIS THRONE giggling. Does GOD giggle??? Oh well, just something to think about as I sit in my office, closing time, but I can't leave because I have to wait to get a problem resolved... Who says God does not have a since of humor!!!