Tuesday, December 31, 2013

End of Year

My year was filled with a lot of love.

I got to see my son one on one for the first time in 3 1/2 years. This was the most heart felt, overwhelming encounter. I missed my son so much and it meant everything to me to be able to look into his eyes, hold him and talk to him.

The birth of my first grandson was a life changing experience. I organized a baby shower, went to the OB appointments and answered many questions my daughter had as her mind got the best of her.
I said that I did not want to be in the birthing room, but I did witness the entire birth.

Being a Woman of God gives me duties and responsibilities. I felt less than when I did not complete my studies as planned in 2013. Not to mean that I did nothing, it means that I was needed elsewhere as instructed by God. You know the term "subject to change." I had to adjust to the fact that my plan was not God's plan. It all worked out and my studies have resume.

I have learned that I must choose by battles carefully. The enemy will attack to steal, killing and destroy. Everyone will not receive you when it comes to the Word of God. Do not debate with unbelievers, it will only escalate and get out of control. As a Christian I MUST STAY IN CONTROL with God's help.

My younger daughter has blossomed into this beautiful young girl. At the age of 16, she loves the Lord and is focused on her future about attending college. Dreams and admiration's keeps her fueled with hope. I admire her determination when she sets her mind on something. She is my star that shines the brightest at night in the sky.

I had a financial makeover this past year and I acquired some material items, but what really matters is that I am obedient to God's Word and take care of my financial commitments.

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. (Romans 13:7)

My uncle died this year and I really miss him. R.I.P. Uncle Gene.

These are some of the things that made an impact on me this year. Life is good and I have no complaints. You learn as you go and if you don't learn anything , you're not living.

Be good to yourself in 2014. Don't sweat the small stuff and always, always put God first.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Are you like most people who make resolutions at the end of each year? Well, I am also. If you say you are not one of those people ...you are lying.
Some where in your life you are willing or needing to make a change. You will try and some will succeed, some will not.
Don't feel defeated if you do not reach your goal or accomplish what you set out to do. Life goes on, it's not the end of the world and it's not worth feeling bad about.

Set realistic expectations for yourself and try not to commit to something just because someone else is doing it.
See yourself where you want to be and do not dwell in negativity.
Fasting and prayer is needed when we are needing a change in our lives. I'm talking a permanent, "let's bury it ALL kind of change."

And he said to them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. (Mark 9:29)

Get your mind right and make a change.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fear Not

 God works in us to help us confront our fears and develop strength.

He promises to be our light in the darkness and our strength (Psalm 21:1).

He reminds us not to be dismayed, because he will help us and hold us (Isaiah 41:10).

He tells us to be of good courage because he will never leave nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6).

He exhorts us to be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:6).

He delivers us from our troubles and doubts and fears so that we may taste and see his goodness (Psalm 34).

God’s power is real. It’s an undeniable force, and it lives in us. As we fix our eyes on him, we see his love, we taste his power, which is food for the soul. It helps us to grow stronger and to rise above  any fear holding us back.