Ministry

Cried All Afternoon


Okay – I am OVER my venting rampage that I went through earlier today – BUT my morning and afternoon was just a big ball of emotion…… Being a Drug and Alcohol Case Manager allows me to meet and connect with a diverse group of people… I teach them things BUT I also learn from them too!
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Over the last 3 years I have stayed in consistent contact with only two clients- Jamie and Deanna. In social services, you are taught / trained not to have any connections but it is hard NOT TO CARE when you genuinely care.
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Nonetheless, these two women are no longer a part of the program that I work in so at “this point” it is alright.. Furthermore, these two women specifically were God Chosen and not Valarie Chosen and how our relationship has been is great.
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Nonetheless, my Jamie ( Jamester ) is what I affectionately call her always like for me to meet her friends because she considers me like her spiritual counselor, friend and big sister. Its an honor and we all get together and talk about LIFE and of course the things of CHRIST……. I believe that REAL MINISTRY is outside of the 4 – 8 walls of the church!
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Well this is where this PARTICULAR story gets good then great then bad……. Okay I met a young girl named Nicole but her nick name is SUNSHINE……. We talked about God and his purpose and this girl was ON FIRE FOR GOD ..Do you hear me!!! I mean we started preaching to each other and praying then prophesying and everything..

I told her AT THAT VERY MOMENT that God has connected us and although she is Jesus Follower, she is supposed to come to church with me and IMMEDIATELY she said I would LOVE TO and we planned to meet on Sunday morning at 830 am. I met her on a Friday and we were going to church that Sunday – We had such an amazing Spiritual Connection…it was sooo REFRESHING…. and God was in every aspect of our converstaions…..

Jamie called me and text me saying to call her that it was an emergency… I was praying that she was not in the process of relapsing back on drugs…. So I prayed as I was getting dressed to leave the house to start my full day of running around….. I said to myself.. CALL HER LATER ….she calls you all the time and you guys talk all the time…. God said dont answer the phone but call her back WHEN I GET IN THE CAR……. I  am saying…ok Lord….

I finally call Jamester back and she advises me that SUNSHINE DIED LAST NIGHT IN A CAR ACCIDENT!!

This is her below in the photo…..Nicole Albright 22 Years Old a.k.a. Sunshine

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We first met and took this photo  11 – 29 – 2013

I took her to church 12 – 1 – 2013

She died in car accident 12-8-2013

Links to her story.. Please keep her family lifted in prayer …God Bless

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/1-killed-child-hurt-rollover-accident-bigelow-blvd/ncFt8/

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/breaking/2013/12/09/Victim-identified-in-Bigelow-Boulevard-crash/stories/201312090142

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/12/09/woman-killed-child-injured-in-hill-district-crash/

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Family

Paul Walker Tribute


I did not get into the whole Fast and Furious series until the 4th movie and I fell in love with the cast…. Indeed am I praying for his family as well in regards to his death over the weekend ( last week ) –  He died in a car crash and burned to death….

He played roles of a car drag racer and he died in a fast car….speed was the factor – we just NEVER KNOW when we will see our loved ones… We get up and leave our houses everyday THINKING that we will see our wives, husbands, kids etc AGAIN….in a few hours etc…. but this is prime example of how short life is –

He was about to go to his own charity and never made it –

Helping Self...

A Mental Random –


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How a lot of people measure success is sometimes actually a bit scary –  Do not get me wrong – we all love nice things but nice things do not mold a decent human beings and if a person is not careful – their distorted view of success can deform the morals, values, stances, ethics and beliefs!

“Happiness” equals “success” and “success” equals “blessing.” Success (eudaimonia in Greek) is translated as happiness in English, and happy (makarios) is translated as blessed, or enjoying a share of the divine, living like a god. Animals cannot enjoy success, because they have no share of the divine, and the gods enjoy a different type of ideal existence.

In order to meet success you must use your skills and knowledge to pursue certain goals for the sake of higher goal. For example, a human can either: carry out one goal, such as running a mile, or carry out one objective for a higher purpose, such as being in shape. The single highest objective in life is to live well and fare well, i.e. being successful. An aim in the highest degree is only worth pursuing for itself and never anything else; success is worth pursuing in its own right.

However, you have to learn what success actually is – If your only focus is MONEY – HOUSES – CARS and – LAND …….then you are indeed headed for a heavy fall because those are only temporary THINGS….

Parenting

Traveling –


Welp, we are in the car AGAIN and headed to happiness! This boy loves to travel – I dont care where the destination is..he just wants to get in the car and GO!!  This boy even packs MORE than I do and all I do is giggle and ask myself what in the world did Icreate? He is super neat and a tad bit OVERLY anal when it comes to how his things are folded in his suitcase – like really Jared? Hey things could be worse – he could be a sloppy kid! LOL

Kids learn to be flexible while traveling AND FLEXIBILITY is something this kid has..

There are plenty of reasons why travel is good for kids. Whether you are traveling for a two-week vacation or heading out for a multi-year vagabonding lifestyle, travel is good.

Travel helps kids learn the world is a wonderful place. In today’s society where most people fear others, travel helps children learn that the vast majority of people in our world are kind and generous people who will go the extra mile to help a fellow human.

Travel helps kids develop communication skills. As they travel amongst various cultures, they’ll communicate with people of all ages and in many languages. Children will pick up foreign languages and perfect the fine art of sign language when they can’t get their message across with words. Now, since he talks with his hands like his mother – this should be easy! LOL

Travel broadens kids’ education. There’s nothing like being a place to learn about that place. The history and culture come alive when you see it being lived. Textbooks are great resources, but don’t come close to replicating the experience of actually being there and being able to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch it…. ( an my son touches EVERYTHING!! even at 10 )

He recently told me that he wanted to visit Asia – I said man….for all of this lets just move there! We BOTH are like cavaliers and will pick up and just “go with the flow” anywhere and anytime!

Travel helps kids become more flexible and to adapt to changes easier. We all know the old adage that even the best laid plans will go awry. While traveling, plans change daily – minute by minute at times – and kids need to adapt. Through those experiences they learn that things will be OK, even if they aren’t what was expected.

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Tires, Bolts, Mechanics, Jesus – Oh My!


Okay who would have thought that this nut bolt that was found inside my tired would allow me to meet…connect and fellowship with people who I never would have talked to MORE THAN ……..a simple >>>> how much will my bill be for my new tire!

The mechanic came to me and WHISPERED….. hello miss, I saw the FISH on front of your car.. He said are you one? I was scratching my hair and thinking huh? What is he talking about and then why is he whispering??

Then it hit me….. I have this on my car  Christian...and then I smiled!

I had t ask him why was he whispering…. LOL and he said that since I was a customer, he didnt want to be wrong and make a scene.. Well lo and behold.. Yes I told him the good news that I WAS INDEED A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST! He wanted to know if ” I was one”…. ( a fellow Christian ) now…

I have to be honest… I MEAN BLUNTLY HONEST….. Talk about judging someone!!!! This guy looked like a “NICE VERSION” of a skin head who may have used his lunch breaks to say ” Hail Hitler ” in the back office room and he had the OUTFIT to go along with it.

However, the more we talked…the more we laughed…. hugged…gave each other high fives…looked at photos on each others phones via ministry etc…. I sat in this shop for 3 hours talking to mechanics about Jesus Christ and found out that the whole business were Christians and everyone who worked there!!!

Talk about FLOORED and loving how God set this whole thing up behind my tired getting a bolt stuck in it!

I was talking so long that my son fell asleep wrapped up in his shirt in their air conditioner! LOL

Hmmm… Should I blackmail my son with these photos? I think that these are soooo great right!! LOL