Ministry

My Own Cross To Bear –


Okay, I understand that EVERYONE has their own morals, values, beliefs, stances and views. However, people that know me, respects the fact that I do not celebrate Halloween because of my OWN personal Christian views.

However, I am almost certain that because they state they are Christian as well – they try to make me UNDERSTAND why they celebrate it with their kids, friends and family. I do not judge them if they CHOOSE to celebrate the holiday but when they ask me about it – I tell them the foundation of the holiday is supported and uplifted but all of the following:

sorcerers – witches – warlocks and wizards ( and everything that is negative )

I call it the Devil’s birthday along with his own version of Christmas because besides Christmas and Thanksgiving – there is NO OTHER HOLIDAY that is celebrated like Halloween. I mean Valentine’s Day has even lost its zeal and does not have the same fire that American couples used to give it. Thanksgiving seems to be viewed more like a family / religious holiday ( which has been MY favorite holiday since a child )……

Some people just love scary movies, haunted things, calling out the dead, running around old cemeteries, practicing witch hunts and playing with ouije  (weegee) boards etc. Well, honey if people do not believe in the -real -NESS of HEAVEN and hell – I am so sorry – but I do and there is NOTHING fun about Halloween and dressing up like scary characters while worrying about how high the crime rate will go up for the night, while being scared to walk home on a night called Fright Night!

While going to a house that is supposed to be haunted and something always seems to happen negative but people become upset if something tragic happens to you – even though it was YOUR decision to put yourself in harm’s way all because of you not believing –

Halloween and MY FAITH just don’t go together!

I just do not get it…….I personally ENJOY having a peaceful night’s sleep and not having gory, creepy nightmares…..

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Women's Stuff

Differences –


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I have watched the show plenty of times and it is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is amazingly yet VERY interesting to say the LEAST….. to see the MIND SET of people who hold very different morals..values…ethics….and stances!

I could NEVER knowingly share a husband….let alone a piece of my favorite shirt, skirt, coat, cd or even candy!! Kids don’t share and we become adults and take the art of SHARING to a whole new level…………..

 

Family

Im blessed…..


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It has indeed been a while since my last blog! Well, things have been just sooooo busy in all areas of my life…… for the BETTER, thank you Jesus! Too much to go into but the list is long and some things are nice to keep to myself… ( for now )……Obtaining different perspectives on things…people and life will always make you re evaluate what is important. Love is something that God has commanded us to do for loved ones as well as enemies….we are to LOVE one another –

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It is great when you can recognize the blessings that are in front of you as well as lying within you – waking up and being able to spend time with whom you love and do the things that make you happy is a HUGE blessing. Nothing can compare to the love of God and being PERMITTED/ GRANTED the grace of choosing to follow Christ and His benefits.20121222_201657

Please take a small moment and FIND OUT who and what is important in your circle – pluck up all the weeds so that your original garden can bloom again! Do not allow negative situations to kill the garden that God himself has divinely blessed you with…..Know that it is up to us to plant it and nurture it correctly….

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From this Christmas on, it is imperative to make it about family. The gifts and running around, the sadness and disappointment of not having enough… Release that. Allow your mind to be at peace. Get your family around you and celebrate them.  Look into the mirror and ask if you have done all that you can to bring peace… My younger son and I is amazed on how his older brother has MATURED!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! He still has a great ways to go but I am grateful for the tiny steps that my son has chosen to take on his own……It is a blessing and yes I am soooooo proud! ( WHEW – FINALLY )

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THIS is what Christmas is – A family gathered to [celebrate a child]. So celebrate each other. Nothing matters more than your family time spent together I do urge you to love those who YOU call and consider -FAMILY.

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Ministry

Holiday “cheer” vs. Christmas “spirit”


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It is weird that EVERY Christmas Holiday Season… the world has to be REMINDED of the reason for the season….. however if we maintain that “personal” relationship with Jesus than it would be like water rolling off of a window pane…..

Helping the less fortunate….feeding the homeless….donating clothing to shelters…giving toys to children who are in the middle of a transition at a domestic violence center……giving a single parent a ride to church, donating book bags to low income neighborhoods, dropping groceries off for at least ONE senior citizen who you know that may live alone and just OVERALL giving back to your community are things that SHOULD BE considered as Christmas Spirit….those are the things that the Spirit of Jesus Christ requires us to do.

Furthermore, doing things with NO STRINGS attached and not shouting to the roof tops..” Look what I did for people” is a gfit that will keep on giving regardless if it is Tis The Season or not!

God should INDEED be uplifted all year round and not just be given the grand celebration from December 1 – December 25th!…….

Holiday cheer lasts only for the CURRENT moment and usually ENDS at the work or school Christimas Parties!!!  However, The Christmas SPIRIT lasts a lifetime……..Reflecting on what is important will outlast any scheduled holiday season.

Family

Sunday Visits


It is a wonder that I FINALLY allowed my son to even play video games because he is acting like he cannot live without them now. He is 10 1/2 and was ONLY PERMITTED to start playing video games on Christmas Day last year 2011 and he has not been the same since! LOL Last year he obtained 36 gifts in total from friends and family – God knows that he needs NO MORE than 3 gifts this year……. He is grateful but he is only 10 and I DO NOT WANT ANY MONTERS…..

Food, Fun and Fellowship is a POWERHOUSE of a triple threat if they are all good for you! The right food will keep the weight off of me……the right fun will keep me balanced and not SO SERIOUS all the time and the right fellowship is all about being with – around – associated with the right people!

House hopping is what I like to call it – visiting family and friends are the fun times AFTER church! GO RAVENS!!!

Relationships

Happy Blessed Day!


Happy birthday to my big sister!!! She means SOOOOO MUCH to me and has always been there for me when I did not feel like BEING BOTHERED with myself if that even makes even sense!! LOL I have spoiled her REAL GOOD!! She is going to really enjoy the WHOLE rest of the month of November 2012…… I have had sooo many wonderful things planned for her and God knows that it is MY PLEASURE

She is just SIMPLY amazing…..and deserves ALL the happiness that her sweet BIG HEART can surely hold! Last year was great for her too because I celebrated her birthday until New Years!

Inspiration

Interesting Thoughts –


Interesting Thoughts -

It is amazing how sometimes even in confusion you can obtain a major epiphany and know that things will be alright soon enough.
Life has the tendency to be VERY strange at times because it is when negative things happen, we discover who we actually are and then realize how great we are all at the same time!

Adversity has the power to TEACH us how to live! ( in such an IMPERFECT world )