Inspiration

Sometimes –


Sometimes I wish I could live in a drama free world but then I remember even the greatest warriors had to go through pain before making it to paradise. Lessons are best learned through pain. Sometimes, our visions clear only after our eyes are washed with tears. Sometimes, we have to be broken so we can be whole again. Remember: If God made the day to be perfect, He would not have invented tomorrow.

Faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep believing, the dream that you wish will come true. God knew……God knows…. nothing surprises HIM –

 

 

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Ministry

Ugghh! Here is The “F- Word” Again……


F – O – R – G – I – V -E

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Learning to forgive implies that forgiveness is a learned process, not an automatic response. Our sinful nature (our flesh) has a high resistance to laying offenses aside. It prefers to take on an offense and use the energy that the offense brings with it, in every negative way. Every part of our un-renewed mind, our carnal mind, has a preference to take on an offense and a propensity to hold grudges, and seek its own sense of justice. Within the carnal mind, retaliation is most often not an option, but rather it’s a driving force, it has to get even! Our flesh, unrenewed, unbridled, lacking illumination and understanding, prefers to be judge, jury, and executioner of the offender even when that offender is our own self.

Yeah……………….I have to forgive TWO PEOPLE and I am trying to QUICKLY….. uuughhhh I am upset though like on DEFCON 5!!! LOL

Learning to forgive can only be fully achieved after we have accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior, otherwise we are simply acting according to our flesh. While we can learn to “forgive and forget” on a carnal level, as a good deed, but true forgiveness comes from the Spirit of Christ within us. Until our mind is renewed, until we are enlightened by His Holy Spirit, there remains a resistance, an enmity between us and God that will govern our every decision (Romans 12:2, Titus 3:3-5).

So even with the KNOWLEDGE of WHY I should forgive…. I AM STILL HUMAN and I get “tempted: ……..LIKE NOW….to hold onto negative feelings that someone else has bestowed upon me but I must……MUST release it…and them to Christ with that “F – WORD”……….. ( forgive )

Uggghhhhhh………….. pray for me!! I am sooo serious!

Helping Self...

10 Second Pep Talk


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At what point do you say enough? Hopefully its not in a casket. I’m just saying…… Do YOU NOT THINK that it is / indeed maybe time to Wake up?
 
Stop giving people power over you that won’t be there to save you on Judgement day..Only words that will matter will be the words Well Done from Jesus, so give him the same authority and respect on earth as it will be in Heaven.
 
Okay – continue on with your God given morning and enjoy!
Ministry

Just Remembering An Old Preacher


Missing a really great man of the cloth, the late Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson…… He was indeed a follower of Jesus Christ. Whew…growing up on this type of prayer and leaders in ministry is so missed. A great deal of ministies turn to marketing INSTEAD of ministry and it shows from the pulpit to the doors of certain churches…… Such a sad day to be in ministry and your heart aches on all the things that people take for granted…

Parenting

Open and Closed Letter


To My Oldest Kids,

I was sitting here thinking and re- evaluations a whole of things that transpired between the 3 of us over the years., Then I also had a talk with one of your previous coaches, talked to a few other relatives, talked to God and even had a tiny conversation with myself about you and your sister over your very LONG teenage years.  I was a little excited because you will both be turning 19 years of age in July and I still ask myself where did the time go! Although you guys are fraternal twins – sometimes I wonder if you are really indeed twins at all because you both just have WAY too, too, too, too, too, too  many differences! ( good and bad )

Nonetheless, as I move on in my life I wanted you to know that I will always – always love you and I am NO LONGER upset with either one of you! Plus, if I desire to get into Heaven, I better not be mad anymore! Plus, it is not worth it at all….

Well, with you both, Please know that  I am just no longer willing to accept your disrespect and your unwillingness to put in the time and effort that it takes for us to build and maintain a loving and healthy relationship….

I am sure that you are shocked but guess what – I was too when I was able to FINALLY come to this point in my life!

Like I said at the beginning of this letter, you both will be turning 19 years of age next month and I have been struggling HARD with the both of you since you were 12 1/2 and I do believe that it is time for ME to see about ME.  You guys have chosen for the last 7 years of what you wanted to do…when you wanted to do it…if you wanted to do it…who you wanted to do it for and with…. and sad to say, None of it INCLUDED ME!

I love you guys to pieces and when “it is time”, we will connect again but it will be on my time and terms…. oh an by the way, I am glad that you both are my kids … EVEN THOUGH YOU DON’T ACT, SPEAK, OR DRESS LIKE IT!

If you need need better interpretation of this quick – blunt – open and closed letter, please consult God!

Love,

Mom

P.S. If you cannot tell by now – I have allowed every year that has passed to MAKE ME better and not bitter!