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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Charisma vs. Personality –


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Charisma is the ability to charm people and become easily trusted and liked.
Charisma is positive attitude and energy, Drawing much attention in positive light.Charisma can be part of your personality, but you can have a great personality and not have a lot of charisma, charisma just means your more energetic about being positive and really out there. Charisma is a part of personality and implies the ability to “charm” people with his own ideas.

There have been many charismatic characters (for good or evil) such as Jesus, Adolf Hitler, Napoleon, Leonardo Da Vinci, Fidel Castro, Mahatma Gandhi, etc. People take as truth the word of charismatic people.
 
Just because someone has a good personality doesn’t mean they have charisma, a good personality just means they are very dynamic, and have their own style to themselves.A lot of people with enjoyable personalities take a while for you to trust them or like them because a lot of people with personality are also blunt or have strange ideas and quirks.

 
Okay – I am done with this RANDOM topic of mine… LOL
 
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Random Appreciation-


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I dedicate my whole week to the most remarkable, loving, caring, compassionate, prayer warrior, friend, confident, soldier who will celebrate another day upon this earth and see yet another day that she nor I have not seen.
 
I do not have to wait until her birthday to CELEBRATE her living above ground. Her birthday was back in November 2012 but I still honor MY MOTHER !!
 
She is the air beneath all her children, Grand children, Great grandchildren.      ” Mommy Cakes” my nickname I gave her, has been through many trials and tragedies in life, but she taught me to preservere and be what God will have ME to be!
 
So, I thought that as her daughter I am supposed to act spoiled and rotten….but indeed it is she who acts spoiled with me and even pouts if she does not talk to me at least 5 times a day!!! GEESH….Yes, but I would NOT have it any other way! Nice to have a genuine – sweet – pure – and Godly Mother / Daughter relationship…
 
It is good to dedicate your time to the person who brought you into this world AFTER you dedicate time and your Life to the one who made it ALL POSSIBLE…  >>>> GOD!
 
So indeed I do bless God he has allowed her to see another day and I LOVE MY MOMMY!
 
#sherocks
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Enough of Jared 2 Go Around!


My son is loved

My son is loved

My son is loved

My son is loved

 We were talking and he was getting into a mood again when he thinks of the lack of consistency with his father and brother and I had to remind him that just because his father is not there, just because his older brother does not call, just because he does not see his uncles that he SHOULD NOT disregard the people that are in his life that have helped him over the years – not to mention currently! His MIND understands but of course his HEART does not and that hurts ME AS HIS MOTHER…..

So as we talked about the people in his life, I dedicate this blog specifically to my little 10 year old baby… Single Parents – do not dwell on what you or your child (ren) do not have because the blessing is indeed WHAT IS LEFT! Remember the blessing even after the blessing seems to have dimmed in your eyes! God is not through – blessing you!

 

My son is loved

My son is loved

My son is loved

My son is loved

My son is loved

My son is loved

That is why he is always so happy and it is a GREAT reason for us both to appreciate the people placed in his life….. He may not have a a long list of MALE mentors in his life or MALE family members in his constant circle BUT God has strategically sent te individuals who were able to assist him in his time of need. Also the WOMEN that are in is life treat him like a young man and NOT a boy who is treated so delicately that he PREFERS to hang around women…his aunts….his mother…his grandmother…my girlfriends ( female friends ) etc… I am blessed to have people in his life who genuinle care about him.  The male figures will come and add to his life soon enough….

Until then… his friends – his friends dad’s – his friends uncles keep us running while I maintain being Soccer Mom……Band Mom….Baseball Mom….Taekwondo Mom….Swimming Mom…. and REGULAR MOM! LOL

For the lack of MALE role models in my son’s life  – it is so imperative that he stays involved in as many male centered activities as possible. I STAY TIRED – but I feel that my son is totally worth it!