Ministry

Church –


Oh did I have a splendid time on today in regards to fellowship at my place of worship! It is funny to me because I am so used to being in church EACH SERVICE for at least 3 hours. My son and I got home a little after 11 am this morning and it threw me off until at least 4 pm – SERIOUSLY!

I am so grateful for at least “this season” I am somewhere I am enjoying – learning new things about myself and discovering the Love of Christ in such a new and beautiful way –
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The worship experience is so FREE that it makes me feel as if I am indeed floating on the promises of God Himself! It is different but good – new but old – loud but angelic – busy but therapuetic – short but long and I am happy as ever.

A HUGE PERK for me is that my 11 1/2 year old son really likes it as well – WHEW- So grateful

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Ministry

Longggg BUT Good Day


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One word folks…… #Exhausted………. Nonetheless, Boy did God bless my mother AND I on today…….. Our last few weeks have been a bit ” challenging…. to say the least ” BUT we have managed to remain overcomers in Christ Jesus –

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Oh it’s soo amazingly nice to be friends with people for years and you see each other off and off but when you do, its like YOU NEVER skipped a beat! Oh how I loved BOTH of these women of God…women of Virtue! Sis. Lorraine is a nice size piece of my past that gives me strength everytime that I see her – She is truly one of God’s special people…

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I absolutely adore BOTH of these ladies and thank the Lord that they both have taught ME a multitude of things….

The mental blessings that I obtained on today has once again shifted me onto another path……

Gratefully Blogged…..

Relationships

Seeing Old Friends!!!


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Had a late start…an iffy early morning at the first service I attended…. then headed to a second church service and EXHALED!!!

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IT WAS AMAZINGLY BLESSED! (to say the least) The word of God is always a good way to snap me back together!

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My son cringes sometimes when we go to a church and everyone knows who he is BUT HE DOES NOT RECALL who they are!! Lol

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I tell him that people know him via me being pregnant with him up until he was about 2 years of age…. Of course he is still looking at them and ME like okay….mom!

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However, he loves this kid right here!!! I prayed for them and that God would ignite and shift the same anointing via musical talents …….the drums… I love him too, he is like a nephew to me.

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Then me and my little partner headed to a 3rd service….and it was nice to be amongst some genuine folk. Gosh I love these two people right here!!!!

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Since about 1994, me and this man had a bond that screamed WE ARE FAMILY!!!!! I love them BOTH but over the years…

God used him to be a Father and an Uncle (amazing one too) to me and my oldest sister and we have NOT let our bond go! He is an uncle that I have always and shall always hold dear to my heart…. and me and his wife have the same type of love for another…. she too, is soo sweet.

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I am grateful that she shares her space and time SPIRITUALLY with her husband so that he is able to be a blessing to people like ME!!

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Just seeing another girl pal of mine really made me saay CHEEZZZEE!!!! My soul sistahas!

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Then ran and did errands….then connected with a few more friends and by the time I looked at my phone it was after 5 pm!!!

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Whew…sooo time for me and my son to say all of our God bless you’s ….hug people…get a doggy bag and head home.

It is now 648 and ot feels every bit of at least 848and I cannot tell you how my pillow is DEMANDING me to lay on all 10 of them!!! Lol

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Had a very long but great day though..

Dear ( ME )

Weekend Foolishness


Okay… you see my son’s face sooooo……that tells you that he either thinks that I am REALLY amazing or that his mood is great for maybe getting what he wanted… Both ANSWERS could actually work on today….  By the way and this is sooo random – with it being Saturday and all  -Why do MY SATURDAYS feel like work days? Why do MY SUNDAYS feel like work days? That is not how weekends are supposed to be correct?

Saturday is supposed to be a free fun filled day to lay around….sleep in… shope…eat…have fun…chat with friends…go to dinner.. etc..etc..

Sunday is supposed to be a peaceful, short day after attending church, breaking bread with friends or family and come home EARLY…

One day when EITHER of those things happen to transpire for me on EITHER a Saturday or a Sunday – then  I will be a changed woman! (for the better of course ) I guess until then…. my body will suffer from sleep deprivation and yearn tremendously for relaxation more than once a month!

Now by the end of our conversation AFTER he had discovered that he would NOT be getting his way as usual – he pays me back by NOT smiling for the photo –

Parenting

Helpless in Sunday School – LOL


Ugghhhh!! My son was SOOOOOO BORED today in his Sunday School classroom! I didnt have the heart to video tape it! LOL

He was sitting there biting his nails and just starring at the sub teacher like he wanted to just get up and leave the classroom! LOL It is hard to really explain but I just know when my son is bored to the core and it was so sad…. There was about only another 15 minutes left and I went and excused him EARLY and when he saw me he started smiling……

However, when he totally removed himself from the classroom setting… he immediately said, Mom – oh my goodness! I was so bored in that class and I think that I need to be bumped up with the older kids! I asked him why and he started going into the topic for the day in Sunday School…..he was saying that the other kids were getting the story wrong about Samson and Delilah and the teacher did not correct them and that made him upset! LOL – I just love my kid to pieces! LOL

Even in regular school, God has gifted my son to be at least 2 steps ahead of the regular class so I am not shocked that the flow of his class is BORING him! I was like that as well growing up and being totally honest, it is still like that at times. Nonetheless, sometimes God wants us to adapt where we are until we can get to where we are going because everything is about timing! Of course HIS timing and surely not our own!

I asked him if he spoke up! LOL He said well mom, the teacher would have thought that I was trying to be disrespectful and a Mr. Know It All! I advised him that he was more than likely correct – especially if he would have addressed him in front of the rest of the classroom…. HOWEVER – I reminded him that he can always address anyone about anything…… but it is ALL ABOUT PRESENTATION and how it is being addresssed.

He smiled and said that he still wanted to change his classroom and I reminded him that sometimes God will leave us in situations because he sees something further down the line or sees that we have not mastered where we are. That may not be the case in all situations but if it is meant for him to be moved or other transitions need to occur that he is to pray about what he feels and things that he needs and wants out of a Sunday School lesson and we shall go from there…

He laughed….I laughed….. we hugged and ran in the rain to the car! I love 10 year old my kid!

Ministry

Interesting Thoughts and Theories


 
 
To me the SAGA with Chick fa la is not about chicken sales or who desires to be gay or lesbian…TO ME – it is about freedom of speech.  I know plenty of gay, lesbian, straight folk and I treat them all the same. There is a great deal of things that I dont agree with that straight people do but I respect them as people but just advise them NOT to push their antics on me if I CHOOSE to believe something different.
 
We are in America, and as my own personal right , (I am black and I am not a slave to sin nor man ) so if I don’t agree with something, let ME be…. There are several stores that STILL show racism in America, so I just do not go to patron those establishments that is all.
 
It’s funny how the gay and lesbian activists claim to be promoters of free speech and tolerance, yet they’ll silence Christians, especially preachers of the gospel, who stand against homosexuality because they think that they’re bigots.
 
I am sure that almost every Christian knows personally, has a family member etc who is apart of a lifestyle that they do not agree with. Whether it is a personal opinion or a Godly reason.. nonetheless, you STILL have the right to have your own opinion.
 
People who choose another lifestyle is not your concern or your fault – show people love and move on with it….. Lets look at the BIG PICTURE …. a man started a business and became very successful and he chose to close his business hours down on Sundays. Okay what is the difference between him and Mormons or any other religion?
 
It is the CEO’s right to decide what days that he wants the business franchise that he built to be open and whatever reason is his right. Okay next, he gave his OPINION on what he felt about a group of people okay..people give their opinions everyday!!
 
So what is the big deal? If you dont like what a person says okay…boycott! Blacks been boycotting for years!! However you continue to live your life and do what you are able in the mean time to have your voices heard!
 
Homosexuality, just like every other sin, is not like being African-American because homosexuality is a choice of lifestyle while being AfricanAmerican or any other race is not something that we choose to be.
 
I agree that we should be treated with respect, but we as Christians are not obligated to endorse wrong lifestyles to prove our love to them. However, it is just like a movie, if you do not like what the movie displays or what violence is displayed within a video game that your child just happens to like, DO NOT BUY IT and DO NOT GO to the movie to support it.
 
I think that saying that the president is apart of hate crimes or hate beliefs is just silly and a great MARKETING MOVE by the gay and lesbian movement ( if they are indeed behind saying that ) to get more hyped up publicity.
 
Parenting

Interesting Sunday –


 

Children’s Church was not too fun ACCORDING to my son today…. Surely it was basically boring to him and felt as if I was making him do 00 sit ups when I chose to take him to our “back up church ” LOL

I know that he just misses his “main church“…. I know sounds crazy right! He has two churches… One is in the city and the other is in the suburbs via where we reside at and of course – the one that he feels connected to and the one that I ALSO LOVE is in the city! UGGGHHH…. Sometimes, I just dont feel like driving to the city 4 times a week! Traffic….Traffic..and MORE Traffic is draining!

Nonetheless, I try to make the BEST of it for him when we cant seem to get to “his main church” 1 out of the 3 days that he LOVES to attend there… Boy oh boy – what we do for our babies! I surely wish that they had the “types of churches” that we both wanted – … ya know – a little bit of this and a little bit of that! LOL Thank goodness that God is indeed everywhere!