It has now been seven years since I started this blog. How quickly time goes by! We are many members but we are one in the body of Christ. Therefore you do not journey alone! Hopefully through this site you will be encouraged by the fact that many things you are going through in your own walk, others are going through (or have gone through) as well. Sometimes we think we are "going through things alone." But we are not. God said that "He would Never Leave Nor Forsake Us." (Hebrews 13:5) and that "There is Nothing New Under The Sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9). No man is an island. It's easy to forget that. May the words in this blog help you to think, encourage you in whatever spiritual state you are in and may the Lord use them to help us to grow in Him! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

I don’t want any readers to think that I am “promoting” being a prodigal. I definitely am not. But what I am hoping to do – is to encourage those of us who either have had or are currently experiencing a hard time in our walk to be honest about it. Personal conviction is a powerful thing, especially if you truly love the Lord. I think that sometimes the Body of Christ critiques and judges to the point where the person who is at the other end of that pointing finger feels ostracized, alienated and alone. I don't think that that is what Jesus intended. When I read through my Bible - I see a firm yet gentle restoration that Jesus ministered to those around Him. Look at John 21:15-19. When Peter who was at an all time low point in his walk - he was firmly, yet lovingly restored by Jesus. He didn't tear him down, or yell or make him feel any worse then he already did. He spoke to him lovingly and gently - and in doing so, Peter was able to repent and minister in a much more powerful, humble and confident way and it became one of the largest ministries ever.

Please note that I am only a vessel, my calling - to write. I dedicate this blog to the Lord and ask that He use it to reach out and touch whoever needs a special, loving, personal touch from Him. My hope is that the Holy Spirit allows you to see Him through the words (and not me). We go through things so that we can extend our right hand of fellowship behind us to assist and help someone else. Our Bible is the same today, as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow. (I am far from perfect and do not profess to have all the answers...) but the good news is - Our Heavenly Father does! His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy is real!Nothing you are experiencing in your walk comes as a surprise to Him! May He be glorified through this blog and may God bless you at whatever stage in your walk you are in!~

I am a Breast Cancer Survivor

I am a Breast Cancer Survivor
I was diagnosed with early stage triple negative breast cancer on June 24th, 2010 - I have been cancer free for 7 years now. It was only a chapter in my life - NOT my life, but the impact is one that has changed my life forever. Its important for women to know that 80% of the breast cancer diagnosis come from women who don't have a history of it in their family (My family didn't). Early detection is the key. For more information please click on the pink ribbon above. It could save your life.


July 2, 2010

Great is HIS faithfulness - even when we are not...

Hope, Faith, Love... I think these are the ingredients for courage. I have realized so much in the last two weeks... Sometimes you have to be "broken" in order to be "made whole." We unintentionally take things for granted... Think we are "owed" tomorrow. Think that we have until our 70's, 80's or more to get it together. News Flash - we don't! There is "no guarantee.  And for those of us who are Breast Cancer Survivors - even though I'm a "freshman" survivor and I didn't "plan" on joining this sorority (yet who of my sisters did?)  I had a "wake up call." And ooooh boyyyyy I wanted to take that "clock" and throw it and smash it against the wall... But to be honest- I needed that call.  I needed that reminder.  I had forgotten how fragile life is.  I think we forget for ourselves (not for others) that we are not "super heroes" we're flesh and blood. I've been healthy all my life! No one in my family history had this.  IT WASN'T SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN TO ME. How stupid that sounds now... Who is it or any other horrible disease suppose to happen to???

The Bible tells us it rains on the just and the unjust. When I first found this out - I thought I was being punished for my "prodigal ways."  But that was ol' slew foot who is good at heaping guilt. Sometimes some of us have to go through the "spiritual school of hardknocks." I've graduated from this grade... All though as stubborn as I am and a Dork to boot - I'm sure they'll be MORE lessons. :P

I'm in the process of moving - Cancer is SOOO inconvenient! (LOL) especially to me - a planner.  Unless its a party or a gift - I don't like surprises. This morning I was moving boxes (carefully of course) and I dropped an angel I had. It's right wing broke off.  I bent down to gently pick her up and I thought - wow. Now she is like me... But you see - sometimes we have to be "broken" to become "whole again." Is there a cancer in your life? Maybe not a physical one - but something that is hindering you? Something that YOU know should be "cut off." What is keeping you from being all that you could be for the Lord? The Bible tells us "He was pierced for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53;5). Nothing surprises your Father.

Nothing will separate you from the love of God which is in His son, Christ Jesus. Notice it says NOTHING. So if you are beating yourself up over some past transgression - Stop! If you are having a hard time living for Christ - just remember that He died on the cross for forgiveness of your sins (and mine) and there is nothing that can hold you back for all God has for you - except YOU. He is faithful and stands at the door and knocks - its simply up to us to open it.

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