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.


November 16, 2015

How About Giving Thanks?

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
(Psalm 107:1)

It is very sad to me to see how the Thanksgiving Holiday is treated like a step-child.... Have we become a nation who has forgotten WHAT to be thankful for????? Television goes right to Christmas movies, commercials, etc. Malls are already playing Christmas music. I'm thoroughly disgusted...  I recognize that there are times when my worries seem more than my blessings - but when I stop and think about it I have to apologize to God because there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. I, for one will not override this very important holiday. So let me share what I am thankful for this year.

am thankful for knowing that I have a loving God who absolutely directs my path - Even when my wayward feet begin to drift off of it His grace, love and forgiveness direct me back. This year He brought into my life the most amazing man, and I can honestly see how God's best for me is better than anything I could have picked out for myself. Someone I will never take for granted... And to be extremely blessed by getting the privilege of knowing his fine family...
This has been a year of gain and a year of tremendous loss, since my family lost three members this year...  My Uncle Lionel, my Uncle Billy and my cousin Lena. As if I didn't already know how precious life is - it has once again been engraved in my heart how none of us is promised tomorrow... How dare we act as though God owes it to us when we can't even take the time to thank Him for the current moment we are in???? Like a greedy fat kid at the table we just want to gobble up MORE.  

As I see all the craziness around us in the world, I am even MORE thankful for my faith, because I know without a doubt WHO I belong to, and that the number of my days, He will fulfill. He  ALONE knows what that number is, and my focus has become trying as hard as I can to make EVERY moment count, the best I can.
I am thankful for my family because in seeing how others conduct themselves I have been made more fully aware of the solid foundation of love my family have instilled within me. I thought ALL families were like us, but the truth is they are not! Common sense, honesty, honor, love and common courtesy is something that is the background of MOST of my family members and I've always been PROUD to be part of a very strong family.
Lastly, there are my friends and mainly my Pinks who in many aspects are even closer to me than many of my family... We understand and are there for each other in a way that people who have not faced cancer or their own mortality can. We are a sorority of women who did not willingly choose to join in on this "Pink Rover Line" - yet here we are... You've been there for me when MANY others weren't... Quite frankly even MORE so than any of my sisters and brothers in Christ.... (Oops I went there...) You are the strongest women I know and while I wish this isn't what brought us together, I'm so thankful for the friendship of EACH ONE of YOU. We will be friends for life... 
So there you have it - and that just scratches the surface when I think about what I am thankful for. What better way to show thankfulness but to express it? There might be some who don't even know how significant a role they have played in your life - isn't it time you told them? Quick! Before the moment has passed! Give thanks.