Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Our Job Preparing Us for Our Future

Colossians 3:23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Your job is one of the ways God is preparing you for your spiritual future. (Maybe it is even for our eternal responsibilities!)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Rest in Peace Mayor Larry Langford

Tonight a new friend and a man that I admired from a distance passed from Earth's limits to his unlimited life with his Heavenly Father. Not only did this man impact me personally but allowed me this week to walk a few steps with him and his wife on their journey. I experienced the most genuine love and grace in their presence. Even in death, this mentor taught me how to die with class and utmost dignity. Thank you, God, for allowing our paths to unite on this side of Heaven. 

Mayor Larry Langford

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Be Different

I heard a great sermon last night when I watched the movie "Patch Adams." Don't be afraid to be authentic and do what you know your heart is leading you to do!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Pleasant Surprises in 2019

I received this blessing from a pastor/police officer in Ndola, Zambia. His name is Pastor Lubinda Akamandisa. He is a good brother and I wanted to share this with you too.

"I wish you a peaceful New Year 2019. For sure, silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: in the name of Jesus of Nazareth may each day of the New Year bring you pleasant surprises like the curled petals of a flower that spread sweet fragrance slowly as it unfolds layer by layer. With every blessing. Emmanuel!"

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019 Year of Challenges & Growth

2019 will be a year of many challenges. These words from Karol K. Truman can help guide you as you move forward day after day.

"There is a purpose for every challenge and every situation in which we find ourselves. THE PURPOSE IS FOR LEARNING AND GROWTH—and FOR GETTING TO KNOW WHO WE REALLY ARE. After attaining this frame of mind, we get to consciously choose how we will react, how we will manage, and what we will do with these challenges. The depth and width of the growth we experience will be determined by these choices. But even in the negative choice, we still experience consequences that will eventually bring us around to positive choices...or choices that bring positive results." Truman, Karol K. Feelings Buried Alive Never Die. Olympus Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The God of a Second Chance

Remember these words I wrote last night?, "Tonight is special because I am purposing to forgive those who brought the hurt. I will say more about this as it unfolds." Well, things began to unfold during the night. I dreamed off and on all night and I kept hearing these words in my dreams, "I am the God of the second chance." When I awoke this morning I read these words from Susan Galey, "I believe God is preparing you and you are in transition for His plans." I agree with Susan. I believe by forgiving the ones who hurt me in 2006 the Lord is now giving me a second chance.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

God Meant it for Good

Tonight has been very special to me in so many ways. I had something happen to me back in 2006 that hurt me more than anything has ever hurt. The experience actually imprisoned my soul and for the past twelve years, I have been bound. I am listening to a program with Dr. R.T. Kendall speaking about genuine forgiveness to those who have hurt you. They may have meant what happened for evil but God meant it for good. I believe God has shown me that I must truly forgive these people in order to be set free. God meant it for good. Tonight this is being revealed to me. Tonight is special because I am purposing to forgive those who brought the hurt. I will say more about this as it unfolds.