Saturday, December 27, 2008

Because of Christ

THE BELL

I KNOW WHO I AM
I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15 )
I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ.  (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil 3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor 5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God  (2 Cor 1:21-22 )
I am assured all things work together for good  (Rom. 8:28 )
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16).   I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).. I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God's co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col 1:14). I have been adopted as God's child (Eph 1:5)
I belong to God
Do you know
Who you are?


Keep this bell ringing...pass it on
'The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine upon you
And be gracious to you;
The LORD turn His face toward you
And give you peace...
Numbers 6:24-26

Friday, November 28, 2008

It's Been 6 Months!

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For those who are following -- it has been 6 months now since I began locing my hair. It has been quite a journey inwardly and outwardly. I say that because somehow my hair has always reflected outwardly what God is doing in my life inwardly. I am going through a transformation just like a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly and this is only the beginning. This collage is compiled with pictures from months 3 through 6. Let me know what you think! I am loving it!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

How to Raise a Brat.

Here is an interesting post I saw on a sister site and I thought that it was pretty good and accurate:

So many today have been successful at raising brats. Here's some of the finest advice you'll ever receive on how to raise a brat:


1. WHEN A BABY, DON'T LET HIM CRY IN BED Do not allow YOUR baby to suffer any hardships, especially in infancy. Run to his aid as soon as he cries. He'll soon know how to control you, rather than you controlling him. This way, they'll expect to be pampered all of their lives.



2. LET HIM SAY "NO" It's so cute. Let that be his favorite word. Sure, it's rebellion verbalized, but he should be allowed to have a mind of his own.



3. DO NOT GIVE ANY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES Do it all for them. Then they'll think this world owes them a living. They'll quickly join the crowd of grown up babies shouting, "I've got my rights," rather than those who are men and women enough to fulfill their responsibilities.




4. NEVER SPANK THEM When the senior citizens today speak of spanking as being "the way we used to do it," remember, grandma and grandpa were "child abusers." Don't ever discipline your child. Wait till they're in trouble, and let the penal system (prisons and jails) discipline them. Listen to Dr. Spock (who never raised a child in his life) and the other child psychologists, not the old timers who raised 5 or 10 children successfully!

Throw out the Bible and its admonitions like: "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (early in life)" Proverbs 13:24. "The rod AND reproof (teaching that exposes wrong) give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame," Proverbs 29:15. You can only develop a true brat if you won't properly discipline them.



5. DEFEND THEM IN SCHOOL Always take the child's side. Teachers and principals have got it "in" for the little angel. Understand that your child can do no wrong. Expect teachers and principals to know that too!



6. CRITICIZE LEADERS AND PREACHERS You can't trust them. Tear down authority in front of them. Make sure they hear you. They'll live in insecurity not knowing who to trust. They will be totally prepared for a life of rebellion. They will not learn to properly fear anyone and will probably lose their jobs when the boss asks them to do something. Don't tell them that 99% of those in leadership positions are good people who are sincere and have never been indicted for anything. Leave them with the impression that they are all bad.



7. DON'T EVER SAY "I LOVE YOU" They can figure that out! After all, you've given them everything they've ever wanted. What more can a parent do (of course, don't give them yourself!)



8. GIVE THEM EVERYTHING THEY WANT Buy something for them every time you go into a store. Never say "no" to them. When properly trained this way, they will be used to having every appetite of theirs fulfilled immediately. When they grow older and develop natural sexual appetites, they will have been trained by you to seek immediate fulfillment. Teen pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases shouldn't really surprise the parent then. Sooo... give them everything they ask for while they are kids.



9. NEVER TEACH THEM THE BIBLE Teach them math, science, history, art, music, reading, physical education, sex education, etc. but don't teach them the Bible. Let them decide for themselves. Make them go to school 5 days a week for all day, but don't take them to church for 1 hour on Sunday.



10. ALWAYS TRUST YOUR CHILD He's a little angel. He wouldn't dare do anything behind your back. Did you ever ask a young person whom you catch smoking, "Do you smoke at home?" Usually the answer is, "You've got to be kidding my parents would kill me." Remember, that's the other kids in town, yours would never do that.



11. SCREAM AT YOUR CHILDREN This is the only type of communication necessary to raise a brat. Time spent answering their questions and instructing them is wasted time. The only training really required of parents is potty-training. After that, it is the obligation of day cares preschools and schools. Scream constantly, and the fond memories your children have of home life will assure you as a parent that your kids will never take care of you when you're old.



12. LET YOUR CHILD COME AND GO AS THEY WILL Don't set any boundaries. This will lead to a life of insecurity. Brats don't need guidelines.




13. MAKE SURE THEY ARE POPULAR They must be in with the crowd, their peers! Don't let them be an oddball. If they follow the crowd, the crowd will become the greatest influence in their lives. Nothing to fear there, right?



14. LET THEM WATCH TV CONSTANTLY Keep them away from reality. Let them live in fantasy all of their lives. Brats need entertainment! A life of comfort and ease produces high-class brats. They won't know how to deal with reality or real people, but maybe they'll just go into seclusion rather than becoming contentious or hostile. It's usually one or the other.



CONCLUSION Brats are produced, not born. It takes effort to obey the above principles. Parents should prepare themselves for a life of heartbreak for it is sure to come.



How To Raise A Brat!


By Pastor Art Kohl


Art Kohl is pastor of Faith Bible Baptist Church of Eden, NY USA

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Last Days!!!

Yes, we are living in the last days. We are living in the days where so many are being deceived by the tricks, lies, and schemes of the enemy. We are living in the days when wrong seems to be right and right is wrong. We are living in the days when people would rather you tell them a lie and not the truth. The truth is rejected and you are persecuted for standing up for what is right. You are told to be careful or if I were you I would not say that and watch your back. Even from the people who claim to be Christians --it seems that they are rejecting the truth or they are not intimate with it to recognize it. We are living in the days where it is better to blend in with the crowd and not stand up for what is right and speak against what is wrong. Some don't stand out because of fear or intimidation. But don't we recognize that God has not given us the spirit of fear but He has given peace, love, and a sound mind. We need not be afraid because no weapon formed against us shall prosper... We must speak the truth in love and not fear men because they can do nothing to us when God is with us --He has our back and He will never leave us nor forsake us. We are living in the last and final days before our Lord returns to take us home. Everything that is happening in our world is happening for a reason.




Will you be ready??? If so, how do you know??? What is your greatest concern? Is the Master's Commision your greatest concern or are you concerned with the affairs of this world? Are you willing to be persecuted for righteousness sake or will you fall under the pressure of your peers/circumstances/situation? We must walk by faith and not sight... Without faith it is impossible to please HIM!!! Do you believe the Word of God? Do you love what He loves and hates what he hates? Is the Word hidden in your heart so you might not sin against Him? Is the Word of God your final authority, or is it something that is set apart for people, times or seasons? Do you believe the Word of God is applicable for today? Do you believe that you are accountable for all that you know? Do you believe that you are the salt and light to all you come in contact with on a daily basis or do you think that it's only for certain times, people, or even seasons? What do you believe? How can you be sure? Do you love God more and more everyday of your life or is He just someone you talk to when you are in trouble and you need help? Are you passionate about Him and His Word? Are you sold out to Him? Are you living daily to please Him above everyone and everything even your own wants, goals, and feelings? Who do you serve God, self, or this world?



If you are loving Him and living to serve the King then you will most assuredly be in the firey trials and tribulations of this life. You most certainly will be rejected by this world and you will most certainly always feel alone. However, if you are not sold out to HIM---The KING of kings; then you are just blending in -- you are lukewarm and you are not really in the storms of life and you are blending in the crowd. Your light is not shining through the darkness to expose the enemy and you are not being salt to cause change in your surroundings... Think about it!



What are you willing to do to Stand Out from among them and be separated and holy -- let the World know you have been changed -- be not conformed to this world be transformed by the renewing of your mind through the truth of the Living Word of God and the Lord Jesus Christ (whom the Son sets free is free indeed)...



I will leave you with the Words from Tye Tribbett song:



"Stand Out"



[speaking: Tye Tribbett]

When the enemy comes in like a flood,

The spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him.

I see the enemy coming in like a flood in our houses, in our churches, in our families.

But what I don't see is the standard. People of God where's the standard at?

We in a war y'all. It's time to stand OUT!



[G.A.:]

It's about to go down. The battle has begun.

It's time for you to choose, whose side you gonna be on.

The devil is recruiting, temptin' every man.

But he's already defeated, all we have to do is stand.

No time for mixing light with the darkness.

Be black or be white, no more shades of gray.

Be separated, be holy, no matter what you do, don't bow.

And even if you stand alone, stand anyhow.



[CHORUS]



[Tye:] Rise up!



[G.A.:]

Rise up people, put on your strength.

There's a war going on and we will win.

Stand up and fight, let the kingdom prevail.

With power and might, we will not fail.



Stand out!

[G.A.:] Stand out!

Be not conformed to this world.

[G.A.:] Stand out!

Be transformed, renew your mind.

[G.A.:] Stand out!

Just like the three Hebrew boys,

[G.A.:] Stand out!



[G.A.:]

Everybody's playin' it cool, don't wanna rub nobody the wrong way.

Almost like we're trynna to fit in. Actin' like we don't know the NAME.

It's time for us to stand out and go against the grain.

Forget trynna be down, let the world know you've been changed.

How you going be the praise leader? But you listen to R & B?

And hip-hop is on your ring tone. I'm trynna tell you God ain't pleased.

And since when did it become cool for you to live together unmarried?

Men with men?

Women with women?

I'm tellin you God ain't going to have it.



[CHORUS]



[Tye:]

It's time to recognize.

The war is in disguise.

No time for compromise.

Wake up open your eyes.

[together:] The devil is a liar!

You must be hot or cold.

You can't blend in the crowd.

It's time for God's people to-



[CHORUS]



[Tye:]

Let me hear your war cry!



[G.A.:]

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!



[Tye:]

Let me hear your war cry!



[G.A.:]

Ooh! (Let's Stand Out!) Ooh! (Let's Stand Out!) Ooh!



[Tye:]

Little bit louder.

[G.A.:]

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!



[Tye:]

One more time!



[G.A.:]

Ooh! (Cry out loud!) Ooh! (Stand out!) Ooh!



STAND OUT!



[Speaking: Tye Tribbett]

We in a war people of God.

You don't have to fight, all you gotta do is stand.

Make some noise G.A.!

Having done all to stand...

Now stand people of God!

If you gonna stand out with us... SCREAM!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Words of Comfort...


Over the past several days I have been thinking, meditating, praying and reading. I thank God for the following blogs that I read and have helped to bring my thoughts into words and bring clarity to things. I thank God for the people of God who truly love Him and are dedicated to Him and His Word. We are not ashamed of the gospel or HIS name. We will continue to be steadfast, immovable, and always abounding in the work of the LORD knowing that our labor is not in vain. He is coming soon and we must be prepared. We must continue to fight the good fight of faith, and continue to press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. We can trust God because He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is a good God and His mercy endures forever. Great is thy faithfulness oh Lord our God!!!

Links to post:
The Preacher's Wife

Caribbean Shulamite

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb!!!

Ray Boltz - I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb Lyrics

(conversation between father and son)

(Son) Dad, has it always been this way?

(Dad)Well, even from the beginning men hated Jesus

Even thought he did nothing but love them

And teach them and heal them.

They nailed him to a cross.

They thought they had killed Him, but they only set him free

To live in the hearts of people like you and me who believe in Him.

Then came the apostles and most of them were killed

For telling other people about Jesus.

So they tortured them and killed them

And even left their bodies to rot as an example to other people,

But the church kept right on growing

Watered by the blood of these precious Saints.

(Son) But Dad, Did they want to die?

(Dad)No. They didn't want to die. I mean, many of them had children

Just like you they had to leave behind.

But they were forced to make a choice.

They could choose to live this one life here on earth and reject Jesus

And be dambed DAMNED or they could to believe in the words of Jesus

And live forever.

(Son) I think I understand.

(Dad)Here, maybe this will help you understand.



(Song)



I have heard how christians long ago

Were brought before a tyrants throne

And they were told that he would spare their lives

If they would renounce the name of Christ.

But one by one they chose to die

The Son of God they would not deny

Like a great angelic choir sings

I can almost hear their voices ring.



CHOURS:

I pledge allegiance to the Lamb

With all my strengh

With all I am

I will seek to honor His commands

I pledge allegiance to the Lamb.



Now the years have come and the years have gone

But the cause of Jesus still goes on

And now our time has come to count the cost

To reject this world, to embrace the cross

And one by one let us live our lives

For the One who died to give us life.

Till the trumpet sounds on the final day

Let us proudly stand and boldly say



REPEAT CHORUS:



To the Lamb of God who bore my pain

Who took my place, Who wore my shame.

I will seek to honor His commands

I pledge allegiance to the Lamb.



(converstation between father and son continues)

You've got to remember the it wasn't always this way.

I mean, my dad could even pray in school.

Of course, they took that away from him.

Then it became uncorrect for us to believe in the Bible

And after that they just stripped our right to worship away from us

And we quietly stood by.

But son, I hope that you're never in the position

That you have to choose between your faith and your life.

But if you are - I know which choice you're going to make

Because I know that Jesus lives inside of you.

In the meantime, just pray like I taught you to

And take care of your mom

And remember that God is the Father of the fatherless.



REPEAT CHORUS:

(three times)
Disclaimer: I don't agree with or endorse this song writer's current confessed lifestyle however I do pray that God open his eyes to the truth. It is truth that makes us free.

A Diamond In the Rough!


A diamond before it can be used looks like a rock with rough and unsmooth edges. It is dull, discolored, and to the natural eye it may look like a piece of stone that should be disregarded or thrown away. That was me many years ago.

I was covered with fear and intimidation. I was not very attractive to just anyone. Not many people wanted to be near me. I was alone – or so I thought. But I had lots of potential locked up inside of me – I just couldn't see it yet. You see I was like a seed with a hard covering but on the inside I was a beautiful plant waiting to break forth. Someone put it like this –"you need to be unlocked and released. However, I stood on the outside of me and I couldn't see me – the person that God intended for me to be. However, it was all there all along. It is true and I have come to know it more and more each day in a very personal way and that is God has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness.

You see the enemy was trying to snatch that away from me at a very early age. He tried to feed me lies over and over early in my life – using the ones that I held very dear to my heart. He would tell me that I was nothing, good for nothing, and will never be anything. He told me I was fat, ugly, and look like I had nobody. He told me I was stupid, dumb, and a fool. But all I can say to that is well, look at me now! Look at what God has done!!!

All I needed was for God to step in on the scene. Yes, He did! He did it for me but for His Glory! He stepped in and then He began to tell me: before the foundations of the world I knew you, I formed thee in thy mother's womb. He told me He made me in His image and likeness and I'm the only one like me. He told me that He had a plan and purpose for my life; He said my daughter "You'll live, you shall not die. He told me you are beautiful; yes, you are because you are fearfully and wonderfully made. He called daughter because He is my Father. He told me you have no need to fear for I am with you always even to the end of this age. He told me don't worry about where you should go just trust me with all your heart and I'll direct your paths. He told me don't worry about pleasing men only please Him that's all that will matter in the end. He told me don't believe all those lies from the enemy in my past because behold He has done a new thing right now – see it's coming to pass. He told me my battle is not with that which can be seen—I must use by faith to tackle that which cannot be seen. He told me His love is real, without conditions, or limitations because see He sent His Holy One to take the punishment of the sinful ones. He told me don't fear the fire because I'm coming out as pure gold. It is true what they said "whatever you hear constantly, you'll eventually believe and act upon. So I want to submit this to you today. Why not start hearing/reading the Word of God over and over again. After all it is His instruction book to us on how we should live this life that He has made us to live.

I am created to give God the glory so I will always tell this story. You see no man is an island we need others to accomplish His plan and purpose. The Word tells us to give honor where honor is due and so I'm gonna give a shout-out to my Pastor, my best friend, my honey, my baby, and my boo. You see if it had not been for him coming into my life at the appointed time I wouldn't be the woman you see now. He taught me how to think for myself. He encouraged me when I didn't even know how to encourage myself. He prayed for me always and continually. He taught me God's unconditional love through his actions. He is more than just my husband, next to God; he is all the man I have ever needed. God has used him so significantly in my life and I'm so grateful that I'm his wife, his baby, his lover, his best friend, and his boo. I thank God for him each and every day because through wisdom he was the iron that sharpened me. He was the voice of truth that destroyed every lie from the enemy. He knew what to do and when to do it in order for that which was inside of me to be released for God's glory.

I am unlocked and continually being released and God is constantly perfecting me.

May God's will be done in all things! Amen!!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

This is good!!!


Wisdom:
This is a very good video for those who are single and not yet married.  I think she made some really good points.  I appreciate Dr. Ty Adams straightforwardness, she does not beat around the bush and she tells it like it is. 

Thursday, October 30, 2008

LOVE Is EVERYTHING!!!

The longer I live and the more I grow as a Child of God the more I am convinced that at the core of everything we do, say, and be, LOVE, has to be our motivating and most important factor. It is more important to be driven by love than anything else. We find this truth throughout scripture. Jesus told the disciples that the greatest commandment is to LOVE the LORD your GOD with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and to LOVE you neighbor as yourself. We find in 1Corinthians 13 that LOVE is the greatest of all. Everything we do and say must be driven by LOVE.

I don't know about others but I know that I am always growing with God's help day by day in LOVE and learning how to LOVE not as the world define it but as God defined LOVE because HE is LOVE. For some reason all this week my mind has been meditating on LOVE, God's Way. I have been thinking and hearing about God's LOVE towards us and the truth is we cannot begin to fathom or even understand His undying, unrelenting, unending, never changing, ever abounding, everlasting LOVE for us and towards us. I am grateful for God's LOVE to me and I am even in the midst of receiving and understanding as much as I am able to with the help of the Holy Spirit that perfect LOVE of God to me and for me. Thank You, Lord, for LOVING me.

Here is a devotion I want to share that I read today:

Source: Grace For The Moment

Title: Love Is All You'll Find

We know the LOVE that God has for us, and we trust that LOVE. 1John 4:16

Water must be wet. A fire must be hot. You can't take the water out of water and still have water. You can't take the heat out of fire and still have fire.

In the same way, you can't take the LOVE out of [God]... and still have him exist. For He was... and is... LOVE. Probe deep within Him. Explore every corner. Search every angle. LOVE is all you find. Go to the beginning of every decision He has made and you'll find it. Go to the end of every story He has told and you'll see it.

LOVE.
No bitterness. No evil. No cruelty. Just LOVE. Flawless LOVE. Passionate LOVE. Vast and pure LOVE. HE is LOVE.


Me:
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kirk Cameron's Fireproof: Saving Marriages - CBN.com

This is worth watching. It is so encouraging to see others who aren't afraid to let their lights shine for Jesus so that men may see and glorify our Father in Heaven.  This is a great!!!



Stephen Kendrick and Michael Catt, the guys behind the hit film Facing the Giants, introduce the new movie, Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron with The 700 Club. The Christian Broadcasting Network. To see more from The 700 Club, go to CBN.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Bold Christian!

Sarah Palin loves Jesus Christ.
Here is a link to a video of her speaking to Master's Commission students.
I don't know about anyone else but I believe that people who love Jesus should not just say it but live it. I am so encouraged by her courage to stand up for what is right and honor God in all her ways. My prayers are with her and I know that God is with her.

Link:
Sarah Loves Jesus!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Truth About Oprah's Beliefs!!!



Wow!!! Those of you who are Oprah fans -- you have got to watch this. This is something everyone should see and the very truth in it because so many Christians who watch her religiously are being deceived and don't even realize it. Those of you who are not Oprah fans be informed so that you can know how to speak to those who are and pray for them efffectively. The devil is a liar and always been!!!

We also need to keep praying for Oprah -- that God will save her and she will have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ for real...

Oprah's new online class covering Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth is exposed. They conducted the first mass trance. Over 2 Million participated in this new age class, a new book Don't Drink the Kool-Aid uncovers shocking truths that must be shared.

Friday, October 10, 2008

How Fascinating Is This??

God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw.


God left us great clues as to what foods help what part of our body!

God's Pharmacy! Amazing!
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All o f the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.


Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.


GOD is such an Awesome, Intelligent, Magnificent, Wonder!!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

A Must See Movie!!!



Fireproof is a movie for everyone to see. To learn more about this movie visit the website at Fireproof The Movie.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New Blogspot

I have created a blogspot for Tava. She definitely needs her own spot because Everlasting Love was created for other content. So those of you who are interested in promised child of God please visit her blogspot by clicking on the following link The Promised Child! Feel free to stop by and leave your comments. Thank you and be blessed!!!

Monday, September 08, 2008

1st Day For School!!!

Well, today was Tava's first day at her new school.  We were both very excited!!!  She had a great day and not to mention that she looked oh so precious in her uniform.  Just take a look at these pictures and see for yourself.  Doesn't she look beautiful? Yes, she does! God has blessed her with a gorgeous face and smile.

Monday, September 01, 2008

With God's Help I Am Letting It All Go!!!

LET IT GO ...
by T.D.Jakes
There are people who can walk away from you.

And hear me when I tell you this!

When people can walk away from you: let them walk.



I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you,

loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you,

staying attached to you.

I mean hang up the phone.



When people can walk away from you let them walk.

Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.



People leave you because they are not joined to you.

And if they are not joined to you,

you can't make them stay.

Let them go.



And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person,

it just means that their part in the story is over.

And you've got to know when people's

part in your story is over so that you

don't keep trying to raise the dead.





You've got to know when it's dead.

You've got to know when it's over.

Let me tell you something

I've got the gift of good-bye.

It's the tenth spiritual gift,

I believe in good-bye.



It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful,

and I know whatever God means for me to have

He'll give it to me.

And if it takes too much sweat I don't need it.

Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!!



If you are holding on to something

that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life,

then you need to ..LET IT GO!!!



If you are holding on to past hurts and pains ...

LET IT GO!!!



If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth...

LET IT GO!!!



If someone has angered you ...

LET IT GO!!!



If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge ..

LET IT GO!!!



If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction ...

LET IT GO!!!



If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents ..

LET IT GO!!!



If you have a bad attitude...

LET IT GO!!!



If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better...

LET IT GO!!!



If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him...

LET IT GO!!!



If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship....

LET IT GO!!!



If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves..

LET IT GO!!!



If you're feeling depressed and stressed .

LET IT GO!!!



If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling

yourself and God is saying 'take your hands off of it,' then you need to...

LET IT GO!!!



Let the past be the past.

Forget the former things.

GOD is doing a new thing for 2008 !!!

LET IT GO!!!



Get Right or Get Left .. think about it, and then

LET IT GO!!!



'The Battle is the Lord's!'

Friday, August 29, 2008

There Is Something Very Special Here!

Look out everybody -- here she comes. She is lovely and she is a natural. To God be the Glory. She will shine with a godly character, integrity, and no compromise. She will put Christ first in all things and He will be her Everything. Have Your way God and let Your good and perfect will be done in her life in Jesus Name!!!  Don't hate just celebrate!!!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Prayer Changes Things!


The following prayer was taken from a devotional that I received today and I wanted to share it with everyone, be blessed and encouraged today. Amen!!!

Dear Father in Heaven, There are so many couples who long to have children of their own, but they just have not been able to do so. I pray for these families, that you will anoint them and bless the desire of their hearts. On the other hand, there are many children who long to have parents and a stable family to love and care for them. I pray that you will give them hope and bless the desire of their hearts. Please join together those parents and children into loving families. Meet their needs and show your hand in their lives. Thank you for hearing and for working in these special situations. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Hooray for Progress!!!

I began the hair locking process on May 23rd of this year. When I first started out my hair was very short and it seemed thin. Here are few pictures of the very first day that my hair stylist did my coils and one week later in Erie, PA. I was told by several individuals that I was a good candidate to begin locking my hair and they said it would look nice on me as well. It took months for me to really decide to try it.
Then at my second appointment I saw amazing results that I was impressed with I could not believe how much and how quickly my hair began to grow. My hair stylist was also impressed with the results. Here are more pictures after my second appointment. It was after this appointment that I decided that I would definitely keep the style and I really like it a lot. I was searching for about one year or more for a natural hair style that is easy to take care of, inexpensive, and would look great on me. I have found it. I'm loving it. Thank you, Father.


At my third appointment we saw even better results. It was the icing on the cake because the next day was my birthday and I was just excited. Finally at peace and rest about my hair because I have had such a difficult time in the past with my hair and no longer am I overly concerned about what to do with it. What a blessing and an answer to prayer. Thank you!
Here are a couple of pictures after my fourth appointment.
After my fifth appointment I am so happy to see that my hair has grown alot since the last time I went to my hairstylist. She is doing a great job and I thank God for leading me to her. My hair has locked and it's growing quickly -- I am amazed. I did not expect these results in such a short period of time. I am thankful! Wow, my hair in the picture to the left is touching my eyebrow compared to the first picture up top on the left. :-)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fun At The Park

Last week Saturday, we went to the park. We had a lot of fun. Here are some pictures that was taken with Tasha's (Elijah's mom) canon camera. In the photos are Elijah, our godson and Tava our beautiful niece. It was such a beautiful day. Thanks, Tasha, for sharing these pictures with us. Tasha is currently pursuing one of her passions and that is to be a really great photographer. To see some of her work you may visit her blogspot "Heaven on Earth." She is doing a great job! I can tell just by looking at her photos that she loves to take pictures. I hope you will enjoy these great shots. If you would like to see some more pictures, you may visit our godson's website "The Booga Wooga."

Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!!




Today marks the 7th year of our Wedding Anniversary day back in 2001. I remember that day very well. It is one that I will not forget. It was a beautiful day filled with love as we promised our love to each other until death do us part. And here we are seven years later still saying "I Do." But with more meaning and intensity. We have been through alot together. We have always been there for each other through the good times and the rough times. We are totally committed to each other. None of this would be possible if we didn't have a strong relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus. He is the one that keeps us growing together and blending as one. We have each sacrificed for each other and put each other above our own individual needs and wants. We have grown more and more to love and appreciate each other. Marriage is work but it is also pleasure. I thank God for my husband and the very fact that He loves God and desires to live his life filled with God's purpose on purpose makes it even more special. God has truly blessed us and we owe Him our ALL and that is what we vow to give Him and each other. I love you, Honey!
I Wove You
Happy 7th Anniversary to us and many more...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Real Jesus Christ!

I thank God for the different gifts in the body of Christ today.  I thank God for the young people who have a passion to serve Christ and make Him known to the world.  I thank God for this young lady whom He is using for such a time as this to proclaim His Truth to everyone.  This video has blessed me so much and I pray that others will be saved, delivered, and blessed by it as well.  It is the Truth that makes us free. Amen!!!

"I Just Want To Be Me!"

Have you ever found yourself repeating a single phrase to yourself and not necessarily have a full understanding of why?
Well, such was the case for me. I have been repeating the phrase "I just want to be me" for quite some time now -- I would say years. After really thinking about it and asking myself why I have been repeating that phrase to myself and when are the times I find myself saying it most -- I have now come to the realization that all this time I have really been settling in my mind and heart who the real me is, the me God has created me to be, the process that I am going through, and where I am in that process. I have gone through many stages within the past 3-5 years of my life and I can honestly say that I am beginning to see who the real me is. The person whom God has created me to be.

So many of us go through life and fail to really be who we are created to be. No two people are alike. There are billions of people in the world but yet God has not created any two people alike. We are all different -- there is no one else in this world like me. But why do some people try to make others act, look, think, feel, or be like who we think they should be. Especially when we are not the creator of man -- God is. We are merely reproducing what God has already created/manufactured. He is the Giver of Life. God is the only One that possesses the ultimate authority, wisdom, understanding, intelligence, and knowledge to tell us who we are and what we are to become.

With that in mind, I began to pray, seek Godly counsel, mediate on the Word of God and I believe that I have received some insights from my Creator -- God the Father as to who I am and who I am to become in Him.
I have learned that I am a lover of truth. I love to speak the truth and I like for others to speak the truth to me. I have found that the truth is something that is so undervalued in today's society. But I have come to respect the truth so much. The truth has saved me, healed me, delivered me, and made me free to be the real me who God has created me to be. I value the truth because the TRUTH has set this captive free. I was bound -- in bondage to lies I told myself and what others said to me and I believed it because I didn't know what the truth was. I felt like someone who was in jail or someone who was bound in chains but thanks be to God because He sent His Son Jesus, gave me His Word, the Bible; and baptized me with His Spirit, the Holy Spirit; and my life has never been the same again. I am free, free, and free. Thank You, God, for TRUTH. The word of God says whom the Son (Jesus) set free is free indeed. I am Free, thank God I'm free.



As a result of this freedom I have in Jesus another one of my purpose and passion in life is to tell others so that they too can be free. But can you believe that some people prefer to live in lies, prefer to not hear the truth, prefer to stay and be deceived -- y'all this truly amazes me. Some people even get angry at you for telling them the truth even when it is done in a gentle manner and even when it's coming from someone who genuinely love and care about them. It is because love compels me why I want to proclaim the truth to everyone I come in contact with. I am thankful that someone took the time and told me the Truth. Thank you!


I value the Word of God. I strive and am still striving to be a doer of the Word and not just a hearer and reader. I am striving to be all that God has commanded us to be according to His Word; i.e. to love Him with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, to love my neighbor has myself, to forgive others, to be kind, to be tenderhearted, to be patient, to be gentle, to be good, to put others before myself, to always be watchful and prayerful, to give cheerfully, to be a peacemaker, to love unconditionally according to 1Corinthians 13, etc.

Another area is my physical appearance. I am growing and learning to love, understand, appreciate, and accept me as I am. Over the past 2 to 3 years I am learning that I love being in my natural state in order words without a lot of extra unnecesary stuff added. I love all natural foods that are good for my body, I love my hair being natural and manageable, and I love to be in clothing that makes me feel comfortable. There was a point in my life where I was uncomfortable with just about everything -- my hair, makeup, face, body, clothes, shoes, etc. And now I thank God that He is really showing me who I am and what makes me the person who He has created me to be. Others who were well intentioned has in the past try to tell me how I should dress, what I should wear, I must put on makeup, what shoes I must wear, etc. Now I prefer to be comfortable in my clothing, I don't care for makeup, I love wearing my hair natural in locs, I like to wear comfortable shoes, I like my nails being natural, etc. I am so much happier and at peace just being the natural me.


I value my relationship with God. I make more of an emphasis on my relationship with God than anything else. I love to spend time with Him and being in His presence. There is nothing like it. I love to praise and worship Him. He is my source of joy, strength, peace, comfort, and He is Everything to me. He is my Source, He is my ALL. I love Him so much and words cannot begin to describe just how much He means to me. I owe Him my ALL. And that is what I am growing more and more each day to give Him -- My All. Without Him being in my life there would be no me -- literally -- I would be dead and in Hell. But God -- He saved my soul -- so therefore my life is no longer my own. I know others don’t always understand my passion and love for God but it is not easily described – You have to be there to know what I am talking about because it is something that lies deep down inside to the very core (center, heart, foundation, central part) of my being and I am so glad (thankful, happy, delighted, pleased, cheerful, happy) – I wouldn’t have it any other way. Jesus, I love You, always and forever.

I value and love children. I have a passion to see them live a life dedicated to Christ. I have a passion to see them grow up to be all that God has created them to be. I love children. They are a precious gift from God and whatever we pour into them – it is eventually what they will become. However, I must say that God works all things together for good and so that is hope for the one who wasn’t raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord. God did it for me and I know He will do it for anyone who will turn their lives over to Him. He makes all things new.

In conclusion, I am continually growing and being made perfect in Christ. I am normally a very private/reserved person but I am learning more and more each day that it’s not about me but It’s All About HIM –JESUS CHRIST. I pray that this will encourage and bless others to be the real you whom God has created you to be and remember that it cannot be accomplished without a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit being your Guide. Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6 NKJV)

This is my testimony -- "Never Would've Made it Without You"

I posted this collage of me to show a snapshot of the different phases I have gone through in the past 3-5 years of my life.