Friday, August 21, 2015

Mantra and Meditation

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I learned this valuable lesson after dealing with a --let's say-- difficult person. I was at a weak and vulnerable place in my life and their strong and toxic personality was getting the best of me. I didn't want to use my gifts anymore. And dare I say it?  Running away from the situation sounded like a great option for me. My prayer time and bible study were at a minimum, if at all.  

Then, one day, I thought I'd pray in case God still remembered me. As I waited, I whispered to Holy Spirit and Jesus since they're suppose to have my back and all according to the Word. Then, I heard quite clearly, "it's your perspective." Then, I said it out loud. "My perspective?"

It all clicked!! It was my perspective of the person and the situation which caused me to react a certain way. My reaction always escalated the negative feelings. So, I reclaimed my power and each day I make an intentional effort to pause and evaluate before I respond to potentially negative situations.

I share this revelation with you in hopes you'll glean some inspiration. If nothing else, realize you're always in control and responsible for your actions.

...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. 
~ Philippians 4:8-9 ESV  ~


Do you have a daily mantra or a scripture you meditate on each day?

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Love Notes from God: Perfect Love


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My Beloved,
If you're living in fear, you're believing the enemy's lies about My love. My love casts out fear. They cannot dwell together, because fear torments you, My child. I have plans to prosper you--not to harm you. Know that there is no fear in love. Again, I say, there is no fear in the perfect love I have for you.
Love,
Your Heavenly Father

1 John 4:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.


1 John 4:18 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 No fear exists where his love is. Rather, perfect love gets rid of fear, because fear involves punishment. The person who lives in fear doesn’t have perfect love.

1 Juan 4:18Dios Habla Hoy (DHH)

18 Donde hay amor no hay miedo. Al contrario, el amor perfecto echa fuera el miedo, pues el miedo supone el castigo. Por eso, si alguien tiene miedo, es que no ha llegado a amar perfectamente.

1 John 4:18New Life Version (NLV)

18 There is no fear in love. Perfect love puts fear out of our hearts. People have fear when they are afraid of being punished. The man who is afraid does not have perfect love.



Sunday, August 9, 2015

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Smalltown USA

I just read a post where someone asked how can such awesomeness come from a small town--referring to a place in Georgia.

Even though I live outside of St Louis, I don't knock my hometown. Your hometown is where you have your roots. Your foundation. Family. Friends. The people who helped to cultivate who you are. Your heritage! Read Jehoshaphat's story One way or another, your hometown, flaws and all, plays a part in your future.

There's a book called What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should). It's true. Southern hospitality is real and I miss it so much. The mentality out here is different and as soon as God releases me, South here I come!

Leaving your nest to grow is a part of nature's design. But as the wise songwriter said, "making your way in the world today takes everything you got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see your troubles are all the same. You wanna go where everybody knows your name." Catch that, did you?

And that's home for me! Good ol' Sylvester, Georgia!

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Introducing Pain is Fertile Ground


Hi Blogger fam! Here to share a moment I never thought would happen, yet I always dreamed of it! I'm releasing a new poetry collection!


Pain is Fertile Ground focuses on how facing pain opens our hearts to receive the love we've always wanted and live the lives ordained for us since the beginning of time!




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