Ahead of the game…

The book is still being worked on and the publishing date is still the goal.  However, over the last few weeks I have taken a small detour.  It was on my heart to complete a six week Bible study on the book of Hebrews titled Who is Christ? and it is now finished.  It will be available this week through Amazon, Amazon Kindle and a few other outlets.  Details will be posted once available.  God is good!

MEMORIES

Memories are strange.  We each remember events and people in our own way from our own perspective and what one remembers may not be the same as what another remembers.  We can choose to remember the best of people or the worst of people. We can make good memories or we can make bad ones.  Memories can make us smile, make us sad, make us happy.  We choose our memories.  This chapter will be memories that have made me laugh, shaped my thoughts, caused me pain, but ultimately show how we relate to one another as human beings and how our choices can shape our future at any moment.

Blind Faith

Blind Faith.  Believing in something you can’t see, taste, touch, feel or hear.  We all step out in faith at times but what is Blind Faith and is it really tasteless?  Sightless?  Is it deaf?  Does it lack feeling?  Is it tangible? 

The first time I stepped out in Blind Faith it was over a cup of coffee. Venture with me into a world where having Blind Faith is like jumping off a cliff without a parachute and safely landing on your feet. 

A Tisket a Tasket,  We All Go Away in a Casket.. 

This chapter has proved to be the most emotionally draining chapter to work on and truly is the one holding me up from finishing sooner.  Life and death go hand in hand and each of us are affected differently by them. I’ve lost many in my 37 years here on Earth but the hardest loss was my father in 2009.  I’m amazed at the things I learned through this loss and continue to learn.  I struggle with grieving for him,  even today, almost seven years later. 

Not only does this chapter discuss loss but I am delving into thoughts I have on my own mortality. My hopes,  along the same lines as the rest of the book,  is to let people know they are not alone in their struggle or thoughts when dealing with these types of situations. 

Current Events

​My heart is heavy today in regards to current events and I am using every platform I have to share this prayer.  If you would,  pray with me and share this so others can be in agreement as well. 
If I didn’t invite you in to my house,  I better not find you there when I get home. 
For those who will mockingly ask “Where’s God in all of this?”,  we uninvited Him.  We told him to get out of our schools, our cities,  our towns,  our states,  our nation.  We told Him He wasn’t welcome. He will not enter in unless we invite Him.  The Holy Spirit is a gentleman and will not go where He is not wanted. 
I pray today that the hand of God move swiftly,  accurately,  lovingly,  across each community,  each state,  this very nation, and that we realize as a whole how much we need Him.  People of all walks of life say today,  “it wasn’t like this 20 years ago”.  Twenty years ago we still allowed God in. Twenty years ago we had some sense about us.  Twenty years ago God was allowed to move on our behalf.
God,  forgive us of our sins and show us the error of our ways before it’s too late.  Before more senseless killing happens.  God I give you honor and glory and will ALWAYS allow you to enter in to our home and walk with us wherever we go.  Enable me to show the Christ kind of love it takes to defeat evil. Satan,  I curse you in the name of Jesus and I command you to stop and cease your spiritual warfare on and in my brothers and sisters. You will not prevail because Christ already won the Victory when he died on the cross and rose again proving you weak and unworthy. Father,  I thank you for hearing my prayer and for fighting on our behalf. In the name of  Jesus Christ,  Amen.

Pennies,  Nickels, Quarters, Dimes.

Tithing. 

The word alone makes some people cringe,  some scoff,  others will smile. 

No matter your reaction,  this is my story of my journey in learning what tithing is all about. 

The first time I tithed,  I wrote a $10.00 bad check to God.  You’ll have to buy the book to see what happened and how high that check bounced.  

6.30.17 

Alone

Being alone can be scary,  terrifying, enlightening,  soulful, tragic, sad, refreshing, self-preserving,  among many other things.  Is there a difference between alone and lonely? At some point in our lives we all feel this way yet think we are the only one who goes through it.  Be encouraged and see how it can be a great time of growth. 

AAARGH!

One of the most revealing chapters in the book.  For years, I was full of hate, self-hate and suicidal thoughts that led to a few different attempts.  Anger fueled me and defined who I was.  There was a catalyst for all of this which I will talk about in this chapter but more importantly how I let it all go, learned to love myself and others.  I found joy in life, in relationships and believe this will give others hope that may be going through similar situations.   I look back and no longer recognize the person I once was. I see now how we all have a role to play in this world, you and me, and we are worth fighting for.

Tea leaves and Tarot Cards.   Oh my! 

For years I let the daily paper determine my fate with its man-made fortunes (horoscopes).   This led to tarot card readings,  books that had my daily horoscope already planned out for an entire year,  pendulums,  rune stones,  charting my own birthday and horoscope,  psychic readings…if it had anything to do with telling me how my future was going,  I was all about it.  At one point I had a voodoo doll.  Other people wanted me to do their readings and chart their birth dates. Fortune cookies weren’t just a stale treat after a meal of sweet and sour chicken.   That fortune had meaning in my life as if the universe had choreographed a chain of events from the thought of the phrase to the printing to the shipping of this specific fortune cookie to end up in my hands at the exact moment it needed to and that message was the most important information I would receive for that day. 

Then,  one day, my future changed… 

Mile markers can eat corn on the cob… Through a fence

A lighthearted but serious chapter on bullying and how we all have one common desire in life: to belong,  to feel needed,  to be accepted. 

Everyone at some point is made fun of and makes fun of others. It doesn’t matter what walk of life we come from,  we all have this in common whether we want to admit it or not.  Media today has exploded with bullying and yet we try to battle it by saying don’t do it.  There’s a better way and until we understand the root cause of it, we will continue to isolate one another.