A Divine Perspective 18: Pride & Retaliation

No longer do we continue to think with our heart or with understanding, but we end up making emotional decisions that can have us walking around looking like a jackass.

Quietly and anonymously I sit, in one of my favorite places.  Surrounded by thousands of words, silently expressed and shared through the medium of literature.  I’m in the process of brainstorming a post for my newly Sunday posting called A Divine Perspective, but all I can focus on is this man walking very closely to me, and a sudden foul odor.  I know this man didn’t just do what I think…did he just walk pass me and fart?  In this type of situation, what do I do?  Should I confront this older gentleman, or nah?  What would this solve? All that would do is get me kicked out, although it would allow this very small population of people to know that I didn’t cause the Funk that is now hovering in the air.

What is that smell

Since I am one to never want to add to the stereotype of the so called “ghetto, loud, aggressive, angry, black person, I chose to not make a fool of myself.  However, as I find a new seat, I will allow him to hear my disgust as I use my inside voice to utter my displeasure and rebuke him for allowing Satan’s minions to exit his boom-boom room.  That’ll teach him! Now he knows how I feel. Hmph!

This made me think about retaliation and how far some people will go to get back at someone who wronged them.  Is it really necessary?  Why do we as a human race feel the need to get back at the one who we feel has wronged us?  Why is this so important and why do we feel “getting back” would bring us satisfaction?

The world is all about the Get Back, Getting Even, the I’mma Show You.  It’s like we have this need for Retaliating.  You see this especially on the reality television shows.  On these shows whenever someone feels insulted, a fight is sure to happen.  Drinks, fists, shoes, and wigs start flying all over the place, because someone’s pride has been damaged and they must retaliate. In other words, the ONLY way to let you know what you not gon’ do and how you not gon’ talk to me or how you not gon’ treat me, is by introducing these hands to your face along with having a nice session of C.Y.O (Cuss You Out) therapy.  In the end, no one is satisfied, everyone involved is hurt, and sometimes laws are broken. Friendships and reputations are challenged and ended because someone had to retaliate.

People!!!  Here me now! We’ve got to do better.  I don’t want to say be the bigger person, but like the Five Heartbeats said, “Two wrongs don’t make a right”.  We become so upset and frustrated because our pride has been chipped, cracked, and shattered.  Then retaliation rears its angry head.  No longer do we continue to think with our heart or with understanding, but we end up making emotional decisions that can lead to biting us in our boom-boom room and have us walking around looking like a jackass.  All of this because of our pride being hurt.  Proverbs 16:18 in the Bible says, “Pride goeth before destruction”.

Don’t allow your pride and your desire to get back at the person that hurt you, bring you to a place that destroys you.  Don’t allow your pride to get the better of you and cause you to end up in a regrettable moment that now has you shaking your head in disbelief, and embarrassment, all the while asking yourself, “What have I done”? Don’t be that person. Think about your family and what this decision could do to them.  Is the situation really worth it?

Someone once said, “He who angers you, conquers you”. Don’t allow anyone to conquer you.  Whether it be yourself or someone attacking your pride. Don’t allow your hurt to cause you to make an emotional attack because your pride has been conquered, and you just had to retaliate.  Be smart in all of your choices no matter how angry you feel.  Think, will this choice have a positive impact or a negative impact?  Be the bigger, better, and smarter person and walk away.  You’ve got too much in life to look forward to, than to allow 30 seconds of anger get the best of you.  Now, go out and live your best Life!

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A Divine Perspective 17: Be Humble…

Some of us like to walk around like our “mmph don’t stink”.  As if everything in our life is perfect and worthy of envy.

Some of us like to walk around like our “mmph don’t stink”.  As if everything in our life is perfect and worthy of envy.  In 2 Corinthians 12, the apostle Paul talks about how he prayed for God to remove the “thorn in his flesh”.  To remove this thing about him that he struggles with.  To paraphrase, he said that God told him that he wouldn’t remove it because He gave him grace to endure it.  What ever Paul’s thorn was, it was something that kept him on his knees and from being conceited.  Something that kept him near the cross.  It was a reminder that he didn’t get to the place he was without God and that he couldn’t get through it without the grace of God.

No matter how far we’ve come in life with our many accomplishments; with our numerous titles and degrees, there is something in our lives that makes those achievements irrelevant.  I’m not trying to say that God wants you to remember your failures or your struggles, but he wants you to remember that it was Him that brought you from where you came from and His Grace is keeping you from where you could be.  What is the thorn in your life that keeps you humble?  

This scripture also discusses how God encouraged Paul by saying “my power is made perfect in weakness”.  In other words, you may be weak in this area, but when you are weak God is strong.  This is a beautiful reminder that in those times of weakness, calling on God will give you strength because He is made strong in our times of weakness.  He is our Father and He has our best interest at heart.

We should never get too proud and forget where we come from.  We should never forget that it was God’s grace that brought us through those difficult times or is currently bringing us through the difficult time.  Be humble and remember that God is the reason you are where you are. Continue to call on him for your strength.


2 Corinthians 12 New International Version (NIV)

Paul’s Vision and His Thorn

12 7 Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


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Year of Me: Making PLAIN & REALISTIC Goals

Make sure your vision is plain and realistic. Make the vision plain, so that you know your expectations. Make the vision realistic so you can attain success!

Year of Me: …Make it Plain

What goals do you want to reach in your life time? What do you want to accomplish this year?  Are you making the necessary steps in that direction?  You can start working towards these goals now!  Just because it’s no longer January doesn’t mean that you can’t walk in the direction of your heart’s desires.  Start as soon as possible.  Whatever goals you are setting for this year, should be a step in the direction you have for whatever your main goal is.  Your monthly goals should lead to your yearly goals, which lead to your life time goals.

Make sure that the goals you set are plain and realistic.

Make sure you know what you want.  For example: weight loss goals are nothing new, but having a weight loss goal to lose 50 pounds in a month is not realistic.  I don’t care if you are Keto dieting or had a surgery…no ma’am, no sir.  Losing that much weight in a month isn’t healthy.  Strive to lose about 5-10 pounds a month.  This is healthier and realistic.

Make the vision plain, so that you know your expectations.

Wanting to have a better job, but quitting the one you have when you still have bills is not smart.  Continue to work that job you loathe, but also work towards the change you want.  When the right time comes, you’ll be able to leave that job and still be financially stable.  Another way to look at this is don’t leave a job until you have another job.  When making goals and desiring change, you’ve got to be smart.

Make the vision realistic so you can attain success!

As stated before, your monthly goals should be made to approach your yearly goals, and your yearly goals should be striving to reach your main goal.  Ever heard of the saying, “Make the Main Thing, your Main thing”?  Everyday, be sure to take the necessary steps so that your main goal is your focus.  Make your vision plain so that you are clear on what you are working towards, but don’t forger to make them realistic too.

Write the Vision and Make It Plain  –Habakkuk 2:2

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A Divine Perspective 11: Speak “IT” into Existence

When watching a recent interview of Tiffany Haddish on the Ellen Show, she mentioned that she saw Ellen at the VMAs and told her that she wanted to be on her show, even though Ellen DeGeneres didn’t even know who she was.  She ends the story by stating she “spoke it into existence”. 

When watching a recent interview of Tiffany Haddish on the Ellen Show, she mentioned that she saw Ellen at the VMAs and told her that she wanted to be on her show, even though Ellen DeGeneres didn’t even know who she was.  She ends the story by stating she “spoke it into existence”.  Tiffany Haddish has accomplished a lot this year and has finally garnered recognition from her many years of being a stand-up comedian.  Many personal things in her life have been stepping stones that helped her to continue to pursue her dreams.  Like many others, she didn’t allow life’s situations to halt her goals.  She is now living the life that is beyond what she dreamed.

We too can speak our desires into existence.  The Bible instructs us to “speak life” over ourselves and our situations.  New Agers call it the power of positive thinking/speaking, but this has always been advice given in the Bible.  It states that we have what we say (Mark 11:24) and that …the tongue is the pen of the ready writer (Psalm 45:1).  What are you going to write into your life?  Are you going to speak life or death over what life brings your way?

What have you spoken into existence?  Are you speaking positive or negative thinking? Are you writing your dreams, goals, or  plans into existence?  This interview reminded me of the power of the tongue, so I began to again speak life over the vision I believe God has placed in me.   Proverbs 18:21 says, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Join me and speak life over your God given dreams and desires.  Speak your hopes and dreams into existence.  Write, with your tongue, the dreams God has given you.  Your time is not over, no matter your age!

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Now that my Belly is Full…

Welp, now that my belly is full and my feet are no longer tired…Thanksgiving 2017 was pretty awesome. We had a few friends come over, watched a horrible game of American Football, watched kids play videogames, and talked about memories of parents calling us from downstairs to come upstairs to pass them remote controllers that would have been faster to get than the time it took us to actually come all the way up the stairs to give it to them. 

Welp, now that my belly is full and my feet are no longer tired…Thanksgiving 2017 was pretty awesome!  I am super proud of myself.  I was finished preparing everything by 12:39 p.m.  See, I come from a family that doesn’t eat Thanksgiving Lunch, we have Thanksgiving Dinner, so eating around 6:30-7:00 is no big deal.  I don’t know what I did differently to bring about this early dining time, but I can say it was refreshing.  I actually was able to chill out after cooking and wasn’t too tired to clean the kitchen after we had finished eating.  Thank the Lord I have a great husband that doesn’t mind assisting me with the cleanup.

We dined on Smoked Turkey, Ham, Baked Chicken, Dressing, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Greens, 6-Layer Salad, Yams, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli & Cheese Casserole, & Yeast Rolls.  Dessert consisted of a Yellow Bundt Cake with Melted Chocolate icing drizzled a top with Festive Harvest Sprinkles of Yellow Orange and Red.  German Chocolate Cake, Pound Cake, 2 Sweet Potato Pies, & Peach Cobbler.  Everything was made from Scratch, nothing was store bought!!

We had a few friends come over, watched a horrible game of American Football, watched kids play videogames, and talked about memories of parents calling us from downstairs to come upstairs to pass them remote controllers that would have been faster to get than the time it took us to actually come all the way up the stairs to give it to them.  We didn’t say what we were grateful for, but internally we all knew.

In that moment, we were thankful for each other.  For being able to come together and be an inspiration to one another.  We were thankful for having loads of food to eat, and a warm and comfortable place to lounge about.  We were thankful for each other’s company, and being able to relate to one another.  We all came from different states in America, and all had different upbringings, but we all had experienced the task of fetching a remote for a parent.

I don’t get into everything concerning the pilgrims and all that happened on their tumultuous journey from England, because I think of how this began the downfall of many great Native Americans tribes and the appointment of Manifest Destiny…, but I do take the time to think about all that God has done for me.

*“Life for me ain’t be no crystal stair” these last 35 years, but I am so thankful that God has protected me from a lot worse.  He has shown me that he is faithful even in times of doubt.  He has shown me that I can handle a lot more than I think, but all because of his Grace and Mercy.  I am thankful for life and what God has allowed to happen and opportunities that he kept me from.  I am thankful for the parents I have because I wouldn’t be who I am if it were not for God allowing a West Side Chicago Girl and a small-town Mississippi Boy to enter the military and meet in South Korea.

I am grateful for this blog and the many people that read and are encouraged by my words.  It is an outlet for me to be able to be my true self.  I am even grateful for my job, because it surely has taught and teaches me a lot about myself.  I am grateful for my puppies because they keep me on my toes, bring a smile to my face, laughter in my home, & make me excited about becoming a mommy.  I am so thankful for my Huz-Band because he continues to look beyond my faults and see the beauty in me that I may not always see in myself, within or without. My huz-band is beyond what words can say…. Also, because of him I finally have siblings which I am grateful for, even Beefy  J!  I am grateful for my family, the Leggette-Youngs & the Martin-Moneyhams, and my married family the Bradley-Caldwells.  I am thankful for Danielle!

I am thankful & I am grateful!  Thank you God for giving us this day our Daily Bread for it is because of you, that we have it, Amen!

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Thanksgiving 2017
Thanksgiving 2017

*Line from the poem Mother to Son by Langston Hughes


If there was anything in the world that you could do, what would it be?  What dream or dreams are you not attempting to accomplish because of fear?  What is it that’s stopping you and why?  Is it something that you think your parents wouldn’t support you in doing?  Is it a fear of failure?

“If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs”. —Tony Gaskins

If you have a dream for your life, you’ve got to do what ever it takes to just do it!  Make sure that whatever the dream is, you start working towards it as soon as possible.  Stop allowing each day to go by without you doing something that brings you closer to that goal, that dream, that wish.  If you feel like no one else in your circle believes in you, YOU continue to believe in you.  If it’s not going to cause deadly harm to you or anyone else, go for it!

“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.” — Tom Bradley

God doesn’t need to tell people what you know he has told you about your life.  He gave you those dreams and visions for yourself.  If others don’t believe in you, okay.  It’s sad, but don’t allow it to get you down.  It’s a disappointment when those you trust and whose opinions matter to you don’t believe in you, but you gone hafta let that go and do what you know has been placed inside you!

Be You, Do You, Express what is in You to SHARE WITH THE WORLD!  Who knows, it could bless someone besides just you.  You’ve got to Just Do It!!!

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C. S. Lewis

What is a Dream Deferred?– Langston Hughes

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October 10, 2017

In 2007, I made the big move of moving by myself to live closer to my fiancée.  That same year, I became a teacher, and got married.  All of these things were done in a matter of months.  May, August, December.  As the 1st letters of each month spell out, it was a M.A.D, but an exciting and challenging 7 months. Everything was new.  I was gaining a new family, a new career, and a new title…wife.

I was still fresh from my college experience but had no idea that the next 10 years would be a new journey of continuous growing and learning.  These last 10 years have definitely taught me a thing or ten.  This has been a time of self discovery and discovering how people can truly be.  I am just now beginning to understand my purpose in this world.  I haven’t figured everything out, but each day I believe I am getting closer.   Here are 10 things that I have learned, and am still striving to be confident in:

  1. Forgive yourself from past mistakes, because God has.
    • Sometimes we keep our own selves bound by not forgiving our own selves even when we ask people or God for forgiveness.
  2. Don’t worry about having children based on others’ timelines for your life.
    • Too many people rush into having children because they feel that’s what you do after you get married. Get to know your mate as a spouse.
  3. It’s okay to not have everything figured out by 30…you are still growing up.
    • 30 doesn’t mean you are an adult and should have all the answers by the time you reach that number… “age ain’t nothing but a numba”. We are still growing up.
  4. It’s okay to make mistakes; learn from them and move on.
    • Get over them, basking in them only adds stress to your life.
  5. Everything is not going to be comfortable.
    • Unplanned things happen. It’s about growth and becoming who you were meant to be.
  6. Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself.
    • Don’t allow anyone to disrespect you. Stand up for yourself and respectfully speak your mind. As Michael Jackson said, “With love”.  
  7. DO what makes you happy. 
    • Stop living your life according to how others think you should be.  If it doesn’t displease God, then you are good!
  8. Everyone isn’t going to like you & that’s okay 🙂
    • Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming….
  9. Don’t feel like you always have to explain yourself. Some people just don’t want to understand you.
    • You’re not always the crazy one!! They just want to be confused/the victim.
  10. Never hide who you truly are, if it offends someone, that is not your problem.
    • Don’t add more problems to your life.

The number ten symbolizes the completion of a cycle.
It is the number of heaven, the world, and universal creation.  I look forward to what else is in store for me as I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus . Philippians 3:14

October 10, 2017 (10/10/2017)

Read the Signs

Recently while in Dallas, my husband and I had lunch at a Cajun restaurant.  Having pretty much grown up in the DFW Metroplex, I was surprised to see that Dallas had a restaurant of this type.  Now that I live in the Houston area, I have Cajun food often.  Many of the people living in southeast Texas has…

Recently while in Dallas, my husband and I had lunch at a Cajun restaurant.  Having pretty much grown up in the DFW Metroplex, I was surprised to see that Dallas had a restaurant of this type.  Now that I live in the Houston area, I have Cajun food often.  Many of the people living in southeast Texas has some connection to Louisiana.  Due to having had great Cajun food,  I was hesitant and nervous as to what I would be allowing to enter my mouth.  Would the roux (pronounced roo) of the gumbo taste burnt?  Would the Cajun chicken really be blackened or just plain burned?  Would there be boudin (pronounced boo-dan)?  I was too hungry for any taste bud regrets.  I can’t remember what I ordered, but I do remember that the staff was genuinely nice and the décor was appropriate.  This along with the atmosphere made this time a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

There were many wall hangings that showcased this restaurant’s roots to “The Boot”.  Many advertised Mardi Gras, The New Orleans’ Saint’s Football Team, and my husband’s favorite college team to go against, LSU. However, one of the signs moved me, so much so, that I had to take a picture of it. This sign gave a great warning, that can still be considered wisdom even today.  It said:

Beware Pickpockets and Loose Women

-New Orleans Police Dept.

As Dr. Seuss might say, I smiled a great smile, and I laughed a great laugh.   I had never seen a sign that was so right to the point.  Pickpockets can’t be trusted because they want anything that is worth your money and Loose Women are after your money too, so they can’t be trusted either.  Wherever this sign was originally placed, I can infer that it was somewhere where no one should have been.  So, if you were in this location, you were getting exactly what you wanted.  You were being taken advantage of.

Although today a lot of the missteps taken by men seem to be blamed on the women in their lives (that they have chosen to be with), but there are a lot of proud loose men around too.  Where are the signs for them?  By now you shouldn’t need a physical sign, just read the signs and learn by observing people and listening to the wisdom of those experienced in these matters.

We all know the signs of a loose woman/man, even though their actions are glorified (depending on race and status).  We all know the signs of a pick-pocketer even though many of them are CEOs or employed by major companies.  It might be family members and/or friends.  We have to be on our guard!  We cannot blame anyone for falling into the traps of these types of people.  We must accept our choices and actions, make do with what those actions have caused, forgive ourselves, and live a new life striving to not make the same mistakes again.

So, beware of pickpockets and loose women.  They come in every race, gender, home, and work place.  I know you have someone in your life telling you these same things. Be on your guard!  Listen to wisdom & read the signs!

Are you someone that this sign is warning about?


Whom shall I fear?

It’s been a little rough lately.  So much has been going on. The world is scarier today than it was yesterday.  It seems like with each growing second, there is more chaos and devastation being announced by the news.  Technology makes us all aware of what is going on in the world.  No more is technology simply an escape tool.  So much corruption and manipulation is being accelerated, that it’s hard to keep up with everything.

That’s just talking about the world.  This isn’t even including what is happening on your own home front.  There used to be a show that came on about 10 years ago, that showed how homes in the nicest looking neighborhoods had “that craziness” going on.  It was like a CSI show, but with a closer to home approach.  I appreciated that show so much because the local news always seems surprised when the white-collar neighbor is a serial killer, but speaks with an expected tone when a killer is found living in the “hood”.

The world is a scary place, but my God said that He has not given me a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, a spirit of love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).  So, I will live my life professing this even when fear attempts to frighten me and bring discomfort when I turn on the 6:00 news.  I will live by this scripture as I go through my daily routines and continue to believe that He still has control even when it looks like the world is out of control.

The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear?  Psalm 27:1

God, Gold, & Glory: Should I Celebrate the 4th of July?

Today in America, the sounds of laughter entangled with music and good times will be heard all around. The air will be…

The 4th of July is finally here! Today in America, the sounds of laughter entangled with music and good times will be heard all around. The air will be engulfed with the comforting smells of bar-be-que and mosquito repellant. Backyards and parks will be overflowing with family and friends gathered together for a fun filled day.  Many will be adorned wearing their best Red, White, & Blue ensembles!  The Stars and Stripes will be waving proudly throughout the day, and bright colors from fireworks will illuminate the night sky. Patriotic songs will be sung during parades and battles of the Revolutionary War will be reenacted.

Many know that July 4th is a day Americans celebrate this countries Independence from England in 1776.  I can remember teaching my students about what led to the American Revolution.  Leading up to this point, we read about the Early European Explorers.  We learned that these explorers set out for God, Gold, & Glory.  (They added God to make themselves feel better in their quest for land and global domination by any means necessary, but I digress.)

When the chapters discussing the Revolutionary War came up, I was Mrs. Proud to be an American.  The pride I felt in explaining how these colonists and our fore-fathers bravely came together to fight and die for this nation was sincere and honest.  As a proud African American, I included how Crispus Attucks, also an African American, was the first to die in a shoot-out that started the Revolutionary War.  Wait, why is his death celebrated again?  A shoot-out? Was this foreshadowing the plight of the African American man in years to come???

Anyway, I remember reading along with my students about how the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. These intelligent, successful, and respected men each represented one of the 13 Colonies.  They came together to draft ideas of what they believed America needed to be founded on in order to be Great.  This document would let England and the World know why they believed America should be independent.  The members gave ideas to be discussed for inclusion in the draft.  The ideas would be included if they were agreed upon.  Thomas Jefferson requested that slaves be given their freedom, since they had written that “all men were created equal”, but the southern states would not agree to this.  They argued that removing slavery would bring a downfall to the south’s economy, so slavery remained even though “all men were created equal” remained in the draft.

Oh yeah, that’s right. Slaves weren’t seen as “men”.  Slaves were property to their master…like an animal or farming equipment.  Slave owners and southern representatives couldn’t have their “billion-dollar industries” go under, so slavery had to continue.  These southern powers were also motivated by “Gold” and “Glory”.

As  we continued to read, I tried to think back to when I learned about this in school.  Either I didn’t pay attention to this part, or this part of the lesson was not focused on by my teachers or district; similar to how the district I work for chooses not to place a strong focus on slavery in America.  It suddenly dawned on me, that America was never supposed to be Great for ME.  These men were gathered to discuss what they believed would make America Great, but I was to be excluded from that.  I was never supposed to be a college graduate or a teacher or free.  My ancestors were stolen from Africa and brought to America with the intent of only being slaves who would eventually produce more slaves.  The life I now live, was not supposed to be.  I was meant to be property and learn that God had created me for slavery.  Remember, God was used to justify the wrong doings of the powerful…the wealthy…the masters.  God, Gold, & Glory right???

So now that July 4th is here, a series of questions haunts my mind starting with, “Why am I celebrating July 4?”  America was made free.  I wasn’t seen as an equal, American, or someone that could benefit from her greatness.  I also wasn’t free.  So does it make sense for me to celebrate the 4th? The English that live in America don’t celebrate the 4th of July because it’s not their holiday.  It’s a reminder of a war that their country lost and wouldn’t they be making a mockery of themselves if they did celebrate?  If the descendants of slaves celebrate this day, is it then a reminder that “Yes you helped build this Great country, but you were not meant to be Great in this country”.  Should this knowledge be overlooked, since African American’s are “free” now?  Maybe, like so many other holidays, I can use the art of ignoring its true origin and and make the 4th be about having a good time with family and friends.

Why do you celebrate the 4th of July?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”


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A Divine Perspective 06: Trust in Him

There you go stressing!  You can’t even sleep at night because of all that you have going on in your head.  I’ve been there before.  I know what that is all about.  However,  I do believe that I have a solution that can help you to Let it Go!  Take it easy, breathe, and relax.  Allow the weight of the world to fall OFF your shoulders.

Even when you feel like you are at your lowest point in life, because it seems that all of the cares of the world are upon you, find your strength in the Lord.  Give your cares to HIM.

Of course you may not understand why life goes the way it does sometimes, but that my friend, is life.  We aren’t always going to understand everything that happens.  We have to believe in Him enough to trust and know that everything will work out in our lives for our good.  We will be victorious through Him.

Come to God with your concerns.  He would love to hear from you.   Let Him know what is worrying you. It doesn’t have to be formal and you don’t have to sound like a preacher. Just be yourself.  Come to Christ as you are.  He knows you and where you are in life, but he would still love to hear from His baby boy or baby girl.  Why?  Because He Loves You.  Don’t rely on other people to pray for you, because no one can pray for you like YOU CAN. 

Relax in the Lord…Talk to Him,  and do your best to Trust in Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.                      Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

A Divine Perspective 04: Father’s Day 2017

The Father is Love

I thank God for my Father.  He has been my Father and my Daddy.  I have admired him since I was a little girl.  Like God, he has always shown me love. I have always been confident in his love for me.  I knew that if he didn’t love anybody else He loved me.

The bible states that God is love (1 John 4:8).  He is our heavenly father and he loves his children dearly.  I am thankful that I was able to experience firsthand what a father’s love was from my earthly father.

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. ” (1 John 4:9-10)

Our father in heaven loves us.  Even those that feel they are not worthy.  You are worthy of His love because he already loved you before you were formed in your mother’s womb.  You may not have known a love from your earthly father but be confident in knowing that our heavenly father loves us because he sent love to the world to save us all.


A Divine Perspective 03: Thankfulness

We should be thankful for ALL of the great things in our lives and ALL of the “I want to forget” things in our lives.

A Divine Perspective…Looking at Life through a Heavenly View

What are you thankful for?  Being thankful isn’t something we should only reserve until Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, or a Birthday, or when we feel we are at a good point in our lives.  We should be thankful for ALL that we have and all we don’t have.  We should be thankful for ALL of the great things in our lives and ALL of the “I want to forget” things in our lives.  Thank God for ALL the doors that have been closed and ALL of the relationships that didn’t work out.  Be thankful for that job you hate because God is allowing that to be a blessing for you.  Think about where your life could be, and be Thankful.

We may not always understand why hardships or hurt and pain have entered our lives until we are older and we may never know.  We must become content in understanding that God always has his best in store for us.  Even when we cry out to him “Why God why?!?!”.  “For he knows the plans he has for us” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV), and remember the author doesn’t need to discuss the plot with the characters, they just have to go through whatever the author has written for that character.  While you are going through it, give thanks with a grateful heart.

Psalm 100 (NIV)  A psalm. For giving grateful praise.                                                                                    1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  3 Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.


A Divine Perspective 02: Making your Parents Proud

*A Divine Perspective…Looking at Life through a Heavenly View*

“Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her who gave birth to you rejoice [in your wise and Godly choices].Proverbs 23:25 NIV

Before we are born, our parents are proud of us.  The choices we make in life allows them to continue to be proud, or to hold their head down in shame.  So many times you see on the news how parents are baffled at whatever horrendous act their child has committed; but parents that truly pay attention to their children, know their children, and are aware of the things their child is capable of doing. Often the tears are more of a response to the embarrassment this child has brought to the family, for behavior that has now been brought to light.  The choices you make do not only affect you, but your family, and especially your parents.

Make wise choices.  Make choices that you can speak freely about because there are no wrong doings involved.  People sadly will most often choose to remember the mistakes you made instead of the wise decision(s) you made.  Continue to make your parents proud for you, for you are a reflection of them.

Happy Mommy’s Day!!!

A Divine Perspective 01: For God so Loved the World…

A Divine Perspective—Looking at Life through a Heavenly View

Jesus was not sent to the world to judge you, but to love you.  His love is what is needed to help fulfill your emptiness.  His love is what is needed to Save the world.    Even when you believe no one does or can love you, He does and ALWAYS will.

“For God so loved, the WORLD, that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in HIM shall not perish, but have eternal life.  For God did not send HIS son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through HIM.”            John 3:16-17 NIV


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