The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 630 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 11 trips to carry that many people.
It is imperative that we PAY ATTENTION to the wonders of the universe. God gives us signs in the heavens. Psalm 19:1 says: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
In Matthew 24:32-33 it says:
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
We will know the season….by watching the signs. I watched this video on Sidroth.org not too long ago. it was posted on www.Sidroth.org (awesome website):
I saw this article on CNN this morning:
God Bless You!
In His Abundant Love,
Today, I thought I would celebrate my sisters. I have three younger sisters. All three are awesome people. The one right under me is a great artist and photographer. She was always the sassiest one. She is married and has a beautiful little girl…my pride and joy :-). And the first niece and grandbaby. I admire her because I watch how she handles all of her duties as a stay-at-home mom and wife. A lot of people do not recognize the hard work that goes into taking care of a home and taking care of a baby and a husband. She works hard, she takes a lot, and sometimes goes unappreciated. I can remember us growing up, she never wanted kids, really didn’t want to be married, she didn’t like to clean, nor cook…and now…she is totally the opposite. She loves to cook..and can…she loves her baby girl…her husband..and she is a clean freak. Its amazing how time and age changes us. She has most definitely changed for the better. LOL. She is also my best friend. she has a page on facebook where she is advertising her paintings and photography…Perfect 7. Check her out!
My next sister is an amazing cook, very clever, and has special faith. I have watched her endure so much growing up. She went through a lot with her teachers and the public school system…they tried to label her. She went through a bit of a depression, but to look at her now, you wouldn’t know it. She is the most photogenic out of all of us. All of her pics turn out perfect. I am so jealous! She is beginning to live her dream as a caterer. She makes great sandwhiches, soups, and macaroni-n-cheese! LOL! I think that a lot of people underestimate and don’t understand her. But I see her as a Phoenix rising out of the ashes. She is on her track to her destiny….she is great. She has a great sense of humor. She is so crazy! And her dreadlocks are absolutely gorgeous! We pass by each other on the way to work many days, and I see her, she never sees me, but one thing I do notice is that she is always praying on her way. Watching her, it makes me look at myself, and I realize I need to pray more. She is a praying woman. I think that is awesome. She is awesome.
And last but not least, my baby baby sister….lol. My baby! She is very intelligent, witty, such a great writer. She is super smart, and destined for greatness. I am so proud of her. An awesome young woman of God as well. I remember when she first came home from the hospital. The cute brown baby with a head full of hair, and huge cheeks! She wasn’t a baby long. She was always advanced. I will never forget hearing her laugh for the first time. We were so tickled. She came into our lives unexpectedly, but we cannot picture life without her. She is so straight to the point, and she has a lot of ways like me. She is very serious and moody, but she can be super goofy. The girl is talented! She can play the trumpet and I believe she could sing if she just would. Lol. She is most definitely destined for greatness. She has a Grace touch. Everything that she touches works, activates. I am super proud of her, and anything that I can do to help her…I will do. One thing I wish is that she saw herself like I see her. A beautiful chocolate drop, with so much going for herself. She is peculiar, she is the apple of God’s eye. She also has a blog: thepenandtheneedle.BlogSpot.com, and she is a freelance writer at Gossip and Gab. check her out!
My sisters are so different, but one thing I can say is that we will always be there for each other. I think it is important for us to lift each other up. Tell each other what we see in each other, because what we may see, they may not. I encourage you to encourage your sisters, (blood, and un-related). We need each other. Words are powerful! Speak life into each other’s lives.
Me and my sisters at my baby baby sister’s high school graduation.
We all now know about the Ray Rice issue. Jokes and opinions about his situation are spreading like wildfire. Some people are blaming him, some are blaming Janay, some are not happy that he has lost his job, some are saying that she is took it only because she enjoys the lifestyle. My thing is this….The way he hit her in the elevator, leads me to one conclusion: This is not the first time he has hit her. My main concern now is that they both get help, because there is an issue on both ends. My thing is this…physical violence in a relationship is never the way to handle any issue that you may be having with each other. That is a childish way to lash out, in my opinion.
There was a trending topic on twitter that I thought was very eye-opening, and also very brave to me. The #whyIstayed trending topic was great because it helped others to see that they were not alone in what they went through, and that overall any type of abuse generally roots from similar issues. The bible is true when it says, there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9) . Self-esteem issues, mom issues, dad issues, etc. are the root a lot of times. This is why it is so important to find out what the root issue is, and kill the root. If you don’t kill the root, the weed will continue to grow, and there are a lot of weeds getting into flowerbeds these days. The other sad thing is that many do not realize that they are a flowerbed. A beautiful combination of various types, fragrances and colors of flowers that creates one beautiful masterpiece. YOU ARE A FLOWERBED of various talents, and purpose, personality, traits and other things that combine and make you one unique person.
I can remember when I was in an abusive relationship, not physical, but mental, emotional, and verbal. Those mental and emotional scars are hard to heal. These types of scars are the type that only God can heal. It has taken me years to get to the point that I am at now. Praying, and just taking time to reflect, and allowing God to show me my heart revealed to me the issues that I had. I had to ask myself the questions…Why did I chose this person? Why did I stay? What did I really think about myself? Asking yourself these hard questions is vitally important. Taking the time to do this can literally save your life. I can remember I was in a state where I thought at one point I was going to lose my mind. I didn’t think much of myself at all, and I didn’t think that I could get anyone better than who I was with at the time. I couldn’t believe that they wanted me…so I did whatever I had to do to keep them. My life revolved around them, what they needed, what they wanted, and what I thought they wanted me to be. While I was being abused by them, I was neglecting myself. I was losing myself, and that too is a form of abuse.
When you neglect a flowerbed, weeds start to grow, because you haven’t taken the time to prune, to cultivate the dirt or to put mulch down. Neglect leaves room for anything to enter in. Weeds start to creep up, all types of different insects start to destroy the flowers…Its the small foxes that destroy a vine (Song of Solomon 2:15). We have to guard our hearts (Prov: 4:23). So if there was any lesson that I learned, it is that you have to first love God with your whole heart, seek His word, learn what He says about you, this will cause you to love yourself. When you love yourself, there are certain things that you will not accept. So I want to start a new trending topic. #whatILearned. I will begin with me….#whatILearned is that there are always early signs, and it is important to always pray and ask God, seek good counsel before you enter into a relationship. NEVER SETTLE. Be watchful. God will never lead you into any situation unaware. I learned how important it is to love yourself, and to know yourself. I also learned that no man should ever define how high your self-esteem is. Once you realize that you are a child of the King, and the apple of God’s eye, nothing else matters.
Share with me below what you have learned from being in a bad situation. Whether its been a relationship, or life circumstances, etc. share what you have learned. I look forward to hearing what you have learned. If you need to talk about anything, feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be confidential.
We are most certainly living in the Last Days, minutes and hours. There is such an urgency in the air. It won’t be long before the Lord returns. We must prepare. There are things that we are going to experience that will be difficult. Store up your water, your canned goods, dry goods. Prepare. There is so much that is coming, but God is warning us. He never will lead us into any situation unaware. Be vigilant my friends. Get your relationship with God right and tight. Put on the armor of God. Pray like you have never prayed before. Stay knowledgeable of world news. Keep Watch. Put oil in your lamps.
I know I was supposed to continue the Shifting the Atmosphere post, but this is ringing in my spirit. And I said that I would be sure to post as God shared with me, or is dealing with me about certain things. To be honest, I haven’t been released to write the second part of shifting the atmosphere. I won’t write it until I am. Lisa McClendon put out an album a few years ago that really touched my heart. I love it, it is one of my favorite Gospel albums to this day. The song, Truth is, is so profound to me. I think about how things are going in the world today, and ya’ll time is running out. I believe that we will be the generation that will see Jesus return. It’s time for us to get our houses in order.
Truth Is, this world is not our reality, whether you go to heaven or hell is! What a lot of times we fail to realize is that, this is not it! This earth is not our final destination. The life you live here, will determine the next one. So I beseech you my brethren, get to operating in your purpose, seek God like you have never sought Him before, WHILE HE CAN BE FOUND! It is an urgency in the air….we have got to get it together. God is warning us. If we pay attention, the signs of the times are everywhere! Look at how the seasons are…look at the weather, things are happening in the universe…there is so much proof. God will never let you go into a situation unaware. But you have to be sensitive to the Spirit. Its not about us. Its all about Him! Let’s do his will. Let’s love Him with all of our heart, soul, and mind. Let’s love one another. Lets let go of any bitterness, grudges, unforgiveness. Let’s stop backbiting and fearing. Let’s start believing, trusting, and yielding. Let’s get it right ya’ll. God is on His way, and there is nothing that you can do to stop it! We need to be in the position where we can say, Come, Lord Jesus! I speak not only to you, but to myself as well. Let’s get it together so that we can Go home to be with the Master!
I Chronicles 16:11
In His Abundant Love,