Archive | November, 2013

A Caring Christmas ~ Help a Hungry Neighbor

30 Nov

A Caring Christmas ~ Help a Hungry Neighbor. I’m Looking for Someone to Bless.
How about you?

Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

I don’t participate in Black Friday or any of these buying sprees but God gave me a way to challenge this mindset and help my neighbors at the same time. This morning as I was doing my laundry I was very upset to hear that the Police had to get involved because yet another customer was nearly trampled and beaten at Walmart in New Jersey over a Flat Screen TV!! Outrageous!! Also Walmart workers barely earn a living wage while the Founders live the lives of Kings, Queens, Princes & Emperors.

Earlier this Saturday I was shopping at one of my local grocery stores. As I got on the line  there was an elderly woman in front of me carefully counting out her few dollars and change trying to pay for her groceries. She did not have enough money. Right then and there I decided to pay the difference. The…

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Be a Stronger Story

17 Nov
African American Rosie the Riveters

African American Rosie the Riveters

Jan Garrett & JD Martin wrote a song called Tell a Stronger Story. I had the pleasure of listening to this inspiring song via a Unity podcast. It inspired me not just to Tell a Stronger Story but to Be a Stronger Story. Be a Stronger Story other than what Life’s experiences are telling or handing you. In Psalm 42 you can tell the writer is having a really rough time but he encourages himself.

Psalm 42
New King James Version (NKJV)
Yearning for God in the Midst of Distresses

42 As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
“Where is your God?”
4 When I remember these things,
I pour out my soul within me.
For I used to go with the multitude;
I went with them to the house of God,
With the voice of joy and praise,
With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
For the help of His countenance.
6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me;
Therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan,
And from the heights of Hermon,
From the Hill Mizar.
7 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;
All Your waves and billows have gone over me.
8 The Lord will command His loving-kindness in the daytime,
And in the night His song shall be with me—
A prayer to the God of my life.
9 I will say to God my Rock,
“Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
10 As with a breaking of my bones,
My enemies reproach me,
While they say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
11 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.

Some may think that bravery in the face of fear or distress is a type of false confidence. It sounds like putting lipstick on a pig but it is a Battle scarred Warrior wearing the Full Armor of God while standing on the Battlefield in the midst of the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. A Soldier fights through the pain, sorrow, disappointment, stress, pressure, discouragement and fear. Dry bones come together and become an Army for Peace.

When my Native American ancestors were displaced and driven from their lands they Became a Stronger Story. When my African ancestors were stolen from Mother Africa, enslaved, Jim Crowed, and denied basic human rights They Became a Stronger Story.

For those who cannot speak for themselves due to disability, sickness, hard times or even death for them We Have to Be a Stronger Story.

There is no fiddling while Rome burns. When everything around you is falling apart; When you’re out of balance; When people scandalize your name; Tell a Stronger Story through your chants, mantras, prayers and meditations. Tell and Be the True Stronger Story that’s inside you!!

My Story began with Habakkuk 2:2-3 back in the mid-1980s. It is now coming into fruition.

2 Then the Lord answered me and said:

“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.

What’s your story?
http://garrett-martin.com/strongerstory.html

*Celebrating My B-Day a Wee Bit Early ~~ With A Friends Awesome Reblogg Post!

14 Nov

My friend Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon is truly Awesome and Amazing!! Cat! Thanks for the Vote of Confidence! Thank you for having faith in me! I’m touched that you chose to re-post my humble blogs. My major goal in life has been to touch other women’s lives. To encourage and support Women. To uplift All My Sisters Worldwide No Matter what race, religion, faith, ethnic group, or country. I’m so very honored that you decided to share my writing!! God Bless you My Beloved SisterFriend!! Much Love to You!! http://catherinelyonaddictedtodimes.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/celebrating-my-b-day-a-wee-bit-early-with-a-friends-awesome-reblogg-post/comment-page-1/#comment-1531

~Recovery Starts Here~ A Bet Free, Sober, & Clean Blog~ Sharing Hope in Recovery One Day at a Time~

Welcome all recovery friends, recovery seekers, and new visitor’s,

I happen to visit a very GOOD friend of mine, “DeBorah Palmer’s” website: http://dancingpalmtrees.com  this morning, and was Delightfully Surprised on a post she had written beautifully about, “Celebrating the Older Woman”…….As I began to read here post, I said to myself, “this needs to be SHARED with all Women”!! Because she shares why “Fitting In Is Overrated”…..and this is important to me in my Past Life.

I also found it fitting as a little *Tribute* as I’ll be turning 51 years old on the 26th of this month. WHAT?  I TOLD MY AGE?……It’s really no BIG DEAL in turning 51. It’s just a NUMBER to me, I don’t FEEL old or 51, nor do I care.
I say, “Bring It On BABY”!! We are only as OLD as we FEEL, and in my Heart & MIND I feel 35!!…LOL…(Just wish…

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